Condos in Florida: who knows about 'em?

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  1. JimSchad

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    Somebody on here sent me to a website for florida condos about 9 months ago. Don't remember who it was or the web site. It had an artist's rendition of the place. All glass I think, kind of emerald greenish and maybe 15 stories tall facing the water. Wasn't in Miami, was more towards Tallahassee in the panhandle of the state.

    Looking for new developments to get in a preconstruction buy for "cheap".

    Any leads are appreciated.
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  3. richard_wallace

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    Go to - a great site to do some research to narrow down your area... The hot areas right now in Florida IMHO are Jupiter/Jupiter Isle... North of Miami around the Boca area (another good area). Still can get in for decent prices and you are still south for year around heat.

    Siesta Key (Sarrasota is also a great area)...

    If you want more community type for more fishing, non resort/commercial - you can always look in the Keys (Marathon - Key Colony Beach) Duck Key (Very Upscale), Long Bow key, etc....

    Hope that helps -

  4. JimSchad

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    Thanks for the tips, all good points. Sarasota! That is the area I was thinking of...I think.

    I can search on, but I am looking for "insider" info/opinions as they all seem the same to me. I don't know about the invisible lines people won't cross in the area.
  5. rob lay

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    Buying a condo here in Dallas was the best thing I ever did. Instead of paying $600-800 a month for an apartment and having to switch every 6 months or pay the higher rent I bought a condo early 1998. It was a two bedroom/two bathroom 1150 sq. ft. in Addison. Mortgage was only $700 a month. I rented the other bedroom to a friend for $450 a month. I sold it 2002 for a $22k profit. Heck of a lot better than my stocks did in that period. ;)
  6. enjoythemusic

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    My parents have a humble home on Longboat Key. If you have the means, i can highly recommend it :)

    Enjoy the Drive,

    Steven R. Rochlin
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  8. Tyler

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    Long Boat Key is nice, but Siesta Key is more my style. Siesta property is a good investment. There has been quite a run-up but I think there is still lots of room.
  9. Kurt RSF

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    Dec 27, 2003
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    I bought a condo about 6 months ago in Clearwater on Sand Key. I searched property on, and then went out and looked at properties several times with a realtor.

    Waterfront is the key in the area where I bought. Everything has gone up in price in the last 4 years, but waterfront seems to have doubled. I should have bought back then, but I was disciplined to pay off another mortgage first.

    Our unit is in a newer building, 17th floor direct gulf and coastline view, right on the beach, 2500 square feet. We really like it.
  10. davem

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    Jim, I think that was Frank Parker you are referring too.

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