Showing posts from August, 2018

Waverley New Homes for Sale | Sarasota FL |

As your new home specialist, I'm constantly updating the construction process at the many new home developments in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and The West Villages in Venice, FL. Yesterday we had nice weather window so I toured Waverley.  It's located east of I-75 off Proctor Road in Sarasota, in one of Sarasota's best school districts. Waverley will have 90 homes when completed, most starting in the $500's.  The builder offers semi-custom construction options that, for example, can turn a little used dining room and 4th bedroom into a home office suite or an inlaw suite.  Waverley is perfect for the home buyer looking for something just a bit different, falling in between the large national builders and the luxury custom home builders. Take a tour of Waverley in the above video, and subscribe to my YouTube Channel to stay up to date: For more information on Waverley, visit my website

Hammock Preserve New Homes | Palmer Ranch Sarasota |

I'm keeping on top of the latest in new construction homes and condos for you in Sarasota, Lakewood Ranch, and Venice.  In fact, between Lakewood Ranch and Venice, I may be one of only a few local Realtors active in two of the top 5 selling master planned communities in the country. Meanwhile in Sarasota, I updated my video tour of Hammock Preserve , an upscale new home community on Honore Road just south of The Isles on Palmer Ranch . The first phase has a few remaining home sites.  In the video update, you can see the expansive second phase being readied for release. Hammock Preserve's club house and community pool are nearing completion as well.  A grand opening is tentatively set for mid September 2018.  Stay tuned, as I'll have interior photos available shortly afterward. Prices in Hammock Preserve start in the low $300's and sell up to the $600's.  It competes with Esplanade on Palmer Ranch practically the road, as well as Bellacina by Ca

Second Quarter Real Estate Stats | Sarasota FL |

Second quarter real estate statistics for Sarasota are out for single family homes.  There aren't many surprises for those of us in the real estate business. As has been the case for the past few quarters, total sales volume is down slightly, but demand produced modest median sales price increases.  Sarasota 2nd Quarter 2018 real estate statistics versus last year Median sales prices increased 4.8% from a year ago, and increased slightly from the last quarter. Sarasota 2nd Quarter 2018 median sales prices single family homes One sign that the inventory of homes for sale is tightening is new pending home sales.  Pending home sales are a possible indicator of future sales.  Months of supply is down from last year as well.  If you own a home, it may be a good idea to put it on the market as prices continue to climb due to heavy demand. Pending sales Sarasota real estate 2nd quarter 2018 Summary :  Demand for housing in Sarasota County remains strong d

Pool and Clubhouse | Renaissance at The West Villages |

I've lalways been impressed by the speed at which Renaissance at the West Villages has been selling since it opened in January 2017. If you've been following my blog or if you've subscribed to my YouTube Channel , you've probably seen my periodic updated videos as new construction takes shape in the community. Since I'm your Sarasota, Venice, and Lakewood Ranch new construction specialist, I knew that the pool and clubhouse in Renaissance would be just about ready to be open.  Take a look at the progress: Image removed at request of The West Villages LLLC On top of that, most of the homes in Phase 1 have already sold and/or are under construction.  Here's a look at the preparations for Phase 2: Image removed at request of The West Villages LLLC Get a feel for the whole neighborhood in this video update for Renaissance from June: Video removed at request of The West Villages LLLC Interested in new construction in Venice, Sarasota, or

Waterside New Homes for Sale | Lakewood Ranch |

Yesterday between rain showers I visited Waterside at Lakewood Ranch , an exciting new home community. Entry into Shoreview in Waterside Lakewood Ranch Much like most new construction, there's bits of information all over the place for Waterside.  In my role as new home specialist, assisting home buyers for this community, I've been gathering everything I can find, and putting this information in one place in my blog and on my website, . Four builders are well underway in Waterside, with new homes eventually ringing 20 miles of shoreline over 7 huge lakes.  Thankfully, there's more emphasis on coastal themed designs than the typical Mediterranean styles we have seen for a number of years. The planned 12 neighborhoods have been designed to be walkable to Waterside Place, as well as a planned 8 acre lakefront park.  Two communities, Shoreview and Lakehouse Cove, are the first to be under construction and already have a good selection of