Sarasota's Barrier Islands

Island Homes and Condos


About The Islands

Beauty and Charm

There are more than 35 barrier islands off the mainland of Florida, 6 of which are in the greater Sarasota area - Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Lido Key, Bird Key, Siesta Key and Casey Key.


These whims of sand and sea offer beach lovers a glimpse of paradise. Many of the most beautiful sand beaches of the world are found on these islands, and many of the public's images of Florida are derived from stunning places such as this. Some call the barrier islands their favorite vacation spot. Others, the ones who have yielded totally to their charm, call them home. 


These beautiful islands represent an array of geography and lifestyles that bring a broad-based appeal to many Sarasota vacation travelers, as well as part and full-time residents.


Foreclosures & Short Sales

Island and beachfront foreclosures are somewhat rare on the islands, but if you are patient and watch regularly you will see them occasionally - be ready to move quickly though, prime real estate like this do not stay on the market very long.


Short sales are more common than foreclosures, and despite long closing periods of three months or more, many are worth the wait.


When you are looking for island or beach front real estate, don't rule out the traditional resales.  Most home sellers recognize that in order to sell their homes or beachfront condominiums they must deeply discount the property, so the good news is, that there is good value for everyone whether it comes as an island foreclosure, beachfront short sale, or discounted condominium resale.



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