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September 2012

Found 5 blog entries for September 2012.

Hot Real Estate Market Continues in Sarasota During August


The local real estate market continues to be hot with 819 properties being sold by members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors in August 2012, which is up 36 percent from last August.

There were 587 single family homes sold compared to last August in which there were only 445 while 232 condos were sold compared to 156 last August. The total sales for last August were 601. In July 2012, there were only 699 sales, a downward trend that was reversed in August. This rebound was unexpected, yet welcomed by local Realtors who were aware that July is generally a slower sales month and has been for the past few years.

SAR President Laura Benson said, “The old adage says all real estate is local,…
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Foreclosures Slowing Down

The overall rate of Sarasota Foreclosures in Southwest Florida has continued to slow over the last month, but many lenders are still busy filing default notices on area properties.

In Sarasota, Charlotte and Manatee counties, there were 1,128 properties that were the recipient of some type of foreclosure filing in the month of August 2012. This amount is down by 6.5 percent since July and is a decrease of 14.1 percent since this time last year. The latest statistics have recently been released by RealtyTrac, Inc.

Charlotte is one county that bucked the local trend and noticed a dramatic increase in filings. The total filings were up 78 percent since July, but the annual average is up by a mere 0.3 percent.

While there are a number

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Longboat Key - An Island Gem

The beautiful island of Longboat Key, off the coast of Sarasota, Florida, beckons to the visitor and resident with its breathtaking natural beauty, quiet beaches and cultural

St. Armand's Circle

attractions. Longboat Key real estate will put you in an elegant tropical paradise, close to shopping, recreation and art.

As a popular vacation destination as well as location of distinctive homes, Longboat key offers the finest beaches in addition to birds and wildlife. Nearby shopping at the famous St. Armand's Circle puts boutique shopping and fine restaurants right at your door. Recreational opportunities in Longboat Key abound; world-class tennis and championship golf courses are part of the scene. Kayaking, windsurfing and sailing on the Gulf

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If you are looking to purchase a newer Siesta Key beachfront condo, look no further than the Hyatt Residences. Hyatt Residence Siesta KeyThis incredible resort style complex is one of the newest gulf front buildings on Siesta. It offers breathtaking views from almost every room and a stunning view of the sunsets from the balcony.  The residences are designed to the highest standards of the Hyatt name. There are several different floor plans to consider. Several of the 3 bedroom units start in the low $1mm while the sprawling 4 bedroom layouts with a full gulf view are close to $2mm.  The pool area is located just steps from the beach and provides a tiki bar and cabana area for relaxing, gathering, and enjoying the Siesta Key lifestyle to its fullest. There is no better ending to a

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Fun and funky, Gillespie Park is a unique and eclectic neighborhood, located blocks from the Luxury Downtown Sarasota Condo highrises. A mixture of historic houses and colorful bungalows, the area is home to a 10 acre park with tennis courts, walking trails, sculpture gardens and a playground. In addition to nearby movie theaters and shopping on Main Street, the neighborhood has it's own retail park, Gillespie Village. Cottages in The Village have been converted to fitness studios, custom boutiques and restaurants. Bounded on the north by 10th Street, on the east by Washington Ave, on the south by Fruitville, and on the west by North Orange, Gillespie Park is named in honor of John Gillespie.

Known by locals for it's old Florida feel, residents in

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