Are There any Short Sales or Foreclosures?

Short Sales or Foreclosures in Tampa, Florida I have long held the opinion, however ridiculous that some people who are not from Florida have thought that the streets of Clearwater Beach were littered with gold nuggets just waiting to be picked up if only they made the effort to show up! I say that tongue in cheek and it only … Read More

A Real Estate Market On The Move

Clearwater Beach and Other Florida Real Estate Markets are shifting! If you read my blogs going back to 2010, I have consistently said buy, buy, buy!  The reasons are now becoming obvious.  The Real Estate market in the Clearwater Florida area and other areas around Florida and the nation have begun a systematic recovery.  This is largely governed geographically based on events … Read More

What is a Short Sale?

The Short Sale Process Short sales started to become more common when the market crashed in late 2007 and property values plunged.   Real Estate is such a specialized area though (unless you are buying or selling) that even though most people have heard the term Short Sale, they may have never actually found out what that means.   This … Read More

Whacky New World of Florida Real Estate 2012

The Great 2012 Real Estate Metamorphorsis Just when you think that things cannot get more confusing, they do. Clearwater and the Beach areas in Florida, USA has as odd a situation as you would ever see. A decade ago when Florida Real Estate was beginning to trend up, it was relatively simple. Prices were increasing, inventory was increasing, new projects … Read More

Real Estate 101 – Understanding Short Sales (part 1)

Short Sale Confusion There is a tremendous amount of confusion regarding short sales.  There is also  misinformation being disseminated.  I am going to write a few articles and hopefully answer any questions you may have about short sales or the foreclosure process. I am obviously not able to give legal advice as I am not an attorney.  However, feel free … Read More

Real Estate Market major recovery signs.

Clearwater Beach Property Recovery Here on Clearwater Beach and all around the Tampa Bay area there are signs of recovery in the Real Estate market. This has been going on for 6 months straight now, including single family homes and condos and has led to declines in inventory, increases in sales prices and an increase in the number of sales. … Read More

Clearwater Beach Condo Inventory Drops Dramatically!

Property Buyers – Time to Move For the past year I have been watching trends and suggesting that buyers start thinking about making a move. By following the direction of sales on Clearwater Beach it was not difficult to predict that inventory would begin to diminish. All sales, pricing and inventory graphs show stability over the past 10 months or … Read More

Bank owned deals on Clearwater Beach!

Fantastic Deals on Clearwater Beach Hi Everyone There are fantastic deals are out there and a couple of new ones have popped up. Two bank owned properties, (which are a rarity on the beach these days). 1) Direct Gulf front 1 bedroom, on N. Beach with absolutely spectacular views from the 8th floor. ONLY $159,000. Others just like this have … Read More