The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee as published for their Realtor Membership on February 23, 2016 for closed January 2016 business.

Home Prices Continue to Rise During Seasonal Sales Dip

SARASOTA, Fla. (February 23, 2016) – The end of 2015 witnessed record-breaking sales for both Sarasota and Manatee counties. January sales reflected the expected seasonal dip as a result of reduced buying activity during the holidays, even as median prices continued to rise. 

“Our slice of paradise is catching its breath a bit after our very busy fourth quarter,” said Linda Formella, RASM President, “and while sales are slowing down slightly, we are confident that our real estate community…

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Longboat Key Pet Friendly Condo Buildings 

There are 29 Longboat Key condo buildings that allow owners to have a pet of various sizes and some buildings will allow more than one pet.  You will see below each building is different and most condo buildings have a weight restriction on the size of the pet. 

Please keep in mind that these restrictions may change so if having a pet in a Longboat Key Condo buildling is very important to you always be sure to check on the current restrictions before purchasing. 

Arbomar - No Pets

Longboat Key Pet Friendly CondosAquarius - No Pets

Banyan Bay Club - Owners can have 2 pets up to 30 lbs. 

Bay Harbour - No Pets

Bayport Beach and Tennis -Owners can have 1 pet up to 35 lbs.

Beaches - No 

Beach Harbor Club - No Pets

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Longboat Key Condo Rental Restrictions by Building

Longboat Key has over 53 different buildings each having their own rental policys from the minimum length of time a renter can stay to the number of times an owner is allowed to rent their condo for the year. 

Many owners of Longboat Key condos rent their units when they are not there which helps to cover the costs of owning a little piece of paradise on Longboat Key. Many of the condo buildings have an on-site rental office that will take care of booking and handling all the rental details. If there is not a rental office on-site there are several rental agencies on Longboat that can handle the details or you can take care of all the arrangements yourself.

Please note that since this was…

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Lido Key Beachfront Home is sold by Sara Leicht of Berkshire HathawaySara Leicht of SaraSellsSarsota is proud to announce the sale of this "to be built" magnificent custom Lido Key beachfront pool home to a northern customer who is planning on making this a full time residence.  

Located on the beach of Lido Key the owners will enjoy this contemporary Island retreat of 3,800 sq. ft. of living space with 4 individual bedroom suites, a large pool, entertaining areas, custom kitchen, elevator, and garages designed and built by the luxury waterfront builder Modus Custom Residences.  

Full Gulf of Mexico views will be enjoyed by all three levels and two balconies along with a sun deck on the top of the house that will be accessed by an outside circular staircase. Located at 165 Whittier Drive on Lido Beach this home is…

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