Weeki Wachee, 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!)
Friday Foto - It's Five o'Clock Somewhere!   It seems the weather gods took the day off today and didn't send us our usual dose of warmth and sunshine.  It's been a rather cool day here in Florida, luckily, they are rather rare.  Still, this didn't distract vendors and visitors at this year's Swamp Fest in Weeki Wachee to enjoy themselves.  This vendor specializes in just the right signs for any Tiki bar or backyard patio! After all, it's five o'clock somewhere and tomorrow is a better day!  Enjoy your weekend!  
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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!)
Community Yard Sale at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park     What:  Yard Sale at Weeki Wachee Springs Park When:  Friday, January 31 to Saturday, February 1, 2014   Time:  9:00 am-3:00 pm   Where:  Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee   Information and Sign Up:  352-592-5656     This is a perfect time to do some early Spring cleaning and clean out from around the house! But don't just throw away all those "goodies"... you know, someone's trash is another's treasure!   Instead, sell it at the community yard sale taking place at Weeki Wachee Springs Park.  The sale is open to the public and vendor spaces are only $40 for both days or $25 for Saturday only.  Pay at the entrance on the morning of the sale but make sure to reserve your spot today!   Bring your ow...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
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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!)
Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club - Home Sales 2013 Home sales in the upscale community of Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club in Weeki Wachee, Florida increased in 2013 by 19.6% over those of 2012. While the number of sales transactions was on the increase, average and median sales prices decreased compared to  Glen Lakes home sales in 2012. Of the sold properties in 2013, two properties were sold as short sales and six were bank-owned or foreclosure properties.     Homes for Sale in Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club Available inventory of homes for sale in the Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club community remained stable. Average list prices have are on the rise compared to a year ago but median list prices are decreasing.  Current list price range is $112,700 to $625,000 with an average list...
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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!)
Now Leased!  Weeki Wachee Waterfront Home  Listed by Realtor Silvia Dukes, Tropic Shores Realty   This beautiful waterfront home located on the scenic Weeki Wachee river has now been rented!  This spacious Weeki Wachee rental home offers great water views of the river as well as the natural grasslands beyond and is located just a short boat ride from the Gulf of Mexico.  Property Details:  3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, Open Floorplan, Separate Study/Office, Elevator.  Waterfront extras include large covered dock, seawall and private boat ramp to launch your boat, kayak, canoe, or other recreational water craft.  This home leases annually for $2000/month.   Please contact Realtor Silvia Dukes to find out about other waterfront homes for rent or sale in Weeki Wachee or Hernando Beach, Florida!  ...
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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!)
Buccaneer Bay Offers Year Round Swimming in Weeki Wachee, Florida   You can now swim all year round at Buccaneer Bay, the waterpark at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park! This has been a popular swimming hole for many years allowing for water fun in the crystal clear waters of the Weeki Water Spring that originates at the site.  Because it is spring water, the water is a refreshing 74 degrees year round!  With our current warm temperatures, swimming at Buccaneer Park is a great way to relax and stay cool even in the winter time! Buccaneer Bay is a located within Weeki Wachee Springs State Park at the intersection of US 19 and Hwy 50 in Weeki Wachee, Florida. It is open from 9 am to 5:15 pm Monday through Sunday and admission is included in the park admission which also included the ever po...
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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!)
Pool Home in Weeki Wachee, Florida - Just Sold  by Tropic Shores Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA The sellers of this beautiful pool home in Weeki Wachee listed their home with me at the end of September and just two months later it successfully sold to its new owners.  The buyers were moving from Georgia and said they feel very lucky to have found this home and be able to move in just in time for the holidays.  Property Details: 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, 3 car garage Built:  2003 Living Area under Heat/Air:  2036 square foot Total Area under Roof:  2812 square foot Sold Price:  $180,000  (96% of list price) Financing:  VA   This is a newer custom-built home in the Royal Highlands subdivision of Weeki Wachee, Florida.  Situated on nearly half an acre of land, this home has a beautiful country settin...
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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 County Residents Reception 2013 - Weeki Wachee, Florida The popular Hernando County Residents Reception is going to be held Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce is the organizer of this event that draws hundreds of new and old residents each year who come to get information from participating businesses and organizations.  Admission is free!  Take a look at the short video from last year's event and hope to see you there!     Interested in buying or selling a home in Hernando County?  I am a local Realtor servicing the areas of Spring Hill, Weeki Wachee, and Hernando Beach!  Please contact Realtor Silvia Dukesfor more information about marketing your home for sale or a free list of...
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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!)
Rubber Duck Derby for a Cause at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida The three Rotary Clubs of Hernando County, Florida, came together for a new community project "Save Weeki Wachee Springs" by spearheading an effort to remove an invasive green algae from the water. The rubber duck race took place yesterday as a fundraiser to help in this project.  Each duck was one entry and ducks were sold single or as "quack packs"!  Obviously, many people participated in this first duck race of its kind on the still beautiful Weeki Wachee river. The Hernando County Rotary Clubs hope to not only raise awareness to the problem of algae but also to encourage the communities of Hernando County to rally around this cause and help keeping our beautiful Weeki Wachee River alive and healthy.     The Rotary Club o...
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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 Nature - Roadside Beauty Today I was taking photos at a home in the Royal Highlands subdivision in Weeki Wachee that I just listed for sale.   When I crossed the road to get a better angle of the home, I noticed these pretty little flowers growing alongside the road.   I don't know what they are but I thought they were a nice surprise, unexptected roadside beauty.  Although not captured in the photo, bumblebees seemed to really like them as well!       Interested in buying or selling a home in Spring Hill or Weeki Wachee, Florida?  Please contact me for more information about available homes for sale in Spring Hill, Florida.  
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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 County Tourism Office opens in Weeki Wachee, Florida The newest Hernando County Tourism office is now located in Weeki Wachee inside the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.  Today, I had the opportunity to visit with the staff of the Hernando County Tourism Bureau for the official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce. This Hernando County visitor information center is located in a beautiful and very visible location for visitors of the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park who have an opportunity to learn about everything that Hernando County has to offer.   .     Weeki Wachee Springs State Park has long been a popular attraction with visitors and residents alike,  so today's ribbon cutting was well attended.  Although the park is worth a visit an...
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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!)
Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club Home Sales First Half 2013   The Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club community in Weeki Wachee, Florida is an upscale golf course community located just north of Spring Hill, Florida.  Glen Lakes is a popular, gated community that is not age restricted.  The community had been suffering from slow home sales activity during the real estate downturn and mainly because home prices on average are in the higher prices than in other areas of Hernando County.   Glen Lakes Home Sales - 2012 to 2013 Comparison The first half of 2013 brought an increase in home sales in Glen Lakes and the number of days on the market has decreased significantly compared to the same time period last year.  Average and median home prices are lower in this year's first six months than 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!)
Building Lot Sold in Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club, Weeki Wachee, Florida by Realtor Silvia Dukes of Tropic Shores Realty, Spring Hill, Florida, representing the buyer.   This prime home site in the desirable golf and country community of Glen Lakes in Weeki Wachee, Florida  was offered as a foreclosure property and it has just sold!   Surrounded by large homes in an upscale neighborhood, this property will provide a great home site for new home owners.   Property Details: 3408 Butler Blvd, Weeki Wachee, Florida Lot Size:  9581 SF - 0.22 acres Sold Price:  $6,300 Financing:  Private   Please call me if you are interested in homes or land for sale in Glen Lakes or vacant land for sale in other areas of Spring Hill!   About Glen Lakes, Weeki Wachee, Florida The Glen Lakes Golf and Coun...
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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!)
Restaurant for Sale in Hernando County, Florida   Great opportunity for a new restaurateur or entrepreneur!  Established family restaurant in Hernando County for sale.  The restaurant is situated en route to Hernando County's beach Pine Island as well as Bayport, both popular weekend destinations. Property consists of two buildings in a visible corner location.  Main building is currently operated as an established mom and pop family restaurant serving evening dinners as well as lunch on Sundays. Great opportunity to expand for breakfast and lunch! The smaller building is used as on-site residence and has 1 bedroom, 1 bath, living/dining room. Restaurant includes furnishings and equipment, beer/wine license. There are also two storage units on the property, parking expandable.  Popular ...
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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!)
Kids Summer Fun with Mermaid Encounter at Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida   What:              Mermaid Encounter at Weeki Wachee Springs When:            Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26, 2013 Times:            3:30 pm for Ages 3-6                         4:30 pm for Ages 7-14 Where:            Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US 19),                          Weeki Wachee, Florida Registration:  352-592-5656 - Space is limited!   Calling all aspiring future mermaids and mermen!    Kids can enjoy some fun with the live Mermaid Encounter at Weeki Wachee Springs. Each session is limited to six children so make sure to reserve a spot.  The mermaid encounter experience will take place at the Mermaid cove where the water is up to 4 ft deep and entered from the beach area...
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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!)
Second Annual "Taste of Weeki Wachee" Dinner & Environmental Awareness Night     What:  Second Annual Taste of Weeki Wachee Dinner & Environmental Awareness Night When:  Friday, May 3, 2013 Time:  5:30 pm to 8 pm Where:  Weeki Wachee High School, 2150 Vespa Way (off US 19), Weeki Wachee FL Admission:  $5 for 10 food tasting tickets Contact:  352-797-7029 ext 239     Enjoy a "Taste of Weeki Wachee" in support of environmental awareness hosted by the environmental resource program at the Weeki Wachee High School this Friday, May 3, 2013.   Almost 20 Food Sponsors Participating! Food tasting is provided by local produce growers and local restaurants such as Becky Jack's, La Bella Napoli, Greek City Café, Magnolia Terrace Tea Room just to name a few.  Additonally, there will be a bake sale ...
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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!)
Weeki Wachee Springs - Home of the Mermaids Recently, I had another opportunity to visit Weeki Wachee Springs State Park in Weeki Wachee, Florida.  This roadside attraction has been centered around the natural spring of the Weeki Wachee river since the early 1960s and has delighted millions of visitor from around the world. There are few attractions that stand the test of time and continue to be enchanting every time you attend as the mermaid shows at Weeki Wachee! This is just the right entertainment for the whole family to enjoy on an afternoon!   Click on the photo for a short Youtube video of the show and enjoy!            
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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 Break at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Just in time for Spring Break, the water slides will open at Weeki Wachee's Buccaneer Bay water park!  During the Spring break from March 25 to March 29, 2013 the water slides will be open daily, after that they will operate on weekends. At Buccaneer Water Park, you swim in the crystal-clear waters of the natural Weeki Wachee Spring that has a consistent temperature of 74 degrees all year round.  Don't be surprised to encounter a fish or a water turtle swimming along with you!       Daily admission fee is $13/adult, $8/children 6-12 and free for children under 5 years.  Admission includes access to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park with daily mermaid shows, reptile shows and river boat ride making this a fun day that the whole family will e...
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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!)
Swamp Fest 2013 - Meet the Swamp Monster in Weeki Wachee Florida When:  March 8 - March 10, 2013 Times:  Friday and Saturday 8 am to 5 pm, Sunday 9 am to 4 pm Where:  Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way (US 19), Weeki Wachee, Florida Admission:  $8.00 adults, $4.00 children 6-11, children under 5 Free.   Annual Swamp Fest Now in its 20th Year! Swamp Fest has become a tradition here on the Naturecoast in Hernando County!  Now in its 20th year, this popular festival has outgrown its previous location at Linda Pedersen Park and is moving for the first time to Weeki Wachee Springs State Park for an even more exciting and fun-filled weekend of food, crafts, and entertainment!   Entertainment all Three Days It's not just the food and the more than 140 vendors attending the fe...
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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!)
Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club - Home Sales Increased in 2012 Real estate market report for Glen Lakes Golf and Country Club, Weeki Wachee, Florida, presented by  Silvia Dukes PA of Tropic Shores Realty.    Glen Lakes Home Sales Glen Lakes home sales increased in 2012 over the previous two years.  Prices are beginning to stabilize and the time of bargains at super low prices may be coming to an end.  Currently, there are 60 homes available for sale in the Glen Lakes community ranging from the low 100s to the low 600s.  Average list price currently is just under $225,000 and median list price is approximately $243,000.  There are nine properties under contract indicating that the increased sales activity is continuing into the new year. Please click the Glen Lakes name to read more abo...
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