Real Estate Report – New Listings in Response to Rising Prices

Sarasota and Manatee County showed an increase in new listings, median sales prices, inventory and closed sales, according to data compiled by Florida Realtors® from My Florida Regional MLS. Combined closed sales in Sarasota County increased by 10.1 percent from May of 2016, while Manatee County experienced an increase of 1 percent from last year. … Continue reading Real Estate Report – New Listings in Response to Rising Prices

Sarasota-Manatee is No. 1 in Nation for Young Entrepreneurs

While many younger professionals consider leaving Southwest Florida, a new survey contends this is the place to be for young entrepreneurs. The Sarasota-Manatee region topped a list of Florida’s best cities for young people to start their own business ventures, according to MoneyRates.com, a personal finance website. Charlotte County tied for seventh, one of the … Continue reading Sarasota-Manatee is No. 1 in Nation for Young Entrepreneurs

Siesta Beach in Sarasota is No. 1 in U.S. Again

For the second time in seven years, Siesta Beach earned the equivalent of an environmental Oscar: the No. 1 Beach in America. The beautiful stretch of white sand — known the world over for its glittering white quartz crystals — previously won the award from Stephen “Dr. Beach” Leatherman in 2011, a distinction that likely … Continue reading Siesta Beach in Sarasota is No. 1 in U.S. Again

Sarasota/Manatee Housing Market Still Tipped Toward Sellers

Advantage Sellers According to the recent numbers compiled by Florida REALTORS® from My Florida Regional MLS, April 2017 reflects an increase in single family closed sales, median sales prices and inventory in Sarasota and Manatee County as compared to April of 2016. Closed sales in Sarasota County increased by 8.3 percent for single family homes, … Continue reading Sarasota/Manatee Housing Market Still Tipped Toward Sellers

Home Sales Jump as Season Winds Down

Homes sales in Southwest Florida heated up in March, rising 8.6 percent over the year as the real estate market sailed into the end of the peak-selling season. After a cool-off in 2016 — which followed two record years — sales of previously owned single-family homes and condominiums so far in 2017 are 4.1 percent ahead of last year’s … Continue reading Home Sales Jump as Season Winds Down

Sarasota Quay Developer Focusing on Retail

Sarasota Quay developer GreenPointe Communities has ambitious plans for its 15-acre, waterfront tract on the edge of the city’s downtown, but its roughly $1 billion plan will likely hinge on its retail offerings. The Jacksonville-based developer, during an Urban Land Institute tour of key Sarasota projects earlier this month, says it plans ground-floor retail “at … Continue reading Sarasota Quay Developer Focusing on Retail

More Inventory – More Choices in Sarasota Real Estate

More Inventory – The combined inventory of single-family homes and condos in the two-county area reached 8,557 in February, the highest number since April of 2012. The number of single family homes for sale in Sarasota County is up by 15.1 percent from February of last year, and is up by 6.5 percent in Manatee … Continue reading More Inventory – More Choices in Sarasota Real Estate

Sarasota Best Place to Call Home

Sarasota is the best place in Florida to call home. U.S. News & World Report placed the Sarasota metro area No. 21, ahead of any other place in Florida, for its100 Best Places to Live in the USA. Indeed, the biggest factor affecting the ranking is net migration, which ranks 10 on a one-to-10 scale … Continue reading Sarasota Best Place to Call Home

Season Off to Solid Start in Sarasota and Manatee

Recent data produced by Florida REALTORS® for our two county area indicates January 2017 to be off to a solid start to Season sales. Inventory has been increasing in the two-county area each month since September. The result of higher inventory is that we are very near the balance between a seller’s and a buyer’s market. January … Continue reading Season Off to Solid Start in Sarasota and Manatee

Home Sales Slow in January

Homes Sales Slow, but prices continued to rise. Home sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties fell in January as tight inventory and competition from new homes continued to take a slight edge off the movement of existing properties. There were 1,243 sales of existing homes and condominiums last month, down 2.4 percent from the 1,274 … Continue reading Home Sales Slow in January