That's funny you asked. Most everyone in Florida is from somewhere else. I just wrote last week about some of the reasons why I chose Sarasota. Hope this helps you with your decision and if I can help finding you a home, let me know.
Sarasota Real Estate Group
Which do you prefer:
Sun sets or sun rises?
Blaring horns of relocated New Yorkers or a gentle toot to nudge you along?
Parading the furs driving a Saab or joining friends for a midnight meteor shower event?
The opportunity for a healthwise way of life or more outlet mall strolling?
A new way of living or more of the same with humidity?
The quality of life factors and the expectation you embrace as you enter the next chapter of your life it the parameter you need to satisfy. Your location only allows you to express or pursue what is already inside you.
If you find yourself with interest in the Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater area, I can help.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, FL
Need hlep finding that perfect place in paradise? Call me:
Michael Saunders & Company
330 John Ringling
St Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL 34236
I prefer the Gulf coast and arrived in Sarasota in '85.
With high curiousity, I have spent time in St. Pete, St. Pete beach, Clearwater, Palm Harbor, and Tampa. Although, each community offers something slightly different and also something similar, you have to add in where to you have family, friends, access to excellent medical resources.
Each time I travel to other communities in distance areas, when I return to Sarasota, I appreciate the area more and more. To me it is home.
Good luck with your decisions,
Brock Realty Inc.
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Known by the locals as one of the safest areas in the south as far as tropical storms, the Sarasota/Venice area offers residents peace of mind with their decision to invest in local housing.
Its central location is another positive feature that residents consider a huge benefit. An hour or less to Tampa and Ft. Myers, two hours to Disney and less than two hours to Naples. This area has the feel of the Keys but without the isolation and storm issues.
We would be happy to share more with you about the benefits of settling in our corner of Paradise. You have nothing to lose by paying the area a visit and see for yourself.....
Hope this is helpful,
When I moved 20 years ago from Germany, I started a one week trip from Miami to Naples, Cape Coral, Sarasota, Orlando to Smyrna Beach and back to Miami. For me I made the right choice with Sarasota. But I have seen it all and it depends what your lifestyle is. Coming from a big City, Berlin I don't have the big traffic to worry any longer and there is still a lot going on Sarasota. If I want more action, I go to Tampa which is only 1 hour away. On the east coast is more activity, no doubt. The question is if you want that. The Gulf is more relaxing and to it is an advantage, that the water is most of the time like a mirror. In the Atlantic you have to fight the waves, which is fun too. But I like to swim.
You will find affordable and luxury housing in all areas. So the choice is yours, you have to decide what you prefer. You have heard agents from each side, now you have to make up your mind. Wherever you
go, you will love it.
Broker Associate, CRS, GRI, CIPS, SFR, TRC
FLORIDA MORTGAGE BROKER------Finding the â€œRIGHT REALTORâ€
As a Florida Mortgage Broker who has been in the business since the 90â€™s, through the highs and lows of this rollercoaster called the Florida Real Estate Market, who has extensive experience dealing with realtors all over Florida, I can't stress to you how important it is to shop realtors in advance. But as youâ€™ll soon see, there are a lot of realtors in Florida who want your business, so shopping for that â€œRight Oneâ€ can be overwhelming! There are literally thousands of realtors to choose from in FL, and most are good realtors who will do a decent job and get you a decent deal, but as a 2012 buyer you want an Extraordinarily Good Deal!
They say that approx. 68% of consumers end up working with the first or second buyer's agent they contact. Unfortunately, soon after many buyers feel they commitment to working with the wrong realtor, but feel obligated to work with that realtor throughout the buying process, all the while wishing they had shopped more realtors in advance to find that â€œRIGHT ONE.â€
So hereâ€™s a quick 5 item test to help identify that â€œRight One.â€
Find one who:
1. treats you as if you are buying a $5,000,000 property
2. is willing to disclose good credit and scores over 700 with no Foreclosures, BKs or Short Sales
3. has a smart phone so they can answer all your calls and emails quickly throughout
4. is a broker or buyer's agent who does not have to split the 3% commission points
5. is willing to offer Realtor Rebate to buyers willing to get Pre Approved in advance
Then, hereâ€™s a simple 2 step way to get your Best Overall Dealâ€¦
contact the realtors you think you like and listen to what they say theyâ€™ll do for you. Then ask them to refer you to their very best â€œPreferredâ€ or â€œIn-Houseâ€ Lender. Listen to their best purchase strategy and ask for their best written quote on an estimated sales price, on a TBD (To Be Determined) property address.
contact me, Iâ€™ll present my best purchase strategy, show you what my realtor partners can do for you. Then compare to see which team offers the best purchase strategy and your best overall deal.
Youâ€™ll be shocked at the difference youâ€™ll find with such little effort!
WHAT MY REALTOR PARTNERS CAN DO:
WHAT I CAN DO:
NOTE TO CONSUMERS: shop multiple Lenders and realtors for your Best Overall Deal!
Call me today, I actually answer and return phone calls.
Pro Option Mortgage/ Florida
Ph: 888 662 4404
Prior Service U.S. Marine Corps
I'd rather live anywhere on the East Coast of Florida, from WPB to Miami, but preferably the further south the better. There's nothing quite like Miami Beach and the area.
The West Coast is much slower and laid back, as you probably know....both sides have their pluses and minuses, but personally I prefer the East Coast.
Boca Raton, FL
Sarasota can't be beat. The best beaches, top 5 rated schools in the state, lower real estate costs than Vero/Boca/Palm Beach, less traffic, more 5-star independently owned restaurants than any other part of the state, and we're also known as the Cultural Coast.
Sarasota County Community Profile Link - http://www.edcsarasotacounty.com/documents/communityprofile.pdf
Charlotte County Community Profile Link - http://www.floridasinnovationcoast.com/SiteSelection/Demogra
Green Lion Realty
What? Give up dim cool winters, crabcakes, Oshen City and watch'in dim der O's play hun? lol Have family from B-more.
If you are single, making good money, want to be where the action is and prefer the ocean to the gulf, West Palm down to Miami.
If you are married and have kids and what a lower cost of living, and don't want the kids exposed to as much of a..."who has what" and "who drives what" kinda city, then the Tampa Bay area.
Having been from Jacksonville to Key West and Naples to Pensacola and most points in between I know the state very well. There are some amazing places to call home but many differences in weather, lifestyle and landscape; stay below Vero Beach on the east coast and Sarasota on the west coast if you want the best winter weather. We have found that northern Palm Beach County provides one of the best quality of life environments in southern Florida. There were many reasons we ended up in Jupiter to raise our daughter. The best place I can point you for a brief introduction is this article about the Jupiter area;
As a resident of Jupiter, I work throughout Palm Beach and Martin Counties, and a great place to start is by defining your goals and comparing the lifestyles and housing costs of areas that you are interested in. There are so many different options available to us that reside in the state and I have selected Jupiter because of the quality of life that we enjoy. From my viewpoint, there is no finer place to reside that the Jupiter area; from the best schools, to a fantastic economy fueled by many factors and of course the wonderful facilities of Max Planck and Scripps Institute, to incredible unspoiled beaches, unbelievable dining and shopping options, numerous boating and golf opportunities, uncrowded streets, low crime and just the overall kindness of our residents. Recently we were out with a client who commented on just how nice everyone is; and why not as we are truly lucky to live in Paradise.
I work almost entirely as a buyers agent in Palm Beach and Martin Counties and certainly would be honored to be on the list of RealtorsÂ® you interview and happy to be of assistance in any way that I can. If you are in the area and would like a tour I would enjoy showing you why I am so fortunate to call Jupiter my hometown.
I hope this information is helpful but if you need anything additional please do not hesitate to give me a call.
Always at Your Service,
Tom Priester e-PRO
"Results Driven Real Estate"
Keller Williams Realty
It takes only four words(and the "&" symbol) to answer your question: Boca Raton & Boynton Beach.
Both has GREAT schools, beautiful parks, a vibrant civic life and tons of outdoor activities. You couple that with a small town feel in the middle of a large city, and you have why I love both.
For all of those reasons,I will tell you that I moved from Southern California to here.
If you would like to know more, feel free to contact me and look at the web link below.
Boca's Best Broker
2424 N. Federal Hwy #318
Boca Raton, FL 33431
If you're willing to consider a sleepy little town on Florida's east central coast, I would suggest where I live.
New Smyrna Beach is a great place to call home. It has something for everyone. In addition to a wide beach with sand as soft as talcum powder, New Smyrna Beach also has the Indian River with its inlet from the Atlantic Ocean.
We have fishing, boating, kayaking, eco-tours, paddle-boarding, bicycling, art shows, antique shops, a historic district, 50s-style cruise nights in our old-fashioned downtown, and lots more. Perhaps it`s the right place for you. Good luck with your home search.