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3013 Beach PKWY WThis gorgeous, new construction Cape Coral canal home, located at 3013 Beach PKWY W is completed and ready for its new owners. With easy access to the Gulf and close proximity to all shopping and entertainment in the area, this home is situated in the perfect location, both by land and by sea!

If you have been looking for a waterfront pool home in Cape Coral, THIS IS THE ONE!! Call Fred Calabrese today at 941.284.8243 to schedule a showing.

This beautiful home includes:

  • Brand new construction with tons of upgrades
  • Canal location with Gulf access
  • Beautiful screened-in pool with gorgeous pavers covering entire deck
  • Huge kitchen with solid wood cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances
  • Walk-in Pantry
  • 3 bedrooms 3
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4811 Woodbrook DrThis beautiful Sarasota home, located at 4811 Woodbrook Dr, offers everything you could desire in a property. The open floor plan design allows for comfortable living and easy entertaining. The home has a main floor porch and second floor balcony allowing the owners to easily enjoy the great Florida weather and scenic views of the area from the comfort of their home.

If you are looking for an affordable home in Sarasota, FL, this is the house for you. Call Gina Montes today at 941.539.0844 to schedule a showing.

In order to view the full MLS information about this property please click here.

This masterpiece home includes:

  • 2 Master Suites, with the largest bedroom containing a walk-in closet
  • Beautiful tile throughout the home
  • Large
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search-sarasota-condosSarasota can only be described as magnificent. Near perfect weather, white sand beaches, a booming economy, and a thriving housing market has made it one of the best places to live in Florida. A recent survey conducted on happiness levels around the United States found that Sarasota residents are the happiest in the entire country.

In addition to all of these benefits, Sarasota is also home to some of the most fantastic condos in the state. Beautiful beach front condos, luxurious downtown condos, even spacious condos located in historical buildings can be found in this area. What is even more impressive about these condos is the fact that they are affordably priced and packed full of amenities.

Every Type Of Amenity Imaginable

Depending on your

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real-estate-tax-implicationsMany people are worried about building wealth today because of the tax implications. While it is true that owning rental property can increase your taxes, this should not be a concern. Most rentals save people on taxes, and those that do lead to larger tax payments only do so as a result of having created significant income, making the Florida market even more attractive.

In this article we'll discuss:

  • Capital Gains
  • Income Taxes
  • Depreciation
  • Write Offs

Capital Gains and Income Taxes

If you sell a property for a profit there will be a 15% tax on the gains. For example, if a home is purchased for $100,000 and is sold for $120,000, then the gain would be taxed to the tune of $3,000, leaving $17,000 for you to keep.

While it

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20-calabria-ave-506-coral-gablesIf you are looking for exceptional living standards, then you must view the newly listed condo at 20 Calabria Ave. # 506, in Coral Gables Florida. This exceptional property is located in a small condo community of only 35 units in a beautifully kept Mediterranean styled six-floored building. This condo - see images below - has two beds & two baths, and has 1,403 square feet of living space. Perfect for first time home buyers, families, and investors. Property owners are currently receiving $2,500 per month in rent for similar units.

In order to view the full MLS information about this property please click here.

This condo offers many amenities, including:

  • Perfect location in a thriving neighborhood that is within walking distance of shopping,
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sarasota-home=neighborhoodsThere are more than 3,000 homes currently for sale in Sarasota, Florida which offer potential residents a variety of home styles that will suit every need. Whether you’re looking for a small house that will accommodate you and your spouse or a large home for a big family, Sarasota is an ideal place to live.

Types of Sarasota Homes & Neighborhoods

Since home preferences vary among residents, you have the opportunity to explore numerous neighborhoods that will provide a safe environment for you and your family. For example, Harbor Acres is an excellent selection if you’re looking for a spacious waterfront home that has four to five bedrooms. In fact, Harbor Acres has been ranked as the second best neighborhood to live. Another good neighborhood to

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Lakewood Ranch is a beautifully designed community that is located a little north of the city of Sarasota. This incredible community consists of seven small villages that are all interconnected by pristine wetlands and tropical landscapes. The entire community is situated on 8,500 acres of well-maintained property.

Each Community Has Its Own Personality

lakewood-ranch-floridaEach of the seven villages within Lakewood Ranch has its own unique personality. Each village consists of different home styles, including townhomes and estate living. Homes may be located on the waterways or within the heart of the village.

The villages are surrounded by small lakes, pristine wetland preserves, and beautiful tropical landscaping. Some Lakewood Ranch homes are located directly on

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finding-a-homeThe Sarasota real estate market is one of the most thriving markets in the country. With a booming economy, beautiful weather, access to pristine beaches, superior schools, and many forms of entertainment, it is understandable why everyone is interested in Sarasota real estate. Some of the popular communities in the area are Lakewood Ranch, Siesta Key, Palmer Ranch, West of the Trail, and downtown Sarasota.

Anyone that desires to buy a home in Sarasota should be prepared for the quick moving market. To help ensure that you secure the residence of your dreams, the following five tips will help you prepare to purchase a home in Sarasota.

  1. Pre-Qualify For A Mortgage: When you pre-qualify for a mortgage, you are giving yourself a large advantage.
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homes-in-sarasotaIn a recent survey published by a national real estate data tracking firm, Sarasota was rated as one of the top five “hot spots” for real estate in the country. This survey showed many important factors about the real estate market in Sarasota, including:

  • Sarasota homes sell at least ten percent faster than similar homes in different parts of the country.
  • Sarasota homes generally sell at 95 percent of asking price or at asking price. In the current market, homes are selling at 85 percent of asking price.

This is terrific news for people who live in Sarasota or are looking to call Sarasota their home. So what makes Sarasota such a great real estate market?

The Reasons Why Sarasota Homes Sell Quickly

  • Sarasota Is Prosperous: Sarasota
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If you want to indulge in a 100 percent maintenance free living lifestyle, and you want to live in a tropical setting, then Sarasota is the place to call home. Sarasota is often referred to as the “Jewel of West Florida” because of its near-perfect climate, expansive real estate offerings, and extraordinary beaches.

Downtown Sarasota Condominiums Offer 100 Percent Maintenance Free Living

living-in-downtown-sarasotaDowntown Sarasota is home to over 50 different condominium communities. Each of these communities offer a variety of styles, sizes and price ranges. You can find beautiful, oversized condos in high rise buildings in the heart of downtown, or small condos located in Victorian buildings near the waterfront.

Lifestyles in these downtown condo communities range from

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