Snowbirds of Sarasota - Rent or Buy?


As summer comes to a close, many retirees and over 55’s dread the thought of a freezing cold winter. That’s why every year, right after the holidays, the mass migration of snowbirds begins. Desperate to avoid being cooped up inside because of the weather, many head to the Sarasota, Florida area to enjoy the beautiful climate.  


  As Sarasota Snow Birds enjoy golfing, boating, or just relaxing, the question of whether they should continue to rent or buy a place is pondered. Renting is a great option especially when you find a place you really like and get it year after year. But that is not always the case. You may get lucky a couple of years in a row, but at some point it could easily change, forcing you to look elsewhere. Further, you have to pack a lot more stuff when you rent, because you don’t want to forget anything you may need. Then there is the problem of what to do when family or friends want to visit. Many rentals are very particular about the number of guests and how long they can stay.

Buying a home in Sarasota means you travel lightly, you don’t worry about guests staying over and you get to go back to your favorite place year after year.

Other benefits of buying your winter home in Sarasota include:   1. Tax breaks for second homes 2. You can change your travel dates, and stay as long as you like. 3. You travel lightly. Summer clothes and sports stuff is here ready when you arrive. 4. Family time – friends and family can visit and stay as long as you like. It’s your place!   Living out of suitcases gets tiring after a while. Searching for rentals each winter can be stressful. Purchasing your own nest in the Sarasota sun has never been easier. With low-interest rates and banks looking to lend, now is the time to check out homes for sale in the Sarasota area. 

Contact Bruce Myer

Contact Bruce to find the right winter home. He is a great resource for neighborhood and community information. Call (941) 387-1847 and see why Realtor Bruce Myer is the local expert on home sales in the Sarasota area.