Let me know if you would like more information. I moved here from Pennsylvania, and I love it here!
Myke Triebold, GRI, LMC, SFR, ABR
Is the NW FL panhandle very African-American friendly? How about gay friendly? How about single professional females?
Do you see how and why this law was crafted, and why we cannot answer it?
I would ask Bill Eckler the same thing. "There's no shortage of wonderful, safe family friendly areas in Sarasota". Is there then a shortage of safe, gay friendly areas? How about for African Americans?
A broad guestion with a lot of potential answers. Sarasota has many good schools and good areas but as others have said we can't say this is good and this is bad. I can send to you listings that can give you ideas as to the quility of the areas for which you are looking. Please send to me you requiremnets as to price and size of home and commerical property that you will need and I will send them to you to help you decide on Sarasota.
Bill Collier, crs. gri.
All the legal jargon talked about by other realtors is true. But we can offer suggestions for homes you may like. Please give me a call and I would be happy to discuss options with you. I have a few in mind.
Ron and Susan Noce
In Florida we have school choice. So, no matter which school district you are slated for, you can request a move. If it is not approved you can request a "hardship" move. The Florida education system is very good but at times parents prefer a different school system and Florida allows for that. Here is a link that might help you:
In Florida we also have a grading system based on yearly testing of students. It is the FCAT. You can see where various schools rank here:
Please let me know if you have other questions. Having two school age children who attend public schools I have first hand knowledge on the Florida education system and may be able to provide further guidance.
BRIAN A. MCGREEVY
Broker/Owner, REALTOR, MBA, GRI, ABR, SRES, RRS, AHWD
Five Year Winner - Five Star Award- Best in Client Satisfaction
Sarasota Home Realty
2100 Constitution Boulevard
Sarasota, FL 34231
Phone: (941) 544-6763 FAX: (941) 866-7588
What type of child/family centered business are you planning to start? Most businesses require a license. Here is the link to Florida Department of Children and Families: http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/childcare/training.shtml
It is a good idea to do your research and then make a visit to the locations of interest to see what they are like before making a move. Best of luck to you.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
We would be happy to help with additional information. Feel free to contact us.
GRI, Top Producer, Five-Star Agent
If you are interested in starting a business within a 45 minute trek of St. Pete...then I would be delighted to help you locate a real estate professional educated in business/commercial real estate to help you locate the property you desire. A large part of my business is helping clients locate a real estate professional that is most knowledgeable in the area in which they are relocating or doing business. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience.
As the others have stated it is against Federal Law --The Fair Housing Act to discriminate and Real Estate agents are required to show all properties that meet the clients requirements.
Pebble Pointe Realty
The Fair Housing Act states, in the sale and rental of housing: No one (Realtors or property owners) may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap:
Refuse to rent or sell housing
Refuse to negotiate for housing
Make housing unavailable
Deny a dwelling
Set different terms, conditions or privileges for sale or rental of a dwelling
Provide different housing services or facilities
Falsely deny that housing is available for inspection, sale, or rental
For profit, persuade owners to sell or rent (blockbusting) or
Deny anyone access to or membership in a facility or service (such as a multiple listing service) related to the sale or rental of housing.
Advertise or make any statement that indicates a limitation or preference based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or handicap. This prohibition against discriminatory advertising applies to single-family and owner-occupied housing that is otherwise exempt from the Fair Housing Act.
Just to clarify.
Myke Triebold, GRI LMC, ABR, SFR
Let me know if I can help.
RE/MAX Realty Group
In fact, I just blogged about this exact issue yesterday:
Any Realtor who offers suggestions for housing based on familial status is breaking real estate law. Realtors are only able to offer advice based on actual property attributes.
David Barr, Broker Associate
Allison James Estates & Homes