Home Selling Season Peaks But Sellers Remain Active


SARASOTA, FLORIDA, May 2nd, 2017 – The active listings inventory of single family homes continues to grow in the Sarasota region even as the peak spring selling season is now on its tail-end.

Splitting the price segments of resale properties, prospective buyers of Sarasota homes for sale will find more choices in the $200,000–$299,999 price range with a total of 739 listings as of March. This represents an increase of about 22 percent compared to a year earlier and sustains similar double-digit gains during the first two months of 2017.

Moving towards summer, searchers of Sarasota homes for sale at this $200s range will have more listings to browse through in the additional new listings that came in this April. Significantly, these newly available properties on the market include not only pre-owned residences but also new builds.

More Options Open at Keyway Place

Home Selling Season Peaks But Sellers Remain Active

Some of the new construction recently added on the MLS of Sarasota homes for sale priced in the $200s are located in Keyway Place, a new community in Englewood which is already about 70 percent sold out. The current sales listings in this property are choices on houses built in 2014 and on options on pre-construction models. These residences feature floor areas of between 1,420 and 1,760 square feet designed with two bedrooms and two baths.

National homebuilder CalAtlantic is the developer of Keyway Place which is located off the southeast junction of Englewood Road and Stoner Road. It is a gated, maintenance-included community with a heated community pool, cabana, walking trails and three ponds.

DR Horton Ramps Up Listings

This community’s neighbor across the street, the Heritage Creek, is worth too putting on a buyer’s watch list for resale homes priced around the $200s range. The residences in this community are builds from 2011 to 2013 by top national homebuilder DR Horton with floor areas of between 1,340 and 1,550 square feet designed with two to three bedrooms.

Another DR Horton community, the Rapalo in Venice, is likewise amongst the new homebuilding projects adding to the market inventory of homes with tag prices in the $200s. Recent listings in this property are three-bedroom homes set in floor areas ranging from 1,522 to 1,828 square feet.

A gated community, Rapalo provides its residents with superior amenities including a resort-type swimming pool and a clubhouse. It is located next to the older community of Ventura Village east of Englewood Boulevard and just south of Bellagio Boulevard.

Older Builds Listed

A family-friendly neighborhood, Ventura Village likewise offers newly listed homes starting from the $200s. These pre-owned Sarasota homes for sale were built around 2007‒2008 and have floor plans of between 1,540 and 2,250 square feet in either three- or four-bedroom designs. The community’s facilities include a recreation area with a heated pool.

South of this property, the deed-restricted community of Gulf View Estates contributes too to Sarasota homes for sale recently listed at the $200s. One of these residences was listed just this April, featuring a floor area of 2,248 square feet designed with three bedrooms and three baths.