We’re seeing a big spike in existing home and condominium sales on the Sun Coast. While summer is often a slack season, August figures are in and they show a sharp rise in home sales. August home sales were up over fifteen percent from July and a whopping 36 percent from August, 2011. Real estate experts are calling this the best market in at least seven years, dating back to 2006 when the effects of the recession were beginning to his the area hard. Their concern now, they say, is lack of inventory.