Steve Eckhardt's Tampa Bay Area Luxury Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cornerstone Properties International - BK3231458
Local insight about the Tampa & Sarasota areas, economic conditions that affect the luxury housing market, and unique marketing ideas that help you sell your home.
If you're looking to get a good deal by buying a Tampa or Sarasota foreclosure, keep in mind that many of the homeowners not only didn't have money for the mortgage, they probably didn't have money for the upkeep of the house either.  If you've found a home you're interested in, here's a short ch...
Even with all the homes up for sale, some people just have to have new construction.  It's clean, it's new and nobody else has ever lived in it.  Understandable, but a word to the wise.  If you go for a newly constructed home, bring your real estate agent. Why, you ask?  Isn't there a site agent ...
As a Tampa real estate broker, I get to meet people from all ends of the spectrum: buyers, sellers, renters, etc.  I also come across other agents, and it constantly amazes me at the different outlooks surrounding the real estate profession.  Many buyers think sellers and real estate agents are o...
Special Pricing On Arthur Rutenberg Inventory Homes Check Out Our Summer Specials Ladera  -  1404 Merry Water Drive, Lutz  - $1,699,000 A spectacular Tuscan home on beautiful Lake Merry Water.  Overwhelmingly exquisite from the moment you walk through the grand foyer entrance.  The Alicante feat...
The Greater Tampa Association Of Realtors reported home sales of 1429 units for April of 2009.  This number was up from the previous month and is the second highest number of sales recorded since December 2006.  Market inventory dropped to 16,127 homes (11.29 months of inventory), the lowest leve...
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Sales of million dollar homes took a dive in 2008 for both the Greater Tampa Bay area and the Greater Sarasota/Bradenton areas.  The scarcity of jumbo loans, falling investment portfolios, and economic pessimism all contributed to the slow sales in the luxury home market. The following statistics...
The following is a blog that I posted last night under the title "30% Off Sale On Homes".  I can't tell you how happy I was to be watching Fox News this morning and see Lawrence Yun, the Chief Economist for the National Association Of Realtors stating that the latest figures had housing affordabi...
Take A Video Tour Situated on almost seven acres, this luxury residence is a one of a kind masterpiece with over 4800 square feet of living space. As you step into the foyer, you are drawn to the soaring 30 foot coffered ceilings and a dramatic curved staircase. Travertine floors are found throu...
1655 BAY HARBOR LN, SARASOTA - $5,749,900 - Beauty and craftsmanship go hand in hand in this splendid Mediterranean masterpiece. In addition to the incredible full bay views, this exclusive residence features five spacious bedroom suites, study, loft, six and one half bathrooms, library, family ...

Steve Eckhardt

Tampa, St Petersburg, and Sarasota Luxury Broker
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Local insight about the Tampa & Sarasota areas, economic conditions that affect the luxury housing market, and unique marketing ideas that help you sell your home. Steve Eckhardt is the Founder, President, & CEO of Cornerstone Properties & Investments. He has been recognized by Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate and has established himself as one of the area’s preeminent purveyors of luxury homes. His company, Cornerstone Properties & Investments, is a full service luxury boutique firm listing and selling some of the most expensive properties in Greater Tampa Bay and the Sarasota Gulf Coast Regions. His skilled team is committed to providing legendary client service with an unparalleled standard of integrity and expertise. Known for high-profile properties and clients, Steve can provide access to the most exclusive neighborhoods with complete confidentiality. His high regard for client's privacy is what keeps them referring friends and colleagues. We serve the Greater Tampa Bay, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Siesta Key, and Longboat Key markets.