It all depends on your life style and what you are looking for. Are you looking for a 2 bedroom house, villa or condo. When you say view-conservation, water (pond or lake) or gulf/bay views (the last being the most expensive.).
When looking at condo fees, the more amenities the higher the monthly. If you are looking to be very close to the Gulf or Bay-flood insurance also increases the monthly. My advice would be to interview full time professional realtors and find one you are comfortable working with. Then sit down for a consultation so they can get a good feel for both your needs and want, including the price range you want to stay within, so that you can see what all your options are.
? I have a free service called â€œListingbookâ€, which I provide for my clients. It is like a back door into the MLS, which updates daily: new listings, price changes, solds & withdrawn listings, allowing you to really be able to follow and learn the market. I set up a basic search according to your guidelines. Once you are in, you can change the parameters as you need. If this is something you would be interested in let me know & I would be glad to set up your free Listingbook Account.
Since you live in the Tampa Bay area, I also have a free automated service called CITY (Curbside Info to You) available 24/7. I issue you a number you can call on ANY Real Estate For Sale sign and a computer reads the MLS information to you, from the street number & address for all ACTIVE MLS listings. If this would be helpful let me know. If you have a smart phone & TEXT "PAMELA" to 727-213-5142 it will give you a free mobile site. Bookmark it to you front page and use it anytime. Email me your cell phone & I'll registered it so you won't get annoying follow up calls. If you want to talk to me there is a prompt or you can call me on my cell. If you want to put it on multiple phones, I can put up to three numbers on one user name. Just send the numbers you want added. Put it in your favorites for quick access when you are driving around. I use it all the time.
I feel an informed client makes the best decisions regarding their real estate needs. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
Broker Associate, GRI, SFR, NHS
Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
Prudential Tropical Realty
2539 Countryside Blvd #3 Clearwater, FL 33761
Let me know if I can help ?
Tara May Webster Realtor
Your Neighborhood Realty Inc