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By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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This month Tampa celebrates its Gasparilla Festival with the invasion of the pirates!   With an estimated attendance of nearly half a million people, this yearly event kicks off "festival season"!Kumquat Festival, held in nearby historic Dade City, Florida is held this month too.  Additional info...

By Lenny Gurvich
(Keller Williams Realty Tampa, Florida)
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This is a neighborhood I mention quite a bit as being a sleeper of a neighborhood. It is small and relatively unknown by most Tampa residents. Most people recognize the names of its neighbors, Tampa Heights and Riverside Heights, but many, if not most, have not heard of Ridgewood Park. If you’ve...

By Hector Gonzalez Santoni
(Weichert Realtors Aventa)
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Finally! there is a local online directory oriented to the Hispanic community searching for business offering quality products and excellent customer service. The name of the online directory is TampaDirectorio.Com, what I like about the directory is:Professional looking, clean and sharp!Ranks wi...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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  Just before the holidays, I had a phone call from one of the staff writers for the St. Petersburg Times asking me if I would be willing to meet with her (Dong-Phuong Nguyen) and her colleague (Emily Nipps) also a staff writer with the Times.  Apparently they found me through my other blog that ...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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The two proposed developments by the Giunta Group are located on Bruce B. Downs, in New Tampa.Trout Creek, located close to County Line Road is to include Town Homes (242), Single Family Homes (350), and office & retail space.  Scheduled for a review on February 5, 2007 with Hillsborough County, ...

By Lenny Gurvich
(Keller Williams Realty Tampa, Florida)
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December was the best month for home sales in Tampa since August. Home sales in Tampa reached 836 units in December of ‘06, up from 723 in the previous month. Home sales peaked in August for the second half of 2006 at 899. Data used is from the Mid-Florida Regional MLS and includes all property ...

By Russ Perlowski, Tampa Real Estate
(People's Choice Realty Services LLC)
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Why you should consider choosing Tampa as your home!    Tampa is an exciting and vibrant city with lots to offer.  While it is impossible to list all of the great things about this city, I have tried to provide some of what I consider to be some of Tampa's more important features.    Climate:  Wi...

By Toby Barnett, Toby Barnett
(KW North Sound)
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Today the Seattle Seahawks are playing away against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the final game of the regular season. The Seattle Seahawks need to get a win here to start building some momentum for the playoffs and to start getting back into the winning mind set that they have failed to be in fo...

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?   

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