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Jackson Will…, Home Buyer in Provo, UT
Jackson Willis answered:
Financially, what are the pros and cons of buying a house vs a condo?
I think the biggest difference is maintenance. When you own a home you're responsible for everything, which means you're more free to customize it and you can hire whoever you want to d ... more
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Dan Tabit, Real Estate Pro in Issaquah, WA
Dan Tabit answered:
should i use my retirement to buy my dream house?
Walter,
If I were a Phoenix area agent I might say, YES. Where I'm not one and know nothing about you, I'd suggest you talk with someone who can put your financial picture into the p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 18, 2015 Home Buying in 34228
Annette  Law…, Real Estate Pro in Palm Harbor, FL
Annette Lawrence answered:
Looking to purchase a vacation home on the Gulf Coast- Need advise on best area for investment!
92 % of asking price? You are not getting good information.

If you are looking to spend $350,000 or less on a beach centric (not beach front) with short term rent options you should ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 26, 2015 Home Buying in Longboat Key
Diana Kryszak, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diana Kryszak answered:
Would it be a terrible idea to consider purchasing a unit in the Colony complex on Longboat Key? It seems to be in the middle of a lot of uncertainty
Do you like rolling the dice???????????? The Colony is still shuttered, so if you own a unit, you cannot use it. It is likely that the Colony will never reopen. As previous principal ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Home Buying in Longboat Key
Diana Kryszak, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diana Kryszak answered:
Many real estate condos in Florida are depressed, 30 to 45%(Miami, Palm Beach, Naples, to mention a few). In
Short sales and foreclosures were never a factor on Longboat Key because most of the buyers paid cash and were not subject to the "strange" mortgage practices of the boom era.
There ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 15, 2014 Home Buying in Longboat Key
Melanie Russ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Melanie Russell answered:
We are looking for a long term rental in Sarasota, Longboat Key or the like.
Hi Joan,
i would be very pleased to help you and send you a list of all available listings in your price range including our own.
please email me at Melanie@sarasotaquest.com
please ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 7, 2014 Home Buying in Longboat Key
Jen and Mark…, Real Estate Pro in Holmes Beach, FL
Jen and Mark Bowman answered:
Gulf Front Lease Purchase in Longboat Key?
John is correct that there are a couple of lease purchase options on Longboat Key but unfortunately they are not gulf front. Laguna Yacht Village has 2 beautiful new construction homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jul 7, 2013 Home Buying in Longboat Key
Diana Kryszak, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diana Kryszak answered:
What range of insurance costs for a $500,000 single family home (not counting land value) including flood and wind?
There are almost as many answers to this question as there are insurance agents....however, If you have a home that is interesting to you ask the current owner what premiums they are p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jun 27, 2013 Home Insurance in Longboat Key
Ron and Susan…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Ron and Susan Noce answered:
Buyer for foreclosures, what is the best way to approach if not on the MLS?
Hello,

Do you have a specific property in mind or was this a general question?

If the property is abandoned the bank still has to go thru the foreclosure process, which means the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Jan 9, 2013 Home Buying in Longboat Key
Susan Keal, Real Estate Pro in sarasota, FL
Susan Keal answered:
LOOKING TO BUY CONDO IN LONGBOAT KEY
Just curious - what did you buy?
Susan
0 votes Share Flag Fri Aug 3, 2012 Home Buying in Longboat Key
Diana Kryszak, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diana Kryszak answered:
Looking to buy a canal front home on LBK, Bird or Siesta w/pool/dock . $300k teardown to $900k 3/2 finished. Cash. What's best way to start?
The inventory on Longbaoit Key changes fairly rapidly and a well priced home moves! Teardowns are not in the $300,000...think more around $600,000. Once torn down and rebuilt the pric ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 27, 2011 Home Buying in Longboat Key
Diana Kryszak, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diana Kryszak answered:
I would like to visit this house
Fred: Welcome to Longboat! This is a fabulous community...just minutes to the services and ammenities of the City of Sarasota, yet a world away with an ambiance all its own! Visiting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 26, 2010 Home Buying in Longboat Key
Diana Kryszak, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diana Kryszak answered:
I would like to visit this house
Fred: Welcome to Longboat! This is a fabulous community...just minutes to the services and ammenities of the City of Sarasota, yet a world away with an ambiance all its own! Visiting ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 26, 2010 Home Buying in Longboat Key
Diana Kryszak, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diana Kryszak answered:
I'm closing on a LBK unit in about 6 weeks. Classic 2 bedroom, bayside, well known complex, Manatee county, 6800 GOM Drive. Looking for a good
Congratulations, Rob! You will love your Whitney Beach Condo and its easy access to the village restaurants, the plaza shops and or course, the Beach!

Most of my clients are pleasa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Nov 14, 2009 Home Insurance in Longboat Key
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