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Thu Oct 8, 2009
xxx answered:
Hi, Isabel -

Venice Palms is a very nice area. I would recommend contacting a local real estate property manager to obtain a seasonal tenant.. "Season" has just started, so time is of the essence. There are a number of agencies and you may need to consult with more than one. I would try Best of luck.

Susan Jager
Hackworth Realty Group
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Sat Nov 29, 2008
David Chamberlain answered:
We are not allowed to discuss this by law you will have to check it out on the census
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Wed Nov 26, 2008
Stan Rolle answered:
HI , You could check with Sarasota County, or the state of Florida at There is an impact fee that's included with the price of the home. There are no other state tax fees to my knowledge. Venice is in Sarasota County. Please feel free to contact me to see the newly built homes in Venice. Or you can visit my web site to see "new construction' which I have listed, showing all the communities that are currently building new homes in the greater Venice area. I would be happy to show you these communities. Together I'm sure we can locate the house of your dreams! You can visit ... more
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Thu Sep 18, 2008
Scott Godzyk answered:
There is no address to assist you. I can tell you Some other things you should know prior to bidding on a bank owned home are that you should do your inspections prior to bidding as the sale is as is and the bank will not negotiate with you after they agree on a price. You should include your preapproval with your offer. Your deposit should be at least 1% of the sale sprice and in certified funds. As well you should not ask teh bank to fix anything or include any contingincies as your offer may not be accepted. Lastly be ready to close within 30 days from acceptance. Good Luck with your purchase. ... more
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Mon Nov 10, 2008
Shannon Moore - The Moore Team answered:
Hi Geo,

Here are a few ideas for condos in Venice. This is just a small sample of what's available. Please give me a call or email I would love to discuss your plans with you. I have a lot of information on the Venice area on my website listed below. Looking forward to tallking with you!

Roxanne Moore, Realtor
Re/Max Anchor Realty

Farmington Vistas, There's a 1 st floor 2/2 condo overlooking the Plantation's Bobcat course, 7th fairway and overlooking a lake. It's priced at 150K.

The Fairways, has a condo 2/ 2 with a golf course view on the second floor price at 150K.

Bird Bay, 3/2 condo, with greenbelt view. Priced at $149,900.

Venice Centre, on the Island of Venice-downtown and very close to the beach, 2/2. priced at $149,900.

Woodmere at Jacaranda, 2/2 built in 2000, 1481 under air. Priced at $149K.

Woodmere at Jacaranda, 2/2 built in 2001, 999 sq ft under air, $118,900.

Sentinel, on the Island of Venice within biking distance to the beach and fishing pier. 2/2, $128,500.
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Tue Aug 19, 2008
Shonda Campanaro,REALTORĀ® answered:
Depending on who you ask, you will get a different answer every time. It's a buyers market and many people are taking advantage of the market by purchasing homes. Many people have predicted prices to become lower and many have predicted them to start rising again. The truth is no one knows what the future holds. It is a great time to buy.. ... more
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Sat Aug 23, 2008
Shannon Moore - The Moore Team answered:
Hi Sharyn,

That's kind of a difficult question to answer, especially not knowing your whole situation. If you say you've always wanted to retire to Venice, then I think that you may have answered your own question.

It would be wise to take a trip down here to get a good look at the different communities. As you know the home prices and rates are at all time lows.

You can do some of the initial research on my website listed below. I have every community in Venice, pictures and a list of homes in each community. I would be happy to help you in your search for a new home in Venice. If you decide to rent a property, I can help you in that direction as well.

Roxanne Moore, Realtor
Re/Max Anchor Realty
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Mon Sep 15, 2008
Don Tepper answered:
Check with a Realtor. They can pull rental comps from the MLS, just as they can pull sales comps.

You might also check on CraigsList; a lot of rentals appear there.

Good luck.
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Tue Jul 8, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:

There are 2 Washington streets in the Venice area, one in Gulf View Estates and one in Osprey. In an effort to provide accurate information could you please give us a call?

The "Eckler Team"
Michael Saunders & Company
Venice, Fl 34285
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Thu Jan 28, 2010
Jim Soda answered:
The street view photos come from Google. They will give you an idea of the homes positioning on a lot but can vary in accuracy. The listing photos were usually taken by the Realtor listing the home or in our case we hire a professional photographer to generate photos and a virtual tour. Listing photos should be the best quality for you as a consumer to view.

Jim Soda

Jim Soda Group

Prudential Palms Realty

Cell: 941.809-7759

Fax: 941.923.0834


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Wed Oct 7, 2009
Bill Eckler answered:
Hi Vicki,

It all about visibility.....and the most important form of visibility in today's real estate market is pronounced internet presence. It's essential to have an attractive website that is "optimized" so that web traffic is directed to their site.

The importance of identifying the "Buyer" prior to arriving in Venice is critical. Many agents wait for the buyers to come to them when they should be tapping into ways to attract them before they arrive in Florida.

We will keep your condo in mind and given the opportunity to show it, we will.

Be patient, this is a slow time. I'm sure your agent is taking measures to sell it for you ASAP.

Good luck,

The "Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar and Associates
Venice, FL 34285
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Sat May 10, 2008
Shannon Moore - The Moore Team answered:
Here is a page that I wrote about The Sarasota National. Please contact me with any questions.

Roxanne Moore, Realtor
Re/Max Anchor Realty
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Sun Oct 17, 2010
Barbara Vance answered:
Good morning,
Any community that started sales in 2004 is in the same boat. High number of foreclosures. Pros and cons....Pros, if the builder is still selling inventory , you should be able to buy a NEW home at equivalent pricing to the foreclosures with factoring in the cost to bring foreclosure into "like new" condition- the foreclosure could end up being more costly. If the builder still has lots and are only offering "to be built" then buying one of the foreclosures might prove better. Cons: lots of foreclosures in a neighborhood will take a long time to absorb and in the meantime deterioration and transient tenants ( a whole other story) lowers quality of life.

Check very can get a list of pending foreclosures as well as bank owned from several sources online.

All in all Lennar does a great job statewide with their Stoneybrook concept. If they are still in control of the the HOA they should provide you with the annual budget. If it has already been turned over to the homeowners, send a letter to the management company and the representative handling the community will provide same.
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Thu Aug 14, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:
Oooops..........This posting has shown up in Venice, Florida
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Thu Jun 26, 2008
Larry Story answered:
I acutally have a great firm for you the link is below. Ask for Terry Mohler, they specialize in such properties across the country and can find you whatever you need. Whether it is $90,000 or $900,000 they can find what you want.

Larry Story
Coldwell Banker Triad
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Fri Nov 7, 2008
Julie (Toon Pawley) Timms answered:
Naples and Venice are both very nice but take a good look at the insurance situation there. I do know a great Realtor there if you'd like her name.

Best of luck to you.
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Sun Mar 9, 2008
Lisa Hill answered:
Phyllis, Are you asking the people at Trulia for this, or do you need a REALTOR to help you? I could be wrong, but I don't think Trulia sends information, as you're asking. That's a REALTOR's job. ... more
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Thu Aug 28, 2008
Drew Russell answered:
The rule of thumb that I always used was about 1.35% of the assessed value in Sarasota county. That rule used to work pretty well until the market changed and now I would estimate less. The tax system in Sarasota county certainly has its inequities however, so I could better help you if I knew what particular neighborhoods you are considering. In my professional experience, I have found that newer properties tend to have a higher tax bill than older properties. Your taxes would also be affected if you choose to homestead the property.

Flood insurance only covers flood- and is only required if you are buying in an area desginated by FEMA as zone V or zone A. You can buy optional preferred risk coverage for less that $300 per year depending on your price point of purchase.

Newer construction is much cheaper to insure- I have had quotes in Venice for abour $600 for new construction. Older homes can be up to 3x as much for the same coverage. You would have to check with your insurance agent, but homeowners should cover all other major perils.
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Tue Jan 29, 2008
Bill Eckler answered:
As a poin t of reference, we personally bought a Venice Island home in 1997 for $119,000 and sold it in 2006 for $360,000. During the 10 years prioe to 1996 prices in the same area hovered in the $90,000 to $100,000 price range. Currently, decent Island homes remain in the $300,000 to $400,000 range.

Hope this is helpful,

The "Eckler Team"
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Thu Jun 26, 2008
Jesse answered:
You are looking at anywhere from 200 to 500+ for condo fees. Here is a nice condo in a prime section of Sarasota. Condo fees are on the low end, roughly $250/month. ... more
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