Brooksville, FL Real Estate News

By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
I buy houses Brooksville Florida   407-739-5773    www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com .  Creative problem solving to deal with your unique situation. Cash offer with minimal contigencies. Close on the date of your choice - as quickly as 2 weeks. Any condition - from ugly to beautiful. Fire, sinkhole, and storm damage homes are ok. Any area of Florida. All situations - foreclosure, divorce, relocating, inheritance, tenant problems, etc. Also, I have a Florida real estate license.  So if our price and terms are not what you are looking for, our team can put together a professional marketing plan to sell your house for top dollar.  Either way, we want to help you get that house sold quickly.  Please pick up the phone or fill out the "contact us" form on our website.  Let's make a deal.  407-739-57...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
The weather was favorable for the first day of the Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment. Thousands of spectators came to the Sand Hill Scout Reservation in Brooksville to walk through the soldier camps, check out the civil war merchandise in the Sutler tents before settling down to watch the battle unfold on the field.  If you missed the action today, you can still attend day 2 of the reenactments tomorrow, please click here for times and information or go to www.BrooksvilleRaid.com.  
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Mark your calendars for the 38th annual civil war reenactment of the Brooksville Raid coming in January 2018. Reenactors from all across the country will once again come to the Sand Hill Scout Reservation in Brooksville for a two day event.  There will be food, music, demonstrations, pony rides for the kids and more.   Each day, there will be a battle reenactment in the afternoon. Spectator crowds typically gather hours before to get a good viewing spot, chair rentals are available.  Before and after the battle, visitors can take a walk through the camps for a glimpse of what it life was like in a soldier's camp. And if you enjoy shopping, the sutler tents - tradespeople of the time - offer anything the heart desired during the civil war period. 2018 Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactme...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
This year, the holiday season seems especially festive in Hernando County, Florida. We were able to share in many different holiday events in the area and everywhere we went, people enoyed themselves and the festivities. Stores, businesses and private homes are decorated everywhere and it's a delight to drive through the streets after dark. Here are just a few images from all the wonderful decorations, lights, and events that happened in Hernando County, Florida this year.   Merry Christmas and happiness and joy in the coming year!
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
A great time was had by all who attended the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in Brooksville Florida last night. It was an enthusiastic crowd that cheered all the way through the countdown and the lighting of the tree that sits in front of the historic Hernando County Courthouse.   The lighting ceremony was followed by an entertainment program with singers and performers of various community organizations. Of course, Santa and Mrs. Clause also made their appearance to the delight of children big and small! People gathered on Main Street for an old fashioned community holiday street party complete with numerous street vendors.  Restaurants and shops around Main Street were open showing off their decorations for the holidays.     
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
What:  Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Christmas on Main StreetWhen:  Thursday, December 7th, 2017, 6:30 pmWhere: Brooksville, Florida  We've been attending the Christmas tree lighting in front of the historic court house in Brooksville for years now and this event has become more popular with every year!The tree lighting is one of the highlights of the evening that will also include musical and theatrical performances by community groups and clubs.  Some of the Brooksville shops will be open late and street vendors will be available with food, drink, gifts and toys making this a great evening to stroll through the streets of Brooksville. This is a free event. There is some seating available but you may bring your own! Of course, Santa and Mrs. Clause will make an appearance and the ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
On a recent visit to City Hall in Brooksville, Florida, I was delighted to discover this little free library. Not a library in traditional sense, it works as a book exchange between people who like to share their books. The idea is to take a book and leave a book or take a book, read it and return it. Or if you so desire, just leave a book for others to enjoy. The day I was there, the little library was well stocked, when I came by again a couple of weeks later, there were a lot less books available so it's good to know that people are taking advantage of this little exchange. It would be nice to see more of these little libraries pop up in neighborhoods or public places for people to enjoy a good read.  Little free library in Brooksville, Florida  If you or someone you know are interes...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Sold!  Three Bedroom Home in Brooksville, Florida!by Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA, Broker Associate, Tropic Shores Realty This beautiful home in Brooksville, Florida has just sold!  The sellers listed this home with me because they were leaving sunny Florida to move to Ohio and the buyer is moving in from Virginia.  He loved this home because of its spaciousness and the many additional features it has to offer including the beautiful sunroom and two detached garages.  Property Details:3 Bedrooms, 2 BathsBuilt:  2004 Construction:  ModularLiving Area:  1671 SFTotal Area under Roof:  2484 SFFeatures:  One one-car attached garage, 2 two-car detached garages, green house, carport, sunroom, RV hookups, whole house generator, fish pond!Sold Price:  $122,500 Are you looking to buy or sell a home i...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
I buy houses Brooksville Florida   407-739-5773    www.WeBuyHousesFlorida.com .  Creative problem solving to deal with your unique situation. Cash offer with minimal contigencies. Close on the date of your choice - as quickly as 2 weeks. Any condition - from ugly to beautiful. Fire, sinkhole, and storm damage homes are ok. Any area of Florida. All situations - foreclosure, divorce, relocating, inheritance, tenant problems, etc. Also, I have a Florida real estate license.  So if our price and terms are not what you are looking for, our team can put together a professional marketing plan to sell your house for top dollar.  Either way, we want to help you get that house sold quickly.  Please pick up the phone or fill out the "contact us" form on our website.  Let's make a deal.  407-739-57...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Strange Encounters while Viewing Homes...   or maybe I should entitle it "What not to do when staging your home for sale" but since I am a Realtor and not a home stager, I will leave that headline to use by the professionals.  Have you had any weird encounters while showing houses or if you are a buyer, have you encountered some things while viewing homes that left you wondering?  My buyer and I had one today and we were not too sure what it all means.  We were looking at a vintage home for sale in Brooksville, Florida that had been built 115 years ago. No telling, what those walls had seen and heard over the years!  As we were walking through the rooms, floor boards squeaking under our steps, we came upon a single black (albeit plastic) rose placed in the middle of the floor in one of ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Million Dollar Listings Hernando County, FloridaYou may be familiar with the real estate reality show "Million Dollar Listing" that airs on HGTV for three locations, Los Angeles, Miami, and New York.  The properties showcased in these shows typically exceed the one Million Dollar price so I thought it would be fun to see what is currently available in our area for one Million Dollar and up.  Hernando County, Florida, is located just north of Tampa on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The area has a semi-rural character but also includes highly populated areas with many upscale communities as well as the beautiful waterfront communities of Weeki Wachee, Pine Island, and Hernando Beach.  Million Dollar Listings in Hernando County, FloridaCurrently, in Hernando County, Florida, there are five pro...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment - January 16-17, 2016 What:  36th Annual Brooksville Raid Civil War ReenactmentWhen:  Saturday, January 16, 2016 and Sunday, January 17, 2016Time:   Camps open 9 am, battles 2 pmWhere:  Sandhill Scout Reservation, Cortez Blvd (Hwy 50), Spring Hill, FloridaAdmission:  $8/adults, $4/ages 6-12, Free admission for scouts in uniformParking:  Free, on siteInformation:  352-799-0129 The  Annual Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment  is a popular event that is attended by thousands of spectators every year. Civil War reenactors come from all across the country to take place in a battle that originally took place in July of 1864 when Union soldiers raided a few farms and ranches in the area and were met by Confederate soldiers who defended the area. Althou...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
2015 Home Sales - Brookridge 55 Plus Golf Course Community - Brooksville Florida 34613 The Brookridge 55 Plus community in Brooksville, Florida 34613 offers affordable Florida living in a beautiful golf course community with many amenities.Brookridge is popular both with permanent residents as well as owners who own their Brookridge homes as second homes, using them as vacation or winter homes. The Brookridge community is a manufactured home community which is a contributing factor to its affordability. While the older homes in the community date back to the mid to late 70s, there are many newer manufactured homes available. Many of the older homes have been nicely maintained, updated and remodeled. Home prices reflect differences in age, size, and home features. Homes for sale in Brook...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Hernando County Florida Home Sales June 2015 Hernando County Florida home sales jumped in June 2015 to 360 residential units sold, up by 26 units or 8% from the previous month.  Homes under contract are still strong with 611 properties.  Inventory of homes for sale in Hernando County, Florida is stable with a slight increase of 15 properties since last month. Although it's summer in Florida, home sales have remained strong. If this trend continues, we will be looking at a very active Fall when Northerners are returning to the area looking for a vacation or second home to escape cold winters at home.    For information about marketing your Hernando County home for sale, and current market information for your particular neighborhood, please contact Hernando County Realtor Silvia Dukes at...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Fourth of July Events in Hernando County, Florida What is an Independence Day celebration without a parade or fireworks?  In Hernando County, Florida, residents can enjoy both for the Fourth of July! Fourth of July Parade at Highpoint Golf Course CommunityThe Highpoint community is putting on its annual Fourth of July parade beginning at 9 am near the entrance of the community.  The parade will wind through Highpoint and end at the Highpoint community center.  After the presentation of the colors and flag raising ceremony, the party will move inside where refreshments will be available.    Fireworks at the Hernando County Fairgrounds Celebrate the day with music, games, contests, food at the Hernando County Fairgrounds located at 6436 Broad Street (US 41) in Brooksville, Florida.  You c...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Hernando County Florida Home Sales April 2015 Temperatures are not the only thing on the rise during the Spring months in Hernando County, Florida.  Home sales in Hernando County, Florida  continued to be strong in April 2015 and increased compared to the average of the three previous months.   The number of homes under contract has also increased from the previous month by halv a percentage point.  Currently, there still 676 homes under contract.Inventory of homes for sale in Hernando County has dropped again. Not enough new inventory is coming on the market to keep up with the number of homes sold.  Hernando County home owners who are considering selling should consider this time to put their homes on the market to take advantage of the buyer demand.  Hernando County Home Sales April ...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Memorial Day 2015 Event in Brooksville Florida Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday in May and falls on May 25th this year.  Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer by many and people will spend the day with BBQs, picnics, and outdoor activities, not to mention participating in commercial activities such as Memorial Day sales.But we cannot forget the holiday's more somber reason and background - remembering those who have given their life for their country while serving in the military. Flags should be flown at half from dawn to noon. Many people will visit cemeteries or other places commemorating the fallen and placing flags and wreaths on graves or memorial sites. This year, the VFW Post 8713 in Brooksville, Florida is taking the opportunity to unveil a...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Mother's Day Tea at The Tilted Teacup in Brooksville, Florida This year for Mother's Day, treat mom to a relaxing and fun time at a tea room with a quaint ambience. The Tilted Teacup in Brooksville, Florida will offer a "Great Gatsby Mother's Day Tea", a roaring twenties style Mother's Day tea.  Dressing up is encouraged so dress as your favorite character from the twenties! When:  Sunday, May 10, 2015Times:  Seatings at 11:30 am and 1:30 pmWhere:  The Tilted Teacup, 103 S. Saxon Ave, Brooksville, FLReservations Required: Call 352-593-4111Cost:  $24.95/adults, Children 8-12:  $13.95 A friend and I visited The Tilted Teacup a few months ago and we enjoyed a delightful afternoon.  They offer a large variety of specialty teas as well as baked goods and other delicacies to go along with it....
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Spring Sunflower Maze in Brooksville Florida Sweetfield Farms in Brooksville, Florida, is once again offering family fun with its upcoming Spring Sunflower Maze.  When:  Saturday May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015Time:  10 am to 4 pmWhere:  Sweetfield Farms, 17250 Benes Roush Rd, Masaryktown (just of US 41)Admission:  $9.50 Adults and children 12 and up, Children 3-11:  $5.00, free for children under 3Info:  352-279-0977 Come on out and enjoy an old fashioned maze through blooming sunflower fields!  Other activities include hay rides, farm animals, and a rubber duck race.  Sweetfield Farms also offers fresh produce and a U-Pick area as well as a picnic area. Make sure to wear sturdy shoes as this is a working farm with uneven terrain and protect yourself from the sun with sunscreen and a hat...
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
Art in the Park in Brooksville, Florida       What:     31st Art in the Park Festival When:    Saturday, March 14 - Sunday, March 15, 2015 Times:   Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, 10:00am-4:00pm Where:   Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, Brooksville 34601 Admission:  FREE,  parking $5.00   This weekend, the 31st "Art in the Park" Art, Craft, and Music Festival will take place with over 100 artists participating and hoping for a prize in this annual juried fine art and craft show.   Entertainment and food vendors will be available.  The festival also includes a student art show and a kid's zone.  Come out to Tom Varn Park and enjoy a nice day among the shade trees and beautiful art!  For more information about Art in the Park visit www.hernandoarts.org    
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