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!)
Spring Hill Art League Holds Artist Reception at Rising Sun Cafe, Brooksville, Florida The Spring Hill Art League along with Rising Sun Cafe will hold an artist reception for two local artists,   Sharon Bray and Frances Childs,     on Wednesday, March 28th from 5-7 pm.   The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.               The Rising Sun Cafe is a quaint eatery downtown Brooksville, Florida, located just a few steps away from the historic Hernando County Courthouse.     The Rising Sun Cafe has long been a supporter of local arts with the works of many local artists gracing the walls and display areas.     If culinary arts are more of interest to you than fine arts, the Rising Sun Cafe can accommodate you with scrumptious selections of sandwiches, soups...
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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!)
Cavallo Equestrian Arts Troupe Performing in Brooksville, Florida Although it's a new event that the people in Hernando County, Brooksville, and Spring Hill, Florida have the opportunity to see this weekend, horse riding and acrobatics have a long tradition and maybe could almost be considered "old fashioned" entertainment.  Cavallo Equestrian Arts Troupe has taken equestrian artistry to a new level.  The troupe is performing this weekend at the Hernando County Fairgrounds located on US 41 just South of Brooksville.  The program performed is Ma'Ceo, a "gypsy festival" that includes equestrian acrobatics, as well as classic dressage and bareback riding in a fast-paced and artistic performance. Tickets range from $17 to $45 depending on seating.  Show time is from 1-5 PM Sunday. ---------...
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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!)
Where to Go and What to do in Hernando County, Florida:  Art in the Park, Brooksville, Florida The Hernando County Fine Arts Council presents the 28th Annual Art in the Park event this weekend, March 10th through March 11th.   Gates open at 10 AM and close at 5 PM on Saturday and 4 PM on Sunday. Art in the Park is a popular event that includes juried fine art, arts and crafts, and student exhibits.  This year, a poetry contest is added.  Food vendors are available and there will be entertainment throughout the two days of the event. The festival takes places at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane, in Brooksville, Florida.  Tom Varn Park provides a beautiful setting with artist and vendor tents arranged around a pond under beautiful shade trees.          For more information about Hernando Cou...
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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!)
If you like music, the WILL McLEAN MUSIC FESTIVAL may just be the event for you to be at this weekend! Already in it's 23rd year, the Will McLean Music Festival takes place from March 9, 2012 to March 11, 2012.  Opening times are Noon to 11 PM on Friday, March 9th, Saturday and Sunday, doors will open earlier at 10 AM and close at 11 PM on Saturday and 6 PM on Sunday. This music festival will be "music to your ears" with acoustical music and entertainment by various Florida songwriters and singers.  There will also be a storyteller, arts & crafts, games, workshops, and children activities. Full admission for all days is $35 at the gate.  Daily admission is $15 on Friday and Sunday and $18 on Saturday.  The Will McLean Music Festival is taking place at Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road,...
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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!)
Homes Pending and Under Contract are Up in Hernando County, Florida - Hernando County Home Sale Market Report for January 2012 After a great finish in number of closed transactions in December 2011, Hernando County saw a decrease  in closed homes for the month of January 2012.   Homes Pending and Under Contract, however, went UP in January by 25%!   It is obvious, that home buyers have gone shopping after the holidays! As a result, inventory of homes for sale in Hernando County has decreased again this month.   Sales price range normalized from an unusual December range that included one special high end sale.  Subsequently, median and average sales prices decreased accordingly.  Hernando County Home Sales January 2012: Homes on Market:  1576 Sold January 2012:  154 Range:  $9,000 - $26...
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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!)
OPA! Greek Festival in Hernando County this Weekend! Can you say "Gyros", "Spanakopita", or "Baklava"?  Have you always wanted to dance the Syrtaki, also known as dance of Zorba? If you love Greek food, Greek culture, Greek music, and Greek dancing, the Greek Festival that is taking place this Friday, February 10th and Saturday, February 11th, 2012 in Hernando County, Florida, will be the place for you to be! Organized by Christ the Savior Greek Orthodox Church, the Greek Festival will kick off on Friday at 11 AM at the Auditorium of the Hernando County Fairgrounds on US 41 in Brooksville, Florida.  Gates open each day at 11 AM and close at 8 PM.  There will be live music and entertainment and local Greek restaurants  are participating to showcase their specialties of Greek cuisine.  Do...
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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 Republican Party Opens New Headquarters The Hernando County Republican Party opened their new headquarters today with a Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting ceremony.  Congressman Richard Nugent cut the red ribbon while others looked on. The new headquarters is located at 19227 Cortez Blvd (bypass), Brooksville, Florida.    Hernando County Republican Party Opens New Headquarters
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By Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
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High Point 55+ Golf Course Community in Brooksville, Florida - Homes for Sale and Market Review   The High Point 55+ golf course community in Brooksville, Florida is a deed-restricted manufactured home community located in Hernando County, Florida. High Point is a popular community with full-time residents as well as winter and vacation home owners.  Many homes are situated along the meandering golf course and home prices are very affordable.  The homeowners association dues are also low.  Amenities in the High Point community include the golf course as well as a community club house, swimming pool, horseshoe and bocce courts, tennis courts, and shuffleboard.  Residents of High Point can also enjoy a multitude of social clubs and activities such as dancing, arts and crafts, exercise, 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!)
Civil War Reenactment - Brooksville Raid Coming to Brooksville, Florida January 21st and 22nd, 2012 This weekend, the 32nd Annual Civil War Reenactment of the Brooksville Raid will take place at the Sandhill Scout Reservation located on US 50, Cortez Blvd, in Brooksville, Florida. This annual event is sponsored by the Hernando Historical Museum and the North Pinellas County Scout Sertoma Club.  The Brooksville Raid is the largest Civil War battle re-enactment in Florida with more than 1500 re-enactors.   Participating reenactors come from all across the United States bringing horses, cannons, and equipment, and often the entire family will be playing a part.  As a spectator, there is a lot to see and do at an reenactment.  There are the soldier camps, complete with tents, guns, camp fi...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
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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 High Point 55 Plus Golf Course Community in Brooksville, Florida Just in time to be home for the holidays!  This home is no longer for sale!  The week ended with a successful closing on this Golf Course Home in the High Point 55 Plus Community in Brooksville Florida.    This comfortable High Point home sold for $55,000 cash.  The home is located on a beautifully landscaped lot backing up to the fairway of the High Point golf course.  It has two bedrooms, two baths with 1056 sf of living area. This High Point golf course home features a huge enclosed Florida room that wraps around two sides of the home affording nice views of the golf course.   The home also features an inground spa and a golf cart garage.    The High Point Golf Course community in Brooksville, Florid...
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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!)
December's Season of Celebrations and Sharing:  37th Annual Brooksville Christmas Parade Unquestionably, one of the most cherished holiday events in Hernando County is the annual Brooksville Christmas Parade! This year, the Christmas parade will take place on Saturday, December 10, 2011. This is a popular event for the whole family so come early to get a good viewing spot along the route!   Don't forget your camera to capture some great photos of marching bands, floats, clowns, horses, and of course Santa!  The parade begins at 10 am downtown Brooksville at Oakwood Drive near Hernando High, proceeding down Howell Avenue to Main Street and continuing North on Broad Street.   The Brooksville Christmas Parade is presented by the Kiwanis Club of Brooksville with many local clubs and organiz...
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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!)
December's Season of Celebrations and Sharing:  Christmas on Main Street in Brooksville, Florida Come to Brooksville, Florida, on December 8, 2011 from 5 - 8 pm to celebrate Christmas on Main Street! Christmas on Main Street will take place downtown old Brooksville in Hernando County.  Take a stroll down Main Street and enjoy what the various street vendors have to offer.  There will be balloon art, holiday items, and face painting for kids big and small!  Stop into one of the many local merchants who will be open for extended hours and enjoy a special holiday treat at each stop.  Of course, there will be a visit from Santa Claus!  The main event will be the tree lighting ceremony at the old Hernando County courthouse that is preceeded by live entertainment and performances by numerous ...
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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!)
2011 Veterans Appreciation Parade in Brooksville, Florida Although Veterans Day officially is today, the annual Veterans Parade in Brooksville, Florida is always taking place on a Saturday.  This year, this patriotic event to honor our Veterans will take place Saturday, November 12th, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will start behind Brooksville City Hall at 201 Howell Avenue in downtown Brooksville and wind through the streets of the city. Bring the family and wave your flags in support of the men and women who have and still are serving for this great country. Veterans - thank you for your service! 2011 Veterans Appreciation Parade in Brooksville, Florida      
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Visit a Real Haunted House-The May Stringer House in Brooksville-FL   Called one of the most haunted sites in Florida, the May Stringer House in Brooksville, Florida has a Halloween Fest on Oct 28 & 29, 2011 - 7pm-11pm. To make plans to attend the Haunted House, call 352-799-0129 or go to their website for more information: May Stringer House  The 160 acre site was deeded in 1843 to Richard Wiggins as part of the Armed Occupation Act. John May bought the property in 1855 and donated 15 acres to the county to be used as the county seat. The 12 room, 4 story home was built in 1856 as a  a two story, four room home,  and was remodeled in the early 1900’s to its present Queen Ann, 7 gable style.The May family lived in the home for several years, John May died in 1858 and his wife remarrie...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Wooden You Love These Toys? Cruising through the Brooksville Farmers Market a couple of weeks back, we met Mr. Warren Jensen (on the right) of Spring Hill, Florida - AKA “Greatpop.”  Mr. Jensen makes and sells these wonderful wooden car, trains, and planes.  I have always loved wooden toys (especially trains) so I had to take pictures and get his information so I could share his creations with you.     If you would like to see Greatpop’s wonderful wooden toys; you can usually find him at the flea market in downtown Brooksville-Florida -in front of the courthouse on Main Street. His email is wjensen14@tampabay.rr.com.  Mr. Jensen doesn’t have a Facebook page or a website. And, look at those great prices! When I asked him why he made all these; he told me with a chuckle that it keeps hi...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Ride the Halloween Trains at Crews Lake Wilderness Park in Brooksville-Florida This event occurred in 2011. The whole family can enjoy Central Pasco & Gulf Railroad Happy Halloween Train Rides. 7pm-10pm. Adults are $5, kids $3, and under 2 are free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. You can go to their website for more info.Click the logo.                                          Map of Crews Lake Wilderness Park         Posts you may have missedHomes for Sale in Gulf Trace in Holiday-Florida and a beautiful wood storkSea Forest Beach Club Luxury Townhome for Sale in New Port Richey-FLThe Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly - Nature in FloridaSilver Sneakers Programs for Seniors in New Port Richey-FLBikeFest 2011 in New Port Richey-FL is Oct 7-9th3730 Beechwood Dr-Holiday-Florida ...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
PURCHASE AND REHAB YOUR HOME IN BROOKSVILLE FLORIDA WITH THE FHA 203(K) LOAN - Most home buyers are turned off at the sight or even thought of buying a fixer-upper; a foreclosure or an older home today. However, educated and informed home buyers are utilizing the FHA 203(k) loan to buy their new home and fix it up with no additional out-of-pocket expense. The FHA 203(k) loan is a tool that savvy home buyers, successful contractors, Realtors and mortgage originators have been using since 1978. An FHA 203(k) loan is very similar to the traditional FHA loan. The only real difference is that with the FHA 203(k) loan, the home buyer is adding money to their mortgage balance to finance-in any repair/improvement cost. Whereas the traditional FHA loan requires that certain repairs be done befor...
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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!)
History and Artifacts of Hernando County, Florida - The Hope Hill Site Last weekend, my husband and I attended an event by the Hernando Preservation Society, also known as Hernando Past at City Hall in Brooksville.  The Hernando Preservation Society had a number of exhibits on display from photos of historic buildings in Hernando County, Indian artifacts that were found in several locations throughout the area, historical area cemeteries, and much more. One of the exhibits showed numerous artifacts discovered at a site off Hope Hill Road.  Originally, discovered accidentally, an organized archeological dig found evidence of the home site of one of Hernando County's earliest settlers  that eventually had burned to the ground.  The photo on the right shows pieces of a cast iron stove and ...
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By Jeanne M. Gavish, Keller Williams Realty Elite Partners - CIPS,GRI,S
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Why Are Banks Demolishing Foreclosed Homes?  I have had this topic brought to my attention by a couple people who know that I am a blogger, wondering what I thought of this phenomena.  I can only relate to it from a personal perspective. In Florida, even with an "As Is" short sale transaction, the seller is bound by Florida Law to disclose any known facts that are not readily observable that materially affect the value of a property. Lenders do not have this obligation.  They claim they have no knowledge.  This makes no sense to me, since any insurance claim results in a check made out to the owner and the lender.  So how can they not know? Nevertheless, the lenders make a disclaimer that they have "no knowledge" of any defects and make no warranties to the condition of the home.  In Fl...
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