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Sep
10
Short Sales & Foreclosures Sarasota

 

Looking for a sweet deal? 

Of course you are. As are most people.

The foreclosure and short sale inquiries have died down over the years as the Sarasota real estate market has corrected itself. 

Most people expect to get a home like this at a reduced price:

London Bay Homes Sarasota 

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But unfortunately foreclosures can end up looking like this:

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Many people start with the idea of buying a foreclosure but often times they end up buying a home from a regular seller. 

 

The Least Expensive Foreclosure:

  • Lido Key condo
  • St. Armands Circle home 
  • Siesta Key condo
  • Siesta Key home
  • Longboat Key home
  • Longboat Key condo
  • Lakewood Ranch home
  • Lakewood Ranch condo
  • Lakewood Ranch Country Club home 
  • 1350…

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Sep
10

Condo water view Sarasota 

Yearning to wake up to a water view like this? If so, you are not alone. Many of our clients desire a water view similar to the one shown above. Fortunately, Sarasota offers a variety of waterfront properties that offer these gorgeous vistas. 

Whether you  are looking for a permanent residence, weekend getaway or winter escape Sarasota has a variety of waterfront options. You can find Sarasota waterfront homes and condos not only on the beach but we have the bay, the Manatee & Braden river, Phillippi Creek and hundreds of canals. Waterfront properties are in high demand here so therefore they are the most expensive properties for sale. However, you don't need to be part of the super wealthy to enjoy living on the water. Today, I am going to…

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Sep
5

The Vue condos in Sarasota Florida 

Clients of our just went under contract to purchase a lovely unit in The Vue condos in downtown Sarasota, Florida. If you have driven by the corner of Gulfstream Avenue and U.S. 41 you probably have noticed the construction equipment and moving of dirt. If you have lived in or vacationed in Sarasota awhile you may remember the old Holiday Inn and Denny's restaurant at this location. It was also going to be the home of The Grande condominiums back in 2005 before the real estate bubble bursted. 

Prices start in the $800,000's

The Vue Location

This location will allow residents easy access to all of the shopping and dining venues around Main street as it is just a few blocks away. Exercise enthusiasts will enjoy a walk, run or bike ride over…

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Aug
29

independentvsfranchise_1563I touched on this subject a little bit in my previous blog post - Just Sold in Country Club of Sarasota. I was feeling good and tooting my horn a bit because of how quickly my listing sold. In a nutshell, my listing sold much faster and for more money than the community averages in Country Club of Sarasota. 

  • Did I need a worldwide network of affiliates to get this home sold? No
  • Did I need a TV commercial during the Superbowl to get this home sold? No
  • Did I need to be in business for over 100 years to get this home sold? No
  • Did I need to have big shiny advertisements in the newspaper to get this home sold? No
  • Did I need offices or affiliates in Dubai, Frankfurt, London, San Francisco, New York or Monaco to get this home…

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Aug
28

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Congratulations to our clients for purchasing this stunning West of Trail home. This waterfront 2003 built home at 1561 Blue Heron Drive offers 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,118 square feet. 

Sold for $2,000,000 (public record). 

1561 Blue Heron Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

This lovely four bedroom, four and one-half bath home in the secluded community of Paradise Shores, situated on a deep water yacht basin, is just a stone's throw away from Sarasota's open bay. A beautiful family home, with almost 200 ft. of water frontage, sits on an oversized lot with a privately-gated entrance and lush, manicured landscaping. Exquisite features adorn every room. From the impressive spiral staircase in the formal living and private wine cellar, to…

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Aug
27

I use the term 'affordable' in the title loosely. For some affordable means $100,000 while for others it means $1,000,000.  

Longboat Key Beach

Wouldn't it be nice to live in a place where you can walk out on the balcony and relax to the sounds of the ocean and the gentle breezes off the Gulf of Mexico? Sarasota is fortunate to have miles and miles of beautiful beaches. We are also lucky to have a myriad of condo options directly on the beach. A place where you can take a walk in the pure white sands. A paradise where you have picturesque gulf views and you may even see dolphins swimming in the ocean. Enjoy the sun drenched days. Spend the day relaxing by the pool or stretch out on a lounge chair at the beach. Spend your evenings with the magical music of the ocean…

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Aug
26

Congratulations to our clients for the purchase of 2295 Gulf Of Mexico Drive #94 on Longboat Key! 



Islander Club Longboat Key

Live life to the fullest on Longboat Key in the Islander Club. Enjoy the sunrises and full view of Sarasota Bay and golf course as you relax on your 38’ open terrace, from the northerly exposure you can enjoy the Gulf of Mexico. Newer gourmet kitchen that all cooks will embrace; stainless steel and granite, induction cook top with pot filler and a marble center island. This renovation is exceptional! The two bedrooms, two baths, has been completely renovated. The master bedroom is facing south toward Gulf. Lots of Travertine tile throughout the living areas and carpeted bedrooms. The Islander Club offers on site management, beautifully landscaped…

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Aug
23

Country Club of Sarasota Homes For Sale 

We recently sold 3820 Prairie Dunes Drive in the Country Club of Sarasota. This updated 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 2,074 square foot pool home offers stunning golf course views and a southern exposure. 

It was listed for $385,000 and closed for $376,000 (public record).

3820 Prairie Dunes Drive, Sarasota, FL

This beautiful home is located within the gates of The Country Club of Sarasota, a pristine golf & tennis community. It is easy to enjoy the Florida lifestyle here as you sit with a beverage on your covered lanai overlooking the swimming pool and golf course. Fabulously updated with newer roof, AC system, exterior paint, kitchen appliances, light fixtures, hurricane impact windows, pool pump, carpet, gorgeous travertine flooring in the…

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Aug
22
Downtown Sarasota FloridaProperty sales in Sarasota County almost reached the 1,000 level for the fifth straight month in July 2014, falling just short at 928 closed transactions. In the county's history, only once has such a five-month hot streak been accomplished - from March through July 2004 - falling just short this year and in the 2005.

The breakdown for closed sales in July this year was 643 single family homes and 285 condos sold, according to figures released by Florida Realtors®. Closings were off 11.4 percent from last month (June), when they hit 1,048, and down about 4 percent from July 2013, when there were 969 closings.

Sales the first seven months of 2014 remain ahead of the near record sales pace of 2013, an historic year for property sales in the county with…

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Aug
20

Congratulations to our clients for the purchase of 1523 Clower Creek Drive #146 In Pelican Cove!

 

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Harbor house... Very rare listing FIRST FLOOR END UNIT!!! Private botanical setting over looks oaks trees and canal. Large deck off the lanai, perfect for entertaining to enjoy Florida living at its finest. 2 bedroom 2 bath granite counter tops in kitchen, dining and living room combo. This condo is a must see when viewing the grounds, for sure this community is one of a kind. Very close to Siesta Key and minutes to downtown. Pelican Cove your answer to a beautiful resort lifestyle in a 75 acres/gated community of botanical setting on Little Sarasota Bay that offers sailboat, canoe, kayaking & fishing 6 pools, 4 tennis courts, a private harbor…

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