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June 23, 2014

Luxury Sarasota Condo Sold by John Woodward

Sold by John Woodward

Renaissance Luxury Penthouse

Renaissance Sarasota EntryJohn Woodward just sold another luxury property in Sarasota.  This time it is a Penthouse residence located at the Renaissance.  Situated just north of Fruitville Road at 750 N. Tamiami Trail, the Renaissance is probably one of the most under-rated buildings in town.  A newer building with all the modern amenities like a fitness center, Olympic size pool, a business center, a grand entertaining/part room, secure parking and guest suites along with the opportunity to have full bay views would cause any buyer to believe prices would be well

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June 17, 2014

Just Listed in Mirror Lake by Paul Adams

New Listing in Mirror Lake

3411 59th Ave BradentonWe just put this great 2 bedroom corner unit condo on the market in Bradenton, FL for an super amazing price of $80,000. The unit is nicely upgraded and ready to go! It is conveniently located just steps away from the world famous IMG entrance. For those who are not familiar with IMG it used to be called the Nick Bolletieri Tennis Academy. Nick still coaches full time every day if he is not on the road and is known for working with top players such as Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Monica Seles. I personally

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June 2, 2014

Sold on Siesta Key - The Terrace at 5400 Ocean Blvd

Sold for $1.1million on Siesta Key

John Woodward Sells another Luxury Beach Front Property

Located in Siesta Key Village is the uber Luxurious Condo...The TerraceJohn Woodward of Sarasota Real Estate Group  just sold this magnificent gulf front condominium in The Terrace building on Siesta Key for

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May 19, 2014

Just Listed 2454 Gold Oak Ct Sarasota

Just Listed in Colonial Oaks

2454 Gold Oak Ct, Sarasota, FL 34232 is now for sale!

2454 Gold Oak Ct located in Colonial Oaks, Sarasota, FLThe Sarasota Real Estate market continues to show strength and there are few opportunities to buy at the lowest price in the neighborhood today.  Here is the chance!  This home boasts a pool, a quiet cul-de-sac location with a view out the back that doesn't include looking directly into the back of another homeowner's home.

With two-bedrooms and two-full baths, this great room plan residence is perfect for the first time home-buyer or the budget minded homeowner. Features include high ceilings, an efficient kitchen and breakfast nook along with a formal dining room.  Loads of low maintenance tile is throughout.  The large master has a walk-in closet and opens to the lanai and pool deck.

Priced the lowest in the neighborhood at

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April 2, 2014

Sarasota Real Estate Market Update - First Quarter 2014

Sarasota Real Estate Market Update - 2014 Q1

The Sarasota Real Estate market continues to show strength in total units sold, average price per squAnnual Trend of the Sarasota Real Estate Market 2004-2013are foot and average sale price.  Market time is tightening for non-bank involved sales and the list price to sales price ratio is improving.  Annual levels are at almost record levels and the shorter term is looking quite healthy as well.


Unit Sales – Q1 2013 vs. 2014

Overall unit sales were flat as compared to Q1 of 2013 but are showing a shift away from short sales.  The underlying make up of total unit sales show significant improvement in non-bank sales which are making up the decrease in short sales.  What we started to pick up in the 2013 end of year report was the almost two-thirds drop in closed short sales.   We view this as a signal that distressed properties are having less impact in the overall market.  We believe that sellers may be less inclined to short sale their homes due to the expiration of the deficiency waivers allowed for underwater home owners.

Foreclosure sales increased by

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March 27, 2014

Listed and Sold in Sarasota by John Woodward

Listed and Sold by John Woodward

Occasionally real estate professionals are confronted with a unique property where compView of Lake Mystic in Sarasota, FLs don’t exist or recent neighborhood sales are of little use.  This is where agent experience and patience can pay off for the ultimate win-win situation as was the case here with the sale of

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March 20, 2014

Sold on Longboat Key by John Woodward

Sold on Longboat Key

by John Woodward

Congratulations to John Woodward of Sarasota Real Estate Group for his latest Longboat Key sale.

It’s was clearly the view that sold this top floor condo.  With sweeping bay views of Sarasota bay, it almost hard to believe that such beauty could be had for under $300,000.  Recently renovated inside along with a total exterior facelift this year, the experience of owning what feels like a new condo at an affordable price is exactly what the new owners found.

First Longboat Harbour features direct beach access, a

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Feb. 21, 2014

Sarasota Real Estate - Sold in Serenoa Lakes by John Woodward

     Sold in Serenoa by John Woodward

Congratulations to John Woodward of Sarasota Real Estate Group for his latest sale located in the upscale gated golf course community of Sernoa Lakes at 6793 Areca Blvd, Sarasota, FL.   This home offered the new owners a private sanctuary with a scenic view of water and open spaces on over a half acre. With over 3,500 of living space, a three car garage, and an over-sized lanai and pool, this home is perfect for

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Jan. 19, 2014

Sarasota Real Estate December 2013 Market

Sarasota Market Report for December 2013

              Sarasota Real Estate Units Sales December 2013 by Month

Monthly View for December 2013

Sarasota Sales month over month continue to show a fairly consistent upward trend.  With the monthly dips and peaks, we see higher highs and higher lows.  The greatest numbers of closings usually occur in

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Jan. 18, 2014

Sarasota Real Estate Statistics for 2013

2013 Sarasota Real Estate Year Report

          Sarasota Real Estate Sales by Unit - 2004-2013


2013 Summary

The Sarasota Real Estate market showed continued strength for 2013. Total sales for 2013 were up 9.6% which ended up surpassing 2005 levels.  Sales were within 5% of the all-time sales year of 2006 based on total units sold.  Average marketing time to contract dropped 31% from 115 days in 2012 to 88 days in 2013.

Bank Participation Down

Looking behind the broad numbers, short sales

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