Tarpon Springs, 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)
There are currently 66 condos for sale in Tarpon Springs Florida. These range from a modest 1 bedroom 1 bath listed at $37,500 up to a two bedroom 2 bath listed at $340,000. There is such a wide range available, some with waterfront views of the Gulf of Mexico, others a bit further away from the shore. When we examine what has actually sold in the Tarpon Springs Florida condo market within the last six months, we find that the median time on the market is 71 days and the average sold price per square foot is $86.27. There are still great deals to be had but the market is definitely a seller's market once again! Give us a call today to take advantage of this great market!
Comments 6
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
I was in downtown Tarpon Springs last week (and again on Saturday for an Arts Fair...another blog) and saw this interesting window display at one of the lovely antique shops there.  I thought she did a wonderful job with her display and wanted to share it.                                         Somehow I don't think that candy is going to help him put on weight, do you?   If you're thinking of buying a home in Tarpon Springs, Trinity, or New Port Richey, FL, give us a call. We have been selling homes in the area for 23 years.   Toni Weidman Broker-associate Re/Max Sunset Realty 727-237-0083      
Comments 11
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Last week we took a walk on Lighthouse Island, off the coast of Tarpon Springs Florida. You can only get to Lighthouse Island by boat and that is one of the things that makes it special. With the weather cooling down so the afternoons remain in the high 80's, this is the perfect time of year to take an afternoon off and make the trip out to one of our wonderful barrier islands. Lighthouse Island's lighthouse is no longer in use but you can go up the lighthouse to look around. The island is protected by the Florida State Parks Department and many love to come out to the island on the weekend to picnic and camp out. That is why we always choose to go out during the work week......when there are very few people on the island. Lighthouse Island off Tarpon Springs Florida is a great day trip...
Comments 14
By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(The Deb Ward Team - Keller Williams Realty)
  Schedule a Showing/Request Info Tarpon Springs Homes for Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work Avoid Foreclosure What is Your Home Worth?   Deborah Ward & Associates Keller Williams Gulfside Realty 727-216-9247 Questions?Schedule a Showing!   Licensed In:Florida Information valid for the date of this posting only. Please contact us for the most current information and status of this property. 1710 Mariner Way Tarpon Springs, FL Scan with your smartphone & take me with you. Property VIDEO Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure JUST LISTED     Mariner Village Home For Sale $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS 3 BATHROOMS ( 2 full, 1 half ) 2604 Square Feet Welcome home to this custom crafted home nestled in the desirable gated community of Mariner...
Comments 3
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Tarpon Springs Florida Homes for Sale - October 2014 Tarpon Springs Florida, home to that famous Greek sponge diving community with a multitude of diverse shops along  Dodecanese Blvd at the Sponge Docks currently has 222 single family homes on the market priced from $150,000 all the way up to $14,300,000. Naturally, the question is WHAT can you get for $14,300,000? Well, that would be a 9 bedroom pool home that boasts 13 full bathrooms and 4 half baths. Located in Bison Creek Estates, this home is situated on 16 acres of land and at one time bison did actually roam here. The bison were relocated shortly before Matt Geiger decided to put his personal home and all of the land on it up for sale. Now the area has several multi-million dollar homes and this is the most expensive one current...
Comments 9
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Tarpon Springs Home Now Pending. The 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in Trentwood Manor is now pending. The home has 1,255 sf of living area, and a 2 car garage. This home is no longer available. If you’re thinking of selling or buying call us at 727-237-0083 Please call  or check our website   New appliances including a glass-top stove in the efficient kitchen that has a breakfast bar for those quick meals. Spacious living room and dining room area.   To see more photos, click the picture.   Split bedrooms for privacy, walk-in closet in the master. Custom tile in the master bathroom shower. New sinks in both baths. 2 Car garage and a privacy-fenced yard.   Just minutes to Sunset Beach and Howard Park and Anderson Park.   If you would like your home to be Pending too, call us.   Toni and Craig W...
Comments 10
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Tarpon Springs, FL 3 Bedroom Home For Sale   You may want to check out this Trentwood Manor home for sale in Tarpon Springs. The home has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, and spacious living areas.  New appliances have been added to the step-saver kitchen and it has a breakfast bar for quickie meals. Privacy fenced and a 2 car garage add to the appeal of this home. This home is no longer available. If you’re thinking of selling or buying call us at 727-237-0083 Please call  or check our website     Walk-in closet in the master, split bedrooms for privacy,   New tile in the master bathroom shower. New sinks and toilets in both baths.  What more can you ask for? Oh, laminate floors in the living areas-got that!.    A short drive to Sunset Beach, Howard Park and Beach and Anderson Park. And no flood...
Comments 13
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Branching Out In Tarpon Springs, FL We love our trees here in the sunshine state and take extra care to save them whenever we can.  These lucky branches had a wall built with special niches just for them (We all know what niches are and how we have to have special ones).   We were just leaving Billy’s Tarpon Turtle Restaurant when Craig pointed these out to me. We’ve seen them before but they never said “blog fodder” to me then.     As I said, we love our branching trees.   yToni Weidman, Broker-associate,     Re/Max Sunset Realty 727-237-0083   Save a life, adopt a shelter pet.
Comments 13
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Sailing Away Again In Tarpon Springs, FL Dreaming of a sailboat, here's one at the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club in Tarpon Springs, FL.  There was no information as to where this came from or who made it but it is a lovely piece of art.       We were at the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club for dinner and discovered this lovely sailing vessel in a separate room.   Toni Weidman, Re/Max Sunset   Re/Max Sunset Realty 727-237-0083 email: homesbytoni@gmail.com   Wouldn't you love to sail away?
Comments 18
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Beckett Bridge in Tarpon Springs-Florida is one of several drawbridges in Pinellas County; but Beckett is unique in that it does not have a full-time bridge tender on duty. Tall boats have to provide notice to Pinellas County 2 hours prior to requesting a bridge opening!Stretching over Whitcomb and Minetta Bayous, Beckett Bridge was originally constructed in 1924 and re-constructed as it is today in 1956. It is a concrete, low-level drawbridge. And, it features a single-leaf span rather than the double-leaf spans found in all the other Pinellas County drawbridges.   Becket Bridge is named after a Pinellas County Commissioner, E. H. Beckett. Mr. Beckett was chairman of the Board of County Commissioners in 1924. If you are taking a trip to the Sponge Docks; plan on a drive over the pictu...
Comments 25
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Evening At The Tarpon Springs Yacht Club   Last evening, we went to  a Yappy Hour at the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club which is a wonderful place to spend a summer evening. The cool breezes, view of the water and boats, and the old Beckett Bridge (draw bridge) are wonderful. I wrote a blog about the bridge in 2011, click here to see it. The bridge was built in 1924 and is interesting to watch when it goes up and down; I wrote a blog about it in 2011 which you can access here.     Shawna and Alan eating dinner from dog bowls,           Last night, we met several very social dogs and their social owners (I wonder if there is a correlation there). And had a lovely evening. Our friends Shawna and Alan Burrish are members of the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club and invite us to many events. We are go...
Comments 9
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Tarpon Springs Florida Homes for Sale - June 2014 There are currently 283 single family homes for sale in Tarpon Springs Florida. With the market heating up as it is, it is interesting that during the last 6 months, the median days on the market was under three months.   Perhaps the reason so many people love Tarpon Springs Florida is the fact that it is a beautiful little Greek fishing village! Here you can enjoy a traditional Greek dinner in one of the dozens of Greek restaurants. If you know a few words in the language, the shop owners will be pleased to hear you speak them! From the Sponge Docks (which was the reason so many Greeks immigrated here from the Greek Islands over a hundred years ago) to the unique Greek shops selling locally made goods as well as items from the Greek Isl...
Comments 4
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Today I had boating lessons on Lake Tarpon in Tarpon Springs Florida. Ronnie had a little work to do on the trailer, so we drove up to Anderson Park, which is the closest boat ramp on Lake Tarpon. We put the boat in the water and tied it up to a side dock, out of the way of others, and then he got to work and I assisted as much as I could. After that it was time for boating lessons. I had been in the boat when he backed the trailer into the lake and I had docked it on the side dock but now Ronnie got in the boat with me and I had to dock it several more times, including backwards. Then he wanted me to pretend there was another boat in one location and dock around it. By the time that he said it was time to put the boat on the trailer, I was exhausted! And then he said take it off the tr...
Comments 9
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Lunch With An Egret At The Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, FL I love going to the Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, FL. You just never know who you will run into. This visit got us a visit from an egret sitting on our window of Rusty Bellies Restaurant. (One of our favorite restaurants).He seems to be contemplating something; maybe it was whether or not he could grab some of my lunch.  He stayed to visit for quite a while, was very polite and did not at any time try to grab a french fry.If you would like to be able to lunch with an egret, give us a call. We can find you a home in the area. Toni and Craig WeidmanBroker-associateFlorida Luxury727-237-0083   Photo by Toni. Edited in Lomo style. 
Comments 19
By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Bass fishing is indeed a popular sport on Lake Tarpon in beautiful Tarpon Springs, Florida. You can launch your boat in either John Chesnut Park on the Palm Harbor side of the lake or in Anderson Park up in Tarpon Springs. No matter where you launch your boat, you will be in for a treat on Lake Tarpon! This is an excellent destination for bass fishing, as well as for a day out on the boat. Either packing a lunch or stopping off at the Tarpon Turtle Restaurant on the northern shore of Lake Tarpon are options for lunch. If you are considering relocating to the Tarpon Springs Florida area, give me a call today to discuss your plans and let me set up a free home search for you!
Comments 10
By Richard Blake, Rick Blake
(Blake Real Estate Inc.)
Tarpon Springs homes for sale offer buyers the opportunity to live near great schools, parks, beaches, entertainment and gorgeous waterfronts. If you enjoy a quaint Florida lifestyle and going out to eat, you should check out the available Tarpon Springs homes for sale in the ever popular and historic Sponge Docks; where you can enjoy many nautical inspired shops, great views and amazing Greek food and desserts! Setting sail in the harbor will grant you beautiful sites of tasteful waterfront dinning, many named boats, and out to glimmering open waters and fantastic waterfront homes. If you prefer to spend your time sun bathing, kayaking, or picnicking, a home near Fred Howard Park or Sunset Beach may be your best fit. For those with schools as a high priority on their list, many Tarpon...
Comments 0
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
The Perfect Day In Tarpon Springs, FL happened yesterday. We attended the Fine Arts Festival on Spring Bayou in Craig Park. The Festival was wonderful as it always is, and the weather was absolutely perfect - about 80 with a light breeze.   You can see the Festival on the right, I walked away to get the water shot. The artists showed a variety of media and all were fantastic; many were local so it was fun to chat with them. We also met someone from Melbourne Beach on the east coast where we owned property a few years back. I love going to these events; there are always so many interesting people to talk to. A Greeter at Billy's Tarpon Turtle Afterwards, we decided on lunch at Billy's Tarpon Turtle on Lake Tarpon. Lake Tarpon is a beautiful lake with boating and fishing. We spent lots of...
Comments 19
By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Grey Oaks is a community located in beautiful Tarpon Springs, Florida. It is a gated community located in North Pinellas County within a protected American Bald Eagle sanctuary. Marc Rutenberg Homes grace this exclusive community and epitomize how luxury living balance with environmental preservation. Grey Oaks offers convenience with close proximity to shopping, schools, beaches, and restaurants with its location along East Lake Road which turns into McMullen Booth Road in north Pinellas County. During the month of March 2014, one home in Grey Oaks in Tarpon Springs Florida that was listed in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) sold.   Address Listing Price Sold Price Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Feet 1627 Eagles Reach $539,900 $529,000 4 3 3,038   There are currently eight homes listed fo...
Comments 0
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Join us for the Tarpon Springs, FL- Fine Art Festival "Art on the Bayou" It’s April and that means it’s time for Art on the Bayou. The art festival is celebrating its 40th year as one of the premier juried art shows in the Tampa Bay area. The Tarpon Springs Fine Arts Festival on Spring Bayou attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year.   Held outdoors at Craig Park in Tarpon Springs, with Spring Bayou as a backdrop, who wouldn’t want to come out and see this wonderful show. This year's show is April 5th and 6th, 2014       Admission for this two-day event is $5 per day (price includes a FREE drink of your choice) Military and Under 12 admission is Free! No Pets or Coolers Please! Saturday Hours 9am-5pm,Sunday Hours 10am-5pm.   photos by and copyrighted byToni Weidman  We love it and wo...
Comments 14
By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
The Antique Automobile Club of America - Richey Region (AACA) is hosting it's annual Autos for Autism Classic Car and Truck Show in Tarpon Springs, FL on March 8, 2014.      This show is awesome, we will have approximately 170 classics there, live music, street performers, vendors, high school bands, and the stores on Tarpon Ave will be open too - all those lovely antique shops.  The AACA-Richey Region has been supporting Autism Speaks in Tampa for several years.  Please register your classic car (it's $15.00 ahead of time; $20 at the event). To register, go to our website  or email Charle Cassella at aacaricheyregion@yahoo.com. This is a judged show with 70 trophies. And it's so much fun. First 100 registrations gets a goody bag and dash plaque,  better hurry to get yours.  Join us on ...
Comments 9