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The Sarasota Board of Realtors released sales statistics for September 2009 today. The report indicates that Barbara Corcoran was right on about Sarasota on the Today Show a week ago. Ms. Corcoran pointed out several reasons why Sarasota is the Best place to buy homes in the United States in her “Hot Prograstination” segment on the show.

Read the full report on Sarasota MLS statistics published today - September 2009 Sarasota Real Estate Sales Skyrocket

Sarasota Florida is a sophisticated city offering its residents cultural venues similar to larger cities along with a warm climate and fabulous beaches. If you are interested in viewing Sarasota homes for sale in Sarasota, contact the John Allen Team at 941-544-6467.

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We believe Sarasota Florida is one of the best places to live, work and retire. But don't just take our word for it. Here is a partial list of what others are saying this year.

2009 Sarasota Real Estate Accolades

  • Barbara Corcoran names Sarasota #1 on her Top 10 Best Markets in United States to Buy a Home,
  • US News and World Repots names Sarasota # 5 on their 10 Best Undervalued Places to Live list.
  • Dr Beach names Siesta Key beach in Sarasota the 2nd Best Beach in the United States for 2009.
  • The Natural Resources Defense Council names Sarasota #4 on its list of Smarter Cities taking into account things such as air quality, energy conservation, environmental standards, green building, recycling, standard of living and water quality.

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The Sarasota Florida real estate market is continues to improve month over month from the previous year. Home sales rose in August 2009 beating August 2008 by 20% according to new figures released by the Sarasota Association of Realtors (SAR).

August 2009 Sales in Sarasota up 20 Percent

SAR reported that the 500 level was nearly reached again with 382 homes and 114 condos selling. The summer months encountered a seasonal dip but nothing like what was expected.

Sarasota Inventory Levels Declining

Inventory levels in Sarasota are declining and along with the increased sales Sarasota real estate agents are encouraged that the market seems to be bottoming out. Prices for Sarasota real estate have dropped from their highs of several years ago and

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Orchid Beach Club continues to be a condominium complex we show often on Lido Key. The two beautifully designed Carribean inspired buildings were built in 2005. Amenities are the big draw at Orchid Beach Club as buyers are particularly interested in top of the line extras when they purchase a luxury property.

Orchid Beach Club Terrace View

Located on the south end of Lido Key past the Ritz Carlton Beach Residences, Orchid Beach Club’s beachfront units have wide-open views of the Gulf of Mexico. A second building positioned just behind the Gulf-front building offers wonderful city and bay views.

You can search the Sarasota MLS and preview the 11 condos for sale at Orchid Beach Club on our websites. Our January 2009 Orchid Beach Club report is available also.

Prices at Orchid

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Bird Key is an exclusive island neighborhood located between St. Armands Key and downtown Sarasota. A tropical gated community where boaters take advantage of the deep water canals and open Sarasota Bay. Many homes in Bird Key were built in the 1950s when Arvida developed the neighborhood. Many of the original Bird Keys homes have been replaced with luxury mansions and others updated to standards of luxury homes buyers in today’s market.

Residents of Bird Key can also take advantage of the on private yacht club. The Bird Key Yacht Club is a member of the Florida Council of Yacht Club’s and is a great place for residents to socialize.

Buyers interested in Bird Key can choose from the 44 homes currently available in the Sarasota MLS. There are just

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If you’re looking for a downtown Sarasota Florida condo with waterfront view, sweeping Gulf and Bay views are common at Golden Gate Point. Golden Gate Point’s condominiums offer buyers affordable condos as well as multi-million dollar properties for the most discriminating buyers.

Golden Gate PointResidents on Golden Gate Point can walk to downtown, the Ritz Carlton and Marina Jack’s. Shopping, restaurants, cultural venues, such as the opera, ballet and theater, are a short drive. St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach are approximately two miles from this central location.

Golden Gate Point is undergoing a major street restoration which will only enhance this already charming waterfront enclave of condominiums. The project was started in 2007 and is expected to be

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Inventory levels have remained fairly steady on Bird Key. There are 41 properties for sale as of November 3, 2008. Prices start at $529,000 for an older 1800 square foot ranch style home at 223 Seagull Lane. The most expensive home is also located on the same street. 232 Seagull Lane is a spectacular Mediterranean estate on Sarasota Bay. The home is priced at $12,900,000. It was recently built in 2006 and has over 300 feet of seawall frontage. For information and photos of all active listings, visit out Bird Key real estate page.

Recent sales on Bird Key

There have been 13 sales on Bird Key in the last 90 days. Sale prices run from $500,000 to $2.8M.

If you are considering buying or selling a home on Bird Key, contact me at 941-544-6467.

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