Friday, November 30, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Custom Victorian Executive Home For Sale in Wesley Chapel

This unique CUSTOM built VICTORIAN SHOW-STOPPER features a WRAPAROUND FRONT PORCH & HEATED POOL. Located on an oversized tranquil conservation lot on a cul-de-sac in a GATED community, this 3,550 sq. ft. home has 4 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms + BONUS ROOM & is filled with decorator features. The front door opens into an impressive two story foyer with spindle stair case & gorgeous HARDWOOD FLOORS. The formal living room has POCKET FRENCH DOORS into the STUDY. The elegant formal dining room features a TRAY CEILING & double French doors open into a SUNROOM. A CLAW FOOT BATHTUB is the feature of the downstairs bathroom! The sunny spacious kitchen has an enormous island, built in desk, walk in pantry, & a wall oven. It opens up to the bright & cheery FAMILY ROOM lined with energy efficient windows, built in book shelves & niches, a WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE & double FRENCH DOORS opening to the back VERANDAH overlooking the heated POOL & conservation area. Perfect for entertaining! The huge master suite, with huge walk in closet has a sitting area and a 2012 RENOVATED MASTER BATHROOM with double vanity, GRANITE countertop, TRAVERTINE flooring & jetted tub with separate shower. Wow! The home has a 3 car garage & is located only minutes away from I-75, shopping malls and the new hospital in Wesley Chapel. If you are tired of looking at boring cookie-cutter houses & want to live in a truly one of a kind home, CALL TODAY for a showing appointment for this very special EXECUTIVE charmer, offered at $439,000! (No CDD fees & not a short sale!) Russ Perlowski, People's Choice Realty 813.505.7460

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Kinnan / Mansfield connection update

Mansfield Blvd. at the county line
The Tampa Tribune reports that representatives from Tampa and Pasco County met last week to discuss Tampa's request to open Kinnan Street to Mansfield Blvd. in Wesley Chapel.  Tampa has renewed interest in its opening because the K-Bar Ranch development wants to gear up for hundreds of more lots.  Pasco on the other hand, has concerns over the volume of traffic on the two lane Mansfield Blvd., particularly at Wrencrest and Beardsley. 

From the Trib:

David Goldstein, Pasco's chief assistant county attorney, said Pasco commissioners are willing to open the road, but they have demands.

"We need to be sure there are adequate safeguards," he said. "The issue is once it's open, if we need traffic calming on Mansfield, who's going to pay for that? Because we don't think we should have to."

Those improvements could include traffic circles or signals at two key intersections, at a cost of up to $500,000. He said either the city of Tampa or K-Bar developers should pay for the improvements because the bulk of the traffic would be Hillsborough residents driving north to get to Wiregrass — with its shopping mall, hospital and community college — or to the S.R. 56 interchange.

"If they don't want to meet our demands, we'll leave it barricaded," Goldstein said.

An additional New Tampa connection to Pasco's Meadow Pointe Blvd.which also currently dead ends at the county line, was mentioned and it is possible that a K-Bar connection could happen within three years.

See previous blog post regarding this topic

Monday, November 12, 2012

Home sales and prices up!

Tampa Bay home prices are up and inventories are tight!

Home sales in October soared 35 percent over a year ago and median sales prices increased 9 percent and bay area homes are selling quicker, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

Additionally, the Times reports that "across the state, Florida Realtors data shows year-over-year prices have climbed every month this year".
*Information reported in MLS deemed reliable but not guaranteed

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day

Also, see the following link for "freebies" for veterans at participating restaurants.  LINK

Saturday, November 10, 2012

2012 Symphony In Lights at Wiregrass

Symphony in lights
The 2012 debut of Symphony In Lights at Wiregrass will be held on November 17th starting at 5:00 PM. The annual debut of the holiday light show is choreographed to music featuring Trans-Siberian Orchestra and this year features a live performance by the Late Night Brass Band, a 10-piece horn band, strolling carolers and Santa.. The 55' tree will be trimmed top with over 250,000 lights, 47 miles of wire, 2,000 watts of sound, and 10 tons of holiday decor.  If you can't make it for the season debut, there will be nightly shows on the hour until December 31st beginning at 6:00 PM. 

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Fresh market today at Wiregrass

Fresh market at The Shops at Wiregrass
The fresh market at Wiregrass will be held today from 10:00 to 3:00.  Remember, in November, December, and January the market will only be held on the first Saturday of each month.

Firehouse Subs opening in Wesley Chapel

Firehouse Subs in Wesley Chapel
Firehouse Subs plans to open on or about November 19, 2012 in The Shoppes at New Tampa in Wesley Chapel.  (Publix shopping center at SR 56 & BBD)

Friday, November 02, 2012

New Tampa's Road to Nowhere on Pasco's Agenda

For years the connection of New Tampa's Kinnan St. to Wesley Chapel's Mansfield Blvd. (in the heart of Meadow Pointe) has been opposed by Pasco representatives, giving it the Road to Nowhere name.  (See my blog post written back in 2006.) 

Now it looks like that may change as it is an item on the Pasco County Board of County Commissioners' Agenda on November 7.

If the connection is allowed, it will give New Tampa residents, particularly those in Easton Park, Cory Lake Isles, Heritage Isles, and Arbor Greene quicker access to The Shops at Wiregrass and I-75, allowing them to avoid BBD.  

Short Sale home purchases easily derailed

All real estate agents and most home buyers who have tried to purchase a Short Sale/Pre-foreclosure home are well aware of the difficulties in successfully purchasing a SHORT SALE property.

Here's a great newspaper article listing the pitfalls of the short sale buying process:  LINK