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Downtown Sarasota Condos with Great Water Views

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  Many people are skipping the beach and heading for downtown Sarasota. Even though Sarasota is a relatively small city it offers a rich cultural scene. If you are a resident of downtown you can walk to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Sarasota Opera, Florida Studio Theatre, Golden Apple Dinner Theatre and the New Florida West Coast Symphony. Here are a handful of downtown Sarasota condos that offer great water views. Alinari Alinari is located on the northern edge of downt...

En Provence Longboat Key Condo Sold

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The Longboat Key condo above sold in June for $2,689,750. This lovely beachfront condo is located in the highly sought community of En Provence. People are drawn to this complex for a few reasons: newer construction beach location water views low density - only 21 units south Longboat Key location 2151 Gulf of Mexico Drive #4, Longboat Key, Florida 4 bedrooms 3.5 bathrooms 3,800 square feet Property Description: BEAUTIFULLY FUR...

Just Sold - 888 Condos in Sarasota, Florida

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Breathtaking water views - check Walk to downtown Sarasota amenities - check Gorgeous sunset views - check Remodeled condo - check My clients just purchased a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,288 remodeled condo in the Condo on the Bay building in downtown Sarasota. Most of the locals refer to it as "888" because of the address - 888 Blvd. of the Arts. If anyone asks for a downtown condo with fabulous water views this community is at the top of the list. It sits right on Sarasota bay...

St. Armands Circle Home For Sale

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Imagine walking out your front door and strolling down the street to the world famous St. Armands Circle. Instead of jumping in the car everytime you want a meal or play in the sands on the beach you can just walk there. Lido Key beach is within a short walk for the residents located around St. Armands Circle. Some of the fabulous places to enjoy a great meal is The Columbia, Crab and Fin, Tommy Bahamas, 15 South, Cha Cha Coconuts, Cafe L' Europe. 117 North Washington Drive ...

St. Armands Towers on Lido Key

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Are you looking for the perfect location for retirement or to own a vacation condo? Take a look at the St. Armands Towers in Sarasota. Imagine waking up everyday, opening your blinds and looking at a breathtaking view of Lido Key beach and the clear blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. You decide to take either leisurely stroll or get your heart pumping and walk along Lido Key beach. Either way it is a great walk with fantastic scenery and soothing sounds of nature. After your morning ...

Just Sold - 1350 Main in Downtown Sarasota

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      My clients just bought a condo in 1350 Main in downtown Sarasota. The pictures above don't do the view justice. This 13th floor unit overlooked downtown Sarasot and the bay. 1350 Main is right smack dab in downtown Sarasota. You can walk out the front door and you are within footsteps of everything. Need some Mexican food? Go across the street to Two Senoritas. Italian? Walk down Palm Avenue to Cargiulos. Whole Foods? That is right down the street...

Just Sold - Peppertree Condo on Siesta Key

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    Some clients of mine just purchased a great unit in the Peppertree condos on Siesta Key. They got a 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom unit with 975 square feet. It was in good condition, overlooked a lake and was a short walk to the swimming pool and beach. The unit was listed for $310,000 but they got it for $290,000. Peppertree Condos on Siesta Key Thinking about buying a Siesta Key condo? Peppertree is a great place to consider. This 16 acre lush, tropical communit...

Sarasota Real Estate Market Update

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    Getting better. Slowly but surely. The above chart shows the number of properties for sale, under contract and sold in Sarasota, Florida. Below are the raw numbers comparing May 2010 to May 2007.     May 2007   May 2010 For Sale 13090   6809 New Listings 2015       1199 Sold 579   891 Pended 532   919 Months of Inventory (Closed Sales) 22.6   7.6 Absorpt...

The Importance of Doing a Mold Test

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Are you thinking about buying a home or under contract to purchase one? In a typical home purchase agreement there is a contingency for the home buyer to perform any and all inspections of their choosing. In addition to a standard home inspection you should have your new home tested for mold. There are thousands of different mold types. Some of them are toxic and can make you very sick while others are either harmless of even helpful. Some of the more common types of harmful mol...

Sarasota Real Estate Market Update

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The market is heating up in Sarasota, Florida. I've been working with a downtown Sarasota condo buyer for the last few weeks and have lost out on 3 downtown condos to multiple offers and we were not putting in bad offers. I was scanning the sales in April and was impressed with the activity. Here are the stats for sales between April 1, 2010 and April 28, 2010: 1,046 sales in Sarasota & Manatee counties Lowest sales price - $4,000 (hotel room) Highest sales price - $4,000,000...

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