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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Skypoint Condos For Sale-Tampa, Fl

Skypoint Condos is the first high rise luxury residential building in Downtown Tampa. At one time, they were completely sold out. I remember the lines around the sales center when they were first offered for sale about 3 years ago. If you were looking to buy one of these hot properties you were considered lucky to get selected through their lottery system.

Now is your chance to take advantage of buyer's who backed out. The developer has reduced prices on the remaining units AND there are short sale, resale units priced very agressively. If you've been waiting for a great deal on a condo, this is it!

Tampa's Skypoint Condo Development is running a wonderful promotion for developer units that are still available.

For Sale
One Bedroom/One Bath/One Parking Space starting in the 150's

Two Bedrooms/Two Bathrooms/Two Parking Spaces
Sky Point Penthouses/Two Bedrooms/Two Bathrooms/Two Parking Spaces
call for pricing.

Skypoint has every amenity you can ask for in a luxury living atmosphere. Throw away your gym membership because you won't need one at Skypoint. There's a Cardio Room, Weight Room, and plenty of weight machines, all looking over the fabulous downtown skyline and University of Tampa.
The gym is just the start. There's a game room with a pool table, video games, and hi definition tv's for watching your favorite sporting events. Outdoor decks with grilling areas, and of course a fabulous pool and spa. If you are looking for a social environment this is it!

To schedule an appointment to see this luxury high rise in Downtown Tampa
call 813-784-7744 or email us

see also: Downtown Tampa Updates in the news

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Westshore Yacht Club GREAT news for buyers in Tampa

In August 2008, a U.S. bankruptcy judge approved a relief package for WCI Communities that's designed to assure homebuyers would not be impacted for future purchasers at the Westshore Yacht Club here in Tampa Bay. This is great news for one of the premiere boating communities on the West Coast of Florida.

Since August, West Shore Yacht Club has started a fast and furious sales promotion that has people taking action. This is a very positive sign for the Tampa Housing Market; especially for those who are looking to invest their money now while prices are aggressive.

From Collages

Unlike some other developments here in Tampa, The Westshore Yacht Club IS selling their townhomes, hi-rise condo tower, and accepting contracts for the single family homes yet to be built.

More good news.....They are not turning into rentals. Many other developments have caused the people who purchased in the beginning to live amongst mainly renters; which is not what buyer's signed up for originally.

When you take a tour of the community you'll notice that the people who are living there are enjoying life and taking advantage of the wonderful amenities this luxurious, resort style community has to offer. There are so many things to do, you may just decide to stay home and relax on the weekends.

I love the tranquil Spa! The fitness center is state of the art with views of the water. They offer complimentary towels, a very nice locker room with showers, blow dryers, and toiletries. It's really everything you'd expect a high-end club to be. There are also 2 heated pools, 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a billiards room and a yacht shop for supplies.

If you've been looking to purchase in South Tampa,
you'll know a single family home is nearly impossible to find under 400K. Other options are townhomes and condos. If you need a 3/2 and 2 car garage, approximately 1900 square feet of living space, you may want to consider one of the townhouses or condos for sale at the Yacht Club. They are solid block construction on all floors, built to current hurricane standards, and have many upgrades like granite, stainless steel appliances and high ceilings. Best of all, these properties are brand new and never lived in. Another nice feature of the community is that there is plenty of parking for guests. Something you don't find in S. Tampa Townhome communities.

This year there have been approximately 35 units sold by the developer due to their very aggressive pricing and incentives. These Townhomes were once selling for 450-650K two years ago. The same units are now listed from 325K with additional incentives up to 6% of the purchase price.

These are the BEST prices we've seen in a Tampa Bay waterfront community.

The Westshore Yacht Club has become a lifestyle choice for many buyers...... "where you live is as important as how you live". Isn't that the truth?

Please emailto: info@TheTampaRealEstateInsider.com to schedule a by appointment only showing of the remaining developer units. Or call Rae at 813-784-7744

For more information on other Real Estate Development Deals, Short Sale and Foreclosures in Tampa visit: http://www.thetamparealestateinsider.com/

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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Super Bowl 43-Tampa Bay Fl, Events, Concerts, BEST things to do!

If you are coming to the Tampa Bay area for the Super Bowl you are probably wondering what to do while you are here.

I'm going to share with you my favorite things to do, events for kids, the best places to go out in Tampa, Superbowl Parties, Concerts, and Tampa's best restaurants.

Photos of Tampa Bay provided courtesy of
www.jdmtampa.com. If you need a photographer for your Super Bowl Event
Please Contact Jerry Moores 813.220.1428

I'm posting this for information purposes only, as I have not verified the information on the company who is booking the packages.

I HAVE however, been to all the restaurants, and done all the things I'm going to tell you about. I've lived here for 38 years so I think I'm qualified enough!

2009 Super Bowl packages
Super Bowl Packages. Location: Tampa, FL Venue: Raymond James Stadium Date: February 1, 2009. Package

The 2009 Super Bowl will take place at Raymond James Stadium on February 1, 2009. Super Bowl Travel Packages and tours are available that include accommodations, tickets, and transfer....The best 2009 NFL Super Bowl Packages and Tickets exactly here: 2009 Super Bowl packages .
If you need more than just tickets and want to enjoy the Super Bowl week to the maximum then White Glove International is the right choice for you.

I also found a website for Superbowl Rentals. They have an online searchable database for Super Bowl 2009 housing. Find Super Bowl Rentals in Tampa for Super Bowl 2009. Contact the owner directly to arrange your Super Bowl housing for Super Bowl 2009 in beautiful Tampa Florida.

Things for Kids to do:
Join in the excitement of The NFL Experience presented by Bank of America. The NFL Experience is the most exciting continuous event surrounding Super Bowl XLIII – pro football's interactive fan festival offering participatory games, displays, entertainment attractions, kids' football clinics, free autograph sessions and the largest football card show ever. Click here to purchase tickets through Ticketmaster or call 866.TIX.4NFL or buy at gate.

Gasparilla Extravaganza Including The Children's Gasparilla Parade
Saturday, January 24Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, FL3:30 p.m. - Parade7:00 p.m. -
An alcohol-free event celebrating the return of the Gasparilla season in Tampa Bay! Featuring the Children's Gasparilla Parade and the "Piratechnic" Extravaganza, one of the largest fireworks presentations in the country.

Superbowl Half Time Show
On February 1, 2009 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will perform in the Bridgestone Super Bowl XLIII Halftime Show in Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium. They are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to be part of the on-field audience for the show. Click Here for details

Here are my favorite restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area: You'll have to google them to get the contact info. Menus are online as well.

It's Stone Crab Season. The BEST place is Frenchy's Rockaway Grill on Clearwater Beach. You can't come here without trying the Stone Crab! I like it served cold, however you can have them hot as well. It's located about a half hour drive from the Stadium, directly on our white sandy beaches with beautiful sunsets. Also try the She Crab Soup. Trust me on this one! Share a bowl, it's less expensive and everyone will want some! They also have great grouper sandwiches which are fresh off the boat!

The BEST Steak in Tampa is Bern's Steak House on Howard Ave. (15 min. from Stadium) Everything is great there; the atmosphere, service is five star. They even organically grow their own fruits, vegetables and age their own meats. They have they largest private wine collection in the country. Please note they will ad a 12% service charge, as many people don't notice it on the bill after a few glasses of wine. You also have to visit their dessert room upstairs. Get the Macadamia Nut Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Sauce from France. Trust me, no one has ever said they don't love it!!

The BEST KING CRAB is at Salt Rock Grill on Redington Beach (45 min from Stadium) They split the crab in half and grill it on a wood fire! All you have to do it take your fork, scoop it out and drench in the warm butter! Everything is wonderful there, so if you don't want King Crab Legs, there are many other menu options. Located on the water, seating is inside or outside.
Where to visit while you are here:

Of course, Busch Gardens in Tampa is always popular for people who like roller coaster rides combined with an animal themed amusement park.
Downtown St. Pete has a large variety of art shops, galleries and museums. Visit the bar at the Vinnoy Hotel for a drink or appetizer on the front porch! The Vinnoy Hotel is one of the nicest hotels in the area. If you want a Historic Hotel with a great setting this is one of the best. There's also a large park and the famous St. Pete Pier overlooking Tampa Bay.

The famous Columbia Restaurant at the Pier is a Tampa Bay favorite(if you go, try the 1905 salad) which is also the year the Original Restaurant in Ybor City was established.

BEST BEACH- Clearwater Beach is one of the nicest beaches on the West Coast of Florida. The sand is pure white and very soft. You can go parasailing, deep sea fishing, take a dinner cruise on Yacht Starship, or just go to a laid back beach bar and relax. Check out the NEW Sand Pearl Hotel. There's a nice outside bar, and very upscale restaurant as well.

If you do plan on looking a homes for sale while you are here, stay an extra day or two! You'll be pleasantly surprised at the prices and inventory. We are #2 in the Country for foreclosures! You may decide to take advantage of our great deals and purchase a vacation home.

See also: Best Neighborhoods in Tampa, Buyers Market Studies , Tampa Real Estate Market News & Updates

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Hope you found this information useful. Feel free to print out and bring with you on your trip.