The SarasotaOne Real Estate Blog

Sept. 10, 2020

137 Hourglass Dr, Venice FL - Just Listed!

Immaculate Venice Pool Home

137 Hourglass Dr Venice fl 34293 is wonderful pool home

Finding a good, clean, move-in ready pool home on an oversize lot in a quiet neighborhood in the Venice real estate market can be a challenge until now. Situated at the quiet end of the circle in Hourglass Lake Estates, the neighborhood maintains an upscale feel with light deed restrictions. The professionally landscaped site offers

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Jan. 11, 2020

4957 Rutland Gate - SOLD - CASH

Immaculate Pool Home in The Meadows

4957 Rutland Gate - SOLD in 22 days / All CASH Sale!

 

4957 Rutland Gate in The Meadows, Sarasota is for Sale

Rarely does an opportunity come up to find such a comfortable home in such perfect condition such a very affordable price. Featuring a new kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, a fresh coat of paint and a new paver driveway... and that's just for starters! The home boasts mostly tile or wood floors, tasteful landscaping, and a pool enclosed with a large screened cage which is just perfect for those in search of

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Jan. 11, 2020

7125 River Club Blvd Lakewood Ranch FL

River Club Luxury Home SOLD!

Sold for CASH in 4 days! Closed for 98% of Asking

7125 River Club Blvd, Bradenton FL 34202

7125 River Club Blvd Lakewood Ranch Bradenton FL 34202 Exterior Front ViewWhat a spectacular River Club home! Quality built by Authur Rutenberg on over one-half acre on one of the latest River Club lakes, there just isn't a more impressive home to own at this price on the market today. High ceilings, a very open floor plan, stunning oversized 30' x 37'pool area, open kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, large aquarium window at the informal table space, and sliders that pocket for maximum flow are just some of the unique features. 

You won't want to miss our VIRTUAL TOUR of this home below.

First Time Offered at

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Oct. 19, 2019

416 Englewood Isles Pkwy Florida

Englewood Isles Pool Home for Sale

416 Englewood Isles Pkwy, Englewood FL 34223 - SOLD!

416 Englewood Isles FloridaCome live the Florida Dream, in this Englewood Isles Boating Community, where residents can buy or rent boat slips!  This well maintained 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sparkling pool home has beautiful mature landscaping and plenty of privacy.  Enjoy your morning coffee or evening beverage on the patio, poolside.  The home featuring a formal living and dining room so, you will have plenty of room for entertaining.  There is a kitchen/great room concept with a Breakfast-bar, too.  The home boasts

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Oct. 10, 2019

2645 Proud Truth FULL PRICE

Sarasota Pool Home SOLD!

CASH sale in 3 days for FULL PRICE!

Highest Subdivision Price per Square Foot too!

2645 Proud Truth Ln - Sarasota, FL 34240

Full Price and Multiple Offers

645 PROUD TRUTH LN, SARASOTA, FL 34240Here is the perfect home for the perfect price! Wonderful three-bedroom two-bath split plan POOL

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Aug. 6, 2019

Cherokee Park Waterfront Home Sold

Sold By John Woodward

Luxury Sarasota Waterfront Home Sells for $4,400,000

John Woodward sells Luxury Sarasota Real Estate West of TrailOne thing for sure, they aren’t making any new waterfront property and the new homeowners of 1509 S. Lodge Dr are excited to be in their new home. Featuring over three-hundred feet of waterfront, this exceptional home is located

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Aug. 4, 2019

SOLD - 15950 Singletary Rd

SOLD by John Woodward

15950 Singletary Rd, FloridaHere is the perfect opportunity to live with privacy, space, and flexibility five acres can offer. There are loads of large mature oak trees along with

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July 24, 2019

2058 5th Street, Sarasota, FL - SOLD

SOLD by John Woodward

OVER Full Price / Multiple Offers / Sold in 5 days

2058 5th Street, Sarasota, FL2058 5th Street in Sarasota FL Front view from the street

Finding a decent home for under $200,000 in Sarasota City can be a challenge for any first-time homebuyer or investor in today’s market. New to the market is this in-town home that has been freshly updated and

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May 31, 2019

SOLD by Kimberlie Slade in Venice

SOLD - Venice Pool Home

1007 River Oaks Ct, Venice FL

What a rare find within the Jacaranda West golf community of Venice Gardens. A double master suite home with a beautiful large pool. Located 10 minutes to downtown Venice shopping, dining, boating, fishing and of course the world-class beaches Sarasota County is known for. Amenities like these are just part of the daily lifestyle we all enjoy.  This home is located in

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April 1, 2019

Buying a Home As-Is

Buying A Florida Home As-IsBuying a Florida Home "As-is"

Buying on the “As-Is” contract is a popular way many homes are sold as opposed to, for a lack of a better term, the standard contract. Both contracts, the Florida Association of Realtors makes available to its members.

Knowing some of the major differences between the two contracts can help guide you towards which contract serves you best for the situation. My concern has always been that the "as-is" contract is overused and doesn't always serve the buying public in a way they expect. There is a way to get the best of both contracts that may not be in the best interest of the brokers involved in the contract.

Agents Want You To Think "As-Is" Protects You

The As-Is Contract is a Popular Contract The reason I understand the “as-is” is viewed with so much favor is because it gives you, the buyer, an unconditional out for just about any reason during inspection period. This can be a good thing but remember, you are going to spend both time and money having an inspection and there are no requirements for the seller to fix anything.

In practice, the general approach is that once an inspection is done, then there is a second negotiation for repairs. Now, depending on how the as-is was presented to the seller during the negotiation, you may or may not be able to get repairs or concessions from the seller.  If the seller refuses to negotiate the repair request, you are out the inspection fee as the seller is not obligated to do anything.

I think there is second reason why brokerages like as-is contracts that I’ll circle back to in a bit. You might be surprised, their reason has nothing to do with protecting your interests!

The "Standard" Contract Has Advantages

The standard contract allows for a repair limit up front. Hopefully, you and your agent have gone through the home a couple of times before...

Be Sure to Check Out our "Buying As-Is" Episode

writing the offer and looked over the

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