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  HOUSING OVERVIEW
  

The median home value in Sarasota, Florida, is $151,400. Home appreciation is 14.90% over the last year. The median age of Sarasota, Florida, real estate is 39 years.

Sarasota, Florida Apartments and Rentals

Renters make up 32.84% of the Sarasota, Florida, population. 23.35% of houses and apartments in Sarasota, Florida, are unoccupied (vacancy rate).

  HOUSINGSarasota, FloridaUnited States
  Median Home Age  3937
  Median Home Cost  $151,400$170,100
  Home Appr. Last 12 months  14.90%4.90%
  Home Appr. Last 5 yrs.  -2.90%-4.60%
  Home Appr. Last 10 yrs.  -1.90%12.70%
  Property Tax Rate  $10.54$12.07
  Homes Owned  43.82%57.34%
  Housing Vacant  23.35%12.47%
  Homes Rented  32.84%30.19%
  AVERAGE RENT FOR HOME OR APARTMENT
  Studio Apartment  $725$661
  1 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $806$765
  2 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $1,031$957
  3 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $1,382$1,289
  4 Bedroom Home or Apartment  $1,621$1,490
  VACANT HOUSING
  Vacant For Rent  4.02%2.50%
  Vacant Rented  1.15%0.46%
  Vacant For Sale  2.16%1.38%
  Vacant Sold  0.92%0.46%
  Vacant Vacation  11.43%3.81%
  Vacant Other  3.68%3.87%
  VALUE OF OWNER-OCCUPIED HOUSING
  Less Than $20,000  1.17%3.30%
  $20,000 to $39,999  3.28%3.44%
  $40,000 to $59,999  4.39%4.18%
  $60,000 to $79,999  7.19%5.80%
  $80,000 to $99,999  9.01%7.08%
  $100,000 to $149,999  17.43%15.77%
  $150,000 to $199,999  11.30%15.03%
  $200,000 to $299,999  13.93%18.50%
  $300,000 to $399,999  5.61%10.39%
  $400,000 to $499,999  4.82%5.66%
  $500,000 to $749,999  9.24%6.39%
  $750,000 to $999,999  3.96%2.28%
  $1,000,000 or more  8.68%2.18%
  HOUSING UNITS BY YEAR STRUCTURE BUILT
  2010 and newer  0.13%0.29%
  2000 to 2009  12.01%14.18%
  1990 to 1999  6.59%13.96%
  1980 to 1989  13.85%13.99%
  1970 to 1979  25.10%16.09%
  1960 to 1969  6.59%13.96%
  1950 to 1959  16.64%11.05%
  1940 to 1949  4.68%5.59%
  1939 or Earlier  5.33%13.68%
  HOUSING COMMENTS
  
re: HOUSING IS IMPOSSIBLE! - 7/4/2006
The prices of single family homes in Sarasota have dropped over the last 12 months. We found a great home at a great price and love it. There are some finally some... (read more)
Market back on the rise...
In the 1M+ market time to buy is now! We are starting to see movement that signifies recovery. So, get yours while the time is right. Check out the auctions as they... (read more)
HOUSING IS IMPOSSIBLE!
My fiance and are professionals and make good income with no debt. We cannot find a single decent property for around $250,000. It is terrible... (read more)
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  GENERAL COMMENTS
  
Do not move to Sarasota unless you are rich!!
I moved here to Sarasota Fl. back in 2012 from New York it's been 3 years now. This is definitely not my ideal spot to settle down. The people are horrible, unfriendly,... (read more)
Quality of Life in Sarasota
I am thinking of moving to Sarasota from New York and I would like hear from people who live there who are from New York or surrounding states. How is the quality of... (read more)
re: Big City Amenities in a Small City Atmosphere
Such an awesome article you wrote!!! Took a trip do to the area last year and loved it so much that we're gonna move there I. Next 2 months!! Love the arts and hopefully... (read more)
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