Clearwater, FL Real Estate News

By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Do you see the child in the swing? The photo was taken in the Clearwater Florida intercoastal waterway and we were surprised to see this child swinging in the tree on a barrier island.As we looked closer, we realized that it is not a REAL child but somebody decided to have some fun and put a life size doll up there in that swing. We spotted this while walking on the island and then took a photo from the boat to share. You never know what you are going to find on our barrier islands.Ready to relocate to our paradise in the sun? Give us a call today for information on homes for sale in the greater Clearwater Florida area.
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Any weekday is a beautiful day to be on the water in Clearwater Florida and the surrounding area!As you can see from the photo, this is indeed a tropical paradise! We avoid going out on the weekends, when everyone else is out on their boat. That is the advantage of living down here, you can pick they day you venture out.The weather is hot and humid, typical Florida summer time and the best place to be is indeed out on the water! Whether boating, swimming, windsurfing or using your standup board to paddle out to a barrier island, life is good down here!Ready to begin your relocation plans for a place in the sun that doesn't have freezing winters? Remember, any weekday is a beautiful day to be on the water in Clearwater Florida and the surrounding area! That applies to eleven months of th...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Nothing like fishing off Clearwater Florida and while I was busy working this week, Ronnie was bringing home dinner!I have to say, I do appreciate a man who goes out and brings home fresh fish. He not only catches the fish, he cleans it and cooks it however I want it! All I have to do is clean up after dinner - THAT is one heck of a deal.Fishing off Clearwater Florida is relaxing and a great place to catch a wide variety of fish. If you are ready to relocate to our little area of paradise, give us a call today to begin your search.  
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Day trips are so much fun and yesterday we took another day trip to Stump Pass State Park just south of Englewood Florida.It was really an awesome day! A good breeze was blowing, the sun was out but temperatures did not go above the high 80's and since we left a little after 6 am, we missed all of the morning rush hour traffic!Stump Pass State Park just south of Englewood Florida is one place I would recommend to anyone for a day trip. You can sift the sand for shark's teeth, enjoy a walk either along the beach and past the sun bleached tree stumps or walk the inland trails on the island. This is just one more reason why living in the Greater Clearwater Florida area just cannot be beat!
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Clearwater Florida's magnificent intercoastal waterway beckons. Are you ready to seriously begin your relocation plans?What could be better than knowing you have an intercoastal waterway like this within minutes from your very own door? That means fresh fish whenever you either go fishing or go down to the local fish market and get fresh fish that has just been unloaded from the boats. Watersports, no matter what you may want to do, are always a possibility. Scuba diving, sailing, paddle boarding , swimming, sun bathing, water skiing - and the list goes on. Year round water sports! Granted, you may want a wet suit during February but normally December is still a great month to get into the water!So what are you waiting for? Don't you hear Clearwater Florida's intercoastal waterway becko...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Hibiscus flowers are always beautiful and that is one thing about living here in the Clearwater Florida area, there is always something in bloom.As we were out for lunch this afternoon, I could not help but notice these beautiful hibiscus flowers and needed to be able to share them with everyone. Since the hibiscus does not grow outside in northern climates, people up north do not realize how large this lovely plant can become!Just one more reason to consider relocation to the Clearwater Florida area! Give us a call now to discuss your plans and begin your search for your home here in the sun! Find out for yourself why we call this living in paradise!
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Enjoying the life we have is something we all need to remember. Perhaps that is why Ron and I choose to take a day each and every week and head out on the boat.There is nothing as relaxing for me as a day on the water and he gets his fishing fix at the same time. Oh, by the way, there is going to be fish for dinner again tonight!
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Another fantastic photo of Clearwater's intercoastal waterway that I wanted to share. We are really lucky to live down here in the Clearwater Florida area, spending at least one day a week out on the water.This is the only way to live life. The ability to relax and unwind out on the water cannot be beat. It is the best possible therapy and something that we both love. If you are ready to change pace and start living your dream, give us a call today! We are here to assist you with all of your real estate needs in the Greater Clearwater Florida area.
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Clearwater Florida's magnificent intercoastal waterway is something I just cannot get enough of! We are indeed lucky to be living down here and with the inventions of modern technology, I manage to take a few hours once or twice each week to get out on the water and still be in communication with clients.Taking time for some relaxation and rest are vital to your mental health. In the fast pace of our modern world, that is so important and nothing can be better than living in the Clearwater Florida area, where we can take the boat out and relax on an island in the intercoastal waterway. Nothing can compare to having a little island to yourself for a few hours! Ready to relocate? Give us a call today for all of your real estate needs.
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
It was another great fishing day off Clearwater for Ronnie today. He managed to catch three redfish, one lady fish, a snook, one mangrove snapper and one sheephead. All during the incoming tide. This is a great way to spend the day and relax. He fishes while I handle emails and blog. A great way to spend time together!We also had several manatee go past again today. That was a special treat.As we were getting ready to leave, I went to release the sheephead, which was on a line in the water. Since everything else was just under legal size to keep, there was no sense in keeping this guy. I am glad his teeth are more like molars and not sharp since he bite me - I wasn't watching where I put my fingers! My fault, he was just trying to get free. That is the culprit in the photo above.This is...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
The boat is Charles Rutenberg Realty's Sailability leaving port in Clearwater Florida. Charles Rutenberg Realty is the only local brokerage that I know of to have it's own boat and I just happened to be here while Ronnie is fishing to be able to catch this photo. It was my 'catch of the day'.
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Lenscrafters has been a great experience thus far. I got my new glasses last week and have had issues with them. When I went in, I explained to the young man that I needed frames that were light and that I have long lashes, so that can be an issue. He assured me that plastic frames were the way to go - not.I picked the new glasses up last Friday. By Saturday, my ear cartilage was killing me. Today I went back in and explained my issue. That plus the fact that I cannot work easily on the computer with the new glasses. Distance and reading are fine but that middle range is not correct. The glasses were WITH the AARP discount over $700 so I expect them to be flawless and Lenscrafters offers a 30 day warranty.The young lady, Veronica, that I dealt with was great this morning. She bent the f...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Clearwater Florida has the best fishing! Every time we go out, Ron cannot reel them in fast enough! Today was another perfect example: The day started out with a ladyfish and a trout before we moved to the location that was our pre-set destination. There Ron caught not only a 38 inch snook but several sheephead. Both the snook and sheephead are excellent eating but the snook was too large to keep. The slot for snook is 28 inches to 33 inches and this big boy was over that size. So we took some photos and put him back in the water to breed new snook.If you are a fisherman or fisherwoman and thinking of relocating to the Clearwater Florida area, give me a call today. I can not only assist with your home purchase put give you some tips on where to fish. Even if you don't fish and are reloc...
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By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(The Deb Ward Team - Keller Williams Realty)
 Take a VIDEO TOUR!  What a find! This 4 bedroom newer construction pool home has it all! Tucked away on a quiet street, this spacious modern house enjoys over a 1/3 of an acre of private Florida living at its best. From the great curb appeal, to the private sparkling pool, this one check off all the boxes. The moment you enter the home, you’ll enjoy the soaring ceilings, the airy and bright great room, and the view to the tropical patio and pool. The kitchen is a chef’s delight and features clever storage choices and opens to the living room-dining room combination - perfect for entertaining. The double-sided fireplace adds a coveted focal point and the angular ceiling is a real conversation piece. The private master suite also enjoys the gas fireplace along with a luxurious private ba...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Clearwater Florida does indeed have a beautiful waterfront. Whether you are living on the shores of the intercoastal waterway or out on one of the barrier islands between the intercoastal and the Gulf of Mexico, our crystal white sandy beaches are among the most beautiful in the nation. Perhaps that is why Clearwater Florida is known around the globe. You don't have to mention 'Florida' when you say Clearwater. People KNOW where it is and how beautiful it is! Those of us who live here appreciate the fact that you can count the number of 'cold' winter days on one hand each year, the sun is almost always shining and gentle breezes are always blowing. Something is always in full bloom bringing in constant changes with floral colors.  If you are ready to relocate, down-size, up-size, obtain...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Spring in Clearwater Florida means spending time on the water. Public schools in our county are on Spring break this week, so the beaches are full of not only tourists but also locals. I remember when I was a kid, my parents would pack the car (we lived in South Tampa) and head over to the Gulf Beaches here in Pinellas County to spend the week when school was out for Spring break. Living here in the Clearwater Florida area means I don't have to pack the car and drive anywhere. I live two blocks from the Gulf of Mexico and it takes less than five minutes to walk over to the shore to enjoy the setting sun in the evening. If you are ready to relocate to the Greater Clearwater Florida area, give us a call today so we can discuss your relocation plans. Have a home to sell in the area, we wou...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
It was indeed a fishy kind of day in Clearwater Florida yesterday! I was enjoying my weekly 'day off' out on the boat and while I was responding to ActiveRain blog comments, Ronnie was busy fishing. Since I had my iPad along for the trip, I got some great photos of the snook, redfish and sheephead that he caught. He has a special fishing spot near a bridge that the snook like to hang out in and he is back there already this morning but he is solo today. I can only take one day a week off for that since being a Realtor means we are busy just about 24/7. Having a cell phone along to answer calls and the iPad to make blog comments and follow up with paperwork sure makes the time pass quickly. And the point does come when I pack it all away and enjoy the sights and sounds of the harbor, fil...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
My Florida Regional MLS Brokers: Zillow Group Opt-In Deadline April 7This is an excerpt of an email that I received from My Florida Regional MLS:   "Dear Broker,URGENT: If you want to syndicate your Listings with Zillow Group take action now! Recent changes between ListHub and Zillow Group require a new opt-in for all brokers who want to send their listings to the Zillow Group. Opting into the Zillow Group automatically syndicates your listings to their network of sites including: Zillow, Trulia, Hotpads, Yahoo! Real Estate, MSN Real Estate, HGTV Frontdoor, Streeteasy, Leju (leading Chinese website) and GoogleNow.  On April 7, 2015, brokers who have NOT opted in will not have their listings advertised on any of the websites in the Zillow Group until the new opt-in is completed."I have d...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Once the sun comes up, this is going to be a boating day! That means a trip out to the islands that separate St Joseph's Sound from the Gulf of Mexico! These days out on the boat are the best way to relax. I attempt to get one day in each week when the weather permits and time allows. It is a mental health day and something I recommend to everyone!
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By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(The Deb Ward Team - Keller Williams Realty)
Last week I sold 1768 Greenlea Drive, Clearwater, Florida.  It is a 4 bedroom, 2 bath, 1 car garage pool home located near Keene Road and Sunset Point Road - just 15 mintues to Clearwater Beach!  The seller called me to sell his house in February after being referred to me by a friend whose Clearwater house I had sold a few years ago.  I actually never met the seller in person, since he already moved to the Florida Keys and was using the house as a rental.  I coordinated with the tenant to get the house on the market, and after just one day, we received a FULL PRICE CASH OFFER!    I would love the opportunity to sell your Pinellas County home for you too!  If you're not sure how to get started, just give me a call at 727-216-9247, and I will explain the home selling process step-by-step...
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