What’s the Hot Price Point in Bradenton?


The heightened activity in the Bradenton resale market for single family homes appears gravitating toward the $300s with a significant gain of new listings at this price point in September. For the month, 98 residences were added to the MLS list of Bradenton homes for sale at this price level, up 3.2% from a year-earlier.

This was surpassed only by the 105 new listings in homes priced from $400,000 to $599,999.

Prospective home sellers whose properties’ appraised value falls in the $300s will be pleased to note too that residences for sale at this price point is among the fast selling, with median days on the market of 54 as of September. Bradenton homes for sale priced in the $200,000–$249,999 range were the fastest moving for the month, with median days on market of just 29 days.

Strong sales growth

What’s the Hot Price Point in Bradenton?

A surge on deals on Bradenton homes which closed at the $300s contributed much to the upbeat mood in the market in September. For this month, there were 73 closed sales at this price point, up 32.7% compared to last year. Overall, there were 408 Bradenton sales deals closed for single family homes in September, up 17.9% from a year earlier.

The uptrend that these data suggest is apparently top of mind for WCI Communities which recently introduced eight single family home designs priced around the $300s at the Links at Rosedale. These one- and two-story Grand Villa homes are among the choices which the homebuilder offers at the 150 home sites that it purchased earlier in the master-planned golf community on SR 70 near I-75 in Bradenton.

Impressive home features

Each of WCI’s Grand Villa home designs emphasizes an open floor plan, featuring two to three bedrooms, dens and living space ranging from 1,822 to 3,275 square feet. Other features include owners’ suites with spacious walk-in closets. The homes’ bathrooms are designed to impress with such features as his-and-her sinks, framed glass-enclosed ceramic tile showers, and private water closets and vanities with solid-surface counters.

For homes already built-up and priced in the $300s, options are likewise available at Phase I of the Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch. The available homes in this neighborhood were built in 2012–2013 and are designed with two bedrooms within floor areas of nearly 1,700 square feet.

More golf neighborhood choices

The Peridia Golf and Country Club is another promising destination for prospective home buyers whose budget is in the $300s range. Bradenton homes for sale in this golf community were constructed in the late 1980s and up to the early 2000s. The choices here for homes priced in the $300s typically include three- to four-bedroom residences with floor plans of between 2,300 and 2,700 square feet.

Notably, this golf community is also a fertile hunting ground for homes with asking prices in the $200s and high $100s. Listed just in November 2014, for instance, is a two-bedroom home constructed in 1989 with a floor of 1,835 square feet and a quoted price of $260,000.