Friday, September 17, 2010

Sarabande Downtown Bayfront Condos

Are you in the market for a luxurious downtown Sarasota condominium with magnificent views? Look no further than Sarabande Sarasota. This condominium majestically stands on exclusive Palm Avenue facing the gorgeous downtown Sarasota Bayfront Park. Residents have a full view of the Marina, Marina Jack's and O'Leary's. Sunsets from this building are incredible too. Buyers at Sarabande are looking for luxury and convenience. Sarabande is minutes from just about everything Sarasota offers: the beaches, outdoor activities, cultural venues, shopping and dining. Within walking distance to Main Street and Palm Avenue galleries and shopping, Sarabande has it all!

St. Armands Circle and Lido Beach are minutes away from Sarabande as well as over 80 area golf courses.

Currently, the Sarasota MLS reports two condos for sale at Sarabande. Current Prices range from $1,395,000 for a 3 bedroom, 3 ½ bath condo with over 2700 square feet with a full bay view to $1,995,000 for over 3,500 square feet and 3 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths. There is one pending sale at Sarabande and two condos at Sarabande have sold in the last six months.

Call the John Allen Team today for an experienced downtown Sarasota realtor. Our agents regularly show downtown Sarasota real estate listings including luxury condominiums including One Hundred Central,1350 Main and Plaza at Five Points.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Four Popular Longboat Key Florida Condos

Buyers of Gulf-front properties in Sarasota, FL often seek a luxury condominium on Longboat Key. The beautiful 11 mile island is positioned between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. Famous St. Armands Circle and downtown Sarasota are both a nearby. Sarasota is known for its pristine beaches and even more for its cultural venues: an opera, a ballet, a symphony and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

Buyers of Longboat Key condos begin their search on the beaches of Longboat Key. The beach offers residents and visitors a relaxed lifestyle, water activities, shelling as well as fishing from the shoreline. Many condos on Longboat Key are right on the beach providing easy morning walks in the sand as well as numerous amenities which buyers seek in today’s condo market.

Popular Longboat Key Condos

Sanctuary – Four Gulf front buildings comprise this beachfront condominium on Longboat Key. Amenities include two Har-Tru tennis courts, a lap pool, swimming pool, Clubhouse and more. This condo complex is also behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club.

L'Ambiance – Behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club, gated, two Gulf front buildings with resort amenities including swimming pool and tennis courts and even more.

Positano – Luxurious spacious residences on the northern end of Longboat Key. Clubhouse, fitness center and swimming pool. Residents enjoy a very private pristine beach at Positano.

Villa di Lancia – Residents enjoy wonderfully landscaped tropical grounds at Villa di Lancia. The amenities include a 24 hr guarded gate, on-site manager, fitness center and much more. This elegantly designed complex is pet friendly too.

There are many other options available. Visit our comprehensive website for a complete listing of all Longboat Key Florida real estate. For all your Longboat Key condo needs, contact the John Allen Team at 941-644-6467. Our team experienced agents show Longboat Key properties regularly and are here to help guide you to a smooth closing at L'Ambiance, Positano, Sanctuary or Villa di Lancia. Become a Longboat Key real estate owner and love your life at the Beach!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Longboat Key Properties

Longboat Key properties have been visited year after year because visitors and residents enjoy this key's manicured landscaping, private beach and waterfront activities.  This exclusive island located minutes from downtown Sarasota stretches between the Gulf of Mexico to Sarasota Bay for about 11 miles.  Longboat Key's beach is white and powdery.  You'll see early morning fishermen, shell collectors and walkers as you sit on your balcony and enjoy the birds swooping for their catch.

Properties on Longboat Key range from tiny beach cottages, ranch style homes to magnificent homes to luxurious beachfront condominiums.

Popular Neighborhoods on Longboat Key

Bay Isles
Country Club Shores

Popular Condo Properties on Longboat Key

L Ambiance
Positano Longboat Key
Water Club
Grand Bay

Recent Condominium Activity on Longboat Key

The Sarasota MLS list 150 single family homes for sale on Longboat Key and over 400 condos, villas and townhouses.  There are 45 properties on Longboat Key under contract and 178 properties have sold in the last six months.
Currently there are properties for sale on Longboat Key available at L Ambiance, Sanctuary and Privateer if you are searching for a property behind the gates of the prestigious Longboat Key Club.  If you are interested in viewing any Longboat Key real estate, contact the John Allen Team at 941-544-6467.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Homes for Sale in Sarasota, FL

If you are searching for a home for sale in Sarasota, FL, you are probably looking for waterfront property.  Sarasota Florida is all about the water.  The barrier islands of Casey Key, Siesta Key, Bird Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key offer a variety of options to buyers desiring a resort lifestyle.  You can choose from single family homes, condominiums, villas or town houses.  Land is expensive on the islands if you plan to build.  You might just find a tiny beach cottage to raze if you do want a new home.  Some of these older beach cottages are priced just at land value.  Keep in mind that waterfront land is premium and even though prices have adjusted, Florida waterfront property commands a higher value than mainland property.

Homes for Sale in Sarasota

Casey Key

A very private key with little traffic and no traffic lights, Casey Key homes for sale currently total 51 in the Sarasota MLS.  There are a few small condos here converted from "mom and pop" type motels.

Siesta Key

Siesta Key is known for its world-famous beach.  Named to Dr. Beach's Top Ten Beaches List numerous times, the quartz white sand is cool to the touch.  Currently the MLS lists approximately 166 single family homes for sale, 23 villas, 362 condos and 17 townhouses.  Siesta Key is popular with families all year.

Bird Key

Bird is home to one of Sarasota's most active Yacht Clubs.  The Bird Key Yacht Club offers residents a beautiful clubhouse, marina and outstanding recreational activates.  Homes for sale in Bird Key now total 43.  Views from these waterfront homes are incredible.

Lido Key

Often called a European style beach community, Lido Key's location to world famous St. Armands Circle is awesome.  Play at the beach all day and play on the Circle in the evenings.  Rainy days -- shop til you drop at this fabulous outdoor shopping arena.  Many of Lido Key's condos offer outstanding views of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay.

Longboat Key

Many people who visit Longboat Key have been coming for decades.  Longboat Key is home to the prestigious Longboat Key Club.  Behind guarded gates are several luxury condominium buildings offering top amenities sought by buyer's of luxury Sarasota FL real estate.

Homes for sale on Longboat Key range from condos, villas, town houses, single family homes.  Prices have adjusted and buyers are fining outstanding bargains on this pristine Key.  Currently there are approximately 150 single family homes, 392 condos, 17 villas, and 13 townhouses for sale on this barrier island.

Whatever your lifestyle, Sarasota FL real estate has a perfect home for you.  The cultures of Sarasota are very different from many other Florida cities offering a symphony, ballet, opera, theater and outstanding art galleries.  Sarasota has outstanding schools too.  Give the John Allen Team a call at 941-544-6467 for some real estate guidance.  We'll explain your options for purchasing a home for sale in Sarasota.