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Michael  Sej…, Home Buyer in 44256

I'm looking at buying either a new construction 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 1527 sq. ft for $132,900 or a 2 bedroom,

Asked by Michael Sejka, 44256 Wed Feb 18, 2009

2.5 bath,1200 sq. ft townhome for $105,900 in a gated community in a not so good geographical area of Sarasota. No upgrades. I think that sq. foot cost is to high. What sq. foot price should I be looking to pay given this economy and market?

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Hi Michael,
Although given the current economy and RE market, number one you still have to look at LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Ask a local realtor to take you on a tour and show you the value in different areas, pro's and con's then you should be able to understand the neighborhood, vs. others and pricing.
I hope that helps.

Liza McKeever
Horizon Realty Inc.
Web Reference: http://www.LizaMcKeever.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 20, 2009
Hello Michael,

I think there are other deals to be had in this market. Please click this link to see over 200 condos, townhouses and villas in the Sarasota/Venice and Englewood area under $100,000.


If you would like additional information please call me at 941-400-3524 or email me at debbiedunnick@hotmail.com. I would be happy to show you any of these properties at your convenience.

All my best,

Debbie Dunnick
Michael Saunders & Co.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Feb 19, 2009
Hi Michael, Not really looking to darken your day, but you may really want to consider what you are getting into with new condos and newly converted condos. With all the investors leaving empty condos for the banks, someone is going to get stuck with association fees. Just be certain to examine all the financials before you buy.

Good Luck,

0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 24, 2009
The price per square foot depends on many different factors - the geographical area is just one of them. You also need to take into account the age, the condominium fees, the amenities, the financial status of the condominium ... you get the idea.

I do know of some really fantastic, brand-new townhomes in Lakewood Ranch. The area is killer - almost nothing was built more than 15 years ago - and it has a top-notch hospital, good schools, a great main-street area with restaurants and a movie theater; prices start at $104,900 for a 2-bedroom (2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage) and their most deluxe model is $131,990.

Check out their website: http://www.kbhome.com/Community.aspx?CommID=01240142

I'll be happy to show you some of the models and do a price comparison against any other area of Sarasota. These are must-see deals.

Alex Krumm
Re/Max Alliance Group
941-234-3597 direct
941-954-5454 office
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 18, 2009
I have done business with an excellent realtor in Sarasota, Florida. Her name is Wendy Ross and her email is - wendyaross@yahoo.com. ( Tell her April Neuhaus sent you! ) - She is also the weather lady for the main news station out there so you will recognize her face when you meet her!

Hope this is helpful! Sarasota is a great place to live!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Feb 18, 2009
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