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Username Post: Myakka City, Florida        (Topic#359626)
HYPR 
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01-28-20 06:08 PM - Post#2785380    

Is anyone familiar with this city?
I would like to learn as much as I can about it.
Weather, Humidity level each season, Motorcycle season length. Horse country? Hot Rod community? Crime rate? Political climate? Social activities?
Anything and everything you can tell me.
Thanks,
Bob

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Maxbigblock 
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01-29-20 05:56 AM - Post#2785393    
    In response to HYPR

I have never lived it that area of Florida. I'm on the east coast south of you. That said, Myakka City looks to be about 30 minutes or so from Bradenton which has a drag strip. In the other direction you should be about an hour from Sebring with its world renowned track Sebring International Raceway. Our humidity level is usually at least 50 per cent and generally higher. You can ride a motorcycle year round, but make sure to be prepared for some rain. In the summer it rains everyday but it's usually a brief shower for about a half hour. Hopefully some of the other CT members will have more input for you.

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01-29-20 06:27 AM - Post#2785394    
    In response to HYPR

PRICES SEEM A TAD HIGH
https://www.zillow.com/myakka-city-fl/


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2blu52 
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01-29-20 06:52 AM - Post#2785396    
    In response to TAT_2

Zillow is a good source of information but the values they place on property is in my estimation pretty high.
If you check the appraised values for tax purposes which in Montana starts with the last sale price or close to it, they are about 60,000.00 over that price. Example is the house next door sold for $158,000 but the estimate Zillow value is over 200,000.

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HYPR 
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01-29-20 10:01 AM - Post#2785408    
    In response to 2blu52

Regarding Zillow, As a Real Estate professional and investor I put absolutely no credence in Zillow's estimates since they like any AVM do not take key elements of value into consideration, Location, Condition, things like busy traffic and noise influences which are referred to as economic obsolescence (for example things that cannot be cured since they are not on the property however may be undesirable enough to effect the desirability). Structural obsolescence issues (structure like condition, room count, size, etc) are things a homeowner can cure and subsequently with statistical history someone can attach a value to them.
Anyway, I have access to values and availability. What I am missing is the things I was inquiring about. I know Muscle Car Museum is nearby along with the other car themed facilities and other museums. I had forgotten about the Drag strip in Bradenton so thank you for that.
I also appreciate the humidity report as that is a huge concern having grown up in Maryland and lived in Houston both extremely humid areas I have no desire to repeat in my life. 50% average with occasional higher levels are something we can deal with. Just as long as it is not as stifling as Houston where you dry off after a shower and go out and immediately are soaking wet again! Something in the 60-75% range is ok. What are the temp ranges? I have read the NOAA report. Yes I see the Precip average and see the highest is June-September. Is that it has short showers many days or several consecutive days of rain?

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2blu52 
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01-29-20 12:51 PM - Post#2785416    
    In response to HYPR

Retired, former real estate broker, spent my last 10 years working as a real estate appraiser for the Department of transportation. Based my opinion of Zillow on that experience.

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HYPR 
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01-29-20 01:02 PM - Post#2785417    
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  • 2blu52 Said:
Retired, former real estate broker, spent my last 10 years working as a real estate appraiser for the Department of transportation. Based my opinion of Zillow on that experience.


Yep, we are on the same page on that one! I sold a property and after it recorded Zillow came back and said it was less. Then a month later it came back $10K higher and there had been no sales to support that. In fact there had been no sales closed in any of the surrounding tracts. LOL. A month later the Zestimate was within a $1K of the closing price. It's not just Zillow but AVMs in general. My Ex is a 22year veteran Appraiser. Zillow is only as good as the data feed they get and many listings are withheld from them. I just had two that the sellers wanted the listings withheld from them which here the MLS will oblige.


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02-03-20 07:59 AM - Post#2785771    
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"Just as long as it is not as stifling as Houston where you dry off after a shower and go out and immediately are soaking wet again!"

Might stay clear then, 'cause it's certainly as bad as Houston, humidity-wise. Kinda out in the country with one main road going through, a state highway..
Just sayin'....

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HYPR 
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02-03-20 10:04 AM - Post#2785785    
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  • wagonmaster Said:
"Just as long as it is not as stifling as Houston where you dry off after a shower and go out and immediately are soaking wet again!"

Might stay clear then, 'cause it's certainly as bad as Houston, humidity-wise. Kinda out in the country with one main road going through, a state highway..
Just sayin'....


Thanks Joe. That's what I was looking to hear. I know most of Florida is humid but some areas have a breeze that makes it a bit more tolerable. Myakka City sure looks peaceful and laid back enough though.
Bob

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wagonmaster 
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02-07-20 07:40 AM - Post#2786043    
    In response to HYPR

It's peaceful, or was the last time I was there.. Had a nice country restaurant in the middle of town that was pretty good.
Keep in mind that I haven't been there for many years.....

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HYPR 
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02-07-20 09:58 AM - Post#2786057    
    In response to wagonmaster

Thank you everyone. Sounds great but in the end the Humidity is a deal breaker that and the time distance to my kids so looks like we will be looking more on the west coast or southwest.
Bob

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Chevrobert 
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02-07-20 03:57 PM - Post#2786075    
    In response to HYPR

I've been through there a couple times.
Reminded me of small town Texas.
Off the main roads its more Mississippi.
A lot of Florida is
turn the corner
its a different place.
Same all over.
You gotta do your homework
Good Luck.
  • HYPR Said:
Thank you everyone. Sounds great but in the end the Humidity is a deal breaker that and the time distance to my kids so looks like we will be looking more on the west coast or southwest.
Bob


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02-07-20 07:42 PM - Post#2786088    
    In response to Chevrobert

Barstow works, too, Bob!

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HYPR 
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02-08-20 01:00 AM - Post#2786101    
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  • CowboyTrukr Said:
Barstow works, too, Bob!


Hey Greg! Yeah well we are looking to get the hell out of California! Another area we are looking at is Ruidoso New Mexico. Neat little town with all the amenities of a larger town. Only problem is it is 3 hours from any large city. Only reasonable close airport is in El Paso 2.5 hours away. The search continues. LOL
Bob

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wagonman100 
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02-08-20 09:31 PM - Post#2786145    
    In response to HYPR

I can’t blame you for not wanting to come back to Maryland because of the humidity. Most summer days you have to chew the air before you can ingest it.

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02-12-20 12:25 PM - Post#2786377    
    In response to wagonman100

I used to ride in FL and was miserable all the times, except during nights. Always very hot.

I now live in Savannah, GA and realistically only ride 2-3 months out of the year - the coldest months.

I can't understand how people can tolerate riding in the heat (I am an ATGATT rider - I dont ride in shirts/pants).



 
HYPR 
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02-12-20 03:15 PM - Post#2786384    
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  • Matt Said:
I used to ride in FL and was miserable all the times, except during nights. Always very hot.

I now live in Savannah, GA and realistically only ride 2-3 months out of the year - the coldest months.

I can't understand how people can tolerate riding in the heat (I am an ATGATT rider - I dont ride in shirts/pants).


Yep Matt,
I have written it off. I grew up in Maryland and the humidity was horrible. Then for some stupid idea I moved to Houston which was even worse. I have been living in California for the past 34 years and am spoiled because I ride 9-10 months out of the year and can horseback about the same. The political climate and expenses have totally ruined it for me. So we are done. As a Realtor I relocated 6 people out of California last year alone. So now I am looking for both an area to move my investment properties and my self to retire to. I think I am going to stay out West at this point and am looking west of Texas but staying away from places like Wyoming and Montana because they are just too damn cold in the winter time.
Thanks everyone.
Bob


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2blu52 
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02-12-20 03:45 PM - Post#2786388    
    In response to HYPR

Rogers pass, highway 200 west of I-15, a mere -72 degrees was the coldest. A friend lived in Fort Shaw woke up with ice in his hair and eyebrows frozen. A tad chilly but livable. Remember it is a dry cold.

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