SARASOTA, Fla. (February 23, 2016) – The end of 2015 witnessed record-breaking sales for both Sarasota and Manatee counties. January sales reflected the expected seasonal dip as a result of reduced buying activity during the holidays, even as median prices continued to rise.
“Our slice of paradise is catching its breath a bit after our very busy fourth quarter,” said Linda Formella, RASM President, “and while sales are slowing down slightly, we are confident that our real estate community will continue to see steady, sustainable growth in the first quarter of 2016.”
For the month of January, Sarasota County experienced a slight 1.2 percent rise from last year in total sales for single family homes at 520 sales, while condos were down 5.2 percent with 217 closed sales. In Manatee County, single family homes were down 5.4 percent from last year to 385 total sales, but condo sales rose 2.6 percent with 156 closed sales.
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