+ Janet Bassett travels to Rome to discuss market conditions
Janet Bassett, sales associate with Premier Sotheby’s International Realty’s Longboat Key office, recently traveled to Rome, where she visited the city’s Sotheby’s International Realty office to discuss local market conditions and cross-border marketing between Rome and Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Bassett met with Silvia Ludica, a local expert in Rome who speaks fluent English and has traveled extensively to the United States and Florida, particularly in the past year.
With the European Union debt crisis and weakening euro, Bassett seized the opportunity to present opportunities on Florida’s Gulf Coast to potential European investors, while learning more about potential options available for American investors looking for vacation homes in Italy, according to a prepared statement.
+ October home sales in Sarasota up 24% from last year
The Sarasota Association of Realtors announced that members’ sales were up 24% in October, compared to the same month in 2011.
Members sold 719 properties last October, up from October 2011’ s 577. Pending sales, a good indicator of future closings, were also up, with 954 in October 2012, compared to 772 pending sales in October 2011.
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18 Summer Circus Spectacular
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Home in Revised Siesta sells for $3.6 million
A home in Revised Siesta tops all transactions in this week's real estate. The Northern Trust Co. and Gordon Holmes, trustees, of Naples sold the home at 3332 Gulfmead Drive to Sam Norton, trustee, of Sarasota, for $3.6 million. Built in 1970, it has four bedrooms, two-and-a-half baths and 3,084 square feet of living area.
Country Club home sells for $870,000
A home in County Club Village at Lakewood Ranch tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Robert and Denise Sousa, of Orange, Conn., sold their home at 13211 Lost Key Place to George Ristow, of Bradenton, for $870,000.
Vizcaya condominium sells for $1,987,500
A condominium in Vizcaya at Longboat Key tops all transactions in this week’s real estate. Deborah Cook and Victor Cook Jr., trustees, of Columbus, Ohio, sold the Unit 2E2 condominium at 2377 Gulf of Mexico Drive to Frank and Katherine Martucci, of Ancramdale, N.Y., for $1,987,500. Built in 1997, it has three bedrooms, three baths and 3,169 square feet of living area. It previously sold for $2,320,000 in 2005.