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What do you think of Hudson, FL, north of Tampa, as a place to invest in a home?

Asked by Addie, Fri Aug 31, 2007

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Well, to be honest, there's not a whole lot in Hudson. But, you are close to nearby cities like Tampa and Clearwater. It is affordable though, and it really depends on what you're looking for. Sorry I don't have a better answer!
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Sinkhole talk! Sorry about that Addie, it seems only the bitter tell you about the sinkholes, the fact is that all of Florida has potential for sinkholes, Hudson has had its share too! Spring Hill, Tampa, Clearwater, name a town and they all have had sinkholes. The question we need to ask here is what type of investment is the home going to be? Is it for renting? Is it a best deal that will have a high return in two or three years? What are your expectations as far as investment. Rentals in the area get between $750 to as high as $1200 for a nice 3 bedroom, 2 bath home, the high end with say a pool or canal with dock. Talk to me about what you are looking for, what you would like to earn, what you wish to invest and lets see if we can find the right property for the right investment which will give back the right return! Gerard Carney, 352-206-2371, Exit Success Realty, Email: A1FloridaRealtor@aol.com
2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 19, 2010
Better check into the insurance issue. You will be in the "sinkhole capitol" of the U.S. and will have major expenses, which can increase by astounding amounts each year, if you choose to carry sinkhole insurance.. or you can bypass that kind of insurance and take your chances. Not a good bet if you can't afford to potentially lose your investment... google sinkholes in pasco county. You'll see...
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Hudson is a great place to invest in a home, especially if you are looking to be close to Tampa without the costs involved in living "in" Tampa. There are malls nearby (they are building a new Prime Outlet Mall nearby), restuarants, shopping, etc. Plus, it is right next to Spring Hill as very up and coming growing area. You get much more for the money in these areas and still within 30 mins to TIA/airport/downtown.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sun Oct 14, 2007
I'm with Gerard as far as my feelings about the sinkhole issue. If you're buying a home on a canal with Gulf access, you are less likely to deal with a sinkhole than you would be East of U.S. 19. However, I have seen houses on canals deal with settlement issues resulting from failed seawalls allowing the soil to wash into the canal, or from improperly directed downspouts, both of which can undermine the foundation of a house. Having said that, yes, the whole State of Florida has the potential for sinkholes. You can find all the information you could possibly need about sinkholes on my website - http://www.WAPHomes.com - under the "Florida Government Info" link on the left toward the bottom of the page.

As far as Tony Marks' comment that there isn't much up here (my office is at Hudson Beach), I would have to disagree with him. I've lived and/or worked on the Gulf Coast of Pasco County for over 14 years now, and I can honestly say that there is plenty available for folks to do. Shopping - (1) the Gulf View Square Mall is within 5 miles of my office and it hosts Macy's, Dillard's, Sears, J.C. Penney, Hollister, Aeropostale, Victoria's Secrets, Best Buy, T.J. Maxx, along with about 100 specialty stores; (2) there is a large shopping center across U.S. 19 from the mall that hosts Sports Authority, Books-A-Million with JJ Muggs coffee shop, a Michael's Arts and Crafts Store just to name the big shops; (3) the Super Walmart is about 2 miles from Hudson Beach, and across Beacon Woods Road from Walmart is the Kmart. Restaurants - we have a ton of them and a lot of variety at that - from Sam's Beach Bar, to Inn on the Gulf (if I want fish, that's where I go, unless I want sushi, in which case I go to Jade Fire on U.S. 19 just South of the Post Office), to Ollie Oyster's - all of which are just down the street from my office. Entertainment and activities - (1) We have several movie theaters, with the largest of them being the Hollywood 18 just north of the Gulf View Square Mall; (2) there is a ton of outdoor activities - we are part of the Nature Coast, after all! Behind the Gulf View Square Mall is a huge park, Werner Boyce Salt Springs State Park, that is old Florida nature at its best and largely unspoiled. One afternoon I walked for almost 2 hours and saw only 2 other people in there. Starkey Park East of Little Road is huge. There are plenty of boating opportunities available from kayaking and canoeing, to flats fishing, to boating down to Anclote Island and the Sand Bar for laying on the beach and relaxing. Weeki Wachee River, and the Springs is only about a 15 minute ride up U.S. 19 for more kayaking and canoeing, as well as just tubing down the River - you'll often see manatee in it as well. Hudson has ridiculously easy access to Tampa via the Suncoast Expressway - it's roughly 45 minutes to the Tampa Airport that way. North of us about a 10 minute drive is Spring Hill for even more shopping if you can't get enough here. We have a much more laid back lifestyle up here - Hudson started out as a fishing village back in the 1800's and it's still that way now - just more modern. Granted, Hudson isn't for everyone, but the Gulf access is good and the real estate prices and the real estate taxes are a whole lot cheaper than Pinellas County! Pasco County also has high end Gulf access real estate in Gulf Harbors and Flor-a-Mar in New Port Richey for those that are looking for a little more refined surroundings. Okay, I've stood on my soap box long enough! Hope the info helps those that have questions about our area.
Web Reference: http://www.WAPHomes.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 15, 2010
I AM SELLING MY HOME HERE IN FLORIDA NEAR HUDSON. WE ARE LOCATED JUST OFF OF STATE ROAD 52. THE MAILING ADDRESS IS NEW PORT RICHEY, FL. BUT WE ARE CLOSE TO HUDSON, FL. IT IS A WONDERFUL AREA. CLOSE TO MAJOR STORES,HOSPITALS,RESTURANTS,MOVIES AND SO MUCH MORE. OUR HOME IS IN A 55+ COMMUNITY WHICH IS VERY ACTIVE. WE WANT TO BE CLOSER TO MY CHILDREN THAT IS WHY WE ARE MOVING. OUR HOME IS IN A GATED COMMUNITY AND IS MAINTANENCE FREE LIVING AT IT BEST. CALL ME IF YOU AR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS INTERESTED IN BUYING OUR HOME. MY NUMBER IS 727-379-9361.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Sep 2, 2007
Hi. What I am looking to know about is the town itself. Is it nice? Are there stores nearby? Is it worth it to live there?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 31, 2007
we just bought in Hudson, west of the 19, waterfront and we love it, Hwy 19 is ugly but it is what it is, if you like to fish or water sports your in the right area, the properties aren't real expensive but someday will be, now is the time to buy, but be aware of living in a flood zone as of sept. 28th 2014 fem a enacted a mandatory flood insurance, buy a lot and build on stilts,
Flag Thu Oct 16, 2014
Addie, here's another Realtor.... Cindy Fazzini.
Web Reference: http://www.cindyfazzini.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 31, 2007
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