Although given the current economy and RE market, number one you still have to look at LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Ask a local realtor to take you on a tour and show you the value in different areas, pro's and con's then you should be able to understand the neighborhood, vs. others and pricing.
I hope that helps.
Horizon Realty Inc.
I think there are other deals to be had in this market. Please click this link to see over 200 condos, townhouses and villas in the Sarasota/Venice and Englewood area under $100,000.
If you would like additional information please call me at 941-400-3524 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would be happy to show you any of these properties at your convenience.
All my best,
Michael Saunders & Co.
I do know of some really fantastic, brand-new townhomes in Lakewood Ranch. The area is killer - almost nothing was built more than 15 years ago - and it has a top-notch hospital, good schools, a great main-street area with restaurants and a movie theater; prices start at $104,900 for a 2-bedroom (2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage) and their most deluxe model is $131,990.
Check out their website: http://www.kbhome.com/Community.aspx?CommID=01240142
I'll be happy to show you some of the models and do a price comparison against any other area of Sarasota. These are must-see deals.
Re/Max Alliance Group
Hope this is helpful! Sarasota is a great place to live!