Sarasota, FL Real Estate News

By The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here
(Michael Saunders & Company)
Five Reasons I Love Living In Sarasota, FL! There are many, many reasons why I love living in Sarasota and distilling them down to five is hard, but here are my Top Five in  descending order: 5.  The Climate and Location in Florida. Having been raised in a frigid northern climate and being one who never had any love for cold weather or cold weather related activities, I fled to Florida immediately after graduate school many years ago and have never looked back.  I love the climate here in Florida.  We have mild, sunny winters with temperatures averaging in the 70s and warm, sultry summers with temperatures averaging in the 80s.  I have always loved being near water where I never fail to find peace and serenity.  Here in Sarasota we have water everywhere:  Bays, inlets, rivers, bayous an...
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By Rei Mesa
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’ President and C.E.O., Rei L. Mesa announced the opening of the company’s third full service branch sales office in the Sarasota Market – Palmer Ranch.  The new office is located at 7231 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34231. Mike Holland is the Managing Broker of the Palmer Ranch location as well as our branch sales offices at 3192 Fruitville Road and 8319 Market Street in Lakewood Ranch with the support of Assistant Manager, Cindy Warren. Just south of Stickney Point Road, the new location represents Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty’s ongoing growth strategy in the Sarasota market and is conveniently located in the highly trafficked and visible area of Palmer Ranch – close to world class shopping, trendy restaurants, and beau...
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By The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here
(Michael Saunders & Company)
New Homes On One Acre Lots In Vilano, Sarasota, FL Why Do People Live here?Vilano is a very rare and very sought after neighborhood of new homes on one acre lots close to town.  This gem is located just east of I-75 north of Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, FL.  Tucked away in a quiet area of Sarasota County, Vilano is surprisingly close to major shopping, medical facilities, restaurants, golfing and schools.  The area's famous Siesta Key Beach is just a short drive to the west. What's the Neighborhood Like?Vilano is being built by D R Horton a nationally known builder with a stellar reputation on the site of a former golf course.  In the first phase most of the home sites back onto water, and the community is gated. Single Family homes are offered with six floor plans ranging from 2558 squ...
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By The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here
(Michael Saunders & Company)
Homes for Sale in  Soleil, Sarasota, FL Why Do People Live here?Soleil is a beautiful neighborhood of single family homes and condos that is conveniently located just off University Parkway a short distance north of Downtown Sarasota. Soleil  is conveniently located to the Sarasota Airport, the University Town Center, I-75, shopping, restaurants, cultural venues like the Asolo Repertory, fitness centers and much more. It's far enough from the main hustle and bustle of the city that residents don't feel like the urban center of Sarasota is knocking on their door. What's the Neighborhood Like?Soleil offers both condos and single family homes.  There are two condo floor plans.  The Capri is a 1402 square foot 2 bedroom with den, 2 baths, 1 car garage.  The Ravello is a 1661  square foot 3...
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By The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here
(Michael Saunders & Company)
Fun Places To Take Your Dogs In  Sarasota, FL Sarasota is a very dog friendly town with many places to take your furry friends with you.  Many of our restaurants have outdoor seating areas that are dog friendly, usually offering water and sometimes even treats.  There are lots of parks that allow dogs and even a couple of beaches! 1.  Brohard Beach and Paw Park - One of the few beaches that allows dogs is the Venice dog beach.  There is a small fenced park near the parking lot, but the big draw is the  leash free beach area.  Watching the dogs run free and play with each other is good for the soul.  When you are ready to pack it in, there are wash stations for a quick bath. 2.  Sarasota's Bay Island Park - Located right in downtown Sarasota on the bay front, Bay Island Park is a great p...
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By The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here
(Michael Saunders & Company)
Embracing Our Differences 2015, Sarasota, FLWhere:  Sarasota's Island ParkHours: Daily Sunrise to Sunset through May, 2015What: Outdoor Exhibit Promoting DiversityCost: Free to the publicWebsite:  www.embracingourdifferences.orgOutdoor Art Exhibit Promoting Diversity and ToleranceI first happened upon this amazing exhibit while walking my dogs in 2006 while visiting this magical city called Sarasota.  The message of diversity and tolerance was overwhelming and convinced me I wanted to live here.  This year marks the 12th anniversary of Embracing Our Differences.  In 2014 there were 293,000 visitors, and since 2004 more than 1,900,000.  For  this year's exhibit there were 6454 submissions from 80 countries, 42 states and 118 schools.  Submissions came from other countries far from here ...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Living West of the Trail in SarasotaSome live out their dreams while others live in them. Dreams perform an important role when considering purchasing a home. Whether your dream is always to have a gourmet kitchen, or even to have a large garden, we can easily help you to find the perfect home that will make your dreams possible. We want to make your dreams our commitment.We developed our business on referrals. Our reputation is one thing we take great pride in. working with our customers with honest and fair is how we have built our business enterprise. Not surprising, most of our customers are repeat clients and always refer family and friends.West of the Trail means all the properties which are west of Tamiami Trail. All houses in this area are within 6 to 10 minutes of the water, ma...
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By Chip Deacon
(Keller Williams On the Water)
Osprey, a small town situated between Sophisticated Sarasota and Charming Venice is home to Pine Run, a lovely and distinctively designed condo complex. Frank Folsom Smith, an architect who studied with Victor Lundy of the renowned “Sarasota School of Architecture” Architects designed the first phase on this 27 acre community just off Blackburn Point Road in 1973. The acreage is naturally curated with a variety of trees such as palms, cedars, pines and oaks. Privacy is insured with dense saw palmettos.   The Clubhouse is joined to three phases of the community by shady trails. Here you will find an elevated swimming pool overlooking a beautiful lagoon. There are several wood bridges crossing swales which accommodate summer rain overflow. Night lighting is provided along paths in a knee-...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Lido Beach real estate is one more of the more sought after areas of Sarasota, Florida. Lido Key is a small island so the number of condos and homes are limited. The area has a lot of appeal and draws not only a lot of tourists, but folks who are looking to call Lido Beach their new home. DWELL Real Estate agents are well versed with real estate on Lido Key. Our downtown offices are located within a very short drive of this island paradise......lucky us. ;-) Lido Beach is known for having lovely weather and a variety of fun in the sun activities that everyone can enjoy. Golfers and tennis players will love the fact that there are numerous courses and courts to take advantage of. Folks who love boating will be thrilled to learn of the low boat rental fees and docking fees that the harbo...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Sarasota and her six gulf coast islands represent the very essence of an impeccable waterfront lifestyle. The peaceful communities and sun-drenched beaches of South Florida have never been more affordable. Anyone who has ever dreamed of owning a part of paradise can now take advantage of innumerable foreclosure and short sale opportunities. Whatever price level you may have in mind, ranging from luxury estates to downtown Sarasota residential properties, the siren call of opportunity is loud and clear. The Sarasota area offers a satisfying blend of shopping, cultural and recreational venues for the enjoyment of its pampered residents. Whether you look forward to hanging out at a local oyster bar or swinging the days away on a manicured golf course, Sarasota real estate is the answer yo...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Living the dream is what most people work so hard for. Living the dream for many includes living in a city where the weather is gorgeous all year, the beach is as close as downtown, and the days are spent on the golf course, on the boat, or enjoying the warm sunshine. For those who decide to retire, move, or purchase a second home in Sarasota this is not just a dream. This is a reality. Condos in Sarasota Florida are some of the most luxurious in the state. They offer city views, ocean views, bay views, and plenty of amenities for people to enjoy. Life in Sarasota is relaxed. Flip flops are daily wear and sunglasses and swimsuits are used just about every day. Your golf clubs will need replacing pretty often since you’ll spend just about every day one of the most beautiful golf courses...
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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
Condos in Sarasota are a lot more affordable than you may be thinking. There are tons of available and affordable options available for you to choose from. Condos can make the perfect home for couples, singles, and small families. Sarasota is the perfect setting to live and work. The beautiful sandy white beaches, the sunny weather, and friendly locals add to the already glamorous appeal of Sarasota.  The average year round temperature of Sarasota Florida is seventy three degrees. This weather creates the perfect environment for those who love outdoor activities. There are plenty of outdoor sports to enjoy in Sarasota. Boating is one of the most popular outdoor activities in Florida. If you do not already own a boat you can rent one at the harbors located in Sarasota. If you do own a b...
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By John Buetergerds, The Buetergerds Team
(Buetergerds Team at Keller Williams Realty Select)
2 bedroom ground floor condo for sale in the Meadows. This condo is well maintained and has an open floor plan. It even has an indoor laundry. The condo is located almost across from the pool and parking is outside the door. The lanai has been enclosed to offer even more living space but can be opened up to allow a nice breeze to come in. Find pictures and details about this and other great 2 bedroom ground floor condo for sale in the Meadow here:The MeadowsThe Meadows is a well established golf and country club community that offers miles of walking and biking trails, nature trails, 17 Har-Tru tennis courts and a 18-hole Championship Member Course, a large 5,000 sf fitness center and offers fine dining. There is even a small community shopping village. The Meadows is centrally located ...
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By The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team, Nowhere But Here
(Michael Saunders & Company)
The Mall at University Town Center, Sarasota, FLWhere: 140 University Town Center Drive, Sarasota, FL  34243Hours: M-S 10am-9pm, Sun 10am-6pmWhat:  Over 100 stores, 12 restaurantsWebsite:  The Mall at Univercity Town Center Phone: 941-552-7000The Only Enclosed Mall To Open In the USA This Year!The newest and only enclosed mall to open in the entire United States this year opened right here in Sarasota.  The Mall at University Town Center is our area's upscale mall and opened to the public on October 16th.  The mall encompasses 880,000 square feet of shopping and dining mecca.  There are 4,100 parking spaces, valet parking, free Wi-Fi and electronic charging stations.  Many of the stores are new to the area and include Apple, Crate & Barrell, L'Occitane, Z Gallerie,  BCBGMAXAZRIA,  and T...
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By Stephen Howell, Annapolis MD Homes For Sale 443-994-8043
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Real Estate Prices Vintage Grand Sarasota FL Sold September 2014     September 2014 Homes Sale In Vintage Grand In September 2014 there were 3 condos sold in Vintage Grand. The average asking price was $113,900, up 26.70% from the prior month, the minimum was $106,900 and the maximum was $124,900. The average sales price was $106,633, up 18.48% from the prior month, the minimum was $95,000 and the maximum was $124,900. The average sold-to-list ratio was 93.62%. The average price per square foot for homes sold in September was $109. The average condo sold was approximately 1,026 square feet with average of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. These condos were on the market for an average of 39 days. Buyers Looking to Purchase A Home In Vintage Grand There is an excellent selection of condominium...
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By Stephen Howell, Annapolis MD Homes For Sale 443-994-8043
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Real Estate Prices Huntington Pointe Sarasota FL Sold August 2014     August 2014 Homes Sale In Huntington Pointe In August 2014 there was 1 home sold in Huntington Pointe, unchanged from 1 home sold in July. The asking price was $395,000, up 21.91% from $324,000 in July. The sales price was $395,000, up 37.39% from $287,500 in July. The average sold-to-list ratio was 100.00%. The price per square foot for the home sold in August was $135. The home sold was approximately 2,929 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. This home was on the market for an about of 110 days. Buyers Looking to Purchase A Home In Huntington Pointe There is an excellent selection of single family homes, villas and townhomes for sale in Huntington Pointe. To see listings, details, photographs and more detail...
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By Stephen Howell, Annapolis MD Homes For Sale 443-994-8043
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Real Estate Prices Huntington Pointe Sarasota FL Sold July 2014     July 2014 Homes Sale In Huntington Pointe In July 2014 there was 1 home sold in Huntington Pointe, down from 2 homes sold in June. The asking price was $324,000, down 8.72% from $360,000 in June. The sales price was $287,500, down from $347,900 15.43% in June. The average sold-to-list ratio was 88.73%. The price per square foot for homes sold in July was $144. The home sold was approximately 1,994 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This homes was on the market for about 51 days. Buyers Looking to Purchase A Home In Huntington Pointe There is an excellent selection of single family homes, villas and townhomes for sale in Huntington Pointe. To see listings, details, photographs and more details visit homes for s...
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By Stephen Howell, Annapolis MD Homes For Sale 443-994-8043
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Real Estate Prices Hamptons Sarasota FL Sold August 2014     August 2014 Homes Sale In Hamptons In August 2014 there were 3 homes sold in Hamptons, down from 2 homes sold in June (there were no MLS reported sales in July). The average asking price was $416,000, up from $392,000 in June, the minimum was $369,000 and the maximum was $510,000. The average sales price was $398,333, up from $377,000 in June, the minimum was $350,000 and the maximum was $485,000. The average sold-to-list ratio was 95.75%. The average price per square foot for homes sold in August was $174. The average home sold was approximately 2,328 square feet with average of 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. These homes were on the market for an average of 37 days. Buyers Looking to Purchase A Home In Hamptons There is an excel...
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By Stephen Howell, Annapolis MD Homes For Sale 443-994-8043
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Real Estate Prices Silver Oak Sarasota FL Sold September 2014     September 2014 Homes Sale In Silver Oak In September 2014 there were 2 homes sold in Silver Oak, unchanged from 2 homes sold in the prior month. The average asking price was $997,500, up 33.10% from $749,450 in the prior month, the minimum was $845,000 and the maximum was $1,150,000. The average sales price was $932,500, down 28.62% from $725,000 in the prior month, the minimum was $795,000 and the maximum was $1,070,000. The average sold-to-list ratio was 93.48%. The average price per square foot for homes sold in September was $205. The average home sold was approximately 4,517 square feet with average of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. These homes were on the market for an average of 69 days. Buyers Looking to Purchase A H...
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By Stephen Howell, Annapolis MD Homes For Sale 443-994-8043
(Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage)
Real Estate Prices Silver Oak Sarasota FL Sold August 2014     August 2014 Homes Sale In Silver Oak In August 2014 there were 2 homes sold in Silver Oak, down from 3 homes sold in the prior month. The average asking price was $749,450, down 16.67% from $896,333 in the prior month, the minimum was $749,000 and the maximum was $749,900. The average sales price was $720,000, down 16.39% from $870,000 in the prior month, the minimum was $720,000 and the maximum was $730,000. The average sold-to-list ratio was 96.74%. The average price per square foot for homes sold in August was $181. The average home sold was approximately 4,191 square feet with average of 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. These homes were on the market for an average of 62 days. Buyers Looking to Purchase A Home In Silver Oak T...
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