Norton Hammersley welcomes Ally Salerno

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Norton Hammersley is proud to announce and welcomes Alexandra “Ally” Salerno as our latest addition to the firm and a member of our real-estate practice group. She handles matters concerning real estate as well as business law and corporate transactions. As a native of Sarasota, Ms. Salerno is a graduate of Pine View School and is actively growing her involvement …

Luxury Sales still going strong in Sarasota

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While home sales in the Sarasota, Bradenton and surrounding areas have cooled in recent months, the luxury market has remained strong. Home sales declined by 8 percent earlier this year and sales of single-family homes and condominiums failed to keep pace with the prior year.. However, in the Sarasota luxury housing market — properties priced over $1 million — single-family …

Lakewood Ranch community expands to Sarasota County

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The Lakewood Ranch community continues to expand and this time into Sarasota County.  Waterside will be Lakewood Ranch’s first village in Sarasota County, and will have a Sarasota address. With the introduction of its newest village, Waterside will have an eventual 5,144 homes set on 5,490 acres—nearly 4,100 acres of it made up of seven large lakes with more than …

Sarasota considered a ‘Hot’ Real Estate Market for 2017

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House hunters in Sarasota County will find the real estate market is in prime position for major growth in the coming year. That’s according to the real estate website Trulia, which just released its top 10 list of “hot” real estate markets across the country. The data is based on five key metrics including Job growth, high affordability low, vacancy …

US home prices exceed pre-recession values with healthy sales but what about Florida?

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U.S. home prices have fully recovered from their steep plunge during the housing bust and Great Recession, according to a new study. The national home price index, released Tuesday, is slightly above the peak it set in July 2006, after rising 5.5 percent in September from a year earlier. The milestone comes after more than four years of steady gains. …

Luxury Sales still going strong in Sarasota

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While home sales in the Sarasota, Bradenton and surrounding areas have cooled in recent months, the luxury market has remained strong. Home sales declined by 8 percent earlier this year and sales of single-family homes and condominiums failed to keep pace with the prior year. However, in the Sarasota luxury housing market — properties priced over $1 million — single-family …

Flood Insurance costs to increase by up to 20%

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Back in May 2014 Sarasota Law Firm Norton Hammersley, Lopez & Skokos brought you the latest news on Flood Insurance Regulation and Premiums with the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2013.  You can read the full article here. More Flood Insurance news for the residents of Sarasota is that Floridians will be anticipating up to a 20 percent increase …

2015 looks like the hottest home sales year in a century – will it continue?

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2015 is likely to see the hottest home sales year in a century and real estate agents in Manatee and Sarasota counties are already looking forward to a healthy 2016. Having watched sales drop slowly since July, market professionals are cautiously optimistic that homeowners who have been waiting to bring their properties to market will start doing so soon to capitalize on the annual …

Norton Hammersley awarded certification on all 7 pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices.

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Norton Hammersley is proud to announce that we have been awarded certification on all 7 pillars of ALTA’s Best Practices. The American Land Title Association – ALTA – was founded in 1907 to protect home buyers and mortgage lenders who invest in real estate by searching, reviewing and insuring land titles. ALTA insists on high standards when searching land title …

Sarasota international residential sales still going strong

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Sarasota remains one of the most popular state for international buyers of U.S. residential real estate. The international market for the sale of existing residential homes to non-resident foreigners remains an important part of the total Florida real estate market and although the role of foreign buyers has declined compared to the years in the wake of the recession, foreign …