One of the common questions we get in Venice FL real estate is if concrete block homes are really better than wood frame homes. I myself was surprised when I first moved to Florida to find that concrete block was prevalent. Where I come from, it was the garage that was built out of concrete block, but not the homes themselves. I encounter many buyers from up north with the same reaction. The pros for concrete block homes in Florida are: Concrete block is stronger than wood frame, in the case of a major storm or flood; Better insulating properties and lower utility costs; Improved sound deadening properties; Lower insurance costs; Lower long term maintenance costs; Higher apparent demand among the buying public. Concrete block homes are more termite resistant, but are not fully termite proof. Most concrete block homes have wood roof trusses and interior wall studs. Home buyers should also be aware that two story homes may be listed for sale described as a c
Are there homes in Palmer Ranch the same distance to a beach, as a home located east of I-75? Yes, they do exist. You'll be surprised to know that both Toscana Isles and Willow Chase are almost the exact same distance to Nokomis Beach . Palmer Ranch to Siesta Key beach: 7.3 miles Toscana Isles to Nokomis Beach: 7.1 miles Take the estimated travel times by Google with a grain of salt. If you've ever tried to get to Siesta Key beach in season, the travel time from Tamimi Trail over Stickney Point Bridge can take up to 30 minutes. Contact me for expert local market knowledge to help you select a home with the features and lifestyle that matter to you.
It's been a while since I've provided an update on Zillow's inaccuracy when it comes to real estate in Venice FL. Today I pulled screen shots of Zillow's map of Venice FL homes for sale. According to the map, 1254 homes are for sale (including villas, condos, townhomes, and single family homes.). However, on the same page under "Venice Real Estate Facts", it says 1184 homes are for sale. Zillow contradicts itself: Zillow map of 1254 homes for sale in Venice FL on January 20, 2020 Hey Zillow, are there 1254 for 1189 homes for sale in Venice FL on Jan 20, 2020? In the screen shot above, Zillow says the median home value in Venice FL is $235,900. According to our MLS for 2019 below, the median home value is actually $265,000. According to our MLS, the Venice FL 2019 median home value is $265,000. Folks, Zillow is not a credible real estate website. They sell your information to real estate agents who can't figure out how to