Venice, FL Real Estate News

By Charlottesville Choice Homes
(Keller Williams Realty)
Some investors endeavor to invest in Venice Florida foreclosure homes and even earn a little profit on the side. Duplexes and multi-unit housing structures are quite popular among enterprising buyers because they are ideal for generating profit. Owners can opt to keep one unit as their primary place of residence and rent out the other unit or units in the case of multi-unit housing. Sometimes the rental income is quite enough to cover for the monthly amortization on the property and so the owner can comfortably live off the extra housing units he has. Buying Venice Florida Foreclosures When buying Venice Florida foreclosure homes one has to be eligible to take out a housing loan if they do not intend to pay cash. Sellers of foreclosures would normally expect prospective buyers to be abl...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Recently I blogged about Venice FL Short Sales.  A couple of weeks later I received an email message sent to me directly from Active Rain Blog.  My customer was served a foreclosure notice about 6 months ago.  She hired an attorney and has been working through the process.  My customer wanted to know if a short sale could possibly help her avoid foreclosure so she Googled Venice FL Short Sales and my blog came up in the search and I quickly responded with a phone call. She currently has mortgage and an equity line, both are Wachovia loans but originally were World Savings Loans (Wachovia bought out World Savings Bank).  I recently met with a Wachovia representative who offers a program to homeowners who have loans that originated with World Savings or are a Wachovia Portfolio Loan(this ...
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By Marilyn Langham, Venice, FL
(Wheeler Real Estate of Venice, Inc.)
Jacaranda Boulevard is a lovely, tree-lined thoroughfare that meanders through one of Venice, Florida’s most appealing neighborhoods.  This scenic route takes you from the I75 Interstate to State Roads 41 and then 776.  Along the way, you can see a range of properties:  condos, villas and single family homes in well-maintained deed-restricted neighborhoods.  Many of these homes border the golf course and the lakes within Jacaranda.  The community offers the best of Southwest Florida living. The many amenities of the area contribute to a healthy, active life.  At the top of the list would be the golf and tennis facilities. Golf Jacaranda West is a friendly member-owned and operated country club with an 18 hole course.  Although there are homes surrounding the community, you don't need to...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
The Holiday Season is the Perfect Time to Present Your Home Today I meet with homesellers to list their home for sale (Short Sale in Venice FL).  They were concerning about listing their home for sale now and thought that homebuyers would not be interested looking to buy a home during the holidays. I explained to them that is not the case.  Below are a list a reasons why you should list your home for sale now and not wait until the new year to sell your home. People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers! Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you! Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand means less mon...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
There are currently 7 Lakes of Jacaranda home listed for sale.  The highest priced home is currently $380,000 and the lowest priced home listing is $265,000.  There are 5 homes in Lakes of Jacaranda that are currently under contract, the highest listed price is $415,000 and the lowest listed price home is $279,000. Since the beginning of this year 27 homes sold in Lakes of Jacaranda. The highest priced home sold for $385,000 and the lowest priced home sold for $190,000.  One of the homes sold was a Short Sale and 4 of the homes sold were Foreclosures or REOs. What is a Short Sale? A Short Sale is where a lender agrees to accept less than what they are owe in order to facilitate a sale of the defaulted homeowner's property.  Recently the government has made it easier to resolve foreclosu...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
There are currently 154 active Venice FL short sale listings.  The highest prices short sale listing is currently $1,500,000 and the lowest price short sale listing is $39,000.  There are 105 short sales that are currently under contract.               Are you struggle to pay your mortgage payments?  Have you lost your job?  A short sale might help you avoid foreclosure. A short sale is where a lender agrees to accept less than what they are owe in order to facilitate a sale of the defaulted homeowner's property.  Recently the government has made it easier to resolve foreclosure and pre-foreclosure by enacting the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act.  This allows a homeowner in danger of foreclosure to seek a more favorable resolution.  Before starting my career real estate I worked in...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
VOTE NO ON AMENDMENT 4 If Amendment 4 is approved on November 2, it will require all future revisions to city and county growth plans to pass a public vote of at least 60 percent. It is a hugely flawed idea that would stymie growth at a time when Florida is trying to rebound from the recession, and voters should cast their ballots "no." The Washington Economics Group released a study that projects that Amendment 4 will reduce Florida's economic output by $34 billion annually. This would cause the state's economy to permanently collapse. Taxpayers take note - local governments would be required to hold expensive referenda on thousands of amendments yearly, which in the last four years alone would have meant over 10,000 costly elections statewide. The Washington Economic Group also estima...
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By James Bath, REALTOR® , AHWD® , SRES® ,e-PRO®
(Gulf Shores Realty)
Here we have an example of Florida's Finest, a 4 foot Alligator.  I found him sauntering by my Sunday open House in Governor's Green at Plantation Golf and Country Club, in Venice Florida.  One neighbor came out with camera, and the Gator sprinted about 30 yards before playing the "snake" role again.  By the time these off-spring get about this size, old dad sends them away to find their own pond/lake and meet some mates from another family... no in-breeding allowed!  Notice the relative size of the tail to the rest of the animal. Even at this early age, the tail looks to hold several pounds of nice gator steaks.  It is too bad there weren't a few of these "rattlers", among the US Team on the Ryder Cup course in Wales yesterday and today!!!      
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Today I accidentally found a great classic car show on the Island of Venice in Venice FL.  Many classic car owners where there to show off their awesome classic cars.  Below find some pictures I took.  One of my favorites is an old classic tow truck, something unique that you don't get a chance to see very often.  Hope you enjoy the pictures.  
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By James Bath, REALTOR® , AHWD® , SRES® ,e-PRO®
(Gulf Shores Realty)
Not a pretty sight, right?  Inspections have passed, Closing is 7 days away and several floor tiles "Tented-Up" about a 1/4 inch in a laundry room. in Venice Florida!  Worse yet, it seemed, their were no spare tiles in the attic or garage, Yikes!  Well, all was not lost as I had experienced this once before when a dozen tiles "tented" right down the kitchen floor. Here is the WHY.  Photo on left shows the cleaned up area beneath 4 full and a couple of partial tiles... the whole area had paint beneath that was wiped up with a damp cloth, and 95% of the Thin-Set (mortar) that is suppose to bond the tile to the concrete slab came up WITH the tile, as is shown close up in the other photo.  You can't see the mortar on the turned over tile piece because it is covered with the paint that was ...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined.This is exciting progress, but there are still women who do not take advantage of early detection at all and others who do not get screening mammograms and clinical breast exams at regular intervals. Women age 65 and older are less likely to get mammograms than younger women, even though breast cancer risk increases with age. Hispanic women have fewer mammograms than Caucasian women and African American women. Women below poverty level are less likely than women at higher incomes to have had a mammogram within the past two years. Mammography use has increased for all groups except American I...
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By James Bath, REALTOR® , AHWD® , SRES® ,e-PRO®
(Gulf Shores Realty)
  Today we heard that Tropical Storm Nicole was predicted to go up the East Coast of Florida and pretty much proceed up the East coast of the USA.  But here is what appeared in our sky at 7:00 PM.  Yes, it probably was influenced by "Nicole".  Whenever tropical disturbances happen on our other side we get rain, winds and textured skies on the West Coast.  Still this surprised me as I was enjoying the backyard pool (with no wind or rain), quickly grabbed the camera and drove a mile to a clearing.  Texture makes for great sunsets.  This one is both ominous and foretelling of an event we don't see but once in a while.
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By James Bath, REALTOR® , AHWD® , SRES® ,e-PRO®
(Gulf Shores Realty)
Buenos Dias my AR friends! Yes, We Have Sunrises, too, in VENICE FLORIDA! Sometimes going out for the newspaper with camera in hand, isn't such a bad idea.  But, when you grab a ladder for a better view, and along come some of the Dog Walking neighbors as you are 5 feet in the air at day break... you have a little explaining to do!!! LIFE IS GREAT! Jim-In-Paradise
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
736 properties currently available for sale over $1,000,000 with average days on market of 330 days 481 properties listed between $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 141 properties listed between $2,000,000 - $2,999,999 51 properties listed between $3,000,000 - $3,999,999 21 properties listed between $4,000,000 - $4,999,999 12 properties listed between $5,000,000 - $5,999,999 27 properties listed between $6,000,000 - $12,000,000 Highest listed property, $12,000,000 Median listed property $1,657,500 Short sales - 22 properties Foreclosure - 3 properties 46 new properties were listed for sale over $1,000,000 30 new properties listed between $1,000,000 - $1,999,999 10 new properties listed between $2,000,000 - $2,999,999 3 new properties listed between $3,000,000 - $3,999,999 0 new properties listed ...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
This weekend my father took me boating up the Myakka River from North Port FL to Venice FL.  We had a great lunch at a famous Venice FL landmark, Snook Haven.  I snapped this snot with my Blackberry of the Myakka River along the way to Snook Haven. The Myakka River is so beautiful, I just wanted to share.
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Developed in the late 1960's through early 1980s, Jacaranda West community in Venice FL is surrounded by two 18 hole championship golf courses that have recently been renovated with redesign by Chip Powell. Jacaranda's many amenties include active clubhouse, tennis, fabulous dining and is located close to Downtown Venice and their sandy gulf beaches.  Membership is not a mandatory requirement to live in Jacaranda West. As of March 10, 2011 there are 13 Jacaranda West homes  for sale in Venice FL (this does not include homes that are for sale by owner).  The highest priced listing is currently $298,500 and the lowest priced home listing is $85,000 and one of the homes listed for sale is a Short Sales.  There are 8 homes in Jacaranda West currently under contract, one of which is a Short ...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Naturally inviting. That's Sawgrass - one of Venice FL premier gated golf community. Sawgrass offers 27 holes of golf and is home to 54 acres of lakes and natural preserves that border it is generous homesites.  This community is resident owned with low association fees. Neither Community Development District (C.D.D.) nor Special Tax District fees are attached to home ownership in Sawgrass.  Neal Builders recently bought remaining 80 residential lots and you can get a new home with them starting at $274,990. Located just minutes from downtown Venice, Venice Airport, great schools and beautiful sandy gulf beaches.  Conveniently located close to highway I-75. Search right here for homes for sale in Sawgrass of Venice FL.  If you have any questions about any of the homes you see please giv...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Consistently recognized as the best Golf and Country Club community in Venice FL, Pelican Pointe is regarded as one of the premier golf communities in southwest Florida.  Located in the heart of Southwest Florida's Gulf Coast and only moments from the sandy gulf beaches of Venice FL and Sarasota FL, you will discover everything is just minutes away including cultural activities, extensive shopping and dining. The Club is a hidden jewel with easy access to larger markets. Search right here for homes for sale in Pelican Pointe Golf & Country Club.  If you have any questions about any of the homes you see please give me a call.  I am happy to help.  
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
I took this photo of Venice FL beaches from the South Jetties in Venice FL.  When I got home I and put the memory card in my computer I was surprised to find out that I captured a dolphin in the backgroud.  If I intentionally tried to get that photo I would have missed this. 
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