Sales of existing homes priced at $1 million or more increased by 15 percent in Manatee and Sarasota counties in 2015 versus the year before. Many more homes in that price range, such as this $2.99 million home at 3327 7th Street Circle W. in Palmetto, remain on the market as real estate agents wait for even more inventory to go up for sale. MATT M. JOHNSON/Bradenton Herald
Sales of existing homes priced at $1 million or more increased by 15 percent in Manatee and Sarasota counties in 2015 versus the year before. Many more homes in that price range, such as this $2.99 million home at 3327 7th Street Circle W. in Palmetto, remain on the market as real estate agents wait for even more inventory to go up for sale. MATT M. JOHNSON/Bradenton Herald
Sales of existing homes priced at $1 million or more increased by 15 percent in Manatee and Sarasota counties in 2015 versus the year before. Many more homes in that price range, such as this $2.99 million home at 3327 7th Street Circle W. in Palmetto, remain on the market as real estate agents wait for even more inventory to go up for sale. MATT M. JOHNSON/Bradenton Herald

Record 2015 home sales in Manatee, Sarasota make for 'exciting times'

January 22, 2016 6:53 PM

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