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Moving in Sarasota : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jan 20, 2017
Diane Christner answered:
You might try looking into Serenade at Palmer Ranch, Pinestone and Plaza de Flores.

Bella Villino is experiencing issues with stucco and leaking around windows. Owners are having to pay special assessments for repairs and there have been some reports of mold issues. Vintage Grand has also been reported to have issues with the stucco over frame construction.

Pinestone and Plaza de Flores were built as condominium communities, Serenade started out as an apartment complex that was later converted to condos. Vintage Grand and Bella Villino were also apartments converted to condos. The conversions generally lead to more noise issues as not as much soundproofing was used in construction.

Palmer Ranch is very popular with both buyers and renters, but there are other options close to Palmer Ranch that might provide a little more for your money by not being within Palmer Ranch.
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Wed Mar 2, 2016
Mfarnsworth49 answered:
Rosana, I am also a former Realtor looking to moce to the sarasota area soon. I was wndering how you made out in your search. Regards, Mike
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Wed Sep 26, 2012
Sandra LaFlamme answered:
Hi April,

Congratulations on Ringling College of Art and Design many circles considered the best art and design institution to attend!

Starting with the Trulia tool that gives you neighborhood information will be very helpful in measuring and balancing your wants, needs and desires.

Education is very important to many in Sarasota -- so you will find lots of support from our schools in seeking the best place for your child's needs -- visit them and see for yourself the atmosphere that give your a good "vibe".

Additionally, Charter schools are starting to be a very nice option for your children. I'm one of the Directors for Just For Girls Academy: is K-3, and will be expanding to 12, hopefully soon.


Sandra LaFlamme, Realtor
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Tue Jul 21, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Hi Robin,

Great post......we'll be tracking it for information it brings.

Best Regards,
Bill Eckler

Michael Saunders & Company
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