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Home Buying in Saint Pete Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Estelia Mesi…, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Tue Jun 3, 2014
Estelia Mesimer - REALTORĀ® answered:
Did you find what you were looking for Sharon? If you are still in need of assistance, do call me on my cell 727-686-2859. I'm local and am thoroughly familiar with the area. If I don't have a home, I can definitely help you find one. ... more
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Anna Dementov, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater Beach, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Anna Dementov answered:
Hi Kim. I would love to help you find your home near the beach. St Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach are my favorite places. Call me on my cell at 727-222-6997 and I would love to help you.

Anna Dementov - Great Homes Realty - cell:727.222.6997 - email: annadementov@gmail.com - web: http://ClearwaterEstate.com (Waterfront and Beach Luxury Specialist - Immediate Personal Service - Russian speaking realtor In Florida)
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Anna Dementov, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater Beach, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Anna Dementov answered:
I can find you a beautiful cottage home in St Pete Beach that will be right on the water for about 350k.

Anna Dementov - Great Homes Realty - cell:727.222.6997 - email: annadementov@gmail.com - web: http://ClearwaterEstate.com (Waterfront and Beach Luxury Specialist - Immediate Personal Service - Russian speaking realtor In Florida) ... more
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Anna Dementov, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater Beach, FL
Sat Feb 15, 2014
Anna Dementov answered:
You can get quite a deal on some of the homes that are directly on the beach right now - I would love to help you. Let me know if you are still looking!

Anna Dementov - Great Homes Realty - cell:727.222.6997 - email: annadementov@gmail.com - web: http://ClearwaterEstate.com (Waterfront and Beach Luxury Specialist - Immediate Personal Service - Russian speaking realtor In Florida) ... more
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Linda Lee Bl…, Real Estate Pro in South Pasadena, FL
Wed Dec 4, 2013
Linda Lee Blefko answered:
Hello,
I would love the opportunity to help you find a home! I've been a Realtor and Appraiser for many years. Please give me call at 727-365-5451. Thank you. Kym
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Carole Lhuil…, Real Estate Pro in St Pete Beach, FL
Thu Oct 24, 2013
Carole Lhuillier answered:
Hello, Obviously there are many agents who have responded to your questions about the condos at 6800 Sunset Way, but maybe I can shed a bit more light on them. It is named Gulf Winds, and there are four buildings that comprise this complex located directly across a small street from beautiful Upham Beach. There are a number of floorplans there, from an efficiency studio to a two bedroom plan. I have had three sales there in the past two months, so I am very familiar with the units and rules and regulations. The fees which you thought were a bit high include many things that most complexes do not include in their monthly fees. The biggest is the electricity. Of course, other items are the water/sewer, trash, insurance, roof, grounds maintenance, management, recreation fees and update, cable TV and internet service. All in all, quite a good deal.

If you are still interested, there are a number of condos for sale now, and I just happen to have a comparable unit just across the street at the Colonnades that is a two-bedroom, two-bath first floor unit with a private fenced patio that is good competition. Call if you are interested.

Carole Lhuillier
Keller Williams Realty SunCoast
263 Corey Avenue
St Pete Beach, FL
Mobile 727-430-6145
CaroleL@KW.com
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Pamela Cohn, Real Estate Pro in Clearwater, FL
Thu Jan 31, 2013
Pamela Cohn answered:
Stach,

Fee Simple is a form of ownership where you own the building and the property/lot it is on, unlike a condo where you own the inside of a unit (from the studs in) and have joint ownership in the "common areas, or a cooperative where you own a % of the cooperative with rights of use to a specific unit. It has nothing to do with rentals,

Other restrictions- that would involve rentals: Some communities have specific deed restrictions for their community, otherwise the only restrictions would be county. Some communities can be very specific down to paint color. There may be restrictions on rental such as a 3 month, 6 month or 1 year minimum duration. Generally speaking communities with HOA associations have more restrictions. The purpose is not to inconvenience people, but to maintain the value of the community.
Those looking to park a boat, RV etc. typically look for non deed restricted communities. Flip side is, unless you are on the water-deed restricted communities may bring you a higher rent. It all comes down to location, location, location.

Interview some full time professional Realtors and find one you are comfortable with. They will go over your specific goals in what you are looking for and help you find the best choice for your needs.
I feel an informed client makes the best decisions regarding their real estate needs. Let me know if I can be of assistance.

Sincerely,

Pam Cohn
Broker Associate, GRI, SFR, NHS
Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
Prudential Tropical Realty
2539 Countryside Blvd #3 Clearwater, FL 33761
pcohn@prutropical.com
727-204-7155
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Barry Smith, Real Estate Pro in Saint Petersburg, FL
Wed Nov 21, 2012
Barry Smith answered:
Dear HKess,
St Pete Beach area is very populated, hence the lots are on the small side. The closest one acre lot to St Pete Beach is $1.1 million. There is another vacant lot of $1.299 million near Clearwater. Houses in Pinellas, there are about 75 that have at least one acre ranging in price from $284k to $10 million. The closest house with at least one acre to St Pete Beach would be 3, ranging from $3 to $3.5 million on Park Street with open big water views of the bay. Further South there are some possibilities. A house I found near Sarasota with an acre or more was $675k and other on down near Venice was about $300k. Mind you, none of these is directly on the beach. I'm sure there is an acre plus on the beach somewhere in Florida, for a price. I can even show you well priced properties on an island ( no cars ) South of Sarasota. In order to determine what area is right for you, you must do some scouting. Tampa Bay area has much to offer, but if you are looking for a smaller town feel then there areas further down the coast that would fit that bill. As a Florida Licensed Realtor, I can show you anything in Florida. How can I help you ?

Best Regards,
Barry Smith
Excellent Service Realty
St Petersburg, FL
727-773-6677
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Diana Sames, Real Estate Pro in St Pete Beach, FL
Sun Oct 21, 2012
Diana Sames answered:
G day
It is a great rental market and would love to send literature.

! I have 3 tenants lined up now. I would love to talk to you to see if your home would be good for these stable long term tenants with excellent credit.

Please call me on 727 776 0122.
I live on St Pete Beach
the only Australian at RE/MAX Preferred
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Peggy Saum,…,  in Saint Pete Beach, FL
Tue Aug 28, 2012
Peggy Saum, Realtor answered:
Not to my knowledge. In the 10 years I have lived on St Pete Beach, I have not been asked
that question nor heard anyone mention it. Most purchase and use part time going back North
part of the year. Others sell up north and move here. Then you always have some that
purchase and rent out, which on the beach you don't have too much trouble renting.

Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss it further.

Peggy Saum
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Peggy Saum,…,  in Saint Pete Beach, FL
Wed Aug 8, 2012
Peggy Saum, Realtor answered:
Would it be possible to discuss on the phone? There is a lot to consider.
You mentioned pets...... can you tell me if dog or cat? also is it one?
that narrows the search down quite a bit. You didn't mention price.

As far as rental information, go to my web site www.iloveabeach.com
and click on the vacation rental tab. Review the properties for information
number of bedrooms and amenities.

Again let me know how I may assist you.

peggy saum (727) 804 1717
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Melissa Yardy, Real Estate Pro in St Pete Beach, FL
Fri Jun 15, 2012
Melissa Yardy answered:
St Pete Beach is an excellent place to buy a rental/2nd home. We currently have a shortage of
rentals in our area and our rental department is looking for more inventory. If we can be of any help please let us know
Melissa Yardy
Broker-Owner
RE/MAX Preferred
5801 Gulf Blvd
St Pete Beach, FL 33706
727-367-3636
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Caroline York, Real Estate Pro in St Petersburg, FL
Wed Feb 15, 2012
Caroline York answered:
If you want to lease out the property I would recommend you look in St Pete Beach, Treasure Island and Tierra Verde areas. On a map it would be zip codes 33715 and 33706. Gulfport area in 33707 is also a possibility. It is very difficult to find a condo in the downtown area that will allow you to rent for more than one time a year with a minimum of 90 days. But the properties in the other areas are more tourist friendly and often will allow a 30 day lease and some will allow weekly rentals.

Since this property is also for you and your family I suggest you begin by deciding on your own search criteria: how many bedrooms, how many baths, do you want to be able to walk to the beach and restaurants or is it okay to be in driving distance, if you are going to have a car do you want a garage, do you need to be near a specific house of worship, shopping, food market, etc. Once you tell your Realtor this information you can then begin receiving listings that are in areas that meet that criteria and in your price range. Also be sure to let them know what your budget is for monthly fees. When you finally pick the condo then make sure it has a strong Board of Directors with a good reserve for repairs and unexpected emergencies.

I wish you great success and as everyone else indicated I am here if you need anything.
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Caroline York, Real Estate Pro in St Petersburg, FL
Wed Feb 15, 2012
Caroline York answered:
There are still some wonderful opportunities in Gulfport. I have shown several properties in the condos there recently. It is important to see everything available on the floors and locations you like since the asking prices are not always representative of the property. I showed a magnificent condo that was completely updated along with one that had the exact same square footage and in the same building so there was a similar view and the fully updated property was considerly less than the other. Many of these condos do not have laundry facilities in the condo but there is a laundry facility nearby. ... more
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Ilya Zobanov, Real Estate Pro in St Petersburg, FL
Thu Jan 26, 2012
Ilya Zobanov answered:
Sugar, we prefer to call them mobile homes :). But yes, you can buy one in some mobile home parks where there are no age restrictions. If you need help, I can point you to a couple of them in Pinellas. ... more
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Martha Matth…, Real Estate Pro in Belleair, FL
Mon Jan 23, 2012
Martha Matthews Vasquez answered:
If you are still looking I met a couple of mortgage reps today who will finance condos with no Q&A.
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Megan Bower, Real Estate Pro in Largo, FL
Mon Jan 23, 2012
Megan Bower answered:
To get the most out of your rental unit, buy on the beach side. A conservative estimate is that you can rent it out for 8-9 months of the year.

Condos across the street on the Intracoastal/Bay side will be less expensive to purchase but you'll only be able to rent it during the high/winter season. You might get some summer rentals, but at that time there is ample vacancy on the beach side, and that is where most visitors will want to be.

Check with a property manager to get the rental history of a condo and run the numbers. It will all make sense at that point!

Good luck!

Megan Bower, Coldwell Banker
Florida Native Selling Florida

Clearwater to St Pete Beaches
727 742 2699
Megan@LifestyleFL.com
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Mikel DeFran…, Real Estate Pro in Canton, MA
Mon Jan 2, 2012
Mikel DeFrancesco answered:
Charv,

You need to get a quote from an insurance agent and to have lots and lots of the home's information available to you since each will affect the quote ( in addition to deductible etc ) there is no other effective way to estimate an insurance premium. ... more
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