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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Tammy Hayes answered:
Janet,
Here is some basic information of differences on living in Englewood, FL. Some parts are in Sarasota County and some parts are in Charlotte County.

Schools - Englewood is split between northwestern Charlotte County and southwestern Sarasota County. The Sarasota County and Charlotte County School Districts have a reciprocal agreement allowing some Charlotte County residents to use the Englewood Elementary School and Sarasota County students to use the Middle and High School located in Charlotte County. There is one public high school – Lemon Bay High School and the nearest public Middle School is L.A. Ainger Middle School.

Utilities - Englewood has a private utility company. The Englewood Water District and the Englewood Fire District serve the community and the The Englewood Community Redevelopment Area (CRA) is a special district the Sarasota County Board of County Commissioners created on the Sarasota side of Englewood.


Beaches - Englewood has four beaches all of which are located on Manasota Key, a barrier island along the southwest Florida coast. You can look at Google Maps of Englewood and see where the county lines are split.

The main factors you would need to take into consideration are:

-The age and condition of the home for homeowner insurance
- Location of home whether it is in a deed-restricted community or not
- Elevation and location of home - is it in a flood zone
- Zoning depending on if you want to live in single family residential or multi-family, some communities are mixed with single family, condos and/or villas all in the same development
- Utilities - some are on city water and sewer others are on well and septic. You would need to know whether the home/community is slated for new water/sewer connections and the fees involved
- FPL rates are the same for both areas - www.fpl.com
- Taxes (millage rates) are different for each county and location. The home woud be re-assessed after being purchased. What the current owner is paying is not necessarily what you would pay.
- If you are paying for your own health insurance, Sarasota County is cheaper than Charlotte County
- Water/Sewer rates are different
Sarasota Rates - http://scgov.net/EnvironmentalServices/Water/Utilities/RatesFees.asp
Charlotte County Rates - http://www.charlottecountyfl.com/CCU/Rates/

If I can answer any additional questions, please let me know. Our agency does work with foreign buyers.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
www.greenlionrealty.com
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Fri May 25, 2012
Bill Eckler answered:
Mimi,

Yes, as mentioned, this property closed a few days ago on May 21 and sold for $150,000.

Disappointing as this may be, there are other similar opportunities in the Englewood area...some may be even better than this property. We would encourage you to continue your search with the support of a local real estate agent that can help you find the right home, assist you with your negotiations, and lead you through the buying process.

Consider viewing our website for comprehensive and easy use: www.michaelsaunders.com

With best wishes,

Bill

941-408-5363
billeckler@michaelsaunders.com
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Thu May 10, 2012
Tammy Hayes answered:
It would depend on what type of home and price range you are looking at. Single family home, condo, villa, mobile home. Deed restricted community or not, bank foreclosures, short sales, normal sales. With more specific criteria, I can provide you with some statistics. Prices have been increasing since October in this general area.

Tammy Hayes, Realtor
Green Lion Realty, Port Charlotte, FL
tammyhayesre@gmail.com
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Fri Apr 20, 2012
SAL Martines answered:
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Wed Feb 25, 2015
John Bennett answered:
Fee to sell a house is something one comes up with the agent. This percent will change depending on each agent and is will vary according to services rendered. As a rule of thumb, you can think about 6%, going up and down from this number depending on agent, issues, amount of services wanted. There is NO hard and fast number.
If one is a buyer, then the fee is nothing or something depending on what you need as buyer. Normally, in a MLS situation, the buyers agent is given a cut of the selling agents fee, and the buyer will pay nothing to little to have an agent help them - but again its a issue you will work out with the agent.
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Sat Aug 13, 2011
Frank Olms answered:
Buying just the mobile is like buying a car. Buying as real property has the advantage of value appreciation and taxes and insurance are factors in both cases. Also as real property there may be a homestead exemption that may limit tax increases. Think of your future plans and needs.
Frank Olms
Olms Realty
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Sat Jul 19, 2014
Claudia Ridge answered:
This varies per title company as their fees can vary. I would recommend that you call a local title company in Englewood to get more difinitive answers.
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Thu Mar 2, 2017
John Albertsen answered:
Roughly $110 a foot for a seawall. It is cheaper if you install other systems but they are not as good.
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Wed Jun 2, 2010
Bill Eckler answered:
It is our experience that most skilled trades people will want to bid on the entire remodel job as opposed to doing hourly work. Plan on a range of between $20 and $30 dollars per hour for anyone worth their salt. We would be happy to provide you with some recommendations from the local area.

Best regards,

Bill

Michael Saunders & Company
billeckler@michaelsaunders.com
941-408-5363
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Tue Jun 10, 2014
Joan Braunschweiger answered:
I am obviously not from your area so take any advice I offer with that in mind.

Educate yourself on what the fair market value is by looking at recent comparable solds. Banks are looking very much at the bottom line and the idea that there are REO properties in move-in condition that are great deals is somewhat false. Sometimes a fixer-upper (which MANY REO properties are) can be had for a good price.

If an REO's asking price is considerably below fair market value then it is often listed with the intention of encouraging bidding wars. Unfortunately, this is sometimes a successful strategy.

If an REO's asking price is listed at fair market value, then treat it the way you would any other property: offer what its worth to you.

There is no set percentage to offer below asking price. It all depends on condition of property, how well its priced and ultimately what it is worth to you.
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Tue Aug 16, 2011
Michael Russell answered:
You still have earnest money, option money to begin with. This takes the property off the market and gives you time for inspections and insurance insurability check/quotes. In the option period you have inspection fees. Then at closing you have your closing costs some of which can be addressed up front with your offer. For example: home warranty(if any), survey(you should and who will pay), title policy(checks and insures who owns the property),etc. A local title company or your Realtor can get you estimates on title company costs. Then you have utility deposits and any repair monies needed. That just about covers it; but each deal is slightly different so get with your agent or have the title company you intent to use go over them with you. Best of luck! ... more
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
John Juarez answered:
Your question is incomplete and does not make sense.
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Sun Jul 20, 2014
Jason Stevens answered:
Hi Ruth - As you know Charlotte County has one of the lowest crime rates in the State. You should contact the local police department. They have the ability to run crime reports for any neighborhood you like. The report shows what type of crime if any has happen in an area. This would be a great first step for you to make a determination if the area is safest for you. You can also ask the neighbors although you make find that you get bias or exaggerated opinion. A police report is factual.

Here is a link to police department: http://www.ccso.org/

Let me know if you need anything further.

Jason Stevens, GRI, ABR
Kevin Flynn Realty, Inc.
email: jasonstevens@embarqmail.com
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Sun Mar 7, 2010
Jason Stevens answered:
Who did you submitt a contract too? Are you using an agent to represent you on the deal? If so contact them. If you are using the listing agent I would contact her. The listing shows KARI BATTAGLIA, P.A. with Coldwell Banker. Her number is 941-270-1851. This is one of the reasons buyers should always consider using their own real estate professional to represent their best interest and handle these issues, especially when dealing with a Short Sale. That's how we earn our money...Good luck and contact me with any questions

Jason Stevens, GRI,ABR
Broker Associate
Kevin Flynn Realty, Inc.
Email: jasonstevens@embarqmail.com
Cell: 941-662-0379
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Sat Mar 6, 2010
Anna M Brocco answered:
Without any detailed information--it will depend on property size, school district, upgrades to the house, etc.
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Thu May 25, 2017
Jason Stevens answered:
I assume you are the buyer or were the potential buyer on this deal. If your deposit is being held in the escrow account of your agents company and the deal has offically fallen through, your agent should of gotten a release and cancellation form signed by both you and the seller that the deal fell through and that you are entitled to the deposit back. If for some reason the deal fell through because you didn't hold up your end of the bargain and the seller is demanding the deposit as compensation then that's a whole different ballgame. Tell me this. Why did the deal fall apart? Was there an executed contract (signed) by both you and the seller for this deal?

Jason Stevens, REALTOR®, GRI, ABR
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
Real Estate Broker Associate
REOTrans Platinum Certified
Kevin Flynn Realty, Inc.
Email: jasonstevens@embarqmail.com
Cell - 941-662-0379
Home Office - 941-698-0973
Home Fax - 941-698-0973
Website: www.jasonestevens.com
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Thu Jan 28, 2010
Jason Stevens answered:
I guess that would all depend on your definition of "by the water". I assume you are talking about the Gulf of Mexico? Areas that allow horses are usually zoned agricultural or are set up as an equestrian community. I do know of a beautiful equestrian community about 10 minutes to Boca Grande beach or 20 minutes to Englewood Beach. Give me an email if you would like me to send you info on it. Have a great day.

Jason Stevens, GRI,ABR
Graduate Realtor Instititute
Accredited Buyers Representative
Broker Associate
Kevin Flynn Realty, Inc.
Cell: 941-662-0379
Email: jasonstevens@embarqmail.com
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Wed Nov 11, 2009
Toby Delbridge answered:
The property at 1034 Yosemite is currently under contract and scheduled to close 11/30/09.
The list price is $199,900.00

Ken, If you are interested, I can send you details on other listings in Oak Forest. Just give me a call

Toby Delbridge (941) 320-6360
Michael Saunders & Company
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Sun Jun 15, 2014
Jason Stevens answered:
Englewood across the board has a low crime rate compared to many other areas of Florida. You did not specify what area of Englewood it is you are interested in. With some neighborhoods all of the home owners keep up their homes and in some neighborhoods not so much. It's really a site specific question. If you are interested in a particular home or homes I have a contact that can run a crime report on the immediate area to give you a sense of what issues if any are in any location. Far as the "upkeep" of homes that is a judgement call and the best way for you to make that call is to drive around the various neighborhoods. Curb appeal speaks for itself. Please let me know if you would like any help locating a home. Thanks and let me know if there is anything else I can do for you.

Jason Stevens, REALTOR®, GRI, ABR
Graduate Realtor Institute
Accredited Buyers Representative
Real Estate Broker Associate
REOTrans Platinum Certified
Kevin Flynn Realty, Inc.
Cell - 941-662-0379
Email: jasonstevens@embarqmail.com
Home Office - 941-698-0973
Home Fax - 941-698-0973
Website: http://www.jasonestevens.com
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Thu Oct 8, 2009
Laura Kildahl answered:
Good Morning Farnsy,
Would have to know more about the property. There is no equation as far as bidding goes. Why not get in touch and we can talk about the property and come up with your answer.
Laura Kildahl
Floridian Realty Services
realtor@laurakildahl.com
941=416-0656
877-473-4321
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