Buying a Beachfront Condo in Sarasota, Florida

By: Marc Rasmussen

For those who seek a home in an area much like Paradise, a beach front condo in Sarasota is as close as you can get with thirty-five miles of pristine sand like spun sugar leading into the azure waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Beautiful beach front property is the most expensive and desirable in Sarasota, Florida. Life on the beach - viewing magnificent sunsets over the Gulf - is delightfully relaxing. Every lifestyle and any type of real estate you could wish for is available in Sarasota, a city located on the Central West Coast of Florida.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sarasota had a population of 54,349 in 2004 which makes it large enough to provide all the amenities one could want to make life enjoyable but not that large to make it a crowded city. Among the amenities are a number of excellent restaurants such as the Bijou Cafe , the Chart House, the Colony Dining Room and Maison Blanche as well as many others. Barrier islands, known as 'keys', are located between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. These islands include Siesta Key, Lido Key, Casey Key, Bird Key and Longboat Key and are famous worldwide for the quality of their beaches.

In addition to being a delightful place to live, beach front condo in Sarasota is an excellent investment. The reason for this is that once beach front property is bought, there will be no more of it created. This type of property is a limited commodity and as a result, it holds its price. The tropical weather is delightful with the sun shining most every day of the year and the breezes warm and balmy caressing you as you relax on your balcony drinking an invigorating cocktail or a glass of refreshing iced tea.

The benefits of beach front condos in Sarasota are that you can experience all the pleasure of your home without the responsibility of upkeep that goes with a single family dwelling. You do not have to concern yourself with mowing the lawn or trimming the shrubs, finding the right gardener or landscaper, painting the outside of the building, repairing the roof, etc. In comparison, the association fees paid by the condo owner covers maintenance costs for all outside portions of the building and public areas such as hallways, lobby, etc. maintenance and repair of swimming pools, fitness areas, elevators, landscaping and more. Freedom from these responsibilities plus a clubhouse for social events greatly enhances the condo owner's lifestyle.

Another benefit of beach front condos in Sarasota is that the owner can use the unit for vacations, rent it out or live there all year round while accruing tax benefits and build up of equity similar to the owner of a single family home. However, this type of residence lends itself to a more flexible life style.

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