Changing Market for Florida Waterfront!
The market has changed again. First the bubble, the bursting of the bubble and now the prices are going up again and inventory is down. This is not valid for all price ranges, the demand is strongest for the lower-priced homes. The prices went up again and are back to about 2004 levels, and the inventory levels are really low now. There are not many banks selling foreclosed properties in Apollo Beach any more. Some of these properties receive multiple offers.
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Waterfront - Apollo BeachApollo Beach is located just South of Downtown Tampa with an easy commute via US Hwy 41 or I-75 and Expressway. Apollo Beach is a boater's dream. There are no bridges obstructing the water ways to Tampa Bay for most homes. Only Sunshine Skyway bridge separates the Gulf of Mexico from Tampa Bay; even cruise ships can pass underneath this incredible bridge. Some homes on Flamingo are located behind a low-lying bridge. Homes on Eagle Lane, Golf Island Drive and Bunker View that is relativly high, but not for sail boats.
Apollo Beach offers several prestigious gated waterfront communities, please find information about the most important of these below: Apollo Beach has three larger and exclusive gated communities: Andalucia, Symphony Isles, and Mira Bay. Listed below you find more information about these great communities and other communities in Apollo Beach.
AndaluciaAndalucia is located on a peninsula in the open bay and the most prestigious community in Apollo Beach, a community of only about 225 homes. The developer sold the individual lots and it was possible to choose any custom builder. Andalucia offers tennis courts, a pool overlooking Tampa Bay, a small beach, a marina, a jetty for watching dolphins play or sunsets; and the community is 24 hours gated. The developer has sold all lots. Not all homes are on the water, some homes on the water cannot build a dock (behind the mangroves or on the open bay). Some of these homes come with a docks in the Andalucia Yacht Club, which can hold boats up to 60 feet. There are a few resale-lots available priced from around $ 80,000 (no lots are dockable). Homes are currently for sale from $ 575,000 to $ 1,800,000. Please note that not all homes in the community are on the water, canal-front homes currently start at $ 999,000, one estate home on the bay on lots that are nearly an acre start for 1.8 million $.
Symphony Isles was the first gated community in Apollo Beach: A gated community of waterfront homes and a few townhomes. Some homes that are located on the open bay have a small beach in the back, but could not build a dock. Most of these homes have a dock next to the community beach. The beach is larger than the beach in Andalucia. Townhomes are on the market in the 350-thousands, homes from just below $ 500,000 to over 1.5 million $.
Bay Vista is located on the open Bay and offers very nice views. The lots are about 50' X 175'. Homes are on the market around 1.5 million.
Harbour IslesHarbour Isles is a newer community across from Mira Bay. Most homes are located on a large lake or smaller lakes, but there is no access to the salt water and the lakes cannot be used for boating. Homes are on the market from $ 189,000 to $ 520,000. But please note that there are no homes here with access to the bay. br>
Mustique BayMustique Bay is a small community with 3/4 acre homesites on the open bay. One house on the market for three million dollars.
MiraBay is a new coastal community where the first homes became available about three years ago und it is still under developement. All of the waterfront lots have been built, only interior lots are available for construction. As you can no longer dredge canals our of environmental reasons, this will probably be the last new master-planned waterfront development in the area, maybe in Florida. The salt-water canals were dredged about 30 years ago, but the development was never completed and the developer of MiraBay bought these canals and combined several smaller lakes to a larger freshwater lake with 135 acres, which is connected to the saltwater canal by a lift.
Mira Bay offers villas (1/2 duplexes off the water) from $ 210,000, homes start currently at $ 300,000 up to $ 1,499 million $. Please note that not all homes are on the water. MiraBay is a gated community with many amenities like a $ 2,000,000+ clubhouse. We will work for you as a buyer's broker with the builders or for resale homes in MiraBay.
Other homes and lotsLike most waterfront homes, the majority of homes in Apollo Beach (that are not located in the newer subdivisions mentioned above) are single-story ranch-style homes and range from about 1000 to 2500 s.f. Most of these homes offer deep sailboat water and larger lots to offer space for your yacht, only a few are behind lower bridges. Please note that these are older homes from the 1960's and 1980's and many in need of updating. Waterfront homes are usually in the price range of $ 400,000+, other homes can be found usually starting at $ 150,000.
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