Manatee Energy Assist Loans and Preserve Expansion to Boost the Bradenton Real Estate Market Reports Sarasota Bay Real Estate

With a recent U.S. Census survey showing that Florida is one of most common places people choose to relocate, the city of Bradenton has added two new reasons as to why it is among the leading options as a Sunshine State migration destination, Sarasota Bay Real Estate said.

Bradenton, Florida (PRWEB) December 29, 2012

With a recent U.S. Census survey showing that Florida is one of most common places people choose to relocate, the city of Bradenton has added yet two reasons as to why it is among the leading option as a Sunshine State migration destination, Sarasota Bay Real Estate said.

Loans to Increase Energy Efficiency of Bradenton Homes

One added factor to increasing the appeal of Bradenton homes for sale to perspective buyers, the full service realty firm noted, is the scheduled January launching of Manatee Energy Assist, a loan program with low interest rates and flexible approval terms to help households reduce energy consumption costs. At the same time, the program will assist in stimulating local economic growth and creating employment among local home improvement businesses in the city and the county.

The program was developed during the previous six months. It was crafted through a partnership among the city of Bradenton, Florida Power and Light, Bradenton Central Community Redevelopment Agency, and Suncoast Community Capital. The energy loans will be provided by Manatee Community Federal Credit Union. Homeowners residing in Manatee County are eligible to apply for the loans which will enable them not only to access to energy-efficient products and related home improvement services but also to contribute in reducing the carbon footprint of their community by using energy more efficiently, Sarasota Bay Real Estate said.

Robinson Preserve Expansion

The impending expansion of the 487-acre Robinson Preserve in northwestern Bradenton, Sarasota Bay Real Estate added, can likewise contribute to further enhance the city’s attractiveness to prospective new residents. Sarasota Bay Real Estate noted that Manatee County officials have been arranging financing and approved legal documents this December to expand the preserve by 150 acres. The expansion is being facilitated through the $3 million purchase of this acreage from the Robinson family by the Conservation Foundation of the Gulf Coast. The foundation in turn will convey the land to the county which will undertake improvements in the expanded area including the construction of thematic, age-specific playgrounds and an environmental center.

Robinson Preserve, also close to the DeSoto National Park, is a popular wetlands habitat which draws 300,000 local visitors and tourists a year. Prospective home buyers keen on a community close to the preserve can go for the choices available at the Wisteria Park just south of it, according to Sarasota Bay Real Estate. The asking price for three-bedroom Wisteria Park homes with floor areas of 2,400-plus square feet can be quoted in the high $300s up to the low $400s. The quotes can touch the $500s for four-bedroom options having floor plans of about 4,000 square feet.

Another nearby choice is Palma Sola, reputed to be the oldest and one of the most prestigious among the master-planned communities in Manatee. This subdivision dominates the peninsula jutting between Tampa Bay, Palma Sola Bay, and the Manatee River. The community is notable for its remarkable blend of classic and contemporary residences set along its winding neighborhood streets and waterfront home sites. The original homes of this neighborhood are circa 1920s and 1930s which remain in excellent condition. Available properties here include short sale offerings in the $100s and the $200s which can be topped by a sales-listed five-bedroom grand custom home offered at the $1million-plus level.

About Sarasota Bay Real Estate

Sarasota Bay Real Estate is a full service real estate brokerage in Sarasota Florida owned by Sarasota real estate broker, Christina Miller, and marketing professional, Roy Hunter. Together they, and their team of well-experienced agents, provide the best-in-class real estate marketing services for the properties in the company’s inventory.

Sarasota Bay Real Estate Internet assets receive more than 1,000 visits from perspective home buyers a day due to the wealth of local community information published by the company. Through a direct feed from the Sarasota MLS, Sarasota Bay Real Estate publishes the most current real estate information on the Internet for the Sarasota, Florida, market.

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