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Walking through Historic Old NE St. Pete

Take a walk through Historic Old NE St. Pete with the Price Group and learn about what makes Old NE St. Pete so special.


The subdivision began in 1911 by a group of men led by C. Perry Snell and J.C. Hamlett. Their goal was to establish the area as the premier residential neighborhood adjacent to the city of St. Petersburg along the shores of Tampa Bay and Coffee Pot Bayou. C. Perry Snell was a staunch advocate of William Straub’s waterfront park system. Snell was instrumental in extending the park northward to Coffee Pot Bayou by giving the city the major part of the waterfront land from 13th Avenue North to Coffee Pot Bayou. This open space park is an invaluable resource of our community. The area contains approximately 9,000 people and 5,300 residential units. The Historic Old Northeast is approximately 82 years old and was virtually “built-out” by the 1950s and 1960s. This makes it rich in history and historical value.

Read all about Historic Old NE St. Petersburg FL here.

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A Boater’s Dream – Tampa Bay’s Waterway Venues

tampa bay Tampa Bay offers many amenities for its patrons. It also offers a distinct mode of living that allows boaters to travel from restaurants and venues throughout its many waterways. The area has many delightful attributes that lure many tourists from all over the world, but it’s the waterways that provide a unique living experience.

There are many restaurant’s and venues that are lined up along the inter-coastal and bay waters, including the neighborhood beaches, and the Gulf of Mexico. You can experience these sites that the waterways has to offer by boat and cruise to one of the local dining areas and enjoy a lunch, dinner, or cocktail under the blue skies of Tampa Bay or on the serene waves of the Gulf of Mexico.

Within boating range of these amazing stops are three of The Price Group’s listings in St Pete, including this this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with over 3,000 square feet and easy water access to your own canal and all of the Tampa Bay amenities listed below. tampa bay st pete homes for sale

First stop, Fresco’s Waterfront Restaurant. Located on 2nd Avenue N.E. Their slips hold 7 boats on the South side of the pier approach. This restaurant includes a full liquor bar with indoor/outdoor seating. It’s warm atmosphere menu offers, salads, seafood, sandwiches, steaks and weekend brunch. Value ranges from $16.00-$38.00.

The second stop in the Bay Area of St. Pete is Marchand’s Bar and Grill, a Mediterranean upscale venue located inside the classic Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, north of the pier on 5th Avenue N.E. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or enjoy an elegant meal in their dining hall. Also located at the Vinoy is Alfresco’s for more casual atmosphere and the Promenade Lounge and Coffee Bar. The fine upscale land/water venue has a dock that offers 22 transient slips tended by a dock master, with a two-hour complimentary parking to dining boaters. Value Range for dinner entrees are: $23.00-$40.00

$$-$$$ – The third stop is the Riverwalk Tampa, and the Columbia Café. The Columbia offers a picturesque dining pleasure with Tampa Bay History Center in its downtown waterfront Café port of Columbia original restaurant. This venue offers public boat docks, along with live music on Fridays and Saturdays on their Patio. Along with its charming attributes, their menu offers the original 1905 salad and their infamous chicken and yellow rce, along with many other delicious cuisines. This romantic place also offers a tapas, dinner and cocktails. They also offer gluten free and vegetarian options.

$-$$ – Next, while we’re still in the Tampa Bay waters, our fourth stop is north of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The Bahama Breeze at Rocky Point Drive. Their slips hold 3 to 4 boats and offers indoor/outdoor seating, with full liquor bar, and live music. They offer a Caribbean style menu, with its value range of $11.00-$21.00.

$-$$ – Finally, let’s visit Crabby Bill’s @ Rocky Point Drive, Courtney Campbell, on the south side of the causeway. Crabby’s docks hold 50 boats, and they offer full liquor bar and hotel. Their menu consists of steaks, ribs, sandwiches. Value Ranges $15.00-$24.00.

Tampa Bay is truly boater’s dream. You can take a short or long cruise up Tampa Bay and be able to enjoy a daytime or evening out on the town. Which of these are your favorite?

Fla.’s housing market continues positive track in July 2012

ending sales, closed sales and median prices rose, while the inventory of homes and condos for sale dropped in Florida’s housing market in July, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.

“Florida’s real estate recovery is on solid ground,” said 2012 Florida Realtors President Summer Greene, regional manager of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Florida 1st in Fort Lauderdale. “Since May 2011, pending sales have increased every month for both existing single-family homes and for townhome-condo properties. In July, pending sales were up more than 42 percent for existing single-family homes and 26 percent for townhouse-condo units, compared to a year ago. Home prices are on the rise in many markets, while the inventory of homes for sale is down. Florida’s housing market is growing stronger and stronger.”

Pending sales refer to contracts that are signed but not yet completed or closed; closed sales typically occur 30 to 90 days after sales contracts are written.

Statewide closed sales of existing single-family homes totaled 17,420 in July, up 9.8 percent compared to the year-ago figure, according to data from Florida Realtors Industry Data and Analysis department and vendor partner 10K Research and Marketing. The statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes last month was $148,000, up 7.8 percent from July 2011.

According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR), the national median sales price for existing single-family homes in June 2012 was $190,100, up 8 percent from the previous year. In California, the statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in June was $320,540; in Massachusetts, it was $325,000; in Maryland, it was $268,910; and in New York, it was $220,000.

The median is the midpoint; half the homes sold for more, half for less. Housing industry analysts note that sales of foreclosures and other distressed properties continue to downwardly distort the median price because they generally sell at a discount relative to traditional homes.

Looking at Florida’s year-to-year comparison for sales of townhomes/condos, a total of 7,779 units sold statewide last month, up 2.8 percent from those sold in July 2011. The statewide median for townhome-condo properties was $102,000, up 10.9 percent over the previous year. NAR reported the national median existing condo price in June 2012 was $183,200.

Last month, the inventory for single-family homes stood at a 5.3-months’ supply; inventory for townhome-condo properties was at a 5.4-months’ supply, according to Florida Realtors. Industry analysts note that 5.5-months’ supply symbolizes a market balanced between buyers and sellers.

“We really need to recognize that over the past year, we have seen a market reversal, from a clear buyers’ market to a neutral market to one that is verging on a sellers’ market,” said Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. John Tuccillo. “This is a precursor to price growth. Our MLS (Multiple Listing Service) numbers confirm this in that both median and average prices have been trending up. Florida Realtors’ soon-to-be-launched price index, based on all sales, is showing the same sort of behavior in that price drops ended in 2009 and are now showing signs of moving up.”

The interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.55 percent in July 2012 – significantly lower than the 4.55 percent average during the same month a year earlier, according to Freddie Mac.

Pinellas County Real Estate Market Statistics for November 2010

Click Here for MLS Stats Nov 2010

In November residential unit sales were about the same as November 2009. Right now condo sales are the strongest sector of this market with an increase of more than 12% year over year while sales of single family homes fell by 7.5% since last year. Not too surprisingly, the inventory of single family homes grew by more than 7% and the condo inventory remained at the November 2009 level.
After last month’s spike, the median price for single family homes dropped back to $128,000 for a 12.6% decrease from a year ago. The condo median price also fell by 7.3% to $107,000.
There has been a steady increase in pending contracts for the past six months. In November there were 15.72% more contracts written than a year ago. 56% of these contracts are for bank-owned properties, an increase of over 87% from November 2009. At the same time the 17% of non-bank contracts represent a 17% decrease year over year. In the condo market just over 50% of the contracts are for bank-owned properties, an increase of 92.5% from last year. Bank owned single family properties represent more than 60% of the contracts written, an 82.6% increase from a year ago.
Distressed properties for November 2010 account for just under half of all residential sales. The median sales price for non-distressed properties for the month of November is $160,000, median price of bank-owned properties is 37.5% of the median sales price for non-distressed properties or $60,000 and pre-foreclosure/short-sales are selling 80% of the median sales price for non-distressed properties or $127,000.
Another interesting trend to note is the days on market comparison of short sale properties. So far this year the length of time it takes to close a short sale has actually increased by almost one full month. Days on market for non-distressed properties declined by almost three weeks and bank-owned properties days on market have stayed relatively the same for the year.
It appears that the condo market is the bright spot in the Pinellas County with double digit increases in sales during the month of November 2010 compared to November 2009. It also interesting to note condos are selling at 85% of their list price, and single family homes are selling at 80% of the list price. Cash is king locally as 56% of all sales in Pinellas County are all cash.

Click Here for MLS Stats Nov 2010

Get a feel for the Signature Auction!

I’ve put together a few short video clips from the Signature Place auction to give you the feel of how exciting the event was. I’d love to see them do this on “The Sage” that Bank of America pretty much owns (100+ units). The Sage is located on the corner of 4th Ave. South and 4th St. South downtown St. Petersburg FL.

This Auction was a great success not only for the health and stability of the Signature building, it also created some MAJOR buzz for the downtown condo market.

If you have interest in this building or other condos in downtown St. Petersburg check out our downtown condo website, we have broken down all the most popular buildings so you can keep an eye on the market (credit tomas), go to

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