Where to watch the sunset in Venice FL

img_1757Some of my favorite spots to watch the sunset include:

Any part of the 14 plus miles of sandy public beaches on Venice Island

Fins at Sharky’s on the Pier  700 Feet of fishing pier

South or North Jetties that connect the intracoastal waterway to the Gulf

The 10th Green at Venetian Golf and River Club

Evening picnic on the Service Club Beach Boardwalk

Let Mark Cummings help you find your favorite spot 941-408-5326

Cost to own at Venetian Golf and River Club

One of the questions that is asked by clients the most:
What are my expenses to own a home in Florida? Florida offers communities that are not as common in up North. The most used terms and names of communities are HOA’s, CDD’s, Condo Associations, PUD’s, Maintenance Free, Gated, Attached villas and Detached villas. This becomes very confusing for many clients.

The best way for me to explain would be to use examples of communities.

Here is an example using Venetian Golf and River Club Grand Villa Series.

Venetian Golf and River Club Grand Villas
HOA Fee $736
Includes Guard gated access, security patrol, irrigation, basic cable

Sub Association Fee $1,700
Includes Lawn Care and Irrigation

Venetian CDD $3,427
Common Maintenance, Sidewalk and Road Repair, Area Lakes, Entry Feature and Street Lighting. River Club, Fitness pools and Restaurant, Amenity and Expense Fee

Millage Rate for taxes 1.65%

For a $300,000 home for example your taxes would be approximately $4,000 plus CDD.
Add all of this together about: $9,900.00 “$825 per month”

For more details, give Mark a call at 941-408-5326

Monthly Cost to own a home at Islandwalk at West Villages

One of the questions that is asked by clients the most:

What are my expenses to own a home in Florida?  Florida offers communities that are not as common in up North.  The most used terms and names of communities are HOA’s, CDD’s, Condo Associations, PUD’s, Maintenance Free, Gated, Attached villas and Detached villas.  This becomes very confusing for many clients.  The best way for me to explain would be to use examples of communities.  

Here is an example using Islandwalk at West Villages:

Home Owners Association Fee $3,400
Includes Lawn care, irrigation, basic cable, Guard Gate, Maintenance of Lakes, Access to Club area, fitness and pools.

Community Development District Fee $633.00 per year

Mil Rate for taxes 1.62%
For a $300,000 home your taxes would be $4,000 plus CDD
Add all of this together about: $7,250 per year “$605 per month”

Give Mark a Call at 941-408-5326 with any questions.

This will adjust based on the size of lot, price of home and should only be used as an example.

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May 2012 Venice FL Sold Data

May 2012 Sold data for Venice Florida.   There were 240 Units sold last month vs 173 in May 2011 and 223 way back in May 2004.  The chart for units sold for the first 5 months of 2005 and 2012 are almost identical.  To date there have been more units sold in the first 5 months of 2012 than for any other year…ever in Venice Fl.   To give you an idea of how different are market is today, it took until November to hit the 1,000 unit sold mark back in 2006, we have already eclipsed this mark in May 2012.  Venice hasn’t ever sold 1,000 units before June, until 2012.
Average Sale Price for May is down by a very small amount, now at $188,702.  Active properties is off again as well, the lowest in my memory at 781 active units as of today.  There are 395 pending properties at this time…this is a very low number.
If you were waiting for the bottom you have missed it…however there is still time to get into this market before inventory levels shrink any further.  Give Me a call at 941-408-5326 I’d be glad to talk with you about your real estate needs.