Will you be using the property yourself and renting when you aren't here, or will you be using it as pure income producing property?
The Gulf Gate area is better in my view because of proximity to Sarasota and to Siesta Key beaches. There are several established condos in that area, and you will have more options and inventory to choose from than the other areas you mentioned.
David Barr, Broker
You will get more for your money off Island in Venice. There are not that many options in Nokomis or Osprey that would fit your criterea. I would recomend an existing established condo as they tend to be in better shape financialy than the brand new developments. There are a lot of options available so do your homework.
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