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gvsnowbird, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL

We would like to purchase a 2-3 bedroom home in the $140k range ( cash) that is senior friendly. Are there still shortsale, good neighborhood deals?

Asked by gvsnowbird, Sarasota, FL Fri Jan 24, 2014

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Check out the link below that has a few homes that might just fit your needs. They are of newer homes and in communities that are largely retired residence and well within your price range. Or you can search for yourself on our website, it's free and it's up to date because all the information comes directly from our MLS. Please let me know if I can help. Thanks, Vicki


Vicki Biehl, Realtor
Century 21 Aztec & Associates
“No Transaction Fees”
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Jan 28, 2014
This is my specialty. If you have not already started working with an agent, I would love the opportunity to help you find a home. Please contact me at your convenience. I look forward to hearing from you.

Michael Holderness
SaraBay Real Estate
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jan 27, 2014
gvsnowbird... Apologies that the post looks like one huge paragraph. I think Trulia is having some formatting glitches right now......

You've gotten some great answers already on this forum. As some have already stated, don't limit yourself to only looking at distressed properties, especially short sales. While deals can be had on distressed properties, you can also find nice deals on standard sales as well. There is more parity in the pricing between distressed properties and standard sale properties than there was a couple of years ago. Also, you would find that the short sale process can be quite tedious and time consuming..............

With that said, here is a list of 55+, two-three bedroom properties available in Sarasota as of right now...........

Click the link to view the report: http://sarasota.suncoasteam.com/search-results?proptype=Home…
If the link does not appear, simply copy and paste into your browser. We offer free access to the MLS (no registration required) at sarasota.suncoasteam.com .......Additionally, we can set you up with automatic alerts so that you are notified as soon as a property meeting your criteria falls becomes available......... If you have any questions regarding any of the listings or if you have general questions about real estate in Sarasota, please contact me at 941-276-5997 or car@suncoasteam.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jan 26, 2014
Yes, there are some properties in your price range. You can search my web site at: http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/. Here is a link to the 55+ communities if you are interested in those: http://fchr.state.fl.us/housing_directory/search. I would be happy to send you some listings.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty'
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 25, 2014

There are still opportunities available in the Sarasota area but I wouldn't recommend narrowing your search to include only distressed sales.(shore sales & foreclosures) The fact of the matter is that most sellers today have come to accept that their main competition is corner of the market and have priced their homes accordingly. By focusing on only distressed properties you would be certain to miss some very good opportunities.

A knowledgeable agent should acquaint you with the full scope of the local market that includes homes that meet your personal search criteria. Best wishes!

Bill Eckler
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 25, 2014
Yes, it is still possible to get a very nice deal in a senior friendly neighborhood, where you will feel welcome and quite safe. If you would like to call or email me so you can tell a little more about what your need are, please feel free to do so. I can be reached at 941-706-1713, or email Cynthia@SarasotaHomeRealty.com.

Cynthia Lucas, Realtor
2100 Constitution Blvd.
Sarasota, Fl.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 25, 2014
There are many good deals I just sold a condo for a client $126,000 3 bed 3 bath in a great area most of the 55+ are condo's and villa. you need to talk to an agent and sort out all of your specific needs and have a search done. I t takes but a few minutes after that they can be sent right to your email on a daily basis. Would be happy to help.

Michael Beninato
cell: 941-479-2777(2SRQ)
email: michaelb1@remax.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 25, 2014
Hi there,
Yes there are great buys, some regular sales and short sales as well, in Sarasota for your price range. I can send you a list of properties matching your needs and if you would like to preview any of them, I can arrange appointments to see them.
Give me a call 941-363-1588 at your convenience.

Norma Mladineo
Direct: (941) 363-1588
Michael Saunders & Company
1801 Main Street, Sarasota FL 34236
Office: (941) 951-6660
Fax: (941) 951-6667
Email: NormaMladineo@michaelsaunders.com
Website: http://www.NormaMladineo.michaelsaunders.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 25, 2014
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