Homes sales are up for Manatee County Realtors.
In April, the Manatee County REALTORS filed 68.2% more single-family home contracts than in January, up to 471 contracts from 280.
On a local level, data shows that “under contract” homes are at the highest they have been for more than a year, a possible indicator that the housing market is making a turn.
In April, Manatee County reported 304 total sales, up from 234 in January. Additionally, of those homes, 66% were either bank-owned, foreclosures or short sales, a steady decrease from previous months.
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Two-bedroom Beau Ciel condo sells for $1.2 million
A condominium in Beau Ciel tops all transactions in this week's real estate. Walter and Sharon Davisson, trustees, of Sarasota, sold the Unit 604 condominium at 990 Blvd. of the Arts to Morton and Doris Botshon, of Skytop, Pa., for $1,185,000. Built in 2003, it has two bedrooms, three baths and 3,135 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $1.2 million in 2004.
Country Club Shores home sells for $2.8 million
A home in County Club Shores tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. John and Judith Hays, of Sarasota, sold their home at 596 Halyard Lane to Melvin and Linda Rhinelander, of Ontario, Canada, for $2.8 million.
Knightsbridge home sells for $2.75 million
A home in Knightsbridge tops all transactions in this week's real estate. Jay and Ramona Bulaw, of Genoa City, Wis., sold their home at 7320 Barclay Court to Jennifer and Stephen Edwards, of University Park, for $2.75 million.