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St Petersburg Waterfront Neighborhoods: Venetian Isles

 Venetian Isles is a popular waterfront neighborhood in northeast St Petersburg Florida. It has 525 homes, most of which were built in the 1970s. Many of the homes have been renovated and some have been torn down so that new homes could be built on the site. Most of the homes are on sailboat water, meaning there are no bridges and that the water depth is sufficiently deep for most sailboats. It’s important to verify this for any home you’re considering, based on your particular boat. Any offer to purchase a home should include a contingency that you verify the water depth within the inspection period. 

The northeast location of Venetian Isles is convenient both to Downtown St Petersburg and Tampa (including MacDill AFB). Many retired military officers have chosen Venetian Isles as their home.

Waterfront homes in Venetian Isles are currently listed from $399,000 to $1,580,000. For more information on waterfront homes in Venetian Isles or to make an appointment to see these Venetian Isles homes, contact The Simms Team at ALVA International, Inc.

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St Petersburg: Broadwater waterfront neighborhood

Broadwater waterfront in St Petersburg

 St Petersburg is a wonderful waterfront community. We have great water views from downtown, marinas that surround the peninsula, and many desirable waterfront communities. This photo is of Broadwater, a neighborhood in southwest St Petersburg on Boca Ciega Bay. Many of the properties offer deep water for sailboats. There are dozens of nearby restaurants that have docks so that you can boat for lunch, dock your boat, and cruise back. 


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Buying a house on sailboat water

 Are you buying a house on sailboat water? Sailboat water can mean different things to different people and you should definitely have certain things verified before completing a purchase. The most obvious qualifications are water depth (determined both by your keel and the tides at various times of the year) and whether there are any fixed bridges between your home and the bay or gulf. You may also want to determine how frequently a drawbridge opens and whether any bridge construction is planned.

Does the property have tie poles? Are they sufficient for the beam of your boat? If not, can they be moved or installed? 

You may want to insert a clause in your offer that during the 10 day inspection period the property is also subject to your determining the water depth, the ability to install tie poles where needed, etc. 

Be sure to choose an agent who knows waterfront and who’ll be able to help you ask the right questions.

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