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Oct. 10, 2019

4511 28TH AVE E, PALMETTO, FL 34221

4511 28TH AVE E, PALMETTO, FL 34221

  

 

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,624 SqFt

Exceptional value in Palmetto! This home has it all, starting with its large front and backyards complimented by tons of beautiful Florida landscaping! Buyers will LOVE the open floorplan, including spacious family room, dining room combo connected to classic kitchen with breakfast bar. Gleaming tile floors throughout give a clean, fresh feel while lots of windows keep the home light and bright! Big screened-in patio allows you to enjoy the outdoors all year, relaxing while overlooking the sparkling water view. Close to shopping and dining, this property is convenient to everything you need while at the same time located in a quiet neighborhood. The community features include a playground, tennis court, and more! NEW INTERIOR PAINT! NEW CARPET! This home is move-in ready! Book your showing now - This home will go fast!

 

 

For more information call us at 941-260-0144 or click the link below!

Posted in Palmetto, Real Estate
Oct. 10, 2019

704 3RD AVE SW, RUSKIN, FL 33570

704 3RD AVE SW, RUSKIN, FL 33570

  

 

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,064 SqFt

Storybook home available! This 1950s home combines the charm of the past with the comfort of the present. Surrounded by picket fence, the cozy covered front porch nestled between beautiful Florida landscaping is the ideal location to relax and catch a beautiful sunset over the sparkling water view. Buyers will love the mixture of old and new! Inside the home features modern touches such as upgraded kitchen appliances, low-maintenance ceramic floors, built-in sound system, open floor plan and smart home systems. Fresh paint and tons of big windows keep the space light and bright! With 3 bedrooms to choose from, Buyers can easily convert one into another family space, a home office or a rec room - This home has endless possibilities! The backyard is equally impressive. The huge lawn is ready to be transformed into the ultimate outdoor living space with room for your boat/RV/camper. Invite friends and family over to gather around the fire pit for a cookout or to soak up the stars. Standalone shed is added bonus storage.

 

For more information call us at 941-260-0144 or click the link below!

Posted in Real Estate
Oct. 9, 2019

Coming Soon - 2939 Arlington St, Sarasota, FL 34239

2939 Arlington St, Sarasota, FL 34239

  

 

3 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,832 SqFt

You will fall in love with this house twice! First, when you pull up to the freshly painted home surrounded by a large yard and lush trees. Accented by classic columns, the charming covered front porch invites you to relax in the shade while enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. Once you step inside, buyers will be impressed to find vaulted ceilings and a sun-filled open floor plan, keeping living room and dining room together making it perfect for hosting family and friends. The updated kitchen is truly the centerpiece of this home! It's the extras such as solid granite counter tops, slow-close cabinets, and peekaboo windows bringing the sunshine inside that make this home stand out among the rest. Buyers will feel pampered in the spacious Master Suite with a walk-in closet and spa-like bathroom complete with separate vanity. On the other side of the home, the 2 guest bedrooms share a sitting room giving you flex space for your needs whether is a home office, media room or playroom. The backyard is equally impressive! The covered, paved patio can be easily transformed into an outdoor living room or dining area. The large, fully fenced yard is ready for pets! Do not wait to see this home in person - It will not last!

For more information call us at 941-260-0144 or click the link below!

Posted in Real Estate, Sarasota
Oct. 3, 2019

4207 SCHWALBE DR, #114, SARASOTA, FL 34235

4207 SCHWALBE DR, #114, SARASOTA, FL 34235

  

 

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,195 SqFt

Welcome home to Strathmore Village! This charming 55+ community is ideal for a quiet and peaceful lifestyle while at the same time located minutes from downtown and everything Sarasota has to offer. This lovely, well-maintained villa comes with a NEW A/C air duct system keeping the home cool without a high price. Additional upgrades include NEW dishwasher, NEW garbage disposal, newer flooring throughout, walk-in closet and 2017 hot water heater. Open floor plan between living and dining areas give a spacious feel! Exterior is low maintenance with lawn service included in HOA, a private, large utility room with washer/dryer, and covered single carport. Strathmore Village community features include pool and recreation room.

For more information call us at 941-260-0144 or click the link below!

Posted in Real Estate, Sarasota
Oct. 3, 2019

4209 SCHWALBE DR, #113, SARASOTA, FL 34235

4209 SCHWALBE DR, #113, SARASOTA, FL 34235

  

 

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,195 SqFt

One or more photo(s) has been virtually staged. Welcome home to Strathmore Village! This charming 55+ community is ideal for a quiet and peaceful lifestyle while at the same time located minutes from downtown and everything Sarasota has to offer. This lovely, well-maintained villa comes with a NEW A/C air duct system keeping the home cool without a high price. Additional upgrades include NEW garbage disposal, all double pane windows, newer flooring throughout, built-in storage in closets and updated shower in master bathroom. Open floor plan between living and dining areas give a spacious feel! Exterior is low maintenance with lawn service included in HOA, a private, large utility room with washer/dryer, and covered single carport. Strathmore Village community features include pool and recreation room.

For more information call us at 941-260-0144 or click the link below!

https://www.liveinlakewoodranch.com/search/details/h2o/2/

Posted in Real Estate, Sarasota
Oct. 3, 2019

5180 NORTHRIDGE RD, #206, SARASOTA, FL 34238

5180 NORTHRIDGE RD, #206, SARASOTA, FL 34238

  

 

2 Beds | 2 Baths | 1,289 SqFt

Rarely does a condo like this come on the market! This home is perfect for resort-style living, without breaking the budget. The Serenade on Palmer Ranch features two heated swimming pools, a hot tub, a fitness center, tennis courts, car wash station, playground, BBQ area and community clubhouse ideal for gatherings and social functions. From the minute you walk in, you can see that this well-maintained 2-bedroom unit offers everything needed to enjoy Florida living to its fullest. Large sliding glass doors showcase beautiful scenery and keep the condo light and bright. The open floor plan connects the spacious kitchen featuring full pantry and breakfast bar, dining area ideal for entertaining friends and family and living room complete with crown molding. Your huge master suite equipped with a walk-in closet will not disappoint. Serenade has so much to offer that it can be hard to decide between tennis, swimming, or taking a quick drive to Siesta Key Beach for a relaxing sunset.

For more information call us at 941-260-0144 or click the link below!

https://www.liveinlakewoodranch.com/search/details/h2n/13/

Posted in Sarasota
Oct. 1, 2019

October Market Update

October Real Estate Market Update

 

The year is flying by! Its already fall and the holiday season is fast approaching! There has been alot of unrest and uncertainty in the market lately. Lets see how that has played out in the local Sarasota and Manatee real estate market. 

First we always like to look at the number of new homes coming on the market. 

August and Year to date new listings

So year to date we are down about 1% which is pretty minimal, now remember this number will not take into consideration all the New Construction homes since they are not all listed for sale.

 

Next up lets take a look at the number of pending homes or the number of home that have gone into escrow.

August Pending Home Sales

We had a huge uptick in pending sales in August which lead to a higher closed sales number in the coming months. We did see a pretty large drop in mortgage interest rates in August which pushed these pending sales up. 

 

Now lets take a look at Months Supply of Inventory. What this means is that if we sold every home available and no more inventory came on the market how long would that take. 

August Inventory

Looks like inventory has stayed the same Year to Date. This number can be hyper-local as well as we have seen higher price points are holding alot more inventory. You should reach out to us if you would like some more granular data to your specific price point or neighborhood! 

 

The median price is up 3.4% on the year, which is the amount that values have increased/decreased. 

Median Sales Price

 

The next two numbers we want to look at is the number of homes that are actually for sale, and how long is it taking for those homes to go into escrow. 

August Active inventory

So first the number of homes for sale has risen 2.8% on the year. With a total of 5208 homes for sale in Sarasota and Manatee County we are starting to see Condition and Price become more and more important. As inventory rises buyers have more homes to chose from and the homes with the best VALUE (Buyers perceive value as Price + Condition) will still move fast in this market. 

So when you have more homes for sale naturally the time on market or days on market we call it. Which is how long does it take for a home to go on the market and then go into escrow. 

August Time to contract

So the time to contract is up 12.5% Year to Date to 54 days, this number too can be dialed in to specific neighborhoods and price points. However if your home has been sitting longer than 54 days you have to review the THE BIG TWO... Price and Condition. 

 

August Closed Sales

Last but not least we have Closed Sales , with closed sales being up 4.1% for the year we have a strong indicator that the market is still going strong. With interest rates still near record lows and inventory remaining tight in certain price points it is a great market for both Buyers and Sellers. 

 

If you have any questions or would like some more specific data on your home, neighborhood, or price point. Please do not hesitate to reach out!

 

Matt Bohanon

CEO/ Realtor

House Match

941-726-8750

 

 

Posted in Buyers, Sellers
Sept. 27, 2019

The Scoop with Saylor - October

Here are some of the awesome events happening October throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties! 

 

31ST Annual Fruitville Grove Pumpkin Fest

Stroll under the shade of large oak trees to see local vendors in the craft show with their one of a kind crafts. The Pumpkin Fest runs every weekend of October and hours are 10:00-5:00. The event has *no charge for admission or parking*. There will be live demonstrations, music, shows and interactions throughout the festival and different activities offered each day! 

Hundsaders Farm 28th Annual Pumpkin Fest

Live shows, a corn maze, a pumpkin patch, many vendors, a zip line are just a few of the activities Hunsader farms will offer at their pumpkin festival every weekend beginning October 12th through October 27th. The fun starts at 9am and ends at 5pm. 

Water Lantern Festival October 5th, 2019

Water Lantern Festival is an amazing experience where you'll witness the magic of the lanterns as they light up the water. The Water Lantern Festival will be held at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235 on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The Water Lantern Festival was voted #1 Festival of 2019 by USA Today Readers' Choice. Don't miss this beautiful event!

Sarasota Pirates & Rum Festival October 5th, 2019

Sarasota's biggest and best event in October for cancer awareness! Great LIVE music, incredible food, pirates, and rum brands from around the world. Tickets available now.

Arlington Park Halloween Trail Carnival October 26th, 2019

Join in on the frightfully fun games, tricks and treats during our Halloween Trail Carnival. Enjoy carnival games, costume contest and parade, face painting, and much more.

  

   Along with many more fun events happening throughout the month October!

 

Lakewood Ranch Classic Car Show - October 2nd, 2019

Music on Main - October 4th, 2019

Lakewood Ranch Block Party and Club Day - October 18th, 2019

Sleepy Hollow Experience - October 19th, 2019

Indigo Family Fall Festival hosted by Neal Communities - October 20th, 2019

BooFest - October 25th, 2019

Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island - October 11th, 2019

Bradenton's Farmers Market - Every Saturday through October, 2019

Mainly Art the third Saturday of October 2019

 Mainly Art hosts dozens of local artists and craftspeople displaying and selling their creations.  Art, crafts, live music, and food are available from 9am to 2pm on Fourth Avenue West where it connects with the weekly Bradenton Farmers’ Market on Main Street.

 

Enjoy October! Let us know if you are going to any of these great events, we may see you there! 

Posted in Local Events
Sept. 26, 2019

5276 11th St E, Bradenton, FL 34203

5276 11th St E, Bradenton, FL 34203

 

 

Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2 | SqFt: 1,846

Welcome to Park Place! This well-maintained and beautifully landscaped home is located in a quiet, gated community while also just off St Rd 70 keeping you minutes to restaurants and shops. From the moment you walk in, you can see that a ton of thought was put into the design and decor. Do you like to cook and entertain? The kitchen is the chef's dream with classic marble backsplash, coffee bar, walk-in pantry and granite countertops. The spacious dining room is the centerpiece of the home with a peaceful view of the wooded preserves out back. Other practical features include open floor plan, large windows providing natural light, low maintenance ceramic tile floors and a bonus room that can serve as an entertainment room or office. A covered patio provides cool mornings and evenings, comfortable under ceiling fan, making fresh air enjoyable without A/C during both summer and winter seasons. Garage comes with full screen installed allowing you to work in the garage with sunlight and a breeze. This affordable home is in pristine condition and move-in ready!

 

For more information contact us at 941-260-0144 or click the link below!

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Posted in Real Estate
July 1, 2019

Watch as We Escape Reality

 

Are you looking to try out a great escape room in our area? If so, you can’t do better than Escape Reality in Sarasota. 

We recently took the opportunity to check this place out ourselves and learn what makes it so unique, and co-owner Suzan Ponte was kind enough to join us. In Suzan’s words, Escape Reality is about creating a unique mission and story for everyone, and they create games that rely on different types of skills. 

For your convenience, we’ve provided timestamps of the video above chronicling our entire visit so that you can jump ahead to various sections at your leisure:

0:38—How did Escape Reality get its start? 

1:45—What goes on at Escape Reality?

2:46—What should you expect when going there?

3:37—Checking out the “Mafia Mayhem” room

8:33—Wrapping things up

If you’d like to know more about Escape Reality, check out their website escaperealitysarasota.com. Plus, if you go there and mention that you saw this video, you’ll get a free drink!

As always, if you have any real estate-related questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help you. 

Posted in Real Estate