Housing Trends Hold Steady as Summer Closes

The combined number of properties sold in Sarasota and Manatee counties increased by 3.7 percent from July 2018 to July 2019. According to monthly reports from Florida REALTORS®, combined inventory in the two-county area decreased but more new listings entered the market this month compared to the same time last year.

In Sarasota County, single-family home sales increased by 13.9 percent to 802 and Manatee single-family home sales decreased by 1.8 percent to 611. Manatee condo sales increased by 8.7 percent to 237, while Sarasota condo sales decreased by 10.6 percent to 305.

“With holidays and family vacations, July is traditionally a slower month for sales,” said Amy Worth, 2019 President of the…

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Arbor Lakes - Palmer Ranch Neighborhood

Arbor Lakes is a newer community in Palmer Ranch built by Taylor Morrison. This community broke ground on construction in 2015 and is finishing up the build on their last homes here in 2019. This new construction community is 100% sold out, but with a neighborhood consisting of 267 single family homes spread across 217 acres, you’re still bound to get your hands on a gorgeous resale. These homes feature the popular west indies architectural design, paired with trendy and updated interiors. Arbor Lakes is well sought after for families because of its school zoning. According to the 2019 school grades, Arbor Lakes is zoned to three A-rated schools in the Sarasota County School district. Arbor Lakes is zoned to…

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