Norton Hammersley welcomes Ally Glauser

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Norton Hammersley is proud to announce and welcomes Alexandra “Ally” Glauser as our latest addition to the firm and a member of our real-estate practice group. She handles matters concerning real estate as well as business law and corporate transactions. As a native of Sarasota, Mrs. Glauser is a graduate of Pine View School and is actively growing her involvement in the …

Luxury Sales still going strong in Sarasota

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While home sales in the Sarasota, Bradenton and surrounding areas have cooled in recent months, the luxury market has remained strong. Home sales declined by 8 percent earlier this year and sales of single-family homes and condominiums failed to keep pace with the prior year.. However, in the Sarasota luxury housing market — properties priced over $1 million — single-family …

Lakewood Ranch community expands to Sarasota County

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The Lakewood Ranch community continues to expand and this time into Sarasota County.  Waterside will be Lakewood Ranch’s first village in Sarasota County, and will have a Sarasota address. With the introduction of its newest village, Waterside will have an eventual 5,144 homes set on 5,490 acres—nearly 4,100 acres of it made up of seven large lakes with more than …

Sarasota considered a ‘Hot’ Real Estate Market for 2017

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House hunters in Sarasota County will find the real estate market is in prime position for major growth in the coming year. That’s according to the real estate website Trulia, which just released its top 10 list of “hot” real estate markets across the country. The data is based on five key metrics including Job growth, high affordability low, vacancy …

US home prices exceed pre-recession values with healthy sales but what about Florida?

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U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a new study. The national home price index, released Tuesday, is slightly above the peak it set in July 2006, after rising 5.5 percent in September from a year earlier. The milestone comes after more than four years of steady gains. …