Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New condos for sale


The last we knew, these new condos facing the water on the west side of Cedar Key, were selling for about $400,000. Location is everything!

14 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

so many facing the water. so nice to see the water

Gunn White said...

Location- Location-Location. As most places, you can do something with the house and garden, but the view and neighborhood you can not.

Another nice and interesting shot.

Florida looks like a great place to live!!

Don and Krise said...

Now where'd I put that lotto ticket..........

Julie said...

What does that word mean "condo"? I know it is short for condominium. Where did the word come from? What sort of housing is it usually? Take the pink one: is that all one home to a family or so? It does not look particularly weather proof ... dont you have cyclones around that part of the world ... or hurricanes ... or typhoons .. never sure of the difference between all those. Do you have building regulations to ensure that buildings can resist winds of specific speed etc.

brattcat said...

Location and light.
(sorry about the 'jacbo'...i didn't see the spelling error until it was too late...guess i've still got some morning cobwebs in my fingers)

Jacob said...

@ Julie - Wow, you're full of questions this morning! ;-)

Condo means different things around here, but usually refers to a unit within a group of units, the latter being governed by elected officials who collect dues and provide for common services such as garbage collection and external repairs.

There are numerous configurations of "condominiums" in Florida. For example, at one point we lived in a 24-unit concrete block building that was a condominium. Later, we moved into a four-unit building in a larger group of four-unit buildings, and those were also called condos. It gets very confusing.

These particular units, I believe, house two families or individuals. My guess is they are constructed with a masonry board...but notice the concrete pillars...

Yes, lots of hurricanes have come through here, and building codes have become upgraded. I'm not sure what Cedar Key's codes say about wind resistance, but many in Florida require buildings to meet the fury of a Category 4 hurricane which is somewhere around 130-140 mph.

The reason these are on concrete stilts is that most hurricane damage comes not from high winds but from storm surge. (I'll post a photo tomorrow indicating how high the water has gotten in Cedar Key). The stilts allow the water to flow through without tearing down the building and washing it out to sea.

Hope that helps.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful and big! It's a good sign, means that economy keeps strong there.
They are so care about gardens, aren't they? Beautiful trees!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

Location is the key word. A view of anything seems to sell a building.
I have lived out in the country most of my life I wonder if I could even be happy living close to people. Maybe they wouldn't want to live close to me---hmmmm I'll have to ponder on that. LOL MB

Tricia said...

Location Location Location! but $400,000? Dear GOD in Heaven - That's more than an arm & a leg - that's more than my whole anatomy!!! hehehe

Lois said...

I like the pastels.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I couldn't afford the property taxes but admit the views must be special.

amatamari© said...

Too expensive for me!
:-)

jusdealem said...

For that price, the view sure better be spectacular! Great shot, love the flowers.

Newport Realty said...

Nice Condos . What would be the price of these condos ? I like photograph. Thanks for sharing.


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