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David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
looking to retire in South Florida, one hour to 2 hour south, east or west of Orlando
Hi Jean:

You've got a big area to cover. If you'd like to learn about Bradenton, Sarasota, and Venice I invite you to visit my website www.davidbarrhomes.com to learn about prices, ... more
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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
what are the community fees on 511 cheval dr in venice can i get the rate per year and does it get paid quaterly?
511 Cheval Dr in Venice is located in Venice Golf and Country Club. The homeowner associatoin fees are $1760 per year plus an additional maintenace fee of $194 per month. Golf or soci ... more
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David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
What is the population mix in reference to age?
Realtors cannot answer questions regarding the demographic make-up of a certain area. Federal Fair Housing law prevents this because of inadvertent or purposeful steering of buyers to ... more
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David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
The # of properties & foreclosures listed continues to grow. Also price reductions & lower selling prices. Is the Venice market still on a?
If anything Venice and Sarasota are stabilizing and prices are beginning to slowly increas.

f you are getting your market information from Zillow, you should know a few things about ... more
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Jim Sweat, A…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Jim Sweat, ABR, CRS, CDPE, GRI answered:
HOW LONG DOES A SHORT SALE TAKE?
Hi Sunflower,

A short sale can take anything from a few weeks to several months. There are a lot of things going on behind the scenes before the bank and their investors decide how m ... more
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Roger Haman, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Roger Haman answered:
Looking at a home located on Victoria Road. I'm from out of state. Any advise on area, etc? Thank you very much :)
Hi yes this is in south Venice most homes are on septic tank and well water good prices and close to everything. Please give me a call 941-321-0017 Roger Haman Sandals Realty Associate/ ... more
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Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
taxes on double wide mobile home in japanese gardens south venive florida
Taxes could be anywhere from $900 to $1,300 depending on size of the home. You would not be eligible for the Homestead exemption. For homeowner insurance you would have to contact an ... more
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David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
Giving serious consid to Stoneywood Cove investment.. any comparables in that area I should consider first? 3br, pool, rental permitted, pet friendly
There are several comparable properties you could consider that are similarly priced: Las Palmas and Serenata in the northern part of Sarasota; Serenade, Bella Villino,Pinestone, and P ... more
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Werner Untri…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Werner Untrieser answered:
My friend is looking at a little place in Venice and doesn't know the area at all. What can you tell me about MLS #5774420 area?
Hi Robert,

This is a cute house in South Venice. Close to beach, shopping and everything. Please contact me for more details at info@2Sarasota.com or 941-356-6580. I live in the area ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Dec 7, 2011 Home Buying in Venice
Walter 'Skip'…, Real Estate Pro in Brea, CA
Walter 'Skip' Kersten answered:
I have purchased a brand new home in Venice, Fl. Should I get an independent inspection before I close on it?
I always recommend a home inspection even with a new home. The cost is minimal compared to the benefits. Congrats on your new home.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 30, 2011 Home Buying in Venice
Mott Kornicki, Real Estate Pro in 33154
Mott Kornicki answered:
What are the steps in buying a house that is a Short Sale? Is this type of sale a risk for the buyer?
Jolene:

The steps to buying a short sale are really no different than buying any other offering; The first step is locating the property. Step two is to prepare a contract along with ... more
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Marty Haines, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Marty Haines answered:
Owner of 1632 South Venice Boulevard, Venice, Fl 34293?
I don't see a specific question on homebuying in Venice, so in general- currently it is a great market- inventory has been absorbed over the past few months in most markets. If hom ... more
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Faye Doyle, Real Estate Pro in 34239
Faye Doyle answered:
public sewer and water?? also hoas?
Hello Roster1964
I cannot see the property link you are researching.
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 30, 2011 Home Buying in Venice
Alma Rose Kee…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Alma Rose Kee, P.A. answered:
VA or FHA approved loans in Venice Fl.
FHA and VA require stable associations. Most condos in Florida do not qualify because they have a significant number of owners that are not paying their assessments with many in pre-fo ... more
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Maria Atkins, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota County, FL
Maria Atkins answered:
VA or FHA qualified properties
Albert,
Unfortunately yes a community has no obligation to go through the VA or FHA approval process it is very possible that they know they would not qualify. There are many factors t ... more
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Kirsten Cono…, Real Estate Pro in Atlanta, GA
Kirsten Conover answered:
Is it better to buy a house or a condo for a second home?
That's really up to you and the location and lifestyle that you want for your second home. I have several clients who own a single family home as their primary residence-- they lo ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 25, 2011 Home Buying in 34292
Joan McMahon, Real Estate Pro in 34292
Joan McMahon answered:
Woodmere at Jacaranda in Venice Fl. Is this a good place to buy into?
I worked on site at Woodmere at Jacaranda which is also known as Jacaranda Trace. It is a wonderful comminity for 55+. The fees are higher than some however, consider that it is a ga ... more
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Faye Doyle, Real Estate Pro in 34239
Faye Doyle answered:
Is it true that lenders are requiring a 25% down payment for condo loans in Florida?
It is pretty much the general rule at this time. You may have a relationship with a smaller-local lender who may consider smaller loan to value ratio but it is difficult to find. Yo ... more
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Bill Eckler-…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Bill Eckler-Florida, answered:
so if i decide to buy a home in venice fl should i look for one with plastic plumbing??
Exterminator,

Your information source is a good one....the problem with "pin hole" leaks in water lines goes far beyond Venice and into Nokomis, Osprey, Sarasota, Englewood ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 23, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Andrew & Ele…, Real Estate Pro in Estero, FL
Andrew & Elena Ollick answered:
is it unethical for a listing agent NOT to indicate a house is cash only, and you only find out when they reject your offer?
The agent definitely should have specified that they don't acept financing offer to not waste your and his/her time. it might have been a slight mistake. Are you sure they don' ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 28, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
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