John Woodward's (searay61) Blog

Real Estate Agent - Sarasota Real Estate Group
Market Propelled up In-spite of Tighter Lending Standards Since 2009, sales in the Sarasota Real Estate Market have been propelled despite banks making it difficult to finance purchases.  What I noticed (once I charted the annual numbers) is that this market would slump along if folks didn't feel...
Reasons to Choose Sarasota Florida Almost two decades ago I made my first trek to Sarasota and eventually made the move to the area.  A decision I have never regretted.  To this day, when driving out to St. Armand’s I am always reminded of that first ride across the John Ringling Bridge thinking ...
Sarasota Market Updated for November 1, 2011 The Sarasota Real Estate Market is showing definite signs that the bottom may be in the rear view mirror.  The Sarasota Association of REALTORS is reporting an 18.4% increase in sales for October for 2011 vs. 2010.  I have always kept my own numbers an...
This wonderful three-bedroom two-bath home has just been listed in Sarasota, FL.  Centrally located in Sherwood Forest, this home is close to the interstate, shopping of all kinds, and within 10 minutes of the #1 US Beach, Siesta Key Beach. The long-term owner of this almost 2,000 square foot hom...
April 29, 2011   Sarasota, FL - Every once and a while I run an MLS search to help me understand where the market is headed.  For those who know me, I tend to be a bit of a pessimist about all of the media hype regarding the market is coming back and happy days are here again.   I am into my own ...
  Wonderful corner lot home in Willowbend offered for $435,000!  It is a 2,328 square foot  4 bed, 3 bath pool home built by Lee Wetherington.  This immaculate  second home was bought new by the current owners and is hardly used!  Open design.  Formal living and dining rooms.   Open center island...
I know foreclosures filings are way down.  I was checking and updating my numbers and found an interesting little tidbit that I would like some comment on. Bank of America and/or BAC, we all know as this nice folks that used to be known as Countrywide has as of today to file one single foreclosur...
Have we eroded so far to let this happen? After watching this, have no doubt what are banking system is about.  I was angry, sad, and feel powerless to do anything.  We all deal with arrogant representatives from banks every day and put up with their nonsense, cut fees, do what we have to to get ...
Search the MLS.  Our advanced search is second to none.  Sure, we have location but we went a bit further and allow searching Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee, Sarasota and Charlotte counties.  We also have the usual bed, bath, price range and style.  For starters, you can save multiple searches. ...
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