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Old 12-22-2007, 03:08 PM
 
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I Am From New Jersey And I Am Looking To Purchase A Home In Hte North Port Area Because Of The Weather And Price Range Can Anyone Tell Me What To Watchout For And Is The Quality Of The Homes Ok Is It A Nice Area To Live Any Help Greatly Appreciated Thank You I KNOW Nothing About The Area

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Old 12-22-2007, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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I live in North Port and love it! It really depends on the home that you choose as far as quality of builder.

I just wrote a contract a few days ago on a home that was 1700 sq ft under air, garden tub, big shower, French doors, large screened lanai, high ceilings, plant shelves and in a great neighborhood. The home is a foreclosure and went under contract for under $140,000.

As with any town there are some great neighborhoods and some neighborhoods that aren't as nice.

I would suggest staying away from short sales if you can. They often take months to close, if they even close at all. There are some fantastic deals on foreclosures (where the bank actually owns the property).

There is new construction popping up all over the city. A new Home Depot, Wal Mart and City Center all with in the last three years. A new Publix just opened up last week as well.

If you like nature and don't want to be in an over populated city, North Port is the place for you. It's about 25 minutes from Englewood Beach, 45 minutes to Sarasota and Fort Myers airports, 10 minutes to the mall.

It's a great place to live with houses that are reasonably priced!
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:24 PM
 
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thank you for replying are there any other beaches in the area
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Old 12-22-2007, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Palm Island and North Port
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Yes, there are many depending on how far you want to travel:
Englewood Beach is about 25 minutes away

Venice beach about 25 minutes away-there is also a dog beach here as well, right next to Sharky's on the Pier Restaurant

Boca Grande beach is about 30 minutes away

Nokomis beach is about 30 minutes away

Siesta Key beach is about 40-45 minutes away-the sand on this beach looks like white sugar, very fine and white

Lido Beach 40-45 minutes away

Beer Can Island on the north end of Longboat Key 40-45 minutes away

Anna Maria Island beaches are about an hour away

Port Charlotte beach is about 15 minutes away but it's not that pretty in my opinion
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Old 12-22-2007, 07:26 PM
 
Location: North Port, Florida
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If you look back a page or two, or do a search on this forum for North Port, you'll find a ton of information has recently been posted.

It's worth a look back.

Mikey
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Old 12-23-2007, 09:06 AM
 
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If you look back a page or two, or do a search on this forum for North Port, you'll find a ton of information has recently been posted.

It's worth a look back.

Mikey
Yes, except a lot of it is from disgruntled individuals. I say...don't look back. I know a great realtor in the area (native to that area) DM me if you want her info, and I'll get it over to you. No strings...just ask her some questions.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:52 PM
 
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Smile Please Any Info Would Help

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Yes, except a lot of it is from disgruntled individuals. I say...don't look back. I know a great realtor in the area (native to that area) DM me if you want her info, and I'll get it over to you. No strings...just ask her some questions.
THAT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL BUT I AM A LITTLE LEARY OF REALTORS BEING MOST ARE OUT TO MAKE A QUICK SALE BUT I WILL TALK WITH HER IF YOU PROVIDE INFO
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Old 12-24-2007, 08:18 AM
 
Location: North Port, FL
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Default Disgruntled?

Disgruntled for telling the truth? That's really not fair.
If I have to move, and inquire about an area, I hope someone will give me the good news and the bad news so I can prepare and make a balanced decision.

Speaking from experience, I cannot say moving here would be a great move, unless you have plenty of money to start with, and a way to keep that income. If you work in a service industry, it's going to be rough.

I moved here two years ago with a better than average management and technology salary, and two company-closings later, I'm working three part time jobs using half my brain, and half of what I make is going into the tank for the commute.

A neighbor I know was laid off as a chef and resorted to mowing lawns - eventually lost his house after six months.

It's true - this is a great area... that's why I came here from Gainesville (loved it, but no jobs for non-students) and later Tampa (kind of a dirty place, in my opinion) in the first place. I hope something happens soon so I go back to enjoying it.
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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I Am Retireing From The Post Office And Get A Pension Of 2000 A Month With Medical Coverage And Would Like To Purchase A Home Without A Mortage Will I Be Able To Survive
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Old 12-24-2007, 09:22 AM
 
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Disgruntled for telling the truth? That's really not fair.
If I have to move, and inquire about an area, I hope someone will give me the good news and the bad news so I can prepare and make a balanced decision.
Exactly

A look back in history & just a few years ago shows what happens when only one side of the story is told & eveyone is expected to accept that side & dare they question...

It's got pros & cons just like anywhere else.
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