Carrollwood, FL Real Estate News

By Sharon Richards
(Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida)
Since we live in Florida, we need to keep our family safe this storm season.  Like every other state, Florida is dealing with dire economic realities that already have forced severe cutbacks for all of us.  All the more reason for Floridians to prepare to have a plan, to stock away the supplies we will need and to pay careful attention as storms head our way. First, you should make a family disaster plan.  If you need help - go online to www.tampabayprepares.org or www.floridadisaster.org  Second, you need to refer to the hurricane evacuation map to see where you live and your evacuation zone.  Determine if and when you would have to evacuate.  REMEMBER - ALL MOBILE HOME RESIDENTS MUST EVACUATE REGARDLESS OF LOCATION.  If you have to evacuate, decide now where you would go - to a frien...
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By Sharon Richards
(Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida)
    As I was reading the Making Tracks newsletter from the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, I am proud to report we were selected as the number 1 cat friendly city in the United States.   The article was written by Sherri Silk, Executive Director of Humane Society.  Below is a copy of the article   Recently the CATalyst Council announced that Tampa Bay was selected as the #1 Cat Friendly City in the country!  Tampa was followed by Phoenix, San Francisco, Portland, Denver, Boston, Seattle, San Diego, Atlanta, and Minneapolis.  The list was compiled after reviewing the top 25 standard metropolitan areas for such data as cat ownership per capita, level of veterinary care, micro chipping and cat friendly local ordinances.   According to Dan Kramer, chairman of CATalyst Council, "Our goal is to ...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Carrollwood is about 15 miles of north and a little west of downtown Tampa. Matt Jetton of Sun State Builders, began building homes around the 200 acre Lake Carroll in the 1950's. By 1974, a little over 900 homes were built all with access to Lake Carroll. These homes sold for $20,000 to $40,000. Today they sell for considerly more. Carrollwood has expanded to include many more communities such as Lake Magdalene, Northdale, Carrollwood Village or Whispering Oaks.  Carrollwood is located along North Dale Mabry. Carrollwood's good schools, churches, ample shopping and outstanding restaurants make it a wonderful home location.  Prices range from the mid $100,000's to over $1,000,000 for lake front sites. Carrolwood has beautiful single family homes, villas, townhomes, condos, and waterfron...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
I know it can be very shocking to answer the door and find out that you have been served.  You are just renting the home, right?  Now what?  Do you have to move out fast?  Fannie Mae has a new policy where they want the renters to remain in the home, even if the owner of the home is behind in payments and in foreclosure.  If this is your situation, Fannie Mae would actually like to enter into a rental agreement with you.  This is a new program that would allow you to continue to rent the home with Fannie Mae while the property is up for sale.  This is an attempt for Fannie Mae to help tenants as well as to help neighborhoods hit hard by foreclosures.  The approximate number of tenants and rental properties to sign up for this program would be approximately 4000.  Again, Fannie Mae is at...
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By Sharon Richards
(Kirsten Realty Tampa Florida)
 Happy Clients!               Critter Cronies, Tampa, Florida Member of Pet Sitters International, Pet Tech, Inc. Qualified Pet First Aid Instructor, and founder of Tampa Area Professional Pet Sitter Network Professional Pet Sitting In Your Home I was so glad to meet Caroline Drake who owns Critter Cronies, Inc.   She is a qualified pet tech, and pet first aid instructor. Caroline is trained in pet first aid and CPR and is qualified to teach Pet Tech Inc. which mission statement is improving the quality of pets' lives, one pet owner at a time.  Caroline also mails out her newsletter which is called Your Treasured Friends which she keeps us updated on her life and her own fur children. I must say her newsletter is very entertaining for she is a good writer.  I feel more relaxed when I tr...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Carrollwood is one of Hillsborough County's first planned communities in the Tampa area. It was originally established in the 1960's. It has beautiful homes with traditional Florida ambience. Due to the communities convenient access to local main roads, interstates and highways, it is easy to commute to downtown Tampa or MacDill Airforce Base.Carrollwood is mainly a residential area approximately 10 miles northwest of downtown Tampa, The sparkling water of Lake Carroll is in the center of the area.  Carrollwood is located along North Dale Mabry. Carrollwood's good schools, churches, ample shopping and outstanding restaurants make it a wonderful home location.  Prices range from the mid $100,000's to over $1,000,000 for lake front sites. Carrolwood has beautiful single family homes, vill...
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By UNITYONE.com Attorney Owned and Operated
(UNITY ONE )
Aftenposten "Eveing Post", January 26, 2008UNITY ONE made international news when interviewed by Norwegian reporter John Hultgren. Mr Hultgren was here to report on Florida's sliding economy and housing market which has resulted in the recent increases in mortgage foreclosures and the unemployment rate. The Aftenposten (the 'Evening Post") is Norway's second largest newspaper (after Verdens Gang) with a circulation of 256,600 for the morning edition, 155,400 for the separate evening edition and 232,900 for the Sunday edition (2003). With a long tradition of serious journalism, the paper was long considered the leading Norwegian newspaper. Strong competition in a shrinking market has made the paper opt for a broader appeal, however, as signified by the conversion from broadsheet to tablo...
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By Douglas Bailey
(Mortgage officer)
As a Home Lending employee, it is important you know that Chase is fully committed to helping consumers achieve and sustain homeownership. Just as important, our customers need to know about our commitment. To serve both these purposes, we are launching the "Responsible Lending Campaign."Recent news about the mortgage market has left some consumers feeling wary of our industry and unsure of their personal level of knowledge about which mortgage suits their needs. In response to the market environment, we've recently restructured some of our products and tightened some policies to ensure that the right customers are qualifying for the right loans. Now more than ever, it is critical that consumers recognize Chase as a reputable and dependable lender. Also, we want you as an employee to be...
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By Katrina Madewell, Tampa FL Homes for sale | Tampa Bay - (813) 777-1196
(Charles Rutenberg Rlty- More than 5,000 agents(813) 777-1196)
CARROLLWOOD - There's nothing to bring a community together like a new recreation center.At least that's what Mark Snellgrove, president of the Carrollwood Civic Association, is hoping for when the Carrollwood Recreation Center is completed.  'I'm sure it will generate a higher degree of resident use because it is a new facility and there is more space there,' he said.The long-awaited recreation center could be open for business slightly ahead of schedule, said Becky Hanley, president of Carrollwood Recreation District.  The center, under construction at 3516 MacFarland Road, is set to open by this week or next, ahead of the original mid- to late-June opening, she said.The previous 30-year-old center was demolished in October to make room for the new one. At 3,000 square feet, the cente...
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