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January 2016

Found 4 blog entries for January 2016.

baby boomer tips for entering the real estate market

Entering the real estate market is daunting for everyone, especially those entering it for the first time, or the first time in a while. The latter is where many Baby Boomers and soon-to-be retirees often find themselves. Most have been homeowners for many years, building equity and finally paying off their mortgage, but are now looking to downsize or relocate as part of their retirement plan.

Home buying and selling processes are quite a bit different than they were even a decade ago. But don’t worry! If you’re a Baby Boomer or retiree who’s been out of the game for a while, simply follow our tips for entering the real estate market below. It’s our sincere hope that they’ll help you to better understand what to expect, and ultimately have the most

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sarasota real estate market december 2015 stats2015 was a record-breaking year for the Manatee and Sarasota real estate market!

Both counties recorded the highest number of closed sales in the RASM's history, with an overall total of 20,691 homes sold; 1,302 more closed sales than what was achieved in 2014.


Manatee & Sarasota Home Sale Prices & Closes

In December 2015, sales in both counties totaled 1,671, an increase of 28% compared to November, though sales for December 2014 were higher than 2015. Notably, median prices increased across both counties. In Sarasota, single family home prices increased 23% from last December to hit a median sales price of $239,900. In Manatee, prices grew by 12% to reach a median sales price of $262,963. Sarasota enjoyed opportune times as its condo

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sarasota real estate timing is key

Your home is likely the biggest financial investment of your life, and choosing when to buy or sell a home, one of your biggest decisions. Before you embark on such an endeavor, there are some key things to consider when you enter the Sarasota real estate market, and one of the biggest is timing: when to buy, when to sell, when to list. Becoming a savvy buyer or seller can help ensure that your real estate transaction is as stress-free and successful as possible.

When to Buy a Home in Sarasota

Buying a Home during a Buyer’s Market

The Good News: We tend to see a higher number of homes available on the real estate market during the spring and fall. When supply exceeds demand, this increased inventory provides more options for buyers, thus

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Sarasota & Manatee Real Estate Markets Soar Past Records

Sarasota real estate market november 2015The local real estate association, The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee, is well on its way to surpassing all sales records in its history. Combined sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties surpassed 19,389 in 2014. This November, the chapter has already completed 19,020 transactions. With one month to go before the end of the year, and an average of 1000 monthly closings, the group is certain to surpass last year’s record-breaking sales!

Increased Closed Sales & Sales Prices

Real estate sales in Sarasota and Manatee were around 2.6% higher than last November's closing numbers. While there was a decline in sales for both Sarasota and Manatee counties, this is common for this time

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