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Clearwater Beach Florida Waterfront Wednesday Report
Clearwater Beach Florida – This week I was asked what’s up with the new Clearwater beach condos that were to be built? Where do they stand now? So I thought I’d give a detailed update for many of our readers who may be wondering the same thing…
There were 4 main luxury condo projects on Clearwater Beach that come to mind and since it’s Waterfront Wednesday I thought it would be the perfect topic to update you on today.
- Sandpearl Residences ( a JMC luxury condominium development)
- Aqualea (a Hyatt condo-hotel development)
- Marquesas (a JMC luxury condominium development)
Let’s start with the Sandpearl Residences – while you might be thinking wait a minute, the Sandpearl condos are completed. Yes they are but they are not sold out. The developer, JMC, still has some original inventory and recently dropped their prices to hopefully get these babies sold.
Clearwater Beach Florida New Construction - Sandpearl Condos for sale
In the Sandpearl Residence Tower, as of March 1st there were technically 11 “new” Sandpearl Residences for sale since these are not “resales”. The prices range from under $750,000 to $1,148,000 with only one 3 bedroom condo still available.
- (3) Sandpearl Condos “C Units” from Phase I which are 2 bedroom 2 1/2 baths with a tech center for sale ranging in price from $834,000 to $1,065,000 depending on their view and whether it’s furnished or not.
- (4) Sandpearl Condos “D” Units from Phase I still available which are 2 bedroom 2 1/2 baths with a den for sale with prices ranging from $986,000 to $1,148,000 – again depending on if it’s furnished and which waterfront views you are getting. Some of these condominiums will be having a price increase shortly based on some upgrades that are to be done.
- (1) Sandpearl Condos “G” Unit from Phase II is still for sale – it is a 3 bedroom 3 bath Sandpearl Condo for $985,000 (unfurnished) Sandpearl Condos
- (2) Sandpearl Condos “F” Units from Phase II are still available which 2 bedroom 2 and 1/2 baths both in the $900,000s
- (1) Sandpearl Condos “H” Unit from Phase II is still available – this is the 2 bedroom 2 bath townhome that faces east so there are no waterviews with this unit and it is available for under $750,000 at this time.
- Sandpearl Condos – Insiders Guide to Sandpearl Residence Condominium Views
- Sandpearl Residences - One of the best places to live in Clearwater Beach Florida
Clearwater Beach FL New Construction – Aqualea Condos for Sale
Aqualea Resort Condominium Hotel on Clearwater Beach is mostly what we call a “condotel” because it combines the benefits of a condo with that of a hotel. It also means that the condotel suites you buy you are only able to use for a maximum of 60 days a year and the rest of the time it must be available for rent (with the Hyatt or your own property management company).
While the building is still under construction they are planning to have their “soft opening” in December 0f this year. Aqualea currently has condo-hotel units available from 522 sq ft studio units starting at $460,000 to two bedroom suites that are 1828 sq ft currently selling for $980,000. If you would like more info on these don’t hesitate to ask us – I will also be doing an in-depth article about this latest property on Clearwater Beach.
The will only be 18 “true” Aqualea condos for sale are actually called “The Residences of Aqualea” and will be directly facing the Gulf of Mexico, overlooking the newly completed Clearwater Beach BeachWalk. 1 unit has been sold however currently they are not being offered for sale – the beginning price will be $2 million and up I am told. One was rumored to have been sold for $3 million however with the changing market it seems they are holding on to their inventory at least for now.
The 18 condominiums will be made up of:
- Two 6 bedroom / 6 1/2 Bath Penthouse units,
- Eight 4 bedroom 3 1/2 bathroom Aqualea condos and
- Eight 3 bedroom and 2 1/2 bathroom condos in the Residences of Aqualea
- Aqualea Condos -Insiders Guide to New Aqualea Condo and Hotel
This promises to be a magnificent addition to south Clearwater Beach (located just south of Pier 60) – If you want exact pricing and availability give us a call at (727) 710-8036
Clearwater Beach Florida New Construction - Marquesas Condos for sale
Marquesas Condos – So here are pictures I took this week of the “future site of the Marquesas condos” on south Clearwater Beach just before you go over the bridge to Sand Key. What a difference a year makes – see the “for rent” sign in their old “sales center”. The latest word I got from the developer’s sales staff is that they are not selling or discussing Marquesas condominiums until the developer sells out of their existing Sandpearl condos (see above).
We’ve also heard that they are conducting focus groups and re-evaluating the existing plan in light of the current economy and existing inventory of luxury condos on Clearwater Beach.
I heard they may be scaling back which I think would be a great idea since we have people everyday asking us for “new Clearwater beach condos” under $500,000 – which in light of the current FHA guidelines that makes $417,000 the loan limit before you get into Jumbo mortgages one’s gotta believe there’s a sweet spot in there – just look at what’s selling right now.
There’s no arguing that if anyone can make it work it will be JMC Developers – their team has brought 3 fabulous properties to North Clearwater Beach – Sandpearl, Mandalay Beach Club and Belle Harbor.
So as far as Clearwater Beach new construction goes – Marquesas condos are on hold.
Clearwater Beach Florida New Construction - Enchantment Condos for sale
Unfortunately like many Clearwater construction projects when the economy turned so did the quantity of luxury condo buyers – especially in light of all the “new construction” we saw on Clearwater Beach 2004-2008. We need time to absorb all this new inventory before I believe we’ll see any real “demand” or viability for more.
I’m sorry to see this project gone and the last reminder of the project are the signs in the parking lot that reserve spots for the “Future Enchantment Owners” which were still there as I drove by yesterday.
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Dunedin Florida – Highland Woods is a gated deed restricted neighborhood in Pinellas County us south of Curlew Road and West of US 19 however the main entrance to the Highland Woods homes is off Belcher Road.
When searching Dunedin real estate and homes for sale this upscale community should be on your list to check out. Highland Woods is made up of about 22 acres surrounded by a wall with 2 gated entrance / exits. Most of these luxury Dunedin homes were built in 2002 by Rottlund Builders.
There are 87 single family homes in this Dunedin neighborhood most of which are pool homes with screened lanai’s.
- View slide show of Highland Woods Homes and Neighborhood
Dunedin Homes for Sale in Finest Neighborhoods
In the past these homes sold for $500,000 to the high $600,000 however in mid- 2008 we’ve seen some of these Dunedin homes for sale in the low $400,000s. Most of these homes are 2 story homes with many having sought after features like 3 car garage, tile roofs, large bonus room with wet bar, screened lanai with heated pools and spill over spas.
- Here’s an update on the first half of 2008 Dunedin Real Estate market report for Highland Woods so you can see what these Dunedin homes are selling for and what’s happening right now. Want the latest info call us at 727-710-8036.
Highland Woods Homeowners Association
Highland Woods is a deed restricted community and has a homeowners association. The annual home owners association fees are currently @$700 which covers the (2) gated entrances, the common area landscaping in their neighborhood, the entry ways and signs which gives this Dunedin neighborhood it’s welcoming, safe feeling.
Live in Highland Woods and enjoy Florida Lifestyle:
- houses close to Pinellas County Beaches including Honeymoon Island;
- properties close to Public boat ramp to launch you boat and jet skis;
- homes near some of Pinellas counties best golf courses in Clearwater, Dunedin and Palm Harbor;
Related Highland Woods Information:
- Dunedin Homes for Sale - Highland Woods
- More Highland Woods home photos
- Pinellas County Schools – Student Assignment
Dunedin Real Estate
Are you looking to buy a home in Dunedin Florida? We are happy to give you all the information available on any Dunedin homes for sale in Highland Woods or you can go ahead and search right now and see all the properties for sale by all real estate companies in the Tampa Bay MLS.
Since this neighborhood has a gated entrance, Jack and I would be happy to show you any homes for sale or to just show you the Highland Woods neighborhood when you’re interested in seeing it or finding out more.
Just call us at (727) 710-8036 – we’re looking forward to helping you with all your real estate needs when the time is right.
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Dunedin Homes for Sale – 2208 Elizabeth Way Dunedin, FL 34698
Dunedin Luxury Real Estate – This home will please the most discriminating Pinellas County luxury home buyers. The fact that it is in a hard to find gated community in mid-Pinellas County and near several of our best Clearwater Palm Harbor and Dunedin golf courses are just added benefits giving your peace of mind and convenience.
So are you looking for a beautifully kept, impeccably maintained and spacious Kensington model home for sale in Highland Woods. This Pinellas County pool home is ready for you to move in – just bring your towel!
This Highland Woods home for sale features 4-bedrooms (Master Suite downstairs), 3-full baths and a pool half-bath. Looking for a 3 car garage – this luxury property has it all.
This spacious Dunedin home was built in 2002 and is one of only 87 luxury homes in the deed restricted community of Highland Woods. The HOA (Home Owner’s Association) fee is $363 twice a year. This covers the common grounds and gated entrances.
Dunedin Homes for sale – 4 Bedrooms 3.5 Baths gated Highland Woods luxury pool home – $455,000
Are you looking to buy Dunedin Florida Real Estate? Check out this Luxury Property…
It has a huge Bonus Room with Wet Bar and room for your pool table. This is a great home for entertaining and family living. French doors open onto the hardwood floors on the second floor landing.
It has vaulted ceiling in the large family room that opens up to the second floor as well as into the kitchen and breakfast nook, then pockets open to the covered lanai with heated pool and spa.
Relaxing is easy…Check out..Dunedin Pool Homes for Sale
This heated pool also has a heated jacuzzi with a fountain, spill over spa and lots of room for entertaining and grilling on your covered patio lanai area. Mature landscaping gives you total privacy in your resort like pool area – just bring your towels.
You’ll love the direct access to the lanai area from your master suite. Also the master bath has a relaxing garden jacuzzi tub.
One of the nice features for Highland Woods residents is that there is a Residents Only Entrance and exit right onto US19 just south of Curlew Road. This is expecially convenient if you are going to other parts of Pinellas County.
Additional features of this Highland Woods home for sale include formal dining room, hardwood flooring, zoned AC (NEW air handlers), water softener, reclaimed water for irrigation, alarm system, built-in surround sound, and a stacked 3-car garage that allows for: a workshop, boat storage, or 3rd vehicle.
Located in the Highland Woods gated community with easy access to Tampa, and Honeymoon Island and all points north and south via US19, McMullen Booth Road, Curlew Road and Belcher Road.
Convenient to airport, country clubs, shopping, hospitals, schools, beaches, and several GREAT golf courses including the Dunedin Country Club and the Countryside Country Club.
Relate Pinellas County Real Estate articles:
- Highland Woods – Dunedin Real Estate Market Update
- Property Taxes in Pinellas County
- Pinellas County Schools Assignments
Dunedin Real Estate
Are you looking to buy Pool Homes, Gated Community? Luxury Properties? You can now see ALL the homes for sale in the Tampa MLS – including Dunedin, Clearwater and Palm Harbor homes or call us today at (727) 710-8036. Here’s what some of our past clients have to say about how we helped them….
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Dunedin Florida Home Buyers tell us that selecting a Pinellas County Real Estate Agent especially online or from a distance, can be a challenge. Some of our past clients agreed to share their experiences and tell you why they think you should work with us.Click on the photos below and meet some of our clients and now friends…we’d love to be YOUR choice too!
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Clearwater Beach Real Estate – 3 Bedroom Oceanfront Beach Condos for sale
Clearwater Beach Florida – The most common request Jack and I get is people looking for a vacation resort / investment property and their top 2 requests are first that it is oceanfront Clearwater Beach Condos along with wanting 3 bedrooms and 2 baths – sounds like simple requests right? Well it might surprise you that it’s actually a minority of the Clearwater Beach real estate inventory that’s available for sale.
I checked the Tampa MLS today and found that there were only twenty five 3 bedroom 2 bath Clearwater Beach condos for sale right now. Almost 1/2 of the condos for sale in the Mandalay Beach Club condominium complex. Only 2 of the Clearwater beachfront condos allow 7 day rentals (which is very unique). Nine of these Clearwater Beach condos are located on Sand Key and only one of these has a minimum rental period of 2 weeks – the others have minimum rental periods of 3 months and up – reflecting Sand Key’s strong residential focus.
Clearwater Beachfront Condo Photos – What’s not to like?
Photos of some of these fabulous Clearwater Condos:
Clearwater Beach Condos – Analysis of 3 Bedroom Condos for Sale Now
The cheapest beachfront condo is offered for $475,000 and is under 1400 square feet. This condo is located in the Sand Key Condominium complex, Sand Key Condo South. Unfortunately this complex was built with the building facing North / South instead of East / West.
So what does that mean to you?
It means that you have gulffront condo views from the balconies, however they are usually limited and somewhat obstructed (many don’t have good water views from inside the condos themselves)- Clearwater condo buyers consistently tell us they favor the West facing views that building with and East / West orientation have to offer.
So why are many condos, especially on Sand Key FL built facing North / South?
My guess is it was about cost! Obviously you can get more condos with this design since these buildings fit on a narrower piece of property and this prime Clearwater Beach real estate definitely commands top dollar.
Now don’t get me wrong – living on basically the #1 beach in the United States (we’re the southern extention of Caladesi) is definitely great at any direction – however, for those wanting the best gulf views – the East / West buildings are the most popular (and while we’re at it – the South West Views are the most popular and in the most demand).
The Mandalay Beach Club Condos and the Sandpearl Condos are the newest luxury condos on Clearwater Beach and offer truly amazing views and amenities however if you’ve got your heart set on a 3 bedroom you’re currently looking at Clearwater Beach condos for sale for over $1,000,000.
So what’s a Clearwater beachfront cost per square foot? As with all Clearwater real estate - location, views and amenities matter. Of these 3 bedroom condos for sale the asking price per square foot ranges from a low of $306 per square foot to a high of $950/square foot.
Clearwater Beach real estate stays pricey – even in this buyer’s market. In the last 3 months we’ve had six 3/2 oceanfront condos sell and the dollar per square foot has ranged from $273 per square foot to $650 per square foot.
Are you thinking of buying a Clearwater Beach Condo? Now is a great time to find a great place and a good value. Jack and I specialize in Clearwater Beach Real Estate and have put together a Clearwater Beach Condo Short Term Rental Report to help you in narrowing down which complexes meet your requirements. Give us a call to request it at 727-710-8036.
Buyers are finding that many sellers of Clearwater beach condos on the best Tampa beaches are now motivated to sell and qualified buyers are benefiting and saving money! We’ll help you negotiate real bargains.
Enjoy our beautiful beachfront views or amazing intercoastal waterfront views and Tampa Bay boating? Here’s what some of our past clients have to say about how we helped them…. Buyers tell us that selecting the best Clearwater Beach Real Estate Agent, online or from a distance, can be a challenge. Some of our past clients agreed to share their experiences and tell you why they think you should work with us.
Want Want to see all the Clearwater Beach Condos for sale? Search the Clearwater Beach MLS multiple listings of all properties including all waterfront Clearwater Beach homes for sale and beachfront condos in Clearwater.
The above information and images are Copyright © 2007 Jack and Cyndee Haydon, REALTORS in Clearwater and your Clearwater Florida Real Estate Sand Key Florida Agents and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed or published. All rights reserved. Plagiarism will be detected and is punishable by law. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be verified before making any real estate decisions. Pinellas Realtor Organizations MLS was used for information – all information subject to change without notice.
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Luxury Beachfront Condos – Mandalay Beach Club
Clearwater Beach Florida
In February 2000, the 1.6-acre high-end luxury Mandalay Beach Club condominium project began construction right on Clearwater Beach with 350-feet of the Gulf of Mexico in their backyard.
In the Spring of 2002, the first occupants moved into the Mandalay Club’s first phase, the 91-home San Marco building of these Clearwater beach condos.
These 156– Clearwater Beach luxury condominium residences range in size from 1,550 square feet to 5,140 square feet with resort class amenities including:
- designer cabanas,
- heated pool,
- fitness center,
- concierge and
- 24-hr gated security.
Clearwater Beach Condos for Sale at Mandalay Beach Club 33767
Today, I found 28 beachfront condos for sale at The Mandalay Beach Club, priced from $4,200,000 to $739,000.
These Clearwater beach condos all have covered parking and range in size from a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath with 5,140 square feet to a 2-bedroom, 2-bath with 1,550 square feet.
So, if you are looking for a resort style living? A luxury beach front property on Clearwater Beach? Then look no further than The Mandalay Beach Club – Ultimate in Fine living complete with beachfront penthouse condos with amazing views of Clearwater Beach.
Call us today, to setup some time to view these beautiful Clearwater
Luxury Clearwater Beach Condominiums
Are you looking to sell a Clearwater Florida Luxury Condo – request our complimentary Condo Value Report on what is your luxury Clearwater Beach condo worth today.
Buying Beach Property? Are you looking at Clearwater beach condos or Sand Key Condos where you can enjoy our beautiful beachefront views or amazing intercoastal waterfront views and boating? Here’s what some of our past clients have to say about how we helped them….
** CLICK ON PHOTOS BELOW TO SEE CLIENT VIDEO TESTIMONIALS **
Buyers tell us that selecting the best Clearwater Beach Real Estate Agent, online or from a distance, can be a challenge. Some of our past clients agreed to share their experiences and tell you why they think you should work with us.
Want more info on Clearwater Beach Real Estate? Search the Clearwater Beach MLS multiple listings of all properties including all waterfront Clearwater Beach homes for sale and beachfront condos in Clearwater.
Looking for Real Estate in Clearwater Florida, Sand Key Condos | Homes to Clearwater Beach Condos – Give us a Call today at (727) 422–8901.
The above information and images are Copyright © 2007 Jack and Cyndee Haydon, REALTORS and your Tampa Real Estate Consultants and may not be copied, reproduced, distributed, transmitted, displayed or published. All rights reserved. Plagiarism will be detected and is punishable by law.
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