| Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Home sales in Sarasota and Manatee counties during the first nine months this year surpassed the total during the comparable 2019 period, showing that the housing market remains strong despite the headwinds from the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a report from Florida Realtors, the real estate market continued its trend in September of higher sales, higher prices and fewer available listings compared with last year.
“The September numbers show us more of what we have been seeing for the last several months,” said David Clapp, president of the Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee. “But, the months’ supply of inventory continues to go down, now at a painfully low level of just two months of supply for single-family homes and three months for condos. Keep in mind that six months is considered a balanced market.”
A news release from the Realtor Association said year-to-date, closed