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Jsil888, Home Buyer in Chicago, IL

Watefront Property on the West Coast of FL.

Asked by Jsil888, Chicago, IL Wed Feb 18, 2009

Interested in a 2nd home on the ocean.....2 plus bedrooms . What are the possibilities? Am I better looking North or South of the Naples area??

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Hello there
this is a hard question for depends where you want to live and like . I could show you a great deal north of naples but you may hate the area. May I suggest you come down here in the summer time when rates are less, rent for a few weeks and drive around the areas. For example, I love Longboat Key vs. Naples it has everything but you may like naples, or north port, or fort meyers, etc.... The area you are talking about is like saying I lke to live in California could you tell me where. Do some research and see what works for you.
Feel free to visit my website through it in my community links you can get information about our great area,
David Leventhal
The Leventhal Team
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Mar 8, 2009
You really need to visit some of the areas. I love Punta Gorda. It is 3 hours to the North of Miami and South of Orlando. I do love Punta Gorda. We have easy access to boating, fishing, beaches, performing arts, kayaking, wilderness adventures, parks, museums and plenty of things to do.Good restaurants and bars and Thursday evenings are special. Or it could be as relaxed as you want it to be.

Punta Gorda was features in US Weekly as one of the best places to Retire to, and money magazine rated us as one of the best places to live. Again you need to visit. See my blog for more information on Charlotte County or visit our website at http://www.puntagordarealty.com

Let me know if I could help you in your search in any way. All of us Realtors are partial to our areas.
Good luck in your search.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 19, 2009
Hi Js,

I have found that looking for an 'area' requires the personal touch, meaning that you should personally visit all possible areas BEFORE considering the type of property. Choose your area first, then determine your property criteria before you begin searching. If you do your work and choose Naples as your area of choice, when you are ready to search for properties, you can search the Naples MLS directly, yourself, using my website. Should you find a property of interest, I will be happy to arrange a private showing.

Good Luck.

Dennis Leffert, J.D.
Lic Real Estate Broker
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 19, 2009
Your price range would really help us answer your question. I love Cape Coral, and you can’t beat the Gulf access prices we have now. I would be happy to provide you information on the area, and available properties.
Best of luck,

Nancy Doyle
Search Fort Myers, Cape Coral mls http://www.nancyd.listingbook.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 19, 2009

To be honest the biggest unknow is your price range. I am a avid boater and fisherman and love the Bonita area due to the Estero Bay, wildlife, proximity to shopping/activities, etc... If you can give me some more of your home criteria I can better suggest the place we need to start looking. I have had some great sucess in the PGI area with nice homes under 250k with direct access. Stay warm and give me a call when you get a chance.


Scott Riddle, (CSP) Certified Short Sale Professional
Sand Castle Realty Group
239-390-0027 fax
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 19, 2009
Dear Jsil888,
As some of the other agents have answered, the price range along the coast is quite large, depending on the average temperatures in the winter, proximity to amenities and population. Each area has its advantages and disadvantages, depending upon your criteria, so, there is no easy answer. I am pretty familiar with waterfront all along the entire coast, so let me know if I can help give you the pros and cons of each area.
Carol Wilsey
Exceptional Propertieso of SW Florida
(239) 289-1403 Cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 18, 2009
Definitely north of Naples. There are plenty of waterfront opportunities from Ft. Myers, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Venice, and Sarasota.

Each one of these locations brings a set of different offerings to the table. Our recommendation is to plan an information gathering trip for the expressed purpose of learning about these southwest Florida boating jewels.

We welcome th opportunity to provide you with support if interested in the Sarasota, Venice, and Port Charlotte locations.

Good luck

Susan & Bill Eckler
Michael Saunders & Company
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 18, 2009
Pasco County has the cheapest waterfront homes on the Gulf of Mexico. What price rane are you looking in?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 18, 2009
You need to let us know wha price range - then we can send you plenty of options.
I'd be glad to help you.
Heidemarie Klimt
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 18, 2009
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