Palm Harbor, FL Real Estate News

By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
   Pretty in Pink Even Her Engine  You know that we went to  the 5th Annual Old Palm Harbor Car Show for Breast Cancer over the weekend?     I wanted you to see this special car.     And her engine      Isn't she Pretty in Pink, even her engine? Photos by Toni Weidman of Re/Max New Dimensions   Recent Posts Rock the Park in New Port Richey Keep Your Eyes Open Home Sales April 2013 New Port Richey Is It Time For A New Nest? Express Clydesdales Visit New Port Richey   Pretty in Pink, Even Her Engine  
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Fifth Annual Old Palm Harbor Car Show For Breast Cancer-May 4, 2013   Another great car show in Old Palm Harbor, FL. Registration is 8am-10am for cars. Pre-registration is $20 and if you register on the day of the show, it’s $25.00. The car show is free to the public.     There will be music and entertainment all day with prizes and a 50/50 giveaway too. We try to get to this one each year. Be sure to bring along water to drink, put on plenty of sunscreen; and this year, according to the weather person, you might want to bring an umbrella for an occasional shower.         Come out and see the beautiful cars and have fun; all for breast cancer research.   Recent Posts Is It Time For A New Nest? Express Clydesdales Visit New Port Richey REO & Bank Owned Homes in New Port Richey The Tail...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Come To Our ActiveRain Meet Up April 11, 2013 at Ohana Cafe   All ActiveRainers out there and those who are interested in ActiveRain come join us at Ohana Cafe, 306 Orange St. N, Palm Harbor, FL.  We’ll be meeting at noon till whenever. The folks at Ohana Cafe are so warm and welcoming-you will love it. Photo taken by Toni Weidman at our last meet up at Ohana Cafe Come and talk about your ActiveRain experiences, your tech experiences and what great programs you use or don’t use. It’s not just for Realtors: Share your ideas for real estate related fields: loans, inspections, staging. We meet regularly and I loveseeing all my AR friends.   Barbara Jo Roberts will be our hostess once more and we will have a great ActiveRain time.   Recent Posts Home Sales First Quarter 2012 Citizens is at ...
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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)
"Why do I need to do a final walk-through? I just want the keys to my new home so I can move in!" I have heard that question more than once through my years of selling homes and I always tell clients the same thing. Theoretically, you can just sign off and not do the final walk-through, but if the home is not in the condition you are expecting it to be, you have just signed that you will accept it anyway. There are so many things that need to be addressed: -Have the repairs been completed as promised? -Have the repairs been completed by a professional? -Are all of the appliances and other items that should be left in the home still there? -Is the home left in 'broom clean' condition?  Here in Florida, 'broom clean' is the acceptable condition. I have had buyers who want holes in the wal...
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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 flowers bring March showers. Perhaps not the way the saying goes, but certainly the case here in the Palm Harbor Florida area this month. Our flowers are showing a multitude of magnificent colors and the weather has been reminding us that rains are in the forecast for much of the month. The great thing about living down here in Florida's Suncoast is that even when it rains, it is normally a short rain preceded or followed by blue skies and plenty of sunshine. With temperatures going up to near 80 again today, it is wonderful weather to be outside enjoying the sights, sounds and smells of Spring in the air! If you are ready to relocate down here to the Palm Harbor Florida area, give me a call today to discuss your home search and relocation plans!
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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)
Wagon Wheel Flea Market down in Pinellas Park was our goal yesterday. Wagon Wheel and Mustang Flea Markets have combined to one enormous facility on Park Street. It is a relatively short drive from Palm Harbor Florida. While there, I was able to get a few Asian radishes (they are long, white and look like German radishes), as well as a lot of wonderful fresh fruit and veggies. Today we are heading north, to the flea market on State Road 52 up in Hudson. Ronnie is looking for fishing supplies to repair rods and naturally, new line and hooks. I am going to get a couple of new orchid plants and some pots for transplanting. We have so many wonderful flea markets and farmer's markets here in the Palm Harbor Florida area! Going through the parking lot, I would estimate that about a fourth of ...
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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)
Selling your home means always having it ready to show! This is so important and something that cannot be stressed enough to sellers! You never know when the phone is going to ring and a potential buyer wants to see your listing. What do you need to do? Well, assuming that you have followed your Realtors instructions on getting the home ready for market before it was ever listed, there are certain things that you need to get into the habit of doing on a daily basis. If you have pets, those pets need to be crated when you leave since potential buyers and their agents do NOT want to have to chase your dog or cat down the street because it got out accidentally. In addition to that, many people do not want pets jumping on them. Remember that your kitty litter box needs to be changed daily! ...
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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)
Palm Harbor Florida market report for single family homes that have sold during February 2013 show that there were 63 completed sales. These homes ranged from a closed sale price of one million dollars for a four bedroom four bath home with just under 5000 sq ft of living space down to a the least expensive sale, which was a three bedroom 2 bath home with just under 1300 sq ft of living space that sold for $80,500. While there were more sold homes during February in Palm Harbor, the average time on the market increased over January, to 71 days on average. If you are interested in purchasing here in the Palm Harbor Florida area, give me a call so we can discuss your plans and I can set up a home search for you.
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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)
Palm Harbor Florida Market Report for January 2013 shows that 53 single family homes were sold. These homes ranged in price from a high of $700,000 for a short sale home with just under 5000 sq ft of living space down to $30,000 for a small 2 bedroom 1 bath home with under 800 sq ft. There is indeed something for everybody but with the inventory extremely low, finding that perfect home can indeed be frustrating right now. The average time on market during January 2013 was only 69 days! If you are considering purchasing in the Palm Harbor Florida area, give me a call so we can discuss your plans. I would love to assist you with your home 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)
Wall Springs Park here in Palm Harbor Florida was our destination for a late afternoon walk and it is indeed just another day in paradise. Those of us who live down here love being able to take walks out in the sun in sleeveless shirts on days like today. The temperature was just below 80 and there was a gentle breeze. What could be better? Tired of the endless snows? Come on down! I would love to assist you with a home search here in the Palm Harbor Florida area! Give me a call today.
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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)
What does proof of funds mean? How do I supply that information? Proof of funds means that you plan on paying for your purchase of a home or condo with cash. While you may have plenty of money in the bank and paying cash is not a problem, the seller wants proof that you have the funds. The simplest way to provide proof of funds is to print out a copy of your bank statement (or statement from wherever you have these funds) and black out the account number. You want to be sure your name and address are on the printout, as well as the date. It needs to be current (within the last 30 days). This information needs to be supplied to your Realtor before you begin looking at properties. Why? Well, although your Realtor has told you that you need to supply proof of funds, unless that proof has a...
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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)
Wall Springs Park in Palm Harbor Florida is indeed the place where the fish mingle. Ronnie and I took a walk up to the park late yesterday afternoon and were amazed at the hundreds of fish that were in the spring section. The spring feeds out into Boggy Bayou and as the tide changes, the fish go in and out between the fresh spring waters and the salt water of Boggy Bayou. Yesterday there were hundreds of fish! More than we have seen there in a long time. Mullet, sheephead, snook, red fish, needlefish and so many others. Some of the smaller fish that were not mullet kept jumping out of the water to flee the hungry snook that were obviously chasing them! We are so lucky to have Wall Springs Park here in Palm Harbor Florida. It is a wonderful place to walk to from our home in Crystal Beach...
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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)
Pinellas County Florida's single family home statistics compare December 2011 to December 2012 and the information is indeed positive! Pinellas County is located directly west of Tampa and includes the areas of Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater and towns further south all the way down to St Petersburg.  Now that we know what is included in this report, let's see some figures: Remember, this is for single family homes Closed Sales:       12/2012 - 924         12/2011 - 741         +24.7% Cash Sales:         12/2012 - 437         12/2011 - 326          +34.0% Pending Sales:   12/2012 - 608        12/2011 - 650          -  6.5%  New Listings:    12/2012 - 873         12/2011 - 872          + 0.1% Average Sale:    12/2012 - $215,697 12/2011 - $185,770  +16.1% Inventory:      ...
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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)
Indeed, his beak can hold more than his belly can - I am talking about the Florida pelican! When boats come in, it is amazing how many pelicans flock around the boat to see if there are fish coming off. Even when we are out fishing, we often see pelican coming awfully close to the boat when they see us reeling fish in. The pelican is always swimming close to where man is fishing, always looking for a handout. Guess you can't blame him but they actually get nasty with each other, in the battle for who gets whatever is tossed their way!
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Palm Harbor, FL - Lake Valencia Home Pending in 4 Days   This home successfully SOLD by Toni Weidman, Re/Max Sunset 727-237-0083 Call us if you’re thinking of selling or buying.   I listed this 2,200 sf home and put it in MLS Friday, we had 6 showings on Sat. and 5 on Sunday.with 3 more scheduled for Monday. Early Monday morning, we received an offer--a very good offer. The seller accepted and we are under contract.       To see more information and pictures; click here.                 Photo by Toni Weidman of Re/Max New Dimension The buyers are very qualified and very happy about their find; they've been looking for a home for a year. With our unique marketing program, Craig and I can do that for you too; if you're thinking of selling, give us a call.   Toni and Craig Weidman Re/Max N...
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By Margaret & Martin Jackson Professional Agent Group, Realtor team- Real Estate- Tampa Bay, FL
(Keller Williams-Tampa - Palm Harbor & Oldsmar)
 Zero Energy Homes- Tampa Florida Home Team visits Zero Energy America Project! Margaret & Martin Jackson,  of the Tampa Florida Home Team at Keller Williams Palm Harbor were thrilled to visit the newly constructed Zero Energy home, as part of the Zero Energy America project. Marc Rutenberg Homes has a new real estate project in Palm Harbor, FL-  The Zero Energy America house, called “Castaway III,” is located in Palm Harbor. The 4,552-square-foot structure showcases energy-efficient building products and technologies including “next-generation” insulation and air sealing products, LG appliance, and ductless air conditioning. Marc Rutenberg Homes, a Tarpon Springs-based homebuilder, in recent years has focused on environmental stewardship and the Zero Energy America initiative. 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)
Weedon Island Preserve - Old Florida is indeed still alive and well! I have the photos to prove it. Whenn Ronnie and I were out taking a hike on the trails of Weedon Island Preserve, we went on a path that turned out not to be a trail. I was waiting for an alligator to come around the corner any second since we were walking between the mangroves and away from all of the normal paths and trails. Still, it was a lot of fun and I got several really wonderful photos! We continued on until it just got too muddy to walk any further. If this had been summer, mosquitoes would have had a feast...........it would have been Ronnie and I on the menu! Weedon Island Preserve in St Petersburg Florida is a fantastic destination for a day of adventure! There are so many wonderful parks and preserve area...
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By Jeanine Metts, Make Your Move with the Metts
(Metts Group at Future Home Realty)
Buyers looking in North Pinellas County Florida are having a tough time finding a home to purchase.  The lack of inventory has been frustrating for buyers and their agents.  The flip side is this creates a great opportunity for those folks that are considering selling their house.  We have a buyer that put in an above list price offer on a Palm Harbor home and found out we were one of 12 offers on this home.  Five of the offers were over list price and this was the first day on the market.  Now is the time for selling a Palm Harbor home and getting your highest price!  The snowbirds are here, the inventory is low, and many buyers have cash for their Palm Harbor home purchase.  Get in the market while it's hot and be one of the Metts Groups happy sellers. The Metts Group has been getting...
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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)
Educated buyers move toward the closing table for homeownership and that is where the Realtor comes in. My buyer had the home inspection and the inspector found the usual items that you are going to find in a home that is eight years old. Yesterday I took a contractor over to get a bid on the work she wants to have completed after closing and the price came in much lower than anticipated, so more good news. My buyer is working with our in house lender and he reports that there are no anticipated bumps in the road ahead. I have reminded her that she should not make any purchases between now and closing for the new home and she understands that if she does, it could destroy the deal and change her credit score as well as change her debt ratio. It is so important to make sure that your buy...
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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)
Palm Harbor Florida has some fantastic homes for sale right now in the Lake St George area! Lake St George is a deed restricted community of 470 homes, as well as a community playground, pool, basketball and tennis courts. Within this community is Lake St George, a small community lake just south of Tampa Road and east of Lake St George Blvd. There is both a dock and a boat ramp on the lake for residents. Zoned for A-rated Lake St George Elementary School, this community has 2-4 bedroom single family homes with a wide range of prices. Give me a call today or click this link to find out more about homes for sale in Lake St George. Let's begin your home search to begin living the Florida lifestyle in Palm Harbor's fabulous Lake St George. Ben Kinney's webinar
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