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Home Buying in Rotonda West : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Feb 3, 2016
Crtrphyllis answered:
We think this is a very good deal. Nice clubhouse, very friendly folks. Lots of part timers. The first building has 3 bdrms and two baths with an actual dinning room/area separate from the kitchen and very large great room.
We rented sight unseen and are very pleased at the size. The decor leaves a lot to be desired but that is a matter of taste.
Talked with a builder of another complex who told us that the HOA here is not well funded but we have seen no evidence of that. We have seen workers, landscapers and pool maintenance here every day.
We would consider a purchase here. Retired college professor and business owner.
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Thu May 28, 2015
Kirsten Prizzi 239-248-1667 answered:
Ray, I can set up a free listingbook account for you, just email me.
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Sat Nov 1, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
I can send you the current MLS listings or you can search for properties on my web site at: http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/. Some properties you can bid online and don't have to be there in person. Others you just place an order. It depends on what company has it listed and what type of auction.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
941-276-6185
http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/
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Fri Oct 31, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
There are several builders in that area. I would be happy to send you the list so you can visit their web sites and get more detailed information. Many of the builders have several floor plans to choose from. Some have pricing on their web site, others are custom builders. The cost would also depend on whether you are building on your own lot or the builders lot.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Re/Max Palm Realty
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
941-276-6185
http://www.tammyhayes.remaxagent.com/
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Bill Eckler answered:
Cash deals generally do not contain an appraisal contingency....

Sellers seeking cash only deals are likely aware that their home is "over prices" and would not appraise for the contract price goal. Something essential to obtaining a mortgage.

So, if you are seriously considering a "cash only" transaction, you might consider adding an appraisal contingency stating the home must appraise for the contract amount and that if it doesn't your escrow money will be returned without penalty.

Good luck,

Bill
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Pamela Civitillo answered:
It did finally close in July 2013, for $210,000. Did you find another home you were interested in yet?

If not, please contact me.


Pam Civitillo, Realtor
Becky Borci Realty, LLC.
pamelacivitillo1@comcast.net
941-815-2837
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Pamela Civitillo answered:
Yes there are some available. They will probably ask for non refundable pet fee though. In case there are any accidents or fleas show up in the home. I know that your pet is probably very clean, but accidents happen and also we are very sandy and warm here, you may not have fleas where you live, but as soon as you get here take your furry friend to vet to get some flea and tick medication. I do that and my baby has never had any fleas.

Please contact me if you want the name of some rental agencies.

Pam Civitillo, Realtor
Becky Borci Realty, LLC.
pamelacivitillo1@comcast.net
941-815-2837
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Mon Jan 20, 2014
Pamela Civitillo answered:
There were quite a few, but now Rotonda West
emerged with a big come back after the bubble.

There are very few left, because they are snapped up. Rotonda West is a deed restricted area with 8 golf courses within 5 minutes of the area. It is 15-20 minutes from the Gulf Coast Beaches---Englewood, Manasota, Boca Grande......The homes are well kept, thanks to the HOA there, they make sure your neighbor doesn't let their home and yard get nasty. Europeans love Rotonda West for Vacation Rentals during the season. It is also well liked by our Tampa Bay Rays when they come her for spring training, because the homes are nice.

If you would like more information about the area, please contact me.

Pam Civitillo, Realtor
Becky Borci Realty, LLC.
pamelacivitillo1@comcast.net
941-815-2837
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Thu Sep 12, 2013
david_servos answered:
Hi There,
We just listed our home that meets your requirements:
http://www.trulia.com/property/1045355541-86-Fairway-Rd-Rotonda-West-FL-33947?ecampaign=con_rlt_sendstatstoseller_fr&eurl=www.trulia.com%2Fproperty%2F1045355541-86-Fairway-Rd-Rotonda-West-FL-33947
Thanks!
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Tue Apr 2, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
Try AAA 941-627-1544
or
Island Insurance 941-764-8050

They both represent several different agencies and can search for rates for you.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
941-276-6185
http://www.tammyhayes.remax-florida.com/
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Fri Aug 31, 2012
Kathy Damewood answered:
I agree with all of the answers posted.. my guess is whatever website you are getting the information from - that a property is "pre-foreclosure" means that the bank has filed the foreclosure lis pendens, which is the first legal filing in a foreclosure action. Keep in mind that the average time for a foreclosure in Florida is some 671 days... So don't fall in love with any of these "pre-foreclosure" homes - alot can happen in that 671 days (more or less) that will prevent that house from EVER coming on the market...

Kathy Damewood
RE/MAX ALLIANCE GROUP
Englewood, FL
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Home prices have been low for a few years since the downturn of the market, but prices are on the rise again since October of 2011. We are also seeing our inventory decreasing. Here is a link to the Rotonda West Homeowner Association web site - http://www.rotondawest.org/

Most of the homes in Rotonda are in the AE Flood Zone - Areas of 100-year flood; base flood elevations and flood hazard factors determined.

You can search www.floodsmart.gov for any home to see the flood zone rating and it will give you a range of insurance rates as well as insurance companies to contact.

During the time that Florida was experiencing building material shortages, some homes were built or renovated using defective drywall. Defective drywall reportedly emits levels of sulfur, methane or organic compounds that cause corrosion to A/C, refrigerator, copper plumbing, electrical wiring, computer wiring, and other houshold items. It may pose health risks. You can have your home inspector look for signs of defective drywall.

In Florida, you can have a Defective Drywall Addendum as part of the contract, but you are also covered under the inspection period as written on your purchase contract. You have the right to have the home inspected and back out of the contract during that inspection period. It could be anywhere from 7 to 15 days, depending on how it is written up.

If I can help with anything or answer any other questions, please contact me.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Tue May 8, 2012
Michelle Jakelis answered:
Recent home sales in Rotonda West have gone for $94 to $120 a sq ft for that size home. This is all dependent on age of home, what neighborhood in Rotonda West etc.

If you could provide me with more information on the particular home, I would be happy to provide you with a Comparative Market Analysis for the specific home you are interested. Without knowing more specifics it is difficult to give an exact number.

MIchelle Jakelis
Floridian Realty Services
941-962-3072
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Mon Apr 23, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Caddy Rd in Rotonda West is located in the Oakland Hills section of Rotonda. In the past year there have been 4 lots that have sold within that area.

108 Caddy Rd, $9,600 sq ft for $17,000 on 6/30/11
40 Boundary Blvd, 13,503 sq ft for $6,500 on 2/22/12
27 Oakland Hills, 14,401 sq ft for $10,500 on 3/26/12
25 Oakland Hills, 9,601 sq ft for $10,500 on 3/26/12

If you have any questions or I can help in any way, please contact me.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
941-276-6085
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Tue Mar 20, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
Here is a web site that will give you some information on moving to Florida: http://www.stateofflorida.com/Portal/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabid=40

For homeowner insurance you can go to www.floodsmart.gov and type in the address of the home you are interested in. It will give you the flood rating, insurance estimates and insurance companies to contact. Homeowner insurance rates vary quite a bit based on location, size of home, age of home, structure of home, etc.

Lawn maintenance is only the cost of gas to mow if you do it yourself. If you are looking for someone to do it for you then rates vary for that as well. You can pay per time or pay for the year or by the month. It can range anywhere from $15-$20 per time and up.

Property management. You can go to www.rentmeflorida.com. They are located in Englewood. They offer different property management options, again the prices vary according to what you want them to do for you.

Another expense would be pest control. That can vary depending on what you get. You can have your lawn done or just your home. They have quarterly plans or you can do it yourself. Most people use a pest control company but others buy the pesticides at Home Depot or Lowes ad do it themselves. You would want to have general pest control as well as termite protection. We use Truly Nolen. http://www.trulynolen.com/

Other expenses - Florida Power and Light - www.fpl.com
Cable, Internet, Telephone, Utilities, taxes, vehicle registration

Charlotte County Government web site: http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/

If I can answer any other specific questions, please contact me. I can set you up to receive listings from the MLS if you would like.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
www.greenlionrealty.com
941-276-6185
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Mon Feb 20, 2012
Rosemarie Conti GRI answered:
The his hoa fees are $156.00. Per lot yearly
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Sat Aug 13, 2011
Tammy Hayes answered:
Buying a short sale is not like buying a property in a traditional way. A short sale may have some risk but it also can be very rewarding. When you are searching for a short sale you will want to make sure you are prepared. Here are some things you will need to consider.

First of all, you need to make sure that you have enough time. It takes anywhere from 30 days to 6 months or even more to get an answer on a short sale. It really depends on many factors. It requires a proof of funds letter if paying cash or a pre-approval letter from a lender if obtaining a mortgage. The seller must approve the purchase offer before it gets submitted to the bank. The bank may come back with a counteroffer or reject your offer completely. In some instances you may not even hear back from the bank at all.

Short sales take a long time because the bank has to review it and they are back logged with many short sales and don't have enough coverage to complete them in a timely manner. The bank typically is willing to work with the seller and buyer on short sales to help avoid foreclosure. The bank can ask the buyer to pay some of the liens or HOA fees. Some lenders will only pay up to a certain dollar amount and ask the buyer to pay the remainder or there is no deal.

One of the benefits of buying a short sale is that the bank is typically willing to accept less money for the property because of the time and risk involved. So you generally are getting the home at below market value.

If you have the time to wait, a short sale is a good way to go. One thing to be sure to ask when purchasing a short sale is, "who is handling it?" Is the Realtor an experienced short sale expert? Or is the listing agent using a Short Sale company that strictly focuses on short sales? By having someone with knowledge and expertise in short sales, it will make the process go much smoother and faster.
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Thu May 5, 2011
Monir Mamoun answered:
June only if it is known toxic, because there is also good drywall form China

here is my blog on the chinese drywall issue...

http://www.trulia.com/blog/monirmamoun/2010/10/chinese_drywall_part_1_-_what_s_the_story_with_chinese_drywall ... more
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Sat Nov 13, 2010
Boludo24 answered:
It am looking to sell a property but have no idea what its worth. I bought it last year and got what i thought was great price in quiet area of port charlotte. Since I made purchase we had a contractor do enviromental clearing to make it look nicer and cleaner. We also planted multiple fruit trees. If some one could give me idea what it could sell for we might be willing to do so. Thanks Lot is on 3289 Audette St Port Charlotte. Its got a nice home next door and about a block from homes on nice canal. Thanks again ... more
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Fri Jan 8, 2010
Kelly Reark Borza answered:
This listing was active in the MLS until May 2009 (Bill is correct, it is expired). From the history, I can tell you that the owners have had the property on the market in the past and it did not sell. In our current Rotonda market, home values are not as high as they once were and many sellers are feeling frustration that they cannot sell their homes for their goal price.

Some choose to remove their property from the market to wait it out until they can achieve an offer near their goal price. Others do not have that luxury and must sell. Both selling and buying a home are very personal decisions and should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Kelly Reark
TRC, e-PRO REALTOR
Gasparilla Properties, Inc.
941-268-7876
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