Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sarasota Real Estate

After visiting many people decide to purchase Sarasota Real Estate. Homes and Condos can be found throughout the city and also the islands. Sarasota Homes can range from small cottages to multimillion dollar mansions. Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key and parts of the mainland are the areas where you will find the largest Sarasota Waterfront Homes. Most Sarasota Condos can be found along the islands. Here the condos line the beaches and bayside locations. Siesta Key is a popular beach and it is rated one of the top beaches in the US every year.

During the early 2000’s Real Estate in the Sarasota was booming. It continued to do so until it peaked around late 2005. Prior to 2005 properties were changing hands frequently, sometimes twice in one day while seeing double digit appreciation every year. Sarasota Real Estate experienced one of the fastest appreciations in the country. However, after 2005, the market cooled off as it did in the rest of the country. As expected, the inventory levels of Sarasota homes for sale skyrocketed to about two years supply. This led to a rapid deflation of the Sarasota Real Estate market with pricing and sales being negatively affected. By 2007 Sarasota homes and condos could be had for a fraction of the prices of 2005. Most hard hit were the newer communities built after 2000. These communities experienced much of the hyper active market and suffered tremendously after the decline.