Sunday, November 28, 2010

Search Cascades of Sarasota Real Estate on MLS

Our Sarasota MLS search has been busy with requests for more info on the gated community of Cascades. Cascades began development in 2005, and this active community is sought by buyers of resort maintenance free residences. Baby boomers, retirees and second home owners love the clubhouse in this active lifestyle community. The clubhouse at Cascades Sarasota offers an array of activites and has a full-time Activties Directory. Indoor activities include arts/crafts, billiards, cards and more. You can swim in the indoor outdoor pool and play tennis too.

The Sarasota MLS currently reports 12 active homes for sale in Cascades. There are 12 pending sales and 13 homes have sold in the last six months.  Buyers are actively searching for homes in this outstanding community.

Call the John Allen Team today at 941-544-6467 and choose a community where you can stay fit and participate in incredible activities as well as meet others enjoying a resort lifestyle too.  Cascades at Sarasota could be the perfect lifestyle for you.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Your Sarasota Real Estate Search

If you are searching for Sarasota real estate, this coastal city is home to gorgeous beaches, championship golf courses, numerous shopping venues and a wide variety of restaurants, and it is little surprise to learn that Sarasota is one of Florida’s top tourist attractions. For those who have decided to call Sarasota home, however, it is clear that the city is more than just a place for tourists to visit. In fact, according to Money Magazine, Sarasota is one of the best small cities in the country. In addition, the magazine listed Sarasota s as one of the best cities to retire young in 2007.

With so much to offer its residents, buyers internationally are requesting more information about Sarasota real estate. In addition to being a beautiful place to live Sarasota is also home to a variety of neighborhoods and condominium communities, including Laurel Oak Estates, University Park, Lakewood Ranch and Prestancia. For those who wish to live in an island paradise on the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, Sarasota is also located only minutes away from a number of gorgeous keys, including Casey Key, Siesta Key, Bird Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key. Whether you are searching for a condo, single family home or a villa, Sarasota’s variety of properties for sale should result in a “sure fit” for any lifestyle you choose in your Sarasota real estate search.

Call the John Allen Team at 941-544-6467 today for an immediate response to your Sarasota real estate needs.

Related Sarasota Real Estate Info:

  • Bird Key Real Estate
  • Longboat Key Real Estate

Friday, September 10, 2010

Search the Sarasota MLS and Find Lido Key Real Estate

Search the Sarasota MLS for Lido Key real estate if you are interested in living an elegant resort lifestyle in a European style beach community.  "European style" is the term most used to describe Lido Key.  There are elegant Gulf front condos on the Key that afford their owners magnificient views of the Gulf of Mexico, the city and beyond to Siesta Key.  Residents enjoy, not only the beach but walking on sidewalks and the nature trails of the Lido Key Park at the south end of the Key. 

St. Armands Circle is a short walk from the condominiums on the Beach at Lido Key where visitors and residents enjoy shopping, dining and a new group of elegant spas.  You can watch fudge makers in action or stop at one of the ice cream shops.  Browsers from around the world take part in the activities of St. Armands Circle.  You might even catch the Symphony performing center Circle!

Statue on St. Armands Circle, Sarasota Florida
Search the Sarasota MLS from the IDX database page on our main site.  Check the Lido Key box to search by city or go to the zip code tab and insert 34236, the Lido Key zip code. Add your price, number of bedrooms and any additional criteria below on the menu and when you have completed your selections, click the "Search" button to find outstanding Lido Key real estate.

Popular Lido Key Real Estate

Lido Key Beach Club
Orchid Beach Club
Ritz-Carlton Beach Residences
L Elegance
Get searching and take a peek at Lido Key real estate which includes homes, condos and villas that might be just perfect for you.  If you are unsure of the neighborhoods in Sarasota, the John Allen Team is available to do work for you. Call us at 941-544-6801. Our showing schedules quickly fill during the winter season so please let us know your arrival dates as soon as you book your trip.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sarasota Real Estate Search

Downtown Sarasota and Bayfront
John Allen has an excellent site for your Sarasota real estate search.'s inception paved the way for IDX searches with its excellent navigational system and multiple search capabilities.  You can do a Sarasota real estate search search by neighborhoods like the Landings or add parameters that narrow your search.  You can also search by MLS number, implement a map search and check on a community's amenities.  John's site is comprehensive with incredible information about the Sarasota real estate market as well as area information.

John has a new downtown Sarasota real estate site too. was just redesigned and is up and running as of last week.  Buyers can search for downtown Sarasota single family homes, condos, town houses and villas.  This site features neighborhood information and walking tours.  Buyers can also check to see how close their prospective community is to areas of interest in the downtown district.

If you are doing a Sarasota real estate search, try out the John Allen Team sites.  You'll be glad you did.  for any information not found on our websites, contact John at 941-544-6467.  We'll help you with your Sarasota real estate search in Paradise!

Related Information:

Downtown Sarasota Real Estate
Sarasota FL Real Estate

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Search Sarasota Real Estate Listings in the Landings

If you are searching for Sarasota real estate listings in the Landings, the Sarasota MLS provides listing details for a homes for sale and prices are considerably lower.  Activity in the last six months has improved with 21 sales of single family homes, town houses, villas and condos in this desirable gated community behind the Landings shopping center on Highway 41.  The Landings is convenient to downtown shopping and Sarasota's beaches.  There is a 24 hour guard at the gates of the Landings.  The community offers a Clubhouse with swimming pool and tennis courts.  Buyers can choose from single family homes, town houses, villas or condos.

Currently the Sarasota MLS reports 8 single family homes for sale in the Landings.  Prices range from $375,000 to $899,900.  Sarasota real estate listings in the Landings currently on the market was built in the 1980s and 1990s.

Home Sales Activity in the Landings (Single Family Homes)

Highest priced Home:  $899,900
Lowest priced Home: $375,000
Active Listings: 9
Pending Sales: 3
Homes Sold in Last 6 Months: 8

The Landings has an active condo community too.  Eagle's Point offers buyers high-rise living and Landings South and the Landings Treehouses are an alternative to high-rise living.  Searching the Sarasota MLS, there are 18 condominiums for sale in these three communities of the Landings in Sarasota.  Prices range from $219,000 to just over $699,900.

If you are interested in searching the Sarasota MLS for homes for sale and reviewing Sarasota real estate listings, visit our main website or give us a call if you'd like us to assist in a purchase.

John Allen and Annette Smith can show you Sarasota real estate news in the Landings, as well as Longboat Key homes and condos including Water Club and other luxury condominiums behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Search the Sarasota MLS for Lido Key Homes for Sale

Sunset on Lido Key FloridaAre you searching for a homes for sale on Lido Key? St. Armands Circle is just a short walk from most homes in the Lido Beach, Lido Key, Lido Shores and St. Armands Division areas. There are now over 30 Sarasota  homes for sale in the MLS database for the Lido Key - St. Armands area.

Select single family homes in your Sarasota MLS search.  Lido Key's zip code  is 34236 so add that to your search parameters. In the Subdivision section, add Lido and St. Armands neighborhoods that interest you.  Add price, bedroom and any additional parameters from the "Advanced Search" menu.  When finished with your input, click the "search button.

Lido Key and St. Armands are within minutes of downtown Sarasota so if the you've had even sun, head for some culture.  Sarasota offers many cultural venues and the Palm Avenue art galleries can take days of your time.  Visit the John and Mable Ringling Museum, near Sarasota International Airport or take a peak at Jungle Gardens where nature's art is on display every day.  All are close to Lido and St. Armands Keys.

If you are aren't familiar with neighborhoods in Sarasota, call Annette Smith at 941-504-3922 or John Allen at 941-544-6467 to doing your searching. If you plan a trip to Sarasota to view properties within the next two months, our showing schedule fills quickly during the winter season so please let us know your arrival dates as soon as possible. 

Lido Key homes for sale are just one of our specialties.  We work with buyers searching for golf course homes at the Oaks as well as waterfront estates on Casey Key.  Give us a call for some help!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sarasota Florida MLS Reports Real Estate Sales Best in 33 Months

The Sarasota Association of Realtors reported its MLS data for December 2009 last week, and Sarasota has seen a considerable uptick in its real estate market.  Sarasota MLS showings are up, and buyers seem to be looking for good deals on Sarasota homes and condos for sale.  The holiday season in this resort city was outstanding with international buyers seeking the Sarasota lifestyle from all over the world.  St. Armands Circle was bumper to bumper as visitors browsed for last minute gifts and enjoyed the holiday festivities.

The real estate stats for the month of December 2009 reported for Sarasota real estate continues to support that this market is on a comeback!  Are you searching the Sarasota MLS for a home or condo?  We can help!

Condo Communities to Consider in Sarasota

Lido Key

Lido Beach Club
L Elegance
St. Armands Towers
Orchid Beach Club
The Beach Residences

Siesta Key

Beach Villas
The Terrace
Crystal Sands
Sarasota Surf & Racquet

Longboat Key
Water Club
Islander Club
Tangerine Bay
Grand Bay

Want info about Sarasota neighborhoods, activities and events?  Send us an email and we'll direct you to a source for all your information needs about Sarasota, Florida.

Continue searching the Sarasota MLS for Sarasota real estate or let us assist you with your search.  Call Annette Smith (941-504-3922) or John Allen (941-544-6467) or send us an email with your parameters and price range.