Tarpon Springs, 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)
It is time for another Meet Up in the Tarpon Springs area for our Central Gulf Coast Florida Active Rainers!!! We will be meeting for our Meet Up at Billy's Tarpon Turtle Restaurant at 1513 Lake Tarpon Avenue in Tarpon Springs Florida. Yes, this is right on the shores of beautiful Lake Tarpon! The Meet Up will take place on Thursday, December 15th at 12 noon until whenever! If you get lost and need directions, the phone number of the restaurant is 727-940-5360. I have one requirement, you MUST RSVP here or send me an email as the restaurant wants a head-count so they can plan for us! We will have seating where we can enjoy the views of Lake Tarpon and the docks at the restaurant. Oh, and Kerrie said that all who attend will get a thousand ActiveRain points..........so be there or be squ...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Green Dolphin Tarpon Springs Florida Real Estate Sales October 2011 Green Dolphin is a retirement 55+ community surrounded by large oak trees. Its clubhouse consists of a library, kitchen for larger parties, pool room, two card rooms, and an exercise room. Lighted tennis courts are available. You can walk to the golf course, medical facilities, restaurants, and shopping.     View Larger Map   Historic Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks is a few miles north while Tarpon Springs beaches and the Pinellas Trail are just minutes away.      In October 2011 one condo in Green Dolphin in Tarpon Springs, Florida that was listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sold.   Green Dolphin Tarpon Springs Florida Sales October 2011 There is currently one condo that is “Active with Contract.”   There are cu...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Grey Oaks in Tarpon Springs Florida Real Estate Sales October 2011 Grey Oaks is an exclusive community located in beautiful Tarpon Springs, Florida. It is an exclusive gated community located within a protected American Bald Eagle sanctuary. View Larger Map Marc Rutenberg Homes grace this exclusive community and epitomize how luxury living balance with environmental preservation. Grey Oaks offers convenience with close proximity to shopping, schools, beaches, and restaurants with its location along East Lake Road which turns into McMullen Booth Road in north Pinellas County.   During October 2011 two single-family homes that were listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sold. Two homes are currently “Active with Contract.” There are currently five homes for sale in Grey Oaks that ar...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
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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)
Tarpon Springs Florida Market Report - October 2011   There were 30 single family homes that closed during October 2011. On the high end we find a 4 bedroom 4 bath 4741 sq ft pool home in the gated community of Grey Oaks. This beautiful Rutenberg custom home is on over a half acre of land and was listed for $719,000. On the market for 136 days, this breathtaking home sold for $689,500. The least expensive single family home to close during October was a 3 bedroom 2 bath 1512 sq ft short sale in Lake View Villas. Listed at $59,000, this home was on the market for 478 days before the bank closed this short sale for 50k. In the category of townhomes, villas and condos there were 11 closings in Tarpon Springs during October. The most expensive was a 3 bedroom 3 bath 2599 sq ft townhome in S...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Looking for Snow in Florida? The only way to get any snow around here is to add it to the picture. So here’s to all of you who are suffering through the first snowfall of the winter.  I didn’t want to seem unsympathetic when I posted this beautiful White Ibis sitting on the dock in Tarpon Springs-Florida.   Don’t worry, we didn’t have snow. It’s still just as beautiful and warm and enticing as it always is. If you would like to be here, call Toni and Craig Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions to help you find your Florida home. Posts you may have missedRecent PostsWater Restrictions 3/13/13 for Pasco, PinellasShannon Barr - The Soap LadyAre There Any 3 Bedroom Homes Under $130,000?Pending in Park Lake EstatesDo you Parallel Park or Nose-In? We do both in New Port Richey-FL Looking for Snow in...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
PURCHASE AND REHAB YOUR HOME IN TARPON SPRINGS FLORIDA WITH THE 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 be...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
BIG FAT GREEK Festival & Bazaar- OPA!  Tarpon Springs-Florida -October 16, 2011 Saint Nicholas Cathedral in Tarpon Springs has a youth organization known as G.O.Y.A. (Greek Orthodox Youth of America), and they have invited you to OPA! Festival and Bazaar. The event is from 12 noon-6pm at the Spanos-Pappas Community Center located at 348 N. Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs, FL. Enjoy Greek music and dancing ...OPA! by Arista Entertainment. Authentic Greek food and deep friend pastries and desserts; Greek Frappe; and artists, designers, crafters and vendors.The Saint NIcholas Dance Ministry will be performing.Admission is $1.00; Young people 17 and under are free. And, it is an outside event so you can bring your social doggies with you.Be sure to visit this great event and enjoy some of the...
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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)
Crescent Oaks Golf Club of Tarpon Springs Florida became semi-private last month. The course went through extensive renovations which included new greens. Crescent Oaks Golf Club now also offers dual membership with Wentworth Golf Club, also in Tarpon Springs, Florida. This beautiful 6,914 yard 18-hole course was designed by Steve Smyers. Built in 1991, this par 72 course backs up to Brooker Creek Preserve. Mother Nature surrounds you here at Crescent Oaks. The clubhouse is a 13,000 sq ft Mediterranean styled beauty with a dining room overlooking the first tee. Complete with tennis courts and swimming pool, Crescent Oaks offers more than golf for the entire family! This is just one more reason why Tarpon Springs Florida is a great place to call home! Give me a call today to begin your s...
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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)
Tarpon Springs Florida Market Report for September 2011 is as follows: There were 39 single family homes that closed during the month of September 2011. The most expensive was a 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath Mediterranean estate on almost a full acre of waterfront land right on the Gulf of Mexico. This Seabreeze Drive pool home was listed for $1,345,000 and sold after 218 days on the market for $1,175,000. The least expensive single family home to close in September was a fixer-upper 2 bedroom, 1 bath Lake Butler Villas home with 784 sq ft. This home was listed for 30k and sold after 29 days on the market for 23k. In the category of townhomes, villas and condos there were only 17 closings last month. In Pointe Tarpon Townhomes a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome with 2020 sq ft of living space sold afte...
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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)
Narcosis Scuba Shop in Tarpon Springs Florida is located right next door to Crabby Bill's Restaurant on Alternate 19. They offer basic and advanced PADI scuba classes which start off in the pool and then go on to open water dives. Captain Joyce has over 23 years of diving experience and is a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. The full service dive shop offers dive trips as well as a full range of products. If you are looking for a place to get your diving certification, this is it! Wanting specialty training? That is also offered at Narcosis Scuba Shop. Everything from Deep Diver and Night Diver classes to classes on underwater photography and video. You won't find many other scuba shops around that offer such a wide range of classes. Be sure to check out Narcosis Scuba Shop in Tarpon Spr...
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By Anne Hensel Deutsche Immobilien Makler in Florida, Deutschsprachige Immobilien Maklerin in Florida
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Tarpon Springs, Florida mit den Postleitzahlen 34688 and 34689 ist eine wunderschoene Stadt hier in Tampabay Florida und ist als “Schwammtaucher Stadt” bekannt. Tarpon Springs Immobilien sind sehr begehrt, besonders momentan durch ihr sehr gutes Preis- Leistungsverhaeltnis. In den meisten Faellen sind Haeuser, Eigentumswohnungen und Reihenhaeuser in Tarpon Springs guenstig ausgepreist und der Marktlage angepasst. Tarpon Springs bietet viele Annehmlichkeiten und Sehenswuerdigkeiten wie z.B. Schwammtaucher Docks, besuchen sie die ueber 100 einzigartigen Laeden in dem griechischen Viertel, Sightseeing Tours, Delphin Beobachtungs Ausfahrten,  den St Micheals Shrine, die Innes Kunst Gallerie, viele tolle Restaurants  vieles mehr. Wir sind  Tarpon Srpings Immobilien Spezialisten und unsere de...
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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)
Tarpon Springs Florida's August 2011 Market Report has some pretty amazing information: The market is showing that there are still some incredible deals to be had out there! Sellers are still negotiating so that they can move on and leave their current home behind. As long as that is the case, buyers are certainly taking advantage of the extremely low mortgage interest rates and fantastic deals to be found! A perfect example of this is the most expensive of the 40 single family homes that were sold in Tarpon Springs Florida during August 2011: This Riverfront Drive 4 bedroom, 4 bath 2927 sq ft waterfront home located directly on the Anclote River with 2 dock slips was originally listed for $835,000. The 4 story home features solar electric and solar hot water which is a real savings dow...
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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)
Wentworth Golf Club is located off of East Lake Rd in Tarpon Springs Florida. This course was designed by Steve Smyer and is now semi-private. The par 71 course meanders among million dollar homes and a beautiful rolling terrain. This is one course you do not want to miss! The front nine holes are surrounded by old pine trees and majestic oaks while the back nine holes have a "Scottish links-style layout" that any golfer will enjoy. Be sure to check out the European style clubhouse and the English pub after your game!  
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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)
Tarpon Springs Florida Market Report for July 2011 is as follows: There were 32 Single Family Homes sold which ranged from a 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath home at 2025 Harbour Watch Circle in Point Alexis North that was listed for $1,395,000. This 4945 sq ft home sold after 204 days on the market for $1,320,000. On the other end of that spectrum was a 3 bedroom 2 bath home with 1486 sq ft that was listed for $41,500 and sold after 136 days on the market for $39,500. On average, single family homes that closed in July 2011 were on the market for 181 days. When we look at townhomes, villas and condos we find 5 closings during July. On the high end of that list is a 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome at 1526 Citrine Trail that was listed for $315,000. That townhome had 2599 sq ft and sold after 65 days on t...
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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)
Tarpon Springs Florida was the site of our final walk-through today before we headed to the closing table. This beautiful 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on Riverside Drive now has new owners and I am so pleased that I was able to find this home for them! The home is incredible, with the high ceilings and hand-carved front doors! So much love went into this home's construction. Mike flew in for the closing and Lorie Moots of Tropical Title in Palm Harbor had everything ready for him to sign. I know that Mike and Alice are going to love living in this fantastic home and adjusting to their life here in the Sunshine State. It will be great, having them living close by and getting to know them better. That is one of the things I love about this profession: not only do I get to assist people in findi...
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By Jason Hands, Purchase Specialist - www.jasonhands.emmloans.com
(E Mortgage Management )
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Must have been old technology..... We  have a habit of abandoning what we no longer want to use even if it is still useful. Maybe we need to become more economical with our resources and more aware of what we are losing. Photo taken by Toni Weidman in Tarpon Springs, Florida Posts you may have missed.Reflection - Am I a Swan? Dragon Boat Races in Tampa-FloridaThere’s a New Sheriff in Town-New Port Richey-FloridaWhat’s a Go Box and Why Should Your Business Have One?Dragon Boat Races in Tampa-FloridaHome Sales in West Pasco - Jan-June 2011Crossing the Bar - Sunset in Holiday - FloridaLooking for a Home or Need to Sell Your Nest?Timber Greens in New Port Richey-Florida for a great golf communiting Green Key Beach & Robert K. Rees Memorial Park in New Port Richey-FL A+ Tax and Accounting Se...
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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)
We are planning an ActiveRain Meet Up in Tarpon Springs Florida on Wednesday, September 7th at 12 noon! All ActiveRainers are invited to attend! If you are visiting from out of town and are in the area, we are meeting at CRABBY BILL'S which is located on the corner of Alternate 19 and Dodecanese Blvd in Tarpon Springs!There is one catch: YOU MUST RSVP HERE SO I HAVE AN APPROXIMATE HEAD COUNT - deadline to RSVP is August 31st. The restaurant simply needs to know how many to expect to have room for us! It will be great, getting together and meeting each other! Happy Hour starts at 11 am at Crabby Bills and they have wonderful seafood as well! If you have never been there, you really need to check it out!We would love to see ALL local ActiveRainers show up and seriously hope that at least ...
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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)
Tarpon Springs Florida Market Report for the First Half of 2011 is as follows: 211 Single Family Homes were sold: The most expensive was the Matt Geiger estate that included 28 acres and a 6 bedroom home that had 8 full baths and 4 half baths. That home was 30,237 sq ft and was listed for $9,995,000. After being on the market for 1319 days, it sold for $8,000,000. The least expensive single family home was a modest 2 bedroom 1 bath with 1006 sq ft of living space. This bank owned home was on the market for 107 days. Listed at $15,999 it sold for $13,500. Averages for single family home sales were 130 days on the market and an average sold price of $254,173. Townhomes, Villas, Condos: 80 sold The high end was a 3 bedroom 4 bath townhome with 2842 sq ft that was listed for $674,900 and so...
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