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Sarasota Real Estate Sales Are Up

The Sarasota real estate market is making a nice comeback. When the housing bubble burst several years ago, many buyers took a break from one of south Florida’s most popular areas. Now, with Siesta Key taking honors once again in Dr. Beach’s Top 10 Best Beaches list, and Sarasota named as the Best Place to Retire by Portfolio.com in 2010, along with the unbelievable winter of 2011, buyers are back in full force. Florida was the only place in the United States that had no snow last month! With Sarasota’s near-perfect climate, beautiful beaches and incredible 80 plus golf courses, once again the Sarasota real estate market is on the move.

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Many Sarasota real estate buyers have been traveling to the area including the barrier islands of Casey Key, Siesta Key, Bird Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key for decades. They visited as children, then as adults and now as retirees or second homeowners. Many try to time the real estate market, and with lower prices, lower interest rates and a considerably good inventory of homes, condos, town houses and villas, now may be the right time to benefit from the opportunities in the Sarasota real estate market. Gulf front and bayside condominiums are at discount prices as well as golf and country club resorts which offer amenities galore: golf, tennis, swimming, fitness centers and an array of social activities. Country clubs communities like Lakewood Ranch, the Oaks, Prestancia and University Park appeal to families as well as retirees and baby boomers.

Known around the world for its cultural offerings, the area offers more than just a warm climate, beaches, and resorts.  Sarasota Florida is home to the Florida West Coast Symphony, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota Opera House, the Sarasota Orchestra, Asolo Theater, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall and much more. Sarasota’s cultural amenities are numerous and include 30 independent theaters.

You can shop till you drop in Sarasota. St. Armands Circle shopping showcases outstanding specialty shops, restaurants and fashion boutiques. Downtown Sarasota real estate focuses on the new urban lifestyle and residents enjoy antique stores, specialty shops and the art galleries of Palm Avenue as well as outstanding restaurants, cafes and bistros.

2010 Sarasota Real Estate Activity

The Sarasota MLS system currently reports that over 6,000 single family homes sold in 2010 in Sarasota County. In addition, another 2,700 condos, villas and townhouses changed owners. The MLS system currently shows inventory of 3,900 homes for sale and 2,600 condos, townhouses and villas.

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London Bay Homes Acquires Remaining Founders Club Sarasota Real Estate

Naples based builder, London Bay, purchased the remaining 86 building lots at the Founders Club.  The company will also take over the maintenance and marketing of the Founders Club real estate.

Located East of Interstate 75 at Fruitville Road, the Founders Club consists of 700 acres.  There are 286 home sites surrounding the golf course, lakes and tropical acreage.  Famed golf course designer, Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed the golf course.  The Club House is one of the most charming in Sarasota bringing a low country design to the area and showcasing some of the area’s most precious golf history.

The Founders Club is sure to see some significant improvements since the members purchased the remaining golf course memberships and now Builder Magazine’s 2008 Builder of the Year will start new designs beginning with a remodeled sales center.  London Bay builds homes starting in the $800,000s.  Custom designed homes feature fabulous architectural detailing and quality designs sought in a builder of luxury homes.

Currently the Sarasota MLS reports 26 current listings for sale at the Founders Club.  Prices range from $674,000 for a 4 bedroom, 4 and ½ bath home to a 5 bedroom, 5 ½ bath home with over 6,000 sq.ft. priced at $3,999,950.  Pending sales at the Founders Club total 3 and 8 homes have sold in the last six months.

If you are interested in more information on the Founders Club or any other Sarasota real estate for sale, contact the John Allen Team at 941-544-6467.