A example of using our data resources and expertise: Your in Chicago and it's March. You've been to Sarasota, Fl. and you want to buy a hotel there. Criteria are modest: 10 to 30 units, less than 200 per sq. ft. Nice units with an average value of $100,000 to $200,000 a unit. Let's see what we can find.
First we locate all hotel\motels in Sarasota County and color code based on assessed value / sq. ft. of building area to arrive at a range as shown in the legend below.
We then select just those parcels that are under $200 per sq. ft. in value and map them out as shown.
The next step is to divide the assessed value by the number of units to arrive at a cost per unit. You figure cost per unit should square cost per night, and amount of work tnecessary to be a successful hotelier. This map shows the cost per unit seperated into categories shown in the legend at left.
The end result of selecting just those parcels with between 100,000 and 200,000 per unit cost. The parcels to the north do not meet the number of units desired criteria so, Siesta Key get's first look.
The same parcels shown as an overlay in Google Maps.
Here is a closer look at the place. Be sure to contact them before droping by. They may not want to sell.
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