The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee as published for their Realtor Membership on January 22, 2021 for closed December 2020 business.

 Sarasota and Manatee's Housing Market Breaks Record in 2020, Despite Pandemic

 SARASOTA, Fla. (February 11, 2021) – Despite the many challenges faced in 2020, the Sarasota and Manatee real estate market exceeded expectations and shattered records for sales at year end. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), home sales surpassed 2019’s totals with 10.4 percent more single-family sales and 15.1 percent more condo sales. The busy year of sales was met with shrinking…

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13643 Legends Walk Terrace, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202

 

Lakewood Ranch Country Club - Beautiful and grand this custom built 3 bedroom, 3 bath Pruett home displays its own elegant statement from the time you drive into the circular driveway with its oversized 3 car garage & built in air conditioned storage room. Entering the stately home thru the solid tall wood double front doors gives you a sense of quality of workmanship. The remarkable flow, functionality and beauty has been thoughtfully detailed throughout. Soaring 12 foot ceilings, crown molding, tray ceilings, 2 gas working fireplaces , vast windows, pocket doors, built-ins and custom closets are a few finishing touches. The massive private outdoor lanai space has covered and screened sitting…

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The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee as published for their Realtor Membership on January 22, 2021 for closed December 2020 business.

Single Family Homes 'Fly off the Market' in Sarasota and Manatee

SARASOTA, Fla. (January 22, 2021) –In December of 2020, more homes closed and at a faster pace than the same month in 2019. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), single-family home sales increased year over-year by 40.2 percent across the two-county market. December 2020 closed the year with an increase in closed sales and median prices along with lower inventory levels, causing properties to spend less time…

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This Sunny City Is the Best Place to Retire in America

Florida cities swept the top four spots — but only one could be the winner.
By Patricia Doherty December 23, 2020

If spending your retirement in a warm and sunny locale sounds good to you—and if you’re planning ahead for those days of leisure—you’ll be interested to know that a city in the Sunshine State was just named the best place to retire in America. In fact, in the recently released U.S. News and World Report’s 2020-2021 list of “Best Places to Retire in the U.S.,” Florida metro areas took 13 of the top 25 rankings.


Sarasota came in first place, followed by Fort Myers, Port St. Lucie, and Naples, sweeping the top four spots. Sarasota and Fort Myers dominated the list last…

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The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee as published for their Realtor Membership on December 22, 2020 for closed November 2020 business.

Another Strong Month of Sarasota and Manatee Homes Sales in November 2020

SARASOTA, Fla. (November 19, 2020) – As 2020 winds down, home sales in Sarasota and Manatee continue to show year-over-year growth. In November 2020, the housing market reported another rise in closed sales, cash sales, and median prices. According to data compiled by Florida Realtors® and provided by the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, the supply of inventory continues to be the ongoing challenge in today’s market.

“As we reflect on 2020, the pandemic has…

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The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee as published for their Realtor Membership on November 19, 2020 for closed October 2020 business.

October Reports Another Fast-Paced Month for Sarasota and Manatee Housing Market

SARASOTA, Fla. (November 19, 2020) – Home sales continue to soar in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Following the same trends seen in previous months, October 2020 reports a rise in closed sales, an increase in median prices and shrinking inventory. According to data compiled by Florida Realtors® and provided by the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, single-family homes are going under contract in fewer days than the previous year, resulting in a fast-paced…

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The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee as published for their Realtor Membership on October 22, 2020 for closed September 2020 business.

 

More Sales Reported in First Nine Months of 2020 than in 2019

SARASOTA, Fla. (October 22, 2020) – Despite a global pandemic, the housing market in Sarasota and Manatee is staying strong. The residential market data for September reports that more homes were sold in the first nine months of 2020 than in the first nine months of 2019, according to Florida Realtors®. The September market continues the trend from the previous month: a rise in sales, higher prices and fewer available listings than the same month last year.

“The September numbers…

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The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee as published for their Realtor Membership on September 22, 2020 for closed August 2020 business.

 

August Reports Record High Single-Family Home Prices in Sarasota and Manatee

SARASOTA, Fla. (September 22, 2020) – The residential housing market in August of 2020 reports another month of increased home sales and new listings amid declining inventory.  According to reports compiled by Florida Realtors® and provided by the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, the median prices for single-family homes reached a record-high in both counties. The current market conditions favor the seller with homes selling at a quicker pace in August 2020…

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Esplanade on Palmer Ranch Villa for Sale at 5360 Popoli Way, Sarasota, FL

New Gated Community- Esplanade on Palmer Ranch in high demand! This lovely preserve view 2 bedroom, 2 bath with home office Roma model villa is light and bright. The private heated pool/spa overlooks a preserve and is very peaceful, quiet and beautiful to look at through a full view screen. Watch nature at its best while sipping on hot coffee or enjoying an evening glass of wine. This is a striking lot! The open floor plan is well designed not to waste any living area space. Large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, wood cabinetry, soft close drawers, quartz counter tops and gas cooking. Laminate flooring used throughout the gathering areas . Shades of white and gray…

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The following report, information and statistics are from the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee as published for their Realtor Membership on August 21, 2020 for closed July 2020 business.

 

Now is the Time to Sell:
Increased Sales and Buyer Demand in Sarasota and Manatee

SARASOTA, Fla. (August 21, 2020) – The Sarasota and Manatee housing market reports renewed demand with a rise in sales, new listings, pending sales, and pending inventory in July of 2020. According to the reports compiled by Florida Realtors® and provided by the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, closed sales in July increased by 24.1 percent from the same month last year. The market continues to favor the seller with a rise in demand and a decrease in…

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