Showing posts from April, 2016

Neighborhood Focus: Bella Costa Condos in Venice FL

Bella Costa should be on your short list if you are looking for a waterfront Venice FL condo.

Bella Costa certainly lives up it it's name "beautiful coast".  The popular condo complex has 164 units, spread over seven, three story buildings, many with direct waterfront views of the Intracoastal Waterway as it opens into Roberts Bay.  For boaters, Bella Costa has deeded boat docks for some of the units.  For other owners, dock space may be rented from individual owners.

Bella Costa has elevators in all buildings, enclosed lanais, and covered carport parking, with a large community pool and clubhouse and a park-like waterfront setting.  All units are 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, with 1013 to 1085 square feet of living space.  Bella Costa is pet friendly, with one small cat 16-35 lbs. allowed only.  Dogs must be service dogs.

Prices in Bella Costa have not yet recovered from the highs of the real estate market in 2006.  Values depend greatly on condition, floor of building, and …

Neighborhood Focus: South Venice

South Venice is a eclectic neighborhood that deserves a look if you are considering real estate in Venice FL.

South Venice has an optional HOA, and optional access to the South Venice Ferry, which transports residents from the mainland to an unspoiled stretch of Caspersen Beach.

South Venice is 100% single family homes, predominately 2 or 3 bedrooms and 1 or 2 baths.  Lot sizes range from 8,000 to 12,000 square feet.  Most of the homes in South Venice have private septic and well water.
Home prices in South Venice are rising with the continued improvement in our local real estate market, but have not yet returned to 2006 levels.

Learn more about South Venice, view current homes for sale, download a free demographic report, and get email updates for the latest South Venice real estate on my website,

Selling Your Sarasota or Venice FL Real Estate

If you're thinking of selling your Sarasota or Venice real estate, take advantage of the tools I provide for you to stay abreast of the latest sales in your neighborhood.

Get just sold real estate updates from the MLS by email.  Click here to sign up.

You can also get a more detailed market report for your neighborhood or condo which provides statistics, distressed sales, and recent sales.  Click here to get your report.
Please contact me if you have any questions or want to get your Sarasota and Venice property listed for sale today.

Construction Progress at Villages of Milano in Venice

Things are moving quickly at Villages of Milano in Venice.

The first picture of the clubhouse was taken at the Realtor Grand Opening back in December 2015.  The second picture was taken on April 15 and shows the progress made since then.  It looks like the clubhouse will be open in a couple of months.

As your Venice new homes specialist, I'm staying on top of all the latest news from our new home communities.  Learn more about Villages of Milano here on my website, and contact me for a tour.

Neighborhood Focus: Venice Gardens

Venice Gardens is well-known to locals and to real estate investors.  The neighborhood is centrally located just minutes to beaches and amenities.  Many Venice Gardens homes have water frontage on the chain of lakes, popular with kayakers.

A typical Venice Gardens home is either 2 or 3 bedrooms, with a one car attached garage and concrete block construction.

Venice Gardens has an optional homeowners association, which provides access to the community pool.

Venice Gardens has seen healthy appreciation in the past couple of years.  Real estate investors have done particularly well since the "bones" of a Venice Gardens home have what many of today's home buyers are looking for.

You can read my analysis of a Venice Gardens "flip", view Venice Gardens homes for sale on my website, and contact me for a tour.

Neighborhood Focus: Amora in Venice FL

Amora is a small enclave of 21 single family homes on Venice Island in Venice

Homes in Amora do not come on the market often.  In the last 4 years, only four homes have sold in the MLS.

Amora was built by local builder Caithness Construction, which has an excellent reputation for quality.  Homes are 1698 to 2041 square feet under air,with 2 or 3 bedrooms.  A unique feature of Amora is their private courtyard or private pool.  

Amora does not have a community pool or clubhouse, which keeps HOA fees low at only $325 per quarter, which includes grounds maintenance.
You can click here to view current homes for sale in Amora.  Please contact me for a tour of available homes.

Sarasota County Real Estate Market Trends

I've just updated my website with 2015 median sale price data for single family and condos in Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties.

Take a look at accurate data straight from the MLS for what's happening in our local real estate market: click here to view.

Remember that #AccuracyMatters.  Zillow and Trulia are not the MLS and they do not have all listing data.

If you are thinking of selling your Sarasota or Venice real estate as prices approach 2005 levels, please contact me for a consultation.