Just Listed: 3 Bedroom Ranch Perfect for Investor or Handy Owner Occupant!

Fresh on the market and conveniently located in central Pinellas County with easy access to St. Pete, Clearwater, and the south beaches! This sturdy, 3 bedroom block home just  needs some finishing touches to complete the addition of a brand new owner’s suite.  A large backyard is another inviting feature that makes this home the perfect investment for a handy owner occupant.  Take an online tour of this home by visiting: https://youtu.be/bmx42qKWvaQ , or call the listing agent, Tony Cook for a showing today.

Just Listed
Just Listed

Just Sold Spacious Jungle Prada Pool Home!

When a home is priced to sell, it moves fast! Just 22 days on market, this well appointed, 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with resort style swimming pool was priced to move and sold last week for $417,000. Sitting on almost a half of an acre on St. Petersburg’s famed Park Street, this home is a Sunshine City stunner that is perfectly suited for a large family. Are you thinking about selling your home in St. Petersburg?  Having conducted business the Tampa Bay real estate market for over 35 years, NextHome SunRaye offers unmatched expertise when it comes to pricing your home to sell quickly and for the best price. We work hard to make sure that our clients maximize their investment when they decide it’s time to sell. Check out our Featured Homes link at the top of the page to see more of our Tampa Bay listings that recently sold, or better yet, give us a call to discuss how we can market your home for sale.

 

 

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New Listing – Just in time for the snow birds

Now you can live in Paradise!

Paradise Island is home to a waterfront community in the intracoastal waterway.  The community is just 1 mile walk or bicycle ride to the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.  Here is a 3 bedroom 2 and 1/2 bath townhome condominium.  Features include a 2 car garage, two balconies overlooking the pool, lush grounds and a glimpse of the docks and water. The home is 2025 square feet of living with the living areas on the 2nd and 3rd floor.  But there is more…a 300 square foot bonus room.  The current owners use it as a den/hobby area.  Some will consider this space a home office while others might make this a guest room.DJI_0173

The bonus room is located on the ground level behind the garage.  If can not be insured for flooding.  Based upon current flood elevations, flood insurance is not required for the 2nd and 3rd floor living areas.

More information about the unit and photos can be found under Featured Homes, 531 Sandy Hook Road. For a virtual tour of the home click here.

Paradise is enhanced by small town living in a major metropolitan area.  Paradise Island is just one of the islands that make up Treasure Island a city of just 7,000 residents. While it is known for its beaches there are loads of restaurants, adult beverage establishments and local businesses.  Here you will find loads of pedestrians and bicyclists.  Throughout the year there are numerous city wide festivals and celebrations, especially in the cooler months.  Treasure Island is a great place to visit but mostly it is a great place to live.

Take Advantage of 2018 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday: June 1st – June 7th

Get prepared for hurricane season during this week’s tax Disaster Preparedness 2018 Sales Tax Holiday! Here are just a few of the items you can stock up on in order to be ready for the Sunshine State’s stormy season:

  • $10 or less: Reusable ice packs
  • $20 or less: Flashlights, lanterns, or candles
  • $25 or less: Any gas or diesel fuel
  • $30 or less: Batteries, coolers or non-electrical food storage containers.
  • $50 or less: Ground anchor systems, bungee cords, ratchet straps, tarps, or radios (two-way or weather band)
  • $750 or less: Portable generators

Items that are always exempt include bottled water (unflavored, not carbonated), canned foods, first aid kits, baby food and formulas, and prescription and nonprescription medications.

Now through June 7th, take advantage of the tax breaks and get ready for the storm season while saving a little money. Emergency Management officials recommend being prepared enough to be able survive a hurricane on your own for up to 3 days after a storm hits. Your disaster survival kit should contain food, water (at least 3 gallons per person), blankets, pillows, cash, cell phone chargers, clothing, first aid, flashlight and batteries, keys, mosquito spray, a battery operated NOAA weather radio, toiletries, tools, important documents, and pet care supplies. Stay safe Florida!

TIPS and Tax Free Week Hurricane Season

Homeowners are in the Best Position to Sell in Today’s Tampa Bay Real Estate Market, but the Time to Act is Now.

 

Surging home prices are making the news again, as the Tampa Bay Times reported on the biggest price increase in a year for the Tampa Bay area just last week. The reason? Rising values are due to the lack of homes for sale in the area’s inventory. With a lopsided market of too many buyers and not enough homes to buy, even homes that normally fall within an affordable range of $100,000 to $400,000 are seeing moderate price growth. However, while prices are rising, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties have seen a decline in sales, simply because the supply of homes to buy is so low. Here are some market facts to put it all in perspective, as reported by the Times:

 

  • Pasco County leads with a 17.2% surge in single family homes from a year ago, with a median price of $219,220. Hernando County follows in second place, up almost 12% to $164,000, Pinellas County is up 10%, to $244,250, and Hillsborough County is up 6.3% with a median price of $239,090.
  • Statewide, prices of single family homes increased 3.3% in February to a median of $246,500. Sales rose 6.9%.
  • Nationally, sales of existing homes (including condos, townhomes and houses) increased 5.4% from a year ago, with the median price rising to $241,700, a jump of almost 6%.

 

For the Tampa Bay area, however, there’s a little more to the inventory shortage than meets the eye. Not all homeowners are sitting on the sidelines waiting for the best moment to put the For Sale sign up in the yard, it’s institutional investors that have purchased thousands of Tampa Bay area homes during the foreclosure crisis. They have been renting out the homes ever since and aren’t selling. This presents a prime selling opportunity for the individual homeowner with a home that falls within that affordable range.

 

Florida Realtors reported these metro area median price percentage increases for the month of February:

  • Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater $228,000 8.6%
  • Cape Coral-Fort Myers $250,223 2.1%
  • Jacksonville $241,500 10.8%
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven $188,500 12.5%
  • Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach $336,000 6.7%
  • Naples $491,000 15.9%
  • Orlando-Kissimmee $255,000 13.3%
  • North Port-Sarasota $286,995 4.7%

 

Now is the time to sell! If you are interested in learning what your home is valued at, give us a call at NextHome SunRaye Realty, and we can tell you exactly what it’s worth, answer all of your questions, and provide you with the best strategy for selling in this market. Get the best knowledge, expertise, and leadership at NextHome SunRaye.