Time to Buy a Sarasota Home!

Sarasota real estate offers you a fabulous opportunity to get into the housing market at just the right time. Prices for Sarasota real estate appear to have rounded the bend and are now experiencing some upward movement. This is particularly good news for buyers as it is always better to buy into a rising market than to buy into a falling market.

Here are a few property listings that were posted to the MLS/IDX within the last seven days:

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Falling prices tend to guarantee at least short-term losses while rising prices offer a whole different picture for long term investments!

Homebuyers Take Note: Inventory of Sarasota Homes is Decreasing

Inventory is also beginning to taper off and is down from its high to a more normal 6.5 month supply. There is more robust movement in homes selling under $200,000, especially single family residences built after 2004. Many Sarasota real estate listings under $200K are in fairly condition, often not requiring much more than a little “TLC.” Sarasota home construction is durable; most are built from concrete block and stucco construction and are able to withstand winds up to 130 mph.


Positive Signs Ahead for Sarasota Homes

Another excellent sign of the beginnings of a recovery for Sarasota real estate is the decrease in foreclosure inventory. As the supply of distressed homes dwindles, its dampening effect on the general Sarasota homes market becomes less significant. But the good news doesn’t stop there as another definite positive indicator is that listed homes are beginning to sell more quickly.

Together, these signs spell opportunity: the opportunity for you to experience the Sarasota home market at the beginning of what is shaping up to be a combination of good selection, good prices and great interest rates. That’s why I encourage my buyer clients to take advantage now as this opportunity is going to be tough to beat.

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What’s Hot on the Sarasota Real Estate Scene?

One really hot spot (and I’m not talking Florida temperatures) for Sarasota real estate is the very popular Lakewood Ranch area. Ranging in price from $150K to $3 million, Lakewood Ranch is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Sarasota real estate with over 3,500 homes—spread out over seven villages of mostly single family homes but inclusive of lovely townhomes and custom luxury estates as well. A planned community, Lakewood Ranch offers a variety of neighborhood amenities including restaurants, top-rated schools, abundant stores and shops, a medical center and hospital, three highly rated golf courses and 150 miles of walks and trails. You’ll never be bored! And, you’ll never be sorry you chose Sarasota real estate to make your home.

Are You Considering South Sarasota?

If you are considering south Sarasota you might want to consider Palmer ranch. Palmer Ranch is a fabulous collection of 23 mostly-gated communities including Arielle with its lovely coach homes, Bella Villino and its spacious condos, the luxury homes of Deer Creek, the single-family homes and villas of Marabella and so many more priced between $300K and $2.5 million.

If You Like Condos with a View, or Condos in the Middle of it All…

If condo life is more your style, you will definitely want to check out the Sarasota real estate in the Longboat Key Country Club area with its spectacular vistas and breathtaking views. Condo homes here start around $700K…small priced to pay for such spectacular Sarasota homes.

And, if downtown living is your cup of tea then you will be delighted with the selection of prices and amenities for downtown Sarasota real estate starting at around $400K.

Sarasota with So Much to Offer is Close to even More!

Often considered the cultural capitol of Florida due to its many museums, galleries and entertainment venues, owners of Sarasota real estate are only minutes away from Tampa where they can catch an international flight or enjoy the play of the Tampa Bay Lightening, Rays and Buccaneers. Sarasota has the all the power of a bigger city with all the charm of a neighborhood. You will never go wrong with Sarasota.

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Buying and Selling Sarasota Real Estate

I am long-time real estate professional with over 20 years in the Sarasota real estate market and a total of 25+ years counting my time overseas. As a buyer’s agent, my goal is to make certain your Sarasota real estate experience is exceptional. I am a buyers agent, a savvy negotiator, and a real estate professional who is well versed in real estate financing. My job is to make your real estate purchase memorable and completely hassle free.

Sarasota-Europe Real Estate Connection

As an added benefit to my international clients, I have the CIPS designation (Certified International Property Specialist) with special training to assist foreign nationals who are seeking real estate in the United States as well as ex patriate clients who are interested in investing in real estate overseas. I have also completed the Transnational Referral Certification program and I am a member of the International Consortium of Real Estate Associations (ICREA). This further qualifies and enables me to assist my buyer clients on a world-wide basis, especially clients who are interested in the second home and resort markets. My background and experience as a banker has developed an attention to detail and due diligence. As your Sarasota real estate agent, I know that your property purchase is one of the most important investments you may ever make, and I am here to provide you with the best available information so you can make the best possible decisions.

As your Sarasota real estate agent, I am ready to provide you with professional real estate services. Call me today and we can get started right away!

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