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Wed Nov 9, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Venice is a small city of about 22,000 people along the Gulf Coast just south of Sarasota, FL. However, Venice is experiencing a building boom of new construction homes by a handful of builders and the population is therefore expanding by leaps and bounds. Venice has a cute downtown area of shops and restaurants but the closest mall is to the north in Sarasota. Venice is known for it's beaches, where people search for sharks teeth. The median age in Venice is 67.

Jobs market in Venice is limited. Many people who live in Venice work in Sarasota, which is located north of Venice. Jobs in general tend to pay less in FL than in states "up north" due to the constant influx of new potential employees to our state coming here for the weather and beaches. They call it the "sunshine factor."

Whether Venice would be a nice place is subjective, it depends on how you personally define "nice." I've lived in the Sarasota area for 30+ years and love it, but I've known other transplants here that stay a year or two and leave to go "back home." If you will need employment once you move here I would suggest checking out the local jobs market for wages and benefits before making a move. It's also smart to have sufficient funds to cover at least 6 - 9 months of living expenses when you move in case the job situation takes longer to work out than anticipated.

If you've not visited our coast yet, I would strongly suggest taking a trip here to check things out as what may look good on paper doesn't always translate into a good reality for everyone. Best time to come is after Easter, as between now and Easter the coast will be full of seasonal residents and tourists, motels/hotels raise their rates for the season and private vacation rentals see a doubling of the monthly rental rates until the end of the winter season.

Good luck with your research, I hope you find a spot that works for you and yours.
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Mon Feb 8, 2016
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Wed Apr 30, 2014
Tiffany Hayward answered:
I would recommend you consult with an attorney. If you have not signed I would say in Pa you do not have an agreement but there could be more to the situation. Hope this helps.
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Wed Jul 24, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
If you own a home that has equity (worth three times what I bought it for) and you are facing a foreclosure (forced sale) you really, really, really need to contact a NY real estate professional.
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You may have many options. The reality is in the details. The details nor the reality can be propertly evaluated through a internet Q & A. If you are SERIOUS you need to PICK UP THE PHONE and call a professional. TIME IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
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If you need to be referred to a NY professoinal, give me a call and I'll do just that.
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Be aware, there is a BIG difference between 'bad credit' (did not pay your bills) and denied credit (usually income is not W-2 based) Consult a professional.
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Fri Jul 5, 2013
John Fox answered:
There are several to consider. Are you looking for single family, condo, or townhouse?
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Sat Apr 14, 2012
Brooke Kerzner answered:
Hi Wayne!
The first thing I would recommend is to actually see if you CAN get a mortgage! Most mortgage companies have an assortment of products for someone just as yourself. Also considering that you have a SUBSTANTIAL downpayment. Do you now if you have a 620 credit score?

Lastly 75% of 325k is actually a pretty strong CASH offer. Have you thought of making an offer without a mortgage contingency?
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Sat Apr 14, 2012
Brooke Kerzner answered:
Hi Donna!
This may be a little too late, but I am a local Realtor that can help you find an investment property in the Slate Belt! Please let me know if you are still intersted in buying. ... more
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Mon Oct 18, 2010
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
You really need to call an attorney. Do not hesitate! Please do not look for answers on the internet forums. Call a local attorney, especially one with a background in real estate matters. ... more
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