The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee as published for their Realtor Membership on July 21, 2016 for closed June 2016 business.

Median Prices Continue to Rise

Median sale prices are on the rise for condos and single family homes in both counties.

Single family median sales prices are up 7.8 percent in Sarasota County to $248,000, while Manatee County experienced a 12.4 percent jump to $285,000. The Sarasota County condo median sale price rose 4.3 percent to $219,000, and Manatee County also saw an increase of 11.6 percent in condo sales price over last year, to $173,000.

“The rise in median prices reflects the continued popularity of the area and the impact of our current low…

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Sarasota Schools Recieve A Grade from the State Once Again

The State of Florida has released the rankings of all school districts and Sarasota County is one of the only three districts of the 67 to receive an A grade.

Here is the complete article and rankings of all the individual Sarasota Schools as written by Shelby Webb of the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Friday, July 8, 2016.

Sarasota schools graded A, Manatee C, by State of Florida

Department of Education releases assessments earlier than expected

By Shelby Webb
Published: Friday, July 8, 2016 at 12:35 p.m.

Schools and district letter grades were released by the Florida Department of Education on Friday, earlier than expected.

The Sarasota County School District…

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