The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota/Manatee as published for their Realtor members and the public on September 21, 2015 for closed August business.

August 2015 - Inventory Drops as Prices Climb

The active inventory of properties for sale in Sarasota and Manatee counties continued to drop in August 2015, while the median sale prices skyrocketed over last year at this time, demonstrating a strong seller’s market in the region.

According to the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, the inventory of single family homes and condos fell to a combined 3,303 in Sarasota County and 2,534 in Manatee County. This compares to 3,745 last August in Sarasota County and…

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Florida Trend's September 2015  issue featured an article about Sarasota by Amy Martinez. 

Amy writes, " Sarasota's size, good schools and arts infrastructure are attracting a young 'creative class' of workers and entrepreneurs for whom quality-of-life considerations are paramount in deciding where to live and work "

by Amy Martinez

Traditionally, Sarasota and its economy have been defined by a large population of affluent retirees, highly rated beaches and a vibrant arts, scene - the legacy of, among others, circus legend John Ringling and his wife, Mable.  Ringling settled in Sarasota full time after years of visiting on vacation and left his mansion with its large art collection to the state of Florida when he died in 1936. 


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