Safety Harbor, FL Real Estate News

By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Safety Harbor, FL -A Giant Dandelion In The Sky at Philippe Park   Take a deep breathe. Don’t you just want to pucker your lips and blow on this palm tree?         Better make it a big one!   Philippe Park in Safety Harbor, FL is one of my favorite places to go for a beauty fix. When you climb to the top of the Indian Mound you can see over the water for miles and miles. This tree sits at the top too; Safety Harbor, FL -A Giant Dandelion In The Sky at Philippe Park   Recent Posts Pasco County - School is Closed - What are going to do now? Ireland Nugent Fundraisers Home Sales in New Port Richey for May 2013 Florida Sparkles Under the Sun Internet Safety Tips for kids   Safety Harbor, FL -A Giant Dandelion In The Sky at Philippe Park    
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By Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor
(Rowlett Real Estate School)
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida has some beautiful old live oak trees and those that reside in Philippe Park on Tampa Bay are certainly no exception. While taking a long walk though the park recently, I took time to get a few photos of these magnificent trees. If only they could transmit all that they have witnessed through their long lives, think of the history we could learn! White people have only lived in this area since the Spaniards came. Before that, this area was an important settlement for Native Americans. Philippe Park's mound was an important lookout point over Tampa Bay. Ah, the history these trees could share................... If you are considering relocating to the Safety Harbor Florida area, give me a call today so we can discuss your plans and I can assist you in your search fo...
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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 why we do the stingray shuffle here in Florida when we go into the water (see photo).  Stingrays come into the shallow water to feed and bury themselves into the sand. If you step on one, they have a barb under their tail that they use for defense. That means a lot of pain and it is best to take a trip to the hospital to have it looked at. Quite often the barb breaks off in the wound and has to be surgically removed. Even if you are lucky and the barb doesn't break, the venom causes pain, swelling and often muscle cramping. It is always best to seek medical advice and have the wound looked at by a professional. I grew up in Florida and, other than my 17 years in Europe, have always lived here. I have never been injured by a stingray. When I am in the water, I do the stingray shu...
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida's Count Odet Philippe was the first non-Native American to call Safety Harbor his home. That home is today's Philippi Park. A native of Lyon France, Count Odet Philippe served as chief surgeon for Napoleon before leaving Europe and moving to the Caribbean. Philippe was in Haiti and some of the other islands before settling in Safety Harbor. His estate was on the land of the present day Philippe Park. The land was high due to the numerous mounds left by the Tocobaga Tribe that had lived in the area. As a matter of fact, it was the highest mound that saved Philippe and his family when the great hurricane of 1848 caused a tidal wave in Tampa Bay that destroyed his family home.  Philippi rebuilt his home and the citrus industry that he had started in the area. The grap...
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida's Philippe Park has wonderful trails for hiking. The trails meander through the live oak trees and along Old Tampa Bay. With over 160 acres, this grand park is registered on the National Register of Historic Landmarks due to the mounds that were built by the Native American tribe of the Tocobaga that lived in the area prior to the white man arriving.  Much of what was found during escavations can be viewed in the Safety Harbor Museum in downtown Safety Harbor. Today the park is a favorite location for hiking, jogging, picnics, kids birthday parties and as a boat launching site. Kayaks have easy access to Old Tampa Bay from the park as well and many of the local fishermen enjoy fishing from the shoreline here in Safety Harbor's beautiful Philippe Park. We are indeed...
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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)
Philippe Park in beautiful Safety Harbor Florida was our destination this morning for a nice long walk along the waters of Tampa Bay. Naturally, Ronnie wanted to check out the boat ramp area there and while he was doing that, I had to take a photo of this sign indicating that it is unlawful to feed or molest the alligators. When people feed alligators, they associate humans with food and thusly are no longer afraid of us. That is definitely not a positive thing! Stay tuned for more on beautiful Philippe Park in Safety Harbor Florida!
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
A Tree Within A Tree in Philippe Park, Safety Harbor, FL Philippe Park in Safety Harbor is such a great place to while away a few hours. We always find something interesting to photograph there; and this time it was this tree growing around another tree.     A closer look Ma Nature is strange sometimes! Recent NewsMeowy Christmas from ShaynaFrosty visited New Port Richey todayGrey Oaks Subdivision in Tarpon Springs, FLCypress Lakes Estates in Tarpon Springs, FLOfficially Pimped at Jan’s Cruiz InFire in the Clouds in New Port Richey, FLElegant 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Home in Hudson, FLPrice Reduced on 5 Bed/3 Bath Custom Pool HomeA Tree Within A Tree in Philippe Park, Safety Harbor, FL
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida will be hosting their 32nd annual Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 15th, 2012 beginning at 1 pm in downtown Safety Harbor on Main Street.  There will be various floats in the parade, as well as Shriners and old-time cars, something that everybody enjoys. Naturally, no Holiday Parade could possibly be complete without Santa and Mrs. Claus. This is one event you don't want to miss! See you in Safety Harbor Florida this coming Saturday!
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By Borham Brothers Palm Harbor Real Estate
(Keller Williams Reality Palm Harbor)
Call the Borham Brothers at (727) 216-8391 to list your Safety Harbor house. Safety Harbor, FL is a beautiful city with a scenic downtown area and weekly artistic festivals. Click one of the Safety Harbor home below!! Safety Harbor, FL, is a beautiful quaint city located along Old Tampa Bay, just across the bay from Tampa. Its downtown area, lined with boutiques and restaurants, is the setting of numerous outdoor festivities throughout the year. Call the Borham Brothers, Safety Harbor's top listing agents at (727) 216-8391.
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By Richard Blake, Rick Blake
(Blake Real Estate Inc.)
New construction homes in Safety Harbor have been at a bit of a stand still since 2007, but the Safety Harbor real estate market is picking up as of late, and so is residential building. New home builders like Bay to Bay Properties, Digiovani Homes, and Saxony Homes are all back on board for building new homes in Safety Harbor this year! This is very exciting for the city of Safety Harbor as this is another sign that the local housing market is starting to shape up! Saxony Homes and Bay to Bay Properties have had every single one of their homes under contract before construction has even been completed. Aside from the fact that both of these builders have a quality product, this tells us that new homes are in high demand in Safety Harbor. Digiovani has a new construction townhome develo...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Splishing and  Splashing at Phillipe Park in Safety Harbor Florida A couple of weeks back we were at Phillipe Park in Safety Harbor (a really great park to take the family - it even has an Indian Mound), and these guys were in the water waiting anxiously for a stick to be thrown their way. Phillipe Park - the steps to the Indian Mound: there is a path on the other side of the mound for easier access. For an explanation of Indian Mounds check out site. And, when you get to the top, this is the view along with dogs splishing and splashing. Not a bad way to spend a day. See a previous Phillipe Park post. And, if you are looking for a home in the area Toni and Craig Weidman Re/Max Sunset Realty 727-237-0083 or 727-359-9518 Selling West Pasco and North Pinellas Counties for 21 Years email:...
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida Market Report - March 2012 The market has certainly picked up and we are seeing it everywhere! Safety Harbor, that adorable little community directly on Tampa Bay, is no exception. When we look at the price trend chart for single family homes above, we see something that is NOT typical for the area...........a slight DECLINE in sold prices during the last couple of months! Currently, there are 84 single family homes on the market in Safety Harbor Florida. They range from a high of $3,999,000 for a large (over 7000 sq ft) waterfront home to a low of $50,662 for a much smaller short sale. Turning to townhomes, condos and villas on our price trend chart, we see once again that there are still some deals to be had. As far as what is currently on the market in that cate...
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida - Market Report - February 2012 There were 13 single family homes that closed in eclectic Safety Harbor Florida during February 2012. The average price was $270,000 and the average number of days on the market was 48. The average sold price per sqare foot was only $117.49!!! We are seeing shorter time on the market throughout the state! As the inventory decreases, people are snapping up the properties that are available. What is really good news is that contractors and repair people are getting busy again, repairing and renovating the newly purchased single family homes, townhomes and condos in the area! As for the townhome, condo and villa market in Safety Harbor Florida during February 2012, there were 5 closings with an average sale price of $82,900. As for the ...
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida's Funky Art is indeed something worth sharing. While I was in Safety Harbor yesterday for lunch, my girlfriend Natalie and I took a drive through a particular neighborhood that we both know and love. Natalie is an art teacher and I am a former potter, so we both enjoy funky art. These homes have evolved during the years and the homeowners have been adding more and more unusual pieces of funky art to decorate their homes, garages and yards. The really wonderful thing is that more and more homes in this neighborhood are constantly getting involved in the funky art! Naturally, I had my trusty Nikon along and had to take a few shots to share right here! We were on our way to visit the site where we had both taught school for so many years in Drop Out Prevention......th...
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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)
Whistle Stop Grill - Safety Harbor Florida - Best Vegan Lunch Around Today I met my girlfriend, Natalie Keyes, for lunch. Natalie and I go back a long way.....we used to have classrooms right next door to each other back when I was teaching. It is always wonderful, getting together and sharing what is going on. We are both busy and don't do this as much as we would like, but that is life. So today we decided to go to the Whistle Stop Grill on Main Street in Safety Harbor Florida for lunch. We used to go there years ago, when we taught just down the road in Safety Harbor, so it was especially nice, returning there. The restaurant has changed ownership and the menu has changed....for the better! Unfortunately, I did not take a photo of my meal, which was wonderful! I had hummus on a bed o...
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida - January 2012 Market Report Safety Harbor Florida is an adorable little town located directly on Tampa Bay. Minutes to Tampa as well as to the Gulf Beaches and Clearwater, it is an eclectic town with lush parks and beautiful homes. It is here that we are going to examine the real estate closings for January 2012. In the category of single family homes, there were 16 closings. On the high end: List: $549,900     Sold: $506,500 for a 4 bedroom 3 bath home On the low end: List: $ 95,000     Sold: $ 90,000 for a 4 bedroom 2 bath bank owned home Sold Price/Sq Ft: High: $178.85 Low:  $ 43.86 Average Days On Market: 95   Turning to townhomes, condos and villas, we find that there were three closings in January 2012 and all three were two bedroom condos. On the high end: ...
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida - Market Report - December 2011   Looking back at the real estate market during the month of December 2011 in Safety Harbor Florida, we find that there were 15 single family homes that closed during the month and an overview shows that the range was as follows: List: $424,000     Sold: $375,000 (most expensive) List: $  59,049     Sold: $  37,000 (least expensive) Sold Price/Sq Ft: High: $144.31 Low: $   18.30 Average Days On Market: 101 When we turn our attention to townhomes, villas and condos that closed in Safety Harbor during December 2011 we find that there were only four closings. Two of those were short sales and the other two were bank owned. Those figures are: List: $170,000     Sold: $170,000 (most expensive) List: $  42,500     Sold: $  50,100 (least ex...
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida - 2011 Housing Market Review Looking back at the real estate market in Safety Harbor Florida for the year that just ended, we find that there were 197 single family homes sold. They break down as follows: List: $1,499,000     Sold: $1,400,000 (most expensive) List: $     39,900     Sold: $     39,900 (least expensive) Sales price/sq ft: High: $384.62 Low:  $  18.30 Average Days on Market: 94   In the category of townhomes, condos and villas there were 41 sales during 2011 and they break down as follows:   List: $185,000     Sold: $170,000 (most expensive) List: $  35,000     Sold: $  34,000 (least expensive) Sales price/sq ft: High: $ 121.46 Low:  $   34.76 Average Days on Market: 114   Dunedin Florida is another example of how the market has begun to turn around d...
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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)
Safety Harbor Florida Market Report - November 2011   There were 6 single family homes that closed in Safety Harbor Florida during November 2011. On the high end was a 4 bedroom 4 bath 4285 sq ft pool home with beautiful maple cabinetry. This beautiful Creekside short sale home was listed at $599,000 and sold after 303 days on the market for $515,000.   On the lower end is a 1 bedroom 1 bath 912 sq ft bank owned home. Listed at $76,900, this little home closed after 452 days on the market for $74,800.   In the category of townhomes, villas and condos we start off with a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 1955 sq ft townhome in Harbor Crest. This short sale was listed and sold for 170k after being on the market for 570 days.   At the other end of this short list of 4 closings in this category we find a ...
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