Two Reasons to Include Sarasota Florida in Your New Year's Resolution

Posted by on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 10:51am.


Now that the stress of finding the right gift for that special one in your life or maybe your four grandkids is over, wouldn't this be a great time to lean back and think about making your 2016 New Year's Resolution. Yes, it’s unseasonably warm up North right now but we all know that's going to change and probably soon.  Wouldn't it be great to spend the rest of this winter season, and maybe even longer some place warm and sunny.  And, there are at least two really good reasons to make this your 2016 New Year’s Resolution now.

The first reason is just how easy it will be to convert this resolution into reality ... by investing in a waterfront, downtown, or country club maintenance-free Sarasota home or condo.  Sarasota Florida is frequently ranked among the "Most Desirable Places to Retire" and the "Ultimate Beach Town."  It's the perfect place to play a round of golf with friends, walk a beach, go after a "big fish" out on the Gulf or play golf on a meticulously groomed course.   In a maintenance-free home or condo, an Association does most of the exterior maintenance for you.  In many cases, the Association provides a country club with restaurant, lounge, fitness center and a heated pool and spa.  Some waterfront properties include a yacht club and marina for your boat.  And, some upscale associations provide concierge services, housekeeping, valet parking, guest suites and other active lifestyle services.  

But right now there's a second good reason to include Sarasota in your New Year’s Resolution.  Many more homes and condos have come on the market recently.  In mid-August there were just over 5,100 properties on the market in Sarasota and Manatee County.  By mid-November, that number had risen to over 6,000 homes and condos for you to choose from and, even better,  this increased inventory helps to stabilize prices and reduce the rat-race of competing offers. 

There is every conceivable style of residence you could want from multi-million dollar waterfront penthouses and luxury homes to more modest homes, condos and villas in downtown Sarasota, Bradenton, Osprey and Venice.  Homes and condos are also available in golf course communities and along tree-lined streets in quiet, yet active neighborhoods.

If you're still busy with your career and not ready to retire, here's another thought.  If you invest in a second home in Sarasota now when you’ve got the energy to do so, when it’s time to retire, you'll already know your way around one of the most attractive cities in the United States.  You’ll retire in a community known not only for its arts and culture, golfing, boating, and vibrant night life, but just as much for its outstanding health care facilities and wide range of activities focused specifically on senior citizens.

I’d be delighted to introduce you to all of real estate options available to you here in warm, sunny Sarasota Florida. Call me at 941.232.4053. Let’s get started now making your 2016 New Year's Resolution a pleasant and rewarding reality.

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