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Buyers Dreaming DECEMBER 2023 – HAPPENINGS IN SARASOTA !! Experience the enchantment of the 45th Annual Holiday Night of Lights, transforming St. Armands Circle into a Gulf Coast holiday haven. Immerse yourself in the festive kick-off at 5:30 p.m., followed by a joyous Christmas Carol Sing-a-long at 6 pm. Help Santa count down the final 10 seconds to illuminate the Circle with our 60-foot […]
Local INFO Sarasota-Manatee Housing Inventory Climbs to its Highest Point for 2023 Housing inventory in both Sarasota County and Manatee County is on the rise, marking the highest number of listings reported this year in October. The latest data, sourced from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), indicates an uptick in home sales and an influx of new listings added to the […]
Buyers Dreaming October 2023 – Sarasota and Manatee Real Estate Report Sarasota-Manatee Housing Inventory Climbs to its Highest Point for 2023 SARASOTA, Fla. (November 21, 2023) – Housing inventory in both Sarasota County and Manatee County is on the rise, marking the highest number of listings reported this year in October. “Compared to the rest of the country where home sales are declining in most markets, […]
Local INFO SEPTEMBER 2023 HOME SALES INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR’S HURRICANE Posted by: Communications Department on Thursday, October 19, 2023 Amidst the lingering impacts of Hurricane Ian’s disruption to Florida’s housing market last September, the latest data from Florida REALTORS® paints a contrasting picture for September 2023. While closed sales registered an unusually high year-over-year growth, median prices stayed relatively stable. September-2023-Press-Release-and-Statistics
Local INFO Bobby Jones restoration focus turns to short course Richard Mandell turns his creativity to a links-like par-3 companion to the Donald Ross design. By Andrew Warfield | 11:15 a.m. March 23, 2023 With sod installed around the greens, tee boxes visible from Fruitville Road and fairways sprigged on some of the back-nine holes along 17th Street, the Bobby Jones Golf Course is starting […]
Local INFO Downtown Sarasota multifamily projects move through review committee Four condo and apartment developments will bring nearly 300 new units in the city. By Andrew Warfield | 5:00 a.m. March 21, 2023 780 SRQ Condominiums will include 34 units, two of them priced as attainable.Courtesy rendering DSDG Architects Multiple projects adding to the housing stock in and around downtown Sarasota are making they way […]
Local INFO Sarasota Insider … March 2023 Sarasota Insider — A sampling of fun things to do and see around our beaches. Please enjoy this snapshot of happenings throughout the month. MARK YOUR CALENDAR March 12 | Daylight Saving Time March 14 | National Pi Day March 17 | St. Patrick’s Day Every Sunday Sarasota Polo Club There is no way better […]
Buyers Dreaming NAR: 3Q 2022, Home Prices Up in 98% of Metros Home prices rose 8.6% in 3Q, with 46% of metros seeing double-digit price growth – a drop from 80% in 2Q. Of the top 10 high-price-increase metros, 7 are in Fla. WASHINGTON – An overwhelming majority of metro markets saw home price gains in the third quarter of 2022, according to the National Association of […]
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Buyers Dreaming Why Won’t the Market Collapse? Fewer MB Securities – Nov 9,2022 If buyers understood the role mortgage-backed securities played in the early 2000s RE market collapse, they wouldn’t be expecting a repeat performance this time. NEW YORK – Mortgage-backed securities nearly brought down Wall Street in the early 2000s. But what is a mortgage-backed security? Many homeowners think of their mortgage in personal terms. But when […]
Buyers Dreaming SEPT 2022 – RE MARKET STATS September continues the same trend of fewer sales and rising inventory. “We are continuing the trend that we’ve seen for several months now where the number of closed sales is dropping, and prices are leveling off.” “Historically whenever Florida has a catastrophic event like Hurricane Ian, the real estate market bounces back very quickly with […]
Local INFO Why a repeat of the 2008 housing crash is unlikely … With U.S. home prices sharply higher and mortgage rates rising, consumers and investors alike are wondering if the environment for housing is still constructive. Home prices are on average almost 40% higher than before the pandemic.1 Mortgage rates have jumped over 200 basis points year to date, reducing purchasing power.2 Low affordability suggests that some […]
Buyers Dreaming July 2022 – Local Market Snapshot CLOSED SALES DECREASE IN SARASOTA AND MANATEE AS INVENTORY CONTINUES TO GROW Click here for the July 2022 Press Release and Statistics. The inventory of active listings in the two-county region continues to increase year-over-year in July 2022. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), […]
Buyers Dreaming Nations Top 20 – has Sarasota as No 1 !!! Nov 2021 U.S. News & World Report: Fla. Has 8 of Top 10 ‘Best Retirement’ Metros By Phil Fernandez The magazine’s 2021 list ranks Fla. metros in the top four spots– Sarasota, Naples, Daytona Beach and Melbourne – but 7 other Fla. metros also made it into the top 20. NAPLES, Fla. – It may be getting […]
Buyers Dreaming Property Fraud Alerts, a growing Problem … 2021 Property Fraud Alerts in Sarasota and Manatee Counties…. Property and identity fraud are a nationwide problem. By filing fake deeds, scammers appear to own property, and can fraudulently rent or sell the property without the knowledge of the true owner. Your Sarasota Clerk and Comptroller wants to help you in protecting against property fraud. By […]
Buyers Dreaming Longboat Key Named Fifth Best Island in the U.S… 2021 The annual reader-sourced “World’s Best” list invites Travel + Leisure’s audience to vote on the best destinations and experiences worldwide. Travel + Leisure recently ranked Longboat Key as the No. 5 best island in the U.S. in its 2021 “World’s Best” awards. The annual reader-sourced list invites Travel + Leisure’s audience to vote on the […]
Buyers Dreaming Market Update: Sept 2021 .. HOUSING NEWS Mortgage Credit Availability Improves in August If you want to be approved for a mortgage, you have to qualify. Which means, if you have too much debt, too little income, or bad credit, you may not be able to get a loan. Put simply, you have to have your finances in order, if […]
Local INFO Real Estate  –  The July 2021 MLS Statistics Real Estate  –  The July 2021 MLS Statistics SARASOTA, Fla. (August 23, 2021) – Closed sales decreased in July 2021, the first year-over-year decrease since May 2020 for Sarasota and Manatee counties. According to data from Florida REALTORS® and compiled by the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM), the July 2021 market stays on-trend with […]
Buyers Dreaming ADU’s Approved in Manatee County & Sarasota City, 2021 ADU’s Approved in Manatee County and City of Sarasota In a big win for property owners, during the month of August both the Manatee County Commission as well as the Sarasota City Commission voted to allow homeowners to construct accessory dwelling units (ADU) on their property. REALTOR® Associations throughout the country have long touted the […]
Buyers Dreaming Sarasota FL – 100 of WORLD’S GREATEST PLACES 2021, OCT 2021 Two Florida cities named among World’s 100 Greatest Places by Time magazine The list recognizes “100 unique destinations that are offering visitors an extraordinary experience that’s unlike any other.” Featuring both Orlando and Sarasota. https://time.com/collection/worlds-greatest-places-2021/6079302/sarasota-florida/ The write-up on Orlando focused on the city’s abundance of amusement parks, including “the crown jewel of American theme parks” Walt Disney World and the 18-month celebration […]
Local INFO HIGH DEMAND & LOW SUPPLY FUELS RISING PRICES in SRQ, JUNE 2021 High Demand and Low Supply Fuels Rising Prices in Sarasota-Manatee Click here for the May 2021 Press Release and Statistics. The June 2021 Year-End Stats will be released on July 22. SARASOTA, Fla. (June 22, 2021) – Record-low inventory brings record-high prices in the Sarasota and Manatee housing market. According to data from Florida REALTORS® […]