Author Archives: Joe Cleary

About Joe Cleary

Joe T. Cleary Realtor®, GRI, SFR, CDPE came to Sarasota from Cleveland, Ohio at the age of two. He graduated from Riverview High School where he was a member of the internationally famous “Kiltie Band”. Joe attended Western Carolina University in North Caroling where he graduated with a degree in Business Management. Joe was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity and ultimately President of that fraternity. Upon graduation, Joe joined Walgreens Drug Stores in their management training program. After four and a half years with Walgreens he decided to join The Cleary Group in real estate sales. His adeptness with computer technology enables The Cleary Group to provide many special services to their client base. Joe’s firm commitment to success and excellent follow-thru has enabled his clients to realize their goals in the sale or purchase of real estate. He has become a very successful real estate Broker-Associate and especially enjoys working with his wife, Missy.

Sarasota Real Estate Update

By | January 24, 2017

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The Sarasota Manatee Association of Realtors reports that condo sales increased in December as compared to the previous year, with Sarasota at a 12.5% increase and Manatee at a 7.8% increase. Single family home sales decreased in Sarasota County by 6.1% and Manatee by an 8.2% decrease. December also showed a significant increase in inventory … Read More! »

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Real Estate Market Update for Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | December 22, 2016

Real Estate Up Graph

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that total closed sales are up by 8.7 percent from November 2015 for single family homes and condos in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Single family homes showed the most improvement from last year, with a 10.5 percent increase in the two-county area, while condos also increased by 4.5 percent. Inventory … Read More! »

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Chanukah Celebration

By | December 14, 2016

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The Chanukah holiday will again be celebrated on Lakewood Ranch’s Main Street, where Chabad of Bradenton will host their annual Chanukah Extravaganza on Tuesday, December 27th from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Admission is free. Chabad will build a Giant Sock Menorah and kindle the menorah at 6:00 pm. This will be followed by a PowerSkip Show from … Read More! »

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Inventory of Homes on the Market on the Rise

By | November 29, 2016

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The inventory of properties for sale in Sarasota and Manatee Counties is up by 17.5 percent from last year, and also shows an increase of 3.1 percent from last month, reversing the downward trend that started earlier this year. Year over year, single family home inventory in Sarasota increased by 15.7 percent, while Manatee experienced an 11.3 … Read More! »

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Real Estate Prices Continue to Rise in the Sarasota Manatee Market

By | October 20, 2016

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The Sarasota Manatee Board of Realtors reports that total closed sales in September in the two-county area are up 2.6 percent over September of last year, with single family sales up 3.8 percent, and condo sales down just under 1 percent. Single family home sales in Manatee County posted a 13.8 percent increase, while condo … Read More! »

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Sarasota Real Estate Update

By | September 23, 2016

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The Sarasota Manatee Association of Realtors reports that sales of distressed properties in the two-county area continued to decline in August, down 53.9 percent from the same month last year. Distressed sales in August comprised only 5.8 percent of total sales compared to 12.8 percent last August. Closed sales of single family homes and condos combined are up … Read More! »

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Real Estate Statistics for July in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | August 29, 2016

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee report that median sale prices for condos and single family homes continue to increase in both counties. Sarasota County single family homes are up 10.5 percent from 2015 to $242,500, while Manatee County experienced an 11.7 percent jump from 2015 to $279,250. Year over year, condo median sales prices rose 7.9 … Read More! »

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Real Estate Prices Continue to Rise in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | August 22, 2016

Real Estate Up Graph

Median sale prices are on the rise for condos and single family homes in both counties. Single family median sales prices are up 7.8 percent in Sarasota County to $248,000, while Manatee County experienced a 12.4 percent jump to $285,000. The Sarasota County condo median sale price rose 4.3 percent to $219,000, and Manatee County … Read More! »

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Casey Key Architectural Legacy

By | August 11, 2016

The natural beauty of Casey Key has attracted the attention of visitors and residents to the Gulf Coast for many years. Casey Key’s first non-native inhabitants were members of the Isaac Shumard family, originally from Missouri, who arrived around 1900. Casey Key’s earliest remaining structures date back to the first quarter of the 20th century … Read More! »

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Florida’s Economic Growth Continues

By | July 25, 2016

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Florida’s economic future is looking bright, according to University of Central Florida economist Sean Snaith‘s latest Florida & Metro Forecast. Florida’s economy will outpace the U.S. average in the next four years. Through 2019, Florida’s economy is projected to expand at an average annual rate of 2.9 percent, outpacing the U.S. GDP’s forecasted growth average … Read More! »

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