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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
0 votes Share Flag Tue Aug 11, 2015 Home Buying in 34228
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Take off a ll information on 537 Channel Lane Longboat Key, Fl]34228 as outdated and affects current value
Sites such as Trulia gather data from a variety of sources, including tax records from the county assessors offices, Core Logic, MLS services and various syndicators. Obviously, not a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Aug 6, 2015 Home Selling in Longboat Key
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
Kathleen Com…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Kathleen Comerford answered:
What area is the best to purchase a condo on the Gulf? My wife and I are 50 and are looking for an area that is fun and good to rent out?
Hello Chip,
My background in real estate spans over 20 years including real estate investment banking and as a buyers agent. Please check my sitehttp://www.kathleensellssarasota.com/
... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri May 22, 2015 Market Conditions in Longboat Key
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
Diana Kryszak, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diana Kryszak answered:
What are the terms and conditions for a 3 month rental? Payment plan?
If your question relates to Longboat Key or Sarasota County, you may alway want to know that there is a tourist tax for rentals of less than 6 months. Which can add about 12% to your l ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 16, 2014 Rentals in Longboat Key
Diana Kryszak, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diana Kryszak answered:
Antöne Knowledge how much is The HOA
HOA....even more important than "how much" is what does it cover? If the association fees cover exterior maintenance, consider that you will not be saving for roof replacement. If the ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 6, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 34228
Steve (888)…, Other/Just Looking in 33496
Steve (888) 662-4404 answered:
Hello. I have a customer that is looking for a Gulf front home on LBK. 2 to 7 million. Please contact me with any pocket listing options.
Nelle,

Not 1 mil to 3 mil or 5 mil to 7 mil, but 2 mil to 7 mil? That's a pretty big swing between from 2 mil and 7 mil! Are you sure you have a "real" buyer and not someone with n ... more
1 vote Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2014 Agent2Agent in 34228
Fred Herman, Real Estate Pro in Staten Island, NY
Fred Herman answered:
I am going to purchase a Home Warranty for a Buyer On Longboat Key. Can anyone recommend a local company?
well one approach is to let the buyer find his/her own home warranty company (so they can't blame you if the company turns out to be unresponsive in fulfill their responsibility to make ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 23, 2014 Agent2Agent in Longboat Key
Nelle Dreyer, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Nelle Dreyer answered:
where are the closet hospitals?
Hello Rich,

The other agents have already answered this question but I thought I would add an Urgent Care to the list.

Longboat Key Family Practice & Urgent Care http://longboatke ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 26, 2014 In My Neighborhood in 34228
Richard Perl…, Real Estate Pro in Longboat Key, FL
Richard Perlman answered:
Does this property allow pets?
NOPE. Sands Point does not allow dogs, only a cat or a bird!
You are far more likely to find lesser pet restrictions in properties on the bay side of the island than on the gulf side s ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Oct 9, 2013 Market Conditions in Longboat Key
Jen and Mark…, Real Estate Pro in Holmes Beach, FL
Jen and Mark Bowman answered:
is 601 LongBoat Club pet friendly?
No, Longboat Key Towers is not pet friendly. This particular unit also sold a few months ago. If you'd like current listings that show pet friendly communities, please let us know. ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Sep 24, 2013 Market Conditions 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
Sandra LaFla…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Sandra LaFlamme answered:
Is the Longboat Key area ready to get back on it"s feet as a great market?
March 31, 2013 and still a great question Jura!

Some properties have done vastly better this year in volume of sales. But have lower sales prices.

We see this has to do with fini ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 31, 2013 Market Conditions in Longboat Key
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