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Golf Course Living at Lexington Oaks in Wesley Chapel

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365 days of golf, it’s one of the main reasons many of us move to Florida, right? Well, make the dream a reality with this immaculate home located at Lexington Oaks in Wesley Chapel, Florida. This Pulte built Somerset II has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, a 3 car garage and over 2,500 sq.ft. Come home after a day on the Gordy Lewis designed championship golf course, grab your cocktail, take a seat on your screened lanai, and lookout over the pond onto the 7th fairway and watch as the r...

Wesley Chapel District Park Now Open

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Phase one of the Pasco County’s Wesley Chapel District Park is now open. I took a ride up there yesterday and the place is huge. There are baseball fields, football fields, soccer fields, tennis courts, basketball courts, a playground, and picnic area. The $20 million park is spread out over 143 acres and is located at the corner of Overpass and Boyette Road.   Phase two is supposed to include a center with a gymnasium, swimming pool, and meeting rooms. ...

Wesley Chapel Real Estate Stats for July 2007

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The Wesley Chapel real estate market was probably the last area to start seeing declines. ack in November 2006 when other Tampa markets were truly down, Wesley Chapel seemed to holding its own. Now, while other areas are showing some minor improvements, Wesley Chapel continues to decline. The one positive sign is that inventory is not increasing; there are currently 1,071 homes for sale in Wesley Chapel, compared to 1,075 back in June.   The highest priced Wesley Chapel ...

Toll Booth Coming to Bruce B. Downs Blvd.

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If it’s up to Ken Hagan, Hillsborough County commissioner, we’ll all be keeping the change handy for trips up the street to the mall. Frustrated by Pasco County’s refusal to help out with the $28 million tab to improve Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Hagan proposed that Hillsborough put up a tollbooth at the county line on the BBD. I’ll wait for you to wipe the coffee off your monitor…   One of the problems with Hagan’s proposal is that no one is sur...

July 2007 New Tampa Real Estate Report

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There continue to be some positive signs in the New Tampa real estate market. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal showed Tampa, Florida as one of only four metro areas with declining home inventory.   In New Tampa, despite a close to 12% drop in sales from July 2007, compared to July 2006, home inventory is down from 943 homes in June to 913 homes in July. There was a 6 % drop in the average home price, compared to 3% gain in July. Although I have to admit, I was ...

Five Things You Can Do To Protect Your Home In a Hurricane

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Say hello to Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dean, Erin and all their friends. If this year proves to be as active a hurricane season as the meteorologists predict, you could well be on a first name basis with them soon. While it’s probably impossible to completely hurricane-proof your home, there are some steps that you can take to lessen the damage your home is likely to sustain.   Inspect your home. FLASH (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes) offers a DIY Wind Inspecti...

Should You Take the Super Exemption?

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In January, Florida voters will decide whether or not to approve the new amendment to the constitution proposed by the Senate. Under the amendment, Florida’s Amendment 10 – the Save Our Homes amendment – will be phased out and its place taken by a “super-exemption” which will also replace Florida’s $25,000 homestead exemption. Before you decide how to vote, it may be useful to figure out how you’d benefit under the new super-exemption.   ...

Wesley Chapel Home Sales for June 2007

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For the most part the Wesley Chapel real estate market is tracking similar to other Tampa Bay markets. There continue to be declines in year-to-year comparison, sales for June 2007 are down 31% compared to June 2006 and the average price of a home has declined 7% for the same period. The good news is inventory is down slightly, in March there were 1,120 active listings in Wesley Chapel, compared to the 1,075 active Wesley Chapel listings today. Although not a drastic differenc...

New Tampa Real Estate Sales for June 2007

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The New Tampa real estate market was down 22% in June 2007, compared to June 2006. The good news is that June 2007 finished 46% above May, and May was ahead of April by 15%, so that’s an encouraging trend. The average price of a New Tampa home fell 6.4% to $353,000, while the median price dropped 19% to $276,000.   Hunter’s Green was the lucky community this month with the both the highest priced home and the lowest priced home in New Tampa. The lowest priced home was ...

Tampa Ranked #1 Home Buyers' Market.

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According to Forbes Magazine, Tampa is the number one market for home buyers.  Although there is an excess supply of home inventory, primarily due to investors, Tampa's strong economy and future job growth make it a great candidate for a healthy recovery.  Other Florida cities in the article included Sarasota, Palm Bay, Tallahassee, Pensacola, and Miami.  You can read the full article here. This backs up what I mentioned in my recent post, The Doom ...