Dunedin Luxury Homes for Sale

November 24th, 2014

If you are looking for Dunedin luxury homes for sale, there are enough options for the most discerning buyer. What is the most important criterion for your requirement? Are you looking for a specific lifestyle? If so, then Dunedin has the lifestyle, with various festivals throughout the year. Then there are lots of excellent restaurants, from Mobil Guide rated Black Pearl to Tony’s Pizza right on downtown Main Street. How about a waterfront community – where you can dock your boat, or simply dine in an open air patio while enjoying a spectacular Dunedin sunset.

Is the house itself the most important part of you Dunedin luxury homes for sale search? The list starts with huge Dunedin waterfront homes, over 7,000 square feet and above $4 million to beautiful homes priced just above $500,000. Consider the amenities available in some of these homes, from Gulf front estates, to a 4 bedroom corner condo overlooking the Gulf Of Mexico with over 3700 square feet of living space, to 6 bedrooms on Curlew Creek.

The beautiful Dunedin luxury homes for sale all have charm, bountiful features but it is the lifestyle of Dunedin that sets this community apart and makes the Dunedin lifestyle so desirable. Dunedin is the sister city to Stirling, Scotland. After all, where else can you be sitting in a restaurant and suddenly a band of bag pipers marches onto the open air patio for an impromptu bagpipe concert while you enjoy a wonderful meal and the camaraderie of friends in such a unique atmosphere?

Learn more about the real estate market, things to do, schools, shopping, restaurants and so much more by becoming a Dunedin Market Insider.  Find your Dunedin luxury homes for sale, make the move to Dunedin, and begin to enjoy the Dunedin lifestyle.

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Take in the Dunedin Marina

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Dunedin Townhomes for Sale

November 19th, 2014

There are plenty of Dunedin townhomes for sale.  What is it you are looking for in Dunedin townhomes for sale?  Do you want to be near the water, are you looking for a 55+ community, looking for luxury townhomes or somewhat more affordable.

Before you start looking at property, it is important to know if this will be a cash sale, or will there be financing involved.  If so, use the mortgage calculator to get an idea of the monthly cost for the mortgage.  to make an offer that a seller will take seriously, be sure to include either proof of funds for a cash purchase, or have a pre-approval letter from your lender.

How much floorspace are you looking for in the Dunedin townhomes for sale?  The choices are wide-ranging, from a little less than 1200 square feet to over 3,000 square feet.  Prices range from about $100,000 to over $500,000.  This means there is something for just about everyone.

Dunedin overlooks St. Joseph’s Sound, so you can find a townhome with a very scenic location.

View from BalconySt. Joseph’s Sound is home to lots of fish.  You can kayak, wind-surf, swim, or just enjoy the sunset.

The Dunedin lifestyle offers something for everyone too. There are wonderful restaurants downtown, from sidewalk bistros to white tablecloth service, to pizza to micro-breweries with incredibly good beverages and food.

Dunedin offers lots of street festivals, including Wines the Blues, Olde Fashion Christmas, Cinco de Mayo, Mardi Gras with a huge parade and lots of BEADS, various arts and crafts festivals, the Annual Art Fest which is the largest juried art show in the Southeast, and lots, lots more.

Want to learn more about the real estate market in Dunedin? Check out our Market Insider for the latest sales figures, where to go, find stores and restaurants, and schools.

Now that you have an idea of the lifestyle for Dunedin, go find some of the Dunedin townhomes for sale.

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Condos for Sale in Palm Harbor

November 14th, 2014

Looking for condos for sale in Palm Harbor? Pick your price range for the condos for sale in Palm Harbor, then start looking.  Let’s glance at a couple of price ranges for condos. Do you want a luxury condo in Palm Harbor? That could be between $500,000 and $599,999. There are about 2,995 condos for sale in Pinellas county and year to date there have been 684 sold through October. The median price for condos for sale in Pinellas county for October was $125,100 vs. $95,800 same month a year ago. That’s good for sellers, prices are moving up.Brady watching the sunset over Honeymoon Island, Dunedin

In the $500,000 to $599,999 price range, there were 65 new condos listed, and 16 sold. This compares to the next lower price range, $400,000 to $499,999 with 88 new condo listings in October, 20 condos sold, and year to date 1,157 condos total year to date listed and 195 year to date sold.

There were no sales, in October, in the price range of $500,000 to $599,999 for condos for sale in Palm Harbor. So if you are thinking of making a move to Palm Harbor, there are 19 condos for sale, and 6 condos under contract.

Care to watch a sunset from shore in Palm Harbor? Take your dog to the edge of the water, maybe even bring a chair, or a beverage, relax and watch the sun sink below the horizon.

Palm Harbor has various price ranges, some on the Gulf coast, some inland nearer to golf courses. The Palm Harbor lifestyle is the biggest selling point for the area. There is the Pinellas Bike Trail, lots of wonderful restaurants, shopping, golf, boating, fishing, and so much more.

Build you own personal search for condos for sale in Palm Harbor. Or, if you simply want to learn more about the area, or see what real estate prices in Palm Harbor are doing, you can do that as well by taking a look at our Market Insider.

Remember, the Florida lifestyle can be yours.

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Tarpon Springs Events

October 30th, 2014

If you are looking for Tarpon Springs events for November, the slate is jam-packed.  November 1, enjoy Night in the Islands. This features Florida’s best Greek musicians and is on the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, featuring Odyssey.  For more info, call 727-942-5605. Best of all, it is free.

Next up on November 4-9 is the Tarpon Springs Paint Out. This is an interesting event where you can watch artists painting on location and purchase the art directly from the artists. This happens at 128 E. Tarpon Ave. in Tarpon Springs.

If you need more reasons to look for new listings in Tarpon Springs, how about the Sunset Beach concert series.  November 6 is another concert on the beach at Sunset Beach. Bring your own chairs. There will be concessions for snacks and coffee. There just might be a beach bonfire, a spectacular sunset, and the music will be from one of the best local bands.

And another of Tarpon Springs events is the truly popular Seafood Festival on the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks. This happens on November 15-16 with lots and lots of seafood, beverages, fun and the Old World atmosphere of the Sponge Docks. Come on by and try some of the most delicious seafood from the local restaurants. You won’t go home hungry.

If you need links for Tarpon Springs events, and other area information, visit our Sun Bay Realty Group links page. There is a wealth of information here.

By now, you have plenty of reasons to want to look for new listings in Tarpon Springs. If you need even more material, Tarpon Springs High School has a renowned culinary program that prepares students for the hospitality industry and give them a life-skill that translates into a great job right away.

Check out Tarpon Springs events, or just decide to invest an afternoon on the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, sipping on espresso and sampling some wonderful Greek cuisine. Opah!

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Palm Harbor Waterfront Homes?

October 23rd, 2014

Are you looking for Palm Harbor waterfront homes?  If so, there is something for every taste and every pocketbook. Palm Harbor is a charming community with a historic downtown, focused on Florida Avenue.

Palm Harbor waterfront home

Palm Harbor waterfront home

Palm Harbor Restaurants

Some of the Palm Harbor restaurants along Florida Avenue include: Peggy O’Neills Irish Pub & Eatery; the Thirsty Marlin restaurant for authentic Florida style dining in a casual atmosphere; Boyle’s Backyard, a very casual Florida eatery. Another Palm Harbor restaurant, Molly Goodhead’s, although not on Florida Ave, is near enough to downtown and is a wonderfully casual restaurant.  All are local favorites.

Of course, Palm Harbor also has golf, with the Innisbrook resort, home to the PGA’s Valspar Championship. Innisbrook is on a 900 acre resort, and just a quick drive to historic downtown Palm Harbor.

Does your Florida lifestyle tend more to the water?  Three Rooker Bar is a wonderful little island just off shore from Palm Harbor where families take their boats out for the weekend of bar-be-que-ing, or fishing.  Many Palm Harbor waterfront homes have their own docks, so getting to Three Rooker Bar is simply putting the boat in the water, and go. Let us help you find the right Palm Harbor waterfront home.  Learn a bit more about Sun Bay Realty Group and how we can help you find the perfect home to match your lifestyle.

Then there is the school system.  Palm Harbor University High School is among the highest rated high schools in Florida.

If you want to track Palm Harbor real estate trends, see our Market Insider report for real estate prices, info on things to do, shopping, schools and much more. Take a look at Palm Harbor waterfront homes. You’ll be glad you did.

 

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New Listings in Tarpon Springs

October 9th, 2014

Are you looking for new listings in Tarpon Springs?  There are plenty of old listings, with some of them very old.  When a new listing comes on the market, savvy buyers see it right away, and if it is priced right, they will look at it.  Tarpon Springs single family homes in good condition are in demand, and now is the time to make a move.  The holidays are very close at hand, and for those families that want to be in their new homes in time for the holidays, now is the time to act.

You can even get an automated estimate of the value of your home, of the new listing in Tarpon Springs, or any other property that interests you.  Just click on this house value estimator.

If you find new listings in Tarpon Springs today, and make an offer tomorrow, it will take 30 – 45 days to close the sale.  The holidays are just about that close.  Are you looking for waterfront homes in Tarpon Springs, or perhaps golf course homes in Tarpon Springs.  Maybe you want to be close to parks, or the Pinellas Bike Trail.  There is shopping,  lots of recreation, including boating, fishing, bicycling on the Pinellas Bike Trail, and lots of golf.  The City of Tarpon Springs has a golf course that has undergone significant upgrading recently and is a very nice course, and affordable.  There are several other excellent courses in Tarpon Springs, including Crescent Oaks, Lansbrook and Cypress Run, to mention just a few.

Are you interested in new listings in Tarpon Springs or the recent trends in real estate in Tarpon Springs?  Try our Market Insider to see all you could want to know about an area, from shopping to schools to listing and sale prices of home in a zip code.

The Sponge Docks in Tarpon Springs are a wonderful place for shopping, get a real sponge, and eating some outstanding food, with Greek cuisine an area specialty. There are working shrimp boats docked along the river docks along the Sponge Docks and you can purchase fresh caught fish and shrimp at several markets in the area.  Fresh, local shrimp simply cannot be beat, it is wonderfully delicious.

So, take a look below to see the new listings in Tarpon Springs.  You never know, your dream home just might have been listed very recently and you can be the first to know.

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Dunedin Condos for Sale

October 2nd, 2014

If you are looking for Dunedin condos for sale, here is the place.  Just scroll down and you will see a complete list.

There are many, many reasons to want to find Dunedin condos for sale, the location is one and the lifestyle is another.  This is a vibrant little city with plenty of things to do in Dunedin all the time.  Now that our favorite Snowbirds are returning from the north, here is a sampling of things to do in Dunedin.

The first weekend in October sees the Dunedin Brewery hosting Oktobeerfest, from Oct. 2-4 at the Dunedin brewery.

For classic car buffs, try the Dunedin Classic & Custom Car Show on October 4, from 9 am to 3 pm.  Last year, over 3,000 people attended this fun event.  It is at Main St. and Broadway in downtown.

More fun is coming when downtown starts the Films in the Park.  Friday evening, October 3, starting at dark, in Pioneer Park in downtown Dunedin, will be a FREE showing of Mary Poppins on the park concert stage.  Bring your own chairs and enjoy this classic film.  It will be fun for the whole family.  You can bring your own refreshments, or there will be refreshments available to purchase in the park.

Looking ahead to November, a big event, which brings in thousands of visitors for the weekend, is the Dunedin Wines the Blues.  This happy event will be November 8 from 5 – 11 PM.  There will be lots of entertainment, great blues musicians playing all evening, the local restaurants will be serving their outstanding menu items up and down Main Street, there will be vendors with various gift items available, and the merchants will be open late to accommodate the influx of visitors.  Come to Dunedin, enjoy the food, fun and music.

These are just a few reasons for people to look for Dunedin condos for sale, the fun, the lifestyle.  Want to know what your home is worth, or maybe that dream home in Dunedin?  Find out now.  Mark some of these events on your calendar, Dunedin is a great place to live, or just visit.

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Looking for Palm Harbor Homes for Sale?

September 16th, 2014

If you are looking for Palm Harbor homes for sale, you are in the right place.  You can get lots of information about Palm Harbor homes for sale below, where there are plenty of homes for sale.

The important part of looking for Palm Harbor homes for sale is the lifestyle in Palm Harbor.  There is the Palm Harbor University High School, rated in the top 10% of schools in the state.  This high school has excellent academics, solid athletic programs, and wonderful extracurricular activities.  The Pinellas bike trail goes right through Palm Harbor.  This bike trail allows the bicyclist to ride from Tarpon Springs to St. Petersburg, with side trips to Honeymoon Island or the Anclote River and not have to compete with automobiles on the roadways.

Of course, the Gulf of Mexico is the western boundary of Palm Harbor.  There is wonderful boating, fishing, and just plain enjoying the water.  Drop your kayak in the Gulf and you just might see manatees, or dolphins.

Downtown historic Palm Harbor has good restaurants, including Peggy Oneills, Iris and Ivy a creative florist, the Thirsty Marlin with patio dining, and during the year, especially the “snowbird” season, there will be outdoor festivals.  Some of the festivals include an arts and crafts festival, the Citrus Festival with food and drink and a midway for the kids, and the hugely entertaining Parrothead Festival with great music and food.

Or you can go to the East Lake Woodlands area with beautiful executive homes and East Lake High School.  There are walking trails in calming wooded areas, bike trails for those who want to ride for miles in relative quiet, and golf courses abound in the East Lake area.  Among the golf courses that are nearby to East lake include the East Lake Country Club and the Lansbrook Golf Club.

And, it is only a short drive to the Gulf of Mexico, or to the Tampa International Airport.

So, take a look at Palm Harbor homes for sale.  You will like what you see.

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Dunedin Homes for Sale

September 15th, 2014

Are you interested in Dunedin homes for sale?  Why wouldn’t you look at Dunedin since it is a great community to live in.  The lifestyle is incredible.  Dunedin has festivals where the entire downtown area is closed to motor vehicles and is open to pedestrian traffic only.  The shops and restaurants remain open, vendors line the street and plenty of food and beverages are available.  Some of the festivals are Arts and Crafts, Juried Art Show, Dunedin Wines the Blues (not whines, but really – it is wines), Mardi Gras, Old Fashioned Christmas and lots, lots more.

Dunedin is a fabulous little city on the Gulf of Mexico and is just across the intra-coastal waterway from world famous Clearwater Beach.  There are wonderful Dunedin homes for sale for every budget.  Do you want a magnificent home on the Gulf, or a charming Craftsman bungalow  with wrap-around porch and picket fence near the water, or a comfortable ranch home set back a little way from the Gulf so that flood insurance is minimal.

What’s so special about some of the aspects of Dunedin?  The Black Pearl, a world class restaurant on Main Street that is a Mobil Guide rated establishment.  Do you prefer al fresco dining, then how about Cafe Alfresco which is right on the Pinellas bike trail.  You can ride your bicycle to Cafe Alfresco, or just to the downtown area, park you bike at any of the several artistic bike racks around town, then walk to other fine eateries, like Casa Tina’s for authentic Mexican food, Kelley’s Chic a Boom Room for wonderful American food, Bon Apetit for white table cloth dining, Old Bay Cafe for fresh caught seafood and ice cold beer on the patio overlooking the Gulf, and finish the day with Strachans hand made ice cream.

These are reasons to look at Dunedin homes for sale.  Match your lifestyle to your home, find the value of your home, or that favorite Dunedin home..  Dunedin homes for sale, this is the lifestyle.

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Palm Harbor Homes for Sale

August 26th, 2014

MLS 12 PH 401 Driftwood E Canal & Floating DockPalm Harbor homes for sale for $200,000 to $300,000 are fairly plentiful.  Palm Harbor is an unincorporated area in Pinellas County and has one of the area’s most desirable high schools, Palm Harbor University High School. The community has the benefit of being on the Gulf Coast, so access to fishing, boating and beaches is very easy.  For people who like golf, there are lots of golf courses in the area, including Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course, home of the PGA’s Valspar Chamionship tournament in the spring.

Palm Harbor has a quaint downtown area, with some great places to socialize, including Molly Goodheads, Peggy O’Neills, Thirsty Marlin among many, where people meet to eat and socialize. Check out the Palm Harbor homes for sale for $200,000 to $300,000 below and find one that fits your lifestyle.  Once you have found the right home, take advantage of the area, visit the restaurants in downtown Old Palm Harbor, or go up to US 19 and find some more great places, including the Lucky Dill Deli, where you get huge NY style sandwiches in this very New York style deli.  Great food, great value.

The Gulf of Mexico is the western boundary for Palm Harbor.  This makes for some unsurpassed sunsets, grab a cup of coffee, head to the water after a day at the office, and relax while the sun provides yet another spectacular sunset and splash of changing colors.  Or grab your bicycle and ride along the Pinellas Trail, for as far as you like and never have to share the road with a motor vehicle.  The trail starts in Tarpon Springs and goes all the way south to St. Pete, passing through communities like Tarpon Springs, Palm Harbor, Dunedin – with a ready side trail to Honeymoon Island, Clearwater – with a bike trail to Clearwater Beach, and so many more communities along the Gulf Coast.

If you like the Florida lifestyle, Palm Harbor has it all for you.  There are beaches, bike trails, nature walks, shopping, restaurants, and Palm Harbor homes for sale for $200,000 to $300,000.  Check it out, you are going to love Palm Harbor.

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