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Agents see early signs of housing recovery from pandemic

Realtors say buyer interest rising despite inventory shortage neighborhood’s qualities, history | READ MORE

Latest On Sarasota Real Estate, With Joel Schemmel

Sarasota real estate leading agent Joel Schemmel talks about the latest in western Florida’s market. What do visitors to (your market) do during Memorial Day weekend? Will it be the same for this year? Memorial Day Weekend in Sarasota was a little different this year. While the holiday is usually... | READ MORE

Joel Schemmel Talks Sarasota Real Estate And Why It Is A Great Place To Quarantine

How do new and older constructions compare in price in Sarasota? The age of construction does materially impact price in the Sarasota Market. This is especially true when you are looking at waterfront properties. First and foremost, new building codes require homes to be elevated above base flood elevation. Therefore, most new... | READ MORE

Estate with Sarasota Circus History on Market for $1.39 Million

The nearly 4,000-square-foot home was once owned by members of the Loyal-Repensky equestrian family. John Ringling is said to have dined there. Circus performers practiced their acts on the grounds. The home built in 1925 was once owned by members of the Loyal-Repensky equestrian family, including circus stars Jules Loyal... | READ MORE

Is the COVID-19 Crisis Affecting Real Estate Sales?

Is the COVID-19 crisis affecting real estate sales? Yes and no, says Joel Schemmel of Premier Sotheby’s International Realty. Schemmel spoke to us Wednesday shortly after getting a direct call from a buyer who is making an offer on one of the realtor’s $4 million listings. “It’s been more positive than... | READ MORE

Island Lifestyle and Architectural Gems on Sarasota’s Siesta Key

There’s no denying that Siesta Key is known far and wide for its beach. “It’s a crescent-shaped, big, beautiful, wide beach, and the sand is 100% soft, pure white quartz,” said Jonathan Abrams, a broker with Michael Saunders & Company. The island, or “the key” as it’s called by locals,... | READ MORE

Lido Shores home sells for $3.35 million

A Lido Shores home sold last week for $3.35 million — the highest price paid for a non-waterfront residence this year in Sarasota County, according to the broker. The home at 1212 Westway Drive was listed in July for $3.9 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Learn more and check out... | READ MORE

Highest Non-waterfront Home in Sarasota County for 2019

Though its Norwegian name implies a waterfront view, Strandhaus – literally translated to Beach House – set a record in late December for the highest-priced sale of a non-waterfront home in Sarasota County. Though close to New Pass in Lido Shores (the home across the street backs up to the... | READ MORE

Siesta Key Notches Second Highest Home Sale Ever

A waterfront mansion at 3799 Flamingo Road on Siesta Key has sold for $10.5 million—the key’s second-highest sale ever. Located on the north end of the island, the 1.4-acre property has more than 700 feet of water frontage on the bay, canal and lagoon and has been featured in in publications including Forbes, The New York Times,Elle Décor,Dwell and Mansion... | READ MORE

Siesta Key Estate Sells for $10.5 Million

A Siesta Key estate with more than 700 feet of frontage on Sarasota Bay, a lagoon and a waterway linking the two has sold for $10.5 million, the highest price in that beachside community this year. Behind private gates at 3799 Flamingo Drive, the home was marketed and sold by... | READ MORE

Siesta Key Estate Sells for $7.5 Million

A waterfront estate situated on a rare four-acre parcel of land in Sanderling Club has sold for $7.5 million, the highest-priced residential sale on Siesta Key since 2017. The Gulf-to-lagoon property with private beach and separate guest house is located at 8218 Sanderling Road. Joel Schemmel, of Premier Sotheby’s International... | READ MORE

It’s All About Water

What attracted buyers to Sanderling Beach Club when it was first created by Atlanta developer Elbridge Boyd in 1946 was his insistence on preserving the lush and beautiful Old Florida habitat of the barrier island. And he had an abundance of water for situating snowbird cottages and homes for permanent... | READ MORE

Joel Schemmel
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Sarasota, FL 34236
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