The Market Heats up for Custom Homes in Sarasota

Whether you are looking for a cozy beachfront bungalow on the sandy shores of St. Armands or a home that gives your entire family room to spread out on Longboat, finding the property you are looking for can be difficult in the hot Sarasota real estate market. With a high demand for gorgeous homes and a very limited amount of inventory to choose from, it is easy to see why an increasing number of home buyers are opting to custom build their new home.

A Look at the Sarasota Housing Market Numbers

According to Redfin, 530 single family homes and 242 condos sold in the Sarasota area in April 2015. This is a 2.6% increase from March and an 11.4% increase from the previous year. Currently, the median selling price for single family homes is $236,000 (up 13.3% from 2014) or $138 per square foot (7.8% from 2014). Sellers are getting an average of 96.3% of their original asking price. Homes in the Sarasota area are typically on the market for 157 days before a sale is complete. Overall, homes in Sarasota are selling and they are selling fast for top dollar.

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The Four Biggest Mistakes You Can Make While Building Your Dream Home in Florida

To finally have the opportunity to build your dream home is an incredible and monumental experience. However, there are mistakes and sometimes, big mistakes, that can turn building your dream home into a nightmare.


Some things that Nautilus Homes would suggest to make this experience as pleasant, productive and efficient as possible are:

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Project Spotlight: Proportional Custom Home in Venice, Florida

Nautilus Homes’ current project in Venice, FL is one of their favorite design projects to date.  A historical and architectural buff, Nautilus Homes President Ryan Perrone thinks their Venice project has it all. “It’s very unique for the area,” Perrone says, “The style of the project is on the cutting edge, yet still maintains historical accuracy and architectural proportion.”

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