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Why buy REAL ESTATE on Lido Key, St. Armand’s, Lido Shores or Bird Key?

WHY BUY HERE?

St Armand's Circle and Lido key are one of the best qualities of life in the world.

Lido Key is a breathtaking 12 mile long barrier island nestled between the equally gorgeous Longboat Key and Siesta Key. South Lido Park is a large area of public land that juts into Big Pass, which connects Sarasota Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. Lido beach extends to North Lido Park's long expanse of secluded rolling dunes, with paths leading from the beach to nature trails that wind through the park's tranquil pine forest. Between those two scenic areas are a collection of beach-front hotels and condominiums with panoramic views of both the Gulf and Sarasota Bay. At the north end

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We all know how difficult it is to financially recover from a traumatic financial loss following a property foreclosure, or even a softer loss following a short sale.  In most cases, a homeowner who lost a property to foreclosure may not be able to qualify for a new conventional mortgage for up to seven (7) years after losing a home.  Under Federal Housing Administration (FHA) historical guidelines, homeowners who lost their homes due to a short sale or foreclosure must wait about 36 months before obtaining a primary residence financed by an FHA loan (the VA and USDA also offer similar opportunities to qualify after 36 months).

 Recently, the FHA instituted its "Back to Work Program," which allows buyers to purchase a primary home as soon as 12

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We all know how difficult it is to financially recover from a traumatic financial loss following a property foreclosure, or even a softer loss following a short sale.  In most cases, a homeowner who lost a property to foreclosure may not be able to qualify for a new conventional mortgage for up to seven (7) years after losing a home.  Under Federal Housing Administration (FHA) historical guidelines, homeowners who lost their homes due to a short sale or foreclosure must wait about 36 months before obtaining a primary residence financed by an FHA loan (the VA and USDA also offer similar opportunities to qualify after 36 months).

 Recently, the FHA instituted its "Back to Work Program," which allows buyers to purchase a primary home as soon as 12

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We all know how difficult it is to financially recover from a traumatic financial loss following a property foreclosure, or even a softer loss following a short sale.  In most cases, a homeowner who lost a property to foreclosure may not be able to qualify for a new conventional mortgage for up to seven (7) years after losing a home.  Under Federal Housing Administration (FHA) historical guidelines, homeowners who lost their homes due to a short sale or foreclosure must wait about 36 months before obtaining a primary residence financed by an FHA loan (the VA and USDA also offer similar opportunities to qualify after 36 months).

 Recently, the FHA instituted its "Back to Work Program," which allows buyers to purchase a primary home as soon as 12

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Best value in Aquarius! This is a well-lit, open plan with two bedrooms on either side with great gulf front views. Located ON THE BEACH, this exceptional condo is ready for your personal touch. An expansive seascape of the Gulf of Mexico await the residence of this unit within a pristine tropically --landscaped Aquarius community. There are only 58 units in this private paradise. This is an intimate community that is impeccably maintained. The Aquarius Club is perfectly situated on the south end of Longboat Key convenient to the completely new and redone Bay Isles shopping, its numerous exceptional services, a short drive to the many shopping, dining & entertainment venues of St Armand's Circle and down town. Life at the Aquarius Club can feel like the

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This is a Beautiful Newer home overlooking Private preserve in gated Mandalay. This home has all the right upgrades and shows like a model, including beautiful pool/spa/w gas heater/salt chlorinator system. Cherry cabinets in kitchen & master bath, maple cabinets in other 2 bathrooms, upgraded tile in master bathroom and decorative accent tile in other baths, extensive landscaping, zodiac stone countertops in kitchen, cultured marble in all bathrooms , radiant barrier in roof system for added cooling, beautiful 18x18 floor tile, custom built-in entertainment wall, upgraded lighting, surround sound & wired for generator. There is a three car for your and your kitchen is all in stainless appliances. The Den is just the right extra to set this home off.This

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The Perfect Studio for that student, fantastic private vacation getaway or the jet setter. The Renaissance is an unbelievable upscale high-rise condominium just across from Sarasota Bay. Here is one of the lowest priced values in the entire 34236 area code. This is a best quality location; fun filled walks to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall or the West Coast Symphony, just steps to the Rosemary District, Downtown theaters, restaurants, shopping, or over the bridge to St. Armand's circle and LIDO beach. Inside this Renaissance beauty is a turnkey furnished, exceptionally complete kitchen plus a washer and dryer, organizer closet and comes with an extra storage unit. This 2001 building has excellent amenities including assigned covered parking space, 24

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Sarasota Florida just made another list. This time Portfolio.com named the Sarasota/Bradenton area as the number 1 place to retire in the United States. To see available properties in the area, go to:  http://keith.sarasota-realty.com 

Portfolio.com used a six point formula to rank the top retirement destinations. Results of the survey for Sarasota/Bradenton show that:

  • Nearly 27 percent of its residents are 65 or older, the fourth-highest concentration of seniors in any market. That’s more than double the national average of 12.9 percent.
  • Bradenton-Sarasota has a median age of 48.1. A median is a midpoint, with half of all residents being older and half being younger. The national median age is 36.8 years.
  • Fully 95 percent of the seniors in
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At this time of year, most people have some sort of rush situation happening in their lives. Maybe it's a rush at work to get those annual targets met before you leave for the holidays, or a rush at home to prep for the holidays themselves.

But if you are -- or were -- a homeowner, there's a short list of other items you should consider placing on your "rush" list to get done before year's end that have nothing to do with twinkle lights, animatronic Santas or gluten-laden baked goods.

1. Prepay interest. If you have the cash handy, consider paying your January mortgage payment before December even ends. The interest portion of this payment is actually interest that accrued to your mortgage

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