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Broadwater Waterfront Home Sales

Three waterfront home sales in June brought the total for 2013 to 12 waterfront sales so far this year in Broadwater, a desirable waterfront neighborhood in southwest St Petersburg on Boca Ciega Bay. Included in these was one on the open bay that sold for $720,000, the highest sale so far this year. Sales have ranged from $285,000 for a 2 bedroom fixer-upper to $720,000. The average price is $465,667, up 3.7% from last year's average price. There are currently six waterfront homes on the market ranging from $369,000 to $2,600,000.

Five non-waterfront homes in Broadwater have sold this year ranging from $192,500 to $310,500 with an average of $251,800.

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Another Broadwater waterfront home under contract

Broadwater waterfront home

Broadwater waterfront home

 

Another Broadwater waterfront home has gone to contract. My latest listing was on the market for 11 days. This is a 3 bedroom 2 bath 2 car garage home with pool, spa and boat lift that was listed at $500,000.  So far this year 9 waterfront homes have sold in Broadwater, 6 waterfront homes are under contract, and 6 homes are available, ranging in price from $369,000 to $2,600,000. Broadwater is a great neighborhood in southwest St Petersburg, on Boca Ciega Bay.

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Broadwater waterfront homes Market Update 2-1-2013

Broadwater waterfront home sold

Broadwater Waterfront Home Sold

Broadwater waterfront home sales in St Petersburg Florida were off to a good start in January, with 3 waterfront homes sold:
3 bedroom 2 bath pool home 1,693 sq ft sold for $415,000
3 bedroom 2 bath pool home 2,200 sq ft sold for $440,000
3 bedroom 3 bath pool home 2,587 sq ft sold for $625,000   (built in 1980, vaulted ceilings, fireplace, remodeled)

There are 4 waterfront homes actively on the market in Broadwater, ranging from $389,900 to $650,000.

As for Broadwater nonwaterfront homes, there was one sale in January, a short sale for $292,500 with 4 bedrooms 2 baths a pool and 1,984 sq ft. There is one active listing, a 2 bedroom 2 bath pool home with 1,498 sq ft, offered for $225,000.

Call or email Sharon to represent you in the sale or purchase of a waterfront home in Broadwater – she’s been selling there for 20+ years and living there for over 18 years.  Sharon knows Broadwater!

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Broadwater waterfront homes Market Update 1-1-2013

Broadwater yacht basin

Broadwater yacht basin

 

Broadwater waterfront home sales had a better 2012 than 2011. Both years saw the same number of sales, 19 waterfront homes sold. The average in 2011 was $435,868 and in 2012 rose to $449,132, which is a 3% increase. The average price per square foot in 2011 was $185 and in 2012 it rose to $193/sq ft, an increase of 4%. The highest sale in 2011 was $850,000 and in 2012 it was $985,000. Two non waterfront homes in Broadwater sold during 2012, one for $205,000 and the other for $323,000.

There are currently six homes listed for sale in Broadwater. Five of them range from $375,000 to $650,000 and the other is an estate listed at $3 Million.

Call or email Sharon to represent you in the sale or purchase of a waterfront home in Broadwater – she’s been selling there for 20+ years and living there for 19 years.  Sharon knows Broadwater!

 

 

 

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Patio, porch, lanai, veranda: What’s the difference?

 Homes in St Petersburg and all around Florida often advertise a patio, porch, veranda or lanai. What’s the difference between them?

A patio is typically an outdoor space adjacent to a residence that is paved and does not have a roof. It may use pavers, brick, stone or concrete (if it’s made of wood, it would typically be called a deck). It’s used for relaxing, recreation or dining. In Spanish style homes it may refer to the interior courtyard. Many masonry homes in the St Petersburg area will have patios, especially smaller ones.

A porch is an extension to the exterior of a house, generally at the same level as the floor inside. It usually has a wood floor and generally has a roof. It may be on the front, back or side of the home and a home may have multiple porches. The sides may be open, screened, glassed or have lattice. It can be utilitarian, to protect you from the elements while you’re waiting to enter the home or a place to take off your boots or garden shoes; it can be the size of a room, with furniture for relaxing or dining. The materials and style are generally compatible with the house it’s attached to. Frame homes in older St Petersburg neighborhoods like the Old Northeast and Kenwood will typically have porches.

A veranda or verandah may be a large porch that’s a room for entertaining or it may be a gallery running along one or more sides of the home, roofed, perhaps with a railing. Often a verandah will wrap around a house – think Victorian or New Orleans style here – perhaps on the front and both sides. Verandas aren’t as common in St Petersburg but there are occasional Victorian style homes and some of the 1920s Mediterranean style homes will have them.

A lanai is less frequently defined, and often as a roofed porch or verandah. Actually it’s the Hawaiian word for patio or balcony. In Florida we wouldn’t use lanai for a balcony. A lanai is a typical term in a tropical climate and generally is furnished like a room. It may have removable panels of glass, screen or plastic and would usually have a hard surface floor, similar to a patio. Lanais are found in many St Petersburg neighborhoods – think of the masonry waterfront homes in Venetian Isles, Broadwater and Yacht Club Estates.

Like so many terms, these will mean different things in different parts of the country. Not only that, even in the same city you’ll find the terms aren’t used consistently. In St Petersburg real estate the terms patio, porch and lanai may be used to describe the same space, depending on who is doing the describing. 

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St Petersburg Waterfront Neighborhoods: Broadwater Market Update

 A popular waterfront neighborhood in St Petersburg is Broadwater, located in southwest St Petersburg on Boca Ciega Bay, west of I-275 and north of the Maximo Marina Channel. Most of the homes are on sailboat water. Broadwater residents like the convenient location, 15 minutes from downtown St Petersburg and 15 minutes from the beaches. They also like the boating location: getting from Broadwater to the Gulf of Mexico is easy and fast and there are dozens of restaurants nearby where you can dock your boat.

Broadwater Market Update for January 2012:

Five Broadwater waterfront homes were on the market at the end of January, ranging in price from $475,000 to $3,500,000. Three Broadwater waterfront homes sold (closed) during the month of January, ranging from $300,000 to $380,000.

Two waterfront homes in Maximo Moorings, south of the Maximo Channel, are on the market, ranging in price from $490,000 to 495,000.

For more information on

  • Waterfront homes for sale
  • Waterfront homes that sold recently
  • Buying a waterfront home
  • Selling a waterfront home

please call 727-898-2582 or email The Simms Team at ALVA International, Inc.

 

 

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St Petersburg: Broadwater waterfront neighborhood

Broadwater waterfront in St Petersburg

 St Petersburg is a wonderful waterfront community. We have great water views from downtown, marinas that surround the peninsula, and many desirable waterfront communities. This photo is of Broadwater, a neighborhood in southwest St Petersburg on Boca Ciega Bay. Many of the properties offer deep water for sailboats. There are dozens of nearby restaurants that have docks so that you can boat for lunch, dock your boat, and cruise back. 

 

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Broadwater waterfront homes Market Update

Broadwater waterfront home in St Petersburg FL

Broadwater waterfront home in St Petersburg FL

Broadwater waterfront homes in St Petersburg, Florida, have been selling at the rate of  just over 2 per month. Based on sales in 2011, this means the 6 homes currently listed in the Multiple Listing System (MLS) are less than a 3 month supply of homes. However – we see a different picture when we break the market into price ranges.

In the $300s – 10 waterfront homes sold this year – only one is on the market now.
In the $400s – 2 waterfront homes sold this year – one is on the market now.
In the $500s – 1 waterfront home sold this year – one is on the market now.
In the $600s – 1 waterfront home sold this year – one is on the market now.
In the $700s – no sales or listings.
In the $800s – 1 waterfront home sold this year – one is on the market now.
In the $900s – no sales or listings.
Over $1 Million – no sales this year. One estate property is listed at $3,500,000.

We marketed the two highest sales this year. The home in the photo sold for $850,000. It has just over 4,000 sq ft, a pool, a cul-de-sac location with 250 ft of waterfront, and was built in 2009.

Properties priced at the low end are getting harder to find and often have multiple offers in the first few days.  For more information on Broadwater homes or other St Petersburg properties, please contact The Simms Team at ALVA International, Inc. real estate.

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Short Sale Sold

Sailboat water in Broadwater St Petersburg

Sailboat water in Broadwater St Petersburg

We keep commenting that short sales aren’t SHORT in time, just in money. We closed a home on Friday that has been under contract since November 1st – that’s almost seven months.  The property went to contract at full price with backups, all in the first week on the market.

By the time we had bank approval this spring, the first buyers decided not to go through with the sale. So – the first backup was still in place and ready to close. Even then, there were more negotiations with the lenders.

Perseverance and persistence – this waterfront home in Broadwater is now SOLD.

Call Sharon Simms at The Simms Team, ALVA International, Inc. for more information on this and other waterfront homes.

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Emergency Response Time in Broadwater St Petersburg Florida

Firetrucks in Broadwater

Firetrucks in Broadwater

When you are showing property, the buyers always have many questions.  For those who might be worried in the case of an emergency, they might ask where is the fire department and how long will it take them to respond to an emergency.  Today I was able to demonstrate the answer that question.  I was scheduled to meet a family at one of our listings at 1 pm.  As I drove up a few minutes before the appointment, I found the street full of fire trucks and emergency vehicles.   My clients were in the driveway Read the rest of this entry »

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