Home Sales Bounce Back in May
According to an article by John Hielscher, staff writer for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, home sales perked up again in Southwest Florida last month, as more owners have decided to put their properties on the market.
Buyers closed on 2,702 existing single-family homes and condominiums in May in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties, 149 more than the year before, according to data released Wednesday by the Florida Realtors trade group.
That 5.8 percent increase followed a modest sales slump during April, as the region marked the end of the peak buying-and-selling season.
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