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Happy New Year from the Venice Hometown Realty Team!  This is shaping up to be the busiest season ever.  I don't think I have ever seen so many people out and about town. Tons of activities going on, be sure to check out the Venice Mainstreet Calendar of Events. Click on Calendar to access it directly.

  My January newsletter just came out.  If interested in viewing click Newsletter it is filled with helpful consumer and health tips, wild trivia, funny jokes, entertainment, quotes and more.  You can email your contact info if you would like to receive the newsletter automatically on a monthly basis.

Here to a great season and a healthy New Year!
Janet Thomas
Posted by Janet Thomas on January 5th, 2016 4:26 PM

Happy New Year From All of Us At Venice Hometown Realty!
Our Snowbird Friends will arrive to warm sunny days.  If you arrive in Venice early be sure to check out the fireworks at Sharky's  on New Year's Eve!  Lots of fun activities planned!

Many of you already receive our Service for life Newsletter by email.  Click on Newsletter  for a sneak preview of the January Edition.  For those of you who haven't signed up yet, you will find it's loaded with useful consumer and health tips, wild trivia, funny jokes, entertainment, quotes and more.  I think you will really enjoy it!  If you are interested in receiving our monthly newsletter, give us your name and email address.  We will not share your private information with anyone nor contact you unless we are requested by you to do so.

Here's to a Healthy, Happy and Prosperous 2016!
Janet Thomas

Posted by Janet Thomas on January 5th, 2016 4:13 PM
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$1,250,000.00
147 TAMPA AVE E 801

Venice, FL 34285



Beds: 2 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 2404
Garage: 1 Built: 2004
 

Venice Island Penthouse Condo
This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Janet Thomas
Venice Hometown Realty, LLC
9413063059
www.venicehometownrealty.com



 
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Posted by Janet Thomas on May 13th, 2015 11:19 AM
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$149,900.00
639 VERROCCHIO DR # 639

Nokomis, FL 34275



Beds: 2 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 2432
Garage: 0 Built: 1980
 

Sorrento East Villa
This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Janet Thomas
Venice Hometown Realty, LLC
9413063059
www.venicehometownrealty.com



 
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Posted by Janet Thomas on November 7th, 2014 3:58 PM

This article I wrote was recently published in the Venice Gondolier:

Why is Everyone Moving to Venice, FL??

            While the reasons to move to the beautiful state of Florida may seem obvious to many- magnificent beaches, radiant sunshine, laid back lifestyle…(I could go on and on here) what is it that makes my home town so special to relocating families and retirees alike?

            Located just south of the busy town of Sarasota and north of overloaded Fort Myers, Venice is the hidden gem of the west coast. The west coast of Florida is known for the mellow, unhurried living that families and retirees enjoy, where the east coast is more hustle-bustle. Here on the west coast, we get the beautiful beaches, quality dining and wild life of the other coast- without the traffic. Not to mention it’s expensive over there. Very expensive. While some prefer to carouse the wild streets of South Beach on a daily basis, we west-coasters find it more suitable for a fun weekend getaway.

            What makes Venice so special? Our beautiful beaches? Our top notch cuisine? Maybe it’s our ongoing activities for every age? I’ll let you in on the secret. It’s our size! We are a small town. Most of the happenings in Venice occur on the island- the main hub of Venice. While there are many people living on the island, the majority of our population resides on the mainland. The size of Venice Island limits our growth, and our zoning laws prevent it from becoming commercialized. Venice will always have that small town feel while also providing luxury amenities. Although most happenings occur on the island, there are plenty of reasons people choose to live off of the island on the mainland. Venice boasts top notch golf course communities, state parks, and much more! Not to mention, at any point in Venice, you will never be more than 20 minutes from the beach MAX!

            All in all, people are moving to Venice for the same reasons I love living here. As a REALTOR?, I have the privilege of introducing people to my wonderful town. Many people stay in one of our rental properties (usually during our season, January, February and March) and fall in love with our community, leading them to purchase a home and relocate. I also work with people that are looking ahead for their retirement that decide to purchase a home and lease it out through our company. Then, when they are able, they migrate into the home themselves. I have also worked with relocating families that see Venice as a fun, safe, supportive environment to raise their children.

            That is why everyone is moving to Venice. And who could blame them? The only way you can truly appreciate Venice is to come experience the “island life” for yourself. We’ll be waiting!

 

Interesting facts about Venice, FL from bestplaces.net :

  • Home appreciation the last year has been 13.90 percent.
  • Compared to the rest of the country, Venice's cost of living is 0.20% Lower than the U.S. average.
  • Venice public schools spend $13,014 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 17.3 students per teacher in Venice.
  • The unemployment rate in Venice is 5.30 percent (U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Venice jobs have increased by 5.19 percent.

 

Victoria
Victoria Thomas, Venice Hometown Realty

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Posted by on August 25th, 2014 2:52 AM
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$0.00
4282 Lenox Blvd.

Venice, FL 34293



Beds: 2 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 1534
Garage: 2 Built: 2014
 

Coming Soon! Brand New, Never Lived in Villa in Gated Community of Ventura Village. 2 bedrooms 2 baths 2 car garage and den with a wooded preserve view.
This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Janet Thomas
Venice Hometown Realty, LLC, Florida Licensed Broker
9413063059
www.venicehometownrealty.com



 
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Posted by Janet Thomas on April 7th, 2014 2:53 PM

Happy Holiday Season!

Yes, it's 80 degrees in Venice, Florida ... and it's December!  If you live north of Florida, here's the good news - we have a few rentals that have just become available! 

You can escape the cold and snow and enjoy the warm tropical lifestyle of Florida living.  Beautiful sunsets, warm sandy beach shores and restaurants galore!

Available:

  • 1 condo on the beach for February
  • 1 house in Venice for March
  • 7 locations for January

Please phone or email reservations@venicehometownrealty.com for more details on these wonderful rentals.

Selling?  If you've been thinking about listing your home for sale, now is the time!  Inventory is very  low and the buyers have arrived looking for their piece of paradise!  Call our office at 941-306-3059 to see about listing your home with us.

We wish you a safe and joyous Holiday Season with your friends and family.  We look forward to seeing you in the next few months here in sunny warm Venice, Florida!

Sincerely,

Pam Dix

Rental Manager

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Posted by Janet Thomas on December 11th, 2013 11:23 AM
Hello!

It's been a very busy summer here in Venice, Florida.  The weather is hot and so is the market!  It's a great time to list your home if you've been considering selling.  There are many buyers looking to purchase in Venice and surrounding areas because they visit our city and love the charm of the area.  Purchasing a home and placing it in our Rental Program is another option if you're not quite ready for retirement but want to have your piece of paradise waiting for you - and earning you money.

As far as our Rental Program, we are almost fully booked for our upcoming 2014 Season.  If you've been thinking about spending the winter with us, it's time to secure your rental property!  The rentals we have remaining are listed on our webpage:   http://www.venicehometownrentals.com/Hotnewlistings.   
If you see something that fits your needs, it's time to grab it!

Please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions at 941-306-3059.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Pam Dix
Rental Manager

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Posted by on September 25th, 2013 4:58 PM
A Recent article in the Los Angeles Times, by Lew Sichelman, titled Checkbook IRA's invest retirement funds in real estate, gives readers info on how to use their IRA's for real estate investment.  It's not a new idea but was created 20 years ago.  I am surprised that more people are using this tool for retirement accounts.  If you would like a copy of the article, give us an email or call!
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Posted by Janet Thomas on August 30th, 2013 11:42 AM
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$329,000.00
1331 Guardian Dr.

Venice, FL 34292



Beds: 3 Rooms: 0
Full Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 3265
Garage: 3 Built: 1985
 

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, 3 Car Garage, Pool and Spa, on over 1 acre just minutes from the Beach!
This is a new listing that
I thought you might be
interested in. Visit this
listing online to see more
photos of the property,
Google? Earth satellite
images, and much more.
 

If you have any questions
about this property or
require more information,
please feel free to call.

Janet Thomas
Venice Hometown Realty, LLC, Florida Licensed Broker
9413063059
www.venicehometownrealty.com



 
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Posted by Janet Thomas on June 24th, 2013 12:03 PM

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