With superb weather, wonderful beaches, numerous scenic parks and a multitude of nature preserves, Sarasota and Manatee housing attracts plenty of potential residents. That desire to live in a recreational paradise is partially responsible for the sellers market that continues in the area. According to Florida REALTORS®, as of April 2017, the My Florida Regional MLS shows more inventory and closed sales as well as higher median sales prices when compared to the same month in 2016.
Home Sales and Median Price Range Increase
Single family home sales increased by 1.5 percent in Manatee County while Sarasota County showed an 8.3 percent jump. However, condo sales dropped by 22 percent in Manatee while falling only 0.3 percent in Sarasota.