Steve Eckhardt's Tampa Bay Area Luxury Real Estate Blog

Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cornerstone Properties International
Local insight about the Tampa & Sarasota areas, economic conditions that affect the luxury housing market, and unique marketing ideas that help you sell your home.
5351 Saddle Oak Trail, Sarasota, FL  34241     Asking $1,749,900       Take A Video Tour Situated on almost seven acres, this luxury residence is a one of a kind masterpiece with over 4800 square feet of living space. As you step into the foyer, you are drawn to the soaring 30 foot coffered ceili...
19720 KELL ESTATES LN, LUTZ  33549 - $849,000 Take A Video Tour PRIVATE LAKEFRONT LIVING!  Fabulous home in a small 7 home community with upgrades galore... a guest house perfect for an in-law apartment or home office...over an acre of land... situated on a terrific ski lake and close to everythi...
Real Estate on the Gulf Coast of Florida by any measurement is a great investment in 2008.  The equity markets are on edge.  The price of similar luxury homes on the East coast of Florida run 20% to 40% higher than in the Tampa Bay area.  U.S. Census data for the Tampa Bay area showed an average ...
1655 BAY HARBOR LN, SARASOTA - $5,999,877 Beauty and craftsmanship go hand in hand in this splendid Mediterranean masterpiece. In addition to the incredible full bay views, this exclusive residence features five spacious bedroom suites, study, loft, six and one half bathrooms, library, family ro...
The luxury home market has held up relatively well over the last 2 years compared to the general market.  Those of us focusing on the luxury home segment know that this market is usually the last segment to slow down and the first segment to recover.  The most recent figures released by The Insti...
     Take a video tour now For the customer that's looking for a primary or second home in the Tampa Bay area, I have the perfect opportunity.  Priced at $1,699,900, this is a spectacular Tuscan inspired home on beautiful Lake Merry Water.  Overwhelmingly exquisite from the moment you walk throug...
Last month I was talking to a CFO of one of the large regional banks in the Tampa Bay area and we were comparing notes on the state of the market here in the Tampa Bay area.  While we both agreed that the real estate market had taken a hit, both of our companies had discovered a bright spot in th...


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Local insight about the Tampa & Sarasota areas, economic conditions that affect the luxury housing market, and unique marketing ideas that help you sell your home. Steve Eckhardt is the Founder, President, & CEO of Cornerstone Properties & Investments. He has been recognized by Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate and has established himself as one of the area’s preeminent purveyors of luxury homes. His company, Cornerstone Properties & Investments, is a full service luxury boutique firm listing and selling some of the most expensive properties in Greater Tampa Bay and the Sarasota Gulf Coast Regions. His skilled team is committed to providing legendary client service with an unparalleled standard of integrity and expertise. Known for high-profile properties and clients, Steve can provide access to the most exclusive neighborhoods with complete confidentiality. His high regard for client's privacy is what keeps them referring friends and colleagues. We serve the Greater Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Siesta Key, and Longboat Key markets.