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Buying a Home in Nokomis, FL: A Featured Listing

Posted by Buck Settles | on Friday, April 18th, 2014 at 9:46 pm
Category: Buy a House, Homes, Homes for Sale, Real Estate, Real Estate Agent.
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Buying a home in Nokomis, FL is your ticket to the best community around as you will undoubtedly find yourself surrounded by some awesome people that are sure to be lifelong friends. This is a promise that few places can even hope to live up to. Now that you are aware of the quality of life that is just waiting for you, why haven’t you already started the process of securing a home in Nokomis? I guarantee that it will be your best real estate purchase ever!

Those that are planning on buying a home in Nokomis, FL have got to come and see this featured listing!

On this extensively landscaped corner lot sits a desirable and sought after Vecellio floor plan with a fabulous lanai under cover that is perfect for entertaining. This private 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath pool home with partial water views is tastefully appointed with crown molding, surround sound, and a bumped out master bedroom suite. These homeowners have thought through the details that turn a house into a home. From the tile to the wood laminated flooring in the den and bedrooms, you will appreciate the detail. Your friends and family will take notice of the upgraded kitchen which includes a Viking appliance package that any chef would appreciate along with the use of natural gas. The Venetian Golf and River Club is an amenity rich community located two miles east from I-75 which is the closest exit to the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida. Enjoy walks on the nature trail within the community, play tennis or golf, and meet community members with similar interest. The Venetian Golf and River Club also offers a gym, yoga classes, two pools, social hours, and fine dining. If this property doesn’t have you thrilled at the thought of buying a home in Nokomis, FL, I do not know what would!

If you are interested in buying a home in Nokomis, FL, please contact me. It would be a pleasure to help you get the home that you want in this stunning area!

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Luxury Homes in Venice: A Great Estate

Posted by Buck Settles | on Saturday, March 29th, 2014 at 8:39 pm
Category: Buy a House, Estate, Homes, Homes for Sale, Luxury Homes, Real Estate, Real Estate Agent.
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Few things are more enjoyable than being inside one of the luxury homes in Venice. From the most extravagant views to the ocean frontage, Venice’s estates are the absolute best when it comes to having fun at your fingertips! Now that we currently have some breathtaking homes on the market, you do not want to miss out on the opportunity to secure your dream home! It is sure to be one of your favorite purchases!

Those that are on the hunt for the best luxury homes in Venice will be elated to see that this marvelous estate is now available!

Your heart will soar the minute you arrive at this palatial 5 bed 7 bath open bay Mediterranean estate! Custom designed, and artfully built, this exquisite home is a statement of timeless elegance. This one-of-a-kind property is comprised of a magnificent main residence, a sensational guest house, and a 3-car carriage house with an upstairs bonus area. Soaring ceilings, custom designed forged wrought iron banisters, balconies, a fireplace, lighting fixtures, unique decorative tiles both in the interior and exterior, gold leaf ceiling in the formal dining room, and carrara marble are a few of the many Old World touches incorporated into this unique and spectacular masterpiece! From the moment you enter, you are swept away by the captivating views of Roberts Bay. Situated on a prime waterfront lot, this property is a delight to explore. The main level boasts a grand stair case, formal living and dining areas,an open and entertaining kitchen, a family room, library/ office, and a main floor bedroom, Upstairs, you will enjoy retreating to the impressive master bedroom suite with electrifying water views. An additional 2 bedrooms, bath, and a game room provide your family and guests with privacy and comfort. Also, there is a phenomenal guest house that comes with this fine property. This residence is undoubtedly one of the best luxury homes in Venice that I have seen on the market for some time!

If you are interested in this, or any of the other breathtaking luxury homes in Venice, please contact me. It would be an absolute pleasure to you get your foot inside the door of that grand estate that you simply must have!

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Beachfront Properties in Boca Grande, FL: Paradise is a Purchase Away!

Posted by Buck Settles | on Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 9:11 pm
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Take it from me, there is nothing quite like owning one of the beachfront properties in Boca Grande, FL! From the majestic oceanic views to the incredible access that you have to one of natures most amazing amenities, these homes offer what most cannot. This is why I strongly suggest that those who can afford to have it all, should take a look at the superb beachfront properties in Boca Grande!

In fact, here is a one-of-a-kind property that is part of the group of premier beachfront properties in Boca Grande, FL!

Experience the magical allure of Boca Grande in this gracious 5 bed 5 bath beachfront home, beautifully nestled on 100 ft of the pristine Gulf of Mexico shoreline. Originally built in 1932, the current owners worked with respected Architect George Palermo to redesign, rebuild, and expand the home, creating an elegant harmony between historic tradition and modern convenience. Admire incredible water views and experience gentle sea breezes from your beautiful Gulf front sun room lined with French doors. Additional spacious living areas are graced with original pine floors, crown molding, and four incredible wood burning fireplaces for a welcoming ambiance. Wake up to panoramic water views from the large master suite with his and her walk-in closets and bathrooms, before stepping out to your private sunset balcony to enjoy morning coffee as you look out to the miles of dazzling shoreline. Three additional bedrooms present ample space for family, while the separate guest house that is complete with a kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, affords the ultimate in privacy and comfort for visitors. Stroll through your enchanting tropical garden and courtyard gazebo, a lush display of emerald green and vibrant bougainvillea where you’ll find the heated pool and spa, or relax for the day on your open beachfront patio. Live the island lifestyle in this historic home, just a short walk from the picturesque cafes and boutiques of Boca Grande village. It’s features like these that have everyone talking about the beachfront properties in Boca Grande, FL!

If you are interested in this, or any of the other marvelous beachfront properties in Boca Grande, FL, please contact me. It would be a pleasure to help you get into the place that you want in this beautiful city!

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Beachfront Properties in Casey Key, FL: A Wonderful Purchase

Posted by Buck Settles | on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 5:24 pm
Category: Buy a House, Casey Key, Homes, Homes for Sale, Real Estate, Real Estate Agent.
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Owning one of the beachfront properties in Casey Key, FL is your chance at living in paradise! This little island community is made up of million dollar homes that have created a beautiful sight to behold as you walk throughout the scenic streets. With a limited availability of homes in the area, they go for premium prices. Luckily there is a wonderful parcel of land that is now available for you to create your dream home in this resort like town!

Those that are interested absolutely need to take a look at one of the last available beachfront properties in Casey Key, FL!

Feast your eyes upon the most remarkable parcel of land available on spectacular Casey Key! This is your opportunity to build and develop your private Gulf to Bay estate home with a guest house or tennis court on the Bay side. Living here means that you get to watch the most amazing sunrises and sunsets from this spectacular piece of paradise. The property is large enough to be limited only by your imagination and architectural design. This magnificent plot with over 110 ft of gulf frontage as well as an amazing 315 ft on the bay side is the only true gulf to bay lot, and one of the last great waterfront parcels of land in Sarasota County. Located mid key in the estate section, the 1 acre gulf portion can be developed to your specific housing requirements. The 1+ acres on the bay side is now able to be developed separately near the crystal water with a dock and lift in place with immediate access. This parcel is also one of the highest points of land on Casey Key. Build on grade, no need to elevate. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own and develop one of the premier beachfront properties in Casey Key, FL!

If you are interested in this, or any of the other beachfront properties in Casey Key, FL, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to help you get a great place in this stunning community!

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Luxury Homes in Venice: A Featured Estate

Posted by Buck Settles | on Monday, February 17th, 2014 at 3:27 pm
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Are you in the market to purchase one of the breathtaking luxury homes in Venice? From beachfront estates to world class condos, Venice is loaded with masterfully crafted architecture that is yours for the taking! Also, this sunny city provides a vibrant culture with a booming downtown area filled with local boutiques, delicious eateries, and awesome entertainment! Come pick out your dream home in this picturesque city, but bring your bags because you are never going to want to leave this place! Trust me, it will be hard to beat the quality of living that is available to the inhabitants of Venice.

Those that are looking to own one of the luxury homes in Venice cannot pass up the opportunity to secure this incredible estate!

Your heart will soar the minute you arrive at this palatial 5 bed 7 bath Open Bay Mediterranean estate! Custom designed and artfully built, this exquisite home is a statement of timeless elegance. This one-of-a-kind property is comprised of a magnificent main residence, a sensational guest house, and a 3-car carriage house with an upstairs bonus area. Soaring ceilings, custom designed forged wrought iron banisters, balconies, fireplace and lighting fixtures, unique decorative tiles interior and exterior, gold leaf ceiling in the formal Dining Room, and carrara marble, are a few of the many Old World touches incorporated into this unique and spectacular masterpiece. From the moment you enter, you are swept away by the captivating views of Roberts Bay. Situated on a prime waterfront lot and minutes to the Gulf of Mexico, this home is in an ideal location. A ravishing blend of old and new, this home is a delight to explore. The main level, boasts a grand stair case, formal living and dining areas, an open and entertaining kitchen and family room, library/ office, and a main floor bedroom, bath and 2 half-baths. Upstairs, you will enjoy the impressive Master bedroom suite with electrifying water views. An additional 2 bedrooms, bath and a game room provide your family and guests with privacy and comfort. Situated on this outstanding compound is a phenomenal guest house equipped with full kitchen, living and dining areas, bedroom and bath and a-half. Book your appointment to see one of the premier luxury homes in Venice today!

If you are interested in this, or any of the luxury homes in Venice, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to get you into a fabulous estate in this gorgeous city!

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Luxury Homes in Venice: A Featured Estate

Posted by Buck Settles | on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 at 3:24 pm
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Planning on buying one of the incredible luxury homes in Venice? This is a wonderful choice as Venice has gained a reputation of being a beautiful town with amazing oceanic views which means close proximity to some fantastic seafood. Located in Sarasota County, residents of Venice enjoy the county’s approximately 600 square miles extend west from rustic ranch land to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. With more than 35 miles of gulf beaches, most Sarasota County residents are within a 15-minute drive of the most spectacular white sand beaches in the world meaning that you are a purchase away from paradise!

Those that are looking to purchase one of the luxury homes in Venice will have to come see this featured estate!

This 4 bed 5.5 bath estate is situated on the most wonderful and unique 10-acre estate that is located just 5 minutes away from the charming streets of downtown Venice, and its gorgeous beaches! The fabulous property includes a lovely main home that exudes warmth and grace with a master suite with unparalleled magnificence. There are generous main rooms, two fireplaces, a fabulous wine cellar, two additional bedrooms, and three more baths within the main house. At one end of the building is the most charming and elegant guesthouse to be imagined as well as a covered porch that extends the entire length of the structure. Rich woods, warm textures, original Chicago Brick walkways, and beautiful custom-made stained glass windows grace both buildings. The main room of the barn is large with soaring ceilings, and features onsite laundry, a kitchen area, half bath, loft, and a studio. Trust me, this is one of the premier luxury homes in Venice!

If you are interested in this, or any of the luxury homes in Venice, please contact me. It would be a pleasure for me to help you secure the ideal home that fits your wants and needs in this scenic city!

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Luxury Homes in Manasota Key, FL: Live the Good Life!

Posted by Buck Settles | on Monday, January 20th, 2014 at 2:58 pm
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In the market to purchase one of the breathtaking luxury homes in Manasota Key, FL? You are not alone as Manasota Key has seen some serious growth as people begin to realize just how insanely beautiful this scenic town is! Located in Sarasota County, residents of Manasota Key enjoy the county’s approximately 600 square miles extend west from rustic ranch land to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. With more than 35 miles of gulf beaches, most Sarasota County residents are within a 15-minute drive of the most spectacular white sand beaches in the world. With outdoor adventures and world class excitement at your fingertips, you will ask yourself why you didn’t relocate to Manasota Key sooner!

Those that are in are looking into owning one of the amazing luxury homes in Manasota Key, FL cannot miss out on this incredible estate!

This gorgeous 4 bed 4 bath property is ideal for a buyer seeking privacy that needs room for everyone. The home is designed with master bedroom on main level, and 3 additional bedrooms with 2 full baths as well as a large family room upstairs. The main level of the home also includes an over sized great room, separate dining room, enormous laundry room with water views, kitchen/family room combo, an office area with a full bath, cherry kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and a wrap-around deck! Also, the home has a full lower-level apartment with 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, full bath, and a large living room. The property has a dock with a boat lift, jet ski davits, an over sized heated pool, and a beach easement directly across street! This property is loaded with trees and vegetation and is one of the most private bay front estates on the market making it a great purchase for those searching luxury homes in Manasota Key, FL!

If you are interested in this, or any of the lavish luxury homes in Manasota Key, FL, please contact me. It would be a privilege for me to help you get into your dream home in this amazing town!

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Waterfront Properties in Venice: A Featured Listing

Posted by Buck Settles | on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 4:09 pm
Category: Buy a House, Community, Homes, Homes for Sale, Island of Venice, Luxury Homes, Real Estate, Real Estate Agent, Venice Rental Properties.
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Welcome to the sunny city of Venice! Venice has gained a reputation of being a beautiful town with amazing oceanic views which means close proximity to some fantastic seafood. Located in Sarasota County, residents of Venice enjoy the county’s approximately 600 square miles extend west from rustic ranch land to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. With more than 35 miles of gulf beaches, most Sarasota County residents are within a 15-minute drive of the most spectacular white sand beaches in the world. Venice has been listed in many publications as being the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World,” and it hosts the Shark’s Tooth Festival every year to celebrate the abundance of fossilized shark’s teeth that can be found on its coastal shores. Such excitement has led to a rapid increase in the demand for the waterfront properties in Venice!

In the market to purchase one of the breathtaking waterfront properties in Venice? Take a look at this wonderful listing!

This 5 bed 4 bath residence is a stunning home that offers peace and tranquility with a contemporary flair. An impressive brick circular driveway leads to this beautiful home situated directly on the scenic Myakka River with direct access to Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf of Mexico. This custom built Key West-style home sits on 1.3 acres and features uninterrupted views over the river, wetlands and preserves. It has an open floor plan, kitchen with solid cherry wood cabinets and granite counter tops, a large master suite, and two bedrooms plus office on the main level! Other features of the home include two complete studios or in-law suites, a four-car garage, two screened-in porches go along the front and the back of the home, an exquisite pool area that has a generous sun deck and gazebo, and a dock and boat lift! The wildlife, fishing, kayaking, walking trails, beauty and tranquility of the river preserve is right in your backyard, but yet you are only a few miles away from Englewood and the charming Venice with shopping, restaurants, theaters, art galleries, golfing and the beautiful beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Amazing features and an unbeatable location make this one of the premier waterfront properties in Venice!

If you are interested in this, or any of the waterfront properties in Venice, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to get you into a great home next to the water!

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Buying a Home in Boca Grande, FL

Posted by Buck Settles | on Monday, December 16th, 2013 at 2:44 pm
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Welcome to the stunning area of Boca Grande, FL! Boca Grande is a small residential community on Gasparilla Island, in southwest Florida. The town is known for its charming authentic downtown, sugar sand beaches, blue water and world class fishing. Gasparilla Island is one of the best places to shell in Florida. In the winter months storms wash up many treasures onto the beaches. Beach combers are likely to find many species including Sharks Eye Snails, Lightning Whelks, Florida Horse conchs, and much more! The bay offers a great chance to view live specimens. There are no gas stations in the village of Boca Grande, so many local residents use a golf cart as their main mode of transportation giving the town a resort vibe. The town is very popular with affluent seasonal residents, many of whom keep a second home on the island. With the town’s property value dipping a bit due to the recession over the latter part of the decade, buying a home in Boca Grande, FL is a great investment!

Boca Grande median sales prices

In the past year, the housing market has been making it’s resurgence from the abyss that is was dragged to due to the recent depression. As the graph above indicates, the property value of Boca Grande’s homes dipped substantially during the first half of 2013. You can see that buying a home in Boca Grande, FL at the end of 2012 cost on average $1,730,000. That is a lot of money! However, by April of 2013, these prices had plummeted to $533,000. That is a decrease of $1,197,000 in a matter of months. There is some good news though as buying a home in Boca Grande, FL has again hit the $1 million mark. Those that are planning on buying a home in Boca Grande, FL need to act now as these prices are only going to increase!

If you are interested in buying a home in Boca Grande, FL, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to help you secure a fabulous home at a great price!

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Homes for Sale in Venice: The Time to Buy is Now!

Posted by Buck Settles | on Friday, November 29th, 2013 at 4:19 pm
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Welcome to the sunny city of Venice! Venice has gained a reputation of being a beautiful town with amazing oceanic views which means close proximity to some fantastic seafood. Located in Sarasota County, residents of Venice enjoy the county’s approximately 600 square miles extend west from rustic ranch land to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay. With more than 35 miles of gulf beaches, most Sarasota County residents are within a 15-minute drive of the most spectacular white sand beaches in the world. Venice has been listed in many publications as being the “Shark’s Tooth Capital of the World,” and it hosts the Shark’s Tooth Festival every year to celebrate the abundance of fossilized shark’s teeth that can be found on its coastal shores. Such a beautiful community has created a demand for the available homes for sale in Venice. However, just because there is demand doesn’t mean that the price has risen. On the contrary, if you are planning on securing one of the homes for sale in Venice the time to act is now!

As the graph above illustrates, the housing market has taken a drastic turn over the past year. Just as early as August 2013 we can see that that the homes for sale in Venice netted on average around $254,000. The price has since then dropped to today’s average deal of buying one of the homes for sale in Venice hovering around $235,000. That is a price decrease of $19,000! You are saving a good chunk of change! Now look at the average days that homes were staying on the market. In late 2012, the shelf life of Venice’s homes peaked at around 168 days on average. Looking at October we can see that this number has plummeted to 123 days. That means that if you want to secure one of the homes for sale in Venice you need to act in a timely manner!

If you are interested in purchasing one of the amazing homes for sale in Venice, please contact me. It would be my pleasure to assist you with getting the home that you want at a fantastic price!

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