Sarasota Realtor® Adam Chicoine Shares Top Three Tips for Buying…

Realtor® Adam Chicoine

If you visit Florida once a year, and usually stay in a hotel, it might not make financial sense. But if you live in another state and come to stay in Florida during the winter months, a second home definitely makes sense.

Twenty-one-year real estate veteran Adam Chicoine of Sarasota’s RE/MAX Alliance Group believes there are good reasons for buying a second home in Sarasota, FL. Chicoine shared the top three things buyers should consider first:

No. 1: Purpose of the Property. “If you visit Florida once a year, and usually stay in a hotel, it might not make financial sense,” Chicoine said. “But if you live in another state and come to stay in Florida during the winter months, a second home definitely makes sense.”

Chicoine also recommended that you know if the home is for rental income, work or vacation. “How you use it,” Chicoine continued, “what you intend to do with the home, will also determine in which community you’d fit best. If you want to make it a rental, some areas have short-term rentals, some long-term rentals. I can find the best community to meet your goal.”

No. 2: Location, Location, Location. Are you looking for beach, golf course or downtown property? Writing for MoneyTalksNews, Marilyn Lewis wrote, “A great neighborhood sells a home. It also helps your home hold value and makes it easy to sell when you decide to move on. Chicoine added, “Sarasota has award-winning white sandy beaches. It has over 3,000 acres of parks and trails--120 of them--including Myakka State Park, the largest in Florida.”

There are an endless number of things to do in Sarasota, such as:

  • Kayak through the mangroves along the coastline
  • Kick off your shoes on the sand at a Summer Siesta Beach Run
  • Experience the masters at The Ringling Museum of Art
  • Learn about marine life at Mote Marine Aquarium
  • Shop and dine at St. Armand’s Circle.

“Consider your lifestyle when determining what property you want,” Chicoine stated. “Do you want a more private property or something closer to town? Do you prefer Ubering around or driving? Basically, what are your needs?”

No. 3: Know the Rules. Once you know why and where you want to buy your second home, Chicoine recommends that you know the rules. “There are different HOA restrictions,” Chicoine noted, “like, for instance, can you have pets? Different communities have age restrictions about who can stay there. You may need to know if there is beach access or not. There are a lot of different rules you have to keep in mind. I know the rules and can put you in the right property.”

Chicoine finished by saying, “It feels great to know that I am one of the top local real estate agents in Sarasota, FL. My website has a ton of resources that can help you search for your new home. Feel free to use my website, free of charge and with no strings attached.”

About Adam Chicoine, RE/MAX Alliance Group
Adam Chicoine works with buyers and sellers in Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Osprey, Lakewood Ranch from Parrish to Venice and the surrounding areas. Over the years, Adam and his team have had extensive training in the latest real estate marketing strategies, thorough communications with clients, ethical advocacy and successful closings. For more information, please call (941) 809-3003, or visit http://www.homesearchsarasota.com.

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