Bay Arbor Real Estate Update

Here is your Bay Arbor real estate update for the month of July.  There is only one house actively listed in this gated community, and it is for $257,000.  This house is a little over 2,000 square feet, has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with a 2 car garage.  Click on the deer photo, from the side of the road in Bay Arbor to find houses in Oldsmar priced between $250,000 and $350,000.

Rosalind deer

There are three houses in Bay Arbor under contract and another three listed as pending.  Of the three Bay Arbor houses under contract, the list prices range from $299,900 to $229,900.  All three of the houses listed as active with contract are short sales.

The pending houses range in list price from $275,000 to $265,000.  One is a short sale and went under contract in only 2 days, with an expected closing date of August 31.

One house sold in Bay Arbor in July, for $212,000.  It is a 1,719 square foot house, with three bedrooms, 2 baths and a 2 car garage.  This house was on the market for 173 days and was a short sale.

The Bay Arbor is a gated community in Oldsmar, FL with 250 homes in the community.  Access to Tampa is excellent and it only takes about 30 minutes to get to Tampa International Airport.  Of course, that means the International Mall is only about 20 minutes away, with all its wonderful shopping and great restaurants.  There is a community pool with a playground.  The homeowners association is active and this is one very well maintained community.

As you drive into the neighborhood, you often can see deer feeding along the side of the streets.  Find out what your house is worth.  Is it time to sell?


Looking for New Home Construction??

If you are looking for a new home to purchase in Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Oldsmar or Tarpon Springs and can’t seem to find one, have you considered new home construction?  If you are looking in a built out area, such as Pinellas County, Florida, and are willing to go out a little farther, new construction could be the answer.  What might be the advantage you ask.

Well, how about everything is brand new and comes with a guarantee!  Try that in a 50 year old home.  How often have you previewed an house that you liked, except that the appliances were almost as old as you are?  And the seller wouldn’t give any consideration because it worked for him.

Or how about the perfect house, except it needs a new roof?  Or needs a new air conditioner?  Newly built homes have all this, new roof, new A/C, new appliances, new flooring, fresh paint, energy efficient windows, and generally state of the art construction.

Marc Rutenberg Homes even offers zero energy new homes.  These are so well built and efficient, there is no electric bill.  Imagine that.

We have a complete list of new home construction throughout the area.  Give us a call if you want to think outside the box and consider a new home.  You might find that it is a great solution to your search.


Would you like something newer?

The drawback might be living a few minutes farther away from the office than where you want to be or maybe driving a little more to go to the mall.  Or new construction may not be for you. So if Palm Harbor or Dunedin, or Oldsmar or Tarpon Springs just don’t seem to have the house you want, think about looking at new construction.  You just might like it.

New Waterfront Listing at 2700 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin

We are very happy to announce a new listing, on the Gulf of Mexico.  It is a wonderful condo at 2700 Bayshore Blvd., #11403 in Dunedin, FL.  This is in the Mediterranean Manors and is right on the Gulf.  it is a split plan, 2 bedroom and 2 bath with under building parking.  Head on out to the balcony and get a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Joseph’s sound.

Mediterranean Manors is very close to downtown Dunedin with all it events, including Wines the Blues, Mardi Gras, arts and crafts fairs, Cinco de Mayo and many other fun and exciting events.  Of course there is also fishing, a private beach, Honeymoon Island and Caladesi Island state parks are just minutes away.  There is no reason to run out of fun things to do.

If you’re looking for a great place to live, and this condo allows a pet cat too, take a good look at Mediterranean Manors.  If you would like additional info, visit us to find other properties in the area.


Sunset over the Dunedin Marina

Frenchy’s is Coming to the Dunedin Causeway.

Great news for Dunedin, and people who like a good place to go and share good food and fun.  Frenchy’s is coming to the Causeway.  It will be opening in the same location as the current Island Outpost and will be called Frenchy’s Outpost.  The address is 466 Causeway Blvd. in Dunedin.

Grab a friend and visit Frenchy’s Outpost on the Causeway.  The menu will evolve slowly over time, so come on over and help with the evolution.

This is just another great reason to live in Dunedin.  So check this out to see if you can find the right place to call home.


Things to Do in Dunedin.

In the next few days, there are plenty of fun things to do in Dunedin.  Among them are:

June 28, Guided Night Hike for kids age 5-11 at Hammock Park, 1900 San Mateo. Cost is $20 per child.  Come for the fun!!

June 29, Dunedin Blue Jays game vs. Tampa Yankees, AND a fun Food Truck Rally.

July 4: Free admission to the Dunedin Blue Jays game at 4:15 pm, sponsored by Budweiser. Following the game is a concert and then about 9:30 is a HUGE fireworks display.

Or just walk around the Dunedin Marina, check out the boat traffic, stop in at the Marina or Bon Apetit for a quick meal, then stroll to the downtown area to visit the shops or get a really good ice cream cone at Strahan’s Ice Cream Shop.

If you would like an value estimate on a house in Dunedin, try our home value estimator.  It’s easy and free.

Dunedin Duck Derby

Another good reason to own real estate and live in Dunedin, FL.

Saturday, June 22, is the Dunedin Duck Derby.  This is a family fun event to raise money for the Dunedin Historical Society.  What you do is “adopt” a rubber ducky, or six or more.  Then, depending on the tides in St. Joseph Sound, the rubber duckies will be released into the water and the first ten ducks back to the land win prized for their sponsors.


The fun goes from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm, with the actual duck race beginning at 12:30.  The duck derby is at J. C. Weaver Park in Dunedin.  Watching is free.  There will be lots of fun things to do as families gather for the exciting duck derby.  The first prize winner will earn $200, second prize is worth $100 and third prize is $50.

You can adopt a duck for $5, or adopt 3 ducks for only $12.  Remember, it is for a good cause, the Dunedin Historical Society.  And this is just another good reason to live in Dunedin.

Come on out and have a good time at J. C. Weaver Park Saturday morning, June 22 beginning at 9:30.