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Home Buying in Longboat Key : Real Estate Advice

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Sat Nov 5, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
This is q and a, and very unlikely customer service will see your post. Go to your listings here in Trulia and click edit, you can change pictures your self
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Tue Aug 11, 2015
Jackson Willis answered:
I think the biggest difference is maintenance. When you own a home you're responsible for everything, which means you're more free to customize it and you can hire whoever you want to do repairs, landscaping work, or anything else. With a condo though, you generally have to deal with a condo association which requires things to be a certain way, that means that they'll be maintained more regularly which is helpful for a vacation home, but it also takes away a lot of your customization rights, and you don't get to choose who to hire. Those are really the biggest differences though.
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Thu Jun 18, 2015
Dan Tabit answered:
Walter,
If I were a Phoenix area agent I might say, YES. Where I'm not one and know nothing about you, I'd suggest you talk with someone who can put your financial picture into the proper context and advise you from there. On one hand, you can't take it with you and the time to live your dreams is while your alive. On the other, if you are living in a dream home and eating pork & beans because your broke, it may become a nightmare. ... more
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Thu Mar 26, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
92 % of asking price? You are not getting good information.

If you are looking to spend $350,000 or less on a beach centric (not beach front) with short term rent options you should focus your efforts on Sand Key on Clearwater Beach, Dunedin Isles (SFH) in Dunedin FL, Fairway Estates in Dunedin FL, Royal Oaks community, Dunedin FL.

Here is an example of the analysis I provide for serious buyers. (Fairway Estates, Dunedin, Fl)
http://actvra.in/4Bg9

Better deals are everywhere. But you must begin with good data and expert analysis. I keep a full index of trends for select communities in Palm Harbor, Clearwater and Dunedin. From this data, the communities of greatest potential can be identified.

Then, the challenge is you must be the first to know about the property. That is where "First Look" comes into play.

The reality regarding gulf centric homes are:
1. Over 50% of Pinellas County homes are sold for CASH.
2. These homes sell for average 96% of list price but homes like what you ....and everyone else want will sell over list price...unless you are FIRST.
3. The Florida real estate fire sale ship left the dock 3 years ago. Look at the charts.
4. If you are serious, decisive, able to move quickly and with authority, you will be able to get a better deal.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax
727.420.4041.
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Sat Nov 15, 2014
Diana Kryszak answered:
Do you like rolling the dice???????????? The Colony is still shuttered, so if you own a unit, you cannot use it. It is likely that the Colony will never reopen. As previous principals battle it out, Islanders are hoping for a speedy resolution ending with a new a property that will add to the ambiance of Longboat Key, an Oasis on the Gulf of Mexico. Oh....please bring back the Monkey Room............

Looking for a condo-tel type property on Longboat, Yes, there are some available: And, there are tennis properties available both on and off Longboat Key many with close proximity to the Bolletieri program at IMG!

Diana Kryszak
941-993-4078
330 John Ringling Blvde
St Armands Circle
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Sat Nov 15, 2014
Diana Kryszak answered:
Short sales and foreclosures were never a factor on Longboat Key because most of the buyers paid cash and were not subject to the "strange" mortgage practices of the boom era.
There is another boom in the making, however, this area is more stable and the lenders have better prepared themselves and their clients for the next era of mortgages.

While is seems there is a wave of Baby Boomers in and on their way to Sarasota, they are not abusing the mortgage market and most do not seem to be interested in the reverse mortgage product.

There are always "good values" available, but you have to recognize them!

Still thinking about Longboat, Lido, Bird Key or Sarasota? Call me:

Diana Kryszak
941-993-4078
St Armands Circle
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Thu Aug 7, 2014
Melanie Russell answered:
Hi Joan,
i would be very pleased to help you and send you a list of all available listings in your price range including our own.
please email me at Melanie@sarasotaquest.com
please include all your requirements including number of bed, baths, price, pool,condo or single family home, date when you wish lease to start, pets etc

i look forward to hearing from you

warm regards

Melanie Russell
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Sun Jul 7, 2013
Jen and Mark Bowman answered:
John is correct that there are a couple of lease purchase options on Longboat Key but unfortunately they are not gulf front. Laguna Yacht Village has 2 beautiful new construction homes listed at $899,000 and offers a lease purchase but they're not on the gulf front. (We viewed them a little over a week ago.) There's another at Grand Bay listed at $999,900 but also not gulf front. Please feel free to give us a call and we can discuss some options.

Jen and Mark Bowman
Keller Williams on the Water
941-840-0117
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Wed Jan 9, 2013
Ron and Susan Noce answered:
Hello,

Do you have a specific property in mind or was this a general question?

If the property is abandoned the bank still has to go thru the foreclosure process, which means the home could be tied up for as much as a couple of years before the bank has legal title and can sell it.

If you don't have a specific property in mind, then you could try the Sarasota County Clerk's office. I believe they provide a daily list of foreclosure sales. However, this doesn't seem to be a popular choice for investors, as the majority of the properties are reclaimed by the lending institution who holds the mortgage.

Our company works with several of the banks who list foreclosed properties. If you would like to contact me I would be happy to let you know when we are getting potential listings (before they are listed on the MLS) that meet your criteria.

Hope this helps!
Susan

Ron and Susan Noce, Realtors
Key Realty, St. Armands Circle
Sarasota-Forecosures.com, Inc.
Mobile: 941-518-3954
Email: sue@ronnoce.com
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Fri Aug 3, 2012
Susan Keal answered:
Just curious - what did you buy?
Susan
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Wed Apr 27, 2011
Diana Kryszak answered:
The inventory on Longbaoit Key changes fairly rapidly and a well priced home moves! Teardowns are not in the $300,000...think more around $600,000. Once torn down and rebuilt the pricing is about $1.2 Million. There are some remodels, 1960's era, which means they are one level, likely not at the 12 ft elevation, but great homes for the right person. Keep in mind that homes with a less than 12 ft elevation will require insurance and are more difficult to mortgage. Country Club Shores is a great community with deeded beach access, minutes to the Publix Market and the new Amore restaurant and just minutes across the bridge to St Armands Circle and the ammenities of culturally rich Sarasota.

Still interested? Give me a call or email a comment and I will refine my comments to give you more insight!

Diana Kryszak
330 John Ringling Blvde
St Armands Circle
941-993-4078
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Diana Kryszak answered:
Fred: Welcome to Longboat! This is a fabulous community...just minutes to the services and ammenities of the City of Sarasota, yet a world away with an ambiance all its own! Visiting a home and viewing a home with an experienced agent who knows you and your criteria will make your "visit" more productive for you and give you the insight you need to make a decision based on your criteria.

The inventory on Longboat Key rapidly changing...and if this is a "great property", well priced and well located, you should take a quick look before it is gone! Yes, some properties are languisihing, but the really great values are being snapped up! My last LBK sale was on the market less than 2 weeks...because it was a great value, well priced with the ammenities that the client was looking for!

Let me open the door for you to this home which could be the home that you have been looking for!

Diana Kryszak
dianakryszak@michaelsaunders.com
941.993.4078
330 John Ringling Blvd
St Armands Circle
Sarasota FL 34236
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Thu Aug 26, 2010
Diana Kryszak answered:
Fred: Welcome to Longboat! This is a fabulous community...just minutes to the services and ammenities of the City of Sarasota, yet a world away with an ambiance all its own! Visiting a home and viewing a home with an experienced agent who knows you and your criteria will make your "visit" more productive for you and give you the insight you need to make a decision based on your criteria.

The inventory on Longboat Key rapidly changing...and if this is a "great property", well priced and well located, you should take a quick look before it is gone! Yes, some properties are languisihing, but the really great values are being snapped up! My last LBK sale was on the market less than 2 weeks...because it was a great value, well priced with the ammenities that the client was looking for!

Let me open the door for you to this home which could be the home that you have been looking for!

Diana Kryszak
dianakryszak@michaelsaunders.com
941.993.4078
330 John Ringling Blvd
St Armands Circle
Sarasota FL 34236
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