Apollo Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Some builders love the community that they live in, the Schmidt Brothers are that type of builder. Andy Schmidt, the owner, has been building homes for over 20 years. Then he and his sons started their own business.  They have been in business since 2001. Their magnificent homes have been winning awards since then as well.   Their latest community is Bimini Bay in Apollo Beach.  Bimini Bay is located on the eastern shore of Tampa Bay in Apollo Beach. Bimini Bay is a gated waterfront community of luxury homes has been created with the taste of Old Florida in mind. Approximately half of the 157 homesites in this exclusive community of luxury homes are located directly on saltwater canals, offering secluded waterfront views. Bimini Bay in Apollo Beach flaunts a "Key West" style. Bimini Bay...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
The community of Braemar is located in the beautiful coastline community of Apollo Beach. It is an exclusive community that was established in 2005, Braemar is a premier 167 home gated subdivision. Braemar is located in the South Shore, Apollo Beach Area in Hillsborough County. Unique, picturesque and conveniently located are just a few ways to describe Braemar of Apollo Beach. This quiet neighborhood offers both a community pool and playground, and is conveniently located near Little Harbor Resort, Simmons Park, boat ramps, fishing, shopping, schools, restaurants, hospital with easy access to US Hwy 41 and I-75. The Braemar Home Owner's Association has published their own website. It is http://www.braemar-hoa.com/braemar-hoa/page.html. Braemar and Apollo Beach have roads lined with pal...
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Weekly Blog Update from dana devine For the week ending October 23, 2009 Thank you for reading my Real Estate industry blog, the devine report. This is a summary of my newest blog entries from the past week. Publish Date: October 23, 2009Government : Home Values Edged Lower In AugustExcerpt: According to the government, home values edged lower last month. The Federal Housing Finance Agency's Home Price Index report shows values down by 0.3 percent from the month prior -- the index's first down month... Publish Date: October 22, 2009As Gas Prices Rise, Home Affordability WanesExcerpt: With crude oil at its highest levels since October 2008, retail gas is up 8 cents per gallon this week. It's bad news for home buyers and mortgage rate shoppers.  The same force... Publish Date: October 21,...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Let us take you to MiraBay view their beautiful homes on the afternoons of October 25 and November 22. and also get to enjoy there Reggae Sunday.  The  Reggae Sundays hasdelectable Caribbean-style food and great music. Celebrate the fall with Nuveau Saka (Creole for "new style"). Nuveaa  is your host for Mira Bay's Regae Sundays. So call us to come enjoy a lazy Sunday next to the MiraBay pool and lagoon. The community is a town within itself complete with parks, a lavish lagoon-style pool, canals to the ocean, the socially-active clubhouse, tennis courts, playgrounds and much more. Mira Bay and Apollo Beach is bursting with natural beauty and resources including Tampa Bay and hosts an array of outdoor sports and recreational activities including boating, canoeing, sailing and much more....
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  Community amenities include resort-style pool, tennis courts, fitness center, spa and more. The heart of MiraBay is a 135-acre lagoon and the lavish MiraBay Club. Miles of saltwater canals ribbon through the community, where homes feature front porch charm and backyard boat docks.  Mirabay Homes Apollo Beach Fl
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By Richard M. Nappi
(HomeXpress Realty 813-546-9725)
Town homes, villas, single family and custom homes are offered by 9 of the area's finest builders. Canal homes have direct access to Tampa Bay while homes on the 135 acre lagoon gain access through the 20,000lb. boat lift Villas/Townhomes/Single Family Homes
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By Richard M. Nappi
(HomeXpress Realty 813-546-9725)
    Boating: Private backyard boat docks and easy access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico make MiraBay an ideal choice for recreational boating enthusiasts. Canal homes have direct bay access, while lagoon homes have access to the bay via an on-site boat lift. The Outfitters at MiraBay provides small boat rentals as well as arrangements for boat charters and cruises. Mirabay Homes Apollo Beach
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By Richard M. Nappi
(HomeXpress Realty 813-546-9725)
This Key West style home is located in MiraBay, a gated waterfront community like no other in the Tampa Bay area and beyond! All of the fabulous resort style amenities are yours to enjoy along with premium interior appointments and an awesome views with docks Mirabay Homes For Sale
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By Richard M. Nappi
(HomeXpress Realty 813-546-9725)
Gorgeous waterfront Mirabay homes on salt water canal with boat dock and lift. A master planned coastal community unlike anything you’ve imagined. With direct access to Tampa Bay, blue water is as close as your backyard Search All Mirabay Homes For Sale Now
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By Richard M. Nappi
(HomeXpress Realty 813-546-9725)
Boating: Private backyard boat docks and easy access to Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico make MiraBay an ideal choice for recreational boating enthusiasts. Canal homes have direct bay access, while lagoon homes have access to the bay via an on-site boat lift. The Outfitters at MiraBay provides small boat rentals as well as arrangements for boat charters and cruises Custom MLS Search all Mirabay Homes for sale now
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Loved the idea of living in Mira Bay, but thought you couldn't afford it? Now you can both Cardel Homes and David Weekley homes are offering homes in the low $300,000's. They have beautiful homes from 2200 to 2600 square feet. The homes are built with an Old Florida feel with front porches. The homes have either a two car or a three car garage. We will be happy to show you around Mira Bay and even get our serious buyers a boat tour. MiraBay is a one of Tampa's newest gated waterfront communities. Mira Bay is located in the Southshore region, just 20 minutes from downtown Tampa. Mira Bay is also convient to Brandon, St. Petersburg, MacDill Airforce base and Bradenton. MiraBay has in the middle of it a 135 acre water lagoon. It also hosts the fabulous MiraBay Club. Many of the homes in Mi...
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By Michele Herndon, Herndon Group PLACE Keller Williams South Tampa
(Keller Williams South Tampa)
Poor curb appeal Buyers won't even go inside if the outside of the house looks unappealing. So clean up your front yard by tidying plants and pulling up weeds. Make sure the outside of your home looks well cared-for by painting the trim, mowing the lawn and placing attractive potted plants by the door. Unpleasant odors You may not even notice bad odors, but buyers surely will. Smoking and pets are the prime causes, so smoke outside while you are selling your house and consider what to do with your animals. Allow the house to air out thoroughly before viewings - don't just try to mask the odor with another scent. Loud and scary pets Apart from the odor of some animals, a big dog or noisy bird can be off-putting to some buyers. So keep your dog away when you have viewings so your potentia...
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By Michele Herndon, Herndon Group PLACE Keller Williams South Tampa
(Keller Williams South Tampa)
Is it really possible to make a short sale any tougher than it already is?  Last year, banks were supposed to be responding to a short sale request in 4.5 weeks, now they are demanding 9.5 weeks for a response.  Why is that?  With the majority of their losses already written off and the supposed "up-turn" in the economy, banks are backing away from short sales, forcing sellers to pay extra at closing or demanding promissory notes for amounts due. With an estimated 1/3 of borrowers owing more than their homes worth, a prolonged response time to short sale request and the banks reluctance to negotiate on short sales, realtors are sure to become more frustrated and our clients feeling more like hostages. Approving short sale requests, negotiating a short sale, or dealing with more foreclos...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
BellaSol is a new (2007) condominium complex in Apollo Beach. BellaSol overlooks Bal Harbor and out to Tampa Bay. Gorgeous sunsets can be seen from these upscale condominiums. The complex is also gated. The condominiums have beautiful standard features. BellaSol is like living in a resort with all the beautiful features and the resort style pool and spa. You will love entertaining in these gorgeous homes. There is also a fitness center. If you have a boat, Bella Marina has private boat slips that can be purchased. The slips can accomodate a 55 foot boat. You will love  peaceful way of life in Apollo Beach. The community offers convenient access to beautiful Gulf beaches, golf courses, restaurants, medical facilities, amusement parks, shopping, downtown Tampa and more. That's why the com...
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By Michele Herndon, Herndon Group PLACE Keller Williams South Tampa
(Keller Williams South Tampa)
Homeowner's who live in homes plagued by Chinese drywall are already dealing with issues such as air conditioning units that stopped working, rotten egg smell permeating their belongings, along with more serious health problems.  The problem for some may get even worse.  One insurance company in Florida is denying claims for the replacement of Chinese drywall, because policies don't cover contamination or building material defects.  If the homeowner knows there is drywall damage, the policy renewal could even be denied if repairs aren't made. Most coverage guidelines were written well before Chinese drywall was heard of.  Denying claims and canceling renewals because of it seems absurd....  How many insurance companies expected the eight hurricanes that hit Florida during 2004-2005?  Ye...
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The Keller Williams Realty South Shore office, currently located at 6488 US Hwy 41 N, is relocating at the end of October.  Opening during April 2007 at the current location, KW South Shore has sold over 370 properties with a value of $82,945,976.00. Over the last year, the south shore office has grown to over 79 agents, requiring additional space.  Recently, the new Mirabay Village shopping center opened boasting several retail and office suites, centrally located between Apollo Beach, Ruskin and Sun City Center, this is the perfect location for the office.  The new office, which will be located at 109 Harbor Village Lane, will have 13 private offices, conference room, training room, and agent resource room.   Stay tuned for more information about the open house.
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Anchor Point is a condominium complex located in safe, serene Apollo Beach only minutes away from golf, shopping centers, marinas, restaurants, tiki bar, beaches (from which you may watch dolphins and manatees at play) and some of the most dazzling sunsets in the world. Step out of your lanai to the beautifully landscaped pool or tennis courts located in the complex. Or walk across the courtyard to the  boat dock. Apollo Beach has roads lined with palm trees, beach areas within walking distance and the visible St. Petersburg skyline across Tampa Bay. Apollo Beach is one of the fast growing waterfront communities in Hillsborough County. It is located in SouthShore, on the waters of Tampa Bay. Families and individuals are moving into the area because of its attractive beachfront property ...
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