Valrico, FL Real Estate News

By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
Mothers primp, fathers pace back and forth and the kids ... they have fun!  On November 8th, the sixth annual children's fashion show, ECHO Kids Helping Kids, will be held at the River Hills Country Club, located at 3943 New River Hills Pkwy., Valrico, from 11:30 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The search is out for over 100 models, boys and girls ages 15 - 18, to help make a difference in their community.  Each model is required to raise at least $100, either by fund-raising or by personal donations. Last year the fashion show successfully raised over $17,000 and the goal is to raise more than $20,000.  Tickets for the show iare available to the public and are $20.00 (includes lunch.) Proceeds go toward ECHO (Emergency Care Help Organization.)  The fashion show gives the kids an opportunity for communi...
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By Richard M. Nappi
(HomeXpress Realty 813-546-9725)
Kings Mill Townhomes From the Low $100's Valrico Florida   If you're interested in buying a new home in Valrico. We can help your find new home builders that will show you communities, neighborhoods, and multiple home models in Valrico or throughout Hillsbough County.     Custom MLS Search all Tampa Homes for sale now     By combining their individual talents, knowledge, and expertise. Nappi Group will ensure you a professional service you will be happy with, whether it is buying or selling your home in the South Shore and Tampa area.   Below are our home listings. Click on the picture below to obtain more information on the home. We are able to gather information on any home or help you purchase any home you find on this Web site. Click here for all the Tampa FL listings.   Helping yo...
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By Richard M. Nappi
(HomeXpress Realty 813-546-9725)
  Buckhorn Oaks Single Family Homes Valrico Florida Active Listings in the Buckhorn Oaks Community as of August 20th 2008 MLS #       List Price              Beds    Baths   Half     Sq Ft HeatedT2305397 $252,000           3         2                    2250 T2324462  $315,000         3          2                    2137 T2309440 $315,000          4         2                     2658     Fallon & Associates 813-546-9725 Richard M Nappi  Schools Elementary    ValricoMiddle          MulrennanHigh School   Durant Search all the Valrico Homes for sale  All information provided is believed to be true but should be verified.Price ranges are from current active listings as of August 20, 2008 Disclaimer: All school boundaries are subject to change by the county school board. Check with your sch...
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River Hills Golf and Country Club is a private Country Club with a variety of amenities for its members. It has a beautiful softly rolling golf course with numerous creeks, lakes and gorgeous landscaping for both the novice and experienced golfer to enjoy. The 72 par Joe-Lee designed course surrounds the beautiful stone façade clubhouse. The club offers private lessons and weekly golf clinics. For those who like to stay cool in the summer there is a junior Olympic Size pool.  The Club offers lessons for children to improve their swimming skills. The pool is also used for competition swim meets, but if you just want to have fun and cool off it is a great pool to enjoy yourself at. The tennis court at the Club is eight, lighted clay courts. The courts are used for a regular league in Rive...
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River Hills Real Estate Update (Month of July 2008) River Hills is  wonderfull place to live with its beautifully landscaped roadways and walking paths and has many amenities for its residents to enjoy. the following is a snapshot of the real estate activity for July 2008: Total Properties Listed (Including New) =  48 Number of Homes Under Contract (Pending) = 3 Properties Sold = 8  Properties Expired from the market (EXPIRED) =  5 Number Withdrawn = 6 Lowest Price = $ 191,000 Highest Price = $ 650,000 If you would like more information about Tampa, just click on Tampa Bay Homes. Number are derived from the Midflorida Regional MLS and is not to be guaranteed reliable or accurate and is for informational purposes only. .       The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Mabe and...
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By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
River Hills is a great place to live.  River Hills is a gated community in Valrico, FL.  It has some very nice amenities such as the River Hills Country Club that includes an Olympic size pool, clay tennis courts and a challenging 18 hole golf course. It has one other thing.  An American Hero. This afternoon I was driving to my home.  I entered the gate, slowing as my vehicle passed the bar scanner, causing the gate arm to slowly rise and allow me passage.  As I drove down River Hills Causeway, the main drive, I came to a sign posted on a golf crossing sign. Now that is unusal to see a sign in River Hills.  After all signs are notallowed under any circumstance.  Even real estate signs!!  But, there they were for all residents to see.  But, this sign was for one special person.  Joe, mil...
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By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
The first thing you should know about buying a Brandon Area REO is that you have greater negotiating leverage if the property has been on the market for a while.  When an REO first goes on the market, the bank may be unwilling to negotiate down on its asking price as it wants to get as much of what was owed on the original loan back as possible.  However, once a home or condo has sat too long on the market with few bites, a bank becomes more willing to take what it can get since its primary goal is to get the asset off the books and increase shareholder value.  Banks have no desire to be in the real estate business. So, here are some tips on how to negotiate with a bank when buying a REO property. 1.  Make offers on Tampa Bay Area REO's only if they have been on the market for more than...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Valterra is a new community being offered by McCar homes. It will be a 53 home community located off of Valrico Road north of Highway 60. It will be offer gas for appliances. The amenities will include a conservation area, basketball courts, park and picnic area. It will offer seven floorplans starting at 2,245 square feet. It will have no CDD's and will have an HOA. Currently they are building the infrastructure for the community, so come by and watch the community grow! Valrico offers a variety of dining experiences from fast food to fine dining. A short drive takes you to the Brandon Westfield Shopping Center with over 130 stores.  Close to Valrico, there are the Tampa and St. Petersburg museums and Performing Arts. Valrico also has a variety of recreational opportunities including g...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Twin Lakes is a wonderful community in Valrico that has lots of family events.  The park at Twin Lakes is called Zeina Park and has 15 acres of towering oak trees, many of which are supposed to be over 100 years old. Lake Michaela is in the middle of Twin Lakes. Around Lake Michaela is a one-mile continuous sidewalk. Lake Sterns is the other "twin lake". The lakes each have wetlands to ensure a proper balance between the ecological system and the residential community. The lakes support a variety of wildlife consisting of birds and even alligators. Fishing is allowed in the lake for residents and their guests. Non residents can walk around the lake but not fish. The Homeowner's Association at Twin Lakes supports a lot of community events. Last Father's Day the community had a Father's D...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Valrico Heights Estates is located about 1 mile north of Highway 60 off of Valrico road. This neighborhood is composed of one and two story homes that begin in the 100,000's. Valrico Heights is near an area of new commercial growth on Highway 60 in Valrico. The area has seen many new dining and shopping opportunities for the homeowners in Valrico and East Brandon. Families and individuals are moving into the Valrico because of its numerous family entertainment and participation opportunities and its close proximity to surrounding cities and beaches.  Valrico has variety of priced beautiful homes that are conveniently located close to schools, shopping, and major roadways. It's only a few minutes commute to beaches, downtown Tampa and the Brandon Town Center. Valrico offers a wide range ...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Valrico Forest is an enclave of executive homes in an exclusive gated community. Many of the  homes were built  by Chadwell Homes in the late 1990's.  Valrico Forest has beautiful woodsy lots.   The location is about 45 min. from Tampa International Airport, 20 min. from Downtown Tampa, 30 min. from Lakeland,  and 55 min. from Disney/Orlando, and only 10 min. to Westfield Shopping Mall. Lushly landscaped with elegant trees, Valrico Forest is south of Highway 60 off of Valrico Road. The nearby schools are Valrico Elementary, Mulrennan Middle and Durant High.   The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Mabe and  Solaris Realty of TampaBay. To view homes for sale in the Pinellas and Hillsborough area, click on Tampa Homes  and then fill in the information on your dream home.
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Savannah Landing Townhomes are fabulous  Ken Franklin Villas in Valrico close to Bloomingdale and Bell Shoals. Savannah Landings are a gated community. The community has a pool and a clubhouse. Many of the units included lots of upgrades and all have one or two car garages. Savannah Landings is located in desirable Bloomingdale Golf Community. The community has a tennis, racquet ball courts and a private park. The monthly maintenance fee includes water/sewer, lawn, pest control and building exterior. Enjoy maintenance free living. Savannah Landings is just minutes from Tampa, MacDill Airforce Base. Close to Savannah Landings is a variety of dining experiences from fast food to fine dining. A short drive takes you to the Brandon Westfield Shopping Center with over 130 stores.  Close to V...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Oakwood Terrace is a community of townhomes built by Rottlund Homes. Oakwood Terrace offers 2 and 3 bedroom homes with a one car garage. Oakwod Terrace is located near St. Cloud and Highway 60 in Valrico. Oakwood Terrace has a community pool with a cabana. The prices in Oakwood Terrace starts in the $100,000's. Oakwood Terrace is an ideal location close to schools, restaurants, and major highways is great for that busy person on the go who wants no maintenance and easy lifestyle. Oakwood Terrace has three affordably priced floorplans and is conveniently located close to schools, shopping, and major roadways. It's only a few minutes commute to downtown Tampa and the Brandon Town Center.   The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Mabe and  Solaris Realty of TampaBay. Visit my ...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
The Oaks at Valrico is a Pulte developed community off of Valrico Road just a couple of miles from Highway 60. The Oaks of Valrico is quiet, well establised community, perfect for a growing family with prices from the high 100,000's.  The single family homes all have two or three car garages. The majority were built between the years of 2004 and 2006. The Oaks of Valrico is conveniently located near schools, shopping, and major highways for easy commuting, Oaks of Valrico has all the comforts that Tampa Bay has to offer.   The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Mabe and  Solaris Realty of TampaBay. Visit my profile to find my more about my services. Call 813-245-0316. To view homes for sale in the Pinellas and Hillsborough area, click on Tampa Homes  and then fill in the i...
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By Richard M. Nappi
(HomeXpress Realty 813-546-9725)
Diamond Hill Single Family Homes Valrcio Florida Search all Tampa Homes for sale now If you're interested in buying a new home in Valrico. We can help your find new home builders that will show you communities, neighborhoods, and multiple home models in Valrico or throughout Hillsbough County.     Custom MLS Search all Tampa Homes for sale now     By combining their individual talents, knowledge, and expertise. Nappi Group will ensure you a professional service you will be happy with, whether it is buying or selling your home in the South Shore and Tampa area.   Below are our home listings. Click on the picture below to obtain more information on the home. We are able to gather information on any home or help you purchase any home you find on this Web site. Click here for all the Tampa...
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By Richard M. Nappi
(HomeXpress Realty 813-546-9725)
Brentwood Hills Single Family Homes Valrico Florida Search all Tampa Homes for sale now If you're interested in buying a new home in Valrico. We can help your find new home builders that will show you communities, neighborhoods, and multiple home models in Valrico or throughout Hillsbough County.     Custom MLS Search all Tampa Homes for sale now     By combining their individual talents, knowledge, and expertise. Nappi Group will ensure you a professional service you will be happy with, whether it is buying or selling your home in the South Shore and Tampa area.   Below are our home listings. Click on the picture below to obtain more information on the home. We are able to gather information on any home or help you purchase any home you find on this Web site. Click here for all the Ta...
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By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
Here's Six Excellent Reasons Why.... 1.  It's a Buyer's Market- What exactly does a Buyer's Market mean? A Buyer's Market is a real estate market which has more sellers than buyers. Lower prices result from this excess of supply over demand, also called a soft market.  Additionally, buyers have a much easier time negotiating concessions such as who pays what closing costs or the cost of new carpet and whether those gold brocade drapes stay behind. 2.  The huge inventory of homes for sale gives the buyer a fantastic selection to choose from.  The number of homes and land for sale in the Brandon Area is greater now than it has been in the last 15 years. 3.  Real estate still continues to be a great financial investment. The average return on a five percent down payment over 10 years is us...
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By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
 Seventh in a Series for First Time Home Buyers  When you're thinking of buying a home, you may wonder what your mortgage payment will look like. When you have a mortgage, you'll have several different portions of your payment each month. Your mortgage payment consists of principal, interest, taxes and insurance (often abbreviated as "PITI"), and sometimes additional fees, such as homeowners association dues or mortgage insurance. Principal is the money you borrowed to purchase the home. Interest is the cost of borrowing money. Taxes are paid by homeowners to local governments, and are usually a percentage of the assessed property value. Insurance helps protect against financial loss from fire, natural disasters or other hazards. Most lenders require you to have a homeowner's insurance ...
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Valrico Real Estate Update (Month of June 2008) Total Properties Listed (Including New) =  709 Number of Homes Under Contract (Pending) = 111  Properties Sold = 79 New Properties Listed = 135 Properties Expired from the market (EXPIRED) =  43  Number Withdrawn = 59 If you would like more information about Valrico, just click on Tampa Bay Homes. Number are derived from the Midflorida Regional MLS.       The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Mabe and  Solaris Realty of TampaBay. Pam Mabe is a broker working in the Pinellas and Hillsborough area helping buyers and sellers buy and sell homes.  Contact Pam at 813-245-0316 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Hillsborough, Pinellas or Pasco County area. Information is provided in this blog with the intent...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
River Hills of Valrico Real Estate Update (Month of June 2008) Total Properties Listed (Including New) =  42 New Properties Listed = 9 Properties Sold =  3 Properties Expired from the market (EXPIRED) =  0 Properties under contract (PENDING) =  6 Lowest Priced Home Listing = $199,900 Highest Priced Home Listing = $650,000   If you would like more information about River Hills or Valrico, just click on Valrico Homes. Number are derived from the Midflorida Regional MLS.       The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Mabe and  Solaris Realty of TampaBay. Pam Mabe is a broker working in the Pinellas and Hillsborough area helping buyers and sellers buy and sell homes.  Contact Pam at 813-245-0316 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Hillsborough, Pinellas o...
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