Venice Beach FL – The Shark Tooth Capital of the World

Venice in Florida, the “Shark Tooth Capital of the World,” is a friendly and vibrant city, located directly on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 estimates, the city has a population of approximately 21,000. True to its name, the city center of Venice is completely surrounded by waterways. Three bridges provide access to the downtown area, which has come to be known as “The Island of Venice.”There is no other city on Florida’s west coast that could be compared with the “proud city” of […]

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Does Florida’s property tax law penalize Canadians?

property taxes in Florida

The answer to the question is a firm “NO” – although it seems on first glance as if the Canadian Homeowners are getting a “special property tax treatment”. Obviously, they are paying more than the average “Floridian”, right? Well, the fact is that all Foreign National homeowners and all US Snowbirds with a secondary home are treated alike in the Sunshine State – with no exception and no special treatment whatsoever. However, one group of homeowners is actually getting the “royal treatment”. There is a section in Florida’s tax law, which is […]

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Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club, Osprey FL

Southbay Yacht & Racquet Club is a lovely  established  waterfront neighborhood West of Trail (route 41) in Osprey, Sarasota County. The community is deed restricted but not gated.  Located along Little Sarasota Bay, it is truly a place to live if people cannot decide whether they want country living or waterfront living. Therefore, Southbay is ideal because homeowners can enjoy both worlds. What a deal! Almost 360 homes are in Southbay Yacht and Racquet Club. Some are located along the  Intracoastal Waterway. Some are surrounding the 7 acre marina, and many […]

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Englewood is one of Florida’s best kept secrets

Englewood Stump Pass

Inexpensive but not Cheap Englewood, Florida, the two county town on the sparkling waters of Lemon Bay, is one of Florida’s best-kept secrets. Approximately 15,000 people live here – and they love it. Englewood is an unincorporated community northwest of Charlotte County and southwest of Sarasota County. It is a quiet community, especially during the summer months, when the snowbirds are gone. You can often read that this community is one of Southwest Florida’s best-kept secrets – a town with that old Florida charm, laid back, with beautiful sandy white beaches, and reasonable […]

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