Archive for the ‘Short Sales’ Category


Florida Home Sales

October 27, 2009

Homes sales in Florida increased by as much as 34 percent in October marking the 13th consecutive month with increased sales as measure in year-to-year comparison.  There were 14,419 homes sold in September this year compared to 10,778 for the same period last year.  The increase in condominium sales was even more dramatic.  Statewide the sales of condominiums increased by 77 percent over September 2008 and nearly 9 percent over August of this year.  Over 5,000 condo were sold in September compared to 2,870 in September of 2008.  With so many good deals among foreclosures and short sales it is no surprise that sales are up.  If you would like to register to receive daily updates about foreclosures in our area visit .


Broadway Promenade

October 15, 2009

There are so many great deals on vacation homes in Sarasota right now. You can buy a one bedroom in one of downtown’s newest condominiums, Broadway Promenade for only $129,000. This condo just came on the market and has stainless appliances, granite counter tops and all the conveinence of downtown living. Amenities at Broadway Promenade include concierge, pool, fitness center, secured parking and much more.  Broadway Promenade has a commercial component with many boutiques and a  Publix Grocery Store.  This property, listed with another firm is the lowest priced condo at Broadway Promenade.  It wont last long so give us a call at 941-650-4626.  Click here to view details.


Sarasota Bank Owned Real Estate

October 9, 2009

With prices in Sarasota on the rise again, time is running out to get the best deals on bank owned properties and foreclosures. If you are interested in getting a list of foreclosure property deals in Sarasota, Bradenton, or the Keys or Lakewood Ranch, visit and register.  We are seeing an increase in interest among buyer and investors looking for properties since the The Today Show named Sarasota as the number one place in the country to buy real estate.  Don’t miss out, there are still some great deals.


Two Bedroom on Longboat under $150,000

October 7, 2009

You might be surprised to know that you can buy a two bedroom condominium on Longboat Key for the price you would expect to pay for a condo on the mainland. Currently there is a two bedroom condominium on Longboat Key located directly across from the beach that is priced at only $145,000. If you are interested in finding the lowest priced properties in the most prestigious areas of Sarasota, give me a call at 941-650-4626.


Laurel Lakes

August 12, 2009

We recently listed this home in Laurel Lakes for $349,000. Although an offer has been recieved, it is a short sale and it will be some time before the sale is completed. Other buyers still have time to have thier offers submitted to the bank for approval as well.


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.


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.