Kijner & Sons International Realty
 is pleased to announce that "[t]he August 2013 property sales in Sarasota County stood at 957, a dozen sales less than recorded in July 2013, but 11.6 percent higher than in August 2012."

Median sales prices for single family homes were at $195,000 and for condos at $161,000. 
Pending sales stood at 864, inventory rose slightly to 3,793 and 499 properties listed for sale on the MLS as either short sales or foreclosures. 

According to SAR President, Roger Piro, “[t]he Sarasota County real estate market is healthy and robust (...) Clearly, the single family home market is currently leading the way, with the median sale price up 30 percent from last August. This is a competitive market, with low inventory and demand still at a fever pitch (...) We are optimistic that the remainder of 2013 will continue the positive trend in local real estate, and judging by the amount of foot traffic reported at open houses, the multiple property offers and the generally positive economy, we anticipate a great year and continued success into 2014." 

To read the full August 2013 SAR Report and get all the statistics, please click here

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