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Deb, Home Buyer in Michigan

Does anyone have any names or websites for 55 communities for my 75 year old mother that will be relocating?

Asked by Deb, Michigan Tue Aug 5, 2008

to the Palm HArbor area with us. Need fairly reasonable pricing and we are even considering a mobile home rental if that is even an option.

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Deb,

Here is a link to the state of Florida's 55+ housing website. If you click on the link on this page it will give you a directory of all the 55+ communities in the entire state. You can search for them by city so you can find all of them in Palm Harbor.

http://fchr.state.fl.us/resources/55_housing

Hopefully this will be helpful to you.

Jim Moran, Broker-Associate, Prudential Tropical Realty, 727-799-2223 ext 223, jimdmoran@tampabay.rr.com
3 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 5, 2008
Hi Deb:

I was wondering if you are still looking for a home for your mother. I also have a lovely villa in Pasco County where you can get more for your money. Please let me know if you are interested. Price is right and is fully furnished. More information upon request.

Mary Ann Lemon, Realtor
mlemon@tampabay.rr.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 15, 2009
Highland Lakes in Palm Harbor. Look at the property for $159,900 ( negotiable, of course) located at
3331 McMath Drive. This property has value, location, very low fees and all the amenities that you
can possibly want. Close to shopping, Countryside Mall, and a clubhouse that has something for
everyone. Enjoy the pictures.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Dec 12, 2009
Hi Deb,
Have you picked out some communities you are interested in. As you can see there are several communities available. Here are a few communities by name, town, and type.

Palm Harbor:
HIghland Lakes: If your mother likes golf this is one of the best bargains around. There are single family homes, condos and villas. There is an active community life with a clubhouse,golf, tennis, pool and more.

Trinity:
Heritage Springs-another golf community with single family and villas.

Dunedin:
Royal Stewart Arms-condo
Patrician Oaks-condo ( I think one building there is not 55+)
Heather Ridge North condos and Heather Ridge village - villa
Skye Loc villas
Sctosdale Cluster Condos
Edgewater Arms condos(right on the water)

Clearwater
Inverness condos
Village on the Green condos
Pinewood Village
Villas of Lake Arbor
On Top of The World condos (also have golf)
Arbor Trace Condos


Whether you are currently looking for a home or just browsing on line for now, I have a free service called “Listingbook”, which I provide for my clients. It is like a back door into the MLS which updates daily: price changes, solds & withdrawns, allowing you to really be able to follow and learn the market. I set up a basic search according to your guidelines. Once you are in, you can change the parameters as you need. If this is something you would be interested in let me know.

Sincerely,

Pam Cohn
Broker Associate, GRI, CDM
Real Estate Consulting, Marketing & Sales
Prudential Tropical Realty
pcohn@prutropical.com
727-204-7155
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Nov 22, 2009
Hello Deb, there are several 55+ communities in and near Palm Harbor. One that has not been mentioned is Anchorage (in the East Lake area of Palm Harbor) This community has large club house with different social functions ( voluntary to attend these social gatherings).They usually have a holiday social ,which they are probably preparing for now. I could get more info & contact number and see if we could visit. Homes are priced very reasonable & very low association dues. ( last year i believe was $ 21. per month.) Also Green Valley ( not 55 +) but conveniently located near Tampa rd & Us 19. I have a 2 bedroom villa listed for 99,000. End unit ( windows on three sides ) open floor plan, large bedrooms, family room, dining room. Large club house, community pool, I can send pictures & info of these communities if you would like, or any other community. Thank you, RICH MEINKE 727 644 5754. ( REALTYNET 31105 US 19, PALM HARBOR 727 786 0900)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Nov 18, 2009
Hi Deb, I would highly recommend Highland Lakes in Palm Harbor. It is a very active, lovely 55+community that consists of single family homes, condos and villas. It is a great place to move to when you do not know many people in the area, since there is always something going on at the clubhouse, pool,and has great golf courses if your mother plays golf, or would like to learn.
I have a couple moving down from Chicago, and once they saw the area, they can't wait until they are in their new home. I currently have a 1 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath villa available for sale, and there are many other choices too. Contact me, and I would be happy to assist you.
Sandi Taft, Realtor, Keller Williams Realty 727-271-7050 http://www.homesbysandi.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Oct 27, 2009
Hello Deb:

If you have not found a home for your mother yet I may be able to assist you. Please let me know what yoiu are looking for - exactly - and I will send you listings of properpties in the area you desire. Pictures will be included so you can get an idea as to what it looks like. I work Pinealls and Pasco Counties.

Mary Ann Lemon,agent
mlemon@tampabay.rr.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 1, 2009
I recently sold a condo in the Dunedin area in Patrician Oaks that was a very good deal. You may also consider Top of the World nar the Clearwater Westfield Mall. I would be happy to help you locate a nice unit. I run an Exckusive Buyer Agency in the area and only represent Buyers. Contact me if you should need help and I promise you quick responses and top of the line services.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
Are you still looking? You can identify 55+ on my website as one of your search criteria.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
Green Dolphin is a really popular and friendly 55 + community. It's in Tarpon Springs (next to the golf course, and across from Helen Ellis Hospital).

Let me know if I can be of assistance. I'd love to help!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Jan 24, 2009
Hi Deb,
There are many things to consider when looking for a 55+ Community in the Clearwater area. Are you looking for a community with active social groups, ammenities such as a pool/clubhouse, etc. Some of these communities allow pets, some do not. Are you looking for condos with several levels/floors, or would you prefer an environment with only single story condos/villas? IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A COMMUNITY THAT IS CONVENIENTLY LOCATED, ATTRACTIVE AND WELL MAINTAINED AND SOCIALLY ACTIVE - I have a listing that you would like to see! It's a 2/2 + carport LAKEVIEW VILLA in Village on the Green.....LOWEST PRICE IN THE COMMUNITY and NOT a Short Sale. You can see the listing on my website at http://www.susansellstampabay.com Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Sep 16, 2008
If you would consider Largo Mobile home community I have a seller for sale buy owner that is selling her mobile very cheap, and it is adorable. SHe said that the lot is owned by the mobile home owners. I will be glad to give you her info if you are interested you can email me,
Trish Bickell
Realty Executives Adamo
trisold1@tampabay.rr.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 11, 2008
Deb,
Try looking into Bearfoot Bay. It's an excellent mobile home community with golf course , neighborhood community pools, and many other activities.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Sep 6, 2008
I have a 1 bedroom villa in Palm Harbor to be listed as a short sale for $55,000. Walking distance to resturants, shops, library, parks. Not 55+ but many elderly live there. Maintenance fees take care of all the extras.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 3, 2008
Check out Briar Creek mobile home park. It's a nice community where the mobile home owners also own the land beneath. It's well maintained with many activities. You may be able to buy a small home for your Mom for not too much money. Because there is land, you can also finance it. She may be able to qualify on her own social security earnings to purchase her own home.

Please call me if you would like my help.

All my best,

Alma
Alma Rose Kee, P.A.
Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc.
813.244.9898

PS Briar Creek II Mobile Home
175 Clubview Dr
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

(727) 669-0119‎
Web Reference: http://www.soldontampa.com/
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Aug 24, 2008
Hi Deb,
Specifically in Palm Harbor, off of US 19, Highland Lakes is a wonderful 55+ community with many amenities & reasonable prices. Off of East Lake Rd (611)I have a 1/1 perfect for your mom, though not a 55+ community is a mixed age. All amenities, ground floor, close to all & maybe better to rent now until the adjustment period is over. Then she could buy the unit or buy wherever she makes new friends. I will be happy to work with her &/or you. The apartment is on my website below. Don't hesitate to call with any questions 727-479-4355 or email me @ helene4pbr@yahoo.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 6, 2008
we have a wonderfull,well kept,safe,updated 1/1 in a 5* resident owned community on the water for sale . please do take alook at the community at: http://www.americana cove.com to get a better feel,if interested i will be happy to hear from you ,will send all pics and infos. also for rent in dec. 08 for $1000.- including all utilities and cable.
crystals@gmx.net
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 5, 2008
My e-mail address is michelemoreton@hotmail.co.uk
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 5, 2008
Hello Deb .,

My boyfriend's dad has a house for sale in West Palm Beach and it is gated community for over 55 . Would that be only your mother be relocating ? It is quite a large house - 2500square feet with a swimming pool . There is a club house , too . If interested , please e-mail me with your e-mail address and I would forward you the link . This is PRIVATE SALE ONLY . Not get involved with the estate agents.

Best Of Luck !
Michele
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 5, 2008
Hello Deb,

I need a little more information abdout the number of bedrooms, etc your mom would be looking for in order to narrow down the available properties. There are over 250 properties in the Palm Harbor, Dunedin area that are available in 55 and over communties under $150K and 102 under $100K. I have sold many properties in that area and also live in a 55+ comples. Please contact me in order to customize your list of availabilities. I am an Exclusive Buyer Agent so your mom would get 100% representation from me. You can also search properties on my website. With an email I would be happy to send you a listing of over 55 communities for that area with no obligation or pressure on my part.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Aug 5, 2008
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