Sunday, April 28, 2013

Recent openings at The Shoppes of Wesley Chapel

Two new businesses recently opened at The Shoppes of Wesley Chapel (on BBD, across from Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel).

Wesley Chapel Florist:

Owned and operated by Wesley Chapel residents Patrick and Dawn Pasquali. 
Additional info:  Website:  Phone:  813-907-8982


A coffee shop/gourmet cupcake shop that is also serving Boba tea.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Ker's WingHouse in Wesley Chapel plans May opening

Job interviewing has already begun for jobs at Ker's WingHouse that will be opening in the former Buffalo Wild Wing's location on C.R. 54 in Wesley Chapel (at entrance to Lexington Oaks).

A temporary sign is in place announcing that it will be opening soon:

Ker's WingHouse in Wesley Chapel

I placed a quick call to the interview phone number and was told that they hope to open on May 30th.  As you can see from the photo below, they have a ways to go with getting ready for that opening date:

Friday, April 26, 2013

Spring is the time to spruce up your home with paint

According to the National Home Color Survey from Sherwin-Williams, two-in-three (62 percent) homeowners are planning a painting project and three-in-four homeowners (74 percent) would like to incorporate more color in their homes, especially the living room (29 percent), bedroom (19 percent) and kitchen (10 percent). The most commonly used living spaces are in need of the most paint this year, with 32 percent of homeowners focusing on their bedrooms, 29 percent tackling the living/family room and 28 percent updating their bathroom. In addition, 15 percent of people believe their home’s exterior could use a refresh.

National Home Color Survey

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Presentation on widening of SR 54 in Wesley Chapel scheduled

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven is developing the design for the widening of SR 54 from Curley Road to Morris Bridge Road.

PROJECT: SR 54 Design -from Curley Road to Morris Bridge Road
DATE and TIME: Thursday, May 9,2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
PLACE: Atonement Lutheran Church--29617 SR 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 

There will be no formal presentation; therefore, attendees are welcome to arrive anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 pm. to view the proposed plans and project displays.   Members of the project team will be available to answer questions and receive comments. The proposed work includes:

Widening the existing roadway from two to six lanes

Sidewalk construction

Upgrading signage and pavement markings

Friday, April 12, 2013

Tampa Bay home sales were up in March and inventories are down

Tampa Bay had a 7 percent increase in home sales in March 2013 over March 2012 and it was the busiest month since May 2006 according to the Tampa Bay Times.  More than two-thirds were conventional sales and the Times reports that half of the reported sales last month were cash sales, with investment firms "gobbling up" homes to fix up and rent, with a median home price of $150,000.  That's a 22 % increase over a year ago!

Additionally, the inventory of homes on the market in Hillsborough County this year has fallen to over 6,000 from a high of 18,000 back in 2009. 

The market in New Tampa continues to be super hot in the under $200,000 price range for single family homes, with fewer than 15 on the market, escalating prices and many buyers finding themselves priced out of the market.


Tuesday, April 09, 2013

April 2013 real estate report for Arbor Greene in New Tampa

Arbor Greene in New Tampa
Eleven single family homes were reported sold by our local MLS in Arbor Greene in March.  Sold prices ranged from $215,000 to $379,000 for a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3 car garage pool home.  The average reported sales price for the community in March was $295,501 with an average sales price/sq. ft. (htd.) of $107.39.

Currently in the gated and guarded community of Arbor Greene,  there are 10 single family homes listed for sale in MLS with prices ranging from $274,900 up to $524,900 for a six bedroom, 5 bathroom, 3 car garage, pool home that is a short sale listing with 210 days on the market.

Russ Perlowski--People's Choice Realty  813-505-7460

Sunday, April 07, 2013

April 2013 real estate report for Wesley Chapel

March 2013 showed strong gains in the single family home real estate market in Wesley Chapel over a year ago*:

Total Single Family Homes Reported Sold

March 2012:  60 
March 2013:  80

Distressed Sales

2012:  43 %
2013:  30 %

Average Sales Price

2012:  $189,628
2013:  $195,664

Average Sales Price/Sq. Ft. (Htd.)

2012:  $80.07
2013:  $86.14

Currently there are over 150 single family homes listed for sale in Wesley Chapel in our MLS with prices up to $1,750,000.

*Information reported in MLS deemed reliable but not guaranteed

Russ Perlowski, People's Choice Realty 813-505-7460

Monday, April 01, 2013

Wraparound Porches Add Appeal and Value

Wesley Chapel Home For Sale

Listing presented by Russell Perlowski,

People's Choice Realty  813-505-7460

It is said that there is not an exterior architectural element in the world that has more curb appeal than a wraparound porch. These porches add appeal and value and Southerners enjoy relaxing on them while sitting on rocking chairs and reading a book, drinking sweet tea, or chatting with the neighbors! While they are widely popular, there are surprisingly few of them in our area--probably because we have so many cookie cutter homes with smaller lots and builders try to cut costs. The home above is a featured listing of mine in Wesley Chapel.  See other wonderful wraparound porch examples in other parts of the country in this link.