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By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors® has provided the following data regarding home sales for November 2006 and YTD Sales.  (Not all new home sales are included in these statistics.)November 2006 home sales were down 36% (Units) compared to November 2005.YTD Cumulative unit sales for 2006 a...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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From time to time, I try to feature different neighborhoods of Tampa in this blog.  In this post, instead of featuring a neighborhood, I am featuring one street--Bayshore Boulevard.  This is truly the street of dreams, or should I say the boulevard of dreams.  Bayshore Boulevard runs along the Hi...

By Lenny Gurvich
(Keller Williams Realty Tampa, Florida)
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As I was heading to a pre-closing inspection of a new townhome this morning I happened upon the sign in the photo above. What could this possibly mean? Who was responsible and why did they need to post this sign here? So off I went to get the definition of “suck”. It seems that the best definiti...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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 HGTV is coming to Tampa and is looking for a few good homes / homeowners for the filming of the show: What You Get for the Money. Looking for homes from $150,000 to $1 million in value, HGTV's website indicates they are looking for the "snappiest, most appealing, charming and/or hip homes", and ...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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Reviewing the reported statistics for LISTINGS and SALES in the Greater Tampa Area* since January 2003 revealed the following information:We reached the highest MONTHS OF INVENTORY in November 2006 ------  12.31 compared to a low of 1.20 in June of 2005.The highest average sales price since Janua...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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The group 1,000 Friends of Florida contracted with the University of Florida's GeoPlan Center for population projections for the State of Florida in the year 2060.  Additional detailed information provided in this study can be obtained from their website.Some interesting projections for Central F...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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The rezoning hearing for the new condominium project proposed north of Lake Forest in the New Tampa area had been scheduled for December  18, but nearby residents have requested moving the date to January 10th due to the holidays.  This project involves building almost 1,500 condos in "high-rise"...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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Cory Lake Isles The boulevard entering the Cory Lake Isles community of New Tampa is lined with majestic Canary Island Date Palms and other palm trees & tropical plants providing for a very impressive entrance to all.  Gated and guarded, you will find an exclusive community of homes.  Many of the...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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Currently, the homestead exemption for home owners in Tampa is $25,000.  Seniors whose income is below $20,000. qualify for an additional $25,000 exemption.  Tampa City Council is now considering raising the exemption for qualifying low income seniors from $25,000 to $50,000 on homes assessed hig...

By Lenny Gurvich
(Keller Williams Realty Tampa, Florida)
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 As we approach the end of the 2006 and with the holiday season upon us, the supply and demand of residential real estate in Tampa remains flat. The number of active listings as well as the number of pending listings has not changed much since mid-October when these numbers began to flatten out....

By Lenny Gurvich
(Keller Williams Realty Tampa, Florida)
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December 14th, 2006 The Hyde Park neighborhood of Tampa was originally developed in the early part of the 20th century and is situated near the mouth of the Hillsborough River and in the shadows of downtown Tampa. The predominant architecture is of an American Craftsman style and many of the home...

By Randy Zalis
(Channelside Realty Group)
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2007 should be a very active year in Channelside (Tampa).  The Grand Central, The Place, The Towers, & Ventana will be completed.  The Slade at Channelside is on-track for a 2007 construction start.  Several additional projects have been approved by Tampa City Council.    What are your thoughts?   

By Lenny Gurvich
(Keller Williams Realty Tampa, Florida)
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In our current buyers’ market we know that price reductions are common and most buyers don’t expect to offer or purchase a home at the full list price. Very few homes are selling at 100% of list price. Buyers sense no competing bids and are thus inclined to come in with a very low opening offer....

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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The auction of 100 units of The Hamptons in Tampa Palms, in New Tampa was held on Saturday at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay on Saturday.  40 of the 100 units scheduled for auction had no reserve price.  Questions still remain about liens on the condo conversion.  The Tampa Tribune reports that the pr...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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Taylor Woodrow Homes, M/I Homes, and Mobley Homes plan to build on the former K-Bar Ranch in New Tampa.  Each of the builders has 100 lots each in the community that will be called Bassett Creek and it is reported that all the homes will back up to lakes or conservation areas.  Home prices are es...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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159 new town homes will be built in Arbor Greene and will be priced in the high $200's.  The three story town homes will offer 3 and 4 bedroom floor plans will have 3.5 bathrooms and between 2,427 & 2,549 square feet.  The T. Homes will also have two car garages and 1/3 will have elevators.  Mode...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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Pulte Homes received approval from Hillsborough County commissioners to build over 3,000 homes and a commercial plaza near FishHawk Ranch.  The new community will include new single family homes, duplexes, and town houses and will be similar to nearby FishHawk Ranch a CDD community.Pulte will be ...

By Peter & Patricia Clarke
(ELITE ACCESS REALTY INC. Real Estate Brokerage)
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I just found out about this G-R-E-A-T website and want to share it with everyone since I think it is so unique and effective to get clients. On January 1, 2007 will be the launching of a network of 36 web sites targeted to various housing markets across North America (United States & Canada). The...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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For first time home buyers, downpayment assistance is available through Hillsborough County and through the city of Tampa.  Funds are provided through the SHIP Program (State Housing Initiatives Partnership and the HOME Investment Partnerships Program).These are 0% interest, deferred payment loan...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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One of the deciding factors in determining what part of a city you may choose to live in is the average price of the homes in the area.  Average sales pricing by area only gives you an idea of the value of homes in an area.  Since we are dealing with averages, clearly some have sold for higher, a...

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