Clearwater Beach, FL Real Estate News

By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Today was another beautiful day on Clearwater Beach Florida. I was showing condos on Clearwater Beach's Island Estates and could not resist taking a photo or two since it is such beautiful weather. We are indeed lucky to be living in such a wonderful place! These condos are beautiful and will be in another post. Remember, if you are thinking of relocating or looking for a winter condo here in Clearwater Beach Florida, give me a call! I live in the area and grew up locally, so I can really assist you with your search here in Clearwater Beach Florida!      
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By Steve Eckhardt, Tampa, St Pete, and Sarasota Luxury Broker
(Cornerstone Properties International)
The median sales price for homes in Clearwater Beach FL for Jul 10 to Sep 10 was $710,500. Sales prices have appreciated 1.5% over the last 5 years in Clearwater Beach. The average listing price for Clearwater Beach homes for sale was $583,286 for the week ending Oct 20, which represents a decline of 0.8%, or $4,702, compared to the prior week and a decline of 1.6%, or $9,584, compared to the week ending Sep 29. Average price per square foot for Clearwater Beach FL was $170.
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Sunset on Clearwater Beach is always a beautiful time of day to have your camera along to snap a few shots! I love this time of day! The fishing boats are back in the harbor, the evening is turning a little cooler as the sun sets and people are out enjoying the evening!    
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Enjoying Fall weather Florida style means not having to run the air conditioning all the time! The windows are open in the house as well as the car and you can actually walk around outside and not die of heat stroke! Yes, the Fall weather has arrived and I am loving it!!! And what better place to spend as much time as possible than right on the water! With the Gulf of Mexico at our doorstep, life down here in Clearwater Beach Florida is truly wonderful!!!!      
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Clearwater Beach Florida is such a great place! Whether looking for a wonderful waterfront restaurant, going swimming, shopping, clubing or just out for an afternoon stroll, Clearwater Beach seems to be everybody's favorite destination and there is little doubt why - it is truly beautiful! And if shopping is not your thing, Clearwater Beach Florida has the whitest powder sand that you could ever imagine! Combine that with the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and you have a great spot to visit or stay for a longer period and purchase a condo or home. Give me a call today for more information on this beautiful tropical Paradise!        
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Yesterday my two favorite clients decided to treat me to an early birthday dinner, We had dinner at Shepard's on Clearwater Beach Florida, which is a wonderful resort that always has a great buffet! We sat outside and watched the sun slowly sink over the Gulf of Mexico while we had our dinner. Naturally I took a few photos, such as this one of what I had for dinner. I had shrimp, grouper, wasabi with California rolls, asparagus, maple sweet potato, smoked salmon, just about a TON of fresh shaved ginger and for desert a few slices of fresh pineapple! We were there for a couple of hours, enjoying the food and the view! So as you can see, I have already started celebrating my birthday!!!! And it was a wonderful beginning! Clearwater Beach Florida - our own tropical Paradise!        
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
This photo was taken as I was leaving Clearwater Beach after a long day with clients. As the sun was going down I had to stop to take a couple more photos. What could possibly be more beautiful than the Florida sun setting behind the palm trees. While the rest of the nation is experiencing Fall we are still having summer weather down here in the Sunshine State!!    
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
This was so adorable that I had to share it with my colleagues here in ActiveRain. Ron pulled this out of a box full of photos this weekend and I immediately scanned it into my computer! It was taken on Clearwater Beach around 1951 and that little blond haired kid holding the pole that is hooked to a giant Grouper is little Ronnie! Ron's folks moved to Florida when he was only a couple of month's old and his father and uncle owned charter fishing boats on Clearwater Beach. Ron grew up on those boats and as he got into elementary and middle school, helped by cleaning those boats. In this photo is his grandfather and grandfather's brother. Those were times when you could catch those big Grouper closer to shore. Those were also times when Clearwater was a lot less populated than it is toda...
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By Tom & Lisa Slaughter
(Century 21 Coast to Coast, Clearwater Beach, FL)
Ultimar Condos on Sand Key, Clearwater Beach, Florida Sand Key, located on the Gulf of Mexico immediately south of Clearwater Beach, is an upscale mile and a half of waterfront condos, some beachfront and some on the Intracoastal. Sand Key has one small neighborhood of waterfront houses, The Moorings. Ultimar is arguably the finest condo complex in our favorite Florida beach community. Ultimar was built on Sand Key in the early 90's by US Steel with distinctive, contemporary architecture with fine details and lush landscaping. and consists of three meticulously maintained high-rise buildings directly on the beach by the Gulf of Mexico. All Ultimar condos have water views of the Gulf of Mexico, Intracoastal Waterway, or both. View Ultimar Condos, Sand Key - Clearwater Beach in a larger ...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
BP Oil Effects on Clearwater Beach Florida: Part 2 of 3 I receive numerous email inquiries about the effects that BP oil has on Clearwater Beach, Florida. Some visitors ask me if they should bother coming to Clearwater Beach for their planned vacation. As of Sunday August 15, 2010 there are no visible tar balls on the shores of Clearwater Beach Florida near Pier 60. Fortunately so far Clearwater Beach Florida is unscathed as of Sunday August 15, 2010.   Here is Part 2 of a three-part video series:   See you at the beach :)   ~ Lana
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
BP Oil Effects on Clearwater Beach Florida: Part 1 of 3 I receive numerous email inquiries about the effects that BP oil has on Clearwater Beach, Florida. Some visitors ask me if they should bother coming to Clearwater Beach for their planned vacation. As of Sunday August 15, 2010 there are no visible tar balls on the shores of Clearwater Beach Florida near Pier 60 so if you planned to come to Clearwater Beach, Florida for vacation or thinking about going on vacation to Florida in the near future Clearwater Beach Florida is unscathed as of Sunday August 15, 2010:
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Clearwater Point Condos are located south of the Sand Key Bridge on Clearwater Beach Florida! This is a wonderful group of condos with a private beach and three swimming pools for the residents to enjoy! Many of the buildings are only 3 floors high and line the beach and waterfront while there are a few that are higher buildings (in the middle and to the left of the photo). Currently there are 17 condos for sale in this community ranging from a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo that has 1310 sq ft and is selling for $249,000 up to a 2/2 also with 1310 sq ft selling for $359,000. What is the difference??? Upgrades and location. Some have beach front views while others have limited water views. Come see this wonderful community in Clearwater Beach Florida for yourself!!! If is a great place to work...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Pictures of Clearwater Beach Florida Area Once in awhile you will see me walk along the new Clearwater Beach Walk. I take pictures along the way because it is so beautiful there.   Palm trees are everywhere. This view is of the front area of the Hilton Hotel along Clearwater Beach:     Near the round-a-bout which usually confuses some people because they are unaccustomed to this traffic pattern in the states:       Path heading towards Pier 60:       Getting closer:     Closer:         and closer:     It was refreshing and uplifting to see these birds in flight.   A hui hou *until next time*   ~ Lana Robbins  
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
BP Oil Spill and Clearwater Beach Florida   On April 30, 2010 Governor Charlie Crist issued a declaration of a State of Emergency in the Panhandle coastal counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, and Gulf due to the BP Oil Deepwater Horizon Incident which can be seen here: http://www.flgov.com/pdfs/10-99-horizon.pdf   On May 3, 2010 Governor Crist added more counties which now include Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Dixie, Levi, Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. This can be seen here: http://flgov.com/pdfs/10-100-eo.pdf   On June 5, 2010 I swam and walked along Clearwater Beach, Florida and posted a video of Clearwater Beach here.   I returned on June 6, 2010 because Clearwater Beach has so much to offer. This is how Clearwate...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Aubrey, my adorable granddaughter, loves the shark tank at the Clearwater Marine Science Center Aquarium! I took her there this afternoon and we watched the dolphin show but it was the sharks that she was so attracted to. We had to return back there again so she could sit next to the nurse sharks and watch them! What could be more exciting for a little kid then seeing creatures of the sea up close and personal! She really enjoyed herself!\    
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Clearwater Marine Science Center on Island Estates in Clearwater Beach, Florida is indeed a great place to go for an educational afternoon! Whether you want to see dolphins, sharks, rays or a wonderful assortment of local fish, this is the place to visit! The Clearwater Marine Science Center is, as the sign says, a rescue, rehabilitation and release center unless the rescued sea inhabitants are too ill to make it in the wild again. Then they remain at the aquarium, which is the case of the four dolphins currently residing there full time! Check their website for hours of operation and times of the various shows! They also offer summer classes for the kids from kindergarten through high school! Clearwater Marine Aquarium on Clearwater Beach here in Florida!  
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
BP Oil Spill and Clearwater Beach Florida Tar balls have unfortunately arrived at the shores of Pensacola Beach Florida which is located at the northwest part of the State of Florida   Oystermen in Apalachicola Bay, Florida are racing to gather as many oysters as they can before the oil spreads to their area. What about Clearwater Florida? I have taken some videos in the last few days. This is one of them. Fortunately as of June 5, 2010 there are no visible signs of tar balls. Not yet anyway and today I swam for hours in Clearwater Beach. If you are considering visiting the area so far it has not been damaged yet. I will post more videos as the days and weeks progress.   If you are thinking about moving to Clearwater, Florida feel free to contact me via email.   A hui hou *until next ti...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Clearwater's fantastic Clearwater Point condos are indeed popular! And why not? They have their own private beach and wonderful views of the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico! Currently there are 17 condos located in Clearwater Point on the market, ranging in price from $359,000 for a 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo that is 1310 sq ft of living space down to a low of $265,000 for a condo of the same size. This waterfront complex offers 3 pools and a private beach! What a wonderful place to call home!!! To find out more about Clearwater Point condos here in beautiful Clearwater Beach Florida give me a call today at 727-512-0910!      
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By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
Sand Key  just south of Clearwater Beach, is known for its gorgeous beachfront park and spectacular high rise condos. The key to the popularity of the park is the jetty extending into the Gulf, creating ideal conditions for swimming and fishing. Sand Key Park, a county-owned, 95- acre park offers wide sandy beaches, nine boardwalks, a playground, showering facilities, restrooms, fishing, picnic areas, biking, jogging, roller blading trails. Year after year, it has been ranked in the Top 20 Beaches of the United States. Sand Key is actually a two-mile long isthmus. The majority of residences on Sand Key are high rise condos, yet there are some town homes and single family homes on the Intracoastal side. With all of its tall condominiums, Sand Key has an impressive gulf front, big city lo...
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By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
The Grande Condominiums For Sale - On Sand Key, Clearwater Beach Florida 1170 and 1180 Gulf Blvd. Sand Key, Clearwater Beach Florida The Grande Condos on beautiful Sand Key are located on the Gulf of Mexico and offer breathtaking views and state of the art amenities. Developed by JMC in 1997 and 1998, The Grande was an immediate success. Today it still sets the mark on Sand Key. The Grande is pet friendly and at the time of this article allows pets 30 lbs or less. However rules change so please check. Watermark    22 Floors with 117 Condominiums, Built 1998 Somerset      22 Floors with 120 Condominiums, Built 1997 Underbuilding and Exterior Covered and Uncovered Parking 24-Hour Manned Gatehouse Entry Courteous Concierge Services Two Story Entrance Gallery Enclosed Elevator Lobbies, with...
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