Monday, April 27, 2009

Average Tampa Home Prices For Homes Sold In March, 2009

The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors has just released the sales information by area of average home prices for homes sold in March, 2009:
Search link for Homes For Sale.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Print Pink unveiling and another Arts Festival at The Shops at Wiregrass

Back in October, when The Shops at Wiregrass had its grand opening, the public was invited to participate in the Print Pink program with a donation to the American Cancer Society. Participants imprinted or placed a personal message on 6 by 6 inch clay tiles. The tiles are now installed at the mall and the unveiling is scheduled for Saturday, at 2:00 PM. (Center Court)

Additionally, The Shops at Wiregrass will host The Suncoast Arts Festival on May 2nd and 3rd., (Sat. hours: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM , Sun: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.) with an estimate of 80 fine artists and craftsmen participating.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Short Sales / Preforeclosures Rule in Bridgewater

A recent analysis of single family Bridgewater homes listed for sale in our local MLS revealed that 86% of the homes on the market in the community are either preforeclosures or "short sales". While all communities in the area have been affected by preforeclosures, Bridgewater appears to be the hardest hit of all.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Weekend for art and food

This is the weekend in Wesley Chapel and New Tampa for art and food!

Today and tomorrow visit the Celebration of the Arts art show at The Shops at Wiregrass and you will find everything from fine art to metal sculptures, folk art and jewelry. (No charge for the show.)

Tomorrow go to The Taste of New Tampa in Tampa Palms. ($15.00 ticket charge at the gate, $10.00 advanced ticket purchase at the local Sweetbays.)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Pops in the park comes to New Tampa

Picnic under the stars with your Florida Orchestra, offering a mix of familiar symphonic and pop favorites. When? Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. Where? Compton Park at Tampa Palms at 16101 Compton Drive in Tampa.

Mayor Iorio to present State of the City

Mayor Iorio will present the State of the City in New Tampa. The New Tampa town hall meeting will be held on April 21, 2009 at the Tampa Palms Elementary School at 6100 Tampa Palms Boulevard from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wesley Chapel art show

The Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2nd annual art show, “Celebration of the Arts” with works from an estimated 75 artists. This year the show will be on April 18 and April 19 at The Shops at Wiregrass. Sat: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sun: Noon to 5:00 PM. Additional info: Wesley Chapel Chamber of Commerce: 813-994-8534

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Cerise Bistro opens in New Tampa

Cerise Bistro, a Japanese style French cuisine restaurant recently opened in New Tampa. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and is located at 10032 Cross Creek Blvd. Phone: (813) 994-2430.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Two new home builders reported to merge

The New York Times reports that Pulte Homes and Centex plan to merge. ( Huh?? Both new home builders reported losses in the 4th quarter of 2008.) Full Story

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Spring Hill Suites in Tampa Palms

Photo taken this week of the Spring Hill Suites under construction on Primrose Lake Circle in Tampa Palms (near the New Tampa Rec Center):

Monday, April 06, 2009

New Tampa real estate market update

Preforeclosure sales and bank owned sales gained a major share of New Tampa single family home resales in March. There were 80 single family homes reported sold in New Tampa in March per our local MLS data and over 50% of the sales reported on resales were preforeclosures or bank owned homes!

The average sales price for all New Tampa single family homes reported sold in March was $286,004. Sale prices ranged from $99,000 to $1,600,000.

There currently are over 400 New Tampa single family homes listed for sale in our MLS ranging from $106,000. to almost $3 million.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Panel to present at PACA's April meeting

The Pasco Alliance of Community Associations plans a very timely April meeting dealing with topics from community budgeting, the collection of landowner assessments and reserve funds, financial statements, and landscaping, paving, irrigation and other asset issues. Brief presentations will be made by four panelists, followed by questions from the audience. The meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on April 9, 2009 at the Land O Lakes Community Center (5401 Land O Lakes Blvd).