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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.
Tampa Bay home sales were 34 percent higher in November.  Sales rose from 1,701 in November 2008 to 2,282 in November 2009, according to the Florida Association Of Realtors.  The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors had already announced a 52 percent sales surge in November. Greater Tampa Home S...
Homeowners with mortgages of more than $1 million are defaulting at almost twice the U.S. rate and some are turning to so-called short sales to unload properties as stock-market losses and pay cuts squeeze wealthy borrowers.  Read More About Luxury Real Estate Short Sales Here View All The Luxury...
According to comScore, 5.5 percent of ALL time spent online in the U.S. during the month of November was spent on the social networking site Facebook.  Users spent more time on Facebook than any other website, including Google, YouTube and Yahoo.  In addition, Facebook passed 100 million unique v...
A St. Petersburg waterfront mansion that was once home to Perry Snell, a prominent developer in the early 1900s, has been listed for sale for $18 million. View The Listing Information By Clicking Here Read The Tampa Bay Business Journal Story About The Home By Clicking Here If you are searching f...
Home sales moved up 52 percent from November 2008 to November 2009, according to the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. About 1,641 homes sold last month compared with 1,081 in the same period a year earlier. Read The Full Article At
Great Information about the new Good Faith Estimate that HUD will require all lenders to use starting January 1st, 2010.For the longest time, there was no standardization in good faith estimates presented by Lenders when a loan application is made by a borrower. No standarization here means some ...
A recent report commissioned by Barclays Wealth and written by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows a renewed confidence in residential real estate.  The United States was ranked as the most attractive global real estate market with China and India close behind.  Despite economic and financial t...
Pending home sales have risen for nine months in a row, a first for the series of the index since its inception in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in October, increased 3.7 percent t...
Strong property sales in the Sarasota market in October continued to show a market in recovery with sales 36% higher than October 2008.  Click HERE to read the full report from the Sarasota Association Of Realtors.
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Steve Eckhardt

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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.