Lots of people live in Manatee County and commute to Tampa and St. Pete. Usually, the best drive is I-275 to downtown St. Pete and downtown Tampa. Traffic usually isn't too bad but if you have a problem with heights or crossing large bridges, the Sunshine Skyway may present a problem. If not, you get to enjoy some really nice views during your commute. Make sure you get a Sun Pass so you don't have to stop and pay the toll each way.
Areas such as Lakewood Ranch and Heritage Harbour are 30 to 40 minutes to downtown St. Pete. Both of these areas have great schools and lots of amenities, with a nice selection of housing in most price ranges and budgets.
I'd be happy to work with you to find the right home for your needs.
David Barr, Broker Associate
Allison James Homes & Estates
Here is a link to the Florida Landlord and Tenant Laws. http://www.800helpfla.com/landlord_text.html
Renting rules vary by community. Are you talking about a deed restricted community with an HOA fee or a non-deed restricted community. If you are inquiring about a community with a homeowner associaiton, I can see if I can obtain a copy of the rules and regs if you give me the name of the community.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
As rental listings are often not on the MLS, it's hard to find accurate data for rental availability across zip codes. You should be able to get satisfactory answers from a local Realtor if you're looking to assess where is a good place to buy an investment property.... more
Hello, My name is Tom LaMaida and I'm a Realtor with Keller Willians in Lakewood Ranch. I would definitely recommend looking in the Palmer Ranch and Lakewood Ranch areas. If you don't mind emailing me your criteria such as # of beds/baths and any other specifics, I would be happy to email you a list of villas you may want to see in February. My email is email@example.com and other information is below. I look forward to an opportunity to work with you!
Keller Williams Realty
6710 Professional Parkway West, #301 | Sarasota | FL | 34240
Cell: 941.441.5260 | Fax: 941.306.4809 | www.tomlamaida.com
Situated in beautiful Venice, Florida is the community of South Venice; located just south of Sarasota. This is actually the largest subdivision in the county, featuring more than 7,000 distinct homes. Nestled between Tamiami Trail and Lemon Bay, South Venice is one of the most popular communities in the area. One of the most unique assets in South Venice is the 1,300 foot deeded beachfront property, boat launch and ferry. Prospective buyers will be able to immediately notice the Old Florida style feel among the parks and streets in this charming community. The subdivision is managed through the South Venice Civic Association, with the South Venice Beach Endowment Trust holding the beach properties.
As a non-need restricted community, South Venice ensures that boat owners need not pay additional funds for storage of their vessels. Many of the properties in the South Venice area feature oversized or double lots. As a result, property owners can enjoy the amenities of living near the water while at the same time maintaining a sense of privacy and seclusion. A number of parks are located throughout the area, including Shamrock Park, which features basketball and tennis courts as well as a clubhouse and beautiful nature walks. There is always something to enjoy when living in South Venice, Florida.
The downtown district of Venice is located within just a short distance, providing residents with the ability to enjoy the amenities attractions and amenities in the area. Chic restaurants and shops abound throughout the city. Residents will also be able to enjoy close proximity to cultural events and activities, such as an opera, symphony and many theaters. Despite the many cosmopolitan amenities, Venice has managed to maintain a unique and pleasant small town atmosphere that is highly appealing. If you have always wanted to enjoy the best of both urban and private living, this is your chance.
South Venice truly provides discerning buyers with the opportunity to enjoy the best lifestyle options that come from living in this region of Florida. Not only can you be near world famous fishing and beaches, but you can also experience the amenities that come from almost complete seclusion and privacy. Whether you are an active adult or retiree or even if you are looking for the ideal place to raise a young family, you will find that South Venice offers something for everyone.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty
We have maps of Sarasota County and we know the deed restricted communities, however, we are not aware of any map that identifies these communities.
The interesting thing with deed restricted communities in our area is that there are different types or levels of them. There are "voluntary" deed restricted communities that leave it to the home owner whether or not they want to join. There are deed restricted communities with few amenities and therefore very low HOA fees. And there are restricted communities with a wide range of amenities, manditory equity fees, memberships, etc. that are extremely expensive.
It's likely that the reason this type of resource does not exist is because of the extreme variations in this type of community.
As a buyer, your best route for accurate information is to work with an experienced real estate professional. I would be happy to hear the specifics of your interest and would be willing to send you a personally highlighted map of the south county deed restricted communities.
That depends on what you like, and if you want a condo or house.
Let's start with houses.
For golf course living, my vote is Pelican Pointe, where approx $200 per month, your lawn gets cut and you get to use the club house, pool, tennis and fitness center.
For non golf course, new construction, I would say Pennington Place.
For non golf course, slightly older resales, I would vote for Meadow Run, which offers a club house, fitness room, tennis court and community pool.
For non golf course, slightly newer resales, I am thinking the maintenance free section of Venice Palms.
If you want to email me your budget and wish list, I will send you a more focused response.
Hello, Karen. Thanks for the excellent question.
There are some good opportunities for maintenance free living in Venice, Florida. If you could narrow it down to your choice of single family home, villa or condo, then I could make some recommendations. All of these kinds of homes offer a maintenance free lifestyle in this area.
For example - fees in condos tend to be higher, because they can include things like - yes - lawn service - but also, basic cable, sometimes water and sewer, exterior structure insurance, maintenance of the roof, and community amenities (like a pool). Somewhere in that monthly condo fee is the lawn service, for maintenance free, but the total monthly condo fee will be higher than - say - a single family home or villa where the monthly fee covers ONLY maintenance of the yard.
I hope that makes sense. If you can narrow down your lifestyle choice, I can give you more specific neighborhoods or developments to consider.
The only true way you will be able to know if this is acceptable is to meet with a local and trusted mortgage broker, they can prequailify you at no cost, they will look at your credit plus your financials and let you know if there are any programs that you may quailify for. No one can estimate without seeing if you re-established your credit or how they reported your short sale on your credit. you can negotiate how they repaort your credit and by doing so can be alot less negative. so see a loan ifficer and let them guide you. the other variable is what did they do with the amount you were short, did they forgove it, or do you still owe it?
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Sorry to have to counter this... My kids were walking on Siesta Key Beach just last night (6/23/10) and found numerous tar balls washed ashore. As much as this breaks my heart, because we just moved to Sarasota 4 months ago, it appears the innevitible is here.
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There is currently only one townhouse listed in this community. It is listed at $89,000. I find tthe website below helpful in researching neighborhoods and all other community information. Choosing one neighborhood over another takes personal research. Being prudent, I always tell my clients to go visit each neighborhood at various times of the day and on weekends to be certain that they love the neighborhood as much as they love the home under consideration for purchase.
You can certainly call me directly for more information.
Faye Doyle, LLC
Certified Distressed Property Specialist
RE/MAX Alliance Group
2000 Webber St.
Sarasota, FL 34239
Hello, There are many condo's on the beach, across from the beach, or a short walk to the beach. I am very familar with Siesta Key, as my office is on Siesta Key. Some things to consider are: is this for personal use only?, will it be rented? I would love to assist you in your search.
Mchael Saunders & Company
Siesta Key Office
According to the informationavailable on the Venice Area MLS and based on your criteria there have been a total of 13 condos that have sold in the last 6 months. This includes property in the following zip code locations: 34229,34275,34285,34292,34293. This does not include villas, patio homes etc.
We would be happy to provide you with additional information as necessary.
Michael Saunders & Company
This is a great question. Have you contacted the Venice Library or the Venice Historical Society? They may be able to assist you with your search.
We will ask around and notify you if anything turns up.
Susan & Bill Eckler
Michael Saunders & Company