Trends in Tampa Bay Golf & CC this past 30 days

I have over 36 years of excellence in Sales and Marketing with State recognized Peoples Choice Awards and First and Second place campaigns in state competition.  Who do you want to represent your best interest!

I am pleased to share that some home values in our community have increased as much as 56% in the past three years. Please understand the data you receive from Zillow and other websites that give you high expectations cannot be used within the boundaries of our community. The data used from those websites are by statistics within the realm of that zip code, and are not reliable.

It’s been my quest since I began working in Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club to bring home values up after they hit all-time lows in 2013. There is a science to bringing values up, and many factors come into play that must be understood to get you the highest and best offers. RE/MAX has mastered these elements and trained their brokerages to help sellers obtain their goals. I’m fortunate to belong to a family that is attorney owned and monthly contract reviews and case studies are required. “Who do you want to represent your best interests?”

I have seen some contracts fall through recently and the homes went back on the market or were withdrawn due to ill advice from their representation. Keep in mind my tech savvy and BPO “Broker Price Opinion” experience, nails it on the head with value, and more often, right on the money. I do not want to give false hope to my clients. I want you to get the highest and best offers for your home. I do not want an unhappy customer because a contract fails for inspection reasons, or an appraisal disheartens expectations.

I’m proud to say other Realtors continue to read my blogs; could it be my material is much more reliable than what competitive brokerages claim?  My productivity for resales in Tampa Bay Golf & CC is clear, and my momentum has come from the use of this blog and my credibility is proven time and time again. My recent sales are on the higher end homes however I have two homes pending that are $159,000 or less. I’m honest and straight forward with my clients and they may not always hear what they want, but in the end my professional representation meets expectations. The other two top producers in TBGCC included their referral fees, from buyers they took to our builder K-Hovnanian.

My current/recent activity in Tampa Bay Golf CC

Please note that I was the first brokerage to recognize that our Club House improvements have increased our assessed value to near $5,000,000. Now other Realtors are using my findings to market their properties.  I also received $134.50 a sq. ft. for a home on Gap Wedge at the time was the highest per sq. ft. for a re-sale home.  My photography and RE/MAX and my marketing tools including ZILLOW and have exceeded my expectations.

Currently Listed

10049 Old Tampa Bay Dr……………….1852 sq.ft…….$127 sq.ft  $234,900

10245 Moshie Ln…..……..……………….1700 sq.ft……$94   sq ft $159,900

10625 Moshie Ln…………………………..1773 sq.ft…..$101 sq.ft. $179,000

11140 Moshie Ln ………………………….2823 sq.ft…..$85  sq.ft.  $240,000

29461 Cochiti Lake Dr………….…………1723 sq.ft…..$126 sq.ft. $217,000

29515 Fade Ct……………VILLA.…………1353 sq.ft. .…$110 sq.ft.$149,000


Recently SOLD

29330 Coharie Loop………………………1891 sq. ft. ….$123 sq. ft  $232,000.

29545 Fade Ct………………VILLA……..1384 sq. ft…..$110 sq. ft.   $148,000

10428 Moshie Ln…Single car garage….1437 sq. ft……………..      $118,500

29358 Princeville……………………………1250 sq. ft……$111 sq.ft $139,000

9933 Gap Wedge…………………………….1443 sq.ft…..$117 sq.ft.   $169,000

10343 Chatuge……………VILLA …………1538 sq.ft…….$97  sq.ft. $149,000

10257 Hyannisport Loop………………….2096 sq. ft. ….$122 sq,ft  $257,000

9981   Gap Wedge………… ..1340 sq ft……$135 sq.ft.  $195,500

I’m EXCITED with this 2017 market!


I’m so EXCITED, Buyers and more buyers. My office and I have been really busy showing homes in Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club since Sunday and have scheduled appointments this week of the 17th thru the 23rd.  After my post on the 14th, FIVE (5) active listings have secured offers, and in negotiations on three (3) not yet pending.  The market is on fire and we need more listings. If you ever thought about selling, give me a call now, with a reasonable asking price and conditions described in my January 14th post, it won’t last long on the market.

I would like to amend my blog of the 14th. One (1) home went pending in the evening after my post on the 14th and brought the active listings down to 38.

With ONLY (34) homes on the market out of almost 1600 homes, it’s WITHOUT DOUBT your time to SELL! My sources have shared that,  K-Hovnanian Homes, have five building lots and looking at building 4 new spec homes on the lots not specified as building lots that will back up to Old Pasco in the near future. It continues to be a sellers’ market. Look forward to working with you.

My staff and I reviewed the recorded closings in TBGCC that were NOT posted in the MLS and were sold by myself, another broker or sold by owner since November 1st. Seven (7) have sold, Excluding K-Hovnanian new built, or model homes.

TBGCC sales activity from December 1st thru January 14, 2017

It’s safe to say, our newly remodeled club house with $1.5 million in renovations’ plus the  current assessed value of $3.5 million can boast of a $5,000,000 clubhouse facility and  championship golf course.

We have 39 homes listed in TBGCC at the time of this publication. It’s my opinion that any home in here with premium upgrades and a premium location may get as much as $140 a sq. ft or more for a sale providing it’s a CASH buyer or someone putting 30% down to overcome an appraisal if required by a lender.

Since December 1st, 2016 we have had six (6) SOLD homes. Four of these were $155,000 or less and appears to be the most active price range for buyers. The additional (2) were over $210,000 one on Gap Wedge and my buyers on 29330 Coharie Loop for $232,000.

The average price per sq. ft. for homes valued at $160,000 or less has been $96.00 a Sq. Ft. and  for Conservation and or Golf Course  frontage or view add approximately $11.00 to $15.00 a Sq. Ft. to the selling price depending on location and upgrades

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!

CALL Dan Swing at 352-834-1326 my staff and I will getter done!

Would like to provide a brief comment about all the activity in Tampa Bay Golf and CC.  This day before Christmas Eve, the community is silent, with few buyers about!  The active listings are 37 and our sellers are mostly staged, in hopes St Nick will bring buyers this spring!  Ten (10) Homes closed (SOLD) in the past 30 days, two were my listings/or buyers. 29545 Fade Ct. and 10461 Moshie Ln both sold! I have a scheduled closing on December 29th, built in 2006 at $123.00 a sq. ft. and I sold 9981 Gap Wedge  for one of the highest recently sold homes at $134.50 a sq. ft. and on average the selling price for excellent condition is receiving $126 to $129.00 per sq. ft.

With the $1.6 Million improvements to the club house, our community is in a win win for residents, buyers and sellers!  However buyers will be spending perhaps more than expected, and I anticipate a rush of buyers, and the need for more sellers will become a big event real soon. I also expect more activity than in early 2016. Interest rates are rising, buyers are in a rush to get something before the next move by the Feds this spring. The harsh winter cold has stimulated a great deal of buyers. I have five (5) buyers visiting from the first week in January until the 2nd week in February and (2) currently renting for just the right fit!  With all your referrals my staff and I are estimating an additional 6 to 10 buyers before the end of April!

My staff and I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Best wishes this holiday season

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

A brief synopsis in the past 30 days for Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club.  We have 34 homes for sale currently.  This is the highest for the season since 2011. Fifteen (15) are under contract, “pending”.

Seven (7) have closed in the past 30 days, two were mine, 29358 Princeville, at $104.00 a sq. ft and 10428 Moshie Ln. I have three (3) pending, 29330 Coharie Loop listed at $239,000, 29545 Fade Ct. Listed at 152,900 and I received over 25 showings the first 30 days, and 10245 Moshie Ln all are scheduled to close before January 1st. I’m very proud of the performance I’ve given my customers and proud of the stability in value our homes are holding.

I will provide a more thorough review by mid December. I listged two (2) new properties listed this past week,  10628 Moshie Ln at a great value for $179,000 and 29515 Fade Ct. at $149,900 , 29461 Cochiti Lake at $217,000, 11140 Moshie Ln at $240,000 and excellent value. I also have three homes that I have not yet placed in the MLS and have sellers that will entertain fair offers before placing on the market in late January.

WOW what a crazy October 2016!

Sales are up 32% from last October in  Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club

I would like to welcome “George Ballis” and “Linda Shannon” to my staff here at RE/MAX Capital Realty in Lutz a stone’s throw from Livingston and Sr 54!

 Shall I name all the homes I’ve sold and or have for sale at this moment? You see enough of my signs to know I’m a worthy contender in selling your home or bringing buyers to your home! Quickly I will say I currently have 7 homes for sale, 2 who have listed but not ready to place in the MLS yet and 3 pending.   That’s activity of eleven (11) homes inside Tampa Bay GCC.  This does not include the properties my staff and I have outside of Tampa Bay Golf and Country Club.

 It’s somewhat of an anomaly I’ve found this past year. Buyers visit in spurts, we may have 5 cash buyers one week, and half a dozen buyers qualified with VA, FHA, or Conventional loans. This is on average 11 buyers a month!

 12 homes closed this time last year, (3) of those closing were mine.  (9) Nine closed in the past 32 days, from October 1st. 2016 Four (4) of those homes were my buyers or sellers. This October has shown a lot of cash buyers, especially on some of the larger homes.

Sixteen (16 homes are pending at this time. Eight (8) exceed an asking price of $220,000 or more, and two of these are over ($300,000)

It’s important to know homes over 1800 sq. ft. and preferred locations have an average sold price of $122.00 per sq. ft. Many factors come into play to capture a sale at this price per square feet.

1700 sq. ft. with upgrades and semi-preferred to preferred location are capturing $111.00 to $117.00 per sq. ft.!  A significant difference in values, the upside to this; appraisers will potentially use new completed homes by K-Hovnanian. Providing your home has a fairly new roof, and A/C unit and the inside is comparable to the new homes that fit in this criteria your home may qualify in this sold price range.

Please understand and I repeat this over and over, the appraised value or just value of your home, “IS DEFINED BY HOW MUCH Square Feet has central heat and air UNDER SHINGLED ROOF”  Do not be deceived otherwise.

A great listing suggestion to a seller? To require an AS IS contract.  Florida Realtors Association offers three (3) types of contracts from buyers agents and depending on the selection, some have more provisions to protect you than others.  Call me when listing your home and I will share the pros and cons.  Many new provisions that you the seller should know and also many provisions a buyer needs to know other than just filling in the blanks that these documents provide.