North Port, FL Real Estate News

By Mike Glastonbury
(Deep Creek Realty)
Deep Creek Realty is proud to announce the launch of a website dedicated to helping consumers and investors simplify their search for North Port Foreclosures and Short Sales. Having fresh information is vital to getting a jump on the competition when searching for North Port foreclosure and short sale bargain listings. Our website will allow you to receive daily email updates as new listings become available. The site features properties in an easy to view format with photos, maps and detail pages. To view these listings and sign up for your email updates, please proceed to our North Port Foreclosure website (www.North-Port-Foreclosures.com)
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Located in North Port, Florida in the southern area of Sarasota County is the gated active adult community, Cypress Falls at the Woodlands. This 55+ community by Centex offers residents a wealth of amenities in an ideal location between Tampa and Fort Myers. The beautiful natural surroundings offer wonderful opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking, canoeing or kayaking. There are over 80 miles of freshwater canals in the lush areas surrounding this active adult community in the Florida Gulf Coast. Sarasota is just 30 miles north and offers fantastic dining, shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions as well. Cypress Falls is an intimate sized gated active adult community of just 367 homes. There are single-family style homes as well as villas available for resale. All ...
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
(FLAT MLS LISTING SERVICES )
This HUD Home Foreclosure below is currently available in the north port fl area. Address: 3348 TUCSON RD, NORTH PORT FL 34286 (SARASOTA county) Price: $55,000 As-Is Value: $55,000 Appraisal Date: 06/17/10 Bed/Bath: 3/2 Rooms: 5 Units: 1 Sqft: 1,192 Year: 1999 Call jessica for details Allison James Estates & HomesJessica Coleman / RealtorDirect Line: 941-421-4052Email: admin@FlaOpenHouse.com
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
(FLAT MLS LISTING SERVICES )
North Port Hud's / Hud Home Located At 4855 CORNSILK TERR, NORTH PORT FL 34286 (SARASOTA county)3 Bed, 2 Bath | 1,901 Sq Ft on 0.48 Acres (20,756 Sq Ft Lot)Details: Address: 4855 CORNSILK TERR, NORTH PORT FL 34286 (SARASOTA county) Price: $119,500 As-Is Value: $119,500 Appraisal Date: 03/23/10 Bed/Bath: 3/2 Rooms: 6 Units: 1 Sqft: 1,920 Year: 2004 Type: Detached FHA Financing: Insured (IN) 203K Eligible: Yes Allison James Estates & HomesJessica Coleman / RealtorDirect Line: (941) 421-4052Email: admin@FlaOpenHouse.comWeb: www.FlaOpenHouse.comFollow Me On Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessicaColemanCheck out my blogs at http://allisonjames.blogspot.com/
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By Kieran and Cecelia Loughman
(Exit Creative Reaty)
I decided some time ago I really like the relationship approach. I want people to know what I am up to. I don't mind them knowing I'm a little strange, So are they. so are you. So watch it, buster. I find humor in a lot of things. I find humor in people who don't find me humorous. I started sending out emails, blogs, marketing pieces that Cecelia would tell me after "made her nervous." For example. We made this sign up for our community. It says "We live here and we love it". Our community management team jumped into action and made me take it down. I responded with the following email. Most people do have a sense of humor, including the management company. They now advertise in our newsletter and get that it's ok to have fun. We really do live here and love it.    
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By Malendaz Coleman, FLAT FEE MLS LISTING SERVICES - LIST LOW AS $69.00
(FLAT MLS LISTING SERVICES )
$169900 / 3br - Owner Financing (North Port, Fl.) Come and get your Custom Built 3Bedroom 2 bath 2 Car Garage with Large Lanai. This beautiful Home has 11'ceilings Tile Galore. Master Bath has Shower and Garden Tub walk-in Closets, Wood Cabinets and all Appliances,Window covering included. Move in condition Sprinkler System and security System. Owner Financing with 20% downpayment. Located in the North Port Estate area exit 182 off I-75 Call 941-629-3891 for more informatio. Don't forget about the First Time Home Owners Tax Credit.... Dont Miss Out On This Tax Savings. For more info Click HereIf you need more info on owner financing or rent to own you can goto http://www.123Rent4now.com
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
North Port:North Port's average listing price for the last 6 months $118,977-Average selling price for the last six months is $109,563: Average list price June 16-July 16 was $107,168 and the average selling price was $101,888. Average size home was 1616 sq ft under air.Average list price May 16-June 16 was $113,354 and the average selling price was $107,128. Average size home was 1651 sq ft under air.Average list price Apr 16-May 16 was $111,080 and the average selling price was $103,651. Average size home selling was 1588 under air.Average list price Mar 16-Apr 16 was $108,114 and average selling price was $102,362. Average size home selling was 1566 sq ft under air.Average list price Feb 16-Mar 16 was $102,399 and average selling price was $97,125. Average size home selling was 1572 ...
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
North Port# of listings in North Port= 615 active listings# of listings sold from June-16-July 16: 125# of listings sold from May 16-June 16: 147# of listings sold from Apr 16-May 16: 150# of listings sold from Mar 16-Apr 16: 156# of listings sold from Feb 16-Mar 16: 152# of listings sold from Jan 16-Feb 16: 130860 homes sold in the last six months in NP. Average number of homes sold per month over the last 6 months in NP: 143 homes#sold (143 homes) X 12 (months) = 1716divide 1716 by 52 weeks= 33 units per weekIf 33 units sell each week divide that number into the number of active listings 33 divided by 663 = 19 weeks is the absorption rate or 4 ½ months of inventory in North Port.
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By Tammy Archibald, Administrative
(ACME Air Comfort Services)
Remember how great you felt when you received a real greeting card?  You know the one that comes from the US Postal Service with a stamp.  Well, I remember how I felt because my friend John sent one to me and I felt all warm and fuzzy all day.  So here's the deal.  If you log into the website below click on John's face you can have 1 card sent to someone special for .... are you ready....FREE.  I know nothing is free and of course the idea behind this is that you buy his service later on.  But here is how I see it.  I felt great when I got this card, so I sent one to my grandma, who by the way hates e-mail.  I can't believe how excited she got.  So take 5 minutes from your busy busy day and send a card to your mom or who ever.  Walk around the rest of the day feeling like you made someo...
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
North Port# of listings in North Port= 999 active listings# of listings sold from Mar 22-Apr 22: 153# of listings sold from Feb 22-Mar 22: 165# of listings sold from Jan 22-Feb 22: 155# of listings sold from Dec 22-Jan 22: 126# of listings sold from Nov 22-Dec 22: 127# of listings sold from Oct 22-Nov 22: 138864 homes sold in the last six months in NP. Average number of homes sold per month over the last 6 months in NP: 144 homes#sold (144 homes) X 12 (months) = 1728divide 1728 by 52 weeks= 33.23 units per weekIf 33.23 units sell each week divide that number into the number of active listings 33.23 divided by 999 = 30 weeks is the absorption rate or 7 ½ months of inventory in North Port.
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
Here are some more facts that people might find interesting. People always ask me if they can afford a certain area. Here are average listing and selling prices and average square footage of homes.Often time people ask me, "What do you think they'll take?'' Well, here's your answer. You better stay pretty close to list price in North Port if you want any chance of getting a home and a lot of homes have been going for over list price. You might be able to get away with $10K under list in Port Charlotte. In Venice and Punta Gorda the average selling price is running around $20K under list. Englewood is running $30K under list and some of the more expensive areas where the homes are selling for more like Osprey and Sarasota you might be able to get away with $50K or so below list. Of cours...
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By Ronald Gillis, CNSA Southwest Florida. Notaries, Port Charlotte, 941-7-NOTARY
(Southwest Florida Notaries (Mortgage Notary Signing Agent))
Featured Network Business Partner #6 - Roger & Karin Anderson This is my continuing series of promoting many of my business partners.  They all have their special strengths, and I feel I would like to help them promote their business.  If you ever do business with any of these people or businesses, please feel free to comment here about your experiences! Today, for my sixth issue, I would like to promote: Roger & Karin Anderson - Pre-Paid Legal & Identity Theft Shield Plans (Delta Business Consultants)  North Port, FL While the Anderson's are a business partner in my new business service for selling the Pre-Paid Legal plans and Identity Theft Shield, like many of my featured business partners I have listed here, they are friends as well.  They have been trying to help me personally in ...
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By Cynthia Calisch and Preston Larus
(Keller Williams Realty)
North Port is an area of Sarasota County that experienced tremendous growth during the boom due to its affordability. With property prices in Sarasota proper going out of sight, the working person found good value in North Port, a 30-minute commute down Interstate 75. That of course led to a boom in North Port, as developers scrambled to snap up lots, build spec homes, and cater to the crowds. When Sarasota experienced the bust, North Port felt it the worst. We have recently become well-acquainted once more with North Port thanks to a few buyers in that area, and can report that there are some excellent values. There are a great many short sales and REOs in not-so-great shape ... good for handypersons or investors ... but a little determined searching will turn up some move-in ready 3/2...
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By Kieran and Cecelia Loughman
(Exit Creative Reaty)
Realtors and Owners in Heron Creek --This is a reminder: Homes closing after 12/31/07 Resale purchasers must must pay the Working Capital Contribution of one quarter of the annual Neighborhood Assessment at closing. If the seller does not inform the agent of this fact, and the agent unknowingly does not disclose it, it is possible the seller or even the agent is liable for that contribution. It must be in the disclosure documents. The Resale Purchaser is liable for One Fourth of the annual Neighborhood Association Assessment as a Working Capital Contribution at closing   We would like to thank all the helpful Realtors we have crossed paths since we started. and perhaps this reminder may save someone some money.   
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By Kieran and Cecelia Loughman
(Exit Creative Reaty)
Having mastered short sales, we got one both sides. We're close on another-negotiator has accepted it and is presenting it to his investor. A 3rd is in the works, making progress , 3 are gone and 3 we're waiting for offers on. I don't know that means I've mastered it. I just wanted to learn to do it and do it and tell people I did it. now what do we do? We had a sales meeting a month ago and had a presentation by a Home Staging Company. I like the idea and arranged a meeting with them. We talked about ways to network and I finally got them to agree to stage one of 5 villas we have in Heron Creek. In return My wife and I will promote an Open House for Brokers and Agents featuring the Home Stager and naturally the idea is to sell a home and their services. We'll have handouts on our other...
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
Is everything in North Port new construction? No!  There are older, more established communities around that have mature landscaping and the look and feel of an older Florida, which some not only adore, but search for specifically when buying a home.  If you're someone who loves the established developments, Sabal Trace Golf and Country Club, located in North Port Florida, is for you. That's not to say that Sabal Trace is without new construction - several portions of this 3-part community are beginning new phases of development.  Most of Sabal Trace's homes however, are homes that were built in the 1980's surrounding the beautiful golf course, lake views and natural setting. The golf and country club features a 180-hole Florida regulation golf course and is open to the public.  The cou...
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
Charleston Park in North Port, Florida ~ Florida Nostalgia at its Best! Let the serene and peaceful paths and walkways of Charleston Park take you back to a more casual lifestyle.  Complete with the natural tranquility that comes with 3 lakes and a nature trail, Charleston Park is truly a sanctuary.  In addition to the natural elements, Charleston Park offers sought after amenities such as a heated pool, preserve area, city water and sewer, street lights, sidewalks and a clubhouse.  Charleston Park is a gated community, designed specifically for families and is kid friendly.  Charleston Park Villas, which is located across the street, is also gated and has the same refined luxuries, but is a development of only villas. The builder, Peter Shipps, has succeeded in creating an old fashione...
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
Bobcat Trail in North Port Florida - An Active Lifestyle in a Peaceful Setting If you're in search of a top notch community, look no further than Bobcat Trail in North Port, Florida! Bobcat Trail is a premium golfing community in a great location complete with upscale amenities.  Its location on Toledo Blade Boulevard is minutes from the interstate, which has quick and easy access to Sarasota, Tampa, or Ft. Myers.  Bobcat Trail is just around the corner from the shopping and activities in North Port itself.  The amenities in the community make it a favorite of active couples and families, as it offers a 4.5-star golf course, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts and a heated swimming pool.  Bobcat Trail is known for the frequent and exciting activities and clubs, which vary f...
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
Located in sunny North Port, Florida, Heron Creek Golf and Country Club is a gated community with a world-class championship golf course.  This 27-hole course, designed by Arthur Hills, has a variety of layouts and challenges.  But don't think that you've been left out if you don't play golf!  You can improve your tennis skills with lessons at one of the FIVE onsite lighted Har-Tru tennis courts; you can even join a league if you want! The Heron Creek Country Club allows its residents to choose one of several country club packages, giving you the option of having golf privileges or not.  This means that you don't pay for something you're not using, which is very nice if you appreciate the golf course lifestyle, but not necessarily the golfing itself! Nestled into a natural setting, Hero...
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By Shannon Moore, Realtor, Sarasota & Charlotte
(Green Lion Realty)
So, what's so great about North Port, Florida, anyway? If you're looking for a city in sunny Florida that doesn't have the hustle and bustle of a metropolis, look no further than North Port, Florida.  Located in Sarasota County on the west coast of Florida, North Port is a city ahead of the curve.  Close to some of the most active cities in the state such as Ft. Myers, Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Naples, North Port holds its own by being a friendly, clean and spacious place to be.  Very few incorporated cities remain as natural; North Port is only 18% developed.  18% may not sound like a lot, but when you consider that North Port is the second largest city in the state of Florida, you begin to realize that North Port has the perfect combination of natural forests, parks and wate...
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