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Speedier Short Sales Coming

The short sale process is expected to get shorter starting June 15. New guidelines issued under the Federal Housing Finance Agency will require ... [more]

Mortgage Rates Hit New Low

US mortgage rates for 30 year loans fell to a record low for a sixth straight week, to 3.67 percent.  The average 15 year rate dropped to 2.97... [more]

New Listings Becoming Scarce

While the past six years have been marked by skittish house-hunters scared to get off the fence and buy, real estate agents now a dearth of sellers ... [more]

4% Annual Rise in Home Prices Seen

Average U.S. home prices will rise almost 4 percent a year for the next five years, according to a new forecast, and Florida is predicted to lead the... [more]

US Housing Marketing Reaches Turning Point

Home values will start to climb again and related consumer industries will grow in 2012 and beyond as the U.S. housing market finally turns the... [more]

Where Are All The Foreclosures?

Talk about the so-called “shadow inventory” of distressed properties, and predictions of "waves of foreclosures" cascading down has been prominent... [more]

Robo-signing settlement may boost short sales

The government's $25 billion settlement with the nation's five biggest mortgage servicers over so-called "robo-signing" practices could boost... [more]

Home Construction Halted In Anna Maria

The city of Anna Maria has issued a moratorium on all new home construction and some remodeling building permits. ... [more]

"Real Estate better than stocks" - Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO, said on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” recently that he’d “buy up a couple hundred... [more]

Rental Boom Underway

By Josh Salman - Bradenton Herald.  Although the housing market is improving, the myriad of recession-battered borrowers pushed out of their... [more]

About the New 3.8% Tax on Real Estate

Shortly after the federal government enacted sweeping healthcare reform earlier this year, there was considerable concern over a last-minute addition... [more]

Lakewood Ranch Ranked Among Top 10 US Communities

A California-based consulting firm has ranked Lakewood Ranch as one of the top selling master planned communities in the U.S. ... [more]

Sarasota Sales Up 8.2% For 2011, Prices Stabilize

For the full year 2011, property sales of members of the Sarasota Association of Realtors® jumped by 8.2 percent to 8,224, achieving the highest... [more]

Using IRA's To Buy Real Estate

6 reasons to tap retirement funds now to buy rental property. ... [more]

When will REO sales finally reach the peak?

NEW YORK – Oct. 19, 2011 – Properties repossessed through foreclosure may not peak until 2013, HousingWire reports, quoting several analysts and... [more]

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Foreclosures and Short Sales Force Prices Back 10 Years

Sarasota foreclosures and short sales have driven prices down to their lowest levels in nearly 10 years.  Not since 2000/2001 have we seen prices as low as they are today. If you have ever considered Florida Real Estate or Sarasota Real Estate then now is the time to act!

We specialize in tracking properties that are in foreclosure - especially Sarasota, Fl foreclosure homes, and Sarasota, Fl foreclosure condos. On this website you will be able to connect directly to the MLS and view every bank foreclosure property in the Sarasota area.

We focus on real estate in a region that we call The Sarasota Area. It includes foreclosure homes and foreclosure condominiums in 18 communities on the beautiful Florida Gulf Coast.



If you find a single family home or a condo that you'd like more information on, call or email us.... we're Florida Real Estate Agents, who specialize in working with home buyers like yourself to find the best homes at the best prices in the Sarasota Area.





Income Producing Property  Income Producing Property
We've researched the best income-producing properties on Anna-Maria Island, and here are the top ones.  One is currently generating $130,000 in revenue and an ROI of over 15%.  All are within walking distance to the beach, and most have pools.  Buy for investment, or as a second home with substantial income potential.   We have all of the numbers on these properties - call us for more information.

River Strand - Resort-style living. Golf & Country Club Membership Included.

River Strand Home River Strand Home
River Strand of Heritage Harbour Golf and Country Club offers resort-style living, and features * Lawn-care provided for all homes * 27-hole Arthur Hills designed golf course * 8 Har-Tru Lighted tennis courts * Clubhouse complete with restaurant and bar * Conference, billiards and card rooms * State of the art fitness center * Resort style and resistance exercise pools with cabana bar * Golf and tennis pro shops * Proposed marina * Located close to I-75 with easy access to Sarasota, Tampa International Airport, Shopping, Restaurants, and beaches.... Perfect for a Winter Retreat, Rental, or Year Around Enjoyment!


What are you waiting for?  Prices and interest rates are the lowest that you will ever see in your lifetime.  You've dreamed of retiring to the beach.  Why not use the skills you've learned over your lifetime, buy a home within 2-3 blocks of the beach, and make it your own by remodeling it?  Click the picture above to see some of the best opportunities on the islands.

Bank-Owned Riverfront Condos - $199,900 (Were $399,900)

River Dance Condo   River Dance Condo

Prime, downtown Bradenton location.  Walk to top-rated arts, theatre, shops, fine dining, marina and Bradenton's newly approved Riverwalk Project.

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After the expenses associated with purchasing a new home or condo, who needs unexpected repair bills?  Besides, if you've moved into a new neighborhood or even a new city - how would you know who to call?  Find out how to get your new home or condo covered by a 12-Month Home Warranty AT NO COST TO YOU!



Welcome to SarasotaAreaForeclosures.com presented by Spouses Selling Florida Houses!  We're Donna and Tom Murphy and we've developed this free website to help you search for the best real estate deals on Florida's Gulf Coast.


This website is connected directly to the MLS, and it is updated every 24 hours so you'll always see the most recent properties listed for sale.  You can also search for non-foreclosure homes and condos, as many of these properties have been deeply discounted to compete with the foreclosures.


This website focuses on homes and condos in and around the beautiful city of Sarasota, and includes Sarasota County, its neighbors to the north and south - Manatee County, and Charlotte County, including the cities of Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Venice, Punta Gorda and other smaller communities.

We also have a special section on The Islands - including Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Lido & St. Armands Keys, Casey Key and Anna Maria Island.  If you're looking for a beachfront treasure - try our link called "The Islands".


Most of the searches have been built for you.  They will appear in the left-hand column as hyperlinks.  Use the top menu to select the category you want to search on (i.e. 'Forclosures') then scroll down the left column to choose the search that best suits your needs.

Many of the searches are organized by location (i.e. 'Condos on Siesta Key'), but some are organized by feature (i.e. 'Pool Homes'). 

Once you've clicked on a search link, the corresponding properties will appear in the center column.  At the top of the column we'll show you the price range of the properties that came up.  To further narrow your search, enter a price range that suits your budget and click 'Search'.

If you can't find what you're looking for in the pre-built searches, try the Advanced Search link.  Here you have all the tools to build your own custom search.

And finally, don't forget, there's real people behind this site.  Feel free to drop us a note or call us anytime - we don't bite!, and we'll be glad to help.

Donna and Tom 

Sarasota, Florida

Beautiful Beaches and Great Culture

Sarasota is one of America's most desirable places to live, work and raise a family. The clean air, sparkling white sand beaches and sunny climate have made it world famous as a center for the good life. In fact, Forbes has named Sarasota one of the best places for business and careers, and Money magazine recognized it as the nation's best small city, one of the best places to retire, and one of the cities with the best health care systems.

Additionally, Sarasota's vibrant recreational and cultural scene offers activities for every taste and budget. It is a diverse area with big city amenities and small town ease of living. Beaches, boating, golf, dining, shopping, theater - there's always something exciting going on in the greater Sarasota area.

Sophisticated or casual, upscale or economical, it's all just minutes away. Each area of Sarasota County has its own personality, and our visitors are delighted to find more vacation variety here than they ever expected. The city of Sarasota, with its active downtown and arts and theater district, still has a friendly, small town feel.

Luxurious Longboat Key and its manicured beach resorts and condos also offer world-class tennis, golf and dining.

Laid-back Siesta Key has the feel of a tropical island with its sugar white sand beach that is officially ranked among the finest beaches in the world.

St. Armand Circle is home to gourmet restaurants and chic shops featuring the best items from around the world.

No matter what kind of food you like, you're sure to find it in the greater Sarasota area. This community is a mecca for talented chefs, who create just about every kind of cuisine, including American, Asian, Cajun, Cuban, Floribbean, Italian, French, Middle Eastern and more.

With a shop for every whim, Sarasota County is a great place to find one-of-a-kind items, including clothing, original artwork and antiques. Prices range from upscale to flea market. Our many shopping malls include all major retailers, where you can find everything from high fashion and house wares to resort wear and sporting equipment.

Sarasota County's year-round warm climate is perfect for whatever kind of recreation you love. Our 35 miles of waterfront and 13 public beaches let you enjoy boating, canoeing, fishing, swimming or simply walking. With more than 60 public and private courses, Sarasota County is a golfer's paradise.

So why wait? Live your dream. The opportunity to invest in Sarasota Real Estate has never been better. We hope to see you soon!




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