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August 2015 inventory in Sarasota & Manatee drops; prices climb

The active inventory of properties for sale in Sarasota and Manatee counties continued to drop in August 2015, while the median sale prices skyrocketed over last year at this time, demonstrating a strong seller’s market in the region. According to the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, […]

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Florida cities tops in nation for home price increases

A report from Black Knight Financial Services (formerly Lender Processing Services) finds that December home values in the U.S. are within 13.9 percent of the peak reached in 2006. Black Knight’s Home Price Index (HPI) found nationally that home values rose 0.1 percent month-to-month (compared to November […]

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“2014 begins with Sarasota County market heating up” – SAR

New listings in Sarasota County were up substantially in January 2014, sending the total inventory to a 32-month high level, up 10.6 percent from December 2013 and yet another sign of a market in a strong recovery period. In a recovering market, new listings and the overall […]

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“Anna Maria Island, FL – one of the prettiest towns in America!”

Just south of Tampa, Anna Maria is a Gulf Coast beach town that has managed to avoid the sort of overdevelopment that plagues similar areas nearby – so it retains a certain small-town coastal Florida charm. With a high proportion of residences being second homes or vacation […]

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Single Family Home Median Prices in Sarasota Up 20.6 Percent

Median sale prices for single family homes sold in Sarasota County in November 2013 were up 20.6 percent over last November, according to the latest statistics from SAR (Sarasota Association of Realtors) that was published today. This is a clear sign that recent price appreciation in the […]

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“NORDSTROM is coming to Sarasota, FL”

Well, we are already here! With our last name being Nordstrom we often get the question: “Are you related to the owners of the famous store NORDSTROM? ” Truthfully, we don´t know and probably not. Nordström is a fairly common Swedish name. However, we did some research […]

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“July 2013 Sales Up 30.3 Percent Over Last Year” – Sarasota Association of Realtors

The Sarasota real estate market continued an amazing streak in July, with members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® closing 911 sales during the month – a 30.3 percent increase over July 2012, and 3.2 percent higher than the June 2013 total. The first seven months of […]

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Sarasota real estate market – April 2013 most sales in one month in 8 years!

The members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® sold more than 1,000 properties in April 2013, the first time sales have hit four figures in a single month since June 2005. There have only been ten months in SAR’s 90-year story that sales have topped 1,000, and […]

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Norwegian startar två nya direktlinjer till Fort Lauderdale i Florida, från Stockholm respektive Köpenhamn.

– Marknaden för långdistansflygningar har länge varit präglade av höga biljettpriser med lite flexibilitet. Det mycket goda mottagandet av Norwegians direktlinjer till New York och Bangkok, visar att det finns behov av bra erbjudanden till USA och Asien. Vi fortsätter nu vår långdistanssatsning med att lansera Fort […]

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January 2013 – Strong Sarasota real estate market!

The latest sale statistics from the Sarasota Association of Realtors (SAR) show sales increased by 22 percent in January 2013, compared to January 2012. Pending sales, which predict future closings, were at the highest level in nine months at the same time as the available inventory remained […]

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2012 Was Fourth Highest Sales Year in SAR History

Property sales for the year 2012 were the fourth highest in the 90-year history of the Sarasota Association of Realtors®, achieving 9,169 total sales. In 2003, sales in our market hit 9,697, followed by 11,267 in 2004 (the current all-time high) and 10,562 in 2005. The annual […]

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Sarasota market cools slightly in September 2012 – SAR (Sarasota Association of Realtors® )

Members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® sold 648 properties in September 2012, up almost 14 percent from last September, when only 570 transactions were closed. The figure was down almost 21 percent from the 819 sales in August 2012, continuing the historic trends that normally show […]

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Sarasota Real Estate Market Remains Hot in August 2012

Members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® sold 819 properties in August 2012, up 36 percent from last August as the hot summer sales market in local real estate showed no signs of cooling off. The breakdown was 587 single family homes and 232 condos sold, compared […]

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July 2012 sales continue hot streak for Sarasota real estate

The Sarasota real estate market remained active and strong in July 2012, with 699 closed sales reported by members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors®. The total was 16.7 percent higher sales than the 599 sales reported in July 2011. The breakdown was 523 single family homes and 176 […]

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Sales in Sarasota market continue hot pace in May 2012

The May 2012 numbers are in, and property sales in the Sarasota market once again topped 800 for the third consecutive month. The 854 closed transactions was the second highest total since September 2005, demonstrating once again a market that has recovered to levels not seen since […]

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April 2012 sales in Sarasota hit a new seven year high!

There seems to be no stopping the Sarasota real estate market! April 2012 saw yet another seven-year high for monthly sales, hitting 886 total closed transactions. The figure topped last month’s 831 sales by 6.6 percent. It was the highest number of sales since August 2005, and […]

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Sarasota Sales climb in February 2012; pending sales rise to 11-month high

The Sarasota Association of Realtors (SAR) reports that pending sales in the Sarasota real estate market hit an 11-month high in February 2012, demonstrating once more the health of the local industry as the buying season heats up. Median sale prices were also up substantially for single […]

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US housing market at bottom! Buy now!

After years of negative media coverage of the US real estate market, and particularly the Florida real estate market, it´s exciting to share two recent articles that finally sing to a different tune. First, in USA Today, Jami Dimon (the CEO of JP Morgan who heads the […]

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Sarasota Real Estate market rebound?

Two national studies – one from Realtor.com and one from Trulia – suggest that some Florida markets are poised for a real estate rebound, and that the Sarasota Bradenton real estate market is among those. “This is a positive trend for Florida,” says John Tuccillo, Florida Realtors […]

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Sarasota real estate market for October outpaces last year – October 2011 statistics from SAR (Sarasota Association of Realtors)

November 16, 2011:  Sarasota Association of Realtors (SAR) published today the latest market statistics for the Sarasota area. It shows: Property sales for October 2011 in the Sarasota real estate market outpaced last October, with 577 this year compared to only 487 at the same time last year. […]

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10 Cities Where List Prices Are Rising the Most

Daily Real Estate News | Wednesday, November 02, 2011 Which cities are seeing median list prices increase the most? Nationally, median list prices have risen 1.60 percent to $190,000, according to year-over-year listing data from September 2011 by Realtor.com, based on 146 markets. Yet, in some cities, […]

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Home prices rising in Sarasota

Sarasota is one of the cities in the US with the largest year-over-year increases in average list prices, according to the latest real estate data from Realtor.com. Based on August data of 2.2 million listings in 146 markets, Sarasota ranks as  number 6 of the top 10 […]

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Florida’s governor considers taking courts out of foreclosure process

Florida’s governor is considering taking the courts out of the foreclosure process which supporters say will  speed up  the foreclosure process and get houses back onto the real estate market in a quicker phase.  The new concept is already used in 30 other states. For example, court action isn’t […]

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