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Melanie Russ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Melanie Russell answered:
any condo recomendations, 55 ok within 5-10 miles of beach in the $150K range and less?
Hi Scott
We have many suitable condos that reach your requirements in sarasota , if you wish to send me an email where I can send you information I would be happy to do so.
Please in ... more
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Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
What are all fees on 2948 Clark Rd #121 Sarasota, FL 34231 and is it one story or two?
McShaffer91, Sarasota is traditionally a second home community. Stairs are not well embraced in Sarasota as they are in Hillsborough county.

You will find a majority of the homes ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Melanie Russ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Melanie Russell answered:
I have a 3 bed 2 bath nice home in gated community with pool across the street. Want to rent psrt time throughout year on monthly basis.
Please look at our web page
http://sarasota4rent.com

The trend in Sarasota Real Estate has created a high demand for rentals, both annual and seasonal. We offer property owners a ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Melanie Russ…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Melanie Russell answered:
I am a 54 year old health professional/ artist and writer, moving to Sarasota. Were should I look to live?
Hi Geri,
Sarasota sounds like a perfect fit for you. For its size, Sarasota County is inundated with performing arts venues, galleries and museums, not to mention opera and ballet com ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 18, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Lynn Brock, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Lynn Brock answered:
Please I need a 2/2 apartment or condo in the Ashton or Tatum Elementary School. 1,100 or less.
Leticiag30, There is only one rental in MLS with the rental monthly of $1100. No pets.

If you are moving into the area, best to contact an apartment complex first as they will ha ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Apr 11, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
OrchidSlayer, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
OrchidSlayer answered:
Is there a list of HOA / community's that except dogs looking for a vacation condo town home. Have a well behaved Labrador dog
Mike, I am in the same boat as you. With the budget and large dog (well, mid-sized to me as a Newfoundland owner ;-) ) you might want to Bella Villino. We share a condo there, but ar ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Apr 9, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Linda Zuffa, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Linda Zuffa answered:
Have any realtors or home buyers come across chinese dry wall issues in the area? Do sellers and landlords have to disclose if the property has it??
Chinese drywall is not really the appropriate term anymore. DEFECTIVE DRYWALL was found to be not only coming from China, but I understand that there were even sources in the USA. I p ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Apr 3, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Gladys Carra…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Gladys Carrasco answered:
We would like a townhome that is on a ground floor with no stairs, if possible. 2 bedrooms and 2 bath.
There are many options in Sarasota that fit that criteria. Please specify what price range, what square footage, neighborhood. Prices can range from under $100,000 to the millions. P ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 20, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Becky Brewer, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota County, FL
Becky Brewer answered:
approx value of homes on kingswood drive
If you are speaking of the Kingswood Dr. in Sarasota off of Bee Ridge then I would say you are between $135K and $250K depending on the home you are speaking of. How many bedrooms? Bat ... more
0 votes Share Flag Sun Mar 16, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Kevin Miller, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Kevin Miller answered:
I understand this home is for rent for $2800 per month. I would like to rent it for next Jan/Feb. 2015. Do you take a small, no shed, fine dog?
Hi AudraKeller!

Many vacation rentals are already booked for 2015 season. This message does not show what property you are inquiring about. Please let me know the address and I ... more
0 votes Share Flag Fri Mar 14, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Shayla Twit, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Shayla Twit answered:
What are the advantages of paying cash vs mortage for 55 residence in Lido Key area of Sarasota, FL?
Rates are very low at the moment so it depends on your financial status. The major benefit to paying cash versus financing is saving on lender fees at closing. And a quicker more seam ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Mar 13, 2014 Home Buying in 34236
Debbie.barao…, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
Debbie.baraona answered:
are there many gated pet friendly 5 communities?
Yes, Turtle Rock, Prestancia, The Oaks, Deer Creek, The Landings, Sanderling are some of the many pet friendly gated communities in Sarasota.
0 votes Share Flag Wed Mar 12, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Lui9, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
Lui9 answered:
I have thru lazy work habbits have 3 agents looking for a condo. What do I do?
Be honest with them, select the one who you are the most comfortable with and work with that person. as for the others they live on commission only so let them cut their losses
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Norma Mladin…, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Norma Mladineo answered:
I have thru lazy work habbits have 3 agents looking for a condo. What do I do?
Call each agent and "qualify" them with questions regarding your needs and wants, select the one that feels right for you. As a courtesy, let the other two agents know that you have sel ... more
0 votes Share Flag Tue Mar 11, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Sandra (Voss)…, Real Estate Pro in 34242
Sandra (Voss) La Flamme answered:
looking for an investment condo/home something we can use at different times and rent out for 1 -3 month periods , looked at pinestone any other
Learning the traffic patterns for the amenities you most desire -- is important.

Quiet and Lovely -- always a plus/always available in Sarasota.

In the midst of a growing job ma ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Buying in 34231
Sandra (Voss)…, Real Estate Pro in 34242
Sandra (Voss) La Flamme answered:
Hi, i would be happy to recieve any advice on Restful Lane 34231 Sarasota
Quiet and Lovely -- always a plus/always available in Sarasota.

In the midst of a growing job market, beautiful landscapes, amazing beaches and fun activities -- Sarasota is still to ... more
0 votes Share Flag Mon Mar 10, 2014 Home Buying in 34231
Tammy Hayes, Real Estate Pro in Port Charlotte, FL
Tammy Hayes answered:
Relocating from Michigan
You would be more likely to find something in your price range in North Port, which is southern Sarasota County. Here are some web sites to try for rentals.
MLS - http://myfloridahome ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 19, 2014 Home Buying in Sarasota
Randy & Vicki…, Real Estate Pro in Punta Gorda, FL
Randy & Vicki Biehl answered:
What are the fees associated with 3745 Almeria Ave #1-S Sarasota, FL 34239 (Granada)?
The HOA fees are $275.00 per month and covers water, sewer, trash, ground maintenance, pest control, cable and buildings exterior. Which is not a bad deal for that area and the proximit ... more
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Cynthia Lucas, Real Estate Pro in Sarasota, FL
Cynthia Lucas answered:
IS WEST OF TRAIL A SPECIFIC AREA IN SARASOTA?
Hi Mike,

When you see "west of trail", you know people are referring to west of US 41 someplace. The homes in that area are either very charming cottage style homes, or newer, large ... more
0 votes Share Flag Wed Feb 5, 2014 Home Buying in 34231
Gef_m, Home Buyer in Sarasota, FL
Gef_m answered:
Canadian looking to purchase a vacation home...
Thank you all for your replies and links. I will be sure to contact you when the time to purchase gets closer. I'm still a little ways off before I can do this and still have homework ... more
0 votes Share Flag Thu Jan 30, 2014 Home Buying in 34231
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