Brooksville, 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!)
170 Years of Florida Statehood!  Happy Anniversary!   On March 3, 1845, Florida became the 27th state of the Union so this month we are celebrating 170 years of Statehood in Florida.  Tallahassee had already been designated as the capital of the territory of Florida but becoming a state meant that Florida had to have a capitol building and in 1845, just before entering the Union, construction on Florida's first Capitol building was completed.      Notice the beautiful stone carvings depicting the discovery of Florida by Spanish explorer Ponce De Leon.       At the time, the Capitol building housed all three branches of government under one roof.  The governor's office (executive branch), the legislative branch (house and senate), and the judicial branch represented by Florida's Supreme ...
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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!)
Wordless Wednesday:  Bizarre Foods in Florida   Those of you who are familiar with Andrew Zimmern's show "Bizarre Foods" know that people around the world indeed eat  - well - bizarre foods!  Normally however, we associate these food items with strange and far away places.   The more surprised I was when I spotted this sign in the window of a well known fast food chain right here in Florida.  Proof of Bizarre Foods - right here at home!  No!  I didn't try it!     Wordless Wednesday: Bizarre Foods in Florida
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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 Auction! Home in Royal Highlands, Brooksville, with 1/2 Acre Land by Realtor Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty   Another home sold and this time in the auction process.  My buyers had been looking at several homes for sale in the Royal Highlands area of Brooksville when they came across this one that was offered through Auction.com.  They approached me about viewing it and decided to make a bid that was subseqently accepted.     Property Details: Built: 1990 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 2 Car Garage Lot Size:  0.46 acres, fully fenced Living Area under heat/air:     1268 SF Total Area under roof: 1700 SF Sales Price:  $55,000 plus $2,750 buyers premium Financing:  Cash   The auction bidding and buying process went very smoothly and my buyers closed today on their new Royal High...
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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!)
Friday Foto:  Taste of Spring   As most of the USA is in the grip of winter, even here in Florida, we feel the cold.  In our area in Hernando County, temperatures went down to freezing last night and as the day has progressed haven't reached 50s yet although we are enjoying a beautiful sunny day.  I took this photo with the flowering bush against some farmland last weekend while driving around in our area and thought I would share with you just a little taste of Spring!   Hernando County, Florida is located along the Gulf Coast of Florida, in an area that is also known as the Nature Coast.  This picture certainly shows why it's gotten that name!   And yes, our "cold spells" usually don't last that long.  This weekend we will be back in the 70s! Enjoy!
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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!)
Commercial Property - High Visibility - Brooksville, Florida - Sold! by Realtor Silvia Dukes, Tropic Shores Realty   This commercial property fronting Cortez Blvd or Hwy 50 close to Bayfront Regional Hospital in Brooksville, Florida, just sold.  The property is a corner lot situated on the corner of a busy four-lane highway and a side road.  It consists of 0.46 acres of land as well as an existing building with 1806 SF that will require some work. The site is zoned  C-2 Highway Commercial District. Allowable uses include general retail such as convenience stores, personal services, as well as automobile-oriented services.  Sold Price:  $45,000 Financing:  Cash     Whether you are looking for commercial property to establish a business or residential property to build a home, Hernando 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!)
Annual Heritage Day Celebration in Brooksville, Florida   This popular annual event celebrates Hernando County's heritage from 1800 to 1860 with a variety of events and activities throughout the day.  What:     Celebrating Hernando County Heritage When:     Saturday, February 21, 2015 Time:     10 am to 4 pm Where:   May-Stringer House Historical Museum, 601 Museum Ct, Brooksville  Admission:  FREE Info:  352-556-9571 or 352-799--7138   Participate in a historic home tour, watch demonstrations on "how it was done back then", go on a carriage ride, or tour the May-Stringer House museum in downtown Brooksville, Florida, there is a lot to do during this year's heritage day celebration. Additionally, there will be crafts and activities for children.  After enjoying the Heritage Day activiti...
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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!)
Friday Foto: A Florida Moment   Showing homes this week to a buyer who is looking for a Spring Hill home with land took me to some properties with beautiful grounds.   At one of these properties, I noticed a very large Camellia shrub, almost like a small tree, and that was covered in blooms.  Surrounded by old pines and other trees, pine needles and small air plants had nestled among its branches, creating a natural arrangement around the flowers.  Camellias are just one of the beautiful flowers we get to enjoy even in January here in Florida.  Hope you are enjoying these as much as I did.    Friday Foto:  A Florida Moment
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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!)
Tea for Two at the Tilted Teacup in Brooksville, Florida   For a nice laid back afternoon with an unique ambience, look no  further than The Tilted Teacup tearoom in Brooksville, Florida.  A friend and I visited The Tilted Teacup this week for a nice cup of tea and dessert and had a nice time.  This unique tearoom is located in the charming building of the former "Roger's Christmas House", an institution and long time attraction for tourists and residents alike.  Unfortunately Roger's Christmas House closed its doors a few years ago and since then, the building stood empty.   But now The Tilted Teacup has restored life to these rooms, furnished with antiques and an eclectic mix of furnishing, decorations, and yes - tea cups -  the tearoom offers seating in several distinct rooms in inti...
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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!)
5th Annual Greek Festival in Brooksville, Florida What:  Greek Festival  When:  February 6-7, 2015 - 11:00 am - 9:00 pm              February, 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Where:  Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida Info:  352-650-0307 Admission:  $2.00, children 11 and under free   Enjoy a weekend of great Greek food, Greek music and dancing, and more at the 5th Annual Greek Festival!   Special features include a Kids' Village, cooking demonstrations, door prizes and more.   This year, you are invited to participate in the special OPA Challenge - Feeding Children Everywhere project, where meals will be packed from 12:30-2:30pm on Saturday, February 8th. The event is sponsored by  Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church and you will find more information...
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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 Real Story of the Brooksville Raid   The 34th Annual Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment just took place last weekend drawing thousands of spectators to watch the battle and take a glimpse behind the scenes.   What:  The Real Story of the Brooksville told by local storyteller Jerry Cowling When:  January 22, 2015, 7:00 pm Where:  Historic 1885 Train Depot , 70 Russell Street, Brooksville, Florida Cost:  $10.00 Info and Reservations:  352-799-4766   Enjoy an eveni g at the historic Brooksville train depot with storyteller Jerry Cowling who will bring you the story of the Brooksville Raid in his own animated and entertaining style.     Participants can also participate in a guided tour of the train depot museum and admission includes refreshments.  This will be a fun event that no ...
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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!)
Pool Home in Brooksville, Florida - 514 Underwood Ave - Just Sold!  By Realtor Silvia Dukes, Tropic Shores Realty   This two bedroom, two bath pool home in Brooksville, Florida, just sold!  The buyer came to me last Fall looking for a new home to move closer to family. One previous deal on a bank-owned property fell through when the survey revealed encroachments that could not be resolved by the parties.  But things happen for a reason.  This beautiful Brooksville home with an inground pool located in neighborhood of newer homes came on the market.  Property Details: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, in ground pool Built: 1984 Living Area under Heat/Air:  1041 SF Total Area under Roof: 1796 SF Sales Price:  $75,000 or $72.06/SF Buyer paid cash.          Are you looking for a home to bu...
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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!)
Celebrating Brooksville City Nights!   What:   Brooksville City Nights -  Fresh Market, Live Entertainment, and more!   When:  Saturday, January 17, 2015, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Where:  Downtown historic Brooksville, Florida   Info:  Call Lisa at 352-428-9275       Every first and third Saturday evening, downtown Brooksville hosts Brooksville City Nights!  In addition to shops staying open longer hours, many street vendors will participate offering arts, crafts, vintage items, local and organic produce, and more.    And let's not forget the many local restaurants and eateries offering a variety of fare!    There will be live entertainment from 4 pm to 8 pm in front of the historic Hernando County courthouse.  This is a family-friendly event so bring a chair and enjoy the evening.     Cele...
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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!)
Annual Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment - January 17-18, 2015   What:  35th Annual Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment When:  Saturday, January 17, 2015 and Sunday, January 18, 2015 Time:   Camps open 9 am, battles 2 pm Where:  Sandhill Scout Reservation, Cortez Blvd (Hwy 50), Spring Hill, Florida Admission:  $8/adults, $4/ages 6-12, Free admission for scouts in uniform Parking:  Free, on site Information:  352-799-0129 The 2015 Annual Brooksville Raid Civil War Reenactment  is an reenactment of a battle that took place in the Brooksville, Florida, area in July of 1864.    Every year, hundreds of reenactors and thousands of visitors come to the area for this two day event. There are plenty of things to do with the whole family - you don't need to be a civil war buff!  Both, 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!)
Brooksville, Florida Celebrates Christmas on Main Street   Christmas on Main Street is the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony that took place in downtown Brooksville, Florida, in front of the historic Hernando County Courthouse building last Thursday.  The streets were full of people as this popular event draws thousands of people to watch and enjoy the festivities every year. Numerous performers, clubs and organizations participate in the event with musical and theatrical performances including some of the most popular Christmas carols.  Just as "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" was played, Santa and Mrs. Claus made their appearance and stayed to enjoy the show!      The Brooksville restaurants and merchants also get in on the fun and keep their shops open throughout the evening. St...
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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!)
Ridge Manor Library in Hernando County Grand Opening Ceremony   It's been a little over a year ago,when  the Ridge Manor Library in Hernando County was badly damaged by fire set by a young misguided person.  Since then, the community center and a local church helped in providing some library service to the community while the library building was undergoing reconstruction.     Finally, today the grand opening took place in the remodeled Ridge Manor Library also known as the East Branch of the Hernando County Library System.  Local dignitaries, staff, and many people from the community gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony before setting foot into their library again.  Volunteers were on hand conducting tours behind the scenes, and demonstrating the many services the library offers.  An...
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By Jeanne M. Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners - CIPS,GRI,S
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    Jeanne Gavish | Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners | 352-650-1029 5448 Legend Hills Ln, Spring Hill, FL 34609   2Bd/2Ba Townhouse   $159,900 Year Built 2001 Sq Footage 1751 sqft. Bedrooms 2 Beds Bathrooms 2 Baths Floors 1 Parking 2 Garage Lot Size 6098 Square Feet HOA/Maint $213 DESCRIPTION Located in the very Desirable Upscale Gated Golf Community of Silverthorn. This maintenance free villa offers a great floor plan with over 1700 living sqft. Features include a kitchen island, eat-in-kitchen, den, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a 2 car garage, and an enclosed patio off the rear of the home for kicking back and relaxing. Silverthorn boasts such amenities as clubhouse w/ restaurant facilities, golf course, putting green, pro shop, community pool, tennis courts, exercise room, and more....
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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!)
Movie in the Park Event in Brooksville, Florida This event will be fun for all ages!  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy an evening out for Movie in the Park!   What:  Movie in the Park - The LEGO Movie! When:  August 15, 2014 Time:  8:00 PM Where:  Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Lane, Brooksville, FL Admission is FREE!  Info:  City of Brooksville, 352-540-3835   Snacks and refreshments will be available for sale.  You won't need sunscreen at that time of the day but don't forget to bring insect repellant!     
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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 Realtors Participate in 2014 Operation Backpack Event   Realtors of the Hernando County Association of Realtors showed support of their community at this year's Operation Backpack event that took place August 9, 2014 at the Jerome Brown Center in Brooksville, Florida. Ed Hirst and Silvia Dukes, member and chairperson respectively of the Public Relations Committee handed out pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, rulers, gluesticks and more to more than 575 children who came to the event. Operation Backpack is an annual event that organized by Friends of the Children, Inc. providing free backpacks for children grades K-8 in Hernando County.  Many clubs, civic organizations, and local businesses and foundations participated in this event to help local kids with their school ...
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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!)
  Old Fashioned Summer Party at Chinsegut in Brooksville, Florida   This Old Fashioned Summer Party will be a great event for the whole family to participate in!   What:  Old Fashioned Summer Party When:  Saturday, August 16, 2014 Time:  10:00 am to 1:00 pm Where:  Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville Registration:  Required by August 14th Information:  352-754-6722   Throughout the year, the Chinsegut Conservation Center in Brooksville offers a multitude of educational and fun programs and activities for young and old and this Old Fashioned Summer Party promises to be another fun event.  The center will supply watermelons, ice cream, drinks, and hotdogs.  Participants are asked to bring a covered dish to share as well as place settings for everyone in you...
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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!)
Artifact Identification Day at Chinsegut Hill, Brooksville, Florida   When:  Saturday, July 19, 2014 When:  10:00 am-2:00 pm Special Presentation:  11:00 am Where:  Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road (off US-41 / Snow Memorial Highway), Brooksville. Info:  352-799-5400 Admission:  Free   Come to Chinsegut Hill in Brooksville next Saturday and bring your arrowheads, pottery and other interesting historical artifacts for an examination and identification by experts.  Tables will be on hand for displays but there will not be any buying or selling activities.  Light refreshments will be available for purchase.   The Chinsegut Hill Manor House is currently under restoration and many artifacts are being found on site.  Mr. Gary Ellis, a representative with the Gulf Archeology Research ...
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