Venice, FL Real Estate News

By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
    USA, Independence Day   As we celebrate the signing of the DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE ON THIS JULY 4, 2014, we are reminded of the famous 56 men that signed the DECLARATION in 1776.         Initially adopted by Congress on July 2, 1776, but revised and the final version was adopted and signed two days later – July Fourth.   USA, Independence Day – here are some interesting facts about this famous day.   The average age of the signers was 45   The oldest was Benjamin Franklin at 70 while Edward Rutledge was the youngest at 26   In July of 1776 the population was about 2.5 million   According to the year 2013, the U.S population was estimated at 316.2 million   U.S. Presidents John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe died on July 4, 1826. Adams and Jefferson died within hours of...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
    Just Sold 3 Bedroom Villa for Sale in Heron Lakes, Venice FL   This beautiful move in ready 3 Bedroom Villa for Sale in Heron Lakes, Venice FL was just sold by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty   Search current inventory of 3 bedroom Villas for Sale in Heron Lakes. This Villa address is 3013 Seawind Circle, Venice FL 34293           Sold 3 Bedroom Heron Lakes Villa   The sellers were very happy, satisfied and moved on with their life up north so that they may spend more time with their grandchildren to attend and enjoy watching their ball games.   The investor buyers purchased this pet friendly maintenance free villa for their son to stay; his work place is a short distance away from the community. He can relax and enjoy all the amenities: a heated pool & spa, shower room, locker, fit...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
    Water Quality Tests plus Septic Tank Inspection for Loan Approval?   Water quality tests plus septic tank inspection are required for loan approval if properties are located in rural areas that do not have public utilities, (which means that their source of water is from a well, and septic tank for their human waste).     The following are the general rules on existing properties for sale with well water and septic tanks.         Well Water Quality Tests for Loan Approval   Conventional Loans - water test is necessary only when the appraiser makes note of a possible issue or the underwriter requires it.  However if the property has a well and it has been vacant for several months, the underwriter may call for a water quality test.   FHA Loans - water test is necessary only when the ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Magnolia, Tree with White Flowers   Magnolia (common name) Magnolia grandiflora (scientific name) It is common to see this large tree with white flowers in Florida - the magnolia. This evergreen is a hardy tree and may grow up to 100 feet tall and spread out to about 50 feet wide.   I found these trees when I showed properties at  South Venice FL and Venice Isle Venice FL 55 Plus Active Adult Community in Venice FL .         Magnolia – List of Characteristics   The Magnolia tree has glossy leaves, and because of the tree size it is good for shade in your back yard, on the street and in the park. It starts to bloom in May followed by cones bearing red seeds in October. It produces large beautiful white flowers with fragrance, which attracts bees and insects for pollination. The red see...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
    Venice FL, Real Estate Market Report – May 2014   In May 2014 the real estate market remains strong in Venice Florida. Check out the report provided courtesy of Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty, a local independent real estate company in town.   Search Single Family Homes for sale in Venice FL       Single Family Home – May 2014 Market Report   164 Listed with an average listing price of $235,070 139 went under contract with an average pending price of $224,066 154 sold with an average sold price of $221,952 Highest sold price of $877,000 – home with 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom, 4 car garage, 4472 square feet living area Lowest sold price of $47,200 – home with 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 728 square feet living area   Average days on market 66 Average sold price to list price ratio 95% Average ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  12 Important Things Sellers Must Do After Closing on a Home   Selling a home and moving into a new home is stressful at times, even if your family members, friends and your REALTOR® or hired people help you to pack and clean.   The following are 12 important things sellers must remember to do after closing on a home.    1.     Utilities Companies – contact your electric, water and gas companies to close your accounts and disconnect the services, so that they will  have your  final reading of the usage for  payments  as well as to refund your deposits.     2.     Cable & internet service – to remove your modem or the box to the cable company to avoid un-returned box charges.   3.     Air condition service - if you have a maintenance service contract ask them if it is transferable, othe...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Sold -4 Bedroom House for sale, East Gate, Venice FL     This 4 bedroom house for sale in East Gate, Venice FL was sold by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty.         The sellers were excited and started a new chapter of their lives. They are downsizing and have to adjust to a new environment.     The buyers are investors from Switzerland who plan to retire in Venice Florida. They will enjoy this large beautiful home with 3 bathrooms, 2 car garage and a pool that backs up to a creek with a dock. It is located within the Venice City limits.   Across from the house is East Gate Park. Beaches, downtown, Legacy Trail, restaurants, shopping are minutes away.      
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Frangipani (Plumeria), Beautiful Flowers with Fragrance   Frangipani (common name) Plumeria (scientific name) Frangipani is native to tropical and sub-tropical climates around the world. Like many other flowers, Frangipani is a beautiful flower which has many different colors with different fragrances.     Kind of Frangipani and Uses of Beautiful Flowers   Plumeria alba has white color with more yellow in the middle. It is a national flower of Laos and Nicaragua. Plumeria obtuse has white color with less yellow in the middle Plumeria pudica has pink color with some yellow in the middle Plumeria rubra has dark pink color with some yellow in the middle The flower has five petal flowers about 2 – 3 inches long and grow in a cluster at the end of the branches. It is great for a bouquet. In ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Sold – Maintenance Free Condo for Sale in Heron Lakes, Venice FL   This beautifully updated 2 bedroom 2 bathroom maintenance free condo for sale in Heron Lakes, Venice FL was sold by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty.     Heron Lakes is a stable community. It is pet friendly and without age restriction.  To see what is available for sale here.   Condo for sale – Foreign Sellers   Foreign sellers of U.S.  Real property is subject to Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA). Section 1445 of the Internal Revenue Code requires the buyer of the real property must withhold 10% of the amount realized by the seller on the transfer and remit the withheld amount to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). However, no withholding is required if the buyer purchases a U.S. real property inter...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Pool Safety Tips to Save Lives   The weather is hot, and it feels like summer is here.  The pool looks inviting for children and adults to jump in and cool off. To avoid a tragedy from happening to your children, follow the pool safety tips and save lives.     Pool Safety Tips   1.     Always watch your child and never leave a child unattended around a pool or a spa. 2.     Install a minimum four feet tall fence or pool- barrier around the pool, spa or portable pool. It will prevent a child from getting over, under or through and keep the child from gaining access to the pool when no adults are around. 3.     Gate should be opened out from the pool and self- closing or self-latching. When a child pushes the gate to enter the pool area, the gate will be closed and latched so they will ha...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend, Venice FL   We remember to honor and thank those men and women who have made, and continue to make sacrifices for our freedom. The following are things to do on Memorial Day Weekend in Venice Florida.     Memorial Day Weekend Events – Venice FL   Friday Nite Live   When: May 23, 2014 Friday Time: 7:00pm Where: Centennial Park, 200 block West Venice Av. Venice FL 34286 Tickets: FREE Who: All are welcome including your pet Sponsor: Venice MainStreet This concert is performed by Larry & Taylor. Remember to bring your lawn chair or blanket for your comfort to enjoy the open air free music.     Venice Brew Bash   When: May 24, 2014 Saturday Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm Where:  200 block of Miami Ave. Venice DFL 34285 Tickets: $30 in advance; $35 on day of eve...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
   Air Potato- Invasive Species   Air potato Dioscorea bulbifera L. This invasive species is native to Africa and Asia and is a quick growing vine that will choke the local plants and trees up to 70 feet high or more. It can be poisonous. While it dies back in the winter, it can sprout in spring from left-over bulbils and underground tubers.                                             Invasive Species - Related Post:   Australian-pine – Invasive Species           Looking to buy, sell or invest?  Please remember to call me at 941-716-3090
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Venice FL, Real Estate Market Report – April 2014   All the numbers were up for the April 2014 real estate market report in Venice Florida. From the new listings, properties sold and property sold prices. This great news is provided by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty.   Data for Single Family Homes only   Venice FL, April 2014 Market Report   There were 174 single family homes listed for sale; up 40 from 134 in March 2014. 20 properties were REO/bank owned; up 2 from 18 in March 2014. 8 properties were short sale; up 3 from 5 in March 2014. 146 properties were standard sale; up 34 from 112 in March 2014.    REO/Bank owned Market Report - April 2014   15 REO/bank owned properties went under contract with prices from $66,900 to $349,900. 14 properties were sold in April 2014; down 8 fro...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Road Hogs   This picture was taken on River Road south of Venice Florida at about two o’clock in the afternoon on my way to a showing appointment. It reminds us that it is not just the traffic we have to be cautious of while you are driving on a busy road.  
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
AACT and Venice Theatre Present AACT World Fest 2014, Venice FL, USA   Come to Venice Florida and join the worldwide theatre conference-   “AACT World Fest 2014” presented by AACT (American Association of Community Theatre) and Venice Theatre. Top theatre performance troupes come from 17 countries.     When:  June 16 - 21, 2014 (Monday – Saturday) Where: Venice Theatre, 140 W Tampa Ave. Venice Florida 34285 Who: Everyone and Anyone Tickets: call Lori Chase at 941-488-1115 extension 271 or email: lorichase@venicetheatre.net for more information   AACT Participating Troupes from 17 Countries   Country Show Name Argentina Our Daily Bread Armenia The Winged Australia The Servant of 2 Masters Bangladesh Kanjush (The Miser) Canada Babel Rap China The Mouse’s Daughter’s Wedding Denmark Pop Geo...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Venetia Venice FL – Gated Community   Venetia in Venice Florida is a beautiful gated community conveniently located on Jacaranda Blvd and Woodmere Blvd off of US 41. It welcomes you with peaceful and relaxing waterfalls, and trees at both entrances.  It’s also adjacent to Wal-Mart, Books a Million, Bob Evens Restaurant and more. Click here to see the current homes for sale in Venetia Venice FL.     This lovely popular gated community was developed on 279 acres from 1998 to 2006 in five phases by Venetian Development Inc. and Fourth Quarter Properties.  This deed restricted community was subdivided into four Associations under the master association of Venetia Community Association with quarterly fees of $390.              Amenities from Master Association in Venetia Venice FL Basketball...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Car Show, Senior Friendship Center – Venice FL        Looking for things to do Saturday morning on May 17, 2014? Come, join the crowd, enjoy, relax and attend the car show with family and friends at Senior Friendship Center at 2350 Scenic Drive, Venice FL 34293.     Free Car Show   All are welcome to this free event on Saturday morning from 9:30am to 1:00pm. See beautiful antique classic cars on display and ask the proud owners for car maintenance tips, how to find a good buy, or other questions on their collections.  There will be free entertainment – music and dance, and vendors for hot dogs on the grill, healthy popcorn snacks and delicious ice cream for dessert. Besides antique cars, you can also enjoy the peaceful park setting, sit under the trees and see the panoramic view of boat...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Venetia, Venice FL – Real Estate Market Report, 1st Quarter 2014   Venetia is a gated community in Venice FL.  The 1st quarter 2014 real estate market report indicates home prices are going up and the inventory is low. Find homes for sale in Venetia here     Data for single family homes   Active & Pending – 1st Quarter 2014 Market Report   There are 13 homes listed for sale. Home prices range from $299,500 to $499,000. Homes have 2 to 4 bedrooms, 2 to 3 and half bathroom, 2 to 3 car garage with living area range from 1862 to 2931 square feet. Currently there are 7 homes pending for closing, and their prices range from $250,000 to $489,000    Sold – 1st Quarter 2014 Market Report   6 homes were sold in the 1st quarter. The highest sold price was $425,000; a home built in 2004 with 4 bedr...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
    Happy Easter, 2014  -  Around the World   Wishing all my friends, readers from around the world, staff members of Activerain and their families to have a Happy Easter 2014!  Jesus is Alive! The Lord is Risen!!!  Thank you Jesus for giving us a new life…     May you and your families enjoy the celebration with hope, joy, love, peace and a wonderful meal.   Happy Easter, Languages from Around the World   ·        Chinese             -    复活节快乐 ·        French             -   joyeuses Pâques ·        Filipino           -   Maligayang Pasko ng Pagkabuhay ·        German           -   Frohe Ostern ·        Irish                -   Cáscasásta ·        Italian             -   Buona Pasqua   ·        Nigeria            -   barka daEaster ·        Portuguese      -   feliz Páscoa ·        Ru...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Heron Lakes, Maintenance free Condos for Sale in Venice FL   Search current inventory of Condos for sale  in Venice Florida   Just listed – Condos for sale in Heron Lakes  --   Sold Address: 3001 Seawind Circle, Venice FL 34293 Price: $118,000 MLS number: N5784246 Square footage: 970 heated area.   Click here to enjoy the video tour     Description of Condo for Sale in Heron Lakes   This remodeled 2 bedroom 2 bathroom 2 carport condo is located on a corner lot in Heron Lakes, Venice FL.  The Crane model was built in 1985 with an open floor plan and tile floor throughout except wood floors in both bedrooms.  The kitchen offers upgraded granite counter tops and breakfast bar, and an inside laundry room while you do your cooking.  It also has a new air-conditioner installed in April 2013. ...
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