Spring Hill, FL Real Estate News

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Decorating for the Holidays:  Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Florida Decorating for the holidays is not only reserved for the private homes.  In the Timber Pines Country Club and retirement community in Spring Hill, Florida, the entire subdivision consisting of over 3500 homes gets into the act. Residents decorate the entrances to each of their "villages" with holiday related themes.  Some are whimsical, some consist of mostly lights, and some have religious motives but in every instance, there is a lot of creativity at work! This post is part of the Christmas Photo Challenge - all through the month of December, post a holiday photo each day.
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By Jeanne M. Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners - CIPS,GRI,S
(Jeanne Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners)
Social Networking has become a integral part of my real estate branding and referral network.  I find it educational and rewarding to read and answer the different advice sections of Trulia and Zillow.  I enjoy blogging on Active Rain and spend time daily reading blogs of other professionals in the real estate and mortgage industries.  This month's Florida Realtor magazine had a very informative and thought provoking article called Managing Your Online Reputation by G.M. Flisko.  It offered both tips on how to grow your business using social media, and more importantly, some pitfalls to avoid. The article quoted a real estate technology consultant and national speaker for the National Association of Realtors, Doug Devitre, who cautions us that the Code of Ethics we Realtors are bound to...
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    Perhaps you've been hearing allot of negative feedback from the media regarding home sales in the Hernando Real Estate Market.  Well, I'm going to share a few statistics about this being a genuine buyers market and why it's the best in decades.        Homes have never been more affordable.  In fact, affordability measured by the median mortgage payment on the current median-priced home ($182,400) as a percentage of the median household income ($64,400), is lower than it's been in a generation.  So the percent of income needed to own a home is LOWER than ever!  People are buying houses today at the same price they were ten years ago. When do we as consumers get to go back and buy at yest-er-year's prices?  Mortgage Rates are rock bottom and won't stay there forever, so if you're on t...
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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!)
Spring Hill Florida House for Sale:  5147 Florentine Court, Spring Hill Florida - Golf Course Home Golf Course Home for Sale in Spring Hill located in the Oak Hills Golf Course Community! This beautiful golf course home in Spring Hill has an open floor plan with beamed cathedral ceiling in the living room.  You'll have great golf course views from the kitchen, breakfast nook, dining area and living room!  The kitchen has been remodeled with new cabinets, corian-like countertops and newer appliances.  The living room has a wood-burning fireplace for those rare Florida nights that are on the cooler side.  The pool area is fully screened in and offers sweeping views across the golf course.  You will feel like you have your own private park right in your backyard.  Living SF:  1986 (under h...
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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!)
Christmas Photo Challenge:   Red, White, and Blue The other day, I had an opportunity to visit the Armed Forces Center in Spring Hill, Florida and noticed their Christmas Tree in red, white, and blue.  It's very pretty of course but it also got me thinking about our many men and women of our armed forces who are going to be spending their holidays away from home and sometimes in harm's way.  Please remember them during this holiday season, there are many organizations in almost every community that will send cards, cookies, or other goodies to our troops or that support their families here at home that have to spend the holidays without their military husband or wife. Christmas Photo Challenge:   Red, White, and Blue
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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!)
Christmas Photo Challenge:  Rotary Club of Spring Hill and Christmas Shopping with the Kids Every year, my Rotary Club of Spring Hill, Florida, sponsors a few kids to take Christmas shopping.  It's always a lot of fun, the kids have a budget and are asked to prepare a list ahead of time of things they might want to get for family members and of course, themselves.  Paired up with a Rotary member and a member of Interact which is the High School organization for Rotary, the fun begins.  This year we had fourth graders.  The wrapping party took place at the Armed Forces Center in Spring Hill with a special appearance by Santa! There is still time to join the fun at the new group "Christmas Photo Challenge!" Christmas Photo Challenge:  Rotary Club of Spring Hill and Christmas Shopping with...
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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!)
Spring Hill Florida Holiday Events:  "Holidays in the Gardens" The annual "Holidays in the Gardens" will be kicked off on December 4, 2010 beginning at 9 AM at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens in Spring Hill, Florida.  This event is organized as a fundraiser for the Botanical Gardens and sponsored by the Spring Hill Garden Club with many local organizations and individuals participating by decorating an evergreen.  Entry fee is $25 and the proceeds will go to the upkeep of the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens. There will be live entertainment in the Botanical Gardens during the tree decorating event.  The public is invited to visit and view the gardens and vote for their favorite decorated tree. The Nature Coast Botanical Gardens in Spring Hill, Florida are located on Parker Street just...
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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!)
Real Estate Market Report November 2010:  Homes for Sale in Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Florida If you are looking to buy a home in a 55+ Country Club community, you may want to consider to retire in Timber Pines in Spring Hill, Florida.   The Timber Pines community is an active adult community that features several golf courses, tennis courts, pools as well as a busy social calender with many events and activities that are put on by participating clubs and community organzations. December in Timber Pines is a festive season with many special events culminating in the New Year's Eve Celebration taking place at the Lodge.  The Timber Pines Performing Arts Center offers shows and concerts throughout the year. Homes for sale in Timber Pines are available in a wide range of sizes and price r...
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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 do do and Where to go in Hernando County:  37th Annual Fall Harvest of Art The Spring Hill Art League is proudly presenting its 37th Annual Fall Harvest of Art on December 4th and 5th, 2010 at beautiful Weeki Wachee Springs State Park! The annual Fall Harvest of Art is a juried art and craft show featuring artists that come from all over the State of Florida to exhibit their art.  This year's Fall Harvest of Art newly added a live Jazz program for entertainment and thus presents itself for the first time as an exciting Art and Jazz Show! Visitors will also be able to take advantage of all the attractions Weeki Wachee Springs State Park has to offer including Mermaid Show, Wilderness River Cruise, and Animal Show.  Additionally, there will be food and entertainment as well as childr...
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By Jeanne M. Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners - CIPS,GRI,S
(Jeanne Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners)
As a professional property manager for 13 years, and owner of Gavish Properties and Investments, Inc. in Spring Hill, Florida, I have learned that there are quite a few people who do not care to own a home.  In America, and in the Real Estate business, we assume that everyone shares the American dream of owning their own home, but this is not the case.  Many people who have good credit, good jobs, and money in the bank consider homeownership a lack of freedom, a burden, a shackle, and a hassle.  While most of us think that it is the ultimate goal of every person, it is just not the case. In today's real estate market, where many homeowners owe more money than their homes are worth, these career renters feel that their choice to rent is validated and they are relieved that they did not s...
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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!)
Real Estate Market Report October 2010:  Homes for Sale in Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Florida Timber Pines is a 55+ Country Club community in Spring Hill, Florida.  Timber Pines is a golf course community that is gated with 24-hour security.  Timber Pines offers an active Florida life style with several golf courses, two community pools, Activities Center, Clubhouse, Performing Arts Center as well as many social clubs and events.  All community features including the golf courses in Timber Pines are resident-owned and the streets are private.  The Lodge and Activity Center is a a popular venue for big and small parties and meetings of all kinds.  There are several smaller meeting rooms as well as a large ballroom located in the Lodge.  A kitchen is available to support meals being cater...
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By Steve Fingerman
  Government Loan Programs   As part of our continuing series for the Home Financing Guide, in this section we are taking a look at the different Government Loan Programs available today. These programs offer low fixed rate interest rates, with minimum to zero down payment. Here is the break down of the loan programs and all their details. The Government sponsors or guarantees loan programs to provide more home financial options to middle and lower income classes and the underserved. The major programs are FHA, VA, USDA RD. There are other smaller programs and many state bond programs as well that can provide loans or down payment assistance. Each of those will be discussed below.   FHA loans are designed to help creditworthy lower-income and moderate income individuals and families to ...
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Short Sale In Spring Hill, Awesome 3/2/1 Pool Home! 2284 CANFIELD DR Spring Hill, FL 34609 3/2/1 Pool Home, Short Sale In Spring Hill Florida Home Photo Gallery Virtual Tour Property Map Payment Info Request Showing Contact Me Tina Fingerman Licensed Realtor Office:727-946-2348 Website:Visit Website Price : $58,900 Bedrooms : 3 Bathrooms : 2 Square Foot : 1,206 Lot Size : 15,246 County : Hernando Property Type : Detached Year Built : 1991 MLS Number : 2121438 click for more information and pictures Property Description 3/2/1 with a pool. Great room has wood laminate flooring, large enough for dining area and family room, french doors leading to enclosed lenai and pool area. Kitchen overlooks family room with a breakfast bar and plenty of storage and counter space. Master bedroom is spac...
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By Jeanne M. Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners - CIPS,GRI,S
(Jeanne Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners)
The International Real Estate buyers are coming to Florida to take advantage of the incredible opportunities they have to purchase.  The Canadian Real Estate buyers have a particular advantage, as their dollar is now as strong as the US dollar and Florida has historically been their first choice for a vacation or retirement home.  In an International Real Estate Purchase/sale, there are two major factors to consider: the real estate transaction and the currency exchange rate.  With the relatively weak US dollar and unbelievably low prices, our International investors are finding Florida properties irresistable.  Current statistics show that approximately 27% of Florida properties are purchased by International buyers, and 52% of them pay cash.  Today's difficult mortgage market puts the...
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Here is Part 3 of our Home Financing Guide. In this segment we take a look at everything to do with interest rates, and explain the difference between an Interest Rate and an APR. Borrowers often wonder why the APR is higher than the interest rate, and we will adress that and several other key issues with regard to the rate below.   Interest rates reflect the cost to borrower money as charged by the Lender. The higher the interest rate the higher the monthly payment (given the same loan terms). Interest rates in the mortgage market tend to be pretty volatile. That means that the interest rate offered on any given day can vary from the previous day. The reason is that the perception of mortgage lending risk and the market value of mortgage investments is affected by the mood of the finan...
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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 Sold:  Golf Course Home in Spring Hill, Florida Another great home sold in Spring Hill, Florida!  This three bedroom, two bath, 2 car attached garage home in Spring Hill Florida has just sold!  This is a Golf Course Home in Spring Hill with a private pool located in The Palms at Seven Hills.  Homes in The Palms at Seven Hills are subject to a monthly maintenance fee for outside maintenance.  The Palms at Seven Hills is one of the neighborhoods in the Seven Hills Golfers Club Community. This golf course home sold for only $115,000 Cash!  This was not a short sale or foreclosure property-  just a great deal!  Built:  2003    Living SF:  1898   Total SF:  2515   List Price at time of Sale:   $129,900  Sales Price:  $115,000 While this home has found a happy new owner, there are many g...
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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!)
Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Florida welcomes Gubernatorial Candidate Rick Scott The Timber Pines, Spring Hill, Florida community welcomed Rick Scott for Florida Governor and his running mate Jennifer Carroll for lieutenant governor earlier today, October 26th, 2010 during a meet and greet event. The room was packed with Timber Pines residents and guests from the Spring Hill area for a chance to meet Rick Scott and Jennifer Carroll who arrived on time and took their time to shake hands and talk to those in attendance. Above from left to right:  Jennifer Carroll, Rick Scott, wife Ann Scott, daughter Jordan Scott, mother Esther Scott This really was a good chance to meet two formidable candidates for the highest offices in Florida in an informal setting.  Rick Scott, who brought along his w...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Spring Hill, Florida - Located in Seven Hills, a great community in Spring Hill, this pretty home has a wonderful pool and covered area. It is a spacious 3 Bedroom Home with 14x28 pool. The great room has a wood-burning fireplace, vaulted ceiling, ceramic tile flooring, sliding glass doors to the pool area. A separate, formal dining room with bay window make for great family dining.  The kitchen is open to the great room, and has a separate breakfast room with a view of the pool. The Master Suite is spacious and has a whirlpool tub, separate shower, and huge walk-in closet. The perfect home for entertaining. To see more about this home go to www.toniweidman.com or click here  Currently listed at $110,000. A Third Party will determine the actual sales price. To search for homes in this a...
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By Bill Ness, 55Places.com, Active Adult Community Guide
(55Places.com)
Set along the Gulf Coast in the Tampa Bay area of Florida is the active adult community known as Timber Pines. This lovely active adult community for adults age 55 and better boasts an amazing 63 holes of golf and a country club lifestyle. Located in Spring Hill, Florida, gives the area beautiful year-round weather with daytime temperatures ranging from 89 degrees in the summer to 60 degrees in the winter. The area features wonderful outdoor recreation opportunities, delightful dining, exciting shopping and cultural attractions as well in addition to professional sports teams, award-winning health-care and international airports all just a short drive away. Active adult communities in Florida are known for being a favorite among golfers and with 63 holes of golf, Timber Pines is a golfe...
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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 Sold:  Home in Spring Hill Florida This two bedroom, two bath, 1 car garage home in Spring Hill Florida has just sold!  This Spring Hill home sold for just $72,000 with conventional financing!  This was not a short sale or foreclosure property. Built:  1994    Living SF:  1147   Total SF:  1723   List Price at time of Sale:   $79,900 While this home has found a happy new owner, there are many good homes for sale Spring Hill, Florida that are offered at competitive prices including short sale and foreclosure homes for sale. Whether you are interested in country or waterfront living, golf course living, foreclosure properties, or short sale opportunities, please contact me for more information.
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