Venice, FL Real Estate News

By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Australian-pine – Invasive Species   Australian pine is native to Australia and Southeast Asia.  It is an evergreen tree which may grow up to 150 feet in height and strangle the surrounding plants, covering them with pine needles. It grows in poor soil and young shoots grow from the aggressive roots, spreading out easily and uncontrollably.   Enjoy the video!    This tree reproduces by suckering. You may see many small trees growing from around the base of the big tree.   Some people using this pine tree as a windbreak or along the property lines. It has no leaves, however it has plenty of needles with many joints; each joint is about one inch in length. It takes a lot of time to rake the needles, if left alone; no other plant can grow under the thick layers of pine needles.   To avoi...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Venice FL Real Estate Market Reports – August 2013   The Real Estate Market in Venice FL has a positive outlook. It will show in this report - which is for all type of residential properties listed and sold in the month of August 2013 with supporting data.   To search homes for sale in Venice FL.      Market Report for August 2013 - Sold     214 residential properties were sold, reflecting an increase of 36.3% from 157 in 2012. The average sold price was $205,515 which went up 14.55% from $179,406 in 2012. 21 units were REO (real estate owned by the bank) down by 1 unit from 22, and the average sold price in this category was $105,884, down 18.16% from $129,384 in 2012. To search REO homes for sale in Venice FL. There were 12 short sales (down from 23 in 2012) with average sold price ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Allamanda – Florida Gardening   The allamanda plant has vibrant yellow beautiful flowers in the shape of a bell or trumpet, which is made up of five lobed petals. The leaves look glossy and thick in dark green color. They help to brighten up a Florida garden.    To see video here     The buds are brownish before they bloom.  After blooming season is over a prickle pod or fruit will be formed.   The plant has hard wood branches. It will be best to prune the plant in spring to encourage new grow for more branches, leaves and blooms. It has milky sap when it has been trimmed, and you may use the cuttings to propagate. The plant likes full sun or partial shade. It grows well with well drained, acidic soils and is fair with salt tolerance.  Small frogs enjoy the allamanda plant, and it wil...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  26th Annual Car Show Hosted by AACA – Venice FL on 10/6/2013   AACA (Antique Automobile Club of America) is hosting the 26th Annual Car Show at the beautiful Centennial Park in the downtown area of Venice Florida. More than 200 antique and new cars will be displayed.     When: October 6, 2013 – Sunday Registration: 8:00am – 11:00am Judging Time: 11:00am sharp Award Presentation: 3:00pm Where: Centennial Park, 200 W Venice Av. Venice FL 34285 Tickets: $25 per car for the competition Tickets: Free Admission to see the show Contact: 941-493-3780 or email veniceaaca@gmail.com for more information   View Centennial Park Venice FL 34285 in a larger map   Notes for the 26th Annual Car Show Competitors   UL approved (ABC) Fire Extinguisher is Mandatory to enter Show Field. It must be displaye...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Venice FL – 26th Annual Consumer Expo – Organized by VACC   It is the time again for the free 26th annual Consumer Expo event in Venice FL. It is organized by VACC – Venice Area Chamber of Commerce with media sponsors: the Herald Tribune Media Group and Clear Chanel Media & Entertainment.       26th Annual Consumer Expo All are welcome – young and seniors to this event. It will take place on Friday and Saturday, October 4 & 5, 2013. It opens from 9:00am to 3:00pm on both days. It is a free event - no admission, free parking and free information as well as $100 free gift by lucky draw 5 times a day – best of all you are not required to buy anything or to be present to win. The show is located at Venice Community Center at 326 S Nokomis Ave. Venice FL 34285. For more information please ca...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
6 Ways to Build Your Trust in a Relationship   Trust plays an important part in our lives. It is not something we can take for granted. It takes times to build our trust in a relationship and it will not grow overnight. Once we lose it, it is difficult to rebuild it again.   The following are the six ways on how to build your trust in a relationship:-   1. Be trustworthy- Keep your promises and do according to what you say - even it is a small thing so that the other party will not be disappointed. Especially when you are dealing with a customer, it means repeating and referral businesses. 2. Be honest and tell the truth- It is easier to accept and forgive the truth than been caught in a lie and lose your credibility. If a mistake is made apologize, explain and fix it immediately. 3. Be...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Plumbago (Plumbago auriculata) – Florida Gardening   Plumbago is a native plant to Florida, and is also found in South Africa. It’s name means lead in Latin (the Plumbago auriculata plant was once used to treat lead poisoning). It is a tender fast growing shrub and blooms with clusters of blue or white flowers.         Plumbago Florida Gardening   Plumbagos like full sunlight, well drained enriched soils, and do not like salt. Many people use them as a border, along the drive way as low hedges, or as stand-alone a specimen. They are popular plants in Southwest Florida. The plant will grow to 5 feet, however it can easily be pruned from 2 to 4 feet tall to keep the plant in shape, encourage new growth, and blooms.       It has green leaves which are about 2 inches long. The flowers have ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Pelican Pointe Venice FL Real Estate Market Reports – 2nd Quarter 2013    As a buyer and seller for single family homes or villas in Pelican Pointe Venice FL, you may want to know the 2nd quarter 2013 real estate market report to make a better decision.   To view homes for sale in Pelican Pointe   Inventory is low in Pelican Pointe. Currently there are 8 single family homes and 7 villas that are listed for sale.   The following market report is for single family homes - the 2nd quarter 2013 from April 1to June 30.    Total properties sold = 16, all were regular resale.    Total properties listed for sale = 3 The highest sold price = $603,000 The lowest sold price = $162,500 The average sold price = $336,706 The average listing price = $354,650  The average sold price per square foot =...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Free Concert at Centennial Park, Venice FL Are you looking for things to do this Friday? Come to enjoy a free concert at beautiful Centennial Park located in the center of downtown Venice FL.   Where: Gazebo at Centennial Park, 200 W Venice Av., Venice FL 34285     When: September27, 2013 FridayHours: 7:00pm – 9:00pmWho: All are welcome including your pet Tickets: Free AdmissionTel: 941-484-6722 Who to Contract: email Venice MainStreet     Free Concert The Venice MainStreet has been hosting many live free concerts the past few years in Venice. Remember, every second and fourth Friday will have these free concerts with different group of musicians. The local musician for this week is the Bluestar Band. For those who like to exercise, you are encouraged to dance on the lawn in-front of th...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Chestnut Creek Venice FL Real Estate Market Report – 2nd Quarter 2013     Thinking of buying or selling in Chestnut Creek?  Make sure you read this Chestnut Creek Venice FL Real Estate Market Report provided by Kwee Huset Realty, before you make your decision.    To search the current homes for sale in Chestnut Creek Venice FL                                                                                  View Chestnut Creek     Chestnut Creek market report between April 1 and June 30, 2013 as shown:    Total properties sold = 13, 1 short sale, 12 regular resale  Total properties listed for sale = 2, 2 short sale  Total properties pending = 2, 1 short sale, 1 regular resale  Highest sold price = $225,000   Lowest sold price = $134,900  Average sold price = $179,385  Average listing p...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Things to Do in Venice FL   Venice Florida is one of the most active areas along Florida Gulf Coast!  There is so much to do, you will find something for everyone! Venice offers many FREE activities:   1.     Longest stretch of unspoiled beaches in southwest Florida - boating, fishing, swimming, scuba diving in coral reef site. 2.     Children of all ages are welcome to cool off in Centennial Park's Interactive Fountain.   3.     Free concerts at the Gazebo. 4.     Exhibits at the Venice Art Center, Venice Theatre 5.     Walking tour of Venice's historic  homes & Train Depot.     6.     Legacy Trails 10.6 mile- walking, biking, rollerblading. 7.     Varied bird life at the Venice Rookery     8.    Venice's Murals: i) Circus mural at 780 S. Tamiami Trail.                            ii) F...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  2013 – Smithsonian Magazine, Museum Day Live on September 28   Welcome to Venice Museum on Museum Day Live When: September 28, 2013 Hours: 12:00pm – 4:00pm Where: Triangle Inn 351 Nassau St. South, Venice FL 34285 Who: Everyone and Anyone Tickets: Always Free Admission, print ticket here for the event Normal hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 – 4:00pm Tel: 941-486-2487 Contact information: jhagler@venicegov.com                                     Museum Day Live Is a nationwide special annual event as part of the Smithsonian Magazine, all the participating museums offer free admission to the public with printed tickets.   Permanent Exhibits at Venice Museum There are two exhibits under this category. The first category is an invertebrate and vertebrate fossil collection f...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Come and Get It… How? Follow Instructions and Submit Application   Sun Fiesta is one of the most popular annual events in Venice FL. Two sponsors are giving out a $1,000 scholarship to the winners of each category.  Come and get it, if you are a young adult.   How?  Follow instructions and submit application according to the category.    Category I = Miss Sun Fiesta Pageant   When: October 19, 2013Where:  Centennial Park, Venice downtown, FL 34285Award: $1,000 for the winner’s scholarshipRequirements:  1. Women ages 16 – 18                              2. G.P.A. must be 3.5 or above                             3. Minimum 75 hours of community service                             4. One page essay about yourself and your goals for the future                             5. Quality photo ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
    Thinking of buying or selling in Southwood?  Make sure you read this Southwood Venice FL Real Estate Market Report – 2nd Quarter 2013 provided by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty, before you take action.    Information for homes for sale in Southwood is as follows:                                                                                                                                            View  Southwood Venice FL in a larger map   Address                        Living area        List Price     BR     BA      Built     4947 Tamarack Trl.    2022                 $188,900      2        2         1989    5025 Seagrass Dr.      1349                    215,000      2        2         1999      5057 Seagrass Dr.      2120                    269,000      2        2         199...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Oleander, Poisonous Plants   Oleander is a shrub with beautiful and colorful flowers. It is also one of many poisonous plants.  If it is been consumed by children or any pets, it can kill.                                              The shrub likes full sun and is salt tolerant – being able to grow along the beaches as well as it can stand the polluted air along heavy traffic highways.  You may use cuttings to propagate. It is fast growing. You can prune it into shrub or a small tree. Oleander has a variety of colors: crimson, light pink, pink, red, white and yellow. It begins blooming in the spring, and continues throughout the summer with clusters of showy flowers.   Problem of Oleander: Oleander caterpillar enjoys eating the leaves of the plant and may strip the plant bare, while ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
 Home Prices in Ventura Village, Venice FL - Market Report August 2013   Real estate market report for Ventura Village, Venice FL provided by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty D R Horton is the builder of this gated community.  The homes sell out quickly; as of September 6, 2013 only one resale home are available. However there are 7 new home prices ranging between $194,378 and $302,019.   To search new homes for sale in Ventura Village, Venice FL                                     The new homes have living areas from 1,534 square feet to 2,260 square feet. Smaller homes (Villas) have 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom and 2 car garages, and the larger homes (single family) have 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom and 2 car garages.  There are 7 homes under contract prices ranging between $173,000 and $293,119.   ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
 D R Horton Homes  - Ventura Village in Venice FL Approximately 2 miles to beautiful Manasota Beach, and about 2 miles to banks, public library, restaurants, shopping, dog park are D R Horton Homes - Ventura Village in Venice.  Ventura Village is a gated community which is nestled on SR 776 about ¼ mile south of MRT Lawn & Garden Center. Search homes for sale in Ventura Village Venice FL  View Larger Map This community was developed in 2006 by Kimball Hill Homes and then bought over by D.R. Horton Inc. in 2009. The attached maintenance free villas have affordable monthly fees of $159. The single family homes with low HOA fees of $83 per month include lawn irrigation, community pool, and clubhouse.  No CDD fees and No flood insurance are required.                                D R Horto...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  September 11th Memorial, 2013 – Venice FL   When: September 11, 2013 Hours: 10:00am – 12:00noon Where: Patriot’s Park at 800 Venetia Bay Blvd., Venice FL 34285 Who: All are welcome Tickets: Free Admission & Parking   Organizer: Gene Sweeney of Salt of the Earth USA     There will be a ceremony at Patriot’s Park, commemorating all of those who lost their lives on that day in 2001 at the Twin Towers as well as Pennsylvania and Washing, DC.   September 11th Memorial, 2013   The ceremony will start with a welcome, invocation, Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem. Reflection speeches will be given by guest speakers. It will end with a 3 Round Volley, closing remarks and benediction, followed by singing of “God Bless America”   Insider Tips   Arrive early. Remember to bring your hat, pu...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
      Wishing you all have a 2013 Happy Labor Day weekend! I hope you have a wonderful day and enjoy your BBQs, picnics or relaxing and spending some quality time with your family and friends. The weather is fine, high in the 80’s and the beaches are crowded in Paradise Venice FL.  
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
 Life is Precious     What do you think?  Do you agree? If so, tell me about it. Also click like and share it with others. I found this picture on a door at the entrance to a shop in downtown Venice FL.  You just never know what you will come across while walking around, enjoying the beautiful day in Paradise.  
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