Hernando Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Sitting on the dock...of the Bay This evening while sitting outside enjoying another beautiful Hernando Beach sunset, this classic song by Otis Redding just naturally came to mind... Sittin' in the mornin' sunI'll be sittin' when the evenin' comeWatching the ships roll inAnd then I watch 'em roll away again, yeahI'm sittin' on the dock of the bayWatching the tide roll awayOoo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bayWastin' time Sitting on the dock...of the Bay If you are looking for your own dock to be sitting by the bay or behind your own Florida waterfront home, please contact me for homes and land for sale in Hernando Beach, Florida. Florida Living - it's good!
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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For Hernando Beach, Florida, the Forecast is just Peachy! People seem to think we don't have seasons in Florida but that is misconception.  We do have seasons but some are rather subtle and most of them don't follow the offical calendar. For example, for us strawberry season begins in February and lasts through April when blueberries have their turn. It's the beginning of May, and it appears we also entering a very good peach season as evidenced by my neighbor's peach tree that seems to be particularly loaded this year. Maybe it's the mild climate in this central part of Florida part - and the waterfront properties in Hernando Beach are part of this - that allows these trees to thrive and produce. While strawberries and blueberries and, of course citrus fruit, are grown commercially in ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Florida Waterfront Living - Hernando Beach Florida offers Great Backyard Water Views! Today, I had the opportunity to preview a few of the currently offered waterfront homes for sale in Hernando Beach, Florida.  Since it was for preview, I was doing this alone and at my own pace which means I was able to stop and enjoy some of the great backyard water views that homes in Hernando Beach have to offer! I've already shared these with my customer but think that others may also appreciate these views! Home sales in the Hernando Beach waterfront community have picked up in recent months quite diminishing listing inventory in some neighborhoods.  There are currently twelve properties under contract.  Buyers have been taking advantage of lower prices for waterfront property and may also be real...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Hernando Beach Florida Waterfront Homes for Sale - January - March 2011 Market Report Waterfront homes in Hernando Beach Florida sold the first quarter of 2011 in all three neighborhoods of this popular boating and fishing community. Most of the sold homes are located in the direct gulf access areas of Hernando Beach, with fewer homes selling in the central and south sections which both have indirect gulf access via use of a boat lift.  Hernando Beach South is also the only deed-restricted neighborhood with mandatory Homeowner's Association in the community. Overall inventory of homes for sale in Hernando Beach has decreased as number of sold homes and currently under contract has increased over the winter months.  There currently are also less short sales and bank-owned properties in i...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Florida Waterfront Living - Transporting a Floating Dock! Have you ever watched the show "How do they do that" and been surprised about how simple or complicated some processes are?  Most of the homes in our waterfront community of Hernando Beach have a floating dock attached to the seawall behind the house. Actually, we take it quite for granted that waterfront homes come with their own floating dock. But how do these docks get to their location?  Well, it's rather simple!  Since floating docks - well - float, they are towed by boat to their final destinations.  One of our neighbors got a new dock today and the following photos show the boat with the dock floating behind it.  Once the floating dock is secured with steel cables to the seawall, the ramp connecting the seawall to the dock...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Florida Waterfront Living:  Shrimp and Crab Cocktail! Florida waterfront living sometimes has its challenges and also its rewards.  We have a pedal boat that had filled up with water during this week's drenching rains in Hernando Beach, Florida.  Its bow was tipping into the water taking on some saltwater.  While dipping out the water today, my husband made a surprising discovery.  Florida nature does not wait to take over a new habitat!  Here is what had already made the boat its new home!  Look close!  These guys are tiny.  The shrimp are very transparent and that baby crab really shows its resemblance to a spider! Shrimp and Crab Cocktail anyone?   Florida Waterfront Living:  Shrimp and Crab Cocktail!
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Where to Go and What to Do in Hernando County, Florida - Blessing of the Fleet at Hernando Beach Yacht Club - Hernando Beach, Florida Waterfront living entails many different aspects from swimming, fishing, and boating to occasions that are traditional parts of nautical life and cherished events in a waterfront community.  The annual Blessing of the Fleet will take place once again on Saturday, April 2, 2011, beginning at 3 PM at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club at Shoal Line Blvd in Hernando Beach, Florida. The events will begin with the posting of the colors, canon salutes, and welcoming speeches by the Commodore of the Hernando Beach Yacht Club as well as County Commissioner. The Blessing of the Fleet will be conducted from the docks behind the Yacht Club building and vessels will line ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
It's a Stormy Day in Hernando Beach, Florida!  But the "Showings" must go on! Wow.... it's been a stormy day in Hernando Beach since early this morning.  Waking up to thunderstorms with heavy lighting and torrential downpours this morning, the wind and rain is blowing in from the Gulf of Mexico and apparently is going to move clear across the State towards the East coast.  We already got four inches of rain earlier this week so that the ground was somewhat saturated.  Thus far, another 3.5 inches of rain fell and the parking lots across Shoal Line Boulevard in Hernando Beach are starting to flood. Yet, REALTORS are a tough bunch, there are still showings being scheduled for this morning and personally, I hope this weather will improve by this afternoon when I have to brave the elements ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Hernando Beach Waterfront Living:  Catch of the Day! You've heard me say it often enough, Hernando Beach waterfront living offers some great fishing opportunities.  Whether fishing from your own backyard dock, or going out on the Gulf of Mexico with your own boat or charter, you are likely to get your catch of the day! And if you don't fish, you can enjoy great birdwatching opportunities.  Actually, living in Hernando Beach, you can combine fishing and birding!  See what this lucky guy caught today!  Perched high on a light pole, this Osprey is examining today's catch long enough for me to "catch" some photos of this great bird and "fisherman".   Hernando Beach Waterfront Living:  Catch of the Day! Do you enjoy fishing or birdwatching and like to find out more about Hernando Beach water...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Sign of the Times? New Street Sign in Hernando Beach Florida If you are driving through Hernando Beach, Florida these days, you might have noticed that the old wooden street sign at the intersection of Shoal Line Blvd and Companero Entra was missing. Was it just out of mischief or a sign of the times that people seem to have a use for everything whether it belongs to them or someone else?  Tunrs out the old and somewhat worn out sign had been stolen. One of our Hernando Beach residents took it upon himself to make and install a new sign for the street corner where the old sign had sat for so many years.  The new street sign looks quite solid and sturdy, let's hope it'll stay in place for many years to come.  One thing is for sure, you won't be missing your turn here! It's good to know t...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Spring is in the Air! Today was one of those days when you could really say "Spring is in the Air"!  It was a nice warm Florida day and it seems everyone was outside enjoying the sunshine after being forced indoors by colder temperatures these past winter weeks. In my Hernando Beach garden, mother nature is starting to show new colors!  There are flowers popping out and new green leaves showing.  A big bumble bee came humming by. The birds were practicing their songs and I enjoyed listening to this "avian orchestra".  Several crows were "talking" to each other in typical crow fashion, a couple of doves were cooing to each other, grackles seemed disruptive with their strange sounds that remind me of a door needing oil, while finches, sparrows, and other smaller birds provided the backgro...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Just a Sunday to Relax:  Grey Heron at Jenkins Creek Although we are hit by another winter cold spell this weekend, it's a bright and sunny day in Florida.  This morning, we took a little walk around Jenkins Creek between Weeki Wachee and Hernando Beach.  We were hoping to see some manatees which come there for warmer waters but there weren't any.  Luckily, there's always some good bird watching in Florida!  Instead of manatees, we spotted this grey heron resting and relaxing on one leg on what looks like the turned up root ball of a fallen sabal palm.   Just a Sunday to Relax:  Grey Heron at Jenkins Creek
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Where do you get the best Breakfast in Hernando Beach, Florida?  Brian's Place! My husband and I occasionally like to get up early and actually go to breakfast somewhere.  Luckily for us, we don't have to go very far.  We have found that the best breakfast can be had right here in our own community of Hernando Beach, Florida, at Brian's Place! Brian's Place is not a large establishment but it has plenty of seating to accommodate smaller groups as well as singles, couples, and families.  When we arrived this morning, several tables were taken including one of the outside tables for those who like to dine al fresco.  The staff is friendly and will advise you on the menu as well as accommodate special requests if possible.  Brian's Place is a family operated business that depends on its re...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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The Hernando Beach Florida Real Estate Market Report - October and November 2010 This Hernando Beach Florida Real Estate Market Report covers all neighborhoods in this Florida waterfront community.  Hernando Beach, Florida, is divided in neighborhoods with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and those that are considered indirect Gulf access as boaters are required to use a boatlift.  Within the indirect access areas, Hernando Beach Central is not deed restricted whereas the neighborhood of Hernando Beach South is a deed-restricted but non-gated community. Waterfront homes for sale in Hernando Beach, Florida, come in a wide range of styles, sizes, features and price ranges.  Whether you are interested in boating, swimming, fishing, or other watersports, or simply in beautiful waterfront...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
What to do and Where to go in Hernando County:  Hernando Beach Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade The Hernando Beach, Florida waterfront community loves its boat parades! Every year, Hernando Beach residents can enjoy watching a Christmas boat parade go by their backyards.  This year, the Hernando Beach Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade will take place on Saturday, December 11, 2010 beginning at 6:00 PM. The boat parade is open to all boaters.  Entry fee is one unwrapped toy.  Registration is requested between December 9th and 10th from 3 to 6 PM at the Hernando Beach Yacht Club. Decorated boats will line up dockside the Hernando Beach Yacht Club where the parade will start from.  Boats will go down the Tarpon Canal, up and down Cheek's Creek Canal and down Marlin Canal to the public boat ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Christmas Photo Challenge:  Lights over Hernando Beach, Florida Every year, my community of Hernando Beach, Florida gets into the holiday spirit by putting up lights along Shoal Line Blvd, the main road through Hernando Beach. Among the many ornaments, there are a number of carolers, candy canes, and of course Santa who brought his surfboard because he knows Hernando Beach is great waterfront living!     Christmas Photo Challenge:  Lights over Hernando Beach, Florida There is still time to join the fun at the new group "Christmas Photo Challenge!"  
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Hernando Beach Florida Homes for Sale - 3rd Quarter 2010 Real Estate Market Report for Hernando Beach Direct Gulf Access Neighborhoods Hernando Beach, Florida is a residential waterfront community with waterfront homes located along wide and deep saltwater canals.  There are neighborhoods in Hernando Beach Florida that have direct access to the Gulf of Mexico and other neighborhoods in Hernando Beach require the use of a boatlift, thus are identified as "indirect" access areas.   This market report covers the "direct access" neighborhoods of Hernando Beach, Florida. Hernando Beach, Florida, is located in Hernando County on the west coast of Florida with convenient access to Tampa and Orlando International airports as well as central Florida attractions.  Because of favorable pricing, di...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Hernando Beach Florida Homes for Sale - 3rd Quarter 2010 Real Estate Market Report for Hernando Beach South Hernando Beach, Florida, offers waterfront homes for sale in three distinct neighborhoods.  Homes for Sale in Hernando Beach South are the only properties located in a deed-restricted neighborhood in the waterfront community of Hernando Beach, Florida.    Hernando Beach South is the newest waterfront neighborhood in Hernando Beach, Florida, and for those who prefer to build their dream waterfront home, there are also many waterfront building lots are still available for sale. The Hernando Beach South has its own so private boat ramp so that residents can launch boats into the freshwater canals of the community.  Hernando Beach South is located in area of Hernando Beach with indire...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Hernando Beach, Florida Homes for Sale - 3rd Quarter 2010 Real Estate Market Report for Hernando Beach Central This market report covers the neighborhood of Hernando Beach Central, which has  indirect access to the Gulf of Mexico as boaters are using a boatlift to gain access to the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The waterfront community of Hernando Beach Central is characterized by wide and deep freshwater canals many  of which are fed by springs.  This neighborhood is bordered to the west by protected grasslands and affords great views to the open Gulf of Mexico from many properties.  Homes for sale in Hernando Beach Central vary in size, age, and style from one-story ranch-style homes to three-story stilt homes. Hernando Beach Central: Offered for Sale:  10 Price Range:  $120,000...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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Hernando Beach Sunset after a Rainy Day Rainy days do happen in the Sunshine State Florida.  We call it "liquid sunshine".  This was just one of those rainy days when the sky is hanging low with grey clouds all day.  Just before sunset, the cloud cover broke and we were rewarded with a stunning sunset!  Enjoy!  
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