Friday, December 29, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
- Unique, magazine-ready architecture or design elements
- Eye-popping details inside and out
- Engaging homeowners excited about sharing their city and their home with the rest of America.
Since they are planning on coming to Tampa in January, hurry and contact:
Mindy Christiansen at (303) 712-3148 or e-mail her at email@example.com!
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Transeastern is known in New Tampa for its homes in Live Oak, and the Hammocks; and also for homes in the Tampa Golf & Country Club in San Antonio off of S.R. 52.
When I stopped by this week to snap these pictures, landscapers were busy laying sod.
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
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 Florida (Brevard, Citrus, Hardee, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Manatee, Marion, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Seminole, St. Lucie, Sumter, Volusia):
2005 Population for Central Florida: 6,595,259. 2060 Est. Population: 15,478,239 Increase: 8,883,980
Several counties are expected to "build out" between 2020 and 2040, including Hillsborough & Pinellas!
Least change of all central Florida counties will be Pinellas because "more than 70 percent is already in urban use, the highest of any county in the state".
The Central Florida region is expected to have the "largest percentage of urban land use of any region in the state by 2060"! (51%)
There are a few hospitals looking to expand in the same area in addition to Moffitt. None received the CON (Certificate of Need) from the State in their first applications.
We'll see how this plays out.
Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
This impressive community in Wesley Chapel / New Tampa has it all. Conveniently located for access to I-75 and I-275, Seven Oaks will have easy access to two planned malls: The Cypress Creek Town Center and The Shops at Wiregrass which will have a combined retail space in excess of 2 million square feet. The main entrance is flanked with two beautiful fountains and Seven Oaks offers amenities for all!
$4.5 million SportsCore and Club:
Coffee shop and Juice bar
Great room for gathering/entertainment
Activity rooms for children
Theatre for viewing movies
Locker room with showers
Spectacular free form resort pool
Jr. Olympic lap pool with waterslide
Children's water park
Softball and Soccer fields
Seven Oaks Elementary
Dr. John Long Middle School (New & located in nearby Wiregrass/Meadow Pointe)
Wiregrass High School (Also located in Wiregrass/Meadow Pointe with a scheduled Jan. 2007 opening)
This lushly landscaped resort type community in Wesley Chapel is impressive! I have never had a prospective buyer who wasn't truly impressed with all that it has to offer.
A Pasco County consultant has proposed raising the transportation impact fees on newly constructed single family homes from $3,928 to some $13,000. Some new commercial buildings have a proposed increase that will more than double the current transportation impact fee of $30,208.
Pasco County has formed a Task Force composed of residential developers, builders, and others to analyze the proposed fees. A public hearing is scheduled to hear the Task Force's recommendations on January 9, 2007. More information on the meeting time can be found at http://www.pascocountyfl.net/.
Additional information about the growth in Wesley Chapel, Florida can be found at http://www.newtampahomes.blogspot.com/
Brian Blair: Reserving money that isn't spent in the budget for millage reduction.
Jim Norman: Tie annual county budget increases to a federal inflation index AND population changes +/-.
Commissioners would have an "out" on this cap with a 5 vote majority to exceed the cap. Taxes levied for county libraries and for the purchases of environmentally sensitive land would be excluded from the cap under Norman's proposal.
Of course, the Property Tax Reform Committee, is also looking at addressing the property tax issues state wide.
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Included in the plan are 8,500 single family homes, 5,000 multifamily homes and a whopping 3.2 million square feet of retail space including the Shops at Wiregrass. Now with an estimated opening of Spring of 2008, construction is likely to begin on the mall in Spring of 2007. Also included in the plan is 2 million square feet of office space.
The most recent stumbling block for this development was the county's requirement that the developers address affordable housing in its plan. Previously, the developers offered the county only $200,000. towards future subsidies. This was laughed at by the county. The revised plan provides for $2.9 million to be set aside for affordable housing, to be doled out by the county.
The extension of S.R. 56 is still under review, however the extension of Chancey Road has begun.
Saturday, December 02, 2006
There still was no announcement about a possible bookstore that was rumored to be considering this location.
Central Tpa: $159,000.
New Tampa: $380,000.
Pasco (Includes Wesley Chapel): $250,000.
S. Tampa: $473,000.
T. Terrace: $206,000.
Monday, November 27, 2006
There are 32 available! It is not surprising that 17 of them are in Tampa Palms.
The most expensive home that came up is listed for $5,900,000.00. It has 13,300 square feet of living space, 7 bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, located on a golf course with a 3 car garage, and pool. Located on between 1-2 acres, this home was built in 1995. The photos are, as you can imagine "BREATHTAKING"! Property taxes for 2004 were $72,494.00.
So, just in case you hit the lotto this weekend or can't think of somethiing to buy the wife for the Holidays, I thought you might want to keep this in mind.
On the flip side, the least expensive home listed has an asking price of $189,900 with 1185 square feet. I only found two below $200,000.
Friday, November 24, 2006
With all the growth in Wesley Chapel, it is hard to keep up with all the recent openings!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
The Tampa Tribune further reports that it is reported that Transeastern has stopped offering lots in its Live Oak development in New Tampa. Transeastern's other developments in the area include the Hammocks in New Tampa, and Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club in San Antonio, (Pasco County).
The Tribune further reports that Transeastern laid off 130 workers in September.
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Much less in the public view than the other three planned malls, all within a ten mile radius of one another, this mall touts itself as a future "gateway" to the county. The Cypress Creek Town Center (I-75 & State Road 56), The Shops at Wiregrass (Bruce B. Downs & State Road 56), and the Grove at Wesley Chapel (County Road 54 & I-75) are the other planned malls on the books.
These four malls will be competing for business from the fast growing Wesley Chapel area in Pasco County as well as business from residents from New Tampa.
Friday, November 10, 2006
I ran a search on single family homes listed for sale through the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors MLS today.
Total Homes Listed For Sale in Tampa: 4765
Tampa Homes Listed from $0. to $200,000: 1156
Tampa Homes Listed from $200,001 to $400,000: 2196
Tampa Homes Listed from $400,001. to $600,000: 699
Homes For Sale in New Tampa by Community including Wesley Chapel:
Arbor Greene: 64
Tampa Palms: 91
Hunter's Green: 118
West Meadows: 57
Meadow Pointe: 153*
Lexington Oaks: 77*
Seven Oaks: 86*
*Wesley Chapel homes not included in Tampa figures
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
The Florida Estates Winery, 25241 State Road 52 in LOL will be having its Fifth Anniversary Holiday Celebration on December 15, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wine tasting & hors d'ouevres, etc. $8.00. For more information visit their website at www.floridaestateswines.com
A one year old +/- complex is currently in its grand opening as a condo conversion. Prices range from $162,900 to the $200's. This conversion is offering for a limited time two interesting concepts to potential buyers:
1. "Live Free One Year" (100% of 1 year's rent payments applied towards ownership*
2. "Investor Breakeven"*
For more information on this condominium conversion or others, contact:
Exit KG Realty
*Subject to change without notice by owner/developer. Certain conditions apply.
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Taste of Lutz will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. with tasty food samples from area restaurants at a charge.
Located at Bullard Park (Lutz Lake Fern Road & US 41) near the Lutz Train Depot. For more information call: 949-7481.
The winner of the bid will be announced in 2007 and it is reported that it will take two years to build.
Monday, October 30, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
This is just one of the many delays that Wiregrass has experienced in the planned new home community of Wiregrass with some 12,000 homes planned. Additionally, the Wiregrass shopping mall has also been delayed. The new opening is now planned for Spring of 2008.
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Additionally, don't forget Flatwoods Adventures, that will be offering moonlight festivals! They are located off of S.R. 54.
Lastly here is a Halloween Card!
Aerial photo of maze at Pumpkin Festival!
Saturday, October 14, 2006
Bonefish Grill, originally founded in 2000 in St. Pete, and now with over 100 locations is slated to open in New Tampa / Wesley Chapel, Florida on October 16th. The 5,200 square foot restaurant, seats 190 and is located in The Shoppes at New Tampa, recently constructed on Bruce B. Downs, close to the intersection of S.R. 56.
Previously, there was controversy because the Pasco School District was expecting them to extend S.R. 56 for access to the the new Middle School and Wiregrass High School. Apparently they had a "Mexican standoff", because abruptly the school district decided to temporarily route the bus line through Meadow Pointe. The Middle school is now open, and Wiregrass High is expected to open in January. The extension of S.R. 56 is not yet in place.
Also, for months the County has been saying that they require a traffic study of the proposed Wiregrass community; and to my knowledge up to this point still have not received it.
About two months ago, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council told the developers of Wiregrass that they needed to increase affordable housing to offset the high volume of high end homes it plans to build there.
Now, in response apparently, Wiregrass has offered the County $250,000. to "meet its obligations" for affordable housing in a planned community slated to have 12,000 homes!
Under the county's new comprehensive growth plan, developers are required to set aside homes for affordable housing, but it appears that the number/quantity required to satisfy that remains unclear. Surely more than one house in 12,000 though!
The Laker reported that Pasco County officials laughed at the $250,000 proposal by Wiregrass developers! A representative from Pasco Co.'s long range planning division was quoted as saying that $5 million would be closer to their expectations. Perhaps Wiregrass should send a representative to Howie Mandel's show DEAL OR NO DEAL!
Tune in for the continuing saga of the Wiregrass Ranch community.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors has published the following average sales prices by neighborhood for homes in MLS that sold in August, 2006:
Lutz / Northwest: $469,913.
New Tampa: $418,969.
The Average days on the market reported by GTAR for all homes sold in MLS was 61.
Sunday, October 08, 2006
Looking for something different to do? The 40th Annual San Antonio, Florida Rattlesnake Festival will be held on October 21, & 22. Sat. Hours: 9:00 - 4:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00-4:00 p.m. Parking is free and there is no admission charge. Free entertainment will be provided and there will be a Wild West Show and food for sale. For more information, visit their website at:
www.rattlesnakefestival.com or give them a call at (352) 588-4444.
Monday, October 02, 2006
The first New Tampa Arts Festival is scheduled for this fall at the Palm Lake Office Building, under the oaks at 15310 Amberly Drive on November 18, & 19. This new festival will be displaying and selling works of up to 100 artists. So, mark your calendars and remember to take your check books with you!
The $38 million widening of Bruce B. Downs from County Line Road to S.R. 54 is now under review by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
Once completed these road widenings for those of us living in South Pasco will have easier access to I-75 at S.R. 56.
Thursday, September 14, 2006
The Cypress Creek Town Center shown to the left, a planned 1.3 million square ft. Regional Mall continues to plod forward.
The location of the planned mall is at I-75 & S.R. 56 in Wesley Chapel. Next step is a September 26th appointment with the board of the Southwest Florida Water Management District. (Swiftmud).
The proposed Shops at Wiregrass mall located at Bruce B. Downs and S.R. 56, is just a few miles east of the Cypress Creek Town Center. After the construction of JC Penney, the mall has been slow to get approvals for the proposed construction of the rest of the mall. Total square footage for this mall is reported to be 800,000.
Lastly, the planned mall at C.R. 54 & I-75, also in Wesley Chapel, has a planned 800,000 square feet. Demolition of some previous structures at the location has begun.
All three malls will look to attracting customers from the prestigious community of New Tampa. I believe at one point all three proposed malls had planned opening dates of 2007. In my opinion that is unlikely.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
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Enjoy! Compliments of Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty, www.MyRealtorInTampa.com
Friday, September 08, 2006
The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors released the following AVERAGE home sales by neighborhood for homes sold in July, 2006:
New Tampa: $421,810.
Pasco County: $364,393.
Average Days on the Market for these neighborhoods ranged from 57-65.
Thinking about Selling or Buying a home? Contact Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty, (813) 494-2124.
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Construction on the Southbound FLYOVER ramp over Bruce B. Downs & Interstate 75 should begin in 2007. Recently, bids were received from $39 million to $47.5 million. When originally approved, the project had an estimated cost of only $29 million.
This flyover ramp will allow commuters traveling southbound on Bruce B. Downs to access I-75 Southbound without stopping at a light. This should make access much easier for New Tampa home owners.
Construction is estimated to take two years.
Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty (813) 494-2124
Saturday, August 26, 2006
The New Tampa Sports Complex, under construction at Live Oak is a joint project of Hillsborough County schools and the parks department. The complex will have four ball fields, a football field, track and other facilities. In a recent meeting it was announced that the ball fields were scheduled to be completed for Spring of 2007, but a representative from the New Tampa Little League asked if the fields could be ready in February. The county parks department indicated that they would try to open the fields sooner than planned.
Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty, (813) 494-2124 www.MyRealtorInTampa.com
Friday, August 18, 2006
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Advance voting for the September 5, 2006 Election runs from August 21 to September 2.
Here are several locations in the New Tampa area that will be open:
Hillsborough County: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Lutz Branch Library, 101 W. Lutz-Lake Fern Road
New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd.
Pasco County: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. M-F; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday
Land O Lakes Professional Center, 4111 Land O lakes Blvd., Suite 105
Wesley Chapel Office, 5325 Village Market
Check with your Supervisor of Elections office for other locations.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
The Hillsborough County widening of Bruce B. Downs in New Tampa to 8 lanes, is scheduled for construction in 2008. Phase I will be from Palm Springs Boulevard (Tampa Palms) to Pebble Creek Drive.
In part, due to area bicyclists concerns, a 3 foot shoulder has been added. Of course, with the current price of gas we may all be riding bicycles on Bruce B. Downs by 2008!
Russ Perlowski Exit KG Realty
www.MyRealtorInTampa.com (813) 494-2124
Monday, August 07, 2006
The newest Middle School, located in Wiregrass Ranch at Meadow Pointe is scheduled to open this week. The second photo is of the Wiregrass High School also located in the same location with a scheduled opening of Jan. 2007
Sunday, August 06, 2006
- New Tampa: $454,801.
- S.Tampa/Davis Islands: $643,167.
- Pasco (Including Wesley Chapel) $258,624.
- Town & Country $266,023.
- Carrollwood $342,725.
- Lutz/North West $470,314.
- Temple Terrace $234,006.
- Brandon $291,961.
This data is provided for informational purposes only and should be verified prior to entering into a contract.
Russ Perlowski: Exit KG Realty. www.MyRealtorInTampa.com
Saturday, August 05, 2006
Interested in seeing some photos of new homes currently on the market? I have created two links:
While visiting the local builders to take the photos for the following virtual tours, these two local residents stopped by to greet me! I might say that they were a very friendly couple and very accomodating with posing for my camera!
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
The new impact fees for schools wil increase to $2,000. on a home between 2,000 and 2,499 effective November 1, and will double to $4,000. on August 1, 2007. After full implementation, the fee is expected to raise $43 million per year.
In contract, the Tampa Tribune quotes Keven Robles of McCar Homes, who stated that: "his company pays $12,000. in impact fees for every home it builds in Pasco County. Of that, $4,300 goes toward new school construction,......up from $1,900 last year.
Of course, we all anticipate that these fees will be passed on by the builders to the future new home buyers.
The current rate is $6.68 per $1,000. of valuation and the latest proposed reduction will lower that rate to $5.99. The budget will be approved in September, so we will have to wait until then to know the final figure.
Russ Perlowski Exit KG Realty www.MyRealtorInTampa.com
Saturday, July 22, 2006
Commissioner Blair proposed a 1 mill cut (equaling a $100.00 reduction per $100,000 of assessed home value.). Blair's plea included the comment: "It's the people's money"! Blair then proposed a half mill cut stating: "That's the rock bottom I can sleep with tonight".
Clearly no other commissioner was concerned about sleeping well that evening as no second to his motion was made. Previously commissioners agreed to cut the rate by 2/10ths of a mill. I guess that's their opinion of what is "the people's money.
The tax rate will be set this Thursday, and I doubt that there will be a run on no-doze by county commisioners between now and that meeting.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
With a $1.1 billion budget, the highest in Pasco County's history, county officials may be adopting a decrease in the tax rate. The proposed budget will take effect on October 1st and would be the 6th year in a row that Pasco homeowners will see a reduction in the property tax rate.
The proposed rax rate would drop to $6.24 oer $1,000. of property valuation which represents a 44 cent decrease from the current rate. Most Pasco residents also pay a municipal fire service tax and the proposed rate represents a 6 cent reduction per $1,000. of valuation.
The final budget should be approved in September.
Interested in buying or selling a home with all that money that you may be saving next year?
Monday, July 17, 2006
The condominium conversion rage in New Tampa continues. There are approximately 10 complexes that are selling condos and all are competing for Buyers. As a result they are offering a lot of incentives to buyers. I meet with Condo Sales Representatives on a regular basis.
Buying a condominium is a bit more complex in some ways compared to buying a single family detached home. It is important that your realtor be experienced in condominium sales and even better if the realtor has experience working for an owner/developer as a sales representative too. A lot more questions need to be asked when buying a condominium; especially a condo conversion than the price, and the HOA fees! For my photo tour of condos currently on the market, please click on:
Also visit my website at www.MyRealtorInTampa.com, and click on the Tampa Condominiums For Sale Button!
Downtown Tampa continues with new proposals for construction of high rise condominiums. The most recent is a local development group proposing a 28 story building with over 400 residential units and parking. Prices have not been released for this proposed building yet, but another recent proposed building touted prices from $200,000 for a one bedroom unit.
There are only two requirements to be a candidate:
1. Be interested in the community and maintaining our quality of life in New Tampa
2. Be a member in good standing with the Council
The nominating committee will interview candidates and present a slate to the Board in august, with ballots to be mailed to all members in the beginning of September.
Friday, July 14, 2006
Some members of the Commission explained that they understood the concerns of the residents, but could only provide some traffic calming such as roundabouts, etc. The Commission further explained that the purpose of the topic at the meeting was strictly to discuss a height and buffer requirement for the proposed apartments.
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
New Tampa Home Sales in May: 77 Avg. Sales Price: $411,538 Avg. Days on Market: 49
Pasco County Home Sales " " 283 Avg. Sales Price: $256,891 Avg. Days on Market 55
(Includes Wesley Chapel)
Total Sales in the Month of May reported by GTAR: 1,613 Avg Sales Price: $283,856
Interested in Buying or Selling a Home? Contact Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty:
Monday, July 10, 2006
Plans for a 5,000 seat, 24 acre Pasco County National Tennis Stadium in Wesley Chapel, next to Saddlebrook Resort are moving forward. According to the Tampa Tribune, the original cost of the project was $5.7 million and will be operated by the nonprofit Saddlebrook Sports foundation. The next step is for the Southwest Florida Water Management District to give its approval at the end of July.
Russ Perlowski: Exit KG Realty
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Prior to putting on that addition for Granny, check with the Pasco County Property Appraiser's office for specific details.
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Speaking with a Pasco County Growth Management representative on the phone this past week, I was told that the initial extension will at least take it to the Wiregrass High School and Middle School currently under construction at Mansfield Road in Meadow Pointe, and possible could connect to Meadow Pointe Boulevard.
Once State Road 56 is connected to Mansfield and Meadow Pointe Boulevard, I would anticipate a considerable reduction in traffic on County Line Road.
Interested in Buying or Selling a home? Give me a call or contact me via e-mail:
Russ Perlowski Exit KG Realty
(813) 494-2124 (800) 718-3948 R_Perlowski@msn.com
Plans to open a new high school in the New Tampa area in 2010 have been modified with the possibility of a new high school being built in another area that could affect the New Tampa boundaries.
Plans are underway to build classroom additions at the Wharton and Freedom New Tampa High Schools.
The Tribune stated that homes rose an average of about 20 percent compared to a traditional 8 percent increase.
Interested in Buying or Selling a home?
Russ Perlowski Exit KG Realty (813) 494-2124 (800) 718-3948
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Spokespersons for the proposed new hospitals in the area indicated that they would appeal.
Russ Perlowski, Real Estate Agent, Exit KG Realty
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Store hours will be from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. M-F, and from 10 to 5 on Saturday. The Market's location is: 20305 Bruce B. Downs
Monday, June 12, 2006
The rate of appreciation is slowing; summer has brought slower appreciation due to a decrease in demand and higher inventory. According to Andrew Leventis, an economist with the housing enterprise oversight office: "Housing prices have risen, inventory is rising, and it's taking longer for folks to sell their homes."
Interested in buying or selling a home? Contact Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty---(813) 494-2124
Saturday, June 10, 2006
Pasco County had 298 home sales in April, with an average sales price of $251,300 and the average days on the market was 55.
Note: These numbers do not reflect private sales or new construction.
Interested in Buying or Selling a home? Give Russ Perlowski, People's Choice Realtya call at (813) 494-2124 or (800) 718-3948. Also visit my website at:
Friday, June 09, 2006
It appears that New Tampa / Wesley Chapel will soon become the shopping mecca of Tampa. With the announcement of so many malls (see previous posts) to be built in such a small area, those of us fortunate enough to live here should have access to easy shopping. The Shoppes of Wesley Chapel will be located on Bruce B. Downs 1/2 mile North of S.R. 56. With a proposed 42,000 square feet, the $15 million shopping center will include a latin cafe, a Quiznos, and another Exit Realty office. Exit Realty, an international real estate firm now has over 140 offices in Florida alone and continues to grow rapidly.
The Shoppes of Wesley Chapel will be close to homes in Seven Oaks, Meadow Pointe, and the planned Wiregrass Ranch community.
Interested in Buying or Selling a home? Contact Russ Perlowski: Exit KG Realty.
(813) 494-2124. www.MyRealtorInTampa.com
Friday, June 02, 2006
Meadow Pointe residents however oppose the Kinnan-Mansfield connection as Mansfield is only a two lane road that currently dead ends at the two new Pasco County schools currently under construction. Once S.R. 56 is extended, it will connect to the Mansfield extension as well as Meadow Pointe Boulevard. Many Meadow Pointe residents prefer that Kinnan road be connected to Meadow Pointe Boulevard in Pasco Co.
Pasco County Assistant Administrator, Bipin Parikh opposes the application to connect the roads until S.R. 56 is extended. The extension of S.R. 56 could take another year or so. So, in the meantime there appears to be a standoff between the two counties and a road may be in the process of being extended that will go to nowhere!
Saturday, May 27, 2006
County commissioners recently had a one hour workshop regarding CDD communities and whether the county is giving sufficient oversight of the CDD's. This, in view of the fact that most new large developments are choosing CDD's and it appears that more and more homes in Pasco County will be in CDD communities.
In the New Tampa / Wesley Chapel area, the largest communities are CDD communities, with the homes in Meadow Pointe, Seven Oaks, and Lexington Oaks all under CDD.
For more information regarding CDD communities please refer to my previous post in January, under archives.
Thinking about Selling your home? Call me for a free market analysis:
Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty: (813) 494-2124
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Developers recently revealed the artist renderings of the Shops at Wiregrass. Located at the corner of S.R. 56 and Bruce B. Downs in Wesley Chapel, the Shops will have three anchor stores: J C Penney, which is already open, Dillards, and a third yet to be named retailer. With a scheduled opening of Fall, 2007 the Shops at Wiregrass will feature brick paved sidewalks, clay-tiled roofs, limestone accents, fountains and outdoor benches for seating. Additionally, tree lined semi-circular streets and an upscale restaurant area will be features of the Mediterranean styled architecture.
Wiregrass Ranch, is a 5,000 plus acre project that will eventually have 16,000 homes and a total of over 4 million square feet of retail. It is located just a few miles east of the proposed Cypress Creek Town Center, with a projected 1.3 million square feet of open air shopping.
Thinking about Buying or Selling a Home? Contact Russ Perlowski, Exit KG Realty, (813) 494-2124. www.MyRealtorInTampa.com
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
At a special homeowners association meeting this week about 100 residents showed up opposing the addition of miniature golf being added to the Pebble Creek Golf Course in New Tampa. The new owner of the golf course, Bill Place is asking the Hillsborough County commissioners to add miniature golf near the entrance to Pebble Creek. Place will host meetings this week at the golf club to respond to questions about the project, and if approved intends to start building the miniature course in November for a January 2007 opening.
Interested in a free market analysis on your home? Contact Russ Perlowski,
Exit KG Realty:
(813) 494-2124 www.MyRealtorInTampa.com
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
A large new 430,000 square foot outlet mall with approximately 120 brand name & designer outlet shops is in its early plans with a location just a few miles north of New Tampa, just south of S.R. 52 along I-75.
This announcement by the Chelsea Property Group was made recently and if built will only be a few miles north of our neighborhoods in New Tampa and a short jaunt from our homes. Stores in its already operating outlet mall in Orlando include Versace, Hilfiger, Banana Republic, Dior, & Ferragamo.
Interested in Buying or Selling a Home? Contact me, Russ Perlowski of People's Choice Realty, a realtor in New Tampa.
(813) 494-2124, or visit my website at: www.TampaHomesOnTheWeb.com