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Wed Jun 7, 2017
Skycoolestdad answered:
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Tue Aug 9, 2016
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Wed May 27, 2015
Budd Morris answered:
Flood insurance is normally provided by the HOA in the complex
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Tue Mar 17, 2015
Budd Morris asked:
Sat Mar 29, 2014
Caroline York answered:
Today we have such a low inventory of homes and over the past few years property owners have been ]waiting for home values to increase to a reasonable level. I have not heard anything negative about this or any of the other properties that have an unusual amount of available properties. The market was just too bad for too long and it is finally coming back. It is a great time to buy since the economists are now saying that 2014 is going to be an excellent year for the real estate market.
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Wed Oct 30, 2013
Janeth Moran answered:
Se me olvido mencionar en mi mensaje anteriror. que estoy con Keller Williams en Chapel Hill.
Llameme al (919) 533-9418 y comenzaremos la busqueda imediatamente.

Janeth Moran
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
We just spoke about this today at the URBN pitch downtown St. Pete. Condos flood insurance is covered under the HOA. Therefore whatever the standard increase for flood policies for that particular buidling would go on the the association. That increase is then obviously going to be passed on to the owners through an increase in HOA fees. We (lenders) only require the master policy with an HO-6 policy which is an interior/contents policy because this is not covered under HOA master policies. ***I am not an insurance agent, all insurance questions should be answered by insurance agents...I'm just relaying information we discussed today***

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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Chris Robison answered:
My office is located on Isla and we manage close to 95 seasonal rentals on the island- our website is Give me a call if you should need further information or assistance.

Chris Robison
Compass Real Estate and Rentals
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Maria Mercado-Stephens answered:
11 years experience in St Pete beach and surrounding areas.
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Thu Jun 13, 2013
Mike Collins answered:
I am a Realtor (Sales Associate) at Compass Real Estate which is located directly on Isla Del Sol. W are the only Real Estate Office on the island. I have in depth knowledge of the entire island and all of the different condo complexes. You can expect to get at least $3,000 to $3,500 per month in rent during February and March which are the peak months for vacationers. Slightly less during January and April, and approximately $1,800 to $2,100 in the "off season".

Most of the condo associations have a 30-day minimum rental period although some have either a 7-day or 14-day minimum rental period. "Vista Verde" is one of the newer complexes built in the late 1980s that has only a 7-day minimum. One of the more popular complexes that has either a 7-day or 14-day minimum (depending on which bldg) is "Bahia Vista". These are also newer buildings built in the late '80s and early '90s. These have spectacular westerly views overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway which provides for amazing sunsets. Rents for these would be on the higher end.

The average range for Condo Fees on the Isla is between $325 to $400 per month. That's really not high considering some of the other similar areas like St Pete Beach, Tierra Verde, etc.

2 Bedrooms / 2 Bath units are ideal, especially when it comes to resale. However, the 1/1.5 units can be purchased at a very reasonable price and they also do well as rentals.

In addition to Real Estate Sales, Compass Real Estate has an entire Rental division that handles a great number of the rentals on the island. If anyone would like more info on income potential for rentals on Isla Del Sol, contact me.
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Fri Jul 8, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
Most Rentals are 1st Month, Last Month, and a Deposit which is usually a month or more in amount!
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Sun Apr 10, 2011
Barbara, pa answered:
Huh? You are a nut! The island of Tierra Verde has the lowest crime rate in Florida! The freakish shooting was due to a feloneous employee who lives outside of Tierra Verde, and only because he tried to hold up his employer, who happens to live in Tierra Verde, in the middle of the night in his home! The crime took place in Tierra Verde because the employer happens to have a residence there. The crook knew the employer and sought him out. It was not a crime committed because the crook was looking for a house to rob in Tierra Verde. When the intruder tried to hold his employer up in the middle of the night at his house, the employer shot the him in self defense.
Tierra Verde has less crime than other areas & beach areas in Pinellas County & Tampa Bay because they dont have the commercial overdevelopment and tourist traps that are found off the island. That's why even this peculiar incident took place at a residence. It would have happened at any location that the employer was residing in. There will be 100 murders in St Petersburg for this one committed in self defense on the island Tierra Verde!
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Tue Jan 4, 2011
Connie Langhorst answered:
Hi, Paul, Happy New Year!

According to Underground Weather's website,, the average high temperature, for Tierra Verde, FL, is 64.8F and the average low temperature is 57.2F. This is a yearly average.

You may wish to check out the Pinellas County website, which offers a weather link (at the bottom of the home page) to which includes Historic Averages for temperature and rainfall. I am including the link below. Simply enter our zip code (33715) in the requested field to generate a report.

I hope this information is helpful. Oh, and by the way, I LOVE referrals! Connie :-)
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Wed Mar 10, 2010
JP answered:
Even though it's one of the highest income areas in Florida, taxes, utilities, etc.. are LOWER in Tierra Verde than other areas because Tierra Verde is located in an unincorporated part of Pinellas County and thus not part of the city of St Petersburg. This makes a huge difference to your monthly utility bills & maintenance fees, as well as your annual property taxes. Add in it's amazing location as the southern most condos in Tampa Bay next to Ft DeSoto Beach & the Gulf of Mexico and it's easy to see why life is good in Tierra Verde. Condos will always continue to sell here. Welcome to our tropical island paradise! ... more
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