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Sarasota Inventory Dropping

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Take a look at the inventory figures above for Sarasota county. Notice how the inventory went from 6,670 in February 2011 to 6,286 in March. Great news! Pending sales as well as closed sales increase. Which is no surprise to those of us who sell Sarasota real estate. This is our busy season. Winter is a great time of year for Sarasota, Florida as the snowbirds come down to enjoy the sun, play golf, walk along the beaches, swim in the Gulf of Mexico and a few of them end up buying a home o...

Harbor Acres Homes in Sarasota, Florida

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Looking for a luxurious home in a relaxed yet sophisticated beach town? Explore the homes in the Harbor Acres neighborhood of Sarasota, Florida. It is the kind of area you drive through and say out loud, "Wow, check out that house!" There is some amazing real estate in this convenient and highly sought after community. Residents have easy access to all of the amenities of downtown Sarasota. In fact, on a nice day they could walk there. It is especially quick via a bicycle or car. St. Arma...

Sarasota Real Estate 2010 vs 2011

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This has been a busy season so far. The Sarasota Florida real estate market is busy during the winter months. Snowbirds from the north come to Florida to enjoy the sunshine, beach, crisp golf weather and get out of the frozen tundra of the northern United States. As a result, everything get busy. The restaurants, roads, malls, stores, grocery stores, beaches, waterways and yes even the Realtors get busier. Purchasing a winter property crosses the mind of many people who are here renting. ...

Just Sold in University Park Country Club

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  Clienys of mine just bought this really great villa in University Park Sarasota. What a great water view is has. The villa was built in 1994 and has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 car private garage and 1,464 square feet. The kitchen, family room and master bedroom and Florida room all look out on the gorgeous lake. It is a very peaceful setting. What a great spot to escape the winters and relax in the Florida sunshine. University Park Sarasota Property Description: E...

October 2010 - Sarasota Real Estate Market Update

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Sarasota Association of Realtors issued a press release today with the title, "Pending sales rise 10 percent in October 2010; prices are steady". The article went on to say that the pending sales spiked in the Sarasota Florida real estate market and gave supporting data. Below you will find a chart showing inventory, sales and pending sales. As you can see inventories are relatively flat. Notice the increase in pending sales. Pending sales rose 21% from September 2010 to October 2010....

Three Great Sarasota Florida Condos

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Sarasota is a dazzling beach town on the west coast of Florida about an hour south of Tampa. People from all over the world come to this sophisticated city on the Gulf of Mexico. Most just want to get away to relax in the Florida sun and play on the beach. Siesta Key beach is consistently named one of the prettiest beaches in the country. During the winter you will notice the population of Sarasota, Florida increase because of the influx of snowbirds who are escaping the cold winter...

Bird Key Real Estate 2010 Market Update

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Are you looking to enjoy the boating lifestyle in Sarasota, Florida? One community that stands out is Bird Key. This small community of just over 500 homes offers a fabulous waterfront lifestyle. Imagine having your boat parked right behind your home. No need to hassle with pulling a boat behind your car or keeping it in a marina. On Bird Key you can jump on your boat and be in Sarasota Bay or the Gulf of Mexico within seconds. Boaters tend to like this neighborhood because of the d...

Beachplace - Longboat Key Condo Market Update

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Need a little beach time? Winter is coming and many in the northern states love to come to Florida to escape the cold, harsh winters. Instead of shoveling snow, scraping ice off the car and dressing in 4 layers to go to the grocery store you could be walking along a gorgeous beach, soaking up plenty of Florida sunshine, lounging around the swimming pool reading a good book or enjoying a tasty meal at the popular St. Armands Circle. Beachplace on Longboat Key Beachplace is a fabulou...

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 downtown ...

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 FURNISHED 4 BEDROOM RES...