Venice, FL Real Estate News

By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Venice, Florida is one of the most beautiful communities in Florida and is located directly on the Gulf of Mexico.  Venice is a very popular place to live for retired seniors and families.  Venice FL is known for its beautiful beaches, scenic parks, quaint downtown shopping and its lovely boulevard shaded by giant live oaks that extend from downtown to the Venice Beaches.  Venice is also know as the "Sharks Tooth Capitlal of the World" and is the best location to find prehistoric sharks teeth and other treasures on their beautiful Florida beaches.  In addition to the lovely beach, a central park along Venice's main street, Venice Avenue, is the site of concerts, arts and craft shows, and various special events. Venice Municipal Airport is 2 miles away from downtown Venice and sits nearb...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
This morning I took some great photos of my home town, Venice Florida.  These are some of my favorite places to visit in Venice.  If you have any quesitons about buying or selling a home in Venice give me a call I am happy to answer any questions you may have.  This is Main Street in downtown Venice Florida.    Gazebo in Centenial Park, downtown Venice Florida.  There are many concerts played here enjoyed by young and old. One of many of our beautiful Banyan Trees in Venice Florida. South Jetties in Venice Florida.  I did not realize that I got a shot of a dolphin in the background until I got home to view the photos!  The Venice Fishing Pier.  My 11 year old son has caught many fish here and one time he caught a small Bonnet Head Shark!  Caspersons Beach.  This unspoiled beach is one o...
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
Venice single family homes# of listings in Venice= 819 active listings# of listings sold from Mar 22-Apr 22: 79# of listings sold from Feb 22-Mar 22: 69# of listings sold from Jan 22-Feb 22: 67# of listings sold from Dec 22-Jan 22: 54# of listings sold from Nov 22-Dec 22: 67# of listings sold from Oct 22-Nov 22: 63399 single family homes sold in the last six months in Venice. Average number of homes sold per month over the last 6 months in Venice: 67 homes#sold (67 homes) X 12 (months) = 804divide 804 by 52 weeks= 16 units per weekIf 16 units sell each week divide that number into the number of active listings 16 divided by 819 = 51 weeks is the absorption rate or about a years worth of inventory in Venice.Venice condos and townhomes# of listings in Venice= 461 active listings# of listi...
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
Venice:Venice's average listing price for the last 6 months $195,061-Average selling price for the last six months is $176,486: Average list price Mar 22-Apr 22 was $205,421 and the average selling price was $185,473. Average size home was 1514 sq ft under air.Average list price Feb 22-Mar 22 was $193,075 and the average selling price was $176,007. Average size home selling is 1508 sq ft under air. Average list price Jan 22-Feb 22 was $169,828 and the average selling price was $151,343. Average size home selling was 1465 under air.Average list price Dec 22-Jan 22 was $200,346 and average selling price was $180,700. Average size home selling was 1576 sq ft under air.Average list price Nov 22-Dec 22 was $212,159 and average selling price was $192,960. Average size home selling was 1569 sq...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
 I found this great tip on the DailyGreen.com and wanted to pass it on.    Cut down on waste, as well as toxic chemicals in the environment, by using a reusable mug at home, in the office and on the go, instead of opting for single-use containers for coffee, tea and other beverages.  Become a "Mug Activist."    If you buy your daily cup of coffee in a disposable container, you are generating about 22.75 pounds of waste per year. Across the country, 25 billion polystyrene (commonly known as Styrofoam) cups are thrown away every year, according to the EPA. That's troubling, because polystyrene takes hundreds of years to break down, and is made of nonrenewable petroleum. Scientists have also discovered carcinogenic compounds leaching out of polystyrene, possibly even into your hot drink! C...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Not many people are aware that the My Safe Florida Home Program for Florida homeowners with a single family detached home helps homeowners save money on their wind insurance premiums.  Florida’s Chief Financial Officer is lobbying to get the Florida Legislature to continue the funding for this successful program.  Currently over 35,000 grants have been awarded to qualified homeowners and over 400,000 free wind inspections have been provided.  Although the program is no longer offering free wind inspections or grants, homeowners may not be aware that they can pay for their own wind inspection.  Your wind inspection report will give you an estimate of the discounts you may receive on the wind-portion of your homeowner’s insurance premium.  Savings will vary depending on the structure and ...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
  Recommending this tip to your sellers will also help in the marketing of their home and attract potential buyers.     Going Healthy Sells There are many people with allergies, asthma, chemical sensitivities and so on who consider top indoor air quality a necessity. Choosing green flooring not only helps the environment but can help sellers market their home and attract potential buyers. Old carpets can be a real turnoff, and can emit allergens and toxins. Exposing any hidden hardwood floors is a good way to bring out your home's beauty and value.  If this is not an option for you, consider the many available eco-friendly flooring choices because they are made from recycled or easily replenishable materials.  Some good choices are eco-friendly carpet, recylced hardwoods, reclaimed har...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Did you recently move to the sunny state of Florida?  If so, please do not forget to file for your Homestead Tax Exemption by March 1, 2009.  All you have to do is visit your local Property Appraiser's office to file for your exemption.  All applications for Homestead Exemption must be made between January 1st through March 1st of the tax year, if you miss the deadline or you will have to wait to apply for the Homestead Exemption the following year.   What is the Florida Homestead Exemption?  Any person who has legal or equitable title to real property in the state of Florida, and who is a legal and full time resident of the State of Florida is eligible to receive an exemption up to $50,000.  The first $25,000 applies to all property taxes and the additional $25,000 applies to any asse...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
  Recommending this tip to your sellers will also help in the marketing of their home and attract potential buyers.     Going Healthy Sells There are many people with allergies, asthma, chemical sensitivities and so on who consider top indoor air quality a necessity.  In addition, more and more people are interested in cutting down on their exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOC's).  So putting on a fresh coat of the new and now widely available "low-VOC" paints is a great idea.  Sellers this will also help in marketing your home and  attract potential buyers.   Contact Kari A. Battaglia, licensed Realtor® in Venice Florida at 941-270-1851 to list your property for sale or to help you in your search for property in the Venice FL area, which include Venice Florida, Englewood Florid...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
  Recommending this tip to your sellers will also help in the marketing of their home and attract potential buyers.      Audit Your Energy With the ever rising cost of energy and the current state of our economy, it make sense to do all that you can to save money.  Recommending to you sellers to invest in an energy audit.  It is easier to save energy when you know exactly how much and where you are using it.  Call your local energy company to see if they offer any programs to educate consumers on energy consumption and ways to save money on your energy bill.  Our local energy company, Florida Power & Light (FPL) can help you find smart ways to save money on your home's energy bill.  Homeowners typically save on average of 25% on their energy bill.  You just need a general idea about yo...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
I just noticed that I surpassed 20,000 points! Wow that is awesome.  It has been six months since I joined Active Rain back in August 2008.  Last August I had my own small brokerage and worked with my husband in his real estate endeavours.  At night I would surf the internet to try to find ways to promote my husband's properties and that is when I found Active Rain.  I joined and nervously wrote my first post in the Active Rain Newbie's group.  To my amazement I received a comment on my first post!  I was so excited.  By the next morning I had a gold star next to my post!  I was even more excited. I loved reading the posts and hearing how much Realtors enjoyed helping their customers.  This ultimately helped me decide that it was time to become an agent and help the public with all thei...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Are the Venice Florida real estate Englewood Florida real estate markets getting any better?  If you look at the statistics as compared to 15 months ago, October 2007; YES it is getting better but home values are still declining.  The inventory is still down (not as many homes available for sale) and the amount of homes sold and that were under contract has increased.  The number of homes for sale in the Venice FL and Englewood FL markets combined as compared to 15 months ago has dropped 17.4%.  Homes that have sold (closed) have increased 88.1% and homes under contract (pending) are up 69.6%. The average days on the market (DOM) has dropped from 137 to 123 and list to sales price ratio although has fluctuated over the past 15 months is at 90%, down 1.1%, which means that the average ho...
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By Sean Allen, International Financing Solutions
(International Financing Solutions )
Hello folks, I decided to spend my New years day visiting one of Florida's beaches which I have not been to in some time. A huge benefit we have by living in Florida is that there is never a "lack of" plenty of beaches to visit for a bit of variety. Thursday morning I woke up bright and early and headed out to Casperson beach in Sarasota County. Casperson Beach is also considered one of the beaches of Venice, Florida. An interesting aspect of the beaches in Sarasota (Venice Florida) is the abundance of sharks teeth which you can find on the beaches. Casperson beach is considered by many people to be a particularly good beach for finding the teeth and if you hit it at the right time, usually is not crowded. Some of the better areas to find the teeth is around the rocks and at the low tid...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
A home inspections are different then appraisals.  Home inspections are for buyers and appraisals are for lenders.  A home inspection will provide the buyer with detailed information about the condition of the property before the closing.  You should always employ a qualified home inspector, one who is certified by the National Association of Certified Home Inspectors.  The home inspector will evaluate the condition, structure and mechanical systems of the home looking for any major defects (such as structural damage) and alert you to any safety hazards that may exist.  You will also be provided with a written report, photographs and a checklist of items that will need to be addressed.  An appraisal are for lenders and are required to several reasons; to estimate the market value of the...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Favorite Inspriational Quotes   "Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude."Thomas Jefferson  
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By Edie Lomason, BA, ABR
(Michael Saunders & Company)
j This is a Black Drum caught off my dock on Robert's Bay.  They are delicious eating.  This week we also caught some Red Fish and Snook.  We clean the fish and cook them in a huge cast iron skillet over the gas grill outside with lots of blackened redfish seasoning and butter.  A side of roasted red garlic potatoes and tossed salad - yummy!  Come to Venice and fish off the Jetty's or any public park.  By the way our beaches are all public parks - with free parking and plenty of it.     
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
A home is typically the biggest investment most people will make in their lifetime.  In these challenging times and unexpected repair or replacement cost can be difficult to manage and trying to find the right professional to fix your problem can be stressful.  Having a home protection plan won't stop your appliances from breaking down but will help cover some or all of the costs of covered repairs and replacements. Some of the items that a home protection plan may cover are plumbing, water heater, electrical, pool and spa equipment, air conditioning, and appliances.  How much money do you think it would cost to repair your air conditioner should it break down?  Depending on the problem, it could range in the thousands of dollars. There are many different home protection plans available...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Finding and purchasing a home that will meet your needs, now and in the years to come, is a significant and often stressful time. My goal is to make this transition as smooth as possible. Here are some tips that you may follow to help make the search for finding your dream home seamless. Before you start looking for a home, you should ask yourself a few questions: Where do you want to live? Do you want to be near schools, shopping or work? What kind of house would you like (need)? Are you looking for a particular style such as single family home, condo or luxury home? How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you want? Do you want a yard? How much house can you afford? Have you consulted a Realtor or mortgage lender to determine the size of the mortgage you would qualify for?  It is extremely ...
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By Edie Lomason, BA, ABR
(Michael Saunders & Company)
I can't think of a better place to live.  You can walk or bike to the beach or adorable downtown area from most any condo or home on the island.  Condo prices start at under $100,000 and go over $1,000,000.  Homes begin in the low $200,000s up to $4,000,000.  Since Venice Island has 3 bridges to get off and on we don't suffer the traffic jams that other islands and keys in the area have.  The following are the amenities we have on the island: 1. Gulf Beaches, including a designated dog beach 2. Shops and restaurants, including a beachfront restaurant with fishing pier called Sharky's 3.  Venice Yach Club - low summer rates 4.  Library, art center, community center, theatre, symphony 5.  Boating, kayaking, canoeing, skiing, snorkeling, diving, all water sports 6.  Free yoga on the beach ...
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By Kari Battaglia, PA, Love Where You Live
(Veterans Realty Inc)
Steve Wooster, Chairman of the Green Real Estate Alliance of Sarasota Florida offered me this great "Green Marketing" tip:  Celebrate Arbor Day and join the 4th Grader Foresters Program.  Arbor Day is the third Friday of January for Florida, January 19th.  Every state celebrates Arbor Day on a different date.  To check the day your state celebrates Arbor Day visit www.arborday.org.  The project is a simple and inexpensive way for you to sponsor the 4th grade students at your local elementary school in your community.  Sponsors can attach a their business card to each tree and sponsorship can be announced in press releases to local media.  This is the best feel good marketing you can ever do. This project will help revitalize observation of Arbor in our schools and to send every fourth g...
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