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Highland Lakes, a Great and Very Active 55+ Community

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Highland Lakes in Palm Harbor is a large and very active 55+ community.  Highland Lakes, Palm Harbor, is made up of villas, condos and single family homes.  There is a large clubhouse with constant activities for a wide variety of interests.  Highland Lakes has three executive golf courses and for residents, there is no greens fee.  Play for three holes, go home and rest, or play three rounds of golf, then find something else to do.

Golf carts can go to the golf course from home.  Another bonus to Highland Lakes, Palm Harbor is access to Lake Tarpon.  The community has a secure boat storage area, a launch ramp, and clubhouse near the ramp.  Take advantage of Lake Tarpon and the launch ramp, cruise the lake, go to lunch at the restaurant on the lake, then return to your home and relax.

We have a bran new listing in Highland Lakes, Palm Harbor.  It is in Greenview Villas.  To see more about this great listing on 104-D Tartan Drive, visit this link to Greenview Villas.

Check it out, there are a lot of good reasons to look at this area, especially if you want to live in a community that is vibrant and has activity for everyone.

HIghland Lakes, Palm Harbor - 30 Day Real Estate Update

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Today's 30 day real estate update is for Highland Lakes in Palm Harbor, FL.  This is a very active 55+ community, with three par 3 golf courses, access to Lake Tarpon and a very active community life, including shuffleboard, tennis, fitness center and much more.  Palm Harbor is a wonderful locatioin with, of course, the Florida lifestyle, great shopping, restaurants, world class beaches, and the Tampa airport is only 30 minutes away.  It is easy to get around in Highland Lakes, golf carts are the favored form of transportation between neighborhoods.

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For this 30 day period, there are 23 villas and 40 single family homes listed for sale in Highland Lakes.  The list price ranges for the villas is between $40,900 and $181,000 with an average list price of $92,661.  The days on market range between 13 and 479, with the average days on market at 201.

There are currently 40 single family homes listed for sale in Highland Lakes.  The prices range between $102,500 and $450,000 with an average of $176,965.  The days on market range between 3 and 1069 with the average days on market for single family homes at 154. 

If you are looking for homes in Highland Lakes, or any specific neighborhood, or the one in which you live, click on the icon and visit our Market Snapshot to see in real time what the real estate sales activity and community amenities are.

 

Generally, when a home is listed for sale for more than 90 days, it is a function of the price being higher than the market is willing to pay.  If you analyze the days on market for houses under contract and those that sell, you can see the days on market and list price for sold houses is almost always a lower average number than that for houses that are listed for sale.  This is the market speaking on price.

There are currently 11 villas under contract for this 30 day real estate period.  The list price range for these villas is between $49,900 and $139,900 with the average list price being just under $95,000.

There are currently 8 single family homes under contract in Highland Lakes.  The list prices range from $102,500 to $450,000 and the average list price is just below $142,000.  The average days on market is 110 for single family homes.

For this 30 day real estate sales reporting period, there were 3 villas sold in Highland Lakes wiht the average sales price being $100,667 and the average days on market was 99.

As for the single family real estate sales in Highland Lakes for the past month, there were 6 homes sold.  The average list price for these homes was $152,217 and the average sold price was $138,133 and the average days on market was 124.

Happy House Hunting!!

Highland Lakes, Palm Harbor - a 30 Day Real Estate Update

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Today is the final 30 day update for 2010 and we will do the real estate update for Highland Lakes, Palm Harbor, a very desirable 55+ community.  Highland Lakes has access to Lake Tarpon, has three par 3 golf courses, a clubhouse, fitness center and lots of activities.  Highland Lakes is the largest 55+ community in Palm Harbor.

The real estate activity in the last 30 days, for single family homes and villas shows there are 70 properties for sale, ranging in price from $44,900 up to $450,000 - which is a lakefront home on Lake Tarpon.  The average days on market for the homes for sale is 172.  The lakefront home, listed for $450,000 has 1,037 days on market.

In the last 30 days, six homes have come on the market in Highland Lakes, Palm Harbor: 2 villas and 4 single family homes.

There are 15 homes under contract in Highland Lakes with list prices ranging from $59,900 to $185,000.  The average days on market is a little over 100 days.

In the last 30 days, 10 homes have sold in Highland Lakes.  The listed prices ranged from $72,000 to $799,000 and the average days on market was 114.  The home listed for $799,000 was a bank owned property and sold in 0 days for only $85,000 so this is one that is a statistical outlier.

The average sales price for these 10 homes in Highland Lakes was $97,940, average days on market was 114.  The sold prices ranged from $69,000 to $162,500 and the days on market ranged from 28 to 479.

The lower the number of days on market, the closer the price is to the market value.  When a house comes on the market at a price higher than the market is willing to pay, it sits on the market getting little showing activity, as a rule, until the price is dropped to a value the real estate market (buyers) is willing to accept.  In the current market, the longer the house sits on the market, the lower the final sale price is likely to be because the values are continuing to decline.  Thus, it is better to price your house correctly as the outset in order to get the best possible price instead of hoping to get more than the market is willing to pay.  Time is not a seller's friend in today's real estate market.

If you would like more information about a specific neighborhood, whether in Palm Harbor or elsewhere, visit Sun Bay Associates' Market Snapshot for a real time look at the real estate market in that neighborhood.

If you would like to see a broader picture of real estate in the Tampa Bay area, visit Sun Bay Associates' FREE home search and design your own real estate search.

Happy New Year!!

Highland Lakes in Palm Harbor

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Highland Lakes in Palm Harbor is the ultimate in 55+ community living, being on the waterfront of Lake Tarpon and having a very active community.  There are three par 3 golf courses for residents to use year round, the clubhouse is centrally located and there are too many clubs and activities to list them all here.  If you are looking for a waterfront community with its own boat dock, water access to Lake Tarpon, and even boat storage, Highland Lakes is the first place to look.

There are lots of villas and single family homes in the community, along with tree lined streets and the convenience of shopping and restaurants nearby.  Highland Lakes is also a golf cart community.  It has a robust real estate market as well, since it is one of the most desirable 55+ communities in the Tampa Bay area.

Currently, there are 77 villas and single family homes for sale, ranging from $44,900 to $450,000 for list prices.  The $450,000 listing has over 1,000 days on market.  The average days on market for the active listings is 146.

There are 14 active with contract and pending sales, ranging in list price from a villa listed at $64,900 to a 2 car garage, single family home listed for $169,000. 

There are 26 properties in Highland Lakes that have sold in the last 90 days.  They range from a villa listed at $79,000 and sold for $70,000 after 4 days on market to a single family home listed for $269,000 and sold for $255,000 after 728 days on market.  The average days on market for villas and single family homes sold in Highland Lakes is 113 and the average price for these sales is $138,688.

To see what is available in Highland Lakes, click on Sun Bay Associates search for Highland Lakes and find the second home or retirement home of your dreams.  If you would like to find out more about the real estate activity in your neighborhood, visit Sun Bay Associates Market Snapshot and see the picture in real time for your neighborhood. 

For those who are more adventurous and want to see the big picture for real estate in the Tampa Bay area, visit Sun Bay Associates' FREE home search and create your own custom real estate search.

Happy House Hunting!!

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Gwen and Doug Campbell - Sun Bay Realty Group
at Keller Williams Realty
30522 US Hwy 19N, Suite 107 S
Palm Harbor FL 34684
Doug's Cell 727-741-4189
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