I have lived in Cape Coral, FL for over 25 years and my insurance and property taxes are very reasonable. I have worked with numerous buyers from all over the US as well as non US citizens and they are usually very pleased with the affordable rates here. Also, if you properly maintain your home yourself or have a home watch company handle it on your behalf humidity won't damage your property. We are also extremely difficult for hurricanes to make just the right curve to hit this area.
even with the miserly homestead exemption which you probably would not get,condo fees that constantly go up,windstorm insurance that would choke a horse and goes up by the minute and constant repairs because the heat and humidity beats the hell out of everything,please do yourselves a favor and
go to Tenerife or Madeira or Cyprus you will be close to home and you do not have to worry about
hurricanes, that yes they do hit Vero Beach and if it happens you are 3000 miles away from your investment.
I've written already. But you later commented on the Place in the Sun program about Vero Beach which featured an interview with an Englishman and his wife in their home in Vero. That was me....!! It's a great place.
I see, in the Daily Telegraph today that England is about to get bad weather and they've rolled out dear old Michael Fish again.....!! Must look at the web cams in Cornwall to see the rough seas.
Give me a ring and let's discuss your plans. (772) 559 4037
Stuart Kennedy. International Property Specialist.
I hope that you found this information helpful. Please contact me if you have any further questions.
Barry Trammell, Realtor, ePRO
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, Inc
We have lots of people with vacation homes here - people from Germany and Canada love this area. If you decide to consider this area for your vacation home feel free to get in touch with me. I would love to show you the area and let you see how much home you can get here for the money. We also have numerous home watch companies that you can hire to keep an eye on your property when you are not here. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give me a call at 239-707-4575.
Hurricanes typically cover and area 500 miles across. Florida is only 109 miles wide from Tampa to the Atlantic. There is no place to hide. However, preparation to shealter in place is the best solution.
Know your elevation. Storm surge, not high winds is the villan you must be aware of, and the good news is, the data is clearly available. For instance a Cat 4 has an 18 foot storm surge. It isn't a question about how long you can tread water is it about where all the debris will circulate and be deposited.
If you are on a barrier Island, you leave. If the land your house sits on is 29 feet above surge level, like my home, . you shelter in place.
If you like sunsets in the Gulf of Mexico or sunrises over the Atlantic, dolphins in the waves, choices of aquatic or land , an environment that stimulates and encourages activity, beachey communities are hard to beat. Everyplace has its 'stuff.'
However, I'm a Brit from London and Kent and have lived in Vero for 12 years. Never thought, being a City person, that I would enjoy a small and quiet place like Vero. BUT IT'S WONDERFUL. WOULDN'T LIVE ANYWHERE ELSE. Give me a ring to discuss.
Stuart Kennedy. Realtor. International Property Specialist. (772) 559 4037
That's like asking was the east coast of England subject to German air raids in WWII, of course Vero is subject to hurricanes, so is the coast of New York for that matter!
But the fact is, especially for Brits, there's no place like Florida on this planet....and home prices are going back up fast!
IF YOU WANT TO MINIMIZE YOUR CHANCES OF BEING HIT BY A HURRICAINE, BUY IN THE TAMPA BAY AREA!
Look at the history of hurricanes that have hit Florida and you'll find the way that Tampa Bay is tucked up where it is on the Gulf, other than a few in the past, always dodges the bullets as they generally spin and hit north of south of Tampa Bay.
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Apart from that, you would love Vero Beach of what it has to offer. A small town offering Florida lifestyle, plenty of activities such as golfing, boating, kayaking, fishing, natural beauty, all amenities, cultural events and good health care. There are many Europeans that have made Vero Beach their vacation or second home. If you need to get a small glimpse of Vero Beach and its diverse lifestyle communities, please visit my website, http:/www.veroflrealestate.com.
I hope you consider Vero Beach is your short list of places to visit and a place to find your dream vacation home. Feel free to contact me for any question you may have regarding Vero Beach and available real estate that meets your needs.
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Would love to help you. Please call Bill Baker, estate specialist, Premier Estate Properties, Vero Beach, fl. 32963 Bill@premierestateproperties.com. All best. Bill