Sarasota Homes and Condos for Sale by Zip Code Area

Sarasota County Homes and Condos for Sale by Zip Code Area

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It is important to have as much information about an area before you purchase a property.

The Beaches:

Siesta Key (zip code 34242)
Siesta Key is the home of world famous Siesta Beach with it’s crystal white sand that is cool to the touch even in the hot summer sun.
An enchanting place to take walks on the beach with the gentle waves at your feet and the warm breezes from the Gulf of Mexico.
There are a wide variety of homes and condos to choose from here on Siesta Key whether your are looking for a cottage, a Condo or a Castle we have it here on Siesta Key.

Casey Key (zip code 34229 & 34275)
Located just south of Siesta Key and stretching for 8 miles which includes Osprey at the North end and Nokomis at the southern end. Casey Key is an exclusive barrier island with waterfront homes some of which extend from the Gulf of Mexico to Sarasota Bay.

Lido Key (zip code 34236)
Lido Key, Bird Key, St Armands, Golden Gate Point and Downtown Sarasota
Luxury homes and condos on Lido Key, Lido Shores and St Armands include Gulf front homes, canal homes, homes on Sarasota Bay. There is also a wide variety of non waterfront homes for sale. Condos abound on Golden Gate Point, Lido Key and Downtown Sarasota. Fine dining, shopping and entertainment are all here.

Longboat Key (zip code 34228)
Longboat Key begins on the south side of Longboat Pass in Manatee County and continues down to Sarasota County with beautiful views along Gulf of Mexico Drive. Here you will find Gulf front homes, canal homes, homes on Sarasota Bay. There is also a wide variety of non waterfront homes. Longboat Key is also home to exquisite luxury condos in gated communities along with a wide variety of outstanding condo complexes to choose from.

Anna Maria Island (zip code 34216)
Anna Maria Island, a barrier island in Manatee County, Florida, is a beautiful seaside vacation haven located on the Gulf of Mexico with Tampa Bay and a view of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on it’s the eastern shore.

Holmes Beach (zip code 34217)
Holmes Beach is located just below Anna Maria Island and north of Bradenton Beach both are beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico with the Bay on the eastern shores.
Bradenton Beach goes from Holmes Beach to Longboat Key and includes Coquina beach and Cortez beach.

Osprey, FL (zip code 34229)
Osprey, FL is located in Sarasota County just south of the city of Sarasota and also includes Northern Casey Key.

Nokomis, FL (zip code 34275)
As you go South in Sarasota County you will find Nokomis along with Southern Casey Key.
View home and condos in Nokomis, FL including Casey Key :

The Mainland: (Sarasota Mainland Areas – West of Interstate I-75)

Downtown Sarasota zip code 34236 (see Lido Key, Bird Key, St Armands, Golden Gate Point and Downtown Sarasota)

Sarasota zip code 34231 is located on the mainland side of Sarasota Bay and stretches from the Siesta Drive Bridge southward to Fishermens Bay.
There are many great homes and neighborhoods to choose in Zip Code 34231, Sarasota zip code 34231 is located on the mainland side of Sarasota Bay and includes the waterfront communities of Aqualane Estates and Coral Cove along with great neighborhoods including the Landings and Gulf Gate.Condo complexes include Pelican Cove and The Landings

Sarasota zip code area 34239 stretches from Sarasota Bay on the West to Beneva Rd to the East. The northern border is Bahia Vista St and Bee Ridge Rd to the South. View Homes and Condos for Sale in zip code 34239 including Harbor Acres, San Remo and South Gate.

Sarasota zip code 34238 is south of Clark Rd, west of Interstate 75 and includes Sarasota Square Mall.
Neighborhoods in this area include Silver Oak, Palmer Ranch, Gulf Gate and Turtle Rock.
Golf communities in zip code 34238 including Prestancia, Country Club of Sarasota and Stoneybrook at Palmer Ranch. Condominium complexes in golf course communities include Villa D’ Este and Villa Mirada in Prestancia, Veranda Greens and Fairway Verandas in Stoneybrook and more.

Sarasota zip code 34237 is located between Route 301 on west side and Beneva Rd on the east side with 17th St as the northern border and Bahia Vista St as its southern border.
In this area you will find new construction as well as charming bungalows.
Condo Complexes in this area include Villagio, Glen Elyn, Citywalk and more.

Sarasota Zip Code 34233 is located between Beneva Road and Interstate I-75 and contains the neighborhoods of Amberlea, Nathaniel Place, Covington Place and Three Oaks, along with the Condo Complexes Admirals Walk, Stonehaven, and Stoneridge. Bee Ridge Road acts as the area’s northern border, and Clark Road acts as its southern one. The Ashton School District is in this area.

Sarasota zip code 34232 is located between Beneva Rd on west side and Interstate I-75 on the east side with 17th St as the northern border and Bahia Vista St as its southern border.
Neighborhoods in this area include Colonial Oaks, Tamaron, Summerwood and more. Condominium Complexes in this area include Forest Pines, Village Brooke and Village Plaza View Homes and Condos for Sale in Zip Code 34232 including Colonial Oaks.

Sarasota zip code 34234 stretches north from 17th Street to De Soto Rd and west from Lockwood Ridge Rd to Sarasota Bay. Neighborhoods in Northwestern Sarasota include Indian Beach and Sapphire Shores. Condominium Complexes include Rolling Green (a 55+ Community), Barrington Woods, Village Gardens and more.

Sarasota zip code 34235 stretches north from 17th Street to De Soto Rd and west from Interstate I-75 to Lockwood Ridge Rd. There are many Neighborhoods in Northern Sarasota including The Meadows Golf Community. Condominium Complexes in zip code 34235 include the gated communities of Grande Oaks Preserve and Las Palmas of Sarasota.

Sarasota Mainland West of Interstate I-75

Sarasota Zip Code 34241 is located east of Interstate I-75 and south of Bee Ridge Rd.
Golf Communities abound in this area of Sarasota so you have many fine communities to choose from including Misty Creek, Serenoa, Heritage Oaks Golf & Country Club and Bent Tree.
You will also find many great neighborhoods including Eastlake, Foxfire, Red Hawk Reserve and Tuscana.

Sarasota Zip Code 34240 is located east of Interstate I-75 and north of Bee Ridge Rd.
For the golfer or if you just want golf course views there is The Founders Club, Laurel Oak Country Club, Tatum Ridge Golf Links and Oak Ford Golf Club.
There are also many great neighborhoods in zip code 34240 including The Hammocks, Laurel Lakes, Hidden River and more.

If you are interested in a particular area and would like more information, I will help you find the property that is right for you, just call or text me at 941-993-3125 or fill out the Contact Form below and I will work with you to create a customized property search that fits your specific needs.

Cell: 941-993-3125 ….. E-mail: larry@lbrzostek.com

Larry Brzostek, CRS, CLHMS
RE/MAX Alliance Group, Sarasota, FL

Condos for Sale on Longboat Key

 Condos for Sale on Longboat Key

Longboat Key

Longboat Key

Longboat Key begins on the south side of Longboat Pass in Manatee County and continues down to Sarasota County with beautiful views along Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Driving down Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, there are several public Beach access locations. There is even a bay side access for launching a canoe or kayak. Parking information and access locations on Longboat Key

There are a wide variety of Condos for Sale on Longboat Key, from Luxury Condos with a full range of amenities to cozy condos just a short walk to beach.

If you are looking for a specific price range, neighborhood or property features, I will help you find the property that is right for you, just call or text me at 941-993-3125 or fill out the Contact Form below and I will work with you to create a customized property search that fits your specific needs.

Larry Brzostek, CRS, CLHMS   Call or Text: 941-993-3125
RE/MAX Alliance Group, Sarasota, FL

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Homes and Condos for Sale in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach

Homes and Condos for Sale in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach

Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach

 

Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach are located on the Gulf of Mexico  just below Anna Maria Island in Manatee County.

Holmes Beach is located just below Anna Maria Island and north of Bradenton Beach both are beautiful beaches on the Gulf of Mexico with the Bay on the eastern shores.

Bradenton Beach goes from Holmes Beach to Longboat Key and includes Coquina beach and Cortez beach.
The interactive map below shows current listings available in Holmes Beach and Bradenton Beach

Properties are not always available in each individual neighborhood or condo complex. If you are interested in a particular neighborhood or condo complex and would like more information, and I send you the information.

If you are looking for a specific price range, neighborhood or property features, I will help you find the property that is right for you, just call or text me at 941-993-3125 or fill out the Contact Form below and I will work with you to create a customized property search that fits your specific needs.

Larry Brzostek, CRS, CLHMS   Call or Text: 941-993-3125
RE/MAX Alliance Group, Sarasota, FL

Longboat Key Luxury Condominiums

Longboat Key Luxury Condominiums

 

Longboat Key

Longboat Key

Longboat Key begins on the south side of Longboat Pass in Manatee County and continues down to Sarasota County with beautiful views along Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Driving down Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, there are several public Beach access locations. There is even a bay side access for launching a canoe or kayak. Parking information and access locations on Longboat Key

Longboat Key Luxury condominium complexes offer ultimate amenities from concierge services, luxurious clubhouses, har-tru tennis courts, fitness centers, 24 hour security and some of the finest Golf courses in Florida.

At the ultimate high end you will find Infinity Longboat Key, the Water Club Condos, L Ambiance, Grand Bay, Villa Di Lancia, Vizcaya, the Sanctuary and more.

Luxury condominium living continues with high quality condominiums Marina Bay, Longboat Key Towers, Inn on the Beach, Fairway Bay, Pelican Harbour & Beach Club, Promenade, The Atrium along with Islands West which is just a short walk to St Armands Circle.

The interactive map below shows current condominium listings available on Longboat Key.
Condos are not always available in each individual condominium complex.


If you are looking for a specific price range, neighborhood or property features, I will help you find the property that is right for you, just call or text me at 941-993-3125 or fill out the Contact Form below and I will work with you to create a customized property search that fits your specific needs.

Larry Brzostek, CRS, CLHMS   Call or Text: 941-993-3125                   Email: Larry@LBrzostek.com
RE/MAX Alliance Group, Sarasota, FL

 

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Longboat Key Condos priced at $600,000 and Below

Longboat Key Condos priced at $600,000 and Below

Longboat Key Club

Longboat Key Club

Longboat Key begins on the south side of Longboat Pass in Manatee County and continues down to Sarasota County with beautiful views along Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Driving down Gulf of Mexico Drive on Longboat Key, there are several public Beach access locations. There is even a bay side access for launching a canoe or kayak. Parking information and access locations on Longboat Key

There are many fine quality condominimun complexes with units priced below $600,000 on Longboat Key.

These complexes offer a wide range of amenities which could include gated complexes with on-site managment, heated swimming pool, tennis courts, clubhouse with a fitness center, barbeque areas and more.

In Manatee County at the North end of Longboat Key is where you will find the Sea Pines, Longbeach Village, Tiffany Plaza, Harbour Villa Club at the Buccaneer, the Shore Condos and many more.

In Sarasota County at the South end of Longboat Key you will find the Beachplace, Islands West, the Privateer South and North, Sunset Beach, Fairway Bay, Inn On The Beach, Sea Gate Club and again many more.

The interactive map below shows current condominium listings available on Longboat Key priced at $600,000 and Below.
Condos are not always available in each individual condominium complex.


If you are interested in a particular complex and would like more information, I will help you find the property that is right for you, just call or text me at 941-993-3125 or Email Larry@LBrzostek.com and I will work with you to create a customized property search that fits your specific needs.

Larry Brzostek, CRS, CLHMS Call or Text: 941-993-3125
RE/MAX Alliance Group, Sarasota, FL

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Home Buying Information

Thinking of buying a home or condo in Sarasota, FL?

Home buyers Information 

There is more to finding the perfect property than just searching the Internet

Whether you are looking for a home or condo, we must first identify your needs.

How many bedrooms and baths do you need?

What areas of Sarasota are you interested in?

Do you want to be by the beach, bay, gated community or golf course?

Are you looking to be near a certain school?

Do you know about the differences in buying from a traditional homeowner, foreclosure (REO) or short sale property?

TRADITIONAL HOME SALE

The homeowner is selling their home.

Usually in this case the homeowner has been maintaining their home and also preparing it for sale.

They have to sign a disclosure allowing the prospective buyer to know the condition of the home (to the best of the seller’s knowledge).

REO – Foreclosure Property

These are properties that the Bank Now Owns!

The bank is the Seller and Decision Maker.

These homes are usually sold “as is” since the bank has no prior knowledge of the maintenance or condition of the property.

 SHORT SALE PROPERTY

These properties are in the beginning stages of the process.

The Bank may or may not have already started foreclosure procedures but the properties will require BOTH Owner Approval & Bank Approval of the Sale Price.

These properties will require the most negotiation and patience Short Sales REQUIRE 3rd PARTY APPROVAL!

How do I submit an offer on a home or condo?

After viewing several properties in your price range and deciding on a property to purchase, you then start the buying process.

What I do is give you (the buyer) a list of comparable homes that have recently sold or are pending sales. Many times actual selling prices are not available for pending sales but you should know which homes are in the process of selling. This gives you an idea of market value and activity.

After getting all the necessary information on the property, it is the buyer’s decision on the price of the offer.

I will get the offer presented and the seller has the opportunity to either agree to the sale price or to counter the offer.

This may go back and forth several times and if both parties come to an agreement a contract is signed.

How do I finance the property that I want to purchase?

Before purchasing a home, you need to meet with your mortgage representative and discuss the financing for a possible purchase.

Bank Owned – Foreclosure (REO) properties require proof of funds or a mortgage commitment to submit with a contract.

Traditional financing for a single family home is 20% down but there are many other programs available, especially for owner occupied homes.

(For more information on this, contact your mortgage lender.)

HOME INSPECTION
Do I need a home inspection before buying a home or condo?

It is in the buyers interest to get both a home and pest inspection before buying a property.

Even if the home is sold “as is” you the buyer, should be aware of the condition of the property.

This will help you make a better decision.

(In all cases, homes have the right to be inspected and the buyer can then make a determination if they want to continue with the sale. If this is not in the contract – it is in the buyers best interest to have it inserted as a condition of sale.)

Begin your Search Here!

My Website and Blog has the latest information on Homes, Condos and Investment property in Sarasota.

Where you are in the buying process?

If you see the right home today, are you ready to purchase?

How soon are you planning to buy?

How soon would you like to move in?

Do you need your new home in 3, 6 or 9 months?

Will you be selling another property before purchasing the new one?

How much do you want to invest as your down payment?

If you require financing or need to get pre-approved, I will give you several mortgage professionals to choose from.

Qualities to look for when you are choosing a Real Estate Professional

Knowledge – Completely familiar with current Listings & Sales in Sarasota
Experience – Successfully marketed & sold properties since 1986
Dependability – Always available to meet the needs of clients
Service – Expect Outstanding Service & Get It!

 Knowledge

The Real Estate Market in the Sarasota area is constantly changing

My job is to give YOU up-to-date information so that YOU can make an INFORMED DECISION when buying a property.

Experience

Successfully Marketing and Selling Real Estate since 1986

I have worked in Real Estate Markets that have favored both buyers and sellers helping hundreds of customers realize their dreams through the buying and selling of Real Estate.

 Dependability

When you are buying or selling the largest investment that most people make you expect professionalism, honesty, accuracy and someone who will take a sincere interest in your needs.

I am always available to meet your Real Estate needs.

Service

Expect Outstanding Service and Get It!

Professional Designations

CRS Certified Residential Specialist

CLHMS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert

SFR – Short Sale and Foreclosure Resource

 It is time to Buy!

Mortgage Interest Rates are still at historic lows so now is a great time to buy.

Looking forward to working with you!

LARRY BRZOSTEK, CRS, CLHMS – RE/MAX Alliance Group, Sarasota, FL

www.LarrySellsSarasota.com
941-993-3125

CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
CLHMS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

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The Oaks Club in Osprey, FL

The Oaks Club in Osprey

Golf:

The Oaks Club is located at 301 Mac Ewen Drive in Osprey, FL. This is private gated country club community and membership is required.

Amenities include two 18-hole golf courses, a tennis center with 12 Har-tru tennis courts, 2 community pools, a croquet court along with fine dining and social activities at the clubhouse. 

Homes:
Luxury homes, condominiums and maintenance free villas are available at The Oaks Club. Whether you are looking for golf course views, water views or preserve views The Oaks Club has it all.

There are many great golf communities to choose from in Sarasota

Homes are not always available in every golf community.

The interactive map below shows current listings available in the area of The Oaks Club


If you are interested in a particular golf community and would like more information, I will help you find the property that is right for you, just call or text me at 941-993-3125 or fill out the Contact Form below and I will work with you to create a customized property search that fits your specific needs.

Larry Brzostek, CRS, CLHMS    Call or Text: 941-993-3125
RE/MAX Alliance Group, Sarasota, FL

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Siesta Key Beach Photo Gallery

Siesta Key Beach Photo Gallery

Bringing a little sunshine from Siesta Key Beach, FL.

Hope you enjoyed these photos.
Whether you are looking for a permanent residence or a vacation home, Sarasota has something for everyone.

There are many great homes and condos to choose from on Siesta Key.

 

If you are looking for a specific price range, neighborhood or property features, I will help you find the property that is right for you, just call or text me at 941-993-3125 or fill out the Contact Form below and I will work with you to create a customized property search that fits your specific needs.

Larry Brzostek, CRS, CLHMS    Call or Text: 941-993-3125
RE/MAX Alliance Group, Sarasota, FL

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The Casa Blanca Apartments and Villas on Siesta Key

The Casa Blanca Apartments and Villas on Siesta Key
6154 Midnight Pass Rd, Siesta Key, 34242

Casa Blanca Beachfront Apartments

Casa Blanca Beachfront Apartments

The Casa Blanca Apartments and Villas 6154 Midnight Pass Rd

TheCasa Blanca Apartments and Villas 6154 Midnight Pass Rd Siesta Key

Casa Blanca is a beachfront complex located on Siesta Key Beach.
This complex consists of 88 one and two bedroom units including 16 beachfront apartments and 72 villas.

Amenities include spacious heated pool, clubhouse/recreational center with pool table, ping pong table and lending library.

Investment Information:
Minimum Lease: 1 week minimum – 52 times a year

The interactive map below shows current listings available in the area of The Casa Blanca Apartments and Villas.
Condos are not always available in each individual condominium complex. If you are interested in a particular complex and would like more information, please fill out the form below and I send you the information.

View Luxury Condos for Sale on Siesta Key

View Condos for Sale on Siesta Key

If you are looking for a specific price range, neighborhood or property features, I will help you find the property that is right for you, just call or text me at 941-993-3125 or fill out the Contact Form below and I will work with you to create a customized property search that fits your specific needs.

Larry Brzostek, CRS, CLHMS   Call or Text: 941-993-3125
RE/MAX Alliance Group, Sarasota, FL

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6993 Prosperity Circle #2101 – Arielle on Palmer Ranch – SOLD

SOLD
6993 Prosperity Circle #2101, Sarasota, FL

Condo for Sale in Arielle on Palmer Ranch
MLS# A4107467 – Pending Sale

 

Privacy abounds with preserve views from almost every room of this Rarely Available 3 Bedroom, 2 bath Tamarind floor plan.
Offering an open floor plan of 2,045 sf under air and an attached 2-Car garage, this End Unit Townhouse constructed by Pulte in 2005 offers steel reinforced concrete block construction for a quiet living environment.
The family room, living room, & master bedroom all have sliders opening to the screened lanai overlooking the preserve.
The kitchen has ample cabinet & counter space, a breakfast bar opening to the family room, a desk area, & a closet pantry.

Conveniently located 10 minutes to Siesta Key, 20 minutes to downtown Sarasota, & 5 minutes to Sarasota Square Mall.
The Legacy Trail is right out your door. A great value as a primary home, second home, or an investment property.

 

 


6993 Prosperity Circle #2101 in Arielle on Palmer Ranch

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3 Bedrooms
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6993 Prosperity Circle
2101
Sarasota, FL 34238
USA

Larry Brzostek Larry Brzostek

RE/MAX Alliance Group
(941) 308-3845
larry@lbrzostek.com
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Your Mobile Realtor for Sarasota

Your  Mobile Realtor for Sarasota
Now you can easily search for properties right on your mobile devise!

Just Text: Larry to 941-747-9000

Sarasota Mobile site

On this Mobile Real Estate Site you can Search for Properties, find and view nearby homes for sale.  See photos and information, property features along with a map location of the property.  View nearby schools and shopping centers.  Search by area or features.   Contact me at any time
Quick Low band Width Site  Bookmark on your mobile devise    Search from wherever you are and Contact me directly from the site

 

Your mobile Realtor for Sarasota
LARRY BRZOSTEK, CRS, CLHMS   Cell:941-993-3125  Email: Larry@LBrzostek.com
RE/MAX Alliance Group, Sarasota, FL

 

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Tips on Buying a Second Home in Sarasota, FL

Tips on Buying a Second Home

by
LARRY BRZOSTEK, CRS, CLHMS   

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Acquiring second home is a major element of the American Dream. Buying a Second Home can provide untold benefits in enjoyment with loved ones and tremendous relief of the stresses of our everyday lives. It can also be an unused luxury and a drain on your resources if purchased totally on emotion without adequate research.

This information can help you get the most for your money whether it be a Cottage, a Condo or a Castle!

Location! Location! Location!

Siesta Beach the Best Beach in the USA

There are many types of Locations here in Sarasota, Florida.

Whatever you prefer the Beach, the Bay, a Golf Community, the social and cultural Downtown Sarasota Area or a Gated Community we have it ALL.

A property you use will give you many benefits; a property you do not use will just give you expenses.

No vacation home can give you any enjoyment if you do not use it. The longer it takes to plan a getaway and travel back and forth, the less likely it is that you will use the home.

Sarasota, Florida is accessible, close to airports and major highways. It is one of the most beautiful locations in the USA. Magnificent Beaches, Arts and Entertainment are all here in this Paradise on the Gulf Coast.

Type of Property: A resort property can be a single family detached home, a multi-family with 2 or more units (adding the possibility of rental income), some form of condominium ownership (a single room or suite of rooms in a townhouse, low, mid or high rise configuration).

Vacant land requires more research and is more speculative. Each type of property has its own pros and cons.

Consider carefully how you will use the property. If you like to work on your home, choose a single or multi-family.

If you prefer all the maintenance done for you, than a condominium with a monthly maintenance fee to pay a staff of groundskeepers, window washer, etc is for you.

Deciding what you like and how you will use it should give you direction in your search.

Local building and zoning codes should be investigated. Are they restrictive or nonexistent? Does the property conform to the codes and can the property be rebuilt in the event of damage, are important questions.

Availability and Inventory: When buying a second/vacation home it is important to look at the inventory and availability of the prospective homes.

The next step is to determine your budget constraints and what your choices are in that price range. Inventory is always a result of supply and demand. You may find that what you want and what you are willing to pay is a rare (or even nonexistent) quantity within the area you are considering. You will have to either pay the price or make adjustments.

On the other hand, you may find that there are a reasonable number of candidates. This puts you in a better position to negotiate.

Town/Area Stability: Before making an offer, determine if there are any changes which can make an impact (positive or negative) on the community. Are any major improvements on the drawing board? A new school or water tower, for example, can cause a significant increase on the tax bill. Are there any unfinished developments?

An uncompleted housing project can be a burden on an area. Any changes in the infrastructure (replacement or upgrade of roads, water or sewer systems, etc) can also impact on the quality of life and the cost of living.

Motivation: You can not compare the purchase of a Second/Vacation home to the purchase of your primary home. While the process (inspections, title work, survey, mortgage application, etc) is the same, a seller’s motivation probably is not. When you sell your primary home you have a need to replace the roof over your head. Since most Second/Vacation home owners are absentee owners, the seller of a second home does not have that motivation! Very often the seller of a resort property has the luxury of waiting for their price.

The fact that an investment home can generate an income also alters a seller’s position. For example: a Florida house with an income from December to April is worth more in the Fall than in the summer with little income until the winter. The exact opposite is true for a beach house on the Northern East Coast. A beach house with a $25,000 income for a 16-week summer season is worth more in the Spring with the income to be received rather than in the Fall with no income due until the following Spring. Also, as with any other property, there are always the motivations that every buyer wants to find: financial distress, divorce, illness, or an estate sale.

Negotiating: Once you have found the property that suits your needs, negotiating the transaction can make it yours. The more questions you ask ( and get answers to) the more able you are to sketch out an offer that will be acceptable to the seller. Every Real Estate transaction has 3 elements – Price, Terms, and Conditions.
Neither the buyer nor seller always gets all three: For example, a buyer willing to meet the seller’s price might not want concessions on the terms (ex. large mortgage contingency, later closing) and/or conditions (repairs to property, extra items included). Conversely a seller willing to accept a lower sale price might want a quick closing (terms) and an “as is” or no repair sale (conditions).

Due to licensing laws, an agent may not be able to disclose confidential information a seller wants to kept confidential (such as divorce or financial distress).

How long a property is on the market in not confidential and may give some insight to make a win-win proposal for both parties.

Working with an Agent: A professional real estate agent earns their living marketing and selling properties. They are bound by the licensing laws of their respective state and the agency/property disclosure laws of those states.

Knowing the Comps (comparable properties that are listed and more importantly, comparable properties that have recently sold) can be critical in your decision on the offer you make on the property.

No location or town is perfect; a successful agent knows the pluses and minuses of their area. A good agent can help you find your dream house; a great agent can make it a pleasure!

I would like to help you find your dream house (or condo) in the Sarasota Area. For more information just give me a call at 941-993-3125 or email me larry@lbrzostek.com I am here to help you or just fill out the form below
Larry Brzostek, 941-993-3125
CRS – Certified Residential Specialist
CLHMS – Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist

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