Largo, FL Real Estate News

By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Bayou Club is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1990's. These elegant homes in this gated community are nestled around Bayou Golf Course between Belcher and Starkey Rd and north of 76 Ave. North. The community is gated for the security of the residents.  Bardmoor Golf and Tennis club is close by with an olympic size swimming pool and The Bayou Gulf Club, a private country club, is also nearby. You will definitely want to check out the lifestyle these homes to offer! Bayou Club is located close to the Gulf beaches, wonderful shopping and dining, great schools and Tampa International Airport. Its central location makes it easy for residents to commute to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater or go sunbathing at the beaches. The contents of this posting are the property of...
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By Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life)
I met Aniee last year--she called on one of my listings, looking for something she could purchase as a lease-option.  I could tell right away she was a 'can-do' kind of a person, her enthusiasm and sparkle (yes, I said sparkle!) virtually crackles right through the phone when she's happy. Today she's not so happy--after over a year of painstakingly cleaning up a few minor credit issues, paying some things down or off, applying for CDC down payment assistance and attending the classes, having several offers fall through becasue the houses would not pass FHA or CDC inspections, AND after waiting six months to get an answer on our last offer--a short sale... after all that... Now, her mortgage broker says the only way she can get a loan is by coming up with 3.5% down on the house--the requ...
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By New Tampa Property Management
(Rent New Tampa, Inc.)
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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
On July 11, 2009, Saturday the Largo Recreation, Parks, & Arts Department is giving you a something-FREE day to play starting at 9 a.m. There will be something FREE at some locations. Click here to view the locations and for more information. Largo Community Center 65 Fourth St. NW 9 a.m., auditorium, Kelly Christensen, aerobics demonstration; 10 a.m. auditorium, Barb Fletcher, line dancing; 10 a.m. Room 2, Tutterow Dancers; 10 a.m. Room 3, Balloon Spectacular; 11:15 a.m., auditorium, ice cream social and movie.   Highland Recreation Department 400 Highland Ave. 9 a.m., Highland Program Expo, Uptown Clowns; 10 a.m., Largo Skate Park, skateboard lessons and Heart of Largo Fruity Cones demonstration; 10 a.m., Bayside Gymnastics demonstration; 10:30 a.m., Kim Jackson Youth Karate demonstra...
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By Jan Whitlow, ASPM
(Coastal Properties Group International)
April 24, 2009 shall be etched in my mind!  That is the day that Outlook stopped and my technology work life became a nightmare.  As I had a Dell computer I called them first ... after (no kidding) about 12 hour on the phone with them over about 4 days Outlook was not restored; I had lost lost of my emails and lots of contact information but I was left with Incrediablemail and purchases "to fix everything" to the tune of about $450.  The dancing butler and Elvis voice made me crazy!!  I was  D O N E  with Dell told them never to call me again - I was not cursing, nor rude but definitely  D O N E  !!  Here is the weird part - my customer service rep was overly enthusiastic, "scary helpful" and called me for 5-6 more days repeatedly on my office & cell phones - this is after I forbade him...
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By Jan Whitlow, ASPM
(Coastal Properties Group International)
"The purple wall needs to be painted!", Jan Whitlow, ASPM, IAHSP.  Although strong colors, purple even pink may be absolutely fine for living and your personalized decor' it is not right for selling.    "How we live on our Homes and how we Sell them are two different things.", according to Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging®.  During a sale a Home becomes a House and hence a commodity for sale - it has to be packaged properly and then marketed.   By neutralizing colors throughout the home it is proven you get more showings, more interest & more offers!!! One of the worse pitfalls in real estate listings today is leaving dated colors and old wallpaper in the home.  It draws attention to things the Seller may not like about the home, while 100% of their attention should be on what ...
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By Peter Olsen, Rent To Own Homes, LLC
(Rent To Own Homes, LLC)
Rent To Own!  50% rent credit! 4 bedroom / 3.5 bath, 3700 square foot home in beautiful Largo, FL!!!  The home has a 2 car attached garage adn it sits on a landscaped 1/2 acre!!!  There are many newly updated items on the house including roof, column lamps, mailbox, A/C, water heater, security system, landscaping, inside paint, high end appliances, pergo flooring, and berber carpet.  There is cental heat and A/C and the home is waterfront property!  The rent is $3300/mo and first months rent and $10,000 down required to move in. Please contact us with any questions or visit us at http://www.50statesrent2own.com. Until next time.... Pete Olsen Rent To Own Homes, LLC www.50statesrent2own.com www.activerain.com/blogs/peteolsen01  
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By Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life)
Still attempting to dispel the myths and misinformation about foreclosure homes in Pasco and Pinellas County, our Foreclosure Virtual Bus Tour continues, to several fine Pasco County neighborhoods where the deals are there for those who choose to L@@K! Our first stop, : To GET TICKETS for the next FORECLOSURE BUS TOUR, FILL OUT THE: EASY ONLINE FORM Be sure to tell us how many tickets you'll need, the cost for the entire day will be only $25 per person. Thanks for your interest, and best wishes in your home search. For more Tips and strategies if you are facing foreclosure-check my website Facing Foreclosure?GET GOOD ADVICEFREE INFORMATIONwww.RealWorldPropertiesShortSale.com > Search Pinellas Homes FREE How To Buy3, 4 or 5 BedroomBANK OWNED HOMESClick Belowwww.BankOwnedHomes.com
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By Loretta Buckner, Your GREEN Real Estate Consultant For Life!
(Real World Properties, Inc.| Your Real Estate Consultant for Life)
Seriously--with Largo's down-payment assistance program, which gives qualified first-time homebuyers up to $35,000 in down payment assistance, if that were to be applied to one of the foreclosure or short sale homes available RIGHT NOW in Largo (tour a couple below), your mortgage payment would be in the ballpark of under $500, as shown below:      Purchase Data                                                     97% Loan  @ 6.000%       95% Loan            @ 6.000%  90% Loan @ 6.000% Purchase Price $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 $100,000 Downpayment $3,000 $5,000 $10,000 $20,000   Loan Amount $97,000 $95,000 $90,000 $80,000 Monthly Payments         Principal & Interest (360 Mos.) $582 $570 $540 $480 Estimated Mortgage Insurance $78 $62 $39 None Home Owner's Association Fees $0 $0 $0 $0   E...
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By Jan Whitlow, ASPM
(Coastal Properties Group International)
  Today I made Active Rain the first thing I do instead of the last thing I think about before I drift off to sleep ... I have been so busy!  My Staging business is taking off resulting in no time to prepare for Christmas.  I have been running like road runner trying to get everything done.  I think I have achieved it!  Well, this is the day that we just say, "Well if I haven't done it by now it can wait."  OR "What I have forgotten is just that.  I will take care of it after Christmas." Our Christmas is a mix.  My father in law is in failing health and in the hospital.  This is the 3rd or 4th stay there since October.  He was always an active man, working 7 days a week but now is inactive; confined to a wheelchair.  I love this man; he has been like a father to me for 35 years.  I met ...
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By Jan Whitlow, ASPM
(Coastal Properties Group International)
To my surprise & delight I logged on to Active Rain tonight and find myself a Featured Member!  WOW!!  Just a little blogging and see what you can do.  Thank you all who have read my blog, responded ... this is fun! It's been so hectic since Thanksgiving.  I am in the midst of several Staging Projects all at price points and Stages.  Some are starting, some have sold, are ending and some projects are holding their own! It's been a banner year for my business - many thanks to the following Real Estate Agents in Hillsborough, Pinellas & Pasco counties for growing my business.  I appreciate the faith you put in me and the fact that you allowed me to be my (imperfect) self and move forward in spite of myself! Brian Andrus Stonebridge Real Estate Clearwater, FL Lorraine Armstrong Urban Cotta...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Check out the  Largo/Mid-Pinellas Chamber of Commerce and the new young professionals group, HYPE (Helping Young Professionals emerge) I think this could be a very interesting thing for Pinellas County  It is for people between the ages of 21 and 39 that are  looking to make contacts in the regional business community.  This is the ideal opportunity.  Get in on the ground floor of this exciting and fun new program.   For more information on HYPE Pinellas, e-mail info@hypepinellas.org .  "HYPE IT UP"  is  the Young Professionals Mixer here in Pinellas County Tampabay.held at the Dakota's Bar & Grill, 7924 Ulmerton Road, Largo  33771on Thursday, November 13Time:  5:30 - 7:30 pmCost:  $5 for Chamber members, $10 for non-membersRegister by calling (727) 584-2321 or e-mailing info(at)largoch...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
These are beautiful spacious, affordable, condos in Largo  are very convenient to beaches, Clearwater, St Petersburg, Tampa, shopping, theme parks and more!  These condos are 2 bedrooms and 1 bath with a price in the low $100,000's. You will love the gorgeous grounds with sparkling pool, lush landscaping, clubhouse, on site workout facility, two scenic ponds and pet friendly!     The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Mabe and  Solaris Realty of TampaBay. Pam Mabe is a broker working in the Pinellas and Hillsborough area helping buyers and sellers buy and sell homes.  Contact Pam at 813-245-0316 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Hillsborough, Pinellas or Pasco County area. Information is provided in this blog with the intent to educate homeowners ...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Saturday, October 25th is a date to mark in your calender since it is the day all ghosts and goblins will be gathering in Largo's Central Park  from 4 pm to 10 pm for the Spooktacular!!! There will be trick or treating going on and there will be inflatables, slides, various activities and games to participate in! There will also be a specific teen area with music and dancing for the 'older' crowd of youngsters! Pets, alcohol and coolers will not be allowed in the park during this event and there is a minimal charge to participate (wristbands will be given out). The event is hosted by the Largo Recreation Center and admission is reduced with a Rec Card!
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
You can support our Pinellas County 4H Clubs by ordering apples and pecans through Pinellas County's Extension Office at 12520 Ulmerton Rd in Largo! Don't miss your chance to place your order for wonderfully fresh apples and pecans. Your money helps support the 4H Youth Programs at the Pinellas County Extension's facility on Ulmerton Road!!! Call the Extension Office at 727-582-2528 to place your order by Wednesday, October 1st!!!! Remember, the Pinellas County Extension is also the place to go with all of your gardening questions! We are lucky to have this wonderful facility right here in our county!!!  
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By Diana Lavely, Real Estate Agent in Largo Pinellas County, Tampabay Real Estate
(St Pete Realty)
Hi everyone:  Just wanted to introduce myself.  I just got invited by my broker, Anne Hensel.  She told me that this is an absolutely awesome site, that I can learn alot and meet wonderful people. I am very excited to be part of this activerain community, and I'm looking forward to find my way around.  Any tips are highly appreciated. 
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Bardmoor Courtyard is a subdivision of elegant, stately homes priced in the $500,000's and up. The community is gated for the security of the residents. The subdivision located just off of Starkey Rd in Largo. Bardmoor Golf and Tennis club is just around the corner with an olympic size swimming pool and The Bayou Gulf Club, a private country club, is right by. You will definitely want to check out the lifestyle these homes to offer! Bardmoor Courtyard is located close to the Gulf beaches, wonderful shopping and dining, great schools and Tampa International Airport. Its central location makes it easy for residents to commute to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater or go sunbathing at the beaches. The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Mabe and  Solaris Realty of TampaBay. To ...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Bayou Club is a subdivision of single family homes built in the late 1990's. These elegant homes in this gated community are nestled around Bayou Golf Course between Belcher and Starkey Rd and north of 76 Ave. North. The community is gated for the security of the residents.  Bardmoor Golf and Tennis club is close by with an olympic size swimming pool and The Bayou Gulf Club, a private country club, is also nearby. You will definitely want to check out the lifestyle these homes to offer! Bayou Club is located close to the Gulf beaches, wonderful shopping and dining, great schools and Tampa International Airport. Its central location makes it easy for residents to commute to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater or go sunbathing at the beaches. To view homes for sale in the Pasco, Pinellas an...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Largo was named after Lake Largo which at the time was the largest lake in the area. Today, Lake Largo no longer exists as it was drained. Largo was originally settled by citrus farmers but a hard freeze in the early 1960's sestroyed many of the trees and the groves were sold off to developers who built homes for a growing population. Today, Largo is a community of more than 74,000 residents and is a little bigger then 16 square miles. It is the third largest city in Pinellas County. Largo is centrally located in Pinellas County. It is south of Clearwater and north of Seminole and Pinellas Park. It touches the Intracoastal on the southwest and Tampa Bay on the northeast. The city has lots of lakes, with the largest being Taylor Lake.   The contents of this posting are the property of Pa...
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By Pam Joffe
(Solaris Realty)
Bardmoor Courtyard is a subdivision of elegant, stately homes priced in the $500,000's and up. The community is gated for the security of the residents. The subdivision located just off of Starkey Rd in Largo. Bardmoor Golf and Tennis club is just around the corner with an olympic size swimming pool and The Bayou Gulf Club, a private country club, is right by. You will definitely want to check out the lifestyle these homes to offer! Bardmoor Courtyard is located close to the Gulf beaches, wonderful shopping and dining, great schools and Tampa International Airport. Its central location makes it easy for residents to commute to Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater or go sunbathing at the beaches. The contents of this posting are the property of Pam Mabe and  Solaris Realty of TampaBay. To v...
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