Siesta Key Real Estate

News and updates on the Siesta Key, Florida real estate market.

Need a House on Siesta Key?

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There are a variety of Siesta Key houses for sale. They range in all shapes and sizes. You can find a multi-million dollar beach front estate, a cozy canal front home, a modern treat in Tropical Circle or a non-pretentious cottage near the village and beach.  View All Siesta Key Real Estate For Sale Siesta Key offers a wide selection of family friendly activities to take part in. Golf courses and tennis courts are conveniently located throughout nearby Sarasota for those who l...

Condos for Sale on Siesta Key

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It’s not just a new home you want when you look to make a move, it’s a new lifestyle. When it comes to looking for a new lifestyle, you probably want something a little more relaxing, a little more laid-back, and a lot more beautiful than the lifestyle you’re leaving behind right now. When you want all of that, there’s only one place to go: The beach. Life on the beach is everything you want, and more. Early morning walks on the white sand when the water...

Siesta Key Beach Homes

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You have probably seen the TV show entitled ‘Two and a Half Men’, and you have probably wished that you could live in a home similar to the one Charlie Harper lives in. It is a beautiful beach home, with a very romantic deck overlooking the ocean. Well, your wishing days might be over very soon, because beach homes on Siesta Key have never been this affordable.  However, you should never buy a beach house just for the view – although many people have done exactly this and none o...

Four Great Siesta Key Beach Condos

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Many visitors each year enjoy the gorgeous beaches and numerous water sports in the Sarasota area. Here are four fabulous Siesta Key condos which provide the best in water front living, views of the gulf, and upscale amenities. The Siesta Key area is known for its world class beaches. It is a seven mile stretch of island connected with Sarasota on either end by bridge access. Temperatures average in the mid-70's with 361 days of sunshine annually. Visitors enjoy...

Siesta Key Beach Ranks #1 in the Nation!

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Yippeee! Siesta Key beach was officially named the #1 beach in the country by Dr. Beach. Here are his rankings for the top 10 beaches: 1. Siesta Beach in Sarasota2. San Diego's Coronado Beach was runner-up.3. No. 3 was Kahanamoku Beach in Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii. 4, Main Beach, East Hampton, N.Y.; 5, Cape Hatteras in North Carolina; 6, St. George Island State Park, Florida Panhandle;7, Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island, S.C.; 8, Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod, Mass.; 9, Waimanalo Bay Beach P...

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 - 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...