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Bev Murray of The Murray Group

School lets out this week so the lazy, hazy days of summer are upon us, much to everyone’s relief! The snowbirds have been chased away by the rising humidity and the European visitors are not yet on vacation, so we can spend this month getting a parking space at the beach and checking out all the new and old favorite restaurants during Savor Sarasota.

If you haven’t signed your kids up for camps yet this summer, it’s not too late to do so. I am always bowled over by the variety of activities they can get involved in. One of our favorites is the summer sailing camp offered by Sarasota Youth Sailing.

Check out this go pro video of our two oldest sons, Will and Jack, screaming along in a 420 at the Race Around Lido on Memorial Day…

It is not all play and no work around here however. The Murray Group has been busy with listings, sales and closings as usual. Our very exciting news is that we have two new agents, Ken and Katina Shanahan, whom we are delighted to welcome to the team!

The Murray Group Welcomes Ken and Katina Shanahan To The Team
  Realtor Kenneth Shanahan   Realtor Katina Shanahan  
  Kenneth Shanahan   Katina Shanahan  
  Ken is committed to providing exceptional service through professionalism, honest business practices and working to ensure
real estate transactions are smooth
and efficient for his clients.
  Driven by a desire to help others, she provides a high level of service to her clients in the purchase and sale of their homes. Her approach is truthful, dedicated, and the needs of others are placed before her own.  


The Resolute Virtual Walk-Through Tour

Take a tour of the The Resolute at the Lake Club in Lakewood Ranch
with our online virtual walkthrough

The Resolte 3-d Home Tour

Real Estate Market Update

April 2016 Market Report

There is a mixed bag of statistics for April, reflecting the beginnings of a tip in the scales between supply and demand. The number of single-family home sales decreased 7 percent from April 2015, and condo sales decreased by almost 12 percent. Median price for single-family homes continues its upward trajectory - a 12.6 percent increase on last year – and condo sales prices rose 14 percent. The rate at which listings are selling and sales price to list price ratios remain steady. The upper end market transaction figures remain steady year on year also. The most significant change is that it seems that investors are starting to be less active in the housing market. This is underpinned by two facts: 22 percent fewer cash transactions than in April last year, and, distressed sales have decreased by 63 percent from the height of the recession.

Single Family Homes

  February 2016 February 2015 % Change
Closed Sales 506 583 -13.2%
Cash Sales 240 296 -18.9%
Pending Sales 558 661 -15.6%
New Listings 1,050 914 14.9%
Median Sale Price $252,250 $196,00 28.7%
Median Days On Market 40 49 -18.4%
Active Listings 3,160 3,046 3.7%
Month Supply of Inventory 4.6 4.6 0.0%

Condos and Town Homes

  February 2016 February 2015% Change
Closed Sales 275 251 9.6%
Cash Sales 199 191 4.2%
Pending Sales 504 560 -10%
New Listings 521 431 20.9%
Median Sale Price $190,900 $190,000 0.0%
Median Days On Market 34 49 -30.6%
Active Listings 1,614 1,379 17%
Month Supply of Inventory 5.1 4.7 8.5%
News & Events
Savor Sarasota restaurant Week

Now in its 11th year, you can enjoy 3-course meals from the best restaurants in Sarasota for just $15 per person for lunch and $29 per person for dinner. Visit

When: June 1-14
Where: Various participating Sarasota restaurants.

Hetty Feather

Straight from London’s West End with the original cast. Based on the book by Jacqueline Wilson Adapted for the stage by Emma Reeves Directed by Sally Cookson

When: June 2- 26
Where: Asolo Rep

New Balance free 5K

Free 5 K fun run. Open to all ages and levels of runners and walkers. Run through local neighborhood and Siesta Key south bridge.

When: June 4th 7:00 AM
Where: New Balance Sarasota. 1872 Stickney Point Road.

World Ocean Day Family Festival

Free with paid admission and to Mote members

When: June 4th. 10:00 AM
Where: Mote Aquarium. 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway

14th Annual Craft Festival

Over 175 artisans participating. Free event

When: June 11th. 10 AM
Where: St Armands Circle

Bestie Brunch benefiting Mote Marine

The first annual sea to shore brunch benefiting the Mote Marine. Tickets are $100 per person.

When: June 11th. 11 AM
Where: Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium

Just One Day Adopt-A-Thon

Free event. BMW will be hosting Manatee County Animal Services. Adopt a dog, puppy, cat, or kitten.

When: June 11th. 11 AM
Where: BMW of Sarasota. 5151 Clark Road.

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