Saint Petersburg, FL Real Estate News

By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
PURCHASE AND REHAB YOUR HOME IN SAINT PETERSBURG FLORIDA WITH AN FHA 203(K) LOAN  - Most home buyers are turned off at the sight or even thought of buying a fixer-upper; a foreclosure or an older home today. However, educated and informed home buyers are utilizing the FHA 203(k) loan to buy their new home and fix it up with no additional out-of-pocket expense. The FHA 203(k) loan is a tool that savvy home buyers, successful contractors, Realtors and mortgage originators have been using since 1978. An FHA 203(k) loan is very similar to the traditional FHA loan. The only real difference is that with the FHA 203(k) loan, the home buyer is adding money to their mortgage balance to finance-in any repair/improvement cost. Whereas the traditional FHA loan requires that certain repairs be done...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Bank could have gotten $50,000 more for this Short Sale. Sellers 1099 could have been $50,000 less We listed a Short Sale property here in Treasure island about one year ago, within weeks we had an offer, submitted all the paperwork to the bank, bank lost it 3 times, we resent everything, bank assigned a negotiator who never answered the phone, we waited forever on the BPO, after that the bank AGAIN took their merry time and month later came back with a ridiculous counter offer. The buyer walked away because it was just taking to long and he got very frustrated and the counter offer was a joke.  Same buyer made another offer 4 month later and $50,000 less and bank accepted it in no time. Please do not ask me to make any sense of this. Bank could have gotten $50,000 more for this Short S...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Just closed another Short Sale in St. Petersburg. Took a while I have to say but was worth it. We got about $60,000 more on this Short sale than we expected. Once again this deal showed that aggressive advertising and marketing pays off in a regular sale and in a short sale. Sometimes I get the feeling that a lot of Realtor list a Short sale property here in St. Petersburg and all they do is put it in the MLS, no additional advertising because (it will sell anyway sooner or later) On this particular waterfront home we went through 4 buyers. The first one back out because he did not want to wait for the short sale process to finish, second one found another home and fell in love, third one could not get the mortgage after all and number 4 was the lucky one.  Yes, as a realtor listing a S...
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Great deals at Waterside @ Coquina Key. There is currently a  2 Bedrooms / 1 Bath at the Beautiful "Coquina Key" listed at $52,900 another for $57,000. You will love this beautiful lush colorfully landscaped grounds that gives residents the feel of resort style living.  Residents are able to enjoy the community amenities that are in the gated grounds that are protected by a staffed guard house. You can even find in this  water front community boat slips that are available for purchase.  Enjoy the swimming pools, tennis courts, fishing piers, fitness center, business center, pet park areas, Yacht Club and much more come see for yourself.   The gated Waterside @ Coquina Key is an ideal waterside island. You can walk in your neighborhood for 3 miles along the Tampa Bay coastline. You can e...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
Federal Housing Grants Available In Saint Petersburg Florida Federal Housing Grants were approved by the Obama Administration in response to the ailing housing market on December 23rd 2010. In an effort to help families find decent housing and to prevent future foreclosures the Obama administration announced nearly $73 Million in housing counseling grants to more than 500 national, regional and local organizations. As a result of the funding announced, hundreds of thousands of households will have a greater opportunity to find housing or keep the homes they have because of the housing counseling and counseling training grants awarded by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. For a list of all Federal Housing Grants, organized by state, visit: http://portal.hud....
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By Anne Hensel Deutsche Immobilien Makler in Florida, Deutschsprachige Immobilien Maklerin in Florida
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Deutsche Immobilien Makler in Florida St. Petersburg Tampabay, St. Pete, Treasure Island ist an der Westküste von Florida am Golf von Mexiko. Mit seinem milden Klima im Winter bietet sich diese Region hervorragend für einen Urlaub oder für einen Altersruhesitz an. St. Petersburg Tampabay, St. Pete, Treasure Island ist ein Paradies für Bootsfahrer, Strandliebhaben, Golfer und Angler.South Beaches Real Estate Professionals ist ein Immobilienmaklerbuero mit Firmensitz in Madeira Beach Florida. Wir sind eingetragenes Mitglied beim Verband der lizenzierten  Immobilien Makler in St. Petersburg Tampabay, St. Pete, Treasure Island und aktives Mitglied im MLS-Service der Golf Küste von Florida. Alle lizenzierten Makler tragen Ihre Immobilien im MLS Service ein (Listing) und somit hat jeder Makle...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Great Short Sale home in St. Petersburg Tampabay for sale Short Sale Overview Maps Photos $99,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 Bathrooms1 UnitInterior: 1224 sqft Location 6527 Kent Dr NSt Petersburg, FL 33702USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Anne Hensel South Beaches Real Estate Professionals(727) 410-7777annesouthbeaches@gmail.comhttp://www.SouthBeaches.info Listed by: annesouthbeaches@gmail.com Our recent listings Bring All Offers!!!!!!Incredible Water Views3/2 move in readyWelcome to your own corner of tropical paradiseCorner Unit in Seminole Isle Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale Great Short Sale home in St. Petersburg Tampabay for sale
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Brand new, luxury 5000 sf waterfront waterfront home for $399,000 in Tampabay I just got an e mail from a buyer that is not from our area but wants to come down next week and buy a drop dead gorgeous waterfront mansion in the Tamabay area. He sent me the MLS numbers and the moment I saw the breathtaking pictures I realized that something MUST be wrong. Here is the e mail I sent back to my buyer. Hi ........... Thanks for your e mail. You picked two very interesting properties. The first one is in a very good area and close to everything BUT the $399,000 only buys you 1/6 of ownership. Is this something you might want? The second one is a short sale and it is on the other site of Tampabay, away from most activities and about an hour away from the south beaches of Florida.  Also it is sit...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Emmy Award Winning Actor teaches class in St. Pete Beach St. Pete Beach, FL - Acting classes are now being offered in St. Pete Beach, taught by Emmy Award-winning actor Jimmy Danelli.  His numerous television appearances include Welcome Back Kotter and playing Ellen's boyfriend on the sitcom Ellen.  The class is open to budding actors from age six to adult.  The course is offered every Tuesday from 7:00pm to 8:00pm at the St. Pete Beach Community and Aquatic Complex, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.  For more information or to register for the course, contact Mr. Danelli directly at 727-345-1062 or 310-739-9348.   Emmy Award Winning Actor teaches class in St. Pete Beach
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
More Short Sales and Foreclosures in St. Petersburg Tampabay? Over the last few months here in St. Petersburg Tampabay it seemed that the new Short Sales and Foreclosure listings are getting less. With the higher gas prices and the cost of living going up by the day I wonder if this will change again. I have talked to a lot of home owners that have homes which are upside down and a lot of them have a hard time making their mortgage payment but they do everything they can to stay in the house and pay their loan every month.  Their savings are gone, their credit cards are maxed out, how much longer can these homeowners hang in there? I know that it is tough to make the decision to do a Short Sale, you want to stay in the house, you don't want your neighbors and friends to know that you ca...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
The FHA 203k Construction and Rehabilitation Loan Programs In Pinellas County Florida  will be one of the most desired loan programs being offered for the next 3 to 5 years on bank owned and foreclosed properties. The FHA 203K is designed to allow buyers to purchase a home and borrow additional money to make improvements to the property up to a total acquisition amount of $303,000. The program only requires a down payment of 3.5% of the total acquisition cost. Example:         Sales Price                     $270,000.                        Improvements                $33,000.                      ____________________________                       Total Acquisition              $303,000.                        Down Payment (3.5%)     $10,605. AS-IS Feature This program is specifically ...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
The FHA 203k Construction and Rehabilitation Loan Programs In Saint Petersburg Florida will be one of the most desired loan programs being offered for the next 3 to 5 years on bank owned and foreclosed properties. The FHA 203K is designed to allow buyers to purchase a home and borrow additional money to make improvements to the property up to a total acquisition amount of $303,000. The program only requires a down payment of 3.5% of the total acquisition cost. Example:         Sales Price                     $270,000.                        Improvements                $33,000.                      ____________________________                       Total Acquisition              $303,000.                        Down Payment (3.5%)     $10,605. AS-IS Feature This program is specifically ...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Honda Grand Prix in St. Petersburg 2011 It is this time of the year again, all kinds of outdoor event are going on in St. Petersburg. The weekend of March 25th to 27th we have the Hondo Grand Prix in downtown St. Pete. It is a great event that attracts lots of people. Check out their website at  http://www.gpstpete.com  I have gone a few times over the last couple of years and it is really fun. Always run into a bunch of people that I have not seen in ages and the races and cars are very exciting. You can spend the whole day meeting people, eating drinking watching the races and just scroll around. So put it on your calendar if you have no other plans yet. Honda Grand Prix in St. Petersburg 2011
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
It's Grand Prix time again in St Petersburg. Some of our downtown streets will turn into racetrack for the 2011 Grand Prix on March 25-27, 2011. Preparations are evident as barriers are put up along streets and trailer trucks block intersections. People either love or hate the Grand Prix with its excitement, crowds and NOISE. Some of the downtown condos have prime viewing, such as Bayfront Tower and Signature Place. Condo owners will often either throw a party or leave town! There is also general seating and VIP seating. As you can see in the photo, some people choose to watch the St Pete Grand Prix from their yachts.  Downtown St Pete is an exciting place to visit and a great place to live.
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By Highland Beach Condos David Serle, Boca Raton Agent David Serle
(RE/MAX Services)
I have copied the article over this absolutely horrible injustice. I am a parent with a child who has severe allergies so I do understand what this parent is going through.  Before having my daughter Emma, I honestly thought allergies were made up in your head.  I had no allergies, and just thought it was an excuse to eat what they wanted.  Well that changed 5 years ago.  I can tell you now that I am informed and understand how allergies work. For parents to actively get together to protest because if there kid brings a peanut butter and jelly sandwich to school, that they have to wash there hands and rinse there mouth before reentering the classroom is disgusting.  This child can be seriously harmed or even worse it could cause fatality.  What if this was their child?  Would they feel ...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Tampabay Boat Show in St. Petersburg. It is this time of the year again, the Tampabay boat show will be in Saint Petersburg this weekend March 11th to march 13th. 2011 at the Tropicana field. Don't miss this one, huge selection of boats on display. Perfect way to compare and bargain. Admission is free and the weather forecast is very sunny. Visit St. Pete, have fun at the boat show, grab dinner at one of our great downtown restaurants and take a long walk along our beautiful waterfront. This is a perfect opportunity to spend a wonderful day in Saint Petersburg. Don't miss it. Tampabay Boat Show in St. Petersburg
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Just closed another Short Sale in St. Petersburg. Took a while for this Short Sale listing I have to say but was worth it. We got about $60,000 more than we expected. Once again this deal showed that aggressive advertising and marketing pays off in a regular sale and in a short sale. Sometimes I get the feeling that a lot of Realtor list a Short sale property here in St. Petersburg and all they do is put it in the MLS, no additional advertising because (it will sell anyway sooner or later) On this particular waterfront home we went through 4 buyers. The first one back out because he did not want to wait for the short sale process to finish, second one found another home and fell in love, third one could not get the mortgage after all and number 4 was the lucky one.  Yes, as a realtor li...
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By Annalisa Weller, CIPS, ABR, RSPS, GRI, GREEN,TRC,e-PRO
(Coastal Properties Group International-Christie's International Real Estate)
  Last night I drove the 5 minutes from my house to The Palladium Theater in downtown St Pete to enjoy an incredible evening of music. The Palladium Theater, built in 1925 in the Romanesque Revival style, as the First Church of Christ, Scientist, was filled to capacity. (In 1998 it became a theater for the Florida Orchestra with the original 1926 Skinner organ remaining in the building.)  A friend of mine, Roy Book Binder put the show together & also emceed it with great humor.  Not only were we treated to 4 hours of  incredible music & story telling but also a musical history of the blues & of the old time players who have influenced so many musicians in every genre of music. Nice to see that the age of the audience ranged from teenagers to ninety-something. Starting off the show was R...
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By Annalisa Weller, CIPS, ABR, RSPS, GRI, GREEN,TRC,e-PRO
(Coastal Properties Group International-Christie's International Real Estate)
Bay Area Renaissance Festival Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m.   Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)  4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa FL 33617  wizards, warriors and commoners populate this replica of a 16th century village with entertainment on multiple stages, street theater, live armored contact jousting, human chess matches, art, craft and other vendors, fire-eaters and more. Price: $14.95 advance, $6.95 ages 5-12 advance; $17.95 at the gate, $14.95 seniors at the gate, $9.95 ages 5-12 at the gate; $10 per pet. Phone: (813) 983-0111  http://www.bayarearenaissancefest.com/ More dates: March 6 10 a.m., March 11 10 a.m., March 12 10 a.m. Florida Strawberry Festival Saturday, March 5 at 10 a.m.   Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds 303 N Lemon St., Plant City FL 33563 It's Plant City's turn to ...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
100% Financing through USDA/Pinellas County Florida Rural Housing Development Loans  620+ Credit Scores No Monthly Mortgage Insurance Required 100% Financing + 3.5% Guarantee Fee can be Financed In 6% Seller Contributions Allowed GUS (Guaranteed Underwriting System) Approval Required Guaranteed Rural Housing Loan Program The Rural Housing Service (RHS) Program provides very low and low to moderate income rural residents with better access to affordable home financing with little or NO DOWN PAYMENT or OUT-OF-POCKET cost. Borrowers may obtain a loan to purchase a new or existing home that is located in a designated rural area. A rural community generally has a population of 10,000 or less; however some larger communities out side a Metropolitan Statistical Area can be considered RURAL. T...
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