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 - Sold through Mid-May 2013 There were only nine homes that sold here in little Crystal Beach Florida since January 1st of this year. These homes ranged in price from $799,000 for the home in Seaside Sanctuary down to $99,900 for a small one bedroom one bath bungalow on Broadus Street.  For information on what is currently on the market in Crystal Beach Florida, give me a call!
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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 -Price range of homes for sale - May 2013 There are only 26 homes for sale in little Crystal Beach Florida. We are surrounded by our 'big sister' Palm Harbor Florida, but here in quaint Crystal Beach there are no stores, traffic lights, condos or even motels. A few homes are rental properties but most of those are annual and not seasonal. The list of seasonal rentals is only a hand-full. So what are they selling for? Well, let's look at the price range. Needless to say, the most expensive have waterfront views but Crystal Beach is only 6 blocks wide at it's widest point, so walking to the seashore is never a problem.  Prices & Number of Homes Currently for Sale: over $1 million                   3 homes $800 - $999,999                  7 homes $500 - $799,999      ...
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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 May 2013 shows that there are 26 single family homes currently on the market. There are no condo complexes in all of Crystal Beach. At the highest price range we find a 5 bedroom 5 bath waterfront pool home that was built in 1989 and is listed at $1,450,000. This fantastic home offers breathtaking views of the sun setting over the Gulf of Mexico! When we look at the least expensive home on this short list, we find a 3 bedroom 2 bath built in 1957. This 1,278 sq ft home is located directly on Crystal Beach Avenue. For more information on any of the homes currently on the market here in beautiful little Crystal Beach Florida, 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)
No matter how you cook it, fresh fish rocks and here in Crystal Beach Florida, we have fresh fish for dinner all the time! That is just one of the advantages of living here in this adorable little community on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico. We are convenient to everything and have an abundance of fish at our door.  Minutes to Clearwater, St Petersburg and Tampa, Crystal Beach Florida is tucked away in a quiet little corner where fishing is a way of life! Ronnie catches the fish, cleans it, cooks it and all I have to do is clean the kitchen when he is finished. I am one lucky girl!  
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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)
Another successful fishing day out in the intercoastal waterways off Crystal Beach Florida! Who says you can't catch your fish on a daily basis? My Ronnie would be doing just that if he could find a buddy to go out with him on a daily basis. He loves fishing and catching dinner, like this redfish.  One thing he promised me years ago is that he would never go fishing alone. Too many things can happen out on the water, even in the intercoastal waterways. I like the idea that there are always two of them out together and the days that I can get out are few and far between. This is just another advantage of living here in Crystal Beach Florida, right on the Gulf coast. If you are ready to relocate to this beautiful section of the Sunshine State, give me a call today so we can discuss your p...
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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's waterfront is always inviting! What better way to enjoy Spring here on Florida's Suncoast than a nice liesurly walk along the seashore and some quiet time alone in Live Oak Park? The weather has been so beautiful that I just had to take advantage of it for at least a few minutes this morning between appointments and paperwork. This is just one of the advantages of living only two blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. I can escape to this little bit of paradise whenever I want to! If you are thinking of relocating to the Crystal Beach area of Florida, give me a call today. I would love to discuss your plans with you!  
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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 fisherman's paradise and the ladies love it as well! Who wouldn't love living on the Gulf Coast here in the Palm Harbor area, just north of Clearwater? Fishing is available almost every day of the entire year with our fantastic weather! So what do we catch and eat here? How about redfish, snook, grouper, cobia, trout, shark, red snapper and amberjack - just to name a few of the great fish in our waters! If you love fishing and the beaches, you need to check out the Crystal Beach Florida area! There are NO traffic lights in all of quaint little Crystal Beach and the farthest you can be from the Gulf of Mexico here is half a dozen blocks! The town is that small! Ride through town on your golf cart! Go fishing from the local pier or put a kayak in at the w...
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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)
How indeed does your garden grow? Down here in Crystal Beach Florida, mine is doing just fine. This morning I went out and picked some fresh basil, romaine lettuce, various colors bell peppers, a couple of red hot peppers and some of the multicolored pole beans. All of this is coming inside not only for cooking but also for general snacks! Nothing like fresh bell peppers to snack on while working on the computer! I love knowing that we have pesticide free products to enjoy in our daily diet. So how does your garden grow? Who else out there has started harvesting already from their garden?
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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)
Fishing and Florida Sunshine here in Crystal Beach just go together. Perhaps that is why Ronnie is out fishing as much as possible. When he took his boat in for service last week, the mechanic told him that our boat is out on the water in a six month period more than most people go out on the water in several years. We do love being out on the water and what better place than here in beautiful Pinellas County Florida? Our county is a peninsula, so you can fish on the Tampa Bay side or on the Gulf of Mexico side. Since we live just two blocks from the gulf, it makes sense that we choose the gulf side. There is always something biting and we always manage to have fresh fish for dinner several days a week. This is living life the Florida way! If you are ready for a change and interested 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)
Yes, you are reading that correctly, it is 78 degrees right now here in Crystal Beach Florida. The wind is at about 19 miles per hour and the sun is hid by low lying clouds right now but we have not had a drop of rain today. I know counties to our north are getting hammered with plenty of rain and frankly, my garden would appreciate a little rain since I have not watered in a couple of days. If you are ready to relocate to Florida's Suncoast here in the Palm Harbor or Tarpon Springs area, give me a call today. I would love to assist you with your 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)
Can you assist me in finding a home in Crystal Beach Florida? That was the question I heard on the phone this morning. Naturally, I said I could. The client had been using a Realtor that found homes that she thought they would like to see and showed them those homes. They wanted some control and were already preapproved and ready to purchase. I deal with clients exactly as I would want to be treated if I were the buyer. Once I find out what they are looking for (size, number of bedrooms, bathrooms, location and everything else on their 'must have' list), I set up a search in the MLS. If they have already narrowed it down to specific areas, which I encourage, I also narrow the search further by setting an additonal map search. This filters out everything that is not in their specific loc...
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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)
Fishing weather is back once again here in Crystal Beach Florida. For the last week, it has been too cold to go out in the boat. I am extremely pleased to say that fishing weather is back! That is what we love about living here on Florida's Suncoast, you never have more than a week at one time when you cannot go out fishing! Blue skies and sunshine, that is what living here in our little tropical paradise is all about! If you are ready to relocate to the Crystal Beach or Palm Harbor Florida area, give me a call so we can discuss your plans. I would love to assist you with 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)
Sunset over beautiful Crystal Beach Florida is always something worthy of a photo! I have taken so many photos of our magnificent sunsets and never get tired of sharing them. This is just one of the advantages of living only two blocks from the Gulf of Mexico. We enjoy these breathtaking scenes on a daily basis. To find out more about living here in Crystal Beach Florida, on the shores of the gulf, 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 grows enormous staghorns as you can see from this one that a neighbor down the block has in their yard. It is so large that it has a pedestal underneath to help support this mama of a staghorn. I guess it is a combination of our fantastic tropical temperatures and mild winters that make staghorns grow like this here in Crystal Beach Florida. This is just one small example of the fantastic plants that live down here on Florida's Suncoast. To find out more about life in Crystal Beach Florida and to begin your home search for that relocation destination on our fabulous Suncoast, 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)
Sunset over Crystal Beach Florida as the temperatures begin dropping down to 53 degrees tonight! Ronnie was out fishing today and it got up to 73 but now the sun is setting and the temperatures are rapidly dropping again. Still, we can be happy that we live down here on Florida's Suncoast where we never have to deal with snow or ice. Those are two things I cannot handle. If you are ready to make this tropical paradise your home, give me a call today so we can discuss your home search for the Crystal Beach and Palm Harbor Florida area!
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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 is indeed in the air here in Crystal Beach Florida. Everywhere you look, plants are blooming and it is difficult to decide which is more beautiful. Spring in Florida is always beautiful and it always comes a lot earlier than in other sections of the nation. Are you ready to relocate to the Crystal Beach Florida area? Give me a call today so we can begin your home search down here in our little corner of 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)
The orchid trees are indeed blooming right now here in beautiful Crystal Beach Florida. As we took a walk today, it was wonderful walking past the dozens of orchid trees all over Crystal Beach. This is why we live down here in our own little corner of tropical paradise. It is February and the orchid trees are full of gorgeous flowers! So many flowers of various varieties are in full bloom. When I think of our neighbors to the north still shoveling snow, I have to wonder why they are still up there. If you have had enough and want to relocate, give me a call. I would love to assist you for your search for a home down here in Crystal Beach or Palm Harbor 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)
Indeed, the sun is always shining over Crystal Beach Florida and this week has been a fantastic week! Ronnie was out fishing three times this week and the temperatures have been back up in the mid-80's again. That is exactly what I have come to expect at this time of year down here in Crystal Beach Florida. This is why we live here. We do not enjoy snow and cold weather and love the ability to be outside year-round! Ready to relocate? Give me a call today so we can begin your home search for the Crystal Beach and Palm Harbor Florida area of Florida's Suncoast!
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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)
Fishing weather is indeed back here in Crystal Beach and I had to share. The last two days were cold! It was 41 degrees here early this morning and 44 yesterday morning! Thank heaven, the temps will be back in the high 70's tomorrow and low 80's on Wednesday.  Ronnie is already planning on several days back-to-back of fishing! I am always pleased when he can get out and fish since he otherwise gets cabin fever! While I will have to take my walks solo, it means more fishing blog posts and fresh fish for dinner. Would you believe I offered a fishing trip to a client who said he had no time since when he is off work, he is either baby-sitting or working on one of the rental homes I have sold him. I was surprised.........he even said he is going to have to change that to get some 'me' time....
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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, it is raining down here in the sunshine state today, it started last night. That is fine since my garden is loving it. I never took out my pepper plants and they are full of buds again. My cukes, cantaloupes, squash, zucchini, lettuce and pole beans are coming up and are already a few inches tall. My eggplant is full of buds and the radishes are ready to eat. I also planted some Russian garlic but won't do that again since it takes so long for garlic to grow and it doesn't like our heat. But the green tops are wonderful in salads while it is growing!!! Naturally, I also have almost two dozen pineapple plants growing and then there is the litchi nut tree..... So with that information, you know that I appreciate the rains and so do my plants. As for my tomato plants, they are on a sm...
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