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Whole Foods Coming to Clearwater

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

Great news for natural food lovers in the Clearwater and Dunedin area.  Whole Foods Market is coming to Countryside Mall in Clearwater.  It is being built adjacent to Sears by the BJs Restaurant and Brewhouse entrance.  This well respected natural food grocer is set to open in 2014.  Just another reason to own real estate in Clearwater and Dunedin.  Go by the Mall occasionally to watch the progress of the Whole Foods construction.

Here's a real estate update for the Countryside area.  Want to see what single family homes are available in Countryside?  Create your own real estate search here.  There are currently 19 single family homes listed for sale, 27 are under contract and in the last 90 days, 28 homes in Countryside were sold.  To put it another way, every month there are nine houses in Countryside that sell.  With 19 houses now listed as active for sale, this means that there is just over a two month supply of homes available in Countryside.

Or another way to look at it, houses are selling like the proverbial hotcakes in Countryside and a buyer who wants to live in the community should not be take too much time mulling the decision to make an offer.  After taking time to find the right house, once you have found it, do not hesitate or someone else will get the house.

The average price of houses listed in Countryside is $329,400.  The average price of houses that sold in Countryside in the last 90 days is $258,661.  The apparent disparity could be because there are two homes listed for sale that are luxury homes, priced at $750,000 and $699,900.  These homes are very large, with 4,258 sq. ft. and 5,378 sq. ft. respectively.  The highest sold properties in this Clearwater community in the last 90 days sold for $525,000 and $395,000 and these homes have 3,365 sq. ft. and 3,227 sq. ft. respectively.

The Countryside Clearwater real estate market is very healthy indeed.  If you would like to get an idea of the value of houses in Countryside, check out our Sun Bay Associates value estimator.  You don't even have to talk with a Realtor.

New Air Conditioning Requirements

by Doug & Gwen Campbell at Sun Bay Associates

New EPA rules prohibit the manufacture of air conditioning equipment that uses Freon® or refrigerant R22 after January 1, 2010.  Equipment that does use this can continue to be repaired until parts and supplies are exhausted.  After that, new equipment that uses Puron® or refrigerant 410A must be introduced.  This is part of Title VI of the Clean Air Act.

This change can have a great impact on Clearwater real estate market, since the Florida summers get warm and people use lots of air conditioning.

So if you are in the Clearwater real estate market and use air conditioning, take a look at your equipment and if necessary, have it serviced.  When the refrigerants R22, or Freon® is gone, the switch to 410A, or Puron® will be mandatory, and may be costly.

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Contact Information

Photo of Gwen and  Doug Campbell - The Campbell Team Real Estate
Gwen and Doug Campbell - The Campbell Team
at Keller Williams Realty
30522 US Hwy 19N, Suite 107 S
Palm Harbor FL 34684
Doug's Cell 727-741-4189
Gwen's Cell 727-741-7260
Fax: 888-447-7908