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By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
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The Bent Tree subdivision in east Sarasota, Florida is a highly sought after community. It was developed in the 1970's and 1980's. However, the Woodlands section of the community has homes built in the 1970's, 80's, 90's and 2000's. People love the Woodlands section because of the large lot sizes...

By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
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I just made a video about the Bird Key subdivision in Sarasota, Florida. The production could have been a lot better but it was more of an experiment. I am not trying to win awards for video but more concerned with the value to a potential buyer. If I was thinking of buying a home in another area...

By Linda Reynolds, Bradenton Real Estate
(Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds)
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I just updated my blog post on ReynoldsRealty.com with a new video of Ringling Museum in Sarasota Florida. Be sure to go and check it out and let me know what you think of it. If you are looking to find homes in the area be sure to check out ManateeHomeSearch.com and get listings emailed right to...

By Jim Hirschman
(Keller Williams)
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I'm sorry I haven't done this post earlier but, I think you'll have to agree that these pictures are beautiful.  These are some photos of the American White Pelican that migrate from Canada to Country Club of Sarasota during the winter months and a American Bald Eagle that makes his home here.  T...

By Nick Herron
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
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We just attended a lovely Real Estate function at one of the condos at Orange Blossom Tower. It was a networking meeting (open house) put on by Real Magazine (Ed Bertha) and hosted by Stacy Haas with Michael Saunders and Company. Tina Darling owner of Innovative Agent Services (one of the sponsor...

By Jim Hirschman
(Keller Williams)
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I am always amazed at people who are good organizers. Like the guy or gal in the next  cube who's desk is always so neat and his files are in order and arranged aphabetacally.  Even the top drawer, you know the one you use as a make shift respository for pencils, paperclips, gum, and staples, al...

By Jose Lopez
(Remax Alliance)
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A short sale is the best way for a homeowner to get the Gorilla off their back. I say Gorilla because it is a big problem. A house that is sitting on the market for a couple of years with no offers and a declining market can wreac havoc on people. I just talked recently with an old friend that ha...

By Annette Smith, Sarasota Real Estate Agent
(Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.)
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A few days ago, Fran and Rowena of Dilbeck Realtors GMAC or La Canada CA, Lee Cunningham, RE/MAX Realty Professionals of Greenville, SC, Richard Brooks, Condolux Real Estate Sales of Myrtle Beach, SC and I wrote a press release giving our collective updates and comments about Sarasota real estate...

By Nick Herron
(RE/MAX Alliance Group)
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Active Rain blog Jan 27 2009 The Answer Is: Deep Pockets You know how it is on the Jeopardy game show... ageless host Alex Trebek starts out with, "The Answer Is..." and contestants must guess the question.  My answer is...deep pockets. Can you guess the question?  How many of us in the real esta...

By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
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  1. Lower supplies Real estate isn't rocket science. If you have too much inventory without an increase in demand prices will fall. That has been the case the last 3 years. In order for a bottom to occur we need lower supplies. After the bottom has hit supply and demand graphs will resemble the...

By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
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I just ran a search in the Sarasota MLS to see how many of December 2008 sales were either short sales or foreclosures. In December of 2008 we had 575 properties close in Sarasota county. Of the 575 properties 238 of them were either a foreclosure or a short sale. So 41% of the transactions were...

By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
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I was just looking through the Sarasota MLS to compare the sales in Sarasota county from 2007 to 2009. Here are the stats: 2007 Single Family Homes sales - 4,264 Condominiums - 2,026   2008 Single Family Homes sales - 4,855 Condominiums - 1,797 Condominiums in Sarasota county took a little bit o...

By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
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Ever wonder why people flock to Florida in the wintertime? Here are two photos that sum it up nicely. Siesta Key beach in the wintertime. A snow buried car. Make sense? Now that prices are back to 2002/2003 levels I think you will see a lot of baby boomers looking for a winter residence in Florid...

By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
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  This condo on Siesta Key, Florida just sold for $1,300,000. This fantastic three bedroom, three and half bathroom, 2,490 square foot condo in Summer Cove on Siesta Key was listed for $1,599,000 and closed 12/30/2008. This condo was on the market for 290 days. These bay front buildings were bui...

By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
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Have you always wanted a beach front condo to escape the harsh winters? Now could be a fantastic time to buy one. Prices in some buildings are 20-40% off the highs of 2005. Prices are down, interest rates are historically low, sellers are motivated, property taxes are decreasing and insurance ra...

By Marc Rasmussen, Sarasota Real Estate
(DWELL Real Estate)
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I have a good website success story.  I was in the gym a few weeks ago and received a call from a gentleman who saw my listing in Turtle Rock on Palmer Ranch. You can read more about the listing here. There was an existing offer on the home and we were in the middle of the negotiations. I told hi...

By Jim Hirschman
(Keller Williams)
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This question came up in a deal was puting together recently.  The answer to this question varies from state to state, and even county to county.  In the county where I live they buyer customarily pays for title insurance.  However, in the county to the south, the seller pays for the buyer's titl...

By Annette Smith, Sarasota Real Estate Agent
(Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.)
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Want some sand in your toes?  Beachplace on Longboat key covers 31 acres of lush tropical Paradise right on the Gulf of Mexico.  There is an on-site management and their rental policy is a minimum of one month.  There are 11 six story buildings at Beachplace. Experience sensational sunsets from ...

By Jim Hirschman
(Keller Williams)
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I would like to introduce everyone to the best Tennis and Racquet club in all of Sarasota Florida, Serendipity Racquet club.  The club is great for a number of reasons first of which is the cost of membership, a mere $2000 per year for a family.  Now that's cheap!  I lived in north of Boston for ...

By Annette Smith, Sarasota Real Estate Agent
(Allen Real Estate Services, Inc.)
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Built in 1996, L Elegance beachfront condos on Lido Key offer its residents an excellent array of amenities in addition to the beach: Heated Pool and Spa Wading Pool Dry Saunas Locker Rooms Concierge Service Social Room All residences include a balcony and Gulf views.  Beach walking, sensational...

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