Spring Hill, FL Real Estate News

By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
(Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!)
A Day in the Life of this Spring Hill Florida Realtor Ever wonder what it's like to be a real estate agent and what a typical work day may look like? A Typical Day?Well, there is really nothing typical about a day in the life of this Spring Hill Realtor.  Every day is different. Despite having appointments and a schedule, there will always be unexpected situations that arise. The key is to stay flexible and adjust. Here is an example of what happened recently during the course of a day in my life as a Spring Hill Realtor: It's Monday morning, the day starts at around 7:00 am with checking and answering of emails and reviewing today's schedule over a cup of coffee. Usually, I also check into the ActiveRain blog and read a few posts as well as other real estate related information that co...
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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!)
Thankful for all my Blessings It's here! It's Thanksgiving Day and time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for.  Today, I am thankful for all my blessings.  Whether large or small, every day is a gift filled with beautiful things - we just have to look at them with open eyes, minds, and hearts. We forget sometimes in our every day lives to really appreciate what we have. It might help to start writing down at the end of each day one or two things that were good about that day - even if it's "just" the weather or a good meal. At the end of the end, we would have a whole year of thankful moments to look back at.  How about that?   Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! 
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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!)
Thankful for Reaching my GoalsIt's the week leading up to Thanksgiving Day and time to reflect on all the things we are thankful for.  Today, I am thankful for Reaching my Goals Goal setting is not only a must-do element in my business but also an important part in my personal life.  Typically, toward the end of theyear, I look back to see how far I have come and start planning new activities and set new goals for the coming year.  Although this year has not been quite as a good a year for business as the previous one and fell shy a little of my production goals, I am still pleased with the overall successes this year. Along the way, I have made many new connections that I am sure will be beneficial in many years to come. Not sitting still when business is not quite as busy as it could ...
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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 Hill Florida Homes for Sale are Moving Quickly Put on the market on Saturday and under contract on Monday - that is the state of the housing market in Spring Hill, Florida, at least for homes in certain price ranges.   This is a front view of the move-in ready home that the seller listed with me and was first offered for sale on Saturday.  This is a two bedroom, two bath split plan home located on a third of an acre of land. Ready to move in, the seller priced it according to the most recent sold comparables and received three offers the second day on the market.  I wish I had a few more of this type of home for sale in Spring Hill, Florida.  There is a definite demand for homes in the $80,000 to $100,000 price range and if priced right, sellers can expect to find a buyer quickly...
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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!)
Florida Living is Outdoor Living - What is a Lanai? When people think about moving to Florida and are beginning to look for homes, they will often wonder about a term that they keep seeing over and over in the listing descriptions of homes for sale.  Usually, one of the first questions I hear from buyers is "What is a Lanai?"  Well, the term lanai is a bit of a fancy word for a porch or other covered area typically attached to the house. In Florida, lanais are usually screened in so you can enjoy the outdoors without worrying about being bugged by pesky bugs.   Sometimes, you will find lanais that are enclosed with windows as well as screen and then we might call them "Florida rooms".  Other times, the lanai may be part of a larger enclosure such as a pool enclosure.  The photo shows 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!)
Timber Pines Spring Hill Florida Home Sales July through September 2016by Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty Currently Active Properties for Sale in Timber Pines:The current inventory of homes for sale in the Timber Pines community include a wide range of freestanding single family homes as well as "maintenance free" villas in a variety of styles and a choice of locations.  Single Family Homes:  37List Price Range:  $112,900 - $289,000Average List Price:  $178,344Median List Price:  $160,000 Villas:  16List Price Range:  $89,900 - $159,000Average List Price:  $125,488Median List Price:  $127,250 Sold Properties in Timber Pines - July through September 2016 Traditionally, sales slow down somewhat during the summer months in this 55+ community.  However, with the begin of Fall ...
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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!)
Another Spring Hill Florida 34606 Home Just Sold!by Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty Spring Hill Florida Real Estate Update!  This great Spring Hill Florida home is located in the Weeki Wachee Woodlands area of Spring Hill.  The Spring Hill real estate market is very competitive.  The buyers had been looking for their new Spring Hill home since early this year and had made several offers on other homes before finally receiving an acceptance.  Their new home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac with a private backyard and a view across the street to a park-like area that will not be build on.  The home has been very well maintained with many upgrades.  The kitchen of this home has been completely remodeled by the previous owner .  Property Details:Living Area under H...
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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!)
 Timber Pines  Spring Hill, Florida Home Sales April and May 2016presented by Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA, Tropic Shores Realty Home sales in the Timber Pines golf course community in Spring Hill, Florida experienced a strong first quarter this year.  Sales in April and May started to ease up slightly, which is a seasonal occurrence for this community with a 55+ population.   Home Sales in Timber Pines - April and May 2016Compared to last years sales in the same time period, average sold prices are slightly higher while median sold prices have increased by 6% for the month of April and 9% for the month of May.  Homes and Villas for Sale in Timber PinesInventory of homes and villas for sale in Timber Pines is remaining stable with a wide range of prices for a wide variety of hom...
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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 and May 2016provided by Hernando County Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores RealtyAfter a strong first quarter of home sales in Hernando County Florida, April and May did not disappoint and it can be expected that the second quarter of the year will finish strong as well.Inventory of available homes for sale in Hernando County decreased again since the end of April putting pressure on buyers to make their decisions quickly once they have seen a home they like.  Homes Sold in Hernando County Florida April 2016:  305Sold Price Range:  $17,505 - $500,000Average Sales Price:  $138,388Median Sales Price: $132,500 Homes Sold in Hernando County Florida May 2016:  319Sold Price Range:  $17,505 - $500,000Average Sales Price:  $138,388Median Sales Price...
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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 Hill Florida 34608 Home with Four Bedroom Now Sold!by Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty Another Great Home Just Sold in Spring Hill, Florida! For detailed information and information on other availablehomes, please contact Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes 352-584-7441 Property Details:4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car GarageBuilt: 2005Living Area under Heat/Air: 2216 SFTotal Area under Roof: 2871 SFSales Price:  $159,000Financing: VA Loan  The out-of-state sellers hired me to sell their home at the beginning of April. They were happy with the marketing of their beautiful home and even more so when they received an offer just seven days later that we negotiated into a full price contract!   The buyers were ready to proceed with their VA financed home purchase and ...
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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!)
Are there Tiny Houses in Spring Hill Florida?Watching TV these days, the nation appears to have been swept up in the tiny house phenomena. It sure is fascinating to see how all the functions of a "normal" house are being fit into a tiny space, sometimes just a couple hunded square feet.  So just for fun, are there tiny houses in the Spring Hill Florida area?A search in the Multiple Listing Service brought up 28 homes that had less than 1000 square feet of living space. Living space is defined as all space that is heated and air conditioned. The smallest living space currently available is 400 square feet with two bedrooms, family room, kitchen and bath.  However, this space is part of a larger pole barn structure sitting on over 13 acres of land.  With all that land, raising chickens an...
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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!)
President of Pasco-Hernando State College Inaugurated "Defeating the Odds... Achieving the Dream" that was the theme of the Inauguration of the new President of Pasco-Hernando State College today.Dr. Timothy L. Beard, Ph.D., CRS, BMC, outlined his goals and vision in an eloquent acceptance speech after having been honored by several guest speakers that included business people, a State Senator, a a fellow State College President of another Florida State College, faculty members, as well as a student representative.   Pasco-Hernando State College combines high-tech educational facilities and state-of-the-art programs with a focus on teaching for student success. There are five campusses available for students in Brooksville, Dade City, New Port Richey, Wesley Chapel and Spring Hill, Flor...
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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!)
Timber Pines Villas in Spring Hill Florida Receive New Paint Job! Timber Pines villas are sporting a different look! Homes in several villages in the 55+ golf course community of Timber Pines in Spring Hill, Florida recently received new paint jobs! The project was funded with maintenance fees that are being collected over a period of time. With the new paint, the color scheme changed from the previous brown tones to a lighter creme with a slightly darker accent color giving the entire village a fresh look!  The Timber Pines community in Spring Hill, Florida is an age-restricted, gated, golf course community offering numerous amenities to its residents including 24 hour security, several private golf courses, two pro shops, Clubhouse and restaurant, recreational facilties, two community...
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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!)
Florida Nature:  Who's Looking at You? Today I spent some time doing some yard work and as a reward, sat a while on the patio reading a new book.  My bird feeder is still getting filled every day and I enjoyed watching various birds come and go having a few seeds. The birds were a little more cautious with me sitting just a few feet away but the temptation of an easy meal from the feeder was too strong to keep away. I captured this Common Grackle as it was peeking at me while snacking on a sunflower seed!The question is "who is watching whom?"  
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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!)
Just Sold in Pristine Place in Spring Hill Florida 34609by Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores RealtyAnother beautiful home just sold!  This home is located in the gated community of Pristine Place in Spring Hill, Florida.  Pristine Place is an upscale community consisting of large homes. Amenities in Pristine Place include a recreation center with community pool, play ground, fitness center, and tennis courts. In this sale, I represented the buyers who were looking for a well maintained and secure environment that would also offer social activities.  Property Details:3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car GarageLiving Area under Heat/Air: 1801 SFTotal Area under Roof: 2548 SFSales Price:  $146,600 or $81.34/SFFinancing:  Conventional Looking to Buy or Sell a Home in Pristine Place, ...
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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!)
Private Septic Systems in Spring Hill Florida Homes Home buyers looking for homes for sale in the Spring Hill, Florida will notice that some neighborhoods are connected to the public sewer system and other areas are not. Homes that are not on public sewer will have a private septic system instead. The two main components of a septic systems is the tank in the ground and the drain field.  Buyers who are not familiar with septic systems should remember a few tips:1.  During the inspection period in your home buying process, include a septic inspection.  As part of the inspection, the tank will be pumped out and the inspector will look for any issues that may affect the proper operation of the system. Depending on how many people occupy the home and usage, most spetic companies recommend 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!)
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida Pancake Fundraiser April 2016 Today my Rotary Club of Spring Hill Florida held its second successful pancake breakfast fundraiser that was hosted by Applebee's Restaurant on County Line Road in Spring Hill Florida! Doors opened at 8 am and in two hours we served about 300 or so people with coffee, juice, and pancake platters!  None of our Rotary members work in the restaurant business so getting organized and getting used to serving kept us on our feet but we also had a lot of fun doing it.  Luckily, we had some great help from members of the Springstead High School Interact Club - the Student organization of Rotary!  Without these students and Interact members, we could not have done it!Last but not least, the manager of Applebee's Dawn Davis and her ...
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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 2016 Real Estate Market is Heating up in Spring Hill, Florida It's been a very active Spring real estate market for homes in the Spring Hill, Florida area thus far. Low inventory of homes for sale and properties going under contract in just a few days after coming on the market put many buyers in a scramble to find a home and make their offers before someone else.  Even then, they find themselves in competing offer situations.Currently, three bedroom, two bath homes around the $100,000 price point or below receive multiple offers and easily go under contract in the first two or three days. Homes in higher price ranges may have a little more staying power but even they go under contract within the first week on market. At the beginning of April, there were still 1019 homes for sal...
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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!  Pool Home with Four Bedrooms - Spring Hill Florida 34608 presented by Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty This Spring Hill Pool home has now sold!Call today to find out about other Spring Hill Florida homes that are currently available and schedule your complimentary, no-obligation buyer consultation! 352-584-7441 Completely renovated, this Spring Hill pool home was listed by Spring Hill Realtor Silvia Dukes and went under contract just one week later.  The proud new owners can enjoy a spacious home in the desirable neighborhood of Horizon North in Spring Hill.  Located on an half an acre lot, this home offers privacy and plenty of space for outdoor activities. Extensive remodeling included new interior and exterior paint, new roof, new dual A/C systems with...
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