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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
0 votes Share Flag Sun Jan 16, 2011 Home Buying in Venice
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
0 votes Share Flag Thu Dec 12, 2013 Home Buying in Venice
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 Naples, 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
Andrew & Ele…, Real Estate Pro in Naples, FL
Andrew & Elena Ollick answered:
Looking for quaint small town atmospher and Venice looks great. Can you suggest any other quaint small towns to settle down and retire in?
Naples is an amazingly beautiful town with all the amenities of a big city ( shopping, dining, entertainment), but a charm of a Tuscan village. You will definitely need a realtor regard ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Nov 2, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Theresa (Ter…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Theresa (Terry) Brown answered:
Is it a common practice with short sales for a bank to take a cash deal over a finance deal, resulting in a $40,000 loss.?
Hello T Carter1,

It doesn't matter to the bank whether a buyer purchases with cash or is financing. If financing is approved, it's as good as cash. It comes down to how m ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Sep 20, 2010 Home Buying in 34292
David White, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
David White answered:
Looking to relocate to either Sarasota or Venice FL in the spring of 2011. 2br-2ba condo and do not wish to spend more than $100,000.Thanks,Tom
Tom,
I would be more than happy to assist you in your search. If you would be so kind as to email at david.white@floridamoves.com with with more of your crieteria i.e., (do you have an ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jul 19, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Gerard Dunn, Real Estate Pro in Potomac, MD
Gerard Dunn answered:
My wife & I are concidering a property in Venice Fla. The property cost is $165,000.00. Since we live in Michigan what would we expext to pay for
With the dramatic decrease in values in the Florida market - it is tough to determine without knowing the assessed value of the property. Your Realtor should be able to get this inform ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 24, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Deborah Dunn…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Deborah Dunnick answered:
Maintenance fees for senior communities.
The maintenance fees are approximately $386 per month at Woodmere. If you have any other questions please feel free to email me at debbiedunnick@hotmail.com or you can give me a call a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Mar 13, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Marge Bennett, Real Estate Pro in Fort Myers, FL
Marge Bennett answered:
i see some 3 br homes in fort myers for $55,000-69,000. what are the chances of purchasing for that price and is there some problem with these homes?
If you contact me with the MLS numbers or addresses, I can give you more specific information. Off hand, they are either not in great locations or not in great condition. But sometimes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 22, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Ginger, Home Buyer in Venice, FL
Ginger asked:
looking to buy a home in Florida with fiance. I will be contributing financially to the note - should i be put on deed and will i have rights to home if something happens to him or we part ways
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 11, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Kimberlie Sl…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Kimberlie Slade, SRES, PMN, AHWD, TRC, SFR answered:
park models for rent or sale near Cervina Drive North in Venice
Hi, Nana,
There are 12 Listings throughout Venice Isles, which I might add is a lovely community. Here is the Link to 2 right on Cervina http://mfr.mlxchange.com/Pub/EmailView.asp?r= ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Oct 31, 2014 Home Buying in Venice
Nadine Mauro, Real Estate Pro in Boca Raton, FL
Nadine Mauro answered:
we are young retirees (early forties),looking to relocate to the sarasota area,from the suburbs of nyc. we want to be near the beach, entertainment,
Hi Cat,

I just want to say Congratulations on being able to be such young retirees. Enjoy the Florida lifestyle, and our wonderful weather.

Nadine Mauro
Realty Hub, Inc.
561 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 21, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Kevin Clouti…, Real Estate Pro in 33903
Kevin Cloutier answered:
We recently bid on a short sale, the bank countered back with a higher price than the listed price. How does that happen?
Hi Hentgesr,

Thank bank ordered either a bpo ( value based upon agents opinion) or an appraisal (completed by an appraisor) and the value came in higher than your offer in thier opin ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 7, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Patricia Sco…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Patricia Scott answered:
Canadians wanting to buy in Venice Florida. Understand property taxes and insurance are much higher for foreign ownership; better way to hold title?
Property taxes in Florida are based on the current assessed value. They are adjusted every year.
In Florida, everyone is assessed the same - it doesn't matter if you are a citize ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jan 29, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Barbara Sing…, Real Estate Pro in Roseville, CA
Barbara Singleterry answered:
my husband is the only one listed on the property tax records but I have the mortgage in my name, can he sell the house without my knowledge?
You should check to see how the mortgage deed is vested. Is it in his name as sole and separate property, or is it in both your names? Is the mortgage in both of your names? You can ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Jan 9, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Jim Soda 941…, Real Estate Pro in Lakewood Ranch, FL
Jim Soda 941.809.7759 answered:
Where can I find Florida charm and quality "A" rated high schools on Gulf side for under 550K? We would like to consider living on the
Welcome to Sarasota and Lakewood Ranch! You should, with out a doubt, visit Lakewood Ranch. Public schools are A-rated, family oriented. 20 minutes to one of the worlds Best beaches ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Sep 18, 2010 Home Buying in 34292
Jackie Rober…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Jackie Robertson answered:
Do you have any real estate foreclosures at Country Club Circle in Venice...34293?
Ellie,

As of today, I do not see any on this particular street. I also looked in the Jacaranda area, but did not find anything in foreclosure or short sale I would be happy to look ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sat Dec 11, 2010 Home Buying in Venice
Michael Putn…, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
Michael Putnam answered:
Did Venetian Golf and River Club resolve the issues with the mining next door and the Chinese drywall?
Here is an article you might find interesting.
http://www.veniceflorida.com/features/vgrcmining.htm

Mike Putnam
Coldwell Banker
Venice FL 34285

941-662-9941
0 votes Share Flag Wed Nov 4, 2009 Home Buying in Venice
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