detwingswon, Home Buyer in Tarpon Springs, FL

looking for a 2 bed 2 bath with water view, also not nestled between 2 other homes

Asked by detwingswon, Tarpon Springs, FL Thu Sep 27, 2012

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Margaret Hassani’s answer
You can find exactly what you're looking for at Scroll down and click Waterfront. Let me know if I can help you.

Margaret Hassani
Broker, Lightning Realty
Phone/Text: (813) 766-1501
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 10, 2012

As other Realtors have pointed out, the type of boat, direct access or potential bridge issues are major determining factors. One point you requested "not nestled between 2 other homes" may be the biggest obstacle. Waterfront is prime, lots sizes are accordingly, thus houses are usually closer together. Depending on the price range (and even then) a secluded- private lot may be harder to come by. Positioning of the house may afford more privacy in many cases. Interview some full time professional Realtors, find one you are comfortable with and sit down for an indepth consultation so that they can find you the right place. Chances are if you love it, someone else will too. You want to be ready to make a move and have a Realtor on top of it daily, to make sure you don't miss it.

I feel an informed client makes the best decisions regarding their real estate needs. Let me know if I can be of assistance.


Pam Cohn
Broker Associate, GRI, SFR, NHS
Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
Prudential Tropical Realty
2539 Countryside Blvd #3 Clearwater, FL 33761
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 5, 2012
Hello detwingswon:
Having instant access to both the water both visually as well as by boat is certainly the best of the best in Florida! As a sailor, the major determining factor for me is:
~how deep is the water where my boat will live?
~is the access unobstructed?
~how long will it take to get to open water?

For a sailor, these factors do more than weigh in on a location, they are determining factors! My home, therefore, is on a direct-access (no obstructions) canal, which, while it does not have a direct view of the Gulf (unless you climb onto the roof!), it is also less than 20 minutes from dock to open, sailable water. This was important to me.

What is most important to YOU? if it's view, that's one thing, if it's unobstructed access, that's another, etc.--as is price, of course! In Pinellas County, the price range for water view/water access is currently ranging anywhere from $100K for lake view/access, all the way to $3.8million for all the bells and whistles--quite the range! There are over 200 properties currently on the market with these rather broad criteria, the average price being over $600K. The 200+ sales in the past 6 months averaged a sales price of around $412K, so we can surmise that prices are beginning to rise as demand increases.

I hope these figures give you some ideas--if you would care for personal assistance, please call 727-656-6206, or utilize our free services via the website.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 28, 2012
Access to Gulf of Mexico via navigable water.
To have some degree of success several important issues must be discussed.
#1. Are we talking a sail boat or a shallow draw, fishing boat?
#2. What is the budget?
#3. Will access to the Gulf via river such as Anaclote Rv or Wickee Watchee Rv be acceptable or are you looking for sunsets on the Gulf?
#4. Are you looking for a 'deal' and nothing else?
#5. When do you plan to make your move?

I can provide you the resources to search on your own or perhaps get you on the "A" list.
Let's see what works best. If you want more information give a call.
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No, don't use Trulia email.
If you are serious, go old school and pick up the phone.

Best of success to you.
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group, Palm Harbor, FL
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 28, 2012
looking anywhere between Venice and Spring Hill.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 28, 2012
Are you just looking in Tarpon Springs? What other areas would you consider?

0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 27, 2012
we have a boat, so would like to have access to the Gulf
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 27, 2012
we have a boat, so would like to have access to the Gulf
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 27, 2012
What kind of water view are you looking for? Pond, Lake Tarpon, Gulf of Mexico?

Ron Nedd
Charles Rutenberg Realty
Certified Distressed Property Expert
Accredited Buyer's Representative
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 27, 2012
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