If your looking for a home in Florida here are some things to consider and you can find answers in a MLS listing. Review the listing for the following
Block construction vs Wood --- block usually saves money on insurance
Flood Zone: X means you do not need flood insurance if you have a mortgage on your home.
HOA and or CDD fees- homes in certain communities may have additional cost to live in that neighborhood
55 plus communities- these communities Not all but more often than not tend to be quieter, cleaner, safer and offer amenities/activities
Location: Closer to I75- West of the trail (41)/nearer the beaches or coast.
PLUMBING- always look at condition of plumbing- does it have a water softening filtration system
Utilities: do you want Septic and Well or Public
Size: square footage of living space, garage, pool and the lot
Taxes: check to see if it is homesteaded or not. A lot of Florida homes are owned by people that do not live in them year round or do not claim as primary residence. Taxes are much higher on a home that is not Homesteaded. The current tax amount does not reflect what you will pay. A home that is sold will be reassessed by the county. Recent permits or updates to a home can increase the assessed value.
Room: the sizes of the rooms and type of flooring in each is often disclosed
Roof- type of roof - shingle or ceramic- Ceramic lasts longer but is more expensive to replace. You can check the age of the roof by doing a permit search with the county the home is in.
What are you looking for in a home? Share with me the details of what your looking for and I can run a search on the MLS and send you the listing. The listing will include all the info disclosed about the home above. I am a buyers agent and I work diligently to find the home that suits my buyers needs.
I look forward to working with you. If you have any questions please contact me- call , text, or email works.