January 2011

Found 2 blog entries for January 2011.

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If you are a returning visitor to YourSarasotaRealEstate.com you’ll notice it has a whole new look. I just revamped the site and added some great new features. I've listed a few of the new features below, and I'll be adding more as we get rolling. I hope you'll explore the new Sarasota site, and of course I'd love your feedback. 

  • You'll find a whole new look to the "Search MLS" function. And once you've run your search for Sarasota homes, you'll see larger photos, more detailed information, and a whole page of information about the community and the property. As before, you can save your search and save your favorite homes to a folder.
  • There's also a new "Search by Map" feature. You can zoom and draw the search area you want to see on the map and
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Nationally, the year for home sales finally ended December on a much more positive note as buyers snapped up homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.28 million units, an increase of 12.8% from November and the strongest sales pace since last May.

Home sales were up in all parts of the country with the strongest regional gain at 16.7% in the West. Sales rose 13% in the Northeast, 10.1% in the South and 11% in the Midwest.

Here in the Sarasota local real estate market, home sales saw a huge surge in December from 534 in November to 681 in December, an almost 28% increase.

For December, the inventory of unsold homes nationally stood at an 8.1 months supply, down from 9.5 months supply in November. The inventory of unsold homes represents the

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