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Sun Apr 14, 2013
Dino Konstans answered:
Go to Bing Maps. Enter the full address in the blank near upper left and hit enter. You will see it is close to Bob Cat Run Golf Course. Good luck !!
Constantine "Dino" Konstans FL Lic # 3009165
Broker/ Sales Associate
Sun Realty: Naples - Bonita - Port Charlotte
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Wed Mar 20, 2013
Tammy Hayes answered:
I am not sure what you are asking by "why such a difference low to high"? What are you comparing? This is a typical price for this size of home in North Port with a pool. The list price is $92.02 per sq ft. I would be happy to help you or answer specific questions you may have. This was built by Gulfstream Development. Many of their homes had defective drywall and had to be repaired. This home is now owned by Tenbusch Construction. The current owner did not live in the home and it has never been occupied.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
RE/MAX Palm Realty
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Mon Nov 26, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
The gated communities in North Port are Bobcat Trail which is off of the Toledo Blade Exit of I-75 and Sabal Trace, Heron Creek, Talon Bay and Charleston Park which are off of the Sumter Blvd Exit of I-75.

Another family oriented gated community is Stoneybrook in Venice which is off of the River Rd Exit of I-75.

I can send you some listings and information about the communities if you would like. Or you can visit our company web site and read about each of the communities. If you scroll to the bottom of the information on the individual community, it will also give you the current MLS listings in that community. Go to:

I would be happy to answer questions or help in any way regarding your home search.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty
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Mon Sep 17, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
This home is located in Lakeside Plantation in North Port. It is very unlikely that it will become a gated community.

Lakeside Plantation - a great community for children and families

If you are looking for a community near southern Sarasota County, FL that is great for children and families, you have to check out Lakeside Plantation in North Port, FL. North Port is close to I-75 and 41. It is within 20 minutes to the Gulf beaches. It is located between Sarasota to the north and Ft. Myers to the south. It is convenient to shopping, restaurants, medical facilities and more.

Lakeside Plantation is a deed-restricted family-friendly neighborhood and has ample opportunities for fun. The community has a large, heated pool and spa, a 6,000 square foot club house, cabana, Har-Tru tennis courts, library, meeting room, card room, playground, basketball, bocce ball, billiard room, fitness facility, and a community park.

The community also offers underground utilities, sidewalks, street lights and city water and sewer. The homeowner association fees cover lawn maintenance. The neighborhood allows for children to run, play and ride their bikes. It has thirteen lakes and offers luxury living. Pets are allowed in this community, with some restrictions.

If you want to meet your friends and neighbors you can volunteer or join one of the many social activities such as ice cream, wine and cheese, breakfast, pot lucks, dance, comedy, sports, or holiday and seasonal events.

Lakeside Plantation has several homeowner associations within the same community because of the different options for living such as single family homes, town homes, carriage style homes, and villas. It is not only an ideal place for families, but singles, retirees and everyone is welcome here.
To see photos and learn more about this community, you can visit their web site at:

Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
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Sat Oct 12, 2013
Jason Ester answered:
It depends on the asking price of the home.

An interesting statistic for the North Port - Port Charlotte - Punta Gorda area, is that homes are selling for 97% of list price, according to the local board of Realtors.

So I guess what I am saying depends. There are still situations where you would want to start low...but there are other situations where you may expect multiple offers. Depending on the situation, you would either want to come in low...or bid with your highest and best.

I would get the advice of your Realtor, and take that along with a buyers' CMA (comparative market analysis) to make an informed decision.

For more market statistics, check out my blog:

If you do not have a Realtor, I would be happy to discuss this with you.

Jason Ester, Realtor
RE/MAX Anchor
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
It depends on what your price range is and if you would you be looking to purchase in a community with homeowner association fees. There are golf course communities and other exclusive communities. There are ocassionally homes in non-deed restricted areas not in a community on a canal.

Some of the North Port water view homes with a 3 car garage are located in Lakeside Plantation, WatersEdge Estates, Bobcat Trail, Heron Creek and Duck Key. The prices range from $184,500 to $499,000. Some of the communities have CDD fees in addition to the homeowner association fees. Some of the golf course communities require membership fees as well.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor -
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL -
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Fri Jun 29, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
No, it does not have a water view. If you go to Google Maps and type in the address, you can see the aerial view of the property and the community. This home is located in Bobcat Trail. Are you looking for a home with a water view. I would be happy to send you some listings.

Here is information on the community of Bobcat Trail. The Bobcat Trail Golf and Country Club is a premier golfing community conveniently located on Toledo Blade Boulevard, one of only two I-75 exits in North Port, FL. North of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte and only 45 minutes from the Sarasota or Fort Myers airports, Bobcat Trail is a favorite of those who seek an active lifestyle. It offers an upscale 4.5 star golf course, a crystal clear pool, tennis courts, a fitness center and more.
Here is a link to the Golf Club -

There are other gated, golf communities in the area as well.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor -
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL -
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Mon Jun 18, 2012
Ron Thomas answered:
We couldn't possible assign a number to it without knowing the address and seeing it:
Please do it right;
have a Reator come out and do a CMA to determine the Market Value,
any lesser number would be worthless to you.

Good luck and may God bless
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Thu May 24, 2012
Marie Epstein answered:
What is Northport like to as a community to live and what are the downsides of this area. Is it close to the Ocean and is a good area for asthma suffers....
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Fri Feb 18, 2011
Patty Estill answered:
Hi Emily,
If your looking strickly for auctions you can go to you will find home there. In this area there are not a lot of auctions, but there is an abundance of Bank Owned properties (REO's) and short sales on the market in the North Port area. If you are intersted in foreclosures please visit my website a

Patty Estill
Broker Associate, RDC-Pro, e-Pro,CDPE
Certified Distressed Property Expert
RE/MAX Alliance Group,
2230 S. McCall Rd.
Englewood, Florida 34224
DIRECT: 941-628-5339
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Thu Feb 17, 2011
Caroline Choi answered:
Hi Karen, it really depends. The banks/lienholders are hugely informed about what the market value of a home is -- regardless of whether it is a short sale or foreclosure. The banks/lienholders send out agents to do BPOs -- or Broker Price Opinions -- in order to ascertain market values. So if you think the banks are just pricing things out, they're not -- they're surprisingly regimented and even use formulas as to when/how long to reduce prices! Where you're going to have the flexibility in price is (1) what kind of financing you're utilizing -- all cash is best (2) if the property you're interested in has no other offers, you have more negotiating room (3) the condition of the home -- if it's a major fixer, it's probably not going to be financeable, which means investors who are paying all cash have good leverage to purchase it at a deal. There you have it, a bit more complicated than what you wanted maybe, but there are definitely a few factors to consider.

Best of luck!

Caroline Choi
Broker Associate/EcoBroker Certified
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Thu Feb 17, 2011
Anna M Brocco answered:
Your best estimate(s) regarding insurance will come from any insurance company--why not call a few offices, ask your questions and then make a determination as to which product best suits your needs. ... more
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Shellee Guinta answered:
Hi, Lorraine,
Right now there are 3 homes in North Port, with your criteria, priced at under $100,000. They are all short sales. Please give me a call. I would be more than glad to set up a search for you and update you as homes come on the market.

Shellee Guinta
CENTURY 21 Almar & Associates
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Sun Aug 3, 2008
Shannon Moore - The Moore Team answered:

It really depends on the home, location and price. Homes with a fourth bedroom or den and homes with pools rent much faster. Can you give a little more detail about the home you are referencing?

Shannon Moore, Realtor
Re/Max Anchor Realty
North Port
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Wed Jul 5, 2017
Right now Florida is leading the nation in foreclosures. Florida is number 1 in foreclosure filings followed by California and Detroit Michigan and other areas of Michigan. There is no diveresified industry or high paying job base in Florida to justify inflated home prices. Retirees traditionally live in Florida and retirees generally live on 1/3rd of thier previous employment income. And people living on 1/3rd of thier former income just do not have the money to pay high prices. Also a large percentage of retirees live solely on SSA payments. Widows must live on 75% of thier late husbands SSA income. Since our federal government defines as poverty level most seniors, these retirees will not be buying inflated overpriced homes.
Also much of Florida has had a non justifiable rise in hoa fees, home owners association fees, monthly fees homeowners are charged by hoa ' trustees' or directors In many cases the homeowners are not receiving any value in service for these excessive hoa 'fees' and land rent 'fees'. One community of homeowners is being charged 535 a month hoa for 1 bedroom, 1 bath units, the 535 a month they are hoa assessed goes to pay for an annual ' anna marie island party 1x a year' . Needless to say this type of gross mismanagement and hoa assessment land rent fee price gouging keeps millions of buyers away.
Hopefully Florida residents and thier states attys will correct this enron type hoa fraud.
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