September 2013 Sales Up 22.5 Percent Over Last 1.6 Last Year

The following report is from the Sarasota Association of Realtors as published on October 22, 2013.


Property sales in September 2013 in Sarasota County hit 817 (545 single family homes, 272 condos), 22.5 percent higher than in September 2012. However, the total sales figure was down 14.6 percent from August 2013, when 957 sales were closed, mirroring a similar late summer drop last September.

Sarasota Real Estate Market ReportPENDING SALES
Last year, the fourth quarter saw stronger sales than typical for the fall months, and strong pending sales point to a similar pattern this year. Overall, September pending sales (properties that went under contract during the month) were at 750 – close to the September 2012…

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Siesta Key Beach Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Contest

This years 4th annual Siesta Key Beach - Crystal Classic Master Sand Sculpting Contest is taking place on Siesta Key Beach from November 15-18, 2013.  This has become an annual event that attracts 20 Master Sand Sculptors and over 35,000 attendees to Siesta Key Beach from around the world.

Starting Friday November 15, from 9-5 and continuing through Monday.  There will be a Vendors Village, Sand Sculpting Demonstrations, Live Music, Amateur Contests, Volleyball Competition, Shuttles for Parking and above all else 20 Master Sand Sculptors creating sand art some as high as ten feet tall.  Judging will take place on Sunday from 12:30-1:30 with an awards ceremony on Sunday from 3:00-4:00. 

Admission is $5 per person per day at the event or you can…

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