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Carolyn Donnelly has infinite knowledge on all the neighborhoods in Sarasota & the surrounding islands. If you want to spend your days on the beaches of Longboat Key, Lido Key or Siesta Key, and enjoy the shopping in Sarasota & St. Armands Key, now is the time to invest in Sarasota and area real estate. Contact Carolyn Donnelly & use her knowledge to your advantage.
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Invest in the best neighborhoods on Florida's Gulf Coast
Longboat KeyLongboat Key provides quiet, luxury, waterfront properties. This narrow, 11-mile long island is stretched between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Longboat Key provides beautiful beaches, a relaxed atmosphere, sunny days & a wonderful coastal breeze...read more.
St. Armand’s Circle on Lido KeyJohn Ringling purchased a group of barrier islands off Sarasota hoping to create a major tourist attraction that would include world-class restaurants, elegant shops & the finest hotels. St. Armand’s Circle has become that destination. “The Circle,” as locals call it, has exclusive shops, award-winning restaurants & a fabulous nightlife...read more.
Siesta KeyRecently voted the Best Beach in the USA by Dr. Beach, Siesta Key is most famous for its unbelievably perfect, white sand. The sand is cool, soft and made from 99% pure quartz. People come from all over the world to see the Siesta Key public beach & the beautiful ocean that lies beyond it....read more.
SarasotaSarasota is a truly wonderful place to live. The town is full of vivid colors & stunning foliage. The bright blue skies & wonderful weather promote a lot of outdoor activities. A daily view of Sarasota would include boaters, joggers, bike riders, golfers & window shoppers. Sarasota is famous for its wide array of golf courses...read more.
Local Real Estate News
Median prices soar in Sarasota over last OctoberMedian sale prices climbed dramatically in Sarasota County in October compared to last October numbers. Single family home prices were up 11.6 percent and condo prices spiked by 20.7 percent. And, the first time since April 2013, inventory has climbed above the 4,000 level.
This remains a dynamic market and seems to have plenty of strength. Local tourism is a historic highs according to recent reports in the media, and when we have such a strong influx of visitors, that tends to propel future sales as people enjoy visiting Sarasota and decide it might make a great future home.
Builder confidence in the 55+ housing market improvesBuilder confidence in the 55+ housing market showed continued improvement in the third quarter of 2013 compared to the same period a year ago, according to the National Association of Home Builders'. All segments of the market - single family, condos and multifamily - registered strong increases. We still have a ways to go to get back to full production, but we are on the right track.
Inflation and the Tooth FairyA Visa study* found that kids are getting an average of $3.79 per lost tooth, a 23% jump over last year's rate of $3.00. This is 42% spike from the $2.60/tooth that the Tooth Fairy gave in 2011.
Visa also reported that the increase is due in part to parents who do not want their kids to be the ones at the playground that received the lowest amount from the Tooth Fairy. Talk about peer pressure!
Visa also found that prices are regional. On average kids in the Northeast are getting the most ($4.10) followed by the West ($3.70) and the South ($3.60).
*(The survey results are based on 1000 household out of 3000 called that included a child under 13)
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Residential Real Estate
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Longboat Key, FL 34228