Sarasota County has come out with new flood zone maps that have everyone talking. Take a look at how the new preliminary flood zones affect the South Venice area: South Venice FL flood map The darker green shows the existing FEMA AE zone, and the lighter green shade shows the preliminary changes to the 2016 AE flood zone. If your home was re-zoned into a high risk area, there are steps you can take to mitigate flood insurance costs. Take a look at Sarasota County's new flood zone mapping tool: http://ags2.scgov.net/sarcoflood Please visit my website to learn more about flood insurance in Venice.
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.
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