Condos under $350,000 in the Tampabay St. Pete area.
I was showing property in St Pete beach, Treasure Island and Seminole yesterday. We looked at the Bridge Hampton Bay in St Pete Beach,($340,000) the Treasure Cay units on Paradise Island in Treasure Island ($325,000) and Sunketch (which I personally like because of the garage space)on Isle of Capri also in Treasure Island ($290,000)
My clients liked some features in each unit or complex but they felt they were not getting enough for their money.
I all the units we saw were about 20 years old or older, 2 bedrooms 2 bath around 1000 square feet other than the Sunketch no garages. But all of them allowed small pets which was the most important thing for my clients.
Long story short, to make them understand they the need to move off the beach to get more for their money I took the to Seminole which is a 10 minute drive to Madeira beach. We went to see Shores of Long bayou. What a difference they instantly fell in love with the complex and the unit.
More than 1800 square feet 3 bedroom 2 bath separate washer and dryer room lots of closet space corner unit with lots of windows and light coming in, only 4 years old and 2 oversized one car garages and all this for under $300,000 in a gated community.
Now my clients have to rethink, what is more important? Living 3 or 4 minutes from the beach or living 10 minutes from the beach and getting twice as much for your money. Here in St Pete the real estate market is changing by the day, it is a fantastic time to buy, a lot of sellers are very motivated and the prices have come down a lot, but you need to know the area and your options before you make a decision.