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Sunday, May 27, 2012
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Pasco County online homestead exemption page
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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The improvements include capacity and operational upgrades such as roadway widening, repaving, interchange improvements, signal replacement, drainage, highway lighting and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) components. Nine projects will be included in this open house:
1) FPN 408459-2, 408459-3 and 405492-8: I-75 from south of Fowler Avenue to State Road 56 -- widening -- under construction
2) FPN 408459-4: I-75 from State Road 56 to north of County Road 54 -- widening -- under construction
3) FPN 258736-2: I-75 from County Road 54 to State Road 52 -- widening & interchange improvements -- under design
4) FPN 411014-2: I-75 from State Road 52 to the Pasco/Hernando line -- widening -- under design
5) FPN 411011-2: I-75 from Pasco/Hernando line to State Road 50 -- widening & interchange improvements -- under design
6) FPN 411012-2: I-75 from State Road 50 to Hernando/Sumter line -- widening -- under design
7) FPN 258660-2: I-275 from Floribraska Avenue to Yukon Street -- bridge widening -- construction starts summer 2012
8) FPN 427173-1: northbound I-275 at Fowler Avenue -- ramp widening -- under construction
9) FPN 258413-1, 258413-3 and 407233-7: I-275 from U.S. 41 to I-75 -- widening -- under construction
There will be no formal presentation; therefore, you are encouraged to drop in at your convenience during the hours listed above.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th to anchor a new outlet mall in Wesley Chapel with an opening date of 2014. While no official statement has been made by the group to confirm the location of the mall, we have seen a steady progression of reports about an outlet mall at the I-75 & SR 56/54 location. The mall would be built on the south side of the Cypress Creek Town Center site which has been under controversy for years and located just a few miles from Wesley Chapel's two other malls--The Shops at Wiregrass and The Grove. Link to full story from the Times
We continue to see a large percentage of Short Sale/Pre-foreclosure single family homes under contract while the percentage of those that actually close on a monthly basis is much smaller. The chart below shows actual home sales for April by categories and compares them to homes under contract:
Additionally, the average days to closed for Wesley Chapel single family homes that sold in April was 133 days for "normal" sales and 278 days for Short Sales. Remember, Short Sale does NOT mean quick sale!
Currently Short Sale/Pre-foreclosure listings of single family homes for sale in Wesley Chapel make up 26% of the homes on the market.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Short Sale cash home buyer files suit: Link to article
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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Sunday, May 13, 2012
Saturday, May 12, 2012
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Friday, May 11, 2012
69 single family homes in New Tampa were reported sold in April (an increase of 11% over last April) with an average sales price of $267,463. The reported average sold price per sq. ft. (heated) was $94.66. Additionally, 72% of the reported sales by our local MLS for the month were "normal" sales; 13% were Short Sales (pre-foreclosures), and 15% were REO's/Foreclosures. We are now seeing multiple offers on some listings, with bidding wars on some listings; particularly those that show well and are not distressed properties. 26% of the reported single home New Tampa sales in April sold at or above list price.*
Currently there are over 300 single family homes for sale in New Tampa (zip code 33647) with list prices ranging from $92,000 to over $2 million.
*Information provided by our local MLS deemed reliable but not guaranteed
A Bridgewater homeowner who says her HOA wrongly took possession of her home lost the first round in court on Wednesday with a ruling by Pasco Circuit Judge Robert Cole. (See previous blog post.) Shannon Behnken of The Tampa Tribune further reports that the Bridgewater Community Association provided the following statement:
"The ruling today is a win for people in every community who live as compliant property owners. It is a victory for people who refuse to bow to those who do not pay their debts, while benefiting from the compliance and hard work of their neighbors.
When the current members of the Bridgewater Community Association (HOA) began to guide the community, crime was rampant. Residents felt unsafe. The climate was one of fear, and properties were in deep decline. Drugs were being dealt openly in a park where families were meant to play with their children, breaking and entering was common, and gangs were gathering.
At that time, only 25 percent of residents were paying dues and complying with other HOA rules. Recognizing the difficult economic times, the HOA reduced dues by 50 percent.
Today, 66 percent of members are paying dues and complying. More than 300 homes have been restored or improved through painting, landscaping, replacing or replenishing sod, pressure washing and cleaning oil stains. Homes are now selling."
The Tribune also reports that the homeowner's attorney plans to file another motion on her behalf.
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Two new restaurants are about to open in Wesley Chapel. According to Operating Partner, Kush Vallabh they hope to open Baja Fresh Mexican Grill on or about May 14th and iCream which is located next door, about one week later. Both new restaurants are located across from the new Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel under construction on BBD just north of The Shops at Wiregrass. (See previous blog post including iCream video.) Note: On May 15th I drove by and noticed that neither restaurant has opened.
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