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)
Homes for sale in Crystal Beach Florida during the month of February 2014 shows that there are currently 24 single family homes for sale. They range from extremely large waterfront pool homes to more modest bungalows built in the 1950's. It would be correct if you said there is indeed something for every budget here in beautiful Crystal Beach Florida. Crystal Beach Florida is located on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, just a little north of Clearwater. Unlike our larger neighbor, there are no traffic lights in quaint little Crystal Beach. There are also no mailboxes. You can drive your golf cart to the local post office, where residents get free post office boxes. Zoned for some of the best schools in Pinellas County and convenient to great beaches like Honeymoon Island State Park, Cr...
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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)
Orchid Trees are indeed in full bloom already here in lovely Crystal Beach Florida and while I have not been up to long walks with this cold that seems to go on forever, I did want to share the beauty of the place I live with my friends. There is something magical about an orchid tree in full bloom. They are so lovely and with the blue skies and sunshine, make one appreciate the spenders of life!
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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 was another beautiful January day here in Crystal Beach Florida. With temperatures at 70 degrees, blue skies and sunshine, it was indeed a perfect day for a late morning walk.  My phone has been ringing off the hook for people looking for short term rentals here in our area but at this time of year, everything is booked through the end of March. Other than hotels, there is little chance for finding a condo or single family home on short term rental during the middle of the winter. Our Northern neighbors want to escape from the ice and cold and most people plan long in advance. Crystal Beach Florida is a popular destination for short term rentals and what is nice about that is people learn about how great this area is and many begin their relocation plans for immediate or future moves...
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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, blues and 60 degrees out with a high today of 69 .....burrr! That is our temperature today here in Crystal Beach Florida! I think that at this point in the winter everybody is looking forward to March and warmer temperatures! Ronnie was discussing boating today and I laughed at him saying 'No Way' until it gets much warmer! This kid is NOT going on that water at this time of year!
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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's January 2014 Market Report: There are currently 20 single family homes on the market here in Crystal Beach, on the shores of St Joseph's Sound and the Gulf of Mexico. They range from a 4 bedroom 4 bath waterfront home listed at $3 million all the way down in price to a 2 bedroom 1 bath for only 137k! With a wide range like that, you could indeed say that there is something for everyone here in Crystal Beach Florida! With some of the best schools in Pinellas County and both Honeymoon Island State Park and Caladesi Island State Park only minutes away, it is no wonder why people love calling Crystal Beach Florida home! For more information or to begin your home search, give me a call today!
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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's lovely shell pathway along the Gulf of Mexico is one of my favorite places for early morning walks here in the little town I live in. It is a relaxing way to begin each day. Although we live minutes from Clearwater and the thriving city of Tampa, here in Crystal Beach Florida you feel that you have stepped back in time since our way of life is just a little bit slower. Here we pride ourselves on taking time to smell the roses - and that wonderful salt air! Give me a call today for information on what is currently on the market here in Crystal Beach Florida and begin your home search!
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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 only days until Christmas and temperatures are back where they should be, in the mid-80's here in beautiful Crystal Beach Florida!  This is what I love about life down here in the Sunshine State. Crystal Beach Florida is far enough south in the state that we have tropical temperatures during the winter months. I cannot imagine ever spending the winter months anywhere else!
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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 21 homes for sale this month, December 2013. Three of the homes that were on the market last month are now under contract and a couple the had contracts are back on the market once again. Looking at the average price per square foot of those 21 homes that are currently on the market we come up with $229.60 per sq ft. The most expensive home currently on the market, which is right on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, has a price tag of $651.32 per sq ft. Sixteen homes have sold during the last six months here in quaint little Crystal Beach Florida. The average sold price per sq ft was $178.86 and the average list price for those homes was $186.77. While there is room to negotiate, things have indeed changed from what the market was a year ago! With no condos or 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)
This is the Snowy Egret that hangs out on our balcony. He has been hanging out most of the daylight hours for the last several weeks on our balcony. It is a blast, watching him watch us. We have been feeding him bits of bread and Ronnie broke down yesterday and pulled some shrimp out of the freezer to thaw so he could feed it to the Snowy Egret!  Talk about spoiling a bird, he only has to fly two blocks to be in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and enjoy all the fish and shrimp he catches but he seems to like it right here, on our balcony - or as the above photo shows, on the roof, looking down at us.
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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 so many flowers in bloom that live outside. Our REAL Winter does not arrive until February and it is short lived when compared to our northern neighbors. For that reason, all of our plants live outside. There are generally a couple of nights (sometimes as many as 5 or 6 nights) that we have to bring in certain plants or at least cover them and their roots due to a freeze, but that is so few days that it is not a bother. Living down here in Crystal Beach Florida makes you appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature and all of the wonderful flowering plants that we have at this time of year. While you are dealing with snow up north, we are enjoying the 'cooler' temperatures. It is going up to only 72 degrees today but was 78 yesterday. That is our typical December. If...
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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)
Christmas Caroling will be taking place in Crystal Beach Florida's Live Oak Park once again this year! Santa will also be on hand as the singing takes place.  Be sure to come to Crystal Beach's Live Oak Park on Thursday, December 19th at 6 pm. There will also be cookies and drinks available for all at the Crystal Beach Community Center.
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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's annual Golf Cart Parade is taking place tomorrow, December 15, 2013. The meeting place is Emily's Restaurant on Alt. 19 and Crystal Beach Avenue. The actual parade will begin at 7pm but everyone is asked to meet at the restaurant by 6:30pm. So decorate your golf cart with Holiday decorations, put on your Santa hat, decorate your pup if you are taking your furry friend along and come on out and participate in the parade! See you at Emily's Restaurant tomorrow for Crystal Beach Florida's annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade.
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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)
There is always something good for dinner in our house, such as this redfish! Living with a fisherman that loves to cook is a bit of heaven on earth! The fact that you can almost always go fishing and that the sun usually shines, really does make living in the Sunshine State the same as living in paradise. Ready to begin your relocation plans? Give me a call today! Not only retirees relocate to our beautiful state, many decide not to wait that long. 
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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 typical boating weather in December, with high's in the low 80s. This is one of the reasons I love living down here. You can go out on the boat almost year round, with February being the month that we generally get a couple of freezing nights. December in Crystal Beach Florida means going to the beach and the arrival of Santa and Mrs Klaus via boat down the intercoastal waterway!
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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)
Yes, you are indeed reading it correctly, it got up to 83 degrees here in Crystal Beach Florida today and it is already December 5th! THIS is why we live down here on Florida's Gulf Coast! We can grow many tropical plants that will die in northern Florida, including Plumeria and Litchi Nut trees and our orchid plants need to come in on average 2 or 3 nights each year (always in the month of February).  If Ronnie had not had a doctor's appointment today, he would have been out fishing! The sun was sparkling off the waters out in the Gulf of Mexico and it was a picture perfect day! If you are tired of the snow and cold, give me a call today to discuss your relocation plans to Crystal Beach Florida. Let's set up a home search for you here in our 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)
You know winter is coming when you can get fresh Plant City Florida strawberries in the local grocery store here in Crystal Beach! Yes, it is that time of year and a little early this time around. Normally we don't get our fresh strawberries until December and this year they are indeed a little early, but I am NOT complaining. Just one more reason life is good down here in Crystal Beach Florida! Give me a call today to discuss your relocation plans. Did I mention that it is 73 degrees right now at 3 pm a few days before Thanksgiving?
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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)
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and this is the time of year when temperatures drop somewhat. Down here in Crystal Beach Florida we are also experiencing cooler temperatures. Today's high is only going up to 72 degrees. When it is this cold, it is just too cold for me to go out on the boat. Ronnie will go out in any weather but I need warm water and if the air is this cold, you can be sure the water is a couple of degrees colder. The great thing about Crystal Beach Florida is that we still have fabulous views of the Gulf of Mexico from the shoreline and my morning walks are always a delight!
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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)
Imagine the views my clients will have once they close on their home which is two buildings away from the shore of the Gulf of Mexico here in Crystal Beach Florida. Sitting on their porch or in their living room, they will be able to view the waters of St Joseph's Sound and the Gulf of Mexico through the trees in Live Oak Park, which is right across the street from their new home. This is such a fantastic location! I know they are excited to be moving down to Crystal Beach Florida. We are having the home inspection in two days and my buyer is flying down for the inspection. They decided relatively quickly that they loved Crystal Beach and wanted to make it their home 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 beautiful Crystal Beach Florida home is under contract and closing before Christmas!  The third building from the shores of our fantastic Gulf of Mexico, there are unbelievable views of the shore and Live Oak Park from the living room windows. As if that wasn't enough, this home is situated on three lots with an enormous fenced in backyard. Since my clients have 4 children (three still living at home), this home will work out well for the entire family! And what could be better than a closing just days before the Christmas Holiday? The perfect gift for the entire family to enjoy!!! If you are considering relocating to Crystal Beach Florida or the adjoining area, give me a call today! I would love to discuss your plans and assist you in finding that perfect home.  
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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)
Before taking my granddaughter to school this morning, we opted for a November morning stroll down the fishing pier here in Crystal Beach Florida. The sun was just coming up and we had just finished breakfast. I take her to school each morning and we had plenty of time to spare so I suggested a stroll down the fishing pier. These are the advantages of living in a quiet, laid back little community directly on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico. Here in Crystal Beach Florida we live life at a slower, gentler pace and I love it that way!
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