bradenton: Updated Classic Florida Pool home with a lake view and 1/2 acre - 01/09/14 12:13 PM
Just Listed! 3/2 Pool home in Creekwood Bradenton, FL
$249,900 Asking Price

MLS M5942975
5116 73rd E ST
Bradenton, FL 34203
Creekwood Subdivision
Joe Murphy, Realtor, Broker-Associate
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
(941) 780-3260
This home is immaculate and has been recently been majorily updated.  Newer Roof, A/C and Hot water heater,  Stainless Steel Appliances too!  
Listed by Joe Murphy with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate here in Bradenton, FL . 
I consider this a perfect "Florida Home"  With an open layout, vaulted ceilings, and plenty of sliders leading out to the extended Lanai area.  You really can … (2 comments)

bradenton: Manatee county real estate market update - 10/17/13 06:27 AM
This has been a busy fall season. Typically This is the slowest time of the year for real estate. Between Football Season, Baseball Playoffs, and Kids going back to school there are plenty of distractions.
Inventory has been slowly increasing here in Manatee County however the amount of homes for sale has been keeping pace with the Homes that have been sold, and going pending. Recent uncertainty with the stock market, the government shut down, and changes to the Flood insurance have been factors that could be slowing the market down somewhat.
However, there really is no immediate slow down in … (2 comments)

bradenton: MIllion Dollar Waterfront home now 594,000 - 10/15/13 01:01 PM
In perfect condition, this waterfront Arthur Rutenburg home in the Harbour Walk neighborhood in Bradenton, FL will be sure to please.
Originally built at a cost just under 1 Million, the home features upgrades and features that are not typical in newer homes.

Boat dock can accomadate up to a 40 foot boat with direct access to the Manatee River, Gulf of Mexico and beyond.
The home features include:
volume ceilings with extensive crown mouldings and tray ceilings. Granite Countertops, Stainless Applainces, and Wood cabinets in the Spacious Kitchen Heated, Salt-water pool and spa Outdoor Kitchen … (2 comments)

bradenton: Foreclosures in Florida show no sign of a decline - 05/17/12 12:26 AM
 Wall Street Journal reported today that the amount of seriously delinquent loans is still a major concern despite news of improvements in the real estate market.
Demand for bank owned homes, short sales, and regular sales have never been higher that what we have seen in the past two months.  Inventory of homes for sale in Manatee and Sarasota county have hit their lowest level in years.
As of the first of April, there were less than 3,500 total units for sale in Manatee county.  With almost 900 of those homes going under contract in March, that puts our supply of … (1 comments)

bradenton: 429k Rye Wilderness Pool Home - 04/01/12 10:03 AM
16736 4th ave ne bradenton, FL 34212
Custom Built home on an awesome deep lake view home site must be seen to appreciate. I hope to do justice for this showpiece home. What you think of a Florida home this is it. with wide open spacious great room design, Large, and functional modern kitchen, and pocketing sliders that open to the the shimmering pool and spa. This home is built for entertaining, with a large dining room, and spacious and private guest rooms. This home for sale also has a large great room that can be used as a junior … (0 comments)

bradenton: Bank of America Settlement and new Tenant program - 03/30/12 05:27 AM
Let's make a deal!!!! You have heard by now the Monster Banks  settlement with 49 state attorneys
general. $26 billion for homeowners underwater to help them reduce principal.But wait, it will not help everybody.
Mortgages owned by Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are not eligible. Also, only $20 billion would go to homeowners to help them refinance or reduce their principal.
Some 750'000 people who were Foreclosed on between 2008 and 2011 will get approximately $2000.
Bank of America will fork out close to $12 billion, followed by Wells Fargo and JP Morgan with close to $5.5 billion each and Citigroup with … (1 comments)

bradenton: new refinance program to help underwater homes owners - 02/01/12 01:33 PM
This month President Obama is announcing a new program to help homeowners who want to refinance their home loans to today's lower interest rates but have been unable to do so due to being underwater.
  Right now in Manatee county almost half of the homes that have mortgages on them owe more than the current value.  If you are underwater in your home refinancing to get to a lower payment is simply not possible as any lender would require that the home be appraised, and the loan could not be for more than the current appraised value.   The new loan refinance … (0 comments)

bradenton: APPROVED short sale in bradenton, fl close to the beach mint condition - 11/09/10 01:45 PM
This is a HAFA APPROVED SHORT SALE!  142,600 will buy this home with only a short period to approve a new buyer.
Short Sale- Great location in Village Green. Close to the beaches,and shopping in this updated 2 bedroom 2 bath home. New Roof, updated carpet and wood floors in the living room and dining area. Nice big private backyard. $55 a year voluntary HOA fee.This is a very nice condition home located on a quiet street. Single mortgage short sale with Wells Fargo. Experienced Short sale negotiator in place. only one mortgage. This is a must see home! Listing price … (1 comments)

bradenton: Wells Fargo announces- "no extensions on short sale approvals" - 10/05/10 10:02 AM
Well I sure hope that Wells Fargo gets faster about giving short sale approvals and gives adequate time to close them!   
With no ability to get extensions buyers who need financing on their short sale purchases need to be extra diligent to getting their loan commitments on time to meet the approval time frames provided from the lender. 

Wells fargo will need to be realistic to Junior lien holders having to also agree to the short sale approval.   In the past two out of three short sales with Wells Fargo that I have closed here in Bradenton, FL, A … (4 comments)

bradenton: wells fargo and bank of america finally agreed! Closed another Short Sale in manatee county today. - 09/21/10 03:42 PM
It is always a good day when we close a successful short sale transaction. This one in Heritage Harbour in east bradenton,  was a wells fargo first mortgage and a second mortgage with Bank of America. 
What was unique about this deal was how challenging the two lenders were to get to an agreement.  The time frame for approval from contract date to bank approval was 93 days.  Pretty typical time frame for a short sale with Wells Fargo. 
What was illogical to me was wells fargo not cooperating with the second position lender (bank of america) to  work out … (2 comments)

bradenton: East Manatee County 5 acres near panther ridge no deed restrictions excellent condition pool home - 09/13/10 06:22 PM
Just listed in the Panther Ridge area of East Bradenton this is a updated, and immaculate home sitting on a well maintained 5 acre parcel.  The 5 acres of land is mostly fenced, and features a nice stocked pond.  Well drained, and with almost all thhe property usable, this would make an ideal site for someone that is ready to play farmville in real life!

The home was built in 1997 by the custom, local builder, Mark Cahill.  It is a Ranch layout, with 3 large bedrooms, a den, formal dining room, living room, and large family room … (0 comments)

bradenton: 514 30th Ave east- Bradenton duplex- short sale- great deal! - 07/19/10 06:09 AM
Looks can be deceiving
Would you like a home,  that has a "conforming" apartment that can be rented out? This property is zoned duplex, but it does not look like a "typical" duplex unit.  This could be a great option for someone that would like a home with some income potential.  It could be possible to live in one and rent out the other.  Not a bad idea to really lower your overhead!
115k Unique Duplex- a short sale  
This is it.  Built in 1979, the home is being sold by the original owner.  It's not perfect, but … (1 comments)

bradenton: 1031 Rainbow Court- Waterlefe's finest waterfront home! - 07/16/10 04:37 AM
Exquisite, Luxurious, Inviting..  Picture perfect VIRTUAL TOUR HERE ! Used as an occassional holiday home this is better than new in every way.  Attention to detail is quickly noticed, as is the remarkable condition of the entire home, furnishings, and grounds. Thoughtful touches from the fully trimmed interior and exterior really make this home special.  having the priveldge of having a boat dock, and a golf course view makes this a very rare find. Located in the Waterlefe Golf and River Club in Bradenton Florida.  Waterlefe is located on the southern border of the Manatee River.  Natural pristine beauty blended with … (0 comments)

bradenton: Approved Short Sale in Bradenton! This can close this month 129k for a 3 bedroom in Sabal Harbour - 05/21/10 12:51 PM
This home just came back on the market yesterday.  The photos were taken today 5/21.  Located in Sabal harbour this is a great deal, without any hassles of typical short sales. Priced at the bottom, we need a full price offer, Call Joe Murphy today to schedule a showing on this great home!  941-780-3260 coldwell banker residential real estate bradenton, fl … (2 comments)

bradenton: Model Condition Pool Home in Heritage Harbour - 03/15/10 08:26 AM
818 Cedar Harbour Court, Bradenton, FL 34212
You don't see homes this clean come on the market.  It was built and lived in by  the original owner since new.  Clean as a whistle.  It has a realy nice pool area with a heated spa too.
Across from the home you have a "peek-a-bo" view of the golf course, and NO neighbor to look at.
This home is private, and in perfect conditon.  It is a two lender short sale, and we have the experience to get this to a successful close. 
Come check it out today.  Joe Murphy 941-780-3260

bradenton: 1032 Rainbow Court, Waterlefe executive home short sale - 02/23/10 02:57 PM

Price $1,250,000
Beds 5 Baths 6 full, 1 part baths
Home Size 5,740 sq ft
Lot Size 13,111 sq ft
Days on Market 11 Short sale.
Incredible views..Luxury Waterfront and Golf course Estate. Boat dock with access to the Manatee River and Gulf. Amazing combination of golf and endless river views. Every upgrade offered by builder is here, home theatre room, gourmet outdoor kitchen, pool/spa. Bring the boat!!

bradenton: Manatee real estate inventory stable?- The numbers don't lie (2009 in Review) - 01/11/10 06:21 AM
This past 4th quarter has been busy as compared to the previous year.  This can be attributed to the 8,000 first time home buyer tax credit, and also to the lower overall sales prices.  
In December there was 442 SALES compared with December of 2008 when only 328 homes closed.
Pending sales have also increased with December's having 481 homes go pending, compared to 348 in December of 2008.
Overall inventory has seemed to level out through the last quarter of 2008 with inventory hovering around 4,700 total units.  From my unofficial perspective the typical jump in inventory for … (1 comments)

bradenton: Could this extra cold winter help rebound the Manatee county real estate market? - 01/11/10 12:14 AM
My prediction.  The market is going to bounce back this spring!  Unofficial of course, but in my 8 years of selling real estate in Manatee County the colder the winter is the more people want to buy a Florida home.
Now of course, it was 32 degrees this am..  Brrrrr!!  But, that's here in Florida.  It's colder up north.  A longer winter helps our economy since snow-birds, vacationers, and of course second home buyers have more incentive to buy a Florida home.
With 3 years of below average sales, there is plenty of people crowding on the fence.  Some are … (1 comments)

bradenton: Is selling your home as a short sale worth the work? - 12/22/09 03:55 PM
So you have to sell your home, but you owe more than it is worth. Here are your options if you have to sell.IF you would rather stay in your home, but are having trouble afford the payments a loan modification should be your first step.  
Tried to modify and the payments are still to high.  ( I can help with this too.)  Need to relocate for work or change in family reasons. Can't afford to stay in a home that has too high of a mortgage payment. Your property is "UNDERWATER", and you are prepared to walk away … (3 comments)

bradenton: Waterlefe Golf Cart Parade- December 15, 2009 at 6pm - 12/13/09 03:13 PM
We have been living here in Waterlefe golf and river club since 2003 and the annual holiday golf cart parade is an event that we look forward to every year.
Last year there was over 25 carts, and about 10 motorcycles, all decked out with holiday decorations, and plenty of lights.
Even Santa Clause was there too!
The parade starts at 6pm in front of the river club.  From there the route will lead through the majority of the neighborhood.
After the parade, there is a nice holiday party, with a buffet served and live music too.  Reservations can be made … (1 comments)