Crystal 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)
Crystal Beach Florida's 7th annual Chili Cook-Off will be taking place in Live Oak Park on the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 12 noon - 4 pm. This is one event the entire community loves. It is a chance to taste some unusual forms of chili, such as venison chili! There will be prizes, raffles, food, beer & wine and even a bounce house. Naturally, no chili cook-off could be complete without live music!  Be sure to stop by the Crystal Beach Florida Chili Cook-Off on November 2nd in Live Oak Park. There is always a great turnout and the proceeds go to the Crystal Beach Youth Center. See you there!
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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)
Crystal Beach Florida celebrates Oktoberfest 2014 at our Community Center on Crystal Beach Avenue October 25, 2014 from 7 - 9:30 pm. Dress up in your dirndl and lederhosen or simply come as you are and enjoy the German music, beer & pretzels. There will be dancing, great food and the opportunity to purchase Crystal Beach Florida's glasses and mugs. Nobody celebrates like the residents of Crystal Beach Florida, so come on over to the Community Center on October 25th and join in the festivities!
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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)
Crystal Beach Florida celebrates Halloween 2014 with the annual decorated cars and golf carts meeting in Live Oak Park to pass out candy to all of the trick or treaters. Decorate your car or golf cart, come in your wildest Halloween costume and bring plenty of treats to pass out to the kiddies! This is the safe way Crystal Beach Florida celebrates Halloween. The event will take place from 6 - 8 pm and there will be plenty of music and goodies for the kids to enjoy!  This is just one more reason why living in Crystal Beach Florida rocks! Give me a call today to being your home search here on Florida's Gulf Coast!
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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)
Three Rooker Island off the coast of Crystal Beach Florida, was our destination for a picnic lunch and an enjoyable couple of hours this past week. There is nothing like being able to take off for a few hours of rest and relaxation. Packing a picnic lunch and loading everything into the boat doesn't take long and then we are on our way out to Three Rooker. The map below is from Google Maps. Three Rooker Island was only a sandbar a few years back but the wind and waves decided to form another barrier island here, protecting Crystal Beach Florida from the Gulf of Mexico. This narrow but long barrier island is partially marked off for bird nesting but there is still plenty of room for humans to enjoy the white sandy beach and the green-blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico. This is just one mo...
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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)
Crystal Beach Florida homes for sale in the month of October 2014 There are currently 20 homes for sale in quaint little Crystal Beach Florida on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and they rank as follows: 5 homes are for sale priced $134,900 - $200,000 5 homes are for sale priced $200,000 - $300,000 3 homes are for sale priced $300,000 - $500,000 3 homes are for sale priced $500,000 - $800,000 the rest are over $800,000 Twenty one homes have sold during the last six months within little Crystal Beach Florida with an average sold price per square foot of $141.59. You could not build new for that price! Some of the homes needed updating and work, especially those in the lower price range, but that is to be expected. The median time on the market was 57 days. This indicates that the market...
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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)
Crystal Beach Florida Market Report - September 2014 There are currently 21 homes on the market in the quaint little village of Crystal Beach Florida. These homes range in price beginning at $129,900 for a 1 bedroom 1 bath cottage up to $2,900,000 for a waterfront 4 bedroom 3.5 bath 7,255 square foot home that offers fantastic views of the Gulf of Mexico. There have been 23 homes sold in Crystal Beach within the last 6 months with the median time on market 71 days and the the average sold price per square foot at $176.50. With prices going up, NOW is the time to purchase that home you always wanted in beautiful Crystal Beach Florida! Crystal Beach Florida offers A rated schools, no traffic lights within the village and you can even drive around within Crystal Beach on your golf cart! Gi...
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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)
Crystal Beach Florida Homes for Sale - July 2014 As the month of July comes to an end, we find that there are only 17 single family homes available in this quaint little seaside community of Crystal Beach Florida. While they range in price from a little bungalow at under $200,000 to a three story waterfront home with over 7,000 square feet listed at just under $3,000,000. There is indeed something available in every price range here in our breathtakingly beautiful village by the sea, Crystal Beach Florida.
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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)
Crystal Beach Florida homes for sale - June 2014 Crystal Beach Florida is an adorable little seaside community located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. With no traffic lights or businesses, this wonderful place allows you to commute within town on your golf cart. What better place to relocate to? With a rated schools and Honeymoon Island State Park minutes away, what are you waiting for? Crystal Beach Florida currently has 21 homes on the market, ranging from more modest homes to multi-million dollar homes. Looking at the last six months, the average time on the market has been less than three months! That is excellent news for the local economy. If you are interested in homes for sale here in Crystal Beach Florida, give me a call today so we can discuss your plans.
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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)
We do indeed have our share of sharks around here and today's photo is a bonnethead shark.  Ronnie caught this guy on a pin fish while we were out fishing today. We actually saw three good size tarpon swim within twenty feet of the boat! They were after mullet and today Ronnie did not bring his cast net, so no mullet for bait. We got out on the water around 7 am so that we could be back at the boat ramp by a little after one. That makes a great day on the water before the heat of the day sets in!
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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)
Crystal Beach Ibis are enjoying a hearty breakfast of bugs and worms as they walk around the yards here in Crystal Beach Florida. The Ibis is one of my favorite birds, with their long curved pink beaks and pint feet. We have so many lovely birds here in Florida and it is just one more thing I love about living down here.
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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 is the daddy snook, caught off Crystal Beach Florida yesterday! It was 38 inches, too long to keep IF it was in season, which it isn't, so it was a case of photograph and release.   Ronnie loves fishing and yesterday he caught two giant snook, one only two inches smaller than this beauty. That is just one of the advantages of living in the Crystal Beach and Palm Harbor Florida area. If you are ready to relocate to the Crystal Beach Florida or Palm Harbor Florida area, give me a call today to discuss your relocation plans and set up a search for a home.
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By Richard Blake, Rick Blake
(Blake Real Estate Inc.)
Crystal Beach homes for sale are scattered along quiet streets, hidden behind mature greenery, or positioned snuggly against beautiful waters or lush preserves. It’s no wonder why so many people find themselves falling in love with available Crystal Beach homes for sale. The old Florida ambiance complimented by warm salt breezes provides an ease and relaxation that is unsurpassed. Did you know that Crystal Beach has its own community post office? That’s right, Crystal Beach has a charming small town feel and the quaint post office is just a small portion of that. After a short drive to the post office, get in your golf cart and mosey on up to the Crystal Beach pier and park. Keep an eye out for Crystal Beach homes for sale along one of the nearby streets while you are there; it’s an id...
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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)
Three Rooker Sandbar off the coast of Crystal Beach Florida is a beautiful sandbar north of Honeymoon Island State Park. This was our destination yesterday and the weather was perfect! On weekends, this sandbar and the water off shore is full of visitors, boats, canoes and paddleboards. For this reason, we always go during the week, when there are only a couple of fishing boats in the area. Much of this natural sandbar is marked off as designated bird nesting area and trespassing is not allowed, however, the beach area is perfect for bathing and bringing a lawn chair to enjoy the view and the constant breeze. Easily accessible with a canoe or boat from Crystal Beach Florida and the surrounding area, both Three Rooker Sandbar and Honeymoon Island State Parks are fantastic destinations to...
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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)
Snook Season ends May 1, 2014 and opens again September 1, 2014. The good news is that although snook season is ending here on the Gulf Coast on May 1st of this year, it is reopening in a few months! Snook is a beautiful fish that loves warm waters. With the unusually cold winter we had this year, the snook have stayed up in streams where it is warmer. It illegal to catch them in a net, it must be on a fishing line with a hook. There are also size limits and one per day per person. With the water as cold as it has been (it is around 73 in the water right now) the chances of catching one these last few days that snook season is open are pretty slim. Be sure that we will be back out there in September, trying to catch what is my favorite fish, snook. The beautiful white meat is unique in ...
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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)
Crystal Beach Florida - Homes for Sale - April 2014 The quaint village of Crystal Beach Florida currently has 16 single family homes on the market. This lovely area, between Alternate 19 and the Gulf of Mexico, is a peaceful corner of northern Pinellas County where life seems to be just a little bit slower. Convenient to Tampa, Clearwater and St Petersburg, Crystal Beach has no traffic lights or businesses within the village itself. Groceries, medical facilities, top rated schools and so much more is within walking distance yet far enough away that you can enjoy the sounds of the sea birds and the squirrels. It is here that these 16 single family homes are available in the following price ranges: 4  homes are over $1 Million 4  homes are between $500,000 and $1 Million 4  homes are betw...
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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)
Spring means the Gulf of Mexico waters and Clearwater's intercoastal waterway off Crystal Beach Florida are warming up again! I love this time of year because we can go swimming once again and our favorite fish are making their way back down from the creeks to the open water. What better way to spend a day then fishing and taking time to land on one of the many little islands that separate the Clearwater intercoastal waterway from the Gulf of Mexico for a dip in the refreshing clear waters? To top it off, snook are coming back into the open waters now that they the water temperature is nearing 70 degrees once again. It is snook season through the end of April and I cannot wait for us to land one of these beauties and bring it home for dinner! Crystal Beach Florida is a fantastic place t...
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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)
Crystal Beach Florida has weather up toward 80 degrees for the next couple of days and that means that it is time to catch some fish once again! This winter has been too long and too cold for my blood. Granted, we did not see snow or freezing temperatures but it was in the high 30's a couple of days this winter and in the 40's more often than is normal.  Today and tomorrow will be boating days! Time to catch some fish once again, off the shore of Crystal Beach Florida, out near Honeymoon Island State Park - but off shore. By the way, that is a snook in the photo and they are IN SEASON right now!
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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)
It is time for the appraisal on a home my clients are purchasing so it is also time to prepare the package for the appraiser. Since my daughter, Corinna, is new to the business, I asked her to prepare the package and email it to me for review. She needs to learn how to do these and practice makes perfect. I reviewed it and tweeked it by adding a couple of pages that showed 'sold price per square foot' to the list along with averages of sold price per square foot. With this list, the LOWEST average came out to more than what we offered for the house. There should be no problems with the appraisal. It is always good to have a package to pass on to the appraiser and they are generally appreciative for the input.
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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)
Ronnie is out fishing today, just off the coast of Crystal Beach Florida, a place where you can go fishing year round! That is why we love living down here. The temperature will be around 78 for a high and there is a little sea fog right now but it should burn off in an hour. Hopefully there will be fresh fish for dinner tonight - perhaps a red fish as in this photo. Crystal Beach Florida is right on the shore of St Joseph's Sound, which leads out into the Gulf of Mexico with all of the abundant varieties of fish that are there! This is a wonderful place to live with great schools and numerous local parks. Tired of those snow filled winters? Give me a call today to begin your relocation plans!
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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)
Sunshine, blue skies and 80 degrees right now here in Crystal Beach Florida during the month of February! It is supposed to reach 83 today and Ronnie is planning on taking the boat out on Friday. That is what is so great about living here in Crystal Beach Florida, you can go fishing and enjoy all of your favorite water sports year round. I have lived in colder climates but do not plan on ever living anyplace but right here! Ready to relocate? Give me a call today!
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