Archive for the ‘Affordable Housing’ Category

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Forest Creek Parrish

November 5, 2009

Forest Creek Parrish FL

One of our clients just went to contract on a new home in Forrest Creek. This Parrish neighborhood is really a great value. Forrest Creek is a Neil Community that was originally planned for homes in the $500,000. The developer shifted with the market and began building more modest homes in the low $100,000s. The great thing about the neighborhood is that the entrance gates, landscaping and amenities were all constructed with higher end homes in mind. The result is neighborhood with homes priced under $150,000 and large preserve areas, amenities and the feel of a much more expensive community.

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Serenade Rental

August 19, 2009

We have just listed a nice two bedroom condo at Serenade on Palmer Ranch. This condominium has a nice preserve view and is available for $900 per month.  Amenities include pool, club house, fitness center, two pools and more. More information is available at:

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Serenade Rental

July 17, 2009

Beginning August 1st, we will have a nice two bedroom two bath condo at Serenade on Palmer Ranch available for annual lease. This condo features a spacious screened patio and washer & dryer. Serenade on Palmer Ranch has many amenities including a gated entry, two pools, tennis courts, fitness center and club house.  This rental is available for $900.00 monthly.

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Buying Foreclosures

July 17, 2009

Harris Interactive recently conducted a study in which it was determined that 55 percent of people surveyed identified them selves as likely to purchase a foreclosed property. Back in November of 2008, the same survey indicated that only 47 percent were likely to purchase a foreclosed property. People currently renting (68%) were among the most likely to buy a foreclosed property. Here in the Sarasota / Bradenton real estate market we are experiencing the effects of this increased interest in foreclosure properties which make up a high percentage of the closed transactions.   There are some excellent opportunities among the foreclosures in our market. However, not all foreclosure are good deals because in some cases the costs associated with repairs and upgrades may be too high. The best deals may newly constructed homes that were purchased by out of town investors at the end of the boom. In many cases these foreclosed properties have never been lived in and are in excellent condition. If you are interested in such properties, give me a call at 941-650-4626.

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Sarasota Median Home Prices

May 16, 2009

The median home price in the Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice market is now at $155,200 highlighting the area’s affordability. With the median price 40.8% below that of last year, now maybe the best time to find a great deal.

Visit www.sarasotajustlisted.com to search area homes.

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Sarasota Foreclosures

May 14, 2009

After a brief moratorium on bank foreclosures we are seeing a spike in foreclosure activity. March foreclosure activity amounts to a 40 percent increase over previous months. Other market indices point to a market recovery so current foreclosures make for wonderful opportunities for smart investing. If you are interested in purchasing distressed or foreclosed properties give me a call at 941-650-4626.

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Sales of Existing Florida Homes

May 11, 2009

In the first quarter of 2008 sales of existing Florida homes totaled 25,071.  Total sales of existing Florida homes increased 25 percent to 31,412 in the first quarter of this year.  Home sales in each of the last three quarters indicate increases over the same periods in the preceding year.  Improving sales numbers regionally, nationally and locally indicate that the market is turning.  Now is the time to buy your dream home or investment property wile interest rate and values are  at their lowest.