June 2010 Home Sales Soar

Single family home sales jumped significantly in June 2010. In the Tampa Bay area 3,226 homes were closed as compared to 2,848 last year in June. In looking at the last eight years in Tampa Bay the lowest point was June 2008 with sales of 2,346 and the high, of course, was June 2005 with sales of 3,751.

Nationally, the US housing market has enjoyed renewed weakness as sales of existing single family homes fell 5.1 percent in June according to the National Assoc. of Realtors when compared to May. But the sales for the year are up 9.8 percent. The month to month drop from May to June is being blamed on the expiration of the tax credits that targeted first time homebuyers.

Condo sales in the Tampa Bay area have surged 36 percent compared to a year ago but the median price fell below $100,000 which is about 13 percent down. Buyers should keep in mind that these numbers for the most part refer to inland condos and not beachfront condos which are considerably more expensive even still.

The are still more great deals for condos on Clearwater Beach but be prepared to spend at least $250,000 and up depending on view, amenities, and condition of condos. For more information, call us at 888 423 5775.

Clearwater Beach is Awesome!

Bright sun. Bright blue sky. Bright white powder sand. These are the things that cross my mind when I think of Clearwater Beach. It’s sunny and dazzling; bustling with life and lots of fun. It’s not a lazy, quiet beach, although you could certainly find your place in the sun and nap the day away. At night, however, this beach stays awake and stays up late. People stroll the boardwalk, the pier and even swim late into the night. There is a nightly event (actually Thursday through Monday) called Sunsets at Pier 60, which starts a few hours before sunset and brings together local artists and craftsmen selling their work. Street performers and live music add to the festival feel. Pier 60 costs 50 cents to walk out to the end, and it’s well worth your coins. From the pier, you can watch dolphins splashing as well as see pelicans and herons diving for fish. Walk out to the end and you’ll find fishermen with their catch of the day.

Back on the beach, you may want to take a walk to a local seafood place and get something to eat. For a great grouper sandwich, walk over to one of the famous Frenchy’s Restaurants on Clearwater Beach. The first of these restaurants, Frenchy’s Original Cafe on Baymont, opened back in 1981. Since then, more have opened up. If it’s a beachy atmosphere you are looking for, then you’ve come to the right place. Wear your flip flops and feel right at home at Frenchy’s, where you’ll find picnic tables and a fun, casual decor.

So how do you get to Clearwater Beach? Just follow Highway 60 West till it dead ends at the beach. This barrier island is full of wonderful hotels, restaurants and condos. Living in Clearwater beach has to be a dream come true. Imagine stepping out of one of the Clearwater Beach condos to that bright blue water and powdery white sand…awesome…!

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