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The National Association of Realtors came out with its January pending home sales report showing steadily increasing demand for real estate across most of the country. The Pending Home Sales Index is now 10% higher than it was in January 2012. The implications of this number bode well for real estate sales in 2013. Originally […]

Sarasota-Bradenton Ranks 2nd Nationally in Re-Sales

According to a recent report from Housing Intelligence, the Sarasota-Bradenton area ranked second in home re-sales nationally in metro areas with at least 10,000 resales over the last 12 months. This is yet another sign that our market has found at least an inventory bottom and will continue to be an attractive investment market in […]

Foreign Buyers Taking Advantage of Suncoast Real Estate Bargains

Mark Puente of the St. Petersburg Times today reported that foreign buyers are increasingly focusing their purchases in the Tampa Bay area rather than in the typical Miami-Ft.Lauderdale region. Overseas purchases in Tampa Bay over the last 12 months totalled $120 million, trailing only Miami ($127M) and Palm Beach ($275M). This figure is also higher […]

Area Sales Heating Up!

According to the Gulf Coast Business Review, the number of properties sold in January across Florida is up substantially from the 2010 figure. Condo totals were up 36% and single-family home figures were up 14%. The flip-side is that prices were down, 18% for condos and 7% for single-family homes. Sarasota/Bradenton figures were in line […]

Sarasota – Bradenton Named Top Area in the U.S. to Retire

A national business publication recently named the Sarasota – Bradenton area as the #1 retirement destination in the country out of 157 total communities.  One of’s primary measurements was to analyze the existing population of seniors.  The areas that ranked the highest in the study also exhibited current robust senior populations.  I wonder if they […]

Why Did Your Home Listing Expire Unsold?

The Market/Property Profile Formula When you’ve kept your home show-ready, left for showing appointments and anticipated an offer for months, it can be quite frustrating when your home listing expires without a sale, or possibly even an offer.   It’s tempting to want to place blame on marketing, your listing agent, a bad local market or […]