The key to being a successful buyer in Lakewood Ranch, in your price range, is to be PREPARED! All your ducks must be lined up and ready to roll before you fall in love with a house. Because of supply and demand issues here, you will likely be in a multiple offer situation on a home that has been on the market less than 4 weeks...that is just the reality of our market today. The best prepared buyer will WIN when others lose because of lack of preparation or lack of an experienced agent.
I wish you all the very best and look forward to calling you 'neighbor!'
Thanks and take care,
Karen Schwartz, Broker-Owner
Prime Residential Brokers, Inc.
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
Four and five bedroom houses aren't exactly rare LWR but they aren't the norm, either, especially in areas where you are likely to find younger families. Two areas of Lakewood Ranch you might want to focus on are Greenbrook and Central Park. Both communities have a good demographic mix but both have elementary schools VERY close by and were/are marketed to families like yours. Full disclosure--I have a 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 3 car garage, pool, etc. listing in Central Park now for $479.9K.
My wife, son and I relocated to the Lakewood Ranch area about 8 years ago (from NY) and consider it the best decision of our lives. Very family friendly with lots of kids activities and great schools. With that said, I will tell you the same thing I tell everyone who is thinking about relocating to this area...RENT FIRST. By renting for a year YOU will get to know the place... which neighborhoods YOU prefer, which schools YOU prefer etc. Then, when it comes time to buy you won't just be buying "any" house, you'll be buying the "right" house. Many people consider renting to be throwing money away, but I disagree...I consider it an investment in finding the perfect home for your family. My company handles both rentals and sales and we would be happy to help you with either. Simply give me a call at 941-465-9206 and I can go over the pros and cons of each.
uKeepCommission Real Estate
Lakewood Ranch is a wonderful community. Lots of activities for children and a+ schools. I would love to send you different options for
Your family. Please contact me at 941-363-1242. Thank you for your inquiry.
Lakewood Ranch Resident.