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Karolina Bor…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Karolina Borkowski answered:
Can anyone suggest the best neighborhoods for a family with two young children in the Sarasota area? Is Sarasota a good area to live with children?
Absolutely!!! There is so much to do here!!! There are TONS of Moms groups on facebook. I attend many of them and they are fantastic. (I have a 4 year old :) )

There is a high ret ... more
0 votes Share Flag Yesterday at 7:21am Home Buying in Sarasota
Kenia Nunez, Real Estate Pro in Bradenton, FL
Kenia Nunez answered:
What are monthly maintenance fees?
Association Fee $ 90.00 PER YEAR
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jul 2, 2015 Home Buying in Glen Oaks Estates
Daniel Akerm…, Real Estate Pro in New York, NY
Daniel Akerman answered:
If the absorption rate or days on market is x days. ( i.e. 90 days, ) does this mean it will take this long to get my house sold. I.e 90 days?
Absorption rate isn't meaningless, but it's only a general indicator of what the market is doing. An absorption rate of under 3 months is considered a strong seller's market; 3-5 months ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 23, 2015 Home Selling in Sarasota
Marcialerner2, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
Marcialerner2 asked:
What is the average price to rent a 2-BR apartment for the winter season? I am researching an article on the cost of aging, and will cite Trulia as the source.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 16, 2015 Rental Basics in Sarasota
Karen Wantuck, Real Estate Pro in 34235
Karen Wantuck answered:
What are the advantages of paying cash vs mortage for 55 residence in Lido Key area of Sarasota, FL?
As an investor and an AGENT, I think if you can afford to pay CASH, do. First of all, cash buyers always get a better price when we agents negotiate for you. Why? Because if you need a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Jun 12, 2015 Home Buying in 34236
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
Im foreigner trying to buy a home for the first time in sarasota/manatee county is there anywhere i can get a loan with my itin #
You will have a hard time finding anything in Sarsaota in that price range you will be able to get a mortgage for.
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 9, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Dpbarr2000, Home Buyer in New York, NY
Dpbarr2000 answered:
Purchasing vacation rentals...house vs. condo; Siesta vs. Anna Maria
In general the purchase prices on Anna Maria are lower than Siesta Key, but the rental prices are very similar. My impression of Anna Maria is that you will get more repeat business, a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Jun 9, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
I need a quote for central Florida? address 14:30 coronet Dr Florida.
What type of quote are you looking for? Please be more specific.
0 votes Share Flag Mon Jun 8, 2015 Home Buying in Central Cocoanut
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
carport conversion done 35 years ago - refinancing and want copy of building permit
Sarasota County's building department keeps permit records back more than 10 years, just not all data is available online. The city of Sarasota does have some records back more than 1 ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed May 27, 2015 Financing in Sarasota
Stephanie Ad…, Real Estate Pro in Tampa, FL
Stephanie Adams answered:
Looking in Sarasota area for one story condo or manufactured housing with small yard area that can be fenced for dogs.
Hi Mr. Roth
Are planning on obtaining financing for this property? If so please let me know I would be more than happy to assist you with this.
Stephanie Adams
Senior Loan Officer N ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon May 11, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Gerald Feens…, Real Estate Pro in Grand Rapids, MI
Gerald Feenstra answered:
How can I get my homes interior pictures removed from your site?
Hello,

If you're having issues getting interior pictures removed from your listing, I recommend reaching out to Trulia Customer Support. They should be able to assist you with any is ... more
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Cynthia, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
Cynthia asked:
Cannot find where to register for sweepstakes - have board done $25K with one kings lane
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 30, 2015 Home Buying in 34232
Nicole Gibbs, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Nicole Gibbs answered:
Looking for family friendly neighborhoods in Sarasota. 300k - 500K kids: 6,5,1 good school disctricts, kids playing outside gated or non gated
The Niche website named the Sarasota County School District as the 2nd best school district in Florida in its 2015 public school rankings. Sarasota has a majority of the state’s best ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Nicole Gibbs, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Nicole Gibbs answered:
Looking to purchase a vacation home on the Gulf Coast-Need advise for best area to purchase
Good afternoon from sunny Sarasota FL!

Weekly at our company meetings we personally view local property listed on the barrier islands of Sarasota including Siesta Key, Lido Key, and ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
Randy Stoker, Real Estate Pro in Yuba City, CA
Randy Stoker answered:
Can I sell my house myself with trulia?
Trulia does not support For Sale By Owner listings. All listings on Trulia are generated by the listing Real estate agent; Trulia scans the MLS data base and posts that information to t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 22, 2015 Home Selling in Sarasota
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
what if I want make a cash offer on a home in foreclosure, but less than the foreclosure/resale price? Thank you,
Hi Deborah,

If a home is in foreclosure the owners generally owe more money to the lien holders than the sale of the property will cover, so they would therefore have to bring cash t ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 16, 2015 Foreclosure in Sarasota
lewisremingt…, Home Owner in Rochester, NY
lewisremington19 answered:
I read insulation wet-spray is best for new construction, but what about renovation?
If you are removing drywall then you should be able to do wet-spray insulation without much difficulty, but if you're not then you might want to go with a different option. You don't wa ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Apr 13, 2015 Remodel & Renovate in 34239
Diane Christ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Diane Christner answered:
Is it difficult to get financing for properties with mobile or manufactured homes. Is it mostly cash only?
It is difficult to find financing for mobile homes. The mobile home would have to be attached to a lot that is sold with the MH. If the MH is on a rented lot it is considered a vehicl ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 8, 2015 Market Conditions in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
Bella Villino can someone give me some thoughts on Bella Villino, who the builder was, quality of builder and area and any other info would be appreci
There are a lot of renters in Bella Villino. You may have trouble getting a Fannie/Freddie backed mortgage because of this. There are better options than these condo.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
David Barr, Real Estate Pro in Venice, FL
David Barr answered:
Any farmhouse style houses in Sarasota?
What is a "farmhouse" style? Wood frame structures are not the best choice. Most are built of cement block.
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 3, 2015 Home Buying in Sarasota
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