Steve Eckhardt's Tampa Bay Area Luxury Real Estate Blog

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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Cornerstone Properties International
Local insight about the Tampa & Sarasota areas, economic conditions that affect the luxury housing market, and unique marketing ideas that help you sell your home.
RECENT BLOG POSTS
According to the S&P/Case-Shiller U.S. National Home Price survey , U.S. Home Prices rose for sixth straight month.
01/26/2010
Most of the major news outlets are busy selling the negative part of the most recent National Association Of Realtors figures that report December Sales fell by 17 percent.  Every radio report has cried out the same message, "SALES DOWN 17%".  If you dig further into the numbers, you will find th...
01/25/2010
According to the results of the 18th annual Association of Foreign Investors in Real Estate (AFIRE) survey, foreign investors in real estate say they remain committed to the U.S. as their preferred real estate investment opportunity.  Fifty-one percent of respondents identify the U.S. as providin...
01/19/2010
Florida has led the nation for years in purchases of homes by foreign buyers - one in four of the national total. According to a July survey by the National Association of Realtors of its members, foreign buyers accounted for 32% of home sales in Florida in the prior 12 months, up from 29% in 200...
12/31/2009
We see our share of expensive homes in Florida, but I wanted to give a glimpse of the most expensive homes nationwide. Click Here to see the most expensive listings   Steve Eckhardt, Broker, Luxury Real Estate Professional Contact me at (813) 765-1182   www.TheFloridaAuthority.com www.SearchForTa...
12/27/2009
Senate Health Care Bill Threatens Home Building Industry December 21, 2009 - In a rush to pass a massive health care overhaul before Christmas, Senate Democrats have included a last-minute provision targeting the construction industry that is certain to derail the fragile housing recovery and thr...
12/23/2009
The Sarasota real estate market remained hot in November 2009 with overall sales nearly 86 percent higher than November 2008. Total sales stood at 578 in November, mirroring last month's total of 574 and much higher than the 311 sales reported in November 2008. The breakdown was 417 single family...
12/22/2009
Tampa Bay home sales were 34 percent higher in November.  Sales rose from 1,701 in November 2008 to 2,282 in November 2009, according to the Florida Association Of Realtors.  The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors had already announced a 52 percent sales surge in November. Greater Tampa Home S...
12/22/2009
Tampa Bay home sales were 34 percent higher in November.  Sales rose from 1,701 in November 2008 to 2,282 in November 2009, according to the Florida Association Of Realtors.  The Greater Tampa Association of Realtors had already announced a 52 percent sales surge in November. Greater Tampa Home S...
12/22/2009
Homeowners with mortgages of more than $1 million are defaulting at almost twice the U.S. rate and some are turning to so-called short sales to unload properties as stock-market losses and pay cuts squeeze wealthy borrowers.  Read More About Luxury Real Estate Short Sales Here View All The Luxury...
12/18/2009
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