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Sarasota Real Estate Sales July 2014

Real Estate in Sarasota Slightly Cools in July

Property sales in Sarasota, Florida, county wide, reported by the Sarasota Association of REALTORS totaled 928 closed transactions in July 2014. Single family homes sales totaled 643, and condos sales totaled 285. These figures show a cooling period. Closings were down 11.4 percent from June 2014 and down 4 percent from July 2013.

SAR report “sales the first seven months of 2014 remain ahead of the near record sales pace of 2013, an historic year for property sales in the county with the second highest number of sales in SAR's 91 year history. The first seven months of 2014 saw 6,875 sales, compared to 6,786 last year at this time.”

"For the past several years, we've seen reductions in July sales numbers, so this is not...

Casey Key Real Estate Sales Update August 2014

Casey Key, FL Privacy is Golden

We've mentioned many times that Stephen King found Casey Key Florida's privacy suitable to his taste. In 2013, Rosie O'Donnell purchased a 4 bedroom home on the island. There are no high-rises or traffic lights so I'm sure she is enjoying a break from New York City from time to time. With gorgeous real estate on the beach, Gulf of Mexico, and bay, Casey Key is golden with fewer than 400 single family homes in the community.

In our March 2013 update on Casey Key, the Sarasota MLS currently reported 46 active homes listed. In our current report, there are 35 homes for sale on Casey Key including Gulf to Bay estates which often offer potential buyers boat docks, private cabanas, tennis courts and swimming pools. There are 9 pending sales on Casey Key and 11 single family homes...