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Roberta Murp…, Real Estate Pro in San Diego, CA

I have clients who want to move to Clearwater, FLA

Asked by Roberta Murphy CRS, GRI, San Diego, CA Fri Jan 18, 2008

They are interested in Island Estates. I know nothing about this area. any advice or links?

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Roberta,
Island Estates Florida is a popular Clearwater Florida waterfront premier boating community on the intercoastal waterways. Island Estates Condos on the water and Island Estates Homes are always in high demand and this is one of Clearwater Florida's best neighborhood.

Island Estates is an island located just before you arrive to Clearwater Beach (33767). Here you will find luxury waterfront homes and waterfront condos with amazing views and gulf access. It also has everything you'd expect in a neighborhood like retail shops, churches, restaurants, gas stations, parks and yacht club, boat docks and more.

Most of the homes and condos here are on deep water which is ideal for boaters both large powerboats and sailboats. This community offers boaters a straight shot to the Gulf of Mexico which is hard ot find and it is also an easy commute - straight on US60 to the Tampa International airport or Downtown Tampa.

It is a deed restricted community that has lots of options in waterfront condos, townhomes and villas which are a bargain right now starting at under $160,000 and @ 500 waterfront luxury homes which are always in high demand. There are also "boat slips" for sale here too.

I have several photo albums on flickr that show homes and waterviews on Island Estates. It is within walking distance to Clearwater Beach Florida and has the Island Estates Yacht Club, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the popular Island Way Grill.

Our blogsite has lots of Island Estates articles on the current home and condo real estate prices including what's sold and what homes are listed in our MLS for. We also have info on the local attractions like dining by boat at the Island Way Grill and the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. We also have detailed information on how our local property taxes are calculated - depending on whether it's your primary residence or a second home | investment property.

If you have questions about Island Estates that not answered there - don't hesitate to ask and we can get it for you.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 19, 2008
Roberta,
This is a perfect opportunity for a referral....get the real expert on the area directly involved with your customer. Consider Jamie's offer.....

Good luck,

The"Eckler Team"
Century 21 Almar and Associates
Venice, Fl 34285
ecklerteam@comcast.net
941-408-5363
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat May 17, 2008
Hello Roberta,we have many communities near Island Estates to also look at. Depending on your clients specific needs and wants ( are they interested in T/ Homes, condos, S/F homes etc) they will have a lot to choose from. Assoc. dues vary from one community to another. We have condos directly on Clearwater Beach , near it and some a short drive away, but located close to smaller local beaches with water acess to the Gulf. Please email me richmeinke@tampabay.rr.com and I can email you some info to help you and your clients. Looking forward to hearing from you, RICH MEINKE,Realtor, GRI, SRES.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 6, 2008
Island Estates is a great choice. I would just check up on the Condo fees and the taxes as they can eat you alive in Island Estates if you are not prepared. I know a lady who lives in a condo there and here fees/taxe are almost as much as here mortgage. Do your homework and you will be okay!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 30, 2008
I am having an open house at 10733 Harborside Dr. Largo FL 33773 - Send them by, will honor referral. 727-656-8886
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat May 17, 2008
Tell them to rent don't buy anything here, prices are falling like Bush's ratings. If their retired Island Estates is a nice place but if a hurricane blows through it will be underwater, and try to get insurance, ha.. this state is a joke. I wouldn't commit to anything just rent and walk away when you want. I'm sure being in real estate you want a commission but do the right thing.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 16, 2008
Island Estates is great as are many other areas in this area. You can find direct Gulf front condos for $499,000 and Gulf views for less. Intracoastal views are usually less. How about a 2/2 1530 sq ft condo with a boat slip listed for $420,000. On the mainland side of the Intracoastal you'll find water views under $200,000. Single family homes are also priced right. Coming from CA your clients will LOVE our prices!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 19, 2008
Cyndee:

Thanks for the response!

Island Estates sounds heavenly--and I can't believe waterfront property could be so affordable. I
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 19, 2008
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