As 20-year residents and the top Michael Saunder's & Company luxury realtor of Longboat key, we know what it's like to want a little paradise.

Steve and Janet Walter - Walter Group Real Estate - Sunset on the beach on Longboat Key Florida

But the idea of finding the perfect location and buying a vacation home can seem like an unattainable dream. However, with the correct information, resources, and a good realtor, owning a vacation home on Longboat Key is within reach for many buyers.

We created this guide to give you insight into everything a prospective buyer would like to know about purchasing their dream vacation property in this exclusive island paradise.

Introduction

Longboat Key, Florida, is one of the most popular vacation hotspots in the United States. The average monthly temperatures are from the mid-80s in winter and…

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Living on Longboat Key for over 20 years in the Bayview Estates community, we know what island living is all about. Imagine where every day, when the sun rises and sets, you are only minutes away from a beach looking out into the expanse of the Gulf of Mexico or a private boat dock. Longboat Key living is about finding your perfect Zen for the entire day or getting on your boat from your private dock to explore or go fishing.

Longboat Key bayside canal. One of many canal communities private docks.

Aren't you tired of living in a place where freedom is only a dream? Are you longing to break away from the confines of everyday life and move somewhere that celebrates your right to be free? If so, then Longboat Key may be the perfect destination for you.

This beautiful island paradise boasts some of the best…

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Longboat Key is located along Florida's Gulf Coast and a 10-minute drive to Sarasota's downtown. It is an idyllic paradise for those seeking to invest in a home or vacation getaway. Its stunningly beautiful beaches and year-round warm climate provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and adventure.

Whether you are considering buying or selling property on Longboat Key, as a 20-year resident and Longboat Key realtor, we created this guide to provide comprehensive information that can help make your experience enjoyable and successful.

Nestled between Sarasota Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Longboat Key boasts miles of powdery white sand beachfront. From deep sea fishing to golfing to exploring nature preserves, there is something here for everyone…

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The Florida legislature has adopted requirements which mandate that Milestone Inspections and Structural Integrity Reserve Study (SIRS).  It is important that Condo Associations, condo sellers, and condo buyers understand their obligations to comply with this new legislation.

Milestone Inspections

To comply with the new legislation, the Town of Longboat Key requires that all buildings that are three stories or more, and are at least 30 years old, undergo a milestone inspection every ten years. The inspection must be conducted by a licensed engineer or architect. The milestone inspection must evaluate the building's structural integrity, including the roof, walls, foundation, and any other components that support the building.

Milestone…

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Walter Group Real Estate set another benchmark for highest sale ever at Promenade on Longboat Key. Janet Walter and Steve Walter worked with the seller of this fully renovated 10th floor penthouse to facilitate the off-market sale. The 3BR/4BA/2,612sf Promenade Penthouse closed 2/23/23 @ $3.35mm. Call Janet Walter and Steve Walter to experience the Walter Group difference. 941.232.2000/941.809.0907 Michael Saunders & Company Promenade on Longboat Key Penthouse 1003 Gulf of Mexico View

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Buying a new construction home can be daunting. It's like going into the unknown - it feels overwhelming, and you're unsure where to start. But when it comes to making your dreams of owning a home come true, working with a good realtor or estate agent is an absolute must. That's why they say having an experienced guide on your side is worth its weight in gold.

5910 Gulf of Mexico Dr - New Construction Longboat Key

Real estate agents bring expertise, negotiating power, and more to the table that could save buyers time and money while searching for their perfect home. From analyzing comparable properties, offering advice on pricing strategy, understanding complex contracts, and providing access to exclusive listings, there are many advantages associated with enlisting the help of a professional realtor.

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