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!)
Just Sold!  Newer Three Bedroom Home in Brooksville, Florida listed for sale by Silvia Dukes PA, Tropic Shores Realty   This Brooksville, Florida, home for sale came on the market as a short sale in April 2013 and has now closed.  This well maintained home is located in a quiet  Brooksville neighborhood with quick access to all area conveniences such as shopping, medical services, schools, County library, parks, and more. While there is nothing short about a short sale, the happy buyers already knew the Seven Facts every Buyer needs to know about short sales and patiently waited out the process.    Property Details: 3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 2 Car Garage Living Area:  1344 SF under heat and air Total Area under Roof:  1960 SF Built:  2005       Are you looking to buy or sell a home in B...
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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!)
Trillium Community in Brooksville, Florida - Home Sales 2013 The Trillium community in Brooksville, Florida, is a newer subdivision developed by Pulte Homes.  Trillium is conveniently located near the Suncoast Parkway for an easy commute to Tampa and has quick access to local shopping, parks, medical services, and other area amenities. Home sales in the Trillium neighborhood improved in 2013 considerably compared to the previous year both in number of home sales as well as sales prices.  The number of homes sales in Trillium almost doubled in 2013 with 37 homes sold in 2013 compared to only 20 the previous year.  Sold prices ranged from $83,000 - $201,380 although the highest priced home was an exception to the rule.  The average sales price in 2013 was $113,536, and increase by 7.4% ov...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Fantasy African Violet Club Show And Sale - Brooksville FL   I belong to an African Violet club because I absolutely love them (at one time, I had 500 plants); they bloom all year round and come in over 17,000 varieties.  My club, Fantasy African Violet Club, has scheduled its annual show and sale on Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. The show will be held at the Partner's Club which is located behind Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL.       Saturday will consist of judging the plants that the club members show. This is an official AVSA (African Violet Society of America) judged show so the judges come from other AVSA affiliates.  We take this seriously and spend lots of time getting our plants ready. Judging is rigorous. I’ve seen grown people cry when they d...
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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!)
Dance at the 4th Annual Greek Festival in Brooksville, Florida - February 2014   What:  Greek Festival When:  Friday, February 7 - Saturday, February 8, 2014 Time:  11 am to 9 pm Where:  Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street, Brooksville Information:  352-650-0307   OPA!  This is the fourth year for this popular Greek festival put on by Christ the Savior Orthodox Church in Brooksville, Florida!  If you love Greek food, Greek dancing, and having a good time, the Greek festival is for you!   Don't know how to dance like Zorba the Greek?  Don't worry, free dance lessons are provided or just join in and let the music and the other dancers lead you!   There is more than food and dancing.  I always enjoy watching the live preparation of saganaki and ohh and ahh together with an appre...
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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!)
High Point Golf Club Community - Home Sales 2013 Home sales in the High Point Golf Club Community in Brooksville, Florida, continued to improve in 2013.  Number of home sales in this popular golf course community with manufactured homes increased by a few units and homes for sale in High Point did experience shorter times on the market on average. Average and median sales prices in High Point both increased.  There are not many distressed properties for sale in High Point.  Current inventory of short sales and foreclosures in High Point is less than 1% of all available homes for sale in High Point.      Homes for Sale in High Point Golf Club The High Point Golf Club community offers affordable golf course living in a well maintained and gated community.  High Point is a 55+ age restrict...
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By Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
(Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.)
We buy houses Brooksville Florida. If you own a home and want to sell it fast, please call us today. We having been buying homes in Central and North FL for over 20 years now. 352-658-3755 or www.WeBuyHouses352.com We buy them in all conditions from junkers to dollhouses. Our specialty is damaged houses like sinkhole, fire, storm, mold, and termites. But we also buy homes with more typical issues like outdated floor plans and leaky roofs. Even if the home needs little to no work but you just need to sell quickly, we can help. We buy sinkhole houses. Sell Brooksville home fast. We help sellers in all situations. With 20 years in the business of hundreds of homes closed, there are few things we have not dealt with. Some of these situations include: Foreclosure Short Sale Probate Relocatio...
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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!)
2013 Home Sales in Hernando County Florida - Review   It was a good year for home sales in Hernando County, Florida, in 2013.  Following the national trend, home sales in Hernando County, Florida, increased in 2013 over the previous year by a healthy margin.  At the same time, median and average sales prices also increased and homes for sale in Hernando County experienced shorter marketing days.       Cash purchases continued to be the favored type of financing for home buyers and the proportion of sales financed with cash or conventional loans remained stable from the previous year.  It is interesting to note that the number of sales financed with VA loans increased by a good percentage point while FHA and USDA loans decreased.    This Hernando County home sales market report includes ...
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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 for December 2013 provided by Silvia Dukes, REALTOR, Tropic Shores Realty, Spring Hill, Florida Hernando County homes sales slowed in December with 19 fewer homes sold than in November; however, this is not an unexpected event during the holiday season. Compared to November, average sales price declined by about 6% and median sales price remained stable.  Homes under contract declined by about 8%.   After several months of slowly increasing inventory, the number of homes presently for sale decreased compared to the same time last month.  However, with the holidays over, this should change again as more homeowners will list their homes in the weeks and months ahead. The number of distressed homes such as short sales and foreclosures in Hernando County i...
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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!)
Beware the Brazilian PepperTree - Pretty, Invasive, Toxic Introduced to Florida around 1890 as an ornamental shrub, the Brazilian Pepper plant is now widespread throughout Florida.  It's an evergreen and with it's glossy leaves, it is quite a pretty plant especially around the holidays when it puts on clusters of red berries.  Because of that, it is often - and falsely - called "Florida Holly".     As mentioned, Brazilian Pepper has become widespread in the frostfree areas of Florida and is now considered an invasive species that will crowd out other, native plants.   So much so, that Brazilian Pepper is legally prohibited from sale, transport, or propagation in Florida and in fact, categorized as a Category 1 pest by the Florida Exotic Pest Plant Council.   Birds will eat the seeds 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!)
Brooksville Art Gallery Features Paintings by Paul O. Shaskan The City of Brooksville Art Gallery is currently featuring local painter Paul O. Shaskan with a retrospective exhibit of his works of art!  Paul O. Shaskan decribes himself as a self taught artist with a passion for bold and bright colors.      I met Paul the first time in 2005 when I joined the Spring Hill Art League, where he is a very active member.  I have always been very fond of his paintings, the subject matter he chooses and his style of painting.  And although I have seen many of his paintings in previous art shows before, I did not know the true extent of his work until I saw this remarkable collection at the City of Brooksville Art Gallery. The works of Paul Shaskan will be on display until January 2, 2014 for 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!)
Annual Christmas Parade 2014 in Brooksville, Florida What:  Christmas Parade When:  Saturday, December 14, 2014 Time:  10 AM Where:  Downtown Brooksville, Florida   The 39th Annual Brooksville Christmas Parade sponsored by the Kiwanis is taking place this Saturday beginning from Hernando High and winding its way through Howell Avenue, Main Street, and Broad Streets before ending at Jefferson and Bell Avenues.  Come early to get a good viewing spot along the parade route!  This is always a great event that is enjoyed by everyone!  There will be vendors at the Hernando County Courthouse with a variety of goods and after the parade, why not stay a while and enjoy a meal at one of the many downtown eateries? The weather forecast is good with sunny skies so you may think about putting on som...
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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 for November 2013 provided by Silvia Dukes, REALTOR, Tropic Shores Realty, Spring Hill, Florida Hernando County homes sales took a small dip in October 2013  with about 10% fewer homes sold than in the previous month. Compared to October, average sales price remained relatively stable while median sales price declined by 9%, an indication that buyers concentrated on the lower price ranges in November. There are currently 19% fewer homes under contract than last month around this time. Inventory continues to slowly increase with an increase of just about 2% more homes for sale in Hernando County since last month. Only 24% of homes for sale in Hernando County are offered as short sales or foreclosure properties.  Average days on market increased by 12 da...
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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!)
Holiday Events in Hernando County, Florida Hernando County is in a festive mood and there are many events throughout the season for residents to enjoy!   Saturday, December 7, 2013: Weeki Wachee River Christmas Boat Parade Starts at 6:30 pm from Rogers Park, 7244 Shoal Line Blvd, Weeki Wachee.  Watch as dozens of decorated boats parade down the Weeki Wachee river.   Photo:  Violin by Daniel St Pierre, freedigitalphotos.com Hernando Beach Christmas Boat Parade This annual boat parade also begins at 6:30 pm from the Hernando Beach Yacht Club in Hernando Beach at 4163 Shoal Line Blvd.  Boats will travel up and down several of the canals in Hernando Beach and end at the public boat ramp.  The Yacht Club will serve hot dogs, chili, hamburgers and beverages.    Sunday, December 8, 2013 Hernan...
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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!)
Trillium Neighborhood in Brooksville, Florida   The Trillium Neighborhood or Trillium Village in Brooksville, Florida, started as a new community by Pulte Homes in 2005/2006.   Trillium is located near Anderson Snow Sports Park just off County Line Road and in close proximity to Spring Hill.  The Trillium community also is near to the Suncoast Parkway for quick access to Tampa and Clearwater beaches. Locally, many shopping opportunities, county parks and sports facilities, medical services, and other area amenities are all within just a few minutes away.  Trillium is a non-gated community that is not age restricted and offers amenities such as sidewalks, street lights and underground utilities.  Trillium also has a low Homeowner's Association fee of currently only $67 per month (subject...
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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!)
Fall Treat from the Kitchen - Sweet and Sour Pumpkin After Halloween, I decided I needed to do something with that pumpkin before it went bad.  When I was a child, my mother always canned pumpkin similar to pickles but with a nice sweet and sour flavor.  I knew I had that recipe somewhere and decided to make some.  It turned out quite good, I gave away a few jars and we had some with our Sunday roast.  By the way, I roasted the pumpkin seeds  for another tasty treet to snack on. Sweet and Sour Pumpkin Ingredients:  3-4 lbs Pumpkin (Butternut squash will work as well)  -  peeled, cleaned and cut in bite size pieces 4 cups vinegar and 6 cups water  - depending on how much pumpkin you have, you can increase or decrease the liquid as long as you maintain a 2:3 ratio 1 to 1/2 lbs sugar cinna...
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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!)
Historic Sites in Hernando County, Florida - Chinsegut Hill Manor House Chinsegut Hill Manor House in Brooksville, Florida is another one of the beautiful historic sites in Hernando County and truly a treasure of our area.  Listed on the National Historic Register in 2013, this historic structure is situated atop of a hill overlooking hundreds of acres of public and private lands.      The site was first settled in 1845, then sold in 1851 at which time the new owners began construction of the manor house.  At that time, the property was called Mount Airy, then renamed Snow Hill in 1873 until 1905 when yet another new owner gave the site its present name, Chinsegut Hill.     In 1932, over 2000 acres of land were donated to the United States Department of Agriculture for research and cons...
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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! Home in Brookridge Manufactured Home Community, Brooksville, FL by Realtor Silvia Dukes, PA of Tropic Shores Realty Earlier this Fall, my buyers came from North Caroline to Florida to look for their new home to enjoy their golden years!   Together, we found this three bedroom, two bath double-wide manufactured home in the manufactured home community of Brookridge in Brooksville, Florida and today they received the keys to their new home! Property Details: 2 Bedrooms, 2 baths, Carport Living Area under Heat/Air:  1269 square foot Total Area under Roof:  1929 square foot Lot Size:  .14 acres Year Built:  1998 SOLD Price:  $59,900 Financing:  FHA   The Brookridge community is a golf course community offering numerous amenities to its residents including clubhouse, library, swimm...
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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!)
Historic Sites in Hernando County Florida - Spring Lake Community Center Visitors driving along Spring Lake Highway in Brooksville, Florida, are often curious about the old stone building that stands in the center of the small Spring Lake community. Built during the Great Depression in 1938 as a Work Progress Administration (WPA) project, the building was intended to be a polling place and community center as well as a cafeteria for the nearby Spring Lake School which is no longer standing.  The building materials came from all local sources: a nearby rock quarry, lumber from the Withlacoochee State Forest and the labor of the Spring Lake population.         No longer in use as a school cafeteria, the building still serves as a community center for the Spring Lake community today.  Whet...
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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 | Home Sales for October 2013 provided by Silvia Dukes, REALTOR, Tropic Shores Realty, Spring Hill, Florida   October 2013 turned out to be a good month for home sales in Hernando County.   Compared to September, home sales increased, average and median sales prices increased and average days on market decreased.  Inventory is on the increase after a summer with low inventory.  This is good news for buyers who are finally getting more choices in homes for sale in Hernando County.   Traditionally, the Fall and Winter months are very active months for Hernando County home sales as the influx of "snowbirds" escaping the cold winter months up north is making a positive impact on the Hernando County real estate market.      Homes Currently on Market*:  1435...
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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!)
Video - Veterans Parade 2013 - Brooksville, Florida The annual Veterans Appreciation Parade took place Saturday in Brooksville, Florida.  Several of the local veterans' groups participated in the event as well as the ROTC groups of our local High Schools and the High School bands.  It was a sunny day and the spectators appreciated a nice parade honoring our veterans.  Happy Veteran's Day and to all our veterans, thank you for your service!     Video - Veterans Parade 2013 - Brooksville, Florida
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