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)
Another great day on Lake Tarpon in Tarpon Springs Florida. This is why we love living here along Florida's fabulous Gulf Coast! If it happens to be too windy or cool to take the boat out in the Gulf of Mexico, we have Lake Tarpon as an option. Filled with bass that are begging to be caught, Lake Tarpon also offers two public parks that have boat ramps (Anderson Park on the west side of the lake and Chesnut Park on the east side). Naturally, there are restroom facilities in both parks and you can always dock at the Tarpon Turtle Restaurant for lunch. Lake Tarpon and Tarpon Springs Florida are just two more reasons why I love living here in the Palm Harbor Florida area. Ready to relocate? Sick of the snow and ice? Give me a call today to begin your search for a home down here in 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)
Lake Tarpon in Tarpon Springs Florida is beautiful anytime but a typical day in January really makes you appreciate the area. You can hear the birds chirping in the background as we troll around the northern shores of this fantastic lake. Lake Tarpon is known for it's bass fishing! Many lovely homes surround this 2,500 acre lake. If you would like more information about the Tarpon Springs Florida area or would like to discuss your relocation plans, 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)
We were out fishing on Lake Tarpon in Tarpon Springs Florida where it was 77 degrees at 12 noon today. Not bad considering that everyplace north of us (including northern Florida) is expecting either snow or rain and ice today! It should be freezing tonight in northern Florida but I actually got my first sunburn of the year today! We put the boat in at the ramp located at Anderson Park directly on the western shore of Lake Tarpon. While Ronnie was fishing, I was reading the latest issue of Mother Jones. Blue skies, sunshine and the lake was as calm as possible. Only a light wind was blowing gently. This was an absolutely perfect day and why I love living here on our fantastic Gulf Coast! If you are ready for relocation and considering the Tarpon Springs or Palm Harbor Florida area, give...
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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)
A.L. Anderson Park on beautiful Lake Tarpon in Tarpon Springs Florida is a fantastic place not only to picnic and talk long walks, but also to launch your boat and enjoy the day. When the winds are blowing a little too much to take the boat out in St Joseph's Sound or the Gulf of Mexico, we have the option to go out on Lake Tarpon for a beautiful day on the boat. Naturally, docking at the Tarpon Turtle for lunch is also an enticing option. The trails meander around the park, along the water's edge. There are so many areas to grill and enjoy a picnic lunch with family and friends. Playgrounds, doggie park and the natural beauty of the Sunshine State await you at A.L. Anderson Park in Tarpon Springs Florida.  
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  The Tarpon Springs, FL - Crescent Oaks Country Club came into existence in 1991 and is a championship golf community. This lovely golf and country club is located on East Lake Road in Tarpon Springs. The community always has wonderful activities for it’s residents. Homes run from 2 bedrooms up to 6 with 2-3 garages.    Clubhouse The Crescent Oaks community includes 13 currently active homes and villas ranging from $212,000 ($107.73 psf with 1,673 sf)  to $520,000 ($152.58 psf with 3,585 sf). One is a short-sale, no bank-owned properties are active. Solds from January 1, 2013: 27, range in price from $835,000 to $177,000. The median sold price: $290,000 (119.93 psf for 2,637 sf). 6 were short sales, none were bank-owned.   One home is currently Active With Contingencies and is listed f...
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By john dietz, Mega Agent Team Leader, Speaker-Coach-Trainer
(The Dietz Team with Re/Max Realtec )
Possibly The Best Home In Historic Tarpon Springs Florida Could Be Yours   Historic “Craftsmen Home” built in 1917 located in the Tarpon Springs Historic District approximately one mile to the World Famous Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks and within a short walk to Craig Park and Spring Bayou,  site of the annual Greek Orthodox Church Epiphany celebration featuring the Cross Dive.     This meticulously maintained home is a wonderful combination of original brilliance and updated modern conveniences. Features 4 bedrooms with master suites on first floor and second floor, 3 bathrooms, 3056 square feet of living area and 5,316 total square feet.    Home features include  large living room with fireplace with original Heart Of Pine hardwood floors, and wall to wall windows overlooking the bayou....
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Crescent Oaks in Tarpon Springs, Florida is a gated community that is in the north part of Tarpon Springs, Florida. This gated community has large single family homes and villas and has a golf course called Crescent Oaks Country Club, a pool, a playground, a tennis court, a recreation building, a fitness center, security,  and a guard house at the front gate.     During the month of November 2013  one single-family home in Crescent Oaks in Tarpon Springs, Florida that was listed in the MLS sold:   Address Listing Price Sale Price Bedrooms Bathrooms Square Feet             1024 Dartford Drive $269,000 $215,200 3 2 1,808   Source: My Florida Regional MLS  There are currently four villas for sale in Crescent Oaks ranging from $249,900 to $279,900. There are currently six single-family home...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
 Tarpon Springs, FL - Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs Is Dec 6, 2013   I’m so excited, Snow Place LIke Tarpon Springs Is Dec 6, 2013 starting at 4pm. This is the wonderful Holiday event that has   Reindeer   Santa     And SNOW!     And horse-drawn carriage rides, Christmas hayrides, Holiday shopping, music, food, and a snow play area.   Don’t miss this truly fun event. In downtown Tarpon Springs on Friday night.     Don’t miss out on the jingle-bell ringing fun.   This local event information brought to you as a courtesy byToni Weidman- Re/Max Sunset.   Please contact the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce at this link for questions or concerns. 727-937-6109.     Recent Posts Small Business Saturday Thanksgiving Shopper Safety Tips The Rockettes Are Coming to Town Pasco Sheriff’s Office ...
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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)
Howard Park in Tarpon Springs Florida is indeed a great destination for November sun fun, as you can see from this photo. The causeway from Howard Park that leads out to the island that is the Howard Park beach is a popular destination for early morning walkers and joggers. Once out in the park, you can enjoy scenes like this. These sea grape plants protect the shoreline from erosion during storms. They are also protected plants, as are the sea oats! Tarpon Springs Florida and Howard Park are two great destinations to enjoy yourself down 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)
Tarpon Springs Florida celebrates Octoberfest today, October 19, 2013 from 10 am til 11 pm and admission is free!!! There will be a real German beer garden tent serving beer, sausage and German music! There are food vendors, wine and beer tasting, dancing, games and events for the children and even contests! The contests will be for best German costume and best beard. Naturally, no event would be complete without arts and crafts vendors as well! Be sure to head to Tarpon Springs Florida for a great day at Octoberfest today! The event is taking place in downtown Tarpon Springs on Orange Street! Perhaps I'll see you there!
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Tarpon Springs, FL The Largest Oktoberfest In Historic DownTown One of my favorite places, historic downtown Tarpon Springs is having an Oktoberfest on Oct. 18 2013 from 5pm-11pm; and Oct 19 10am-11pm. This will be a fun event with a Biergarten Tent surrounded by vendors, food, beer and wine tasting: along with continuous music, dancing, and games. Check out the schedule of events below and plan when you want to be there. Lots of fun activities too. . And you can go to their Facebook page here. .   This is a busy month and this looks like a lot of fun is going to be happening in Tarpon Springs, FL The Largest Oktoberfest In Historic DownTown. And admission is free.     This local event information brought to you as a courtesy byToni Weidman- Re/Max Sunset.  Please contact the organize...
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Tarpon Springs Single Family Homes 34689 Median Sold Price Up 8.6%   For Tarpon Springs single family homes in Zip Code 34689 the median sold price increased by 8.6% which is to the advantage of buyers.In September 2012 the median sold price for Tarpon Springs single family homes in Zip Code 34689 was $161,000. As of August 2013, it increased to $174,900. Keep in mind that the median is the middle number in a group except a group of even numbers so it does not give a full picture but it does give us an idea of the state of a local real estate market.     Whether buying or selling in Tarpon Springs, Florida call Lana or Kay at (727) 376-0530 for a FREE market analysis.      *  Information is believed to be accurate but should not be relied upon without verification.  
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Tarpon Springs Condos 34689 Median Sold Price Up 40.6%   During the last year the median sold price for Tarpon Springs Condos in Zip Code 34689 increased by 40.6%.In September 2012 the median sold price for Tarpon Springs Condos in Zip Code 34689 was $106,000. As of August 2013, it increased to $149,000. Keep in mind that the median is the middle number in a group except a group of even numbers so it does not give a full picture but it does give us an idea of the state of a local real estate market.   This may be a great time to sell your Tarpon Springs Florida condo.   Call Lana or Kay at (727) 376-0530 for a FREE market analysis.      *  Information is believed to be accurate but should not be relied upon without verification.  
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  The Chameleon Car in Tarpon Springs, FLOn our trek through the jungle of classic cars searching for one we can fall in love with, we visited this one with its very interesting paint job. We asked the seller on the phone prior to heading on safari what color it was; she said brown and green but you really have to see it. She was right.  And, it is brown; or is it green? What a unique car. It's a 1970 Monte Carlo   If you stand in the sun, it is a bright, emerald green.   If you look at the shady side it is brown. If you walk slowly past it, it is brown, then shades to bronze, then bright green.   Brown nose or green nose.       Did we buy it and bring it home? No, but we are checking out a few things about it. My opinion? It doesn't look like a classic, they didn't have paint like that...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  North Pinellas-Pasco Home Show 2013- Innisbrook Resort-Palm Harbor, FL Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce presents the North Pinellas-Pasco Home Show on Saturday, Sept 7 and Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013 at Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, FL. The show will feature many local home specialists offering furniture & decorating ideas, kitchen & bathroom design, window treatments & flooring, pools, landscaping and more. Contact Terri@tarponspringschamber.org for more information.Or check out their Event page on Facebook. Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort is located at 36750 US Highway 19, Palm Harbor, FL. 34683.    It will cost you $5.00 per person, children under 12 are free. See you there!     Recent Posts Great Price Reduction on Hudson Beach Home, FL Jerry’s Dream at Night in the Tr...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  ActiveRain Meet Up In Tarpon Springs, FL  Aug 2013 Our ActiveRain Meet Up was at the Tarpon Turtle Restaurant on Lake Tarpon in Tarpon Springs, FL. We sat outside on the deck and enjoyed the sparkling lakeview. Our group has met there before and we always enjoy it. Who wouldn't?   The group had fun getting to know the ActiveRain folks  from Naples who joined us. Terri Weisner and Barbara Jo went to school together. Christine is Terri's sister and a member of ActiveRain in Naples.      Barbara Jo Roberts Berberi was our cruise director and she did a great job, as she usually does. Attendees were: Fred Hernden, Steven Pahl, Frank Laisch, Silvia Dukes, Petra Norris, Christine & Dick Devorany, Terri Weisner, Craig and Toni Weidman, and Barbara Jo.   The early arrivals were Silvia Dukes, 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)
Our Tarpon Springs Florida MeetUp will be taking place tomorrow, Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Tarpon Turtle Restaurant on Lake Tarpon beginning at 12 noon!  The exact address is 1513 Lake Tarpon Avenue. You can come over East Tarpon Avenue which turns into Keystone Road as you drive east!   Be sure to let me know if you cannot make it. Right now over 20 people have said they would be there. It should be another great MeetUp!    
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  You’re Dreaming It, I’m Living It - Some Cars Just Like to Rub It In   This old and beautiful car had a sign on the front that I thought was cute. It says, You’re Dreaming It: I’m Living It. Some cars just like to show off and rub it in.   Photo by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions   Taken at our 2013 Annual Autos for Autism Car Show in downtown Tarpon Springs; coming up in March 2014.Presented by the AACA-Richey Region. Don’t miss it.       Recent Posts Want to know your cell carrier’s signal strength-App for that Happy 3rd birthday to Shayna Pending in The Preserve At Fairway Oaks, Hudson Don’t Step On My Tail-Please Sponsor A Stud for Habitat for Humanity Condo in Millpond Lakes Is Now Pending We Want to Go Play In The Water Beautiful Home in Hudson Beach on Canal For Sale     Yo...
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By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
Tarpon Springs FL Homes For Sale 34688 Zip Code – Market Report June 2013 Search Homes and Condos For Sale In 34688 Zip Code The Tarpon Springs Real Estate Market is heating up. Lower inventory with higher prices. Sounds like a hot market to us. We are finding multiple offers coming in on many properties. But with the low interest rates and relative lower pricing from the high, there are still plenty of great houses to make one your next home. You just need hard working Realtors that keep on top of the market and work for you. Give us a call today. We can set you up on an auto email program so you know when a house comes on the market that will fit your bill! This market report includes Sold Summary, Inventory and Sold Details by type of property and bedrooms. It also includes the activ...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  The Aegean Isles - A 42 Foot Sponge Diving Boat in Tarpon Springs, FL  According  to the sign, the Aegean Isles (original name Apalachicola) was built in 1935 of cypress and pine by George Castrinos of Apalachacola, FL and was used for sponge diving until 1943 when it became an air and sea rescue boat in the Gulf of Mexico.  After  World War II, the Apalachicola was returned to a life of sponge diving until she was decommissioned in 1982 and placed on exhibition at the Sponge Exchange in Tarpon Springs, FL. She was renamed the Aegean Isles at that time and remains on exhibition there.   All photos by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions   It is the centerpiece of the shopping arcade.     And has a fierce-some friend.   Not me....the shark. There are so many wonderful shops and restaura...
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