Frantisek Bo…, Home Buyer in Outside U.S.

where should I buy lot in Port Charlotte to avoid problem with Scrub Jay in future . Looking for lot with sewer and city water for up to $5,500.

Asked by Frantisek Botko, Outside U.S. Sat Nov 24, 2012

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There are 947 lots in Port Charlotte with water/sewer within your price range. It would be up to you to determine a location of interest. Even though the listing says water/sewer available you would still have to pay to have it brought to the home if you build on the lot. Some lots are located in deed restricted communities with homeowner association fees and others are located in non-deed restricted areas.

You can use this MLS link to search for lots I would be happy to set you up in the MLS to receive listings based on your criteria and send you detailed information on lots of interest.

Here are some links and contacts that might be helpful to you in determining costs to clear
and build on a lot. Each county fees are different.

1. Charlotte County Building Department - -
You can ask them for permit fees, impact fees, and water/sewer hookup fees. Charlotte
County requires a stem wall which can add to the cost of building.

2. Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association – You can use the
directory to search for Excavating to find out costs for clearing and fill of the lot. You can
also contact any builders to get an idea of costs involved in building a home.

3. You may also want to contact FPL and Cable to get hookup fees for those.

4. Here is the web site to check for flood zones: Just type in the
address and it will give you the flood rating.

5. Here is the scrub jay check site for Charlotte County where you can type in the address
and check to see if it is in a scrub jay zone:

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 25, 2012
The area where you should buy will remain up to you. There are too many great areas to pick from. The scrub jays can pick up and move to a new location when they feel the need or want to do so. If you are trying to limit the possibility of scrub jays being on the lot in the future, then I would recommend to find a lot that is completely cleared and maintain it.

You can do some homework by using this link. By using this link you can enter property addresses or the parcel ID and it will populate information about the property showing you if it falls into the scrub jay zone or not. Remember this is prone to change at the mercy of the animals discretion along with the updated information from the appropriate authorities. You may also want to contact the Charlotte County Natural Resources Division at 941-613-3220 and go into more detail about the scrub jays and the procedure for removing them if applicable. Always call and verify, do not depend only upon electronic data on public records as your one and only source for clarity. Generally speaking, public data is usually deemed reliable but never guaranteed and this is where the phrase "caveat emptor" comes in.

If you would like more information on the areas to choose from that would best suit you then feel free to contact me and we can go into more details.
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