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 comScore, 5.5 percent of ALL time spent online in the U.S. during the month of November was spent on the social networking site Facebook.  Users spent more time on Facebook than any other website, including Google, YouTube and Yahoo.  In addition, Facebook passed 100 million unique v...
12/15/2009
A St. Petersburg waterfront mansion that was once home to Perry Snell, a prominent developer in the early 1900s, has been listed for sale for $18 million. View The Listing Information By Clicking Here Read The Tampa Bay Business Journal Story About The Home By Clicking Here If you are searching f...
12/14/2009
Home sales moved up 52 percent from November 2008 to November 2009, according to the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. About 1,641 homes sold last month compared with 1,081 in the same period a year earlier. Read The Full Article At TampaBay.com
12/12/2009
Great Information about the new Good Faith Estimate that HUD will require all lenders to use starting January 1st, 2010.For the longest time, there was no standardization in good faith estimates presented by Lenders when a loan application is made by a borrower. No standarization here means some ...
12/10/2009
A recent report commissioned by Barclays Wealth and written by the Economist Intelligence Unit shows a renewed confidence in residential real estate.  The United States was ranked as the most attractive global real estate market with China and India close behind.  Despite economic and financial t...
12/02/2009
Pending home sales have risen for nine months in a row, a first for the series of the index since its inception in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR).The Pending Home Sales Index, a forward-looking indicator based on contracts signed in October, increased 3.7 percent t...
12/01/2009
Strong property sales in the Sarasota market in October continued to show a market in recovery with sales 36% higher than October 2008.  Click HERE to read the full report from the Sarasota Association Of Realtors.
11/19/2009
Click Here To Read The Latest Sarasota Market Report
11/18/2009
If you're looking at homes for sale around the Tampa Bay area or Sarasota area, and you want to buy a home, but are waiting around for better prices, you might want to rethink your strategy If you're a market watcher, soaking up the information overload across news media and Internet websites, yo...
11/13/2009
Pending home sales rose again, marking eight consecutive monthly gains - the longest streak since measurement began in 2001, according to the National Association of Realtors®.  http://www.realtor.org/press_room/news_releases/2009/11/rise_eight
11/13/2009
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