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Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 at 4:56pm. 276 Views, 0 Comments.
How do you know when you have finally found “the one”? There are many different questions you have to ask yourself when looking to make your next home purchase. It really comes down to what kind of lifestyle you live, or plan to live, during the time you will reside in your new location. To begin with you must look at the way you will be living the next stage of your life and what home style you ultimately feel will be the best fit. Whether you’re seeking a retirement home, somewhere to start a family, earn extra income by renting it out or having a vacation home to run off to – you have to narrow your home ownership focus. Of course you would love to be able to find that ‘perfect home’ meeting and exceeding all of your expectations with the perfect…
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 1:35pm. 738 Views, 0 Comments.
Not only is Siesta Key a great place to vacation, it’s also a great place to call home. With all of the sights, restaurants and the lifestyle in general, it’s easy to see why some people decide to never leave. Siesta Key is within the Sarasota county lines and only a short drive from downtown Sarasota, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, the court house and other important city destinations. Living on the Key gives you a great sense of island life, while keeping you close to everything you can think of. There are two bridges providing motorists access to the island from the mainland while you are surrounded by the beauty of Roberts Bay, Little Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.
Of course you can’t think of Siesta Key without thinking of its world famous…
Thursday, February 7th, 2013 at 5:51pm. 312 Views, 0 Comments.
Making the decision to put your house on the market is only the first step of many that requires your attention, and there are certainly a few topics to look over before your home hits the market publicly. Decisions such as who will represent you during the selling process, what value you believe your home has, and how you would like others to perceive your home.
I am going to be focusing on one of the final and more important steps of the listing process which is getting your home prepared for showing. I feel that this is one of the more important steps to listing your home as you really want to impress the prospective buyers with what your home has to offer. This will ensure the more likely option of a first impression “sealing the …
Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 4:11pm. 129 Views, 0 Comments.
Ending the Year with a Bang!
Here we are at the end of another exciting year in the Sarasota Real Estate Market and the numbers are in! How did we do, you ask? I believe the heading of this month's Sarasota Association of Realors' Statistic report says it all, “Sales in 2012 Were Fourth Highest in History of SAR”. SAR's history dates back to their establishment in 1923 and now has over 3,500 members in the Sarasota and Manatee county area. Let's see what these members have accomplished over the year and their impact on last year's market.
Sarasota Sales Throughout Recent Years
First and foremost, let's take a look at these astounding numbers our fellow SAR members have worked so hard for. For the calendar year of 2012 there were a total…
Tuesday, September 18th, 2012 at 12:34pm. 381 Views, 1 Comments.
Supply and Demand in August
August was a very promising month in the real estate market this year. The Sarasota market is seeing an increase in sales but a decline in inventory. What will this mean for our buyers and sellers? Statistically speaking this is all a matter of supply and demand.
The Good, the Bad, and the not so Ugly
This August is out performing last August by a whopping 27% and also last month by 15%.
Check out these numbers provided by Sarasota Association of Realtors.
Single Family Home Sales
Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at 1:53pm. 336 Views, 0 Comments.
While early fall is characteristically a slower season, Sarasota real estate sales are still breaking records and have increased substantially from the same time last year.
The market is holding its own nicely, in preparation for the next busy season, which usually occurs when our sunny climate beckons those in the cold Northern regions.
Property Sales On the Rise:
- Total Single Family Homes Sold: 430 (same time last year: 404)
- Condos Sold: 140 (same time last year: 143)
Months of Inventory increased slightly. This wasn't surprising after a huge drop in August.
Sarasota Available Inventory for September 2011:
- Single Family Homes: 6.7 months (same time last year: 9.9)
- Condos: 11.1 (same…
Thursday, June 23rd, 2011 at 9:54am. 636 Views, 0 Comments.
I'm happy to report that the Sarasota real estate market continues to report an upward trend for May 2011. The huge influx of single family home and condo buyers has brought the market to new levels. Here are some of the highlights:
Total May Sales: 796 - This is the 2nd highest total reported in the last six years.
Median Condo Price: $218,750 - We haven't seen those prices since October 2009.
Median Single Family Home Price : $159,000
Available Inventory: dropped to 5,010 (lowest in 6 years) - To put this in perspective, in April 2007, there were 17,089 properties for sale.
The increased sales rate combined with the lower inventory levels has resulted in an estimated 5.8 months of inventory for single family homes, and 7.4 months for…
Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 at 11:41am. 504 Views, 0 Comments.
The results of Dr. Beach's 21st annual Top 10 Beach List have been released, and we're proud to announce that Siesta Beach in Siesta Key, Florida was voted number 1!
How can a beach even be considered for this type of award? The famous Dr. Beach (America's Foremost Beach Expert) takes a scientific approach toward judging the nominations. He applies a score of 1-5 to a list of 50 strict standards used to establish a final rating. Obvious criteria include things such as:
Beach material (sand, stone, etc.), sand softness, water temperature, number of waves, beach slope, rip currents, amount of algae, wildlife, presence of sewage or runoff, amount of trash, and whether the grounds are well-kept. Nominees are also rated on such factors as, "free…
Sunday, August 29th, 2010 at 10:56pm. 64348 Views, 0 Comments.
Central Park is a wonderful 300 acre family friendly community that is located in the heart of Lakewood Ranch. There will be six different neighborhoods all named after well renowned parks throughout America. These neighborhoods include, Brickell Park, Claremont Park, Forest Park, Gramercy Park, Longview Lake and Piedmont Park. Each neighborhood will have it's own theme. There are 800 homes to be built in Central Park designed by Neal Communities and Bruce Williams Homes. There are diverse styles to choose from including Bungalow, Neo-classical, and Classic Florida. A wonderful feature is that they are all built green certified. The square footage for these homes range from 1,028 to over 2,400 square feet and the starting cost for the single…
Friday, July 9th, 2010 at 4:38am. 588 Views, 1 Comments.
According to a recent article in the International Property Journal, the wonderful coastal community of Sarasota, Florida is the best buy for vacation and second-home real estate in the entire western world. In consideration of this new ranking, we expect to see an influx of European buyers in our area. As this occurs, we will see a continued decline in inventory and sales prices will likely increase over the next two years. Even in consideration of the oil spill threat, it is well-known through all of the various computer models, that Sarasota, Florida is one of the least likely areas of Florida to be affected. The east coast of Florida would likely be affected before our area is. As such, this adds even more value to Sarasota real estate over the…