Venice, FL Real Estate News

By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
   Sawgrass Venice FL Real Estate Market Snapshot – 2nd Quarter 2013     Real estate market snapshot for homes in Sawgrass Venice FL is provided by Kwee Huset Realty for your over view of how homes for sale performed during the 2nd quarter 2013.     Sawgrass is a stable gated golf community. Currently there are (click to see) 2 properties listed for sale 3 were listed in the 2nd quarter 2013, 0 are pending and 12 properties were sold. All were regular resale. The highest sold price was $473,000, the average sold price $393,775, the median sold price was $389,650 and the lowest sold price $295,000.         Compared to last year’s 2nd quarter, the highest sold price $420,000 went up 12.61% to $473,000 in 2013. The lowest sold price $285,000 went up 3.5% to 295,000 in 2013. The average sol...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  LEED – 6 Important Elements of Green Building   Q by buyer: What is LEED? A: LEED means Leadership in Energy and Environment Design, and is redefining the way we think about the places where we live, work and learn. As an internationally recognized mark of excellence, LEED provides building owners and operators with a framework for identifying and implementing practical and measurable green building, design, construction, operations and maintenance solutions.   Q by buyer: what are the 6 important elements of Green Building?  A: 6 important elements of a green building will include the following features: 1. Site   2. Water   3.  Energy  4. Materials  5. Indoor quality air 6. Maintenance and operation.   A Green building will be energy efficient, but an energy efficient building is no...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
 Labor Day weekend 2013 - Venice FL Events Labor Day weekend is here.  Besides BBQ there are other fun things to do around the area by yourself or with family and friends of all ages (including your dog), and they are free. This information is provided by the courtesy of Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty                                  5th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival This is one of the popular craft events in Venice. There are 75 vendors – artists and craftsmen from all over the State to promote and share their handmade products. Exhibit items include arts, handmade clothing, handbags, leather bags, hair accessories, handmade cards, jewelry, stained glass,  wooden carved objects, woven baskets and many more.   There is something for everybody to buy as a souvenir. Affordable pric...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
 Publix Newest Grocery Store in Nokomis Florida   Publix newest grocery store located at Plaza Venezia, 2438 Laurel Road East, Nokomis Florida was opened yesterday on August 29, 2013. The Store Manager is Mr. Mike Lawless.                            Publix Store Hours Their store is open seven days a week, the hours are as follow:  7:00am to 10:00pm from Monday to Saturday.  7:00am to 9:00pm on Sunday  Tel: 941-484-8426 They have a drive through pharmacy as well: Open Monday to Friday from 9:00am – 8:00pm Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm Tel: 941-488-2459   Publix is one of the top growth grocery stores in Florida.  They are ready for the fall to welcome all the winter residents when they are back. This new store is situated at a convenient location on the co...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Sold – Costa Brava, Condo in Downtown Venice FL   Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty just sold another property at Costa Brava, 232 Saint Augustine Avenue #606, Venice, FL.   Currently only one unit is listed for sale in Costa Brava… click here to see the update       From Renters into Buyers A couple called me and was looking for a seasonal rental in 2014. I mentioned to them that I do not handle rentals; however I could help them to look for an affordable condo to buy for a vacation home as well as an investment. I showing them the expenses of renting compared to owning a condo unit and paying monthly maintenance fees.  Venice is designated as a Bicycle friend community so It got them excited because their son likes to bike.   They wanted a place that was move in condition and within wal...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
           Homestead Exemption in Sarasota County Florida - Part 1   Q: What is the history of the Homestead Exemption? A: The Great Depression began in 1929. As the Depression deepened, many Florida property owners found themselves unable to pay their property taxes and in serious danger of losing their homes. In response in 1933, State Representative Dwight Rogers of Fort Lauderdale proposed and successfully passed legislation to place the $5,000 Homestead Exemption Amendment on the state ballot. Florida's voters overwhelmingly approved the Homestead Exemption Amendment in 1934. The initial Homestead Exemption exempted the first $5,000 of value from ad valorem taxes. Over the years the exemption amount was increased to $25,000. In January 2008, voters adopted a constitutional amendme...
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By Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI, Presence, Persistence & Perseverance
(HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc.)
Plantation Country Club Homes for Sale, Venice, Florida   The Sarasota Florida real estate market teems with communities developed around a Golfing Lifestyle but few can match the richness of the residential choices offered by one of the Plantation Country Club Homes for Sale in Venice. This area of Venice is subdivided into more than twenty-two neighborhoods developed within an area of 1,300 acres. The Plantation Golf and Country Club subdivisions include Garden of St. Andrews, Augusta Villas, Westchester Gardens, Farmington Vistas, Fairway Village, and the Reserves. The Plantation Country Club is between  Tamiami Trail and Center Road, and all within a short distance to  Interstate 75, which further enhances the strategic location of the property. Moreover, The Plantation is in a loca...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Ixora – Florida Gardening Ixora is also known as Flame of the woods.  It is a colorful flowering shrub that favors warm climates. The plant is native to East Indies and a popular landscaping shrub in tropical or subtropical zones throughout the world.   Variety of Ixora There are dwarf and regular ixora with many species. Dwarf is slow growing and the plant has a small leaf while the regular has a bigger leaf. The plant produces a large cluster of tiny flowers in a ball-shaped. The flowers have a variety of colors like reddish orange (most common for the dwarf), pink (Nora Grant most common for big leaf), and yellow.         Uses of Ixora Many people as well as commercial property owners use ixora to create one of the brightest and colorful hedges around the house, the drive way or th...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
   Venice FL Real Estate Market Reports –July 2013   Before you or sell your property in Venice FL, make sure you read this Real Estate Market Reports – July 2013 provided by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty for sales performance.     Search single family homes for sale in Venice FL here.     Market Report for single family homes       Total properties sold = 130   Total listed properties for sale = 124  Average sold price per square foot = $118.10 Average sold price = $215,196 Average listing price = $224,475   Average days on market = 98  Sales price to list price ratio = 96%             Compared to last year, the single family home average sold price per square foot was $112.82 - it went up 4.68% to $118.10 in 2013     Search condos for sale in Venice FL here.       Market report for ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Q & A: Why should I pay for the undisclosed Condo Special Assessments?   Q by buyer:  Why should I pay for the undisclosed Condo Special Assessments?   A:  The answer will be based on the following terms in the executed Condominium Association Disclosure on Special Assessments (Florida Realtors and the Florida Bar): (i)  Seller represents that Seller is not aware of any special or other assessment that has been levied by the Association or that has been as item on the agenda, or reported in the minutes, of the Association within twelve(12) months prior to Effective Date,(“pending”) except as follows:_______________________________ (ii)  If special assessments levied or pending exist as of the Effective Date are disclosed above by Seller and may be paid in installments (CHECK ONE): (  ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Top 5 Safety Tips as School Starts   Sarasota County schools start this week; Sheriff Tom Knight is advising drivers and school children to follow the top 5 safety tips to prevent unnecessary accident and injury.    1.   Any adults who drive children to school are encouraged to leave home early to avoid heavy traffic. 2.   Drivers of all ages should watch for children in school zones and bus stop areas. 3.   All vehicles must stop when the school bus lights are flashing and the sign is out. This is true even if the bus is on the opposite side of the road, unless a median more than 4 feet wide divides the road.     4.   Teach children to catch the eye of drivers when walking in front of a school bus. 5.   Always drive slowly in school zones and pay close attention to crossing guards.  ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
   Just Sold – Lakefront Condo in Heron Lakes, Venice FL Another property just sold by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty, a lakefront condo in Heron Lakes, Venice FL 34293 Currently there is no property for sale in Heron Lakes, see the link as follows to learn more about Heron Lakes community   or search for  lakefront condos for sale in Venice FL       Lakefront condo & Amenities in Heron Lakes This is a maintenance free beautiful well maintained 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 carport condo with spectacular lakefront views from the main bedroom, kitchen, living room and the enclosed lanai.   Living area is 1160 square foot. Amenities include:  clubhouse, well equipped fitness room, library, heated pool and spa, two tennis courts, shuffle board, basketball net, onsite BBQ.  Homeowner associatio...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  This Could Have Been You, Drive with Care     Heavy rain on I-4 exit 9 in Florida, the road was slippery.  Please drive with care - for your own safety and other commuters, this could have been you. This information and photograph is provided by Kwee Huset of Kwee Huset Realty.     
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
 Do Not Leave Children or Pets in Hot Cars – It Can Kill The weather is hot in the summer. Excessive heat has caused heart-breaking and preventable deaths which occur when children or pets are left alone in hot cars. These tragedies happen when the driver intentionally or unintentionally leaves children or pets in the vehicle while they run into the store for a minute or shopping for an hour in a cool air-conditioned environment. According to Florida Statues 316.6135 it is a criminal offense, if anyone leaves a child unattended or unsupervised in a vehicle.     It Can Kill Within minutes during the hot summer sun, the temperature of a parked car will rise about 20 degrees.  The life of children and pets are in danger when they are dehydrated, thirsty and need plenty of fluids to prevent...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
  Hot weather brings the hot market. This lake front condo in Heron Lakes, Venice FL 34293 just listed and went under contract, in one day.   Listing information   3022 Sail Pointe Circle, Venice FL 34293 – search lake front properties here Price $124,900MLS number: N5781210Bedroom: 3Bathroom: 2Carport: 2Heated square footage: 1160                 This unique 3BR/2BA  lake front affordable maintenance free end unit, is a light, bright, and well maintained condo with neutral colors. It has large beautiful lake views from the master bedroom, living & dining room, kitchen and enclosed lanai. A new air-conditioner had been installed in 9/2012.  A new washer was replaced in 7/2013.  All windows and sliding glass doors have hurricane window film.  The laundry is under air.  This is a pet frie...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
SW FL – 6 Common Pests Found in Home Inspections   Buyers for any properties – single family, condo, mobile home, villa, townhouse and duplex are always recommended to have a home inspection. In SW FL, you may find these 6 common pests in your home inspection report.   6 Common Pests are ants, cockroaches, termites, rodents, wasps and flies.    1.     Ants – they can be a nuisance and difficult to get rid of. There are different varieties of ants which come in all shapes and sizes.  Most commonly found in the home inspection is the carpenter ant found in the attic.     2.     Cockroaches – they are a carrier of various diseases found near waste deposits or in the kitchen where food is present.  They have unpleasant odors and enter homes through cracks, vents, and sewer or drain pipes. T...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Royal Poinciana (Delonix regia) – Specimen Tree for Your Garden   Royal Poinciana is one of the most spectacular of all flowering trees in Florida. It attracted my attention when I was on my way to show properties. This picture was taken on Lucaya Ave. at Pinebrook, Venice FL 34285     The tree is fast growing   in tropical weather. It will grow up to 40 feet tall with small fern like green foliage as you can see from the picture. It provides shade and is drought and salt tolerant.        It flowers beginning in May until July with a beautiful display of deep orange to deep red colors. In a close look, you will notice that every flower has one white yellowish petal. The white petal may serve as a “nectar guide” for pollinators.       The tree will lose its leaves and the dark brown seed...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Venice FL Real Estate Market Report – May 2013 The summer is hot and the real estate market in Venice FL is following the weather in this selling season. May 2013 market report is for single family homes and condos sold according to the zip codes.  Click the links: single family homes for sale in zip code 34285, 34292, 34293 in Venice FL     Venice FL real estate market report for Single family homes    Zip codes                                      34285              34292              34293 The highest price sold                $610,000        $603,000        $1,750,000 The lowest price sold                 $119,500        $116,000        $      63,000 The average price sold               $288,800        $279,078        $   210,651 The average days on market    98                     ...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Independence Day - July 4th Fireworks in Sarasota County FL   Sarasota Sarasota Bayfront Fireworks Spectacular Thursday July 4th, 2013Admission: FreeTime: 9:00pmLocation: Sarasota BayBest viewing area:  along the Sarasota Bayfront Park, Island Park, Marina Jack, Marina Plaza   This event is privately funded. Special thanks to all the generous donors who make it happen for everyone to enjoy the fireworks.   Siesta Key 23rd Annual 4th of July Fireworks Display Thursday July 4th, 2013Admission: FreeTime: 9:15pmLocation: 948 Beach Rd, Siesta Key, Sarasota FL 34242Best viewing area: Along Siesta Key beach, Crescent beach, on the Gulf and the Intercoastal waterway   Venice Venice Area Fireworks Thursday July 4th, 2013Admission: FreeTime: 9:00pmLocation: South Jetty Venice FL 34285Best viewing...
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By Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale
(Kwee Huset Realty)
Venetian Golf and River Club Venice FL – Golf Homes for Sale Venetian Golf and River Club in Venice FL, offers a unique blend of life in stylish golf homes for sale in the only one entrance, guard gated community with video and audio surveillance system.  Click here to see the latest homes available in the market.  The community master plan for Venetian Golf and River Club was started in 2003 by WCI. About 1100 homes are occupied; construction of more homes is still on going.  When the project is completed there will be 1400 homes.  There are three kinds of golf homes for sale - cluster condos, detached single family condos and single family homes nestled on the secluded 1100 Acres of land on Laurel Road East and along the serene Myakka River with easy access to I-75 and US 41. CVS is a...
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