Hudson, FL Real Estate News

September 2009 Leisure Beach Subdivision, Hudson, Florida Single Family Residence Real Estate Market Report   Well unfortunately the Inventory available in Leisure Beach has increased by 2 since last month.  Another thing is that the increase in the Actives, which was last month there were 4 homes under contract, now there is only 1, but only 1 sold last month.  The one that sold was not in any stage of Foreclosure.  The ones that fell apart last month, probably were I do not know about you, but I think a Water Front Gulf Access community like Leisure Beach in Hudson, Florida available for approximately  $100/sqft is a steal.  Forget about that one available for $75/sqft.       View Larger Map
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September 2009 Hudson, Florida Single Family Residence Real Estate Market Report   Compared to last month when 511 Single Family Homes were on the market, Once again we are seeing a decrease in the Market Inventory levels However, coincidentally the number of homes under contract remains constant at 103.  Although the number of homes remained the same, the number of Distressed homes is basically 50% The number of sold houses remained about the same with 37 sold this month, as compared to 38 in the previous month So Inventory levels are dropping, that is a good thing  And since the number of homes under contract as well as sold remains constant, the market is struggling to find its footing.  However it is still 13 months Inventory on the Market for Sale which is still high 26.7% of the A...
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By Daniel J. Hunter
(REALTOR®)
As the saying goes, “There's nothing half as pleasant as coming home again.” With its location in the southeastern part of the United States, Florida is known for its tropical weather, sandy beaches, tourist and culture hub. With so many incredible and diverse features, what potential home buyer would not take the opportunity to call this state their home?   The journey to purchasing a home is an enjoyable time in one’s life. But it is one that will bring many additional responsibilities. Having the assistance of a reliable and experienced Florida real estate agent can make all of the difference during this process. Asbestos   Many older homes built prior to 1980 may still harvest obsolete and corrosive building materials which can create health concerns. Living in the 21st century, the...
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    The Poor automakers needed help.   So the government got involved in, not only a bailout, but also Cash for Clunkers.  Once again the government has saved the day, no?  I am sure, like me, you have seen all the empty Dealership lots.  Boy they sure did sell a lot of cars huh?  Good for them right? Ummmm NO.  There were delays getting payment from the government out to the dealers.  It had a lot to do with clerical errors.  So now the Dealers sold their inventory, but do not have cash to buy replacements..  That is cannibalizing the market place. Than ‘the experts’ started to realize, as some had warned previously, that all they did was push people who might be buying cars soon, into people who bought cars right now.  So now they have diminished the number of  buyers, that would have...
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By Roy & Gail Barnhart & McKay, Barnhart & McKay Home Selling Team
(Barnhart & McKay Realty Advisors)
Another Home Sold by Roy Barnhart & Gail McKay 8723 Ashbury Dr. Hudson, FL. 34667 Located in Berkley Woods 4/3/2 Sold 09/02/2009 Sale Price $190,000 This Custom Built Arthur Rutenberg Home is in Impeccable Condition and it is Located in one of Pasco s finest Community s.  If you are looking for a Turn Key home that is Ready to Move Into, Here it is. The Homeowners have Spared no Expense in Customizing their home. Updates include an In-Law Suite (Just add a Door), Custom Castle Entry Doors, Custom Tile and Natural Stone Floors, Solid Surface Granite Counter Tops, Wooden Blinds and Shutters, a Dimensional Shingle Roof, Newer Dual Zone A/C Systems and Built-in Klipsch Surround Sound Speakers.. The Split Floor Plan with a Great Room is Perfect for a Large Family and it is Great for entertai...
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By Roy & Gail Barnhart & McKay, Barnhart & McKay Home Selling Team
(Barnhart & McKay Realty Advisors)
Another Homes Sold by Roy Barnhart & Gail McKay   8101 Morning View Drive Hudson, FL. 34667 Located in THE RESERVE Sold Date 07/10/2009 Sales Price $225,000 4/3/3 Pool Golf Course Frontage on The Links Golf Course 46 Days on the Market Country Club Living at its best! Beautiful 4 Bedroom 3 Full Bath 3 Car Garage Pool Home Right On The Golf Course! Home features over 2320 Sq Ft of living space with a total of 3204 Sq Ft. Unparalleled views of the golf course from almost every room. You must experience this striking home, Home features a luxury sized master suite with master bath, plus 3 additional large bedrooms, a 3 way split plan, for company or in-law privacy. Formal and Family areas have open and spacious floor plan with volume cathedral ceilings through out. Enjoy a cozy fireplace ...
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By Daniel J. Hunter
(REALTOR®)
How to file a mortgage complaint in Florida.So I was just perusing this section on the Florida Association of Realtor's Website (FAR) in the Legal Center regarding How to File a Mortgage Complaint.  For no reason in particular, I was just getting to know the website better.  So far I am extremely satisfied with my network of  Mortgage & Insurance people that I refer business to.  And so far I have been very fortunate, in that those that I no longer do business with, it was not over legal or ethical issues.And obviously with all the fraud among a small portion of Mortgage Brokers, as well as some of the shady 'Loan Modification Companies'  taking advantage of homeowners already under duress, there is definitely need for oversight, and regulation.  And the web site  gives the many offices...
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Welcome To Country Club Estates in Hudson, Florida This small community of approximately 300 detached single family homes whose entrance is Located between the New WalMart Supercenter & Castriota Chevrolet on US-19 in Hudson, Florida.  This community, which had become a bit blighted in the beginning of the new Millennium, has seen a resurgence in the last couple of years.  The community has a  Civic Association that has gotten very involved in revitalizing the community.  Everybody is welcome to attend the monthly meetings, and if you want to actually join the Association it is only $10/year/person The Civic Association has a monthly meeting on the first Monday of every month at 7:30 pm.  The clubhouse is located at the end of the main drag, which happens to be called...Country Club Dr ...
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August '09 Real Estate Market Report Sea Pines a Waterfront Gulf Access & Golf Community in Hudson, Florida Was a bit surprised that Real Estate in Sea Pines Waterfront community.   But compared to many other places it seems there are fewer home owners in trouble here, thus the lower homes on the market.  Of course being the only Waterfront Gulf Access & Golf Community in Hudson, Florida definitely has its appeal for long term living.  Prices in this Hudson Florida community range from $110,000 - $450,000.  To view specific Homes for Sale in the Preserve at Sea Pines feel free to browse them at my website, and search the MLS for free and no obligation, compliments of your Hudson, Florida Realtor Daniel J Hunter
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More fabulous Cloud formations from Hudson Beach, Florida So there I am driving home from my office and I see the most magnificient colors striking off a massive cloud formation. So I grab my trusty camera and snap a picture, the result is: Upon seeing this, I know I just have to get down to the gulf to take unobstructed views of this spectacular light show. It did not turn out as magnificient as I had expected but it was stil nice, none the less. I hope you enjoy this as much as I, and the others that came, enjoyed the actual event. With no further ado, here are my Sunset Cloud photos from Hudson Beach Florida.
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By April Solomon, Broker/Realtor/GRI
(Keller Williams Professionals)
An extensive cave system with an extensive history, Beacon Woods has been explored for more than 20 years.  In fact, many of the great early explorers showed an interest in this system. Exploration History.......In Pasco County, early 1978, Will Waters, cave explorer in the Tampa Bay area, discovered a series of small sinks in the Beacon Woods Housing development.  The first surface entrance, located next to the housing development clubhouse and pool, was named Nexxus.  The exploration of this sinkhole led to the discovery of both an upstream and downstream passage.  The upstream sinkhole is named Round Sink this one has been dye traced to the Gulf of Mexico.   There are five surface entrances, Round Sink, Nexxus, Briar, Golf Ball and Smokehouse Pond. In 1999, the quest was revived.  Th...
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Leisure Beach, Hudson, West Pasco, Florida August Distressed Home Market Report   Well this Hudson, Florida Realtor was at first very discouraged at seeing these Charts I created using data from The West Pasco Board of Realtors MLS site. The first thing that jumped out at me in these charts was how many more homes are under contract than closed in August 2009.  Now do not read too much into that.  I think that has alot to do with Distressed Homes (Short Sales.)   You see a normal property in Florida closes in about a month.  However, some banks have been taking up to 90 days to close in some cases.   However, when it comes to short sales they typically take 4-5 months to close, so they build up a back log.  On some occasions it closes in a month, in others it takes even longer, but 4-5...
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August 2009 West Pasco, Hudson, Leisure Beach Florida Real Estate Market Report   Overall Market Snapshot Overall Inventory levels have dropped, but so has the Number of homes selling.  But everybody is getting ready to go back, or already is back to school.  The amount of properties sold that were distressed has dropped.   West Pasco Single Family Market Report     West Pasco Condo Market Report     West Pasco Mobile Home Market Report     Hudson Single Family Residence Market Report     Hudson Florida Condo Market Report     Hudson, Florida Mobile Home Report        
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By Roy & Gail Barnhart & McKay, Barnhart & McKay Home Selling Team
(Barnhart & McKay Realty Advisors)
Commercial Building for Sale in Hudson, FL. 34669 On State Road 52 - Zoned C-2   High Visibility .74 Acre Location Just a Few Parcels Away from the Busy Intersection of SR 52 and Chicago Ave. There is a 5000 SqFt Industrial Building with 2264 SqFt of Ware House/Work Shop that has one 13ft. Bay and a 2736 Show Room and Office Space with One Bathroom. The Building could Easily be turned into a 5000 SqFt Ware House. There is a 784 SqFt Home Located Towards the Rear of the Parcel that could be Rented out for 110 per week or used as an Office and there is a 12x20 Utility Shed that will Convey with the Sale of the Property. There are lots of Possibilities with this Property. For Current Pricing and more information, Click Here www.Barnhart-McKayHomeSellingTeam.com
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By Roy & Gail Barnhart & McKay, Barnhart & McKay Home Selling Team
(Barnhart & McKay Realty Advisors)
                         Beacon Woods Home for Sale 13161 Clock Tower Parkway Hudson, FL. 34667 Located on the Beacon Woods Golf Course Golf Course Beauty!!! Great Fairway location on the Beacon Woods Golf Course.  This home is beautiful inside and out.  It has an Enclosed Sun Room and an Open Patio, both with great views of the Golf Course. The home is close to Shopping, Library, Hospital and Banks.  Great Price, Don't miss it. The is a Beacon Wood Civic Association HOA has a Club House, Pool, Tennis, Shuffel Board, Basket Ball, and the Beacon Woods Golf Course.             For Current Pricing and for more Photo's, Click Here www.Barnhart-MckayHomeSellingTeam.com
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By Roy & Gail Barnhart & McKay, Barnhart & McKay Home Selling Team
(Barnhart & McKay Realty Advisors)
    12410 Cobblestone Dr Hudson, FL. 34667 Located in Beacon Woods Short Sale Deal!!! This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom, 1 Car Garage home is located on the Bear Creek Estuary in Beacon Woods. The home is in need of some TLC ( Minor Cosmetics), But is a great deal. The home has a Huge Private Back Yard and No Rear Neighbor. The Beacon Woods Civic Association, HOA has a Club House, a Pool, Tennis, Shuffle Board, Billiards, and the Beacon Woods Golf Course. For more Photo's and Current Pricing and Information on this homes, Click Here
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By Roy & Gail Barnhart & McKay, Barnhart & McKay Home Selling Team
(Barnhart & McKay Realty Advisors)
Sea Pines, located on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Hudson, is just north of the Tampa and Clearwater areas. Is in a tucked away location, yet close to attractions, shopping, and fine dinning. The community was developed in the early 70's and was named after a sleepy resort community on Hilton Head Island, in South Carolina, where the developer, Buddy Hodnett had a beach home. The community features miles of saltwater canals, a Private Boat Ramp, Sea Pines Golf Course, and modest to upscale waterfront homes built between the early 1970's to current date, with some vacant waterfront Building Lots still available in the community for sale today.               Sea Pines and The Preserve at Sea Pines are bordered by a Coastal Bird Sanctuary to the north and south, were wild life roams free....
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The Preserve at Sea Pines: a Waterfront Gulf Access & Golf Course Community in Hudson, Florida The Sea Pines Golf Club  is a modest 18 hole Executive Golf Course at very affordable rates.  The highest rate, including a cart is $17/person. Memberships are available to all for a discounted rate, and a Membership is free to all residents of the community. Around the Golf Course are Newer Construction Townhomes and surrounding all this is Single Family Homes.  The Waterfront Gulf Access Homes are single story homes as well as Stilt homes. Now if you can not afford a waterfront homes, you can buy a more affordable home around the golf course and use one of the Community ramps to launch your boat. One of the draws of this community is there is not much around it as you can see in the map belo...
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How do I break the 2000 following Limit on Twitter? Well there are many ways to break through this limit on Twitter.  The most common ones you come across are the auto-follow programs, which spam you to hundreds of other tweeters hoping they follow you back.  However, these softwares are very generic.  They focus on people that have a history of reciprocating back, and following you, if you follow them.   Unfortunately, IMHO, it seems you just get to follow, and are followed by, others using the same or similar software.  And is that actually in your best interest, for growing your web presence?  I do not think so.  I am a Realtor in Hudson Florida and I am using these networks to try an build my internet presence, as well as learn and share knowledge about our industry. So I stepped ba...
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July 2009 Hudson & West Pasco Florida Real Estate Market Report Sorry about following up on July 2009 Real Estate Market Report so late, but there has been a lot of transition going on in my office.   What I see in the chart above is not the best of news for sellers, but is great news for Buyers, especially if you are a cash buyer.  People are having hard times getting financed for Townhomes these days.  And with the 30% required down payment on Condo's the market for them is in the tank as well. To break it down, in West Pasco Florida, The Real Estate  market is not showing much signs of recovery.  For quite some time we were enjoying ~10/day, or about 300 closed sales on houses per month.  Now the inventory of homes has come down to under 1 years inventory.  Inventory levels are down ...
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