Sarasota National – A brand new gated Golf Course community in Venice – Live the good life

Post updated December 2018 Listen up house hunters! There is something in the air in Venice – and you should not miss out on it. “Sarasota National” is the name of a new WCI community about 20 miles south of downtown Sarasota. You should keep an eye on that brand new development – it’s worth it! Location! Location! From Sarasota International, which is part of the West Villages, it is only a stone’s throw away from “The Island of Venice” and the historic downtown area where you can browse boutiques […]

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Active Adult or 55 plus communities in Venice and Sarasota, Florida

55+ or Active Adult Communities Post updated November 2018 55+ communities are now called “Active Adult Communities.” That sounds so much better and doesn’t look so “ooold.” What a relief. The homeowners in such communities now feel a lot younger although the threshold of 55+ remained the same. What happened? What is a 55 or active adult community? As the name suggests, no folks younger than 55 years of age can live in a 55 Plus community. Although, this statement is not 100% correct. The law says that at least […]

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Blackburn Estates on the Bay a hidden Treasure in Nokomis Florida – Homes for Sale

It’s time to move to Florida! If you prefer mega communities with 2,000+ homes, this is not for you. However, if you like small and cozy communities with a personal touch to it, you should continue reading.  There is a hidden gem called “Blackburn Estates on the Bay” – a rare find in Nokomis, Florida. An exquisite gated community of only 26 homes on estate sized lots.  A new waterfront community right on the Intracoastal Waterway, conveniently located, just minutes away from the beaches, shopping and all amenities Sarasota and Venice […]

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Rive′ Isle – an Exclusive Island Community on the Manatee River.

  A lifestyle at the water’s edge….simply unique Imagine a community that has it all: boating, golf and tennis on a private island surrounded by pristine nature preserves in a subtropical climate. Though is sounds like an oasis, such place does exist and it’s just minutes from the cultural triangle of downtown Sarasota, Bradenton and St. Petersburg in the Tampa Bay area on the West Coast of Florida. Whether seeking an active lifestyle or a relaxing sanctuary…you have found a place that has it all. Rive Isle is a creation of a secluded […]

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Inexpensive Living near the Beach in Venice FL

Inexpensive Living near the beach

There is no questions about it that many people are dreaming of living in a warmer climate with easy access to the beach.  Some will also think that they have to give up culture and a diverse lifestyle for living near the beach. Here in the Venice & Sarasota area on the West coast of Florida, you can have it all. Ventura Village is a gated community with newer resale homes as well as new home construction within 2 miles from the beach and boat launch.  For your convenience, shopping, dining […]

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Why buy a new home in Venice, FL? Emotional Factor to Newness.

Some homebuyers will take nothing less than a brand-new home with the idea that no one else has used the bathroom. Others prefer a home with character in an established and mature neighborhood. Personal preferences aside, there are pros and cons to each option. Pro’s and Con’s There is no question that some people prefer that ‘new-home smell’ and on top of that many people like to personalize their home by picking out everything from the beginning. Some buyers find it a financial incentive that buying a new home will typically require less maintenance for years to come. They love the peace of mind that comes along with the builder’s warranty. In addition, your new home is built with new efficient appliances, walls, ceiling and floors with more insulation, dual pane windows and new efficient heating and cooling systems, all of which saves you MONEY. On the financial side builders often offer some incentives like giving a credit if you use their Lender, should you finance your home purchase. The best value for a new home is available if you buy into a development when it is nearly complete. . If you need to sell in a year or two, you don’t have to compete with new construction. On the other hand, new developments have the advantage of pre-construction pricing and you will have a better choice of premium lots. You should consider staying in that house for a longer period […]

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Discover the Legacy Trail – a scenic bike ride from Sarasota to Venice, Florida

The Legacy Trail, a 12.4 mile paved trail in Sarasota County, Florida, is one of the best ways to experience what it means to enjoy the outdoors’ year round. The trail is perfect for biking, rollerblading, jogging and walking. If you want to take Fido with you, you can. However, your little furry friend has to be on a leash, but that is the only inconvenience he has to face. Not bad, isn’t it? In the summer months, the best idea is to go biking or jogging early in the […]

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Are you thinking of relocationg to Sarasota,Florida?

Everybody who considered to move to beautiful Sarasota on the West Coast of Florida, but was hesitant, because there was no Trader Joe’s or Costco, you can make the move NOW. Opening day was Friday September 7th. Of course I haven’t been in a Trader Joe’s yet, I was curious about the store and so I went on Saturday. The place was packed with shoppers and lookers alike – I thought they give away food for free. After the dust settles I will be back for sure. Along with last […]

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South Venice a Beach and Boating Community – No Deed Restrictions

Don’t like Homeowners Associations and their rules and regulations? Have a closer look at the South Venice Beach Community. With 7,000+ homes, South Venice is the largest subdivision in Sarasota County. The none deed restricted community is unique in several ways: no homeowner is forced to be a member of the homeowners association, but if he decides to become one, the $50 annual fee will grant him  access to the community center and to many community events. $50 per annum…how sweet is that? Of course, you can keep your boat or your […]

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