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Short Sales in Clearwater Beach FL – What is a Short Sale

Short Sales In Clearwater Beach FL Help

Clearwater Beach Florida – We meet so many people who need more information on What is a short sale? How do I qualify for a short Sale? Who will pay the Realtor(R) commission for  Clearwater Beach Short Sales?

Today wanted to share a video telling you a little more about Jack and I, your Clearwater Beach short sale agents and our efforts to educate and empower people who may find themselves looking to do a Clearwater Beach Short Sale.

If you have questions about selling your beach condo or waterfront home we would be happy to answer your questions and let you know how we can best help you as well as other resources out there to help you through the short sale process.

We moved on the beaches in 1991 and we saw average prices on Clearwater Beach condos rise to over $700,00 to todays average price which is around $350,000. If you missed it, this week we shared the latest Clearwater Beach Real Estate Trends for condos in our real estate market update . We also showed the dramatic drop in inventory (which is great news for sellers)  and prices are inching up (more great news condo and home sellers). Even with all these Clearwater beach real estate market trends favoring sellers – here’s no way for those sellers to make up the 50% drop in Clearwater Beach property values that’s occurred for those who bought around the 2007 spike. Many good people have been caught in this real estate market correction which is why understanding your options, not sticking your head in the sand is important when you need to sell Clearwater Beach condos or waterfront homes.

help button postage stamp Short Sales in Clearwater Beach FL   What is a Short SaleIf you are someone who has short sale questions, someone who wants to avoid foreclosure, want to do a loan modification and need help Right Now then I suggest you pick up the phone and call Jack Haydon directly at 727-422-8901 right now.

He can help you and answer your questions or put you in contact with the other members on our team. A Certified Public Accountant, an Attorney experienced in Short Sales and more. You can be comfortable knowing there is never any pressure from us, just helpful information to educate and empower you in this process.Cyndee & Jack Haydon,  Clearwater Beach Realtors with Charles Rutenberg Realty.

Disclaimer: The content provided is for informational purposes only. We can not give legal or tax advice. It is highly recommended that you consult with an attorney and tax accountant regarding the specifics of your situation to determine the best solution for you.

Also helping home owners with Belleair Beach Short Sales | Indian Rocks Beach Short Sales | Indian Shores Short Sales | Redington Short Sales | Madeira Beach Short Sales | Treasure Island Short Sales | St Pete Beach Short Sales

 

 

 Short Sales in Clearwater Beach FL   What is a Short Sale

About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, along with her husband Jack Haydon 727-710-8036 are full-time Realtors® and owners of the Sandbars To Sunsets Inc and Lead the Sandbars To Sunsets team at Future Home Realty - They are consistently in the Top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County because they get results and are known for their outrageously happy clients with over 85+ video testimonials from raving fans. Providing the Local Expertise, Proven Results, Communication at the highest level, and a Client Experience that makes others comfortable referring them to those they care about. When looking for a proven professional you can trust - they believe you deserve: Experienced Resort & Second Home Specialist; Accomplished Certified International Property Specialist; Proven Certified Home Luxury Marketing Specialist; Qualified Military Relocation Professional; (727) 710-8036 - Jack Cell (727) 710-8035 - Cyndee Cell Cyndee's Google Profile

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Sand Key FL | Enjoy The Columbia Restaurant and Help Fight Cancer

Sand Key FL Dining at The Columbia Helps Fight Cancer

Sand Key Florida – I got this in my email today and wanted to share about what The Columbia on Sand Key FL (and at their other 6 restaurants) is doing for the next month. I love it when businesses take the initiative to help make our communities a better place to live. Thank you to the Columbia and to the Gonzmart family.

Add one part research,
one part education,  
mix in community support and
you’ve got a recipe to fight adolescent and young adult (AYA) osteosarcoma cancer.
Not sure what to have – well everything I’ve ever had there is good…here I’ve included two videos from a recent visit where the wonderful staff prepared the famous 1905 Salad for us and their White Sangria – I can tell you both were fabulous. So with the cool fall weather you an enjoy dining on the outdoor waterfront patio even more.
Making of the Columbia 1905 Salad – The Columbia on Sand Key FL

The making of the White Sangria at The Columbia on Sand Key FL 

 Eat at Sand Key Restraurant and Participate in Dining for Life

Join Moffitt Cancer Center and Columbia Restaurant Group to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer by  Dining for Life 
October 1st – November 6th in all seven Columbia locations in Florida.

During the Dining for Life campaign, The Columbia’s customers can donate any amount they wish to their check. The Columbia and the Gonzmart family will match the donation, and donate more than $500,000 in the fight against adolescent and young adult cancer.

Did you know that: 
*  Osteosarcoma is the No. 2 cause of cancer in children.
*  More than half the number of osteosarcoma diagnosed in the U.S. is found in children.
Together we can find a cure for cancer. – Hope you put The Columbia on your places to eat this month.
Would love to hear what’s your favorite thing to have at The Columbia?
 Sand Key FL | Enjoy The Columbia Restaurant and Help Fight Cancer

About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, along with her husband Jack Haydon 727-710-8036 are full-time Realtors® and owners of the Sandbars To Sunsets Inc and Lead the Sandbars To Sunsets team at Future Home Realty - They are consistently in the Top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County because they get results and are known for their outrageously happy clients with over 85+ video testimonials from raving fans. Providing the Local Expertise, Proven Results, Communication at the highest level, and a Client Experience that makes others comfortable referring them to those they care about. When looking for a proven professional you can trust - they believe you deserve: Experienced Resort & Second Home Specialist; Accomplished Certified International Property Specialist; Proven Certified Home Luxury Marketing Specialist; Qualified Military Relocation Professional; (727) 710-8036 - Jack Cell (727) 710-8035 - Cyndee Cell Cyndee's Google Profile

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Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Trends | Condos

Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Trends – Condos for Sale

Clearwater Beach Florida – Here is a look at what Clearwater Beach real estate listings for condos that sold on Clearwater Beach, Sand Key and Island Estates all in the 33767 zip code. We’ll also look at the median Clearwater Beach condo price however with such a variety of properties from Gulf Front to Intercoastal to some not on the water at all it’s important to look at the trend  however we can give you detailed information about whatever type of property you are looking to buy or sell to understand the real relevant sales. The most important thing to note here is what we’ve been saying which is the number of Clearwater Beach condos for sale is going down and the median price is going up.

Trends for Clearwater Beach Condos for Sale – Sept 2011 


 

This month there were 24 condos sold on Clearwater Beach and of that only 4 were distressed condos. 3 were Clearwater Beach foreclosures and one was a Clearwater Beach short sale so 5 our of 6 condos sold were not distressed contrary to what some reading the media might think.

Also of interest is that 10 out of the 24 Clearwater Beach condos sold got a loan which is a good sign meaning the prices on condos for sale are appraising and lenders are lending.

Not sure if you heard but on Oct. 1st the Jumbo loan limits were lowered as were the FHA loan limits. While we rarely get involved with FHA loans on Clearwater Beach in the short time those rate limits getting lowered will put a downward pressure on the market in my opinion.

How’d the Clearwater Beach Condo price bands break out 

(3) condos sold for between $100-$199,000 

(8) condos sold for between $200-$299,000 

(5) condos sold for between $300-$399,000 

(4) condos sold for between $400-$499,000 

(2) condos sold for between $500-$599,000 

(2) condos sold for between $600-$699,000 

(1) condos sold for between $700-$799,000

(0) condos sold for between $800,000 and up


 
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Trends for Clearwater Beach Condos for Sale – 3rd Qtr 2011

We really saw the market start to change around May because we had lots of backlogged short sales got approved and finally off the market and yet new beach condos haven’t been filling their spots. Typically summer sales for Clearwater beach condos are slow but most Clearwater beach real estate agents will tell you that this summer was different. I know we were busy all summer and this year has been steady. For many buyers on the sidelines I believe they sense that we’ve reached “the bottom” and in addition to that the Stock market hasn’t been performing so well. You gotta ask yourself, if you’ve been thinking about it – why not buy a piece of paradise that has an upside and is fun to use – at least that’s what we’ve been hearing.

 Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Trends | Condos

Trends for Clearwater Beach Condos for Sale for Last 180 days – 2nd & 3rd Qtr 2011

This graph gives you a six month look at what’s been happening as you can see prices have moved steadily upward and most condos for sale on Clearwater Beach are going to start at $350,000 and up if you are in a 2/2 gulf front unit. 3 bedrooms are $600,00 and up and getting harder and harder to find at that $600,000 price point for as well. You can start to see why we believe prices will continue to inch upward – the supply and demand supports this as well. Also fewer distressed properties on the market means more stable market prices in our experience. 

 Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Trends | Condos

Clearwater Beach Short Sales and Foreclosures

In summary when looking at Clearwater Beach short sales for the month of September we only had 1 short sale sell. We are seeing less and less short sales on the market. On the flip side we have 3 foreclosures – bank owned – REO – (Real Estate Owned) sales this past month and ironically as I mentioned they accounted for both the highest beach condo sold and the lowest prices beach condos sold. If you’d like more information about Clearwater Beach Short Sales and particularly if you are a home owner who wants to know more about the process and how to avoid it along with foreclosure we invite you to visit our Clearwater Beach Short Sales with extensive videos and information. 

And remember if you are looking to buy or sell in the Clearwater Beach Area, Jack and I welcome the opportunity to discuss the market with you and your particular situation. Just give us a cal for the most up today information that’s happening in the Clearwater Beach real estate market.

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And if you’re looking for a Clearwater Beach Realtor we’d like you to know that we are passionate about being your real estate advocate. We’re committed to delivering Results daily based on Integrity, Knowledge & Experience – helping you find the perfect Clearwater Beach condos for sale.

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We’d like to be YOUR Clearwater Beach Real Estate Team!
Call Cyndee @ 727-710-8035 or Jack @ 727-710-8036

Warmly,
Cyndee and Jack Haydon, Realtors
Charles Rutenberg Realty

Clearwater Beach Real Estate
1545 S. Belcher Rd
Clearwater Florida 33764
727-710-8035 (Cyndee’s cell)
727-710-8036 (Jack’s cell)

 

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 Clearwater Beach Real Estate Market Trends | Condos

About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, along with her husband Jack Haydon 727-710-8036 are full-time Realtors® and owners of the Sandbars To Sunsets Inc and Lead the Sandbars To Sunsets team at Future Home Realty - They are consistently in the Top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County because they get results and are known for their outrageously happy clients with over 85+ video testimonials from raving fans. Providing the Local Expertise, Proven Results, Communication at the highest level, and a Client Experience that makes others comfortable referring them to those they care about. When looking for a proven professional you can trust - they believe you deserve: Experienced Resort & Second Home Specialist; Accomplished Certified International Property Specialist; Proven Certified Home Luxury Marketing Specialist; Qualified Military Relocation Professional; (727) 710-8036 - Jack Cell (727) 710-8035 - Cyndee Cell Cyndee's Google Profile

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