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)
Point Alexis new construction update in Tarpon Springs Florida. This is the fifth week since my Canadian buyers were here and I was out again on Friday, taking updated photos. The air conditioning duct work has been added and the electrical wiring looks like it is ready for that phase of the inspection. The plumbing has also been installed to a large extent. As for the roof, the shingle packs are on the roof and it looks like they are waiting for the inspector to come out before they continue there as well. It is great seeing the progress and I know my clients are excited to be able to see each phase of the work coming along at a steady pace. If you are considering purchasing down here in the Tarpon Springs Florida area, give me a call. 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)
Billy's Tarpon Turtle Restaurant in Tarpon Springs Florida was my destination for lunch yesterday and it was an excellent choice. While it was a cool 72 degrees and still sweater weather, the sun was out and even the gators were enjoying the weather. I had the conch fritters and lobster bisque soup while my friend, Alice, had the shrimp and spinach salad. Everything was wonderful, as always. Billy's Tarpon Turtle changed owners last year and the food can't be beat! As for the surroundings, we sat outside on Lake Tarpon, watching boats come and go as people docked for lunch. The great blue heron and the two baby gators (4 to 5 ft in length are still babies) eyed each other constantly. Every now and then the gators made a half-hearted attempt to go for the heron and the heron just walked ...
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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)
Deeb Family Homes construction update - Tarpon Springs Florida's Point Alexis. I was out for my weekly update on how construction is proceeding for my clients on their new home and must say, things are moving right along. As you can tell from the photo, the builders are not wasting time on completing this lovely home. Scheduled to be completed sometime in May, the home is taking shape. I cannot wait until my weekly update includes the cabinets going in and the flooring being installed. We will be there before you know it. My client up in Canada appreciates the weekly photo updates since they cannot be here to see things for themselves. If you are considering new home construction, I would love to recommend Deeb Family Homes. If you are looking for a Realtor to represent you and be there...
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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 Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
 Kim O’Kelley of One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating in Tarpon Springs, FL  It’s a family business, Kim, her brother Corey and their Dad, Ed, started their One Hour Air Conditioning and Heating company 3 years ago. Kim came to Florida by way of Arkansas and Iowa;  she worked for a One Hour Air Conditioning company in Arkansas where they are headquartered, and that gave her the idea to open one of her own here in Florida.Her business has almost tripled in the three years since they started. And it was voted Business of the Year in the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce. They  belong to the Tarpon Springs Chamber and the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce.  Kim is such a lovely person, always smiling and fun to know too. She says that her business philosphy is “treat others as you would like ...
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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 has new construction available in South Pointe Alexis, off of Riverside Drive. This great new construction consists of homes already started as well as vacant lots and the builder is Deeb Family Homes, Ltd of New Port Richey Florida. There is a great model home in South Pointe Alexis that you can view and there are floor plans for three models that are going to be built on various lots that are still for sale. This is a great opportunity to be able to make changes and upgrades in your home since most of them have not started construction yet. Give me a call today to find out more about the new home construction in Tarpon Springs Florida's South Point Alexis or about any other homes currently on the market in Tarpon Springs. I would love to assist you with your hom...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Tarpon Springs-FL Antique and Treasure Sale and Food Truck Rally What’s fun in Tarpon Springs, FL  today, Saturday Feb. 9, 2013? There will be and Antique and Treasure sale and to make it even more interesting; a food truck rally will be there too.The Antique and Treasure sale starts at 9am till 4pm. Food trucks start at 11am till 4pm at the Tarpon Ave and Alt. 19 Municipal Parking Lot. The weather will be perfectly sunny and in the mid-70's. What could be a better way to spend the day? This community event information is brought to you by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions. Please go to the Tarpon Springs Chamber of Commerce Facebook page for more information   Head on out and have a fun day at the Tarpon Springs-FL Antique and Treasure Sale and Food Truck Rally. Recent NewsAutos 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)
Tarpon Springs Florida - 1032 S Point Alexis Drive is new construction and it is SOLD! This great home is being constructed by Deeb Family Homes, Ltd and as you can see from the photos, construction is well underway. My client was down from Canada last week and after seeing other homes in Point Alexis, she decided that it was the new construction that best fit the needs of her family. Deeb Family Homes, Ltd is a GREEN builder and they are local. This home is expected to be completed in May. All contracts are signed and soon my client will have the keys to this great new home! There are other home sites and models available, so if you are considering relocating to Tarpon Springs Florida and want new construction, give me a call today. I would love to assist you with your search for a hom...
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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's recreation department is bringing you Music On The Beach at beautiful Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs Florida on February 28th from 7 - 9 pm. 'Southland' will begin the five concert series with plenty of rock and roll classics. There is a shuttle bus running from Tarpon Springs High School to the beach beginning at 6 pm. Since it is still theoretically winter down here, there will be a bonfire on the beach to keep us Southerners warm! Tarpon Springs Florida always has great events like this going on. If you are considering relocating to the Tarpon Springs area, give me a call today so we can set up a home search for you and begin the process of getting you settled here on Florida's Suncoast!  
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Autos for Autism 2013 in Tarpon Springs, FLorida 2nd Annual Autos for Autism Charity Antique Auto Show scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Downtown Tarpon Springs (Tarpon Ave) to benefit Autism Speaks. slide show by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions of the 2012 Show   .The AACA was founded in 1935 and the local Richey Region Chapter began in 1975.Take a look at the Richey Region website for access to theAutos for Autism site, click here. Special guests are Ted & Robin Vernon of TV's South Beach Classics. You don't have to own a classic/antique vehicle in order to be a member of AACA. Registration is 9am to noon. come out and join us for a great classic show and lots of music and food. $15.00 donation to pre-register; $20.00 on the day of the event. Call Charlie 727-992-4486 or Da...
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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)
Brooker Creek Preserve has pollywogs! You can get up close and personal and be sure that kids love this one! There are dozens of pollywogs and if you look closly, you can see several in this photo. How many pollywogs can you see in this photo? I managed to get a count of five. There were little kids all around counting them and having a blast. This is just one of the things that I love about Brooker Creek Preserve east of Tarpon Springs Florida. Pollywogs, deer, an assortment of other wild animals and miles of trails to hike. We hiked five miles last Sunday up there. There are several different trails and an education center that is awesome. 
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Fabulous Fur Friday- Lagerheadz in Tarpon Springs, FL- Feb 1, 2013 A Yappy Hour for your social dog at Lagerheadz, 606 Pinellas Ave, Tarpon Springs on Friday, Feb 1, 2013; starting at 6pm. Have your dog(s) on leashes, please. Dog photo by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions. Lagerheadz will have drink and food specials and 10% of the proceeds will go to Labrador Rescue. Brought to you by Animal Care Center, Inc. Yappy Hours are always lots of furry fun so come out and join Animal Care Center and all the dogs. Photo of Lagerheadz courtesy of Lagerheadz. Recent NewsMama’s Greek Restaurant on the Sponge DocksHugging is good for your healthPostal Rates Going UpFlorida State Fair is ComingA Red Car Day in FloridaOn the Sponge DocksCan I Pay My Pasco County Taxes Online?Fabulous Fur Friday- ...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  Mama’s Greek Cuisine in Tarpon Springs FL - At The Sponge Docks Mama’s Greek Cuisine is part of the Sponge Docks scene in Tarpon Springs. Their logo is “where locals meet to eat”.  Located at 735 Dodecanese Blvd, on the Sponge Docks; they are open 7 days a week from 11am  to 10pm. Call them at 727-944-2888. Or go to their website here. This local information brought to you by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions. Please call the restaurant (in red above) for reservations, and to check on the specials.The house special is whole snapper, charbroiled, topped with olive oil, lemon, oregano, garlic and spices.If that doesn’t get you there, how about live Greek music on Friday and Saturday nights from 7-11 pm; and Belly Dancing on Sunday at 7:30pm.There are wonderful appetizers like fresh ca...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
 Home Sales In Tarpon Springs, FL for 2012 This Market Report is for Tarpon Springs, FL zip code areas 34688 and 34689; covering single family residences for the year 2012. Tarpon Springs has a wide array of home styles and subdivisions, and a charming downtown shopping area; the sponge docks, and the Greek culteral centers. Photo by Toni Weidman, Re/Max New Dimensions in Trinity, FL   At The Sponge Docks 2012 Residential Statistics for Single Family Homes # of Solds-Single Family Homes 443 Average Days to close 169 Average Sold Price $226,898. Average List Price $242,721. Actives on the Market 377 Ratio List to Sold Price 94% 2011 Fourth Quarter Comparison 2011 Solds Single Family Homes 419 2011 Average Sold Price $242.323. 2011 Average List Price $265,347 2011 Average Days to close 14...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
  On The Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs, FL- Arts and Crafts Festival The Tarpon Springs Merchants Association has another great Arts & Crafts Festival planned for this weekend, Jan 19-21, 2013. The event opens at 9am and closes at 6pm each day. And, is located on Dodecanese Blvd., in Tarpon Springs, FL. Photos by Toni Weidman of Re/Max New Dimensions An estimated 90 artists and craftspeople are expected to be part of this event, and the weather should be in the mid-70’s so it will be a great time to get out and enjoy. Photographs, jewelry, ceramics, homemade soap, plants and all kinds of great stuff will be available to purchase and/or look at. And, of course, the beautiful views off the docks is worth while anytime. Recent NewsCan I Pay My Pasco County Taxes Online?African Violets Sho...
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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 Epiphany Festival is on Sunday, January 6, 2013 in downtown Tarpon Springs Florida. Everything begins at Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral on Alternate 19 with an 8 am Mass. Once the services are over, the procession to the bayou will take place. There will be dozens of Greek teenage boys waiting in boats for the Archbishop to toss the cross into the bayou. It is believed that the youngster that retrieves the cross will have good luck for the coming year. For all of the information and details, please follow this link to a detailed post about the festivities for the Epiphany Festival and the history of this wonderful tradition. Tarpon Springs Florida's Epiphany Festival brings in visitors from around our nation. It is truly an event worth seeing!
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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 true, Bambi was spotted at Brooker Creek Preserve just east of Tarpon Springs Florida yesterday. Ronnie and I were out for a walk in this magnificent 8700 acre park and I spotted a beautiful deer. It could not have been more beautiful and this lovely creature actually did not sprint off for deeper coverage, instead it patiently stood there and let me take photograph after photograph. Then it turned, slowly walked away, turned back again and then continued on it's journey of foraging for breakfast. Brooker Creek Park is always a delight and we were not disappointed. Located off Keystone Road, this park has several hiking trails, as well as a wonderful educational center. There are so many wonderful parks here in Pinellas County but Brooker Creek Preserve is one of my favorites...
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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 North Anclote River Nature Park is located in Tarpon Springs Florida, off of Old Dixie Highway and north of the Anclote River. The property was purchased in 1996 through the Florida Communities Trust. This 77 acre park has both a fishing pier and an observation deck located right on the Anclote River.  Here you will also find playground facilities, restrooms, nature trails, picnic tables and a trail that connects to the Pinellas Trail for both biking and hiking. Both kayaks and canoes can be launched here into the Anclote River and there is a small beach area where you can cool your feet off or splash away at the shoreline. I probably wouldn't go swimming here since it is a river and I wouldn't want to be surprised by a gator. Just one more great park here in northern Pinellas Count...
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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 has a boat ramp at Craig Park that is right on the Anclote River. From here you can travel along the river and out into the Gulf of Mexico. Remember that you will need a boat launch permit and the City of Tarpon Springs offers them at the city clerk's office. The fees vary according to residency status but you want to have a parking permit for your vehicle and trailer so you find them where you left them when you return from your fishing trip. Not all boat ramps require an annual permit to launch but the City of Tarpon Springs does and it is a good idea to be sure and get one before you go out for a day of fishing.
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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 to end the year? How about fishing on the Anclote River up in Tarpon Springs Florida? Ronnie was itching to get back out on the water, so he and his friend Michael went out today. They decided to fish the Anclote River and caught several beautiful trout that were 'keepers'.  Michael also caught a baby snook, which was released right after this photo was taken. This is why we live in Florida, because you can go fishing year round and you don't have to chisel a hole in the ice to do it! Gotta love the Sunshine State.
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