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Real Estate newsletter for Saint Petersburg Tampabay,Seminole, St. Pete beach, Madeira Beach  real estate market report.

Hello to everybody. Hope you are having a great summer and taking time off to smell the roses. This is your South Beaches Real Estate newsletter for August, hope you enjoy it.

What is the real estate market doing? The numbers speak for themselves.

June numbers   Existing home sales rose 28 percent last month with a total of 15,850 homes sold statewide compared to 12,339 homes sold in June 2008, according to FAR.

In Florida’s year-to-year comparison for condos, 5,241 units sold statewide compared to 3,771 units in June 2008 for a 39 percent increase. The statewide existing condo median sales price last month was $112,900; in June 2008 it was $180,400 for a 37 percent decrease

July numbers    According to Pinellas Realtor Organization. July home sales rose 26 percent from a year earlier, from 841 to 1,134. Prices dipped 21 percent over that year, from $172,500 to $136,200. The supply of homes on the market is still high but constricting: 12,479 in July 2009 versus 15,919 in July 2008.

I just checked the MLS and we have 98 active short sale listing and bank owned properties just on the Barrier Islands between Tierra Verde and Indian Rocks Beach. Starting at $89,000 all the way to $2,900,000. One really sticks out. A direct beachfront condo at the Fairwinds. Not even 3 years old, over 3300 heated square feet, incredible views onto the Gulf and the beach. Sold in April 2006 for $1,575,000 and is now on the market for $800,000.

The numbers you just read in ourReal Estate newsletter for Saint Petersburg Tampabay, Seminole, St. Pete beach, Madeira Beach real estate market report are showing that it has really picked up.

Property taxes.  For all you guys that do not want to wait for the tax bill. The Pinellas county property appraiser just released the estimated taxes for 2009 a few hours ago.

Click here, http://www.pcpao.org/ on the left hand site click on “search our data base” and so on…….. Once you have clicked on your property you will see a new yellow line and these are your estimated taxes for 2009. Scroll down and see how it changed over the last few years.

Have you ever hit the F1 button on your Computer? Do so if you need help. It will open the help screen for the program you are in.

 I have had it. I am throwing out my Windex and replace it with vinegar. I have three very good reasons.

I just paid $3.98 for a bottle of Windex  (26 ounces) that would make about $20 for a Gallon. Vinegar at Sam’s club is less than $2 per gallon.

Vinegar is much easier on the environment

It can do so much more than Windex and I get to throw out half of my cleaning supply that is now a health hazard zone under my sink. Check out this website if my three reasons made sense to you.

http://www.versatilevinegar.org/usesandtips.html

We get a lot of comments on our new “weather report” check it out; let me know if we forgot something.

 Ok. This was it for  the August Real Estate newsletter for Saint Petersburg Tampabay, Seminole, St. Pete beach, Madeira Beach  real estate market report.

Check out our Q&A section if you have a moment. As always, we are only a phone call away when it comes to all your real estate needs.

Have a fabulous week

Anne and Manny

 

 

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