Land O Lakes, FL Real Estate News

When Will We Notice the Elephant in the Room?  There has been more frequent discussions recently of renewed interest in housing, slowly increasing sales and supposed stabilization in prices...but the elephant in the room is slowly growing.   That elephant is foreclosures. REO inventory is rising, over 4 million seriously delinquent loans, even the problems appear to have peaked, there are still over 600,000 properties in REO, which will only put more pressure on prices when they come to market.   Over 14 million homeowners are "under-water"... 4 million of those by more than 50%.   Bottom Line...Foreclosures are ramping up again and can very easily endanger today's fragile housing recovery.   Reducing Mortgage Balances to today's Current Market Value is the best way to stabilize the hou...
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Are Home Values Coming Back? Many people believe that the value of their home will magically return to those of 5 years ago...nobody knows if those values will return in 2 years, 5 years, 10 years...or ever. Let's look at a few known facts;   Home values have historically appreciated at a rate near the rate of inflation—once you adjust for the differences in size and discount for geographic areas. This trend definitely changed when we began the recovery from the “tech-bubble” of the last decade. As the Fed encouraged easy credit and the mortgage industry discovered they could package and market sub-prime loans at premium prices, we saw a housing boom unlike any we’ve ever experienced. Driven by increased demand, home prices skyrocketed, rising 10%-25% or more per year in some of the hot...
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By Jeff Miller REALTOR ® Tampa Bay, FL, 20 years experience Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Land O Lakes pool homes.   Land O Lakes Florida is a beautiful, lake filled community located just North of Tampa. We find many buyers are interested in pool homes when planning a move to Land O Lakes, Florida.    Click to view all Land O Lakes pool homes ------------------- With a pool heater you can make swimming a year round option to help you relax and enjoy your home. Outdoor pools without heaters are used almost year round in this area. The Florida sunshine makes a solar pool heater a great option. Some buyers are interested in pools for therapy or exercise. Many Land O Lakes Florida communities also have community pools available for their residents. Land O Lakes communities with community pools include Ballantrae, Concord Station, Connerton, Devonwood, Dupree Lakes, Grand Oaks,...
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By Richard Dombrowski
(Bay Realty of Tampa)
Connerton, Florida In Land O Lakes, Florida the community of Connerton is poised to be one of the best-positioned communites in the Tampa Bay while the economy rapidly drags itself out of the recession.  The reason the community will do so well is because of the efforts of the current development company; Hayman Wood. In the very early stages of a community's development, developers will pay for the construction and staffing of some amenities to entice prospective buyers.  The hope is for a quick payoff because of brisk sales.  Unfortunately, as the initial amenities were being completed in Connerton, the economy began its freefall and has only begun its recovery.  Thankfully, with Connerton resident, Stew Gibbons as a consultant on the project, Connerton's developer has kept the commun...
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The Neighbor Next Door On one side we have those who defend the homeowners from the Big, Bad, Greedy Banks who allowed underwriters to sign-off on those ridiculous loans...and now are taking all steps necessary to evict the homeowners. On the other side we have those who defend the banks that are dealing with those deadbeat borrowers who signed the loan documents & are now living rent/mortgage free. All parties involved have blame to share...and there is plenty of blame to go around. What about the innocent bystander ... the homeowner next door to a foreclosure who has done absolutely nothing wrong yet has suffered in this mess. Who is defending the Neighbor Next Door?   Some studies have shown that just one vacant foreclosure in a neighborhood can cost the other homes 1% in value. In a...
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By Deana Cuevas, "Helping you find a new place to call Home"
(Solaris Realty of Tampa Bay)
Tired of the hassels of renting your house in Land O Lakes? Need a good property manager? To see my reasonable rates and great service check out our services on  Tampa Homes You can search available homes via the MLS right here: Florida Home Searches. Deana E. Cuevas Solaris Realty of Tampa Bay, Inc (813)966-3907 - Deana Direct (813)657-6223 - Office Deanacuevas@gmail.com www.tampahomeguides.com Deana Cuevas is an agent working in the Pasco, Polk and Hillsborough area helping buyers and sellers buy and sell homes.  Contact Deana at 813-966-3907 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Hillsborough, Polk or Pasco County area. Information is provided in this blog with the intent to educate homeowners and buyers about Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Brandon, Wesley Ch...
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By Deana Cuevas, "Helping you find a new place to call Home"
(Solaris Realty of Tampa Bay)
Lake Shore Ranch in Land O' Lakes, FL.  An Ideal Community located in Land O' Lakes, just off US41, close proximity to the Suncoast and Veterans Parkways.  Nestled among stately trees, with a 12,000 square foot community clubhouse and amenity center. Introducing a New Builder, New Homes, New Ideas, with 15 years experience, 15 communities and over 2,500 homes throughout South Florida. They currently have  have inventory homes available right now from $184,990 to $299,990. The square footage is from 2274 to 3374. All the homes have granite countertops, 42 inch wood cabinets in the kitchen, full appliance package, brick paverson the driveways and walks and more. Call me today to find out more!  You can search available homes via the MLS right here: Florida Home Searches. Deana E. Cuevas S...
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By Jeff Miller REALTOR ® Tampa Bay, FL, 20 years experience Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
Land O Lakes pool homes.   Land O Lakes is a beautiful, vibrant community located just North of Tampa. We find many buyers are specifically interested in pool homes when planning a move to Land O Lakes, Florida.      Click to view all Land O Lakes pool homes -------------------   With the addition of a pool heater you can make swimming a year round option to help you relax and enjoy your home. Outdoor pools without heaters are used almost year round in this area. The Florida sunshine makes a solar pool heater a good option. Some buyers are interested in pools for therapy or exercise.   Many Land O Lakes Florida communities also have community pools available for their residents. Land O Lakes communities with community pools include Ballantrae, Concord Station, Connerton, Devonwood, Dup...
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By Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
Moisture and water vapor move in and out of a house in three ways: 1. With air currents; 2. By diffusion through materials; and 3. By heat transfer. Of these three, air movement accounts for more than 98% of all water vapor movement in building cavities. Air naturally moves from a high-pressure area to a lower one by the easiest path possible-generally, through any available hole or crack in the building envelope. Moisture transfer by air currents is very fast-in the range of several hundred cubic feet of air per minute. Thus, to control air movement, a house should have any unintended air paths thoroughly and permanently sealed. The other two driving forces-diffusion through materials, and heat transfer-are much slower processes. Most common building materials slow moisture diffusion t...
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By Fred Hernden, CMI, Albuquerque area Master Inspector
(Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area)
The following items are essential tools but this list is by no means exhaustive. 1. PlungerA clogged sink or toilet is one of the most disturbingproblems that you will face. With a plunger on hand,however, you can usually remedy these troubling plumbingissues relatively quickly. It is best to have two plungers --one for the sink and one for the toilet. 2. Combination Wrench SetOne end of a combination wrench set is open and the otherend is a closed loop. Nuts and bolts are manufactured instandard and metric sizes and because both varieties arewidely used, so you'll need both sets of wrenches. For the most control and leverage,always pull the wrench toward you, instead of pushing on it. Also, avoid over-tightening. 3. Slip-Joint PliersUse slip-joint pliers to grab hold of a nail, a nut, ...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Lakeshore Ranch in Land O Lakes is a wonderful community with lots of ammenites. The amenities in Lakeshore Ranch are a 11,000 square foot clubhouse with a full catering kitchen, fitness room, aerobics room, massage rooms, busines center, canoeing and kayaking on Lake Mariel, lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic area, tot lots and playground and a fenced dog park. To look for homes on MLX in the Tampa Bay and Pinellas area go to my website by clicking on  Tampa Homes. The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Joffe and  Solaris Realty of TampaBay. Pam Joffe is a broker working in the Pinellas and Hillsborough area helping buyers and sellers buy and sell homes.  Contact Pam at 813-245-0316 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Hillsborough, Pi...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Concord Station in Land O Lakes is a master-planned community that has a clubhouse with a kitchen, library, fitness center, community parks, conservation areas, pool, tennis and basketball courts.The community itself is easily accessiable to Hwy 41 and the Suncoast Parkway and from there to Tampa. Residents can enjoy the community pool, cabana, basketball courts, playgrounds, greenspace and access to the Suncoast Trail for jogging and biking. To look for homes on MLX in the Tampa Bay and Pinellas area go to my website by clicking on  Tampa Homes. The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Joffe and  Solaris Realty of TampaBay. Pam Joffe is a broker working in the Pinellas and Hillsborough area helping buyers and sellers buy and sell homes.  Contact Pam at 813-245-0316 to list ...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
*Click Here to view Real Estate for Sale in Land O Lakes Pasco County with pool and or spa on the MLS.* Please let me know if you have any questions about a specific neighborhood, home, or the area.  I would love to hear from you and would like to assist you in your home search in Tampa Bay.*Real Estate Search on the Tampa Bay MLS - Access Here*Home Buyers, your realtor services with me as your Realtor are FREE to You.  Also you may be eligible to a Buyer Incentive.  Call or email me with any questions that you may have. Looking forward to hearing from you,Stephanie LeFew - Pool Homes for Sale in Land O Lakes - Real Estate for Sale at Incredibly Low PricesTampa Home Buy Realtywww.TampaHomeBuy.com stephanie@tampahomebuy.com 813-624-3332 / 813-991-1355
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
*Wilderness Lake Preserve Real Estate for Sale - Resort Style Living at Reduced Prices - Click Here to start your home search*This search includes single family homes for sale, as well as maintenance free villas built by Standard Pacific Homes, Westfield Homes, David Weekly Homes, M/I Homes, Hannah Bartoletta Homes, preforeclosures and short sale listings, banked owned luxury homes or REO properties, new home construction and new homes for sale, lots and land for sale, homes with water views, single story homes and two story homes, homes overlooking the lake, homes with fireplace, conservation homesites, motivated sellers.Wilderness Lake Preserve is a manned gated community whose amenities include, a 4 building lodge located on the tremendous 38 acre spring fed lake - Wilderness Lake, p...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
Are you interested in purchasing Bank Owned Properties including homes with acreage in Land O' Lakes Florida?*If so, Please Click Here in order to view REOs in Land O Lakes, Pasco County FL, including bank owned luxury real estate, condominiums, townhomes or town houses, villas, pool homes, acreage or land.*Bank Owned Homes are typically priced low to move them quickly to get them off the Bank's books -- due to that, if you have an interest in a home, it's a very good idea to move on the property quickly before it's under contract with another buyer.  Please call me with any questions that you may have.  All Services are FREE to Buyers. Ask me about Buyer Incentives - Sharing up to 20% of my commission with you at closing when you purchase a home using me as your Realtor.Warmly,Stephani...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
Bargain Priced homes in Land O Lakes  -- Buying Real Estate in Land O Lakes being sold as a shortsale is a great way to purchase real estate in Pasco County Florida at a terrific price.  Banks are attempting to shorten the time to determine a bank approved price.  Some listings already have a bank approval of sales price, but patience is necessary for all parties in a short sale purchase.*Please click here to see all Short Sale Listings in Land O Lakes - Preforeclosure Listings with pictures and virtual tours.  This search includes condos, townhomes or townhouses, villas, single family homes, land, including luxury real estate and waterfront properties*All Services are FREE to Buyers. Ask me about Buyer Incentives - Sharing up to 20% of my commission with you at closing when you purchas...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
Alsace - Green Homes for Sale in Green Home Community - Land O Lakes FL - Zip Code 34639*Please Click Here to view new homes in the Alsace - Luxury "Green" Home Community!*Alsace is located in a prime location, minutes from Dale Mabry (41), as well as Interstate 275 & 75, and the Veteran's Expressway (Florida State Road 589) convenient to fine and casual dining, shopping, hospitals and medical facilities, movie theatres, parks.   There are many different Home Floor Plans available.  You have the opportunity to choose which floor plan you want, make modifications to home you choose, built by Seibel Falls Homes.  Green Options include Organic Landscaping, Rainwater Harvesting, Energy Star Efficient Lighting and Appliances. The subdivision has 20 homes sites for one story and two-story sin...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
Alsace - Green Homes for Sale in Green Home Community - Land O Lakes FL - Zip Code 34639*Please Click Here to view new homes in the Alsace - Luxury "Green" Home Community!*Alsace is located in a prime location, minutes from Dale Mabry (41), as well as Interstate 275 & 75, and the Veteran's Expressway (Florida State Road 589) convenient to fine and casual dining, shopping, hospitals and medical facilities, movie theatres, parks.   There are many different Home Floor Plans available.  You have the opportunity to choose which floor plan you want, make modifications to home you choose, built by Seibel Falls Homes.  Green Options include Organic Landscaping, Rainwater Harvesting, Energy Star Efficient Lighting and Appliances. The subdivision has 20 homes sites for one story and two-story sin...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Bahia Acres is located in the Land O Lakes community which has become a favorite area for families who wish to enjoy a little bit of the country life and open space. The homes are on the north side of Land O Lakes, west of I-75.  A short commute takes you to Tampa and all the amenities there. Bring your horses to Bahia Acres of Land O Lakes. This subdivision is an area of homes on acreage. These make great homes with a  location for work or play. Come here to get away from the crowd and enjoy the country life, yet be a short drive to shopping, dining or park areas. You will love  the way of life in Bahia Acres, it offers convenient access to beautiful Gulf beaches, golf courses, restaurants, medical facilities, amusement parks, shopping, downtown Tampa and more. That's why the community...
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