Sarasota Florida Real Estate News & Blog

Golden Gate Point Condo - Waterfront Update March 2014

Update on Golden Gate Point

Aerial View of Golden Gate PointGolden Gate Point's condominiums offer some of the most outstanding views in Sarasota. Wrapped by water, this pennisular between downtown Sarasota and St Armands Circle is conveniently positioned for its residents to enjoy the beach, tennis & golf, a walking lifestyle and the cultures of our city.

Currently, there is quite a selection of properties for sale on Golden Gate Point.  Prices range from $194,900 for a 720 sq. ft. one bedroom at Town House to $5,695,000 for a penthouse condo in Aqua, a newly designed building offering eight exquisite residences.

In the last six months, six condominiums have sold on Golden Gate Point.  Selling prices range from $520,000 to $4,250,000. Currently, there are four condominiums...

Baby Boomers Expect Retirement Home to Be the Best

More Good News for Sarasota Real Estate

Residence of Sarasota, FLBaby boomers have always trended toward Sarasota, and according to a recent article in article on the Better Homes & Gardens website, they will probably continue to make their way south.  Sarasota offers the active lifestyle baby boomers seek, in addition to its warm climate, white sandy beaches and plenty of cultural venues.

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Sarasota Real Estate Sales Remain Steady - February 2014

Aerial of beachfront condosWhite Sandy Beach Real Estate Sales Remain Steady

The Sarasota Association of REALTORS® just released Sarasota real estate sales data for February 2014 reporting a steady paced market. Overall sales for February 2014 totaled 787, down 2.4 percent from last year’s 807 figure. Sales, however, were up from January 2014’s total of 767.

The Board also reported that short sales were down. “Only 32 of the total 787 sales in February 2014 were short sales, compared to 98 in February 2013.” “Foreclosures were still trending at about the same pace in February 2014, with 131 recorded.”

The median sale price for the 12-months ending in February was $188,000 for single family homes, about 20 percent higher than February...

Casey Key Real Estate Activity - March 2014

Casey Key Privacy Reigns

Stephen King found Casey Key Florida's privacy to his liking years ago, and the lateset celebrity to call it home is Rosie O'Donnell. A Sarasota barrier island, it is definitely "old Florida" luxury. You won't find any high-rise condominiums here and no traffic lights either.  You will find gorgeous real estate on the beach, Gulf of Mexico, and bay.

Beach Cabana on Casey Key, FloridaThe Key's 8-mile stretch is popular with celebrities, visitors and vacationers who come back annually to enjoy the peaceful setting of this exclusive beach area located about 15 miles south of Sarasota.

The Sarasota MLS currently reports 46 active homes listed on Casey Key including Gulf to Bay estates which often offer potential buyers boat docks, private cabanas, tennis courts and swimming...

Condos for Sale on Longboat Key with Direct Bay or Gulf Views

Choose Your Longboat Key View

A waterfront view is the number 1 parameter we receive from our internet customers. There is plenty of water in the Sarasota area from Casey Key, Siesta Key, Bird Key, downtown bayfront, Lido Key to Longboat Key. Real estate prices are premium the closer you get to the beach -- Gulf front is the leader with the Bay a close second. Many owners don't need to sell their properties, and thus deals are rare for outstanding properties. You can, however, still find a great property at much lower prices than the bubble years.

Longboat Key

Gulf and Bay views on Longboat KeyCurrently there are 129 Gulf and Bay condominiums for sale on Longboat Key with direct waterfront views. Prices start at $269,900 for a two bedroom and two bath unit at Windward Bay. Windward Bay...