Showing posts from April, 2019

Video You Need a Realtor When Buying a New Home | Venice FL | David Barr Realtor

I know its tempting to drive yourself around looking for new homes and going directly to the builder on your own. Think about this:  the percentage of home buyers using a Realtor to buy a resale home has increased to over 90% in the last decade.  FSBO (for sale by owner) is dwindling. Why?  The process and the choices are more complicated, and frankly, I think buyers are better informed and want to work with a Realtor they can trust to help them make the best decision for their needs. The same thought process should apply to the purchase of a new home.  The builder's contracts are much longer than a Florida resale contract, and it favors the builders, not you as a buyer. On top of that, you have 50 choices for major new home communities between Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and Venice and The West Villages.  As your new home specialist, I'm in these communities on a regular basis keeping up to speed on the latest news and incentives. Did you know that as of this writing,

The Palisades New Homes | Lakewood Ranch | David Barr Realtor

The Palisades in Lakewood Ranch may just be one of the area's best new home values. Prices including home site premium start in the low $300's.  The homes are all single story, with 3 or 4 bedrooms and up to 2034 square feet of living space. The prices are low, but the level of amenities is not.  Kitchens with solid surface counter tops are standard, along with smart home automation, stainless steel appliances, and tile in all living areas. New homes build out quickly.  I stay on top of 50 new home communities in Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, and The West Villages in Venice, FL.  Visit , , or for all major new home tours and current move in homes. Remember, new homes cost the same as the builder's advertised prices, when you're working with your own Realtor.  Contact me today for your stress free, time saving personal tour.

Worthington New Homes April 2019 Update | Sarasota FL | David Barr Realtor

Worthington in Sarasota FL is now open for sales. The sales office and one model home are open.  There will be 6 different floor plans, with 3 or 4 bedrooms.  Prices start in the $400's. Watch this video tour of the model home and the entire site: Worthington is about 20 minutes from downtown Sarasota, and about 30 minutes to Lido Key, the closest beach.  It's located at the intersection of Palmer Blvd and Lorraine Road, east of I-75. I've got pictures of the model home on my website,  Remember, new construction homes cost the same as the builder's advertised price when you're working with your own Realtor.  Contact me for a tour of this and other Sarasota new homes.