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October home sales up 50 percent in Sarasota-Bradenton market

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There was an article in the Sarasota Herald Tribune this morning titled - October home sales up 50 percent in Sarasota-Bradenton market. You can read it here. Highlights of the article include: During October, buyers in the Sarasota-Bradenton market feasted on distressed properties and other homes that had undergone big price cuts, driving sales up 50 percent. Fearing the $8,000 tax credit for first-time purchasers would expire at the end of November, buyers raced to clos...

Laurel Oak Estates Market Update

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  Laurel Oak Estates is an exclusive golf course community in east Sarasota. Spread across roughly 800 acres this gated community of about 400 houses is a wonderful place to raise a family, own a winter getaway or a retirement home. Laurel Oak Country Club is a private, member owned club offering two golf courses. Both courses were designed by Gary Player. The older course was recently redesigned by Rees Jones. If you want to live...

Top 20 Sarasota Real Estate Brokers

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Below are the top 20 Sarasota real estate brokers for the last 12 months. Sarasota Broker Top Sales By Volume Volume  Market Share List Sales Units Avg. Price List Sales Buyer Sales Units Avg. Price Buyer Sale Michael Saunders and Company $720,618 19.60% 831 ...

$10,000,000 Budget? Check out this waterfront home on Lido Key

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    Looking for a luxury waterfront home in Sarasota, Florida? Take a look at this home in Lido Shores on Lido Key. Located on Westway Drive this is one of the most sought after areas in Sarasota. The water views are simply breathtaking. This is a 5 bedroom, 6 bathroom, 6,618 square foot home built in 2001. The asking price is $10,000,000. The home at 1301 Westway sold earlier in the year for $7,423,...

Have a $7,995,000 home budget? Check out this Casey Key home for sale

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    Check out this modern home for sale on south Casey Key. This is a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom beachfront home with 7,722 square feet. It was built in 2008 and the asking price is $7,995,000. This home has an amazing view of the Casey Key beach and Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the few modern homes that you will find on the beach in the Sarasota area. 612 South Casey Key Road "Oasis by the Sea" is a bea...

Most and least expensive home sales in Sarasota, Florida in 2009

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    The above home in Lido Shores sold for $7,423,500. This is the highest 2009 residential sales price for a home in Sarasota. This home had five bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms and 6,580 square feet. 1301 Westway Drive One of Sarasotas prettiest homes on the azure waters of New Pass in sought-after Lido Shores! This international designers home shows like nothing else in Sarasota with its elegant, but livable s...

3 Most Expensive Sarasota Real Estate Listings

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Below you will find the 3 most expensive Sarasota real estate listings. 3315 Bayshore Road, Sarasota, FL - $12,875,000     This home is located in north Sarasota along the bay. This is a wide part of the bay so the views are spectacular. It is only about 5 minutes from downtown Sarasota. Many refer to this area as the "museum area" because it is near the John Ringling Museum. This home has 6 bedroom...

Funny Internet Lead

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I just got a funny lead from my website. I am not sure the lead is amused but I got a good chuckle out of it. Form type contact_form Telephone Subject I can't believe it Comments You discriminating pieces of shit. Listings that start at $100,000????? what if I want $99,000? F*ck you. Contact Send   I altered the last part there to make it PG rated and omitted the name and email address. I emailed her back thanking her for the laugh. She i...

Sarasota Real Estate Inventory Update

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The chart above shows the number of single family homes and condos for sale, under contract and sold over the last 5 years in Sarasota, Florida. The light green lines represent the number of homes and condos for sale. The red line shows the number of properties under contract and the dark green line represents the number of sold properties. From an owner of Sarasota real estate and a Realtor selling in Sarasota it is great to see the sharp decline in inventory, the rise in pending sal...

Beachfront homes active in Sarasota, Florida - Is the smart money buying?

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  I've noticed something interesting lately in Sarasota, Florida. Several beach front & bay front homes have recently gone under contract. Just off the top of my head I know of 3 beach front homes on north Longboat Key, 2 on Siesta Key, and a bay front home on Lido Key (shown above) for $8,999,000 have gone under contract. There also have been several homes and lots on the beach that have closed within the last 60 days. We jus...