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And when pigs swim..... - 03/31/08 04:56 AM
Could not resist this Monday morning to add a bit of humor. We always say things will happen when pigs fly, but it is much more likely that they will swim. So I have a new saying and a picture to prove it; "When Pigs Swim". Have a positive week. (10 comments)
In the newspaper last week we read that home sales are up in St Lucie/Treasure Coast area. With 4 % increase in the numbers of sales for the month of February 2008 compared to the sales in February 2007. However the median sales price of the homes has dropped from $ 239,000 in 2007 to $172,900. What does this actually mean? Are buyers seeking out lower priced homes and are the higher priced homes just sitting on the market? Or have home prices actually fallen so drastically. It seems to be a bit of both. Our prices are down considerably but (6 comments)
Tesoro Preserve Open House - 03/27/08 07:17 PM
I had an invite today to preview the new community by Tesoro which sits on the St Lucie River in Port St Lucie. It is a beautiful community of large Mediterranean style homes. Many sit directly on the river with beautiful views and docks for the ocean access waters. Located just off Westmoreland Blvd this Ginn Club Community currently features 3 models that can be customized to suit any taste. Since pictures speak louder than words, take a look at a few of the homes and their lovely decor.
Anyone looking for an elegant waterfront home with privacy would love this (1 comments)
Florida Home Buyers Still on the Sidelines??? - 03/11/08 07:16 PM
Numbers are not in as yet for February but January numbers show a comparison between 2007 and 2008 sales. In January 2007 in St Lucie County there were 252 single family homes sold and 51 condos. In January 2008 there were 200 single family homes sold and 44 condos. a 27% reduction. But it is not to say sales are flat, perhaps just more to the norm. The prices are another item. The single family home price dropped from a median price of $241,000 in 2007 to $175,300 in 2008. That is a drop of 21%. Condos fairly better with median (1 comments)
3304 West Snow Great 3 bedroom, 2 bath CBS home with over 2000 under AC, formal living & dining rooms, large family room, kitchen features granite counter-tops, pantry, snack bar and all appliances, home is tiled throughout, master suite has a roman tub, separate shower, dual sinks and walk-in closet. there is an additional breakfast area off the kitchen with french doors that open to the screened porch overlooking the landscaped and fenced rear yard, all sitting on nearly 1/3 acre lot on the southern end of Southbend only 2.5 miles to the turnpike entrance on Becker Road and Tesoro shopping.Currently listed at (0 comments)
This is a great site to visit and keep up with the local school actives and announcements for St Lucie County. They have much improved the website and it contains some great pictures as well as articles. http://www.stlucie.k12.fl.us/includes/LucieLink.aspx It also has some great links to other sites and information regarding St Lucie County Enjoy!
Now listed at $215,000*** This great 3 bedroom 2 bath home in Southbend Lakes area of Port St Lucie needs a new family. With over 2000 sq ft under AC it has a formal living & dining room, large family room, split bedroom plan, the home is tiled throughout, the large kitchen features granite counters, pantry, all appliances and snack bar, there is an additional breakfast area with french doors that lead to the screened porch, the master suite has a roman tub, separate shower dual sinks and walk-in closets, extras are fenced rear yard, tinted windows, sprinkler system and more, (2 comments)
Reduced by Another $30,000 - 03/07/08 06:26 PM
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home features a beautiful screened and solar heated pool.Exceptionally well maintained, with an easy living floor-plan, large living & dining rooms, well laid out kitchen with additional breakfast area,inside utility room and all appliances, split bedroom plan, covered porch, and so much more! Enjoy the Florida Lifestyle today!!Now listed at $119,000*****Seller looking for offers!!!To view this home call Jackie Cross of All Florida GMAC Real Estate772-971-8543 (0 comments)
Weekend Activities Port St Lucie - 03/07/08 07:17 AM
Lots of great events taking place this coming weekend on the Treasure Coast. Saturday, March 8thA St Patrick's Day Parade and Festival will take place on Vetran's Parkway and in Lyngate Park. The Parade starts at 11 AM and there are lots of activities planned at the park after the parade, including Irish marketplace & live music, Some other great things not to miss in St Lucie are:Friday Fest, March 7 in Downtown Ft Pierce, street festival and music, 5:30 - 8:30Nature By Night at the Oxbow Eco-Center on St James Blvd. Friday 6:30 - 8:30Presentation on Bats, cost $3All About Orchids at the (0 comments)
Numbers are down... - 03/07/08 06:53 AM
After an extended time to renew the numbers are in for our local Realtors Association of St Lucie RASL is 1223 Members StrongBrokers..........232Realtors®.......877Primary Affiliate Companies......73Affiliate Associates..........41 Calculating that we numbered over 2000 total last year this is a significantly reduced number. (2 comments)
The 20th Art Fest by the Sea is taking place this weekend in Juno Beach, both Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. Parking and shuttle buses are available. A beautiful setting along the oceanfront if fitting for this annual event which attracts local residents and snowbirds alike. The variety of contemprary arts range widely including, jewelery, sculptures, paintings, photography, ceramics, and much more. This is a show not to miss. For more information got to http://www.artfestival.com/and click on weekend events, or directly to http://www.artfestival.com/visitors_schedule/10671.htm (0 comments)
Foreclosures Hitting Record Highs in St Lucie County - 03/05/08 06:01 AM
In past years the average number of foreclosures in St Lucie County, Florida was 45 -50. In January the numbers rose to an all time high of 715 foreclosure filed. The Circuit Court is adding an additional evening shift to handle the work load. Per the Clerk of the Courts, Edward Fry Jr. "The case load has just become horrendous..." Attempts to just work Saturdays to keep up proved futile so the additional evening shift was added. The current employees will work the extended evening hours with overtime pay which is said to be less expensive than hiring and training new (1 comments)
Price Reduced Again.....Southbend Lakes, Port St Lucie - 03/05/08 05:48 AM
Price reduced to $215,000......... great location for commuters, only 2.5 miles to the turnpike entrance on Becker Road... This CBS 3/2/2 bedroom home has tile throughout the home, formal living room & dining room, large family room, kitchen features granite counters, snack bar, extra breakfast area, pantry and all appliances, master suite has roman tub, separate shower, dual sinks, walk-in closet, home also has screened porch, fenced rear yard, sprinkler system, and all sits on .3 acre lot. Call today to view this home, Jackie Cross of All Florida GMAC Real Estate at 772-971-8543. (0 comments)
So it's only 900 per day.......... - 03/03/08 06:54 AM
On an average Florida has seen constant growth in population. For many years the average number was a growth of 1000 new residents per day. Yes per day, not week, not month but per day. Florida has had a strong growth even through periods of economic down turns. It has had an annual rate of growth that exceeds most of the United States by 100 %. With our current slow down that average has dropped by only 100 per day, to 900 new residents moving here per day. Our area here on the Treasure coast continues to see new jobs developing (6 comments)
Motivation/Procrastination - 03/03/08 06:32 AM
What motivates each of us defends on our personalities, backgrounds, environment, etc. Some of us are more susceptible to the weather for example. A gray cloudy day puts us in a funk, a bright sunny day reflects in our mood and what we can accomplish that day. To stay motived no matter what your peculiarities can be challenging. What do you do to stay motivated? Staying on task is my biggest challenge to motivation. I awake each day determined to get it all done. But so many things distract me that my motivation soon wands. Therefore it is in the mornings that (10 comments)
Last Day to Apply, 2007 Florida Transfer of Homestead or New Exemption - 03/03/08 04:37 AM
Just a reminder to all that today is the final day to apply for a Florida homestead for either a transfer of homestead or a new homestead exemption for 2008. If you moved into a new home before January 1st of 2008 and it is your main permanent home you may qualify. Please contact your local property appraisers office for more information. Most applications can be made online. Even if you have not sold your last home but wish to have your homestead moved to your new home you have built or bought this transfer could help you save thousands for your property (0 comments)
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