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3324 Ramblewood Dr S Sarasota FL 34237- Affordable Villa

Ramblewood Acres Sarasota Florida community pool

SOLD – Comfort You can Afford. Discover Ramblewood Acres – a gated community in Sarasota Florida with an amazing location. Only $117,000

Why Spend Another Winter in the Cold, Snowy Weather?
Ramblewood Acres Clubhouse Sarasota FL
This affordable villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a private back yard. It is awaiting your personal touches.
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The living room, dining room and bedroom photos have been virtually staged to give you ideas.

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For the Fun of Life -Ramblewood Acres offers 3 pools, including one heated pool, tennis, shuffleboard, a fenced play ground, a dog park and a clubhouse with large kitchen, several gathering rooms, fitness room, billiards room, a children’s play room and a library.




The perfect fit for a healthy and active lifestyle

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Ramblewood Acres is so conveniently located. It is just 1.5 miles to downtown Sarasota with all of the cultural events, farmer’s market, restaurants, and shops.

Within 5 miles are an international airport, beaches, golf, museums, boat ramps, theaters performing arts and the new UTC mall.

New College and Ringling School of Art are also very close by.

Call or Text Beverly and John for more information on this property or for help with other properties. 941-321-3916

New Real Estate Market Statistics for April 2017

Market Trends

The new statistics have been released for April 2017. Watch our short videos.

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Since over 96% of Buyers begin their home search online, it is more critical than ever to align your self with professionals who
are committed to a strategic, individually tailored online campaign to get your home sold.

Get more information on what these numbers mean to you. Just get in touch with us – we are here to help

 

Sarasota Real Estate Market Trends April 2017

Market Trends

Sarasota Real Estate Market Trends
The new statistics have been released for March 2017.

The number of homes sold year over year went up over 6%
1230 homes sold in March 2017 versus 1158 homes sold in March 2016

The Sold volume increased over 8%
The March volume for 2017 was $419,006,501 which is up 8.27% over March 2016

The Average Sales Price increased
The March 2017 average sales price was $340,656 which is up almost 2% from March 2016

The Average Days on Market increased as well
March 2017 average days on market was 78 compared to 60 in March 2016

The Number of Active Listings increased from last year
The number of active listings in March 2017 was 5,111 which is 17% above March 2016

Since over 96% of Buyers begin their home search online, it is more critical than ever to align your self with professionals who
are committed to a strategic, individually tailored online campaign to get your home sold.

Get more information on what these numbers mean to you. Just get in touch with us – we are here to help

 

Sarasota Real Estate Market Trends March 2017

Market Stats March 2017

Sarasota Real Estate Market Trends
The new statistics have been released for February 2017.

The number of homes sold year over year went up slightly
829 homes sold in February 2017 versus 808 homes sold in February 2016

The Sold volume increased slightly as well
The February volume for 2017 was $286,524,900 which is up 1.1% over February 2016

The Average Sales Price decreased a little
The February 2017 average sales price was $345,627 which is down 1.5% from February 2016

The Average Days on Market increased from last year
February 2017 average days on market was 75 compared to 68 in February 2016 – a 10% increase

The Number of Active Listings increased from last year
The number of active listings in February 2017 was 5,157 which is 19% above February 2016

Since over 96% of Buyers begin their home search online, it is more critical than ever to align your self with professionals who
are committed to a strategic, individually tailored online campaign to get your home sold.

Get more information on what these numbers mean to you. Just get in touch with us – we are here to help

 

January 21, 2017

Real Estate 2017: What to Expect

Real Estate 2017: What to Expect

Real Estate 2017: What to Expect

One of the most common questions we get at this time of year is, “What’s going on in the market?” It’s not just potential buyers and sellers who are curious; homeowners always want reassurance their home’s value is going up. The good news is the American real estate market is strong and healthy: home values are up, prices and sales are strong, and millennial first-time buyers are eager to become homeowners.

We often use national real estate numbers to give us a clearer view of our local market. However, real estate is local, and while statistics and predictions help us understand the overall real estate market, our local market may be different. If you’re thinking of buying or selling, or just want to know how much your home is worth, give us a call!

What to Expect in the Real Estate Market in 2017

The American housing market is stronger than ever! Home values, prices and sales had their strongest numbers in 2016, a sure sign the market is healthy and strong. According to the Home Price Index from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), property values have increased in 58 of the last 62 months and have increased more than 35 percent nationally. Homeowners continue to build equity in their largest investment—their homes.

First-time buyers are back.

Housing forecasts from the National Association of REALTORS (NAR), the Mortgage Bankers’ Association, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae all predict existing-home sales will surpass 6 million in 2017, higher than anticipated sales for 2016. Who’s driving the surge? According to NAR, millennials who have put off buying a home are ready to buy. While they may have avoided buying a home due to student debt and limited employment, many are entering their 30s, a time when their attention turns to marriage, family and setting roots with homeownership. They’re predicted to be the driving force behind home and condominium sales from now until into 2020. (Source: MarketWatch)

What does this mean to you? If you’re a millennial who’s been on the fence about buying, now is the time to act. Give us a call to answer your questions about the market and the buying process.

Renters are embracing homeownership

Additionally, many renters who’ve resisted buying are starting home searches due to the economic weight of rising rents. This year’s home buyers seek to take advantage of comparatively low interest rates and, in most cases, static payments each month—an advantage of home ownership. Rental costs will only continue to rise; if you’re thinking of buying, now is an ideal time to do so.

What does this mean to you? Every month you pay rent, you lose the opportunity to build equity in a home of your own. Break free from the limits of renting and invest in your financial future. Come in the office and we’ll discuss your options.

Home prices are on the rise.

According to NAR, the median existing-home price not only increased 6.0 percent year-over-year in October, it’s also the 56th consecutive month of year-over-year increases. Prices are approaching the pre-recession peak.

What does this mean to you? Home prices, and subsequently home values, are increasing. If you’ve been waiting to list your home until you know you can sell it for what you think it’s worth, now is a great time to do so. We’ll be happy to give you a comparative market assessment of your home and help you get your home in list-ready shape.

If you’re in the market to buy, be prepared to act.

Homes were on the market for the shortest amount of time recorded since 2009: 52 days. The increase of qualified buyers in the market along with the increasing efficiency of the real estate process means homes are selling faster than ever, and in many cases buyers are engaging in bidding wars and paying over the list price to get the home of their dreams.

What does this mean to you? The home you have your eye on one day may be gone the next. In competitive markets, be prepared to come to the table with a competitive bid.

Looking for a new home?

New-home construction will increase to an average of 1.5 million per year to 2024, according to a report from NAR. However, experts anticipate housing starts will only increase to 1.22 million in 2017, which is less than the 1.5 million new homes required to keep up with growing demand. This inventory shortage of new entry-level homes—typically purchased by first-time buyers—may drive up prices in some areas. Home builders have been focusing on multi-family construction for the last few years, but this type of construction has begun to level off providing hope that builders will once again focus on single-family home construction. However, stricter proposed immigration policies may impact new home construction and tighten inventory.

What does this mean to you? First-time and repeat home buyers agree—there are plenty of advantages of buying a new home. Whether you want a home customized to your family’s needs or you don’t want to bother with age-related maintenance, a new home has much to offer. Give us a call to discuss your options.

Affordability pressures are increasing in many markets

Housing affordability in many of the nation’s largest cities has declined over the past few years, a trend that is expected to continue in 2017. However, there is hope. NAR created the Affordability Index to measure the affordability of homes across the United States. The Affordability Index assesses whether the typical family earning the median family income can qualify for a mortgage on a typical home based on the prevailing mortgage interest rate on loans closed on existing homes from the Federal Housing Finance Board.

The NAR Affordability Index is 170.2 (composite) and 169.8 (fixed), meaning a family earning the median family income has 170.2 percent of the income necessary to buy a median-priced, single-family home. Nationally, the qualifying income is $41,616, but it varies by region. In the Northeast, the qualifying income is $45,024. In the Midwest, it’s $32,640. In the South, it’s $36,960. In the West, it’s $61,824.

What does this mean to you? If you’ve had your eye on a new home, but weren’t sure if you could afford it, you may be pleasantly surprised. We may have homes in our area that meet your needs and budget. Give us a call today to discuss your home search.

3 Things to Do Now if You Plan to Buy This Year

  1. Get pre-approved for a mortgage. If you’re like most buyers who plan to finance part of the home purchase, getting pre-approved for a mortgage will allow you to put in an offer on a home and may give you an advantage over other buyers. The added bonus: you can see how much home you can afford and budget accordingly.
  2. Start looking. While most buyers start their searches online, be sure to look at homes in neighborhoods you’d like to live in as well. Keep a notebook to write down what you like and dislike about each home you view in person or online. This will help you narrow down where to look and what to look for in your next home.
  3. Come to our office. The buying process can be tricky. We’d love to guide you through it. We can help you find a home that fits your needs and budget. Give us a call to make an appointment today! Call Beverly and John at 941-321-3916

3 Things to Do Now if You Plan to Sell This Year

  1. Make repairs. Most buyers want a home they can move into right away, without having to make extensive repairs. While the repairs may or may not add value, making them will give your home a competitive advantage over other similar homes on the market.
  2. Get a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA). A CMA not only gives you the current market value of your home, it’ll also show how your home compares to others in the area. This will help us price your home to sell in our market. Call us for your free CMA!
  3. Start packing. Help your buyers see themselves in your home by packing up items you don’t use regularly and storing them in an attic or a storage space. This will make your home easier to stage as well as make it easier to move later on.
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Are you thinking of buying or selling?

Whether you’d like to buy or sell a home this year, want to know how much your home is worth, or have general questions about our local market, give us a call! We’d love to discuss the market with you. Call Beverly and John at 941-321-3916

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7026 Prosperity Cir. Sarasota FL 34238 – Check Out This New Offering Palmer Ranch

Arielle on Palmer Ranch condo for sale

Relax and Enjoy Life!  This 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo at 7026 Prosperity Cir. Sarasota FL 34238 is a wonderful place to come home to.

You will find an updated kitchen with wood cabinets, stainless appliances and solid surface counters. There is a dining area, living room and bonus gathering room located off the eat-in-kitchen. Be sure to notice the interesting curved wall and plant shelves too.

Escape the twirls and stress of everyday life in the community heated pool and spa. Someone else takes care of it and you get to enjoy it.

Pool at Arielle on Palmer Ranch

Pool at Arielle on Palmer Ranch

Pool at Arielle on Palmer Ranch - 7026 Prosperity Cir. Sarasota FL 34238

Pool at Arielle on Palmer Ranch

Pool at Arielle on Palmer Ranch

Then come home and enjoy the beautiful lake view from your lanai at 7026 Prosperity Cir. Sarasota FL 34238

Lake view at Arielle on Palmer Ranch - 7026 Prosperity Cir. Sarasota FL 34238

Lake view at Arielle on Palmer Ranch

 

Arielle is a quiet, gated community on popular Palmer Ranch with an ideal location. Arielle is situated on 38 acres with 2 lakes and 9 acres of preserves.

Just minutes away is the Legacy Bike Trail, lots of shops, restaurants, world famous Siesta Beach, a fabulous YMCA, golf and interstate access. Sarasota is well known as the cultural capital of Florida and there are endless opportunities of attractions, water sports, and interesting things to see and do.

This condo with it’s new A/C in 2015, Pergo floors, tile roof and your own private garage combine to make a great place for seasonal or year round living. Arielle on Palmer Ranch is pet friendly. The fees include basic cable, water, sewer, landscaping, pool maintenance, gates, roofs, exterior painting and exterior pest control.

List Price – $280,000. Call us today at 941-321-3916 for more information and to arrange a private viewing. Click Here for more photos and map.

So just bring your flip flops and your dreams and be happy.

Our Favorite Sarasota Homes for Sale

We are excited to share the Sarasota lifestyle with you. Here is some information about our favorite Sarasota homes for sale.

You can search for your dream home without even registering. When you find the homes you want to view, call us at 941-321-3916 and we can arrange to show you the homes. We will negotiate for you on your behalf and it does not cost you anything extra.

We are also happy to search for you, if you prefer, once we learn about what is important to you.

Home for sale in Turtle Rock on Palmer Ranch in Sarasota FloridaImagine a huge a variety of housing choices – and that is one of our boasting rights. You won’t have a problem finding a home for your new lifestyle.

Sarasota homes for sale include single family homes in many sizes – some have private pools and some have community pools. Our lives often revolve around outdoor living on our lanai, which is a screened porch.  Our lanais can include a pool and also an outdoor kitchen.

Relax by your own pool

We love lanai living with a sparkling pool

Do you want to have your own yard or be in a maintenance free community where yard maintenance is included? Would you like a gated community with a clubhouse and tennis courts?

Or are you a golfer and have always wanted to be in a golf community? If golf is your thing we have many golf communities to choose from, many with fabulous views.

If you would like to explore new construction – we are the team to have on your side. We both have experience and credentials in new home construction and we can guide you through the process. It does not cost more – builders welcome us – we need to go with you the first time so the builder knows you are being represented.

Outdoor kitchen on the lanai

Outdoor kitchen on the lanai

Would you prefer a condominium where everything is taken care of for you? We have villas that are either attached or detached, condos that are low, mid or high rise, and townhouses.

You will find luxury condos, lavish beachfront mansions, rustic cabins along the Myakka river and everything in between.

Lot sizes often vary by the age of the house. Our older homes were typically built on the larger lots and the newer homes tend to be on smaller lots. We will explore with you what will best fit your new lifestyle.

Empty nesters have many choices based on their preferred lifestyle. Seasonal residents often prefer maintenance free communities so they can come and go as they please. We have 55+ communities for active adults that are loaded with activities, if you choose.

Boaters and sunset lovers have many waterfront options – we have Gulf front homes, homes on the bay, and homes on the inter-coastal, canals and lakes.

Other options for Sarasota homes for sale include homes with walkability, gated communities, country club living, airport communities, equestrian communities and many other lifestyles.

We can help you evaluate what your lifestyle will look like, help you sort through the myriad of choices and help you find the right fit for you.
Give us a call so we can set you up with listing alerts and you will be the first to know when a property comes up for sale that matches your criteria. 941-321-3916

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Some of the home styles we offer in the Sarasota area include:

Florida style homes – with a Mediterranean flair
Waterfront homes
Ranch style one story homes
Contemporary style homes
Courtyard homes
Villas – attached and detached
Condos – mid and high rise
Country ranchettes
Golf course community homes and villas
Downtown condos
Homes and condos on our Keys – Casey Key, Siesta Key, Lido Key and Longboat key
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Some of the neighboring communities we serve are

Osprey

Palmer Ranch

Nokomis

Venice