Monday, January 4, 2010

January 2010


Happy New Year! And thanks to all of you who helped make it a tremendous 2009. Despite global market conditions I ended up the top ranked agent at my office (which is #1 in the region), and I'm #5 in the region (out of 4,000 agents). I'm not saying that to toot my own horn, but to let you know I am very optimistic about the future in our Tampa Bay area. Reaching Centurion production is no small feat, especially in this market, and I owe thanks to those of you with the vision to see that NOW is the TIME TO BUY in Florida!
Historically, December has been a "slow" month in real estate, but it was definitely NOT slow at beautiful BellaSol Luxury Waterfront Villas in Apollo Beach, FL. We put two more
condo/villas under contract in December and I fully expect to see at least 3 more go under contract in January. Sales are going so well, we will be releasing some pre-construction condos soon as we complete Phase 2. Two buildings are up and just need to be completed on the interior.
For those who don't feel BellaSol is a perfect fit, there are many other areas with desirable condos, townhomes and single family homes from which to choose in the Tampa Bay and surrounding areas. One of my clients wanted to be closer to the beach, so I helped them find a home just 10-15 minutes from the gulf for under $200k!
And don't forget the First Time Homebuyer Tax Credit has been extended, so take advantage of of that $8,000 credit (10% of the purchase price of the home with a max of $8,000 as long as you have not owned a home in the last 3 years). That $8,000 could buy some nice furniture for your new home! For those who have owned and occupied their homes for 5 consecutive years of the last 8 years, there is a possible tax credit of $6,500 if you buy a new home. Call for details.
For those needing to sell, please call me to go over your options. We have a system that works for those who need to do a short sale and we can offer a FREE consultation with a lawyer so you can find out what is best for you so you can make an informed decision.
So to sum it up....great inventory, low prices, low interest rates, and fantastic weather make it the best time to BUY Florida Real Estate!!

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ZIP Codes: 33606, 33609, 33629

Location Characteristics: South Tampa with Davis Islands and Hyde Park is probably the most desirable area of Tampa in which to live.
Its close proximity to downtown allows you to enjoy an easy commute to work, as well as the night life, the arts, clubs, shopping and restaurants. Bay Area bands crank out reggae, rock, blues, country, punk, salsa and jazz at clubs and bars all over town. New on the party scene as trendy spots for a sophisticated crowd are Channelside Bay Plaza and International Plaza's Bay Street. If you enjoy the waterfront there is plenty of that as well.
The area is excited about our Tampa Bay Rays playing in the World Series this year. AND the Super Bowl Committee is impressed enough with Tampa Bay to have us host the Super Bowl for the fourth time!! Come see for yourself why people love it here!

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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Tampa Bay Fishing

Hello Anglers,

First of all I hope everyone had great Christmas and New Years holidays. Secondly, I want to thank everyone that fished with me in 2009, it was a terrific year and I saw a 34% increase in business. I truly do appreciate you choosing me and Reel Simple Fishing Adventures for your outings. Hopefully I will see you in 2010 and put you on the trophy fish you always wanted.
Fishing in December was good despite a few days of inclement weather. There were some real good Snook trips as well as a couple very good Grouper trips. January should be a good month as well if the weather cooperates. The Trout season opened back up and I expect to have a action packed month of good Trout fishing. We caught a lot of nice Trout in December. The other species that will be highlighted this month should be Grouper and Sheephead, both of which make great table fare. Snook will be harder to catch due to the water temps dropping but they will still be caught if your patient. Most of the Redfish caught will be on the small side which is typical for this time of year. The warm water discharge at the power plants should also give us anglers an opportunity to boat some nice Sharks and possibly a cruising Cobia. If your in it for the sport, the big Jack Crevalle are here in big numbers and offer more pull than most are ready for. Until next time, good luck and be safe on the water. Remember: don't let your kid be the one that got away, take them fishing.

Thanks again,
Capt. Ric Liles

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