Walkability is the new global, national and regional trend. Many younger families want to be active, buy and shop locally and live in communities that fit into their lifestyles.
You may qualify for a 100% Mortgage and you may not even be aware of it!! At first a question: Do you think, that 100% financing still exists in 2013? If your answer is “No” you couldn’t be more wrong and may want to keep on reading. We’re not kidding – we are dead serious! There is a way to get a 100% financing deal. Here are the details: This home loan is only available through USDA “Rural Development’s Singe Family Housing” and is guaranteed through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. […]
Come and discover Harrison Ranch in Parrish Florida. Have you ever heard about Parrish in Florida? Most likely not, right? Well, Parrish is a quiet town just 25 minutes south of Tampa where we invite you to discover the welcoming neighborhood of “Harrison Ranch”. The neighborhood is ideally located between Tampa/St.Petersburg metropolitan area and the Gulf communities of Sarasota and Bradenton. Have a closer look. It is really worth it! Residents of the Harrison Ranch community enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with everything they had wished for: a heated junior Olympic size […]
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 […]
Nokomis in Florida, a hidden gem, is a quaint waterfront community bordered by the beautiful cities of Venice to the south and Sarasota to the north. The area is known for its miles of beaches, great shopping, superb waterfront restaurants and all the amenities for today’s lifestyles. Are you an outdoor enthusiast? You just found the right spot. There are plenty of green golf courses, tennis courts, and waterways to boat, canoe or kayak. How about biking & walking? The new Legacy Trail is a walking and biking path trough lush […]
55+ or Active Adult Communities Post updated August 2019 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? Find Homes in 55 plus and active adult communities 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 […]
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 […]
I can’t believe it – there are communities in Sarasota and Venice with low Homeowners Association Fees!
Updated October 2019 The startling truth about the cost of living in Sarasota is………that it is “challenging” in some places – money-wise. If money didn’t matter, there’d be plenty of fabulous places to spend the retirement or to raise your kids. A penthouse on Longboat Key, overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, or a 4,000 sq ft Pool-Home in the Oaks Club, with golf course view, would be perfect. Perhaps a beautiful property in one of Sarasota’s most beautiful Ranch Communities would be your dream? Bring your animals and have fun in the sun. You will all love it! Unfortunately, for many , money does somehow matter. You may be able to buy a great home at a rock-bottom price, but when the monthly Homeowners Association bill hits your mailbox, your face may turn a whiter shade of pale. Paying the price for the home is one thing, coming up with the monthly expenses for the years to come can become a real task …..and it can put a noticeable dent in your retirement funds. You know already, there is not too much you can do about taxes and insurance. Only the assessed value determines the amount of your property tax. If you want to pay fewer taxes, you can just buy a cheaper property, or you can try to bribe the county property appraiser? Shopping around for homeowners insurance may save a few dollars more. Comparing different companies and different policies can […]
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 […]
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 […]