Treasure Island, FL Real Estate News

By South Beaches Real Estate Team
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Paradise Island on Treasure Island To me this in one of the nicest subdivisions Treasure Island has - but than again beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I like Paradise Island on Treasure Island because it has a little bit of everything. Single family homes on and off the water most of them are primary homes. It also has the "Village of Paradise" a town home complex, again some on the water some off the water." Paradise Island Tower" is a condo complex and "La Costa Brava"  has small villas. Right now, Real estate prices here on Paradise Island, Treasure Island ranges from $155,000 for a 1 bedroom 1 bath 785 square feet villa to a 2850 square foot  4 bedroom 2 bath  single family home on the water for $1,450,000. So there is something for every lifestyle. Paradise Island also features...
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By South Beaches Real Estate Team
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Great food in Treasure Island "The Pearl" Fine dining in Treasure Island I love the place; the food is great and very creative with a Moroccan - Mediterranean touch. It is downtown Treasure Island on the south site of 107th Ave Near the clock tower, out new treasure Island landmark. They open at 4 pm Monday - Saturday. Their phone number is 727 360 9151, they are usually very busy, so it might be good to call and make reservations. You can sit inside or outside. Appetizers are between $7 and $10 and entrees are $16 to $28. My favorite soup is the Lobster bisque, made fresh daily. My favorite entrée is the ½ duck with orange sauce. Also, they have some daily specials that you do not want to miss. The food is fantastic and the chef is a master in presenting it. They have a great wine list...
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By South Beaches Real Estate Team
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Buying property in Treasure Island Florida, get to know the area. In the mood for a  "Schnitzel" or  "Sauerkraut" How about Rouladen, Bratwurst, Kartoffelsalat, Schweinebraten, Rinderbraten, Koenigsberger Klopse, Gurkensalat, Knoedel, Currywurst. . . Yes, you can fimnd all this in Treasure island Florida You name it; they serve all the favorite German dishes. Well, if you live in Treasure Island Florida, you are lucky to have the "Café Berlin" on 107th Ave It is located "downtown" right where the clock is, on the north site of it. Cute little place with real German food.  The prices are more than fair, actually cheap (I do not like this word, it kind of sounds negative) anyway, you get a great lunch for $5 to $7 and dinner for $10 to $15. Do not order an appetizer, the entrees are huge,...
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By South Beaches Real Estate Team
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Treasure Island is a great place to live and play. What are you doing this Sunday? Have you been to the "Bongos on the beach"? I love it and I go there 4 or 5 times a year. It is different and it is fun. Every Sunday for sunset a lot of performers, gather on the public beach in Treasure Island and play the Bongos. It attracts a huge crow all kinds of ages. Everybody has a good time listening and dancing to the music. As far as I know this event is not organized by anybody in particular, it just started somehow with a handful of people and grew and grew and grew. Some people just come by for a few songs, others stay all night dancing in the sand, some just stop on their way to dinner others bring a blanket and a cooler for dinner on the beach. It is a fun thing to do and it is different ...
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By South Beaches Real Estate Team
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Treasure Island Florida Times have changed, as a Realtor I believe that we have to sell more than just the house or condo, we sell a life style. There are so many similar properties in the same price range up and down the beach, that sometimes the property itself is not the biggest decision factor, but the location. Do you want to be in St. Pete Beach or Treasure Island or Madeira Beach? By location, I mean life style, things to do, the feeling a certain area has. What is more important, the size of a bedroom or the walking distance to a great restaurant? So, let me start to introduce Treasure Island to you. Want to get your hair done in Treasure Island Florida? Well, I found this great hair salon on 108th Ave in Treasure Island. The name is  "Roots", it is a small store and kind of tuc...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Treasure Island one of my favorite barrier islands here in the St Petersburg area. I probably should not say this because I have a lot of favorite spots between Pass a grille and Indian Rocks beach. Anyway, the fact that I live in Treasure Island tells you enough. Treasure Island has beautiful wide beaches and you can take a long walk from Sunset beach /Blind pass, the most southern tip of Treasure Island all the way to John's Pass Bridge the most northern tip of the Island. Treasure Island is 3.8 miles long walk and it is beautiful. On the way you can stop at Caddy's beach bar for some live music and a drink or you can get some great food at Sloppy Joes or just take a break in one of the small intimate little hotels bars. Whatever you do, make sure you don't miss the beautiful sunset. ...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
The treasure Island parade was great. The first thing that actually put me in the Christmas spirit this year. I was invited to a friend's house here in Treasure Island to watch the Boat parade. She lives right on one of the points in Isle of Palms. We could see the boat come through the bridge and than they made a U turn right in front of us. There were 54 something boats, all lit up very pretty. A couple of them stuck out (to me) Like dolphins pulling Santa's sled or a shark with his jaw moving in the back on one boat, one had pelicans pulling the sled. And one of the little boats was just too funny, doing "donuts" to Christmas music. Thank you Treasure Island and to all these people who put an effort in decorating their boats and making this parade possible. I enjoyed it very much We ...
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By Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional, AHWD
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Looking for a drumming circle??? There are two really excellent ones that take place each week along the Gulf Coast of Florida!Treasure Island in Pinellas County has a drumming circle each Sunday out on Treasure Island Beach. It starts about an hour before sunset and goes on well into the night. Everyone is invited to join in - bring along your drum or whatever you would like to use to keep rhythm with! It is a great place to meet friends!Siesta Key in Sarasota also has a drumming circle each Sunday night on the beach! It also starts about an hour before sunset! The setting is the crystal sands of this magnificently magical beach! Wonderful things happen during the drumming circles! Come experience it first hand!!!!
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Well, to say the least, it has changed, not only in Treasure Island but Madeira Beach, St. Pete Beach. The whole Tampabay area St. Petersburg area. Make sure you understand the market and the numbers before you put your house up for sale. I can only say it again and again, Real Estate is a local business. The situation in St. Pete Beach might be different than in Treasure Island or Madeira Beach. These little town are only a few miles apart, but trust my, the market is different, not just from treasure Island to Madeira beach but even within Treasure Island,prices on Isle of Palms are different than prices on Isle of Capri. Paradise Island and Yacht club estate witc is just over the bridge, have a totally different millage rate and therefor your taxes will be very different. If you want...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
That is what buyers do today.According to different statistics more than 80% of all buyers start their search in the convenience of their own home.Are you listed on Realtor.com or other real estate for sale websites?Selling a home in St. Petersburg Florida is not as easy as it was.You need lots of advertising web advertisingCheck my websites for tips and helpful informationhttp://www.southbeaches.info/Click now, do not waste more time, the information is for free.
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
It has been looking like this all summer long in Treasure Island Florida. Lots of dark rain clouds but no rain. I moved to Florida 14 years ago and the first year I was fascinated by the daily summer rain. It would start between 5 pm and 5.30pm every day and it would rain for an hour or so. Well this year is the driest summer I have ever seen here. It has only rained a few times all summer long, if it was not for the reclaimed water my yard would look like a desert.
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
I always say "We live in Paradise" so of course my favorite flower is the Bird of Paradise or crane flower. it is closely related to the banana. I just love the colors and the look of it. I have several of them in my yard and they were doing great and blooming fantastic for a couple of years. I was so happy that they are "maintenance free" since I have about 100 something other scrub and plant and trees to take care of.well two years ago was the first time everybody else on Treasure Island had beautiful Birds of Paradise, but me.I tried every fertilizer money can buy and lots of water, you name it. Nothing helped, my birds looked pitiful.This year they are back again and blooming strong.Here is the trick, they are no "maintenance free"You have to take out the old dead leafs and stems, a...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
The info below was copied from the official website of the City of Treasure Island.Now that the summer is nearly over what are you gong to do to stay in shape over the wintertime?I found this great thing called  "ZUMBA"It is a fun exercise, combination of dancing and workout.You have to try it !!!it is right here in your neighborhood.City of Treasure Island 120 108th Avenue Treasure Island, Florida 33706 (727) 547-4575 FAX (727) 547-4582 City of Treasure Island Zumba Classes The Treasure Island Recreation Department is offering Zumba classes at its City Hall Auditorium located at 120 108th Avenue. Beginner Zumba classes will be held on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm and intermediate/advanced Zumba classes will be held on Monday s from 7-8pm. The fee for the class is $6 per class; $20 one ...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Things to do in Treasure Island Florida, bongos /drum circle on the beach Yes, that is right, Treasure Island has a wonderful event right on the sandy beach. Every Sunday in Treasure Island Florida a huge group of people gathers on the public beach in Treasure Island on the corner of Gulf Blvd and 104th Ave and plays the Bongos. It all starts around sunset and goes on for a couple of hours. It is absolutely awesome -  a fantastic show. Come by and enjoy the music, bring your blanket and cooler if you want to. This is the best Sunday entertainment Treasure Island has to offer and it is for free. Meet your neighbors, make new friends and have fun listing and dancing to some Caribbean music. I really do not know how all this started, but it is rocking right now.   Put it on your to do list...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Market report for Treasure Island Pinellas County Condos What is the condo market doing in Treasure Island? I get the same question over and over again. People, buyers as well as sellers are confused by different information and articles and statistics they read. All of them are different and contradicting. I personally have stopped reading them, it gets me very upset listening to the so called "Experts" Here is the short (but not sweet) answer. Land's End complex on Sunset beach 2/2   1255 sf  direct gulf front, updated, sold on 4/14/05 for $1,000,000 in 1 day 2/2   1140 sf  direct gulf front, updated, active on the market for  411 days now, asking  $799,000 This year to date only one land's end unit sold,  2/2 update, 1140 sf, direct gulf front for $735,000 These are real numbers for ...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
This is so cool !!!Mark your calendar, August 25thBig day for our sleepy little townWe celebrate the "New Bridge"You have to check it outhttp://www.treasureislandchamber.org/duckrace.htm Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce Treasure IslandTheir website has improved a lot and it looks like their activities for Treasure Island are getting more and more.We really need it.For more events in St Pete please go tohttp://www.todayinstpete.com/ AlsoBoat parade set for bridge opening day On Saturday, August 25, 2007, Treasure Island celebrates one of its most long-awaited moments, the official opening of the new Treasure Island C.W. "Bill" Young Bascule Bridge, with a community boat parade. Boaters wishing to be part of the parade should contact parade leader Les Lathrop, Treasure Island Tennis a...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Treasure Island is a small little barrier Island here in Pinellas County between St Pete Beach and Madeira beach. There are a few neighborhood bars like Ricky T's were you can just go have a drink and listen to live music. The fun thing about this bar is that you will always meet someone you know. Or take the R bar, great place to have "all you can eat" crab legs. My favorite restaurant is  "The Perl", nice atmosphere and upscale food. "Sloppy Joe's" is great for Sunsets and there is a little place called the "Café Berlin" good German food, nice place for lunch.
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Sunset beach Dunes is a wonderful 6 unit condo complex on Sunset Beach in Treasure Island, Pinellas county. It sits right on the Gulf of Mexico, the beach and sand it your backyard. very unique design with lots of sliding doors and light coming in from everywhere. 3 stories high with 2 units on each floor, one with a south west exposure and one with a north west exposure. Complex also features a roof top garden with a BBQ grill and Swim jaccuzzi.
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Treasure Island is a beautiful place to live.It has a little bit of everything, you pick and choose.Single family homes, condos, town homes, apartments, condo hotels.The intracostal waterway and the Gulf of Mexico are great places for boating and fishing.Treasure Island is located in Pinellas County on Florida's west coast in the Tampa bay area.Total area13.8 sq. km or 5.3 sq. mi.Population -  give or take is 7,500 people4,200  householdsDemographicsUnder 18 - 9.2%18 -24 - 2.7%25 - 44 - 23.4%45 - 64 - 38.5%65+ - 26.3%Median age - 52 IncomeThe median income for a household in the city is around  $43,000 and the median income for a family was $65,000. Real Estate prices start at around $145,000 for a one bedroom and go all the way to a couple of millions for beautiful penthouses directly ...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Things to do in Treasure Island Florida Check out the website www.TodayinStPete.com It is a calendar of events. So, if you do not know what to do tonight, click on it there are so many things going on in our area. Please feel free to submit events, we will be happy to post them for you It is a great website for locals as well as tourists and people that just moved or want to move to our area Hope you enjoy it and find some fun things to do If you think about buying or selling a house or condo in the Saint Petersburg Florida area, please give me a call. Ask me about waterfront homes or condos in St. Pete beach, Treasure Island, Madeira beach, Seminole and other Clearwater Tampabay neighborhoods. Find out what we can do to sell your home or condo and what the value of your property is. Ch...
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