Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

February grand opening for New Tampa Blvd. bridge

Landscaping goes in on the New Tampa Blvd. bridge

Sandra M. Piccirilli, P.E., senior construction engineer for the New Tampa bridge project advises that the construction of the New Tampa Blvd. bridge over I-75 connecting Commerce Park Blvd. and New Tampa Blvd. is ahead of schedule.  A grand opening is planned for the middle of February on the new two lane bridge.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Positive trends in New Tampa Real Estate in 2012

New Tampa real estate in 2012 showed improvement after the first quarter with single family home sales*.

1st Quarter 2012

Median Sales Price - $230,500
Distressed Sales (Short Sales/Pre-foreclosures + REO/Foreclosures) 32%

2nd Quarter 2012

Median Sales Price - $239,900
Distressed Sales - 28%

3rd Quarter 2012

Median Sales Price - $247,000
Distressed Sales - 27%

4th Quarter 2012

Median Sales Price - $258,504
Distressed Sales - 27%

At present there are over 200 single family homes listed for sale in New Tampa (Zip code 33647).  Only 12% are categorized as distressed sales (Short Sales/Pre-foreclosures + REO/Foreclosures)

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*Note:  Sales information does not reflect private sales or all new home sales.  Sales information provided by our local MLS is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ker's Winghouse to open at former Buffalo's Southwest Cafe in Wesley Chapel

Future Ker's Winghouse in Wesley Chapel
I see in the Pasco Times that Ker's Winghouse plans to open in March at the former Buffalo's Southwest Cafe (which has been closed for years) on CR 54 in Wesley Chapel.  Ker's Winghouse is known for its female waitresses dressed in tank tops and shorts.  Website  Video

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Kwan Ming Bistro grand opening

Kwan Ming Bistro

The Kwan Ming Bistro (Hong Kong cuisine) located at 27607 SR 56 in Wesley Chapel plans its grand opening for tomorrow, January 11, 2013.  Call before you go to confirm they have opened:  813.994.2328.  Website

Saturday, January 05, 2013

2012 a year of real estate recovery for Wesley Chapel

Wow.  What a difference a year makes in our local real estate!  The number of single family home sales in 2012 is up over 2011 and so is the average sales price in Wesley Chapel:

Here are some 2012 statistics extracted from 2011 and 2012 MLS data for single family homes.

2012 Wesley Chapel:
  • 11.4% increase in total number of single family home sales
  • 11.5% increase in the average sales price to $195,009.
  • % of depressed sales (Foreclosures & Short Sale/Pre-foreclosures) in 2012 down to 45% from 56%.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Fresh market at Wiregrass this Saturday

Fresh market day at Wiregrass
Don't forget the fresh market at Wiregrass this Saturday from 10:00 to 3:00. Foods, crafts and entertainment!