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Tampa Luxury Home Housing Report - October 2017

by Craig & Linda Nowicke

 

The charts below show the 7-day and 90-day rolling averages for list pricedays on market, and inventory for the metro area's luxury market (e.g. top 10 zips with median prices above $500k)

ILHM-TAMPA VS NATIONAL

The charts below compare the ilhm-tampa luxury market with the ILHM National Luxury Market Index and show 90-day rolling averages for Median List Price and Days on Market.

The chart below shows the Altos Market Action Index for the metro area's luxury market and the National Index.

Statistics provided by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.

Courtesy of Tampa FL Realtor Linda Nowicke.

Tampa Luxury Home Housing Report - June 2017

by Craig & Linda Nowicke

The charts below show the 7-day and 90-day rolling averages for list pricedays on market, and inventory for the metro area's luxury market (e.g. top 10 zips with median prices above $500k)

 

ILHM-TAMPA VS NATIONAL

The charts below compare the ilhm-tampa luxury market with the ILHM National Luxury Market Index and show 90-day rolling averages for Median List Price and Days on Market.

The chart below shows the Altos Market Action Index for the metro area's luxury market and the National Index.

Statistics provided by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.

Courtesy of Tampa FL Realtor Linda Nowicke.

Tampa Luxury Home Housing Report - March 2017

by Craig & Linda Nowicke

The charts below show the 7-day and 90-day rolling averages for list pricedays on market, and inventory for the metro area's luxury market (e.g. top 10 zips with median prices above $500k)

ILHM-TAMPA VS NATIONAL

The charts below compare the ilhm-tampa luxury market with the ILHM National Luxury Market Index and show 90-day rolling averages for Median List Price and Days on Market.

The chart below shows the Altos Market Action Index for the metro area's luxury market and the National Index.

Statistics provided by the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing.

Courtesy of Tampa FL Realtor Linda Nowicke.

Tampa Bay Area’s Top Elementary Schools Ranked

by Craig & Linda Nowicke

 

Niche.com created rankings based on test scores, teaching quality and district quality, among other factors. Is your school on the list?


When it comes to standardized test scores, student-teacher ratios and other factors that help define quality in education, some schools simply perform better than others.

To put a spotlight on those who do public education right, the website Niche.com looks at such metrics as student diversity, teacher quality, test scores and classroom size to develop rankings of the best public elementary schools across the country and state. The website itself was founded in 2002 by students from Carnegie Mellon University to provide reviews and information about colleges, public schools, neighborhoods and more.

Its 2017 Best Public Schools in Florida rankings were recently released with a breakout report for the Tampa Bay area included. Here are the Top 25 public elementary schools from the Tampa metro area, according to Niche.com:

  1. Tampa Palms Elementary, Tampa
  2. MacFarlane Park Magnet School, Tampa
  3. Perkins Elementary, St. Petersburg
  4. Curtis Fundamental, Dunedin
  5. Chiles Elementary, Tampa
  6. James B. Sanderlin, St. Petersburg
  7. Clark Elementary, Tampa
  8. Lakeview Fundamental, St. Petersburg
  9. Pride Elementary, Tampa
  10. Westchase Elementary, Tampa
  11. McKitrick Elementary, Lutz
  12. Dayspring Academy, Port Richey
  13. Bevis Elementary, Lithia
  14. Bryant Elementary, Tampa
  15. Countryside Montessori, Land O’ Lakes
  16. Grady Elementary, Tampa
  17. Pasadena Fundamental, St. Petersburg
  18. Northwest Elementary, Tampa
  19. Bay Vista Fundamental, St. Petersburg
  20. Gorrie Elementary, Tampa
  21. Douglas L. Jamerson Jr., St. Petersburg
  22. Schwarzkopf Elementary, Lutz
  23. Mitchell Elementary, Tampa
  24. Plato Academy, Largo
  25. Ballast Point Elementary, Tampa

To check out the full list of 100, visit Niche online.

Courtesy of Tampa FL Realtor Linda Nowicke.   

Lutz FL Home For Sale: 19422 Heritage Harbor Pkwy

by Craig & Linda Nowicke

Lutz FL Home For Sale:

19422 Heritage Harbor Pkwy, Lutz FL 33558
MLS# T2844940

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 3,810 Square Feet | Heritage Harbor

NO EXPENSE HAS BEEN SPARED! POPULAR 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 BATH FLOOR PLAN ON CONSERVATION AREA in a secure gated & patrolled resort-style GOLF community! NEW TROPICAL LANDSCAPING & yard lighting greets you! Living/dining room combination boasts glossy HARDWOOD FLOORS! The UPGRADED KITCHEN is a chef’s dream with GRANITE COUNTERS/BACK SPLASH, NEW LG STAINLESS appliance package with 5 YEAR warranty, including a FRENCH-STYLE REFRIGERATOR, 42” MAPLE cabinets, built-in desk & walk-in pantry! The kitchen blends seamlessly with the family room complete with NEW TILE FLOORS & a large walk-in closet! NEW GRANITE IN ALL BATHS BY JAN 3!! A half bath & laundry room with overhead storage completes the first level. The LARGE MASTER SUITE offers a double door entry, a sitting room & windows with sweeping views of the POND, CONSERVATIO AREA & the 18th GREEN! The master bath boasts new porcelain tile, 2 LARGE WALK-IN CLOSETS, dual sinks, a walk-in shower & garden tub. Three additional bedrooms share 2 newly-tiled FULL BATHS!! The fully-screened PEBBLE TEC SALTWATER POOL trimmed in BRICK PAVERS features a waterfall, ‘conversation’ seating & a shallow wading area perfect for tots! Just steps to the CLUBHOUSE with a FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANT, HUGE COMMUNITY POOL with SWIM LANES & KIDS SPLASH POOL, 40’ TALL WATER SLIDE, FITNESS, 18 HOLES OF CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF, DRIVING RANGE, lighted CLAY TENNIS and BASKETBALL courts, in-line HOCKEY rink, sand VOLLEYBALL, Bocce ball, children’s PLAYGROUND & NEW PARK INCLUDING A NEW DOG PARK! Close to the Vet’s X-way, the TPC GOLF COURSE, Publix & TOP-RATED SCHOOLS!! 

Marketed by Tampa FL Realtor Linda Nowicke!

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Tampa FL Real Estate Market Trends for September 2016

by Craig & Linda Nowicke

mortgage rates

Freddy Mac reports that mortgage rates staying low. Here are the national averages for mortgage rates during the week ending Oct. 6:

  • 30-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 3.42 percent, with an average 0.5 point, unchanged from last week. A year ago, 30-year rates averaged 3.76 percent.
  • 15-year fixed-rate mortgages: averaged 2.72 percent, with an average 0.5 point, also unchanged from last week’s average. Last year at this time, 15-year rates averaged 2.99 percent.
  • 5-year hybrid adjustable-rate mortgages: averaged 2.80 percent, with an average 0.4 point, dropping slightly from last week’s 2.81 percent average. A year ago, 5-year ARMs averaged 2.88 percent.

With rates like this, is it time for you to buy a home? If so, just hit reply to get started!

Take a look at how many folks bought homes in our market last month…

Tampa Real Estate Market Report - August 2016

Hillsborough County real estate sales statistics for Sept 2016 show the number of homes sold increased by 5.59%.  The average sales price increased by 10.09%. The median sales price increased by 13.95% for the month, while market times decreased by 10 days.

Hillsborough
County
Homes
Sold
Average
Sales Price
Median
Sales Price
Average
Market Times
Sept 2016 2,172 $243,856 $205,000 54
Sept 2015
2,057 $221,627 $179,900 64






Pasco County 
real estate sales statistics for Sept 2016 show the number of homes sold increased by 4.03%.  The average sales price increased by 14.43%. The median sales price increased by 26.0% for the month, while market times decreased by 13 days.

Pasco
County
Homes
Sold
Average
Sales Price
Median
Sales Price
Average
Market Times
Sept 2016
1,057 $183,663 $170,000 65
Sept 2015 1,016 $159,496 $136,450 78






Pinellas County 
real estate sales statistics for Sept 2016 show the number of homes sold decreased by 0.41%.  The average sales price increased by 8.26%. The median sales price increased by 12.8% for the month, while market times decreased by 34 days.

Pinellas
County
Homes
Sold
Average
Sales Price
Median
Sales Price
Average
Market Times
Sept 2016
1,911 $248,025 $185,000 41
Sept 2015
1,919 $229,096 $164,000 75






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Welcome to 23332 Dinhurst Court, in Plantation Palms, Land O Lakes Florida!

Plantation Palms proudly presents this 3,556 square foot 2-story home, featuring four bedrooms with 1st floor master suite; 3 ½ baths; a 3-car garage; and a sparkling pool in a spacious lanai, all located on a premium homesite along the 2nd fairway of the Plantation Palms golf course!

A charming front sitting area invites you to enter the home through custom, leaded-glass front doors.

Bright windows illuminate the dramatic 2-story foyer and living room, imparting a warm glow to the gorgeous wood floors.
This dramatic open feel extends to the connected dining room, family room, and kitchen. Architectural details abound, including art niches, custom ceilings, and wood floors throughout the dining room and family room.

Accented columns define the formal dining room space, which features a 10’ tray ceiling.

The spacious family room features a wall of glass doors with open views into the outdoor seating area, pool and golf course beyond.

The chef-inspired kitchen boasts 42” wood cabinets, solid surface countertops, glass cooktop, built-in wall oven and microwave, a large island, two pantries and a built-in desk.

The roomy breakfast nook looks into the pool area and golf course through a large, bright aquarium window.

The stunning master’s retreat features upgraded base and crown molding plus an elevated, private sitting area with expansive views to the pool and golf course through lovely bay windows.

A spacious master bath features dual basins, a large walk-in closet with built-ins, a jetted soaking tub and separate walk-in shower.
An office or den is located on the first floor with convenient access to the adjacent half bath.

The grand staircase draws your eyes upward and leads you past decorative art shelves to the second level. The bright, cheery loft opens to the entry foyer and living room below.

Bedrooms two and three share a Jack & Jill bath, and a fourth bedroom guest suite has a private full bath.

This home is built for entertaining. The family room opens into the spacious lanai, which features a refreshing pool, covered seating area, and endless views up and down the 2nd fairway of Plantation Palms golf course.

Gated Plantation Palms is steps to the community sports complex, library, top-rated schools and loads of restaurants and shops. A new brand-name outlet mall is just minutes away!

23332 Dinhurst Court – your new home in Plantation Palms, Land O Lakes Florida!

For more information please call Linda Nowicke at 813-413-4343; email info@TampaRealtyNow.com; or visit our web site at TampaRealtyNow.com.

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Land O Lakes FL Home For Sale: 23332 Dinhurst Dr

by Craig & Linda Nowicke
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Land O Lakes FL Home For Sale

2332 Dinhurst Drive, Land O Lakes FL 34639

4 Bedrooms | 3.5 Baths | 3,556 Square Feet | Plantation Palms
MLS# T2846024

MAKE A GRAND ENTRANCE!! TROPICAL PALMS & decorative landscape borders welcome you into this TASTEFULLY APPOINTED HOME with 3,556 sf, 4 Bedrooms, 3.1 Baths, a 3-car garage & SCREENED POOL on a PREMIUM HOME SITE! DOUBLE LEADED GLASS front doors leads into the DRAMATIC 2-STORY FOYER, living room & dining room. HARDWOOD FLOORS grace all of the main living areas. THE CHEF'S KITCHEN boasts 42” WOOD CABINETS, a full appliance pkg incl WALL OVEN, microwave, glass cooking surface, ISLAND, 2 PANTRIES, a built-in desk & a BREAKFAST NOOK with a BAY WINDOW! The adjoining family room with surround sound pre-wire features a WALL OF GLASS DOORS that opens to the POOL & SCREENED LANAI! A convenient 1st floor home office/den has an adjacent ½ bath. The 1ST FLOOR MASTER RETREAT has NEW PAINT, CROWN MOLDING, upgraded base molding & boasts an ELEVATED SITTING AREA! The SPA-LIKE MASTER BATH features dual sinks, a LARGE WALK-IN CLOSET WITH BUILT-INS, a JETTED soaking tub & separate walk-in shower. The grand winding staircase draws the eyes upward & leads to the second level where you will find a LOFT, 2 LARGE bedrooms that share a JACK N JILL BATH & bedroom 4 complete with its own FULL BATH! The carpets are 3 yrs new! GATED PLANTATION PALMS offers a NEWLY OPENED 18-HOLE CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSE, FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANT with nightly specials & NEW MINIATURE GOLF COURSE! TOP-RATED SCHOOLS INCL LAND O LAKES IB HS! Convenient to Publix, a LARGE COMMUNITY SPORTS COMPLEX, the NEW TAMPA PRIME OUTLET MALL, Costcos & NEW HOSPITALS!!

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3 Tips For a Successful Yard Sale

by Craig & Linda Nowicke

yard sale

The change of seasons means it’s time to clean out your house and get rid of things you don’t need.  This is the time of year that yard sales abound.  Some yard sales are more profitable than others and there are many reasons why that is so.  Below are a few tips for a successful yard sale. 

  1. The first thing you should do to make sure that your yard sale is successful  is to advertise it.  There are many ways you can advertise your yard sale.  One way you can advertise your yard sale is by word of mouth.  Tell everyone you know when your yard sale will be and the items you plan to have in your sale.  Another way to advertise your yard sale is with signs.  Be sure to put out a few signs in different locations so that everyone can see that there is a yard sale coming soon.  Lastly be sure to advertise your yard sale in your local paper.  This is a great way to get the word out that you have an upcoming yard sale.  This needs to be done about a week in advance. 
  2. Another way to have a successful yard sale is to be sure to price your items right. By this I mean do not over price your items but also be sure not to under price them either.  Many times folks make the mistake of not pricing their yard sale items at all.  This makes for a very long day telling everyone how much things are when they ask.  It also leaves them a chance to haggle the price with you and no one wants to deal with that all day. 
  3. A quick way to make a bit of cash during a yard sale on a hot summer day is to offer drinks for $1.00 each.  This may be something that you have your children do so that they can feel included in the day’s festivities.  You might be surprised at just how many people will pay for something cold to drink when they are hot. 

These are just a few ways to help your yard sale be more successful than it might otherwise be.  There are many other great ideas you can put into practice.  Do what works for you and leave the others behind.  Happy Selling! 

Courtesy of Tampa FL Realtor Linda Nowicke.

 

19422 Heritage Harbor Parkway Golf Course Pool Home Lutz Florida

by Craig & Linda Nowicke

Welcome to 19422 Heritage Harbor Parkway, located in Heritage Harbor, Lutz, Florida!

Heritage Harbor proudly presents this prestigious 2,950 square foot home featuring 4 bedrooms, 3 ½ baths, a 2-car garage, sparkling pool with a relaxing waterfall in a large screened lanai, all on conservation in a secure gated & patrolled resort-style golf community that is brimming with amenities! New tropical landscaping & yard lighting invites you to the arched and columned entry! Sidelight and Palladian windows draw light into the foyer, illuminating the art niches and porcelain wood grain tile. The living/dining room combination boasts glossy hardwood floors and a view to the pond. The upgraded kitchen is a chef’s dream with 42” maple cabinets, breakfast bar seating, granite counters and back splash, new LG stainless appliance package with a 5-year warranty, including a French-style refrigerator, built-in desk and walk-in pantry! The kitchen blends seamlessly with the family room complete with new tile floors & a large walk-in closet! There is plenty of space for a casual dining table, full-size sectional furniture, and a large television. This entire great room space enjoys views into the pool and conservation area beyond. A half bath & laundry room with overhead storage completes the first level. The landing on the second level provides access to all the bedrooms. The large master suite offers a double door entry, a large sitting room, and windows with sweeping views of the pond, conservation and the 18th green! The master bath boasts new porcelain tile, a relaxing garden tub, a walk-in shower, dual sinks, and 2 large walk-in closets.
Three additional bedrooms share 2 newly-tiled full baths!! The fully-screened Pebble TEC saltwater pool trimmed in brick pavers features a waterfall, ‘conversation’ seating & a shallow wading area perfect for tots! As the sunset turns into night, you can continue to enjoy this tranquil setting under starlight! Heritage Harbor’s tremendous amenities are never far away. You can see the 18th green from your pool! The home is located just steps to the community center which features a clubhouse with a full-service restaurant and fitness center, a huge community pool w/swim lanes, kids splash pool, 40’ water slide, covered picnic area, lighted clay tennis courts, lighted basketball court, in-line hockey rink, bocce court, beach volleyball, a children’s playground, and even children’s after-school and summer programs! All this plus 18 holes of championship golf, a driving range, and coming soon, a new park including a dog park with separate sections for large and small breeds! It’s close to the Veteran’s expressway, the TPC golf course, Publix and top-rated schools!! 19422 Heritage Harbor Parkway – your new home in Heritage Harbor, Lutz, Florida!

For more information please call Linda Nowicke at 813-413-4343; email info@TampaRealtyNow.com; or visit our web site at TampaRealtyNow.com

Wonder what your Tampa area home is worth? Visit TampaRealtyNow.info

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