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 has the nicest shell path that winds along the waterfront and offers residents a great place to enjoy views of the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Many communities have all of their large homes directly on the waterfront and they opt to sell off areas like this shell path that has always offered residents a special place for morning walks. It is part of our park area here, from Live Oak Park down to the shell path, Crystal Beach Florida is an exceptional place to live. If you are ready to make the move to our little piece of paradise, give me a call today so we can 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)
There are currently 23 homes for sale here in Crystal Beach Florida during the month of September 2013. Crystal Beach is a beautiful little seaside community that lies on the shores of St Joseph's Sound, just north of Clearwater Beach. Here you will find a community that runs at a slower pace. People take time to smell the roses.....or should I say in this case, the sea! We are off the beaten path yet close to everything - great schools, medical facilities, great parks, fantastic beaches - what more could you ask for? As for those 23 homes currently on the market, they are priced as follows: 2 homes  - over 1 million dollars 6 homes  - $700,000 to $999,999 7 homes  - $500,000 to $699,999 2 homes  - $300,000 to $499,999 4 homes  - $200,000 to $299,999 2 homes  - $130,000 to $199,999 (Map...
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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)
Welcome to Crystal Beach Florida - Just North of Honeymoon Island State Park! This is where I live and play in the Florida sun!  As you watch the video you will see the Gulf of Mexico in the background at the end of some of the streets. Crystal Beach is a quiet little community with no traffic lights and no mailboxes! We have free post office boxes at our local post office where you can walk or drive your golf cart to pick up the mail! No rushing here. Life is too good to rush around! Walk along the seashore and enjoy watching the gulls dive for their breakfast or just spend the morning working in your garden.  Zoned for some of the best schools in Pinellas County and convenient to Clearwater and Tampa, Crystal Beach Florida is a fantastic place to live. For information about homes for ...
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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 Sutherland Bayou is indeed a gateway to the Gulf of Mexico for all of the homes with boats that are docked right on the bayou. Surrounded by water on three sides, Crystal Beach Florida is a fantastic place to live. Add to that first class schools, numerous public parks, some of the most beautiful beaches in the country and a tropical climate that makes your plants grow like weeds - who wouldn't want to live here? Having grown up just across Tampa Bay in South Tampa, I always wanted to live on this side of the bay with my feet almost in in the Gulf of Mexico! Today I can live that dream as my home is only two short blocks from the gulf! Let your dreams come true! Give me a call today to begin your home search here in Crystal Beach Florida and the surrounding areas...
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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)
Is this the Mating Game? These two Red-headed Woodpeckers seem to be doing some type of mating ritual on the side of the Pinellas Trail in Crystal Beach Florida.   While out for our morning walk here in Crystal Beach Florida, we spotted these two Red-headed Woodpeckers and I was glad that my iPhone was along so I could shoot this short video of what was taking place! You never know what you are going to see, so always have your camera ready when out and about!
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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 is located along the shore of the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico and here is the view from our popular fishing pier! This unique little hamlet has no mailboxes or traffic lights. Each resident has a free post office box at our local post office where residents meet and take time to talk to each other. You can use your golf cart on all roads here in Crystal Beach. It is a place where you see people out walking and with the connection to the Pinellas Trail, you can ride your bike or jog north to Tarpon Springs or south to Ozona, Dunedin, Clearwater and the towns in Pinellas County further south - all the way to St Pete Beach! Crystal Beach Florida is really a fantastic place to live! Give me a call today to begin your home search here in Crystal Beach or in a...
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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 - July 2013 Market Report Crystal Beach Florida is an adorable seaside town just west of Palm Harbor Florida. So small that we don't even have any traffic lights, the market reflects just how tiny little Crystal Beach really is. There were 16 homes sold here from January - July 2013 and there are currently 3 homes in 'pending' status, awaiting the closing table and transfer of keys. Of the homes sold this year: 4  were $600,000 - $999,999 1  was $400,000 - $599,999 6  were $200,000 - $399,999 5  were under $199,999 Convenient to the cities of Clearwater, St Petersburg and Tampa, Crystal Beach is a haven for those who just want peace and quiet when they get home at night. If you fall into that category and would like more information about Crystal Beach Florida, giv...
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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, that quaint little seaside town I live in, currently has 27 single family homes on the market. They range in price from a high of $3,000,000 for a 4 bedroom 4 bath waterfront pool home with 4606 sq ft of living space down to a little 2 bedroom 1 bath bungalow with just over 800 sq ft of living space for $137,000. 3  homes are currently on the market that are priced over $1 million 12 homes are priced $600,000 - $999,999 6  homes are priced $300,000 - $599,999 3  homes are priced $200,000 - $299,999 3  homes are priced under $199,999 For more information on any of these great Crystal Beach Florida properties, 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)
Yes, I am taking the first half of today and going boating with my Ronnie! We are heading out in a few and I won't be back until after lunch! The weather is picture perfect, so we decided to take advantage of it. Be sure that I will be taking photos and posting my updates later this afternoon! It is going to be a relaxing day in St Joseph's Sound off 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)
Honeymoon Island State Park in St Joseph's Sound off Crystal Beach Florida is beautiful the entire year. It was especially beautiful this past week when Ronnie and I were out in the boat and I had my iPhone along to take some photos. This is the north end of Honeymoon Island State Park, far from the parking area and an area that few people walk to since it is such a long walk. Most visitors get there by boat, which is how we got there. After fishing a couple of hours I was really hot, so I asked Ronnie if he would pull up close to the shoreline so I could get in. I did not want to swim to shore for two reasons. First, the current was strong and second, there were large sharks in the water. After swimming in a few feet of water for a while to cool off, we got back in the boat and continu...
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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)
Even a shark can be cute, especially when it is a baby shark! This little blacktip shark ended up on Ronnie's fishing line this week and before he let it go again, I had to have a photo. Naturally, larger sharks just have the line cut but this adorable little guy was brought on board and had the hook removed before he was returned to the waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
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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)
Indeed, any day on the water is a good day and we have plenty of good days down here in Crystal Beach Florida! Yesterday I took the day off and went out on the boat with Ronnie. Naturally, he caught dinner! I relaxed and spent a little time in the water off Honeymoon Island State Park when he brought the boat close to shore for us to cool off. Today Ronnie was back out fishing, only today his buddy Bob was with him. They caught several shark but let them go again. A few they simply cut the line since they were too large to attempt to get the hook back! Yes, any day spent on the water off Crystal Beach Florida is a good day!  
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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 2013 There are 28 homes currently on the market in our adorable seaside community of Crystal Beach Florida! As the price for homes increases, so does our local inventory! It is indeed wonderful to see the real estate market recovering once again! So what is currently available here in quaint little Crystal Beach Florida? Over $ 1 Million - 4 homes - all with views of St Joseph's Sound & the Gulf of Mexico $600,000 - $999,999 - 12 homes $350,000 - $599,999 -   5 homes $200,000 - $349,999 -  3 homes up to $199,999          -  4 homes under $100,000        - nothing Crystal Beach Florida has no traffic lights, no stores, no mailboxes! It is a quiet little town with free post office boxes at the local post office where people actually take time 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)
Beer battered grouper was my brunch today! I had that with roasted potatoes and a nice cheddar biscuit! Talk about spoiled, yes I am! Ronnie and I went out for an early morning walk around Crystal Beach and down to Wall Springs Park and when we got back home, he made beer battered grouper for brunch! What better way to kick off a lazy Saturday at home? Where did we get the grouper since he did not catch grouper yesterday? His buddy, Bob, brought over 5 pounds of grouper fillet two days ago since he had more than he could eat. Bob is coming over for grouper dinner on Sunday, so there was a method to his madness........why else give away grouper, unless: 1- it goes to a good friend and 2- that good friend loves to cook and invites you over for dinner :-)  
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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)
Sun, rain and going out fishing - it is indeed a typical summer day here in Crystal Beach Florida. The day started out with plenty of sunshine, so Ronnie went out fishing again with friends and planned on coming in during the early afternoon. That was a good idea since the rains were back by 3 pm. While he did catch a few snook, he had to release them since they are not in season. It is the thrill of the catch that keeps him going out and that is what is important. As for the afternoon of rain, the plants are loving it and I can't complain either since it cools everything off. Just a typical summer day here in 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)
Rain and more rain. It is indeed turning into a rainy week. My days start off with an early morning walk and generally it is at least sprinkling. While my hair does not appreciate all of this rain and humidity, the flowers are loving it and so are the vegetables. This morning I also put some new seeds into the garden, even though I know it is generally too late to sow. With all of these rains and this heat, I figured I might as well try. That is the beauty of summer in Florida, rain and everything growing as if it was a tropical jungle. I really love this time of year and the beautiful sunsets we always have.  
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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 is such a beautiful seaside community on Florida's Gulf Coast and there are currently 25 homes for sale here. These homes range in price from just over 100k to well over a million dollars. You could say that there is indeed something for each and every price range. As for 'pending sales', there are 4 homes in that category. Now let us look to what has sold so far for 2013: 11 homes have sold here in Crystal Beach during the first half of 2013 4 were over 500k 2 were over 200k 3 were over 100k 2 were over 80k I have to add that it is extremely unusual to find anything priced at under 100k here in Crystal Beach, even if it is just a 1 bedroom 1 bath bungalow. Somebody certainly got a great deal since this little community is so close to the Gulf of Mexico. Even the farthest ...
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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 is indeed a wonderful community for all ages. Located directly on the shores of St Joseph's Sound and the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico beyond, Crystal Beach is a small town. With no traffic lights, Crystal Beach residents can ride their golf cart to the local post office to pick up their mail. There are no mailboxes in tiny Crystal Beach! Here you have the feeling that you have stepped back in time, to the old Florida of the 1950's! Life is easy going with residents out for morning strolls along the seashore or on Pinellas Trail. Our little 'subdivisions' consist of perhaps a dozen homes and are not in the usual sense of the word a 'subdivision'. Crystal Beach is simply too tiny for that. The town runs about a mile and a half long, right along the shoreli...
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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 is a lovely little community that lies on the shore for the Gulf of Mexico, just west of Palm Harbor Florida and just south of Tarpon Springs. A quaint little community with no traffic lights, this is really a wonderful place to live the Florida lifestyle. Here in June 2013 we find that there are 27 single family homes currently available. At the high end we find a 5 bedroom, 5 bath waterfront home with breathtaking sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico. This 5487 sq ft pool home is listed at $1,450,000. For those who cannot afford million dollar homes, Crystal Beach has many other possibilities. Going to the opposite end of the price range, we find a 2 bedroom, 1 bath bungalow built back in the 50's that is listed at only $137,000. This 810 sq ft home is only two blo...
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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)
Redfish for lunch here in Crystal Beach Florida is indeed another example of the good life! Ronnie was out fishing yesterday and they came in with several redfish. Naturally, Ronnie cleans and cooks our fish. He prepared this batch in rice flour and spices and then fried it up in olive oil.  We had this with garbonzo beans, which I prepared in the pressure cooker and he finished up. Basically, all I have to do is eat and then clean the kitchen. It doesn't get much better than that! Life in Crystal Beach Florida is wonderful. Between my veggie garden and his fishing, we really don't need much from the grocery store.  
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