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• 2,030 sq. ft., 2 bath, 4 bdrm 2 story MLS® $165,000

 –  This beautiful Temple Terrace home offers residents easy access to I-75, the University of South Florida, the area’s finest medical facilities, shopping, dining and more. Ever wanted to have a HUGE YARD (.36 ACRES) while living in a Tampa Bay community? With over 2,030 square feet of living area beautifully designed with 4 bedrooms, a loft and 2.5 baths you will have plenty of space. This Windward Longboat floorplan hosts an Entry Foyer, Large Great Room, oversized Family/Dining open to Kitchen, spacious Master Suite with Tray Ceiling, Walk-in Closet, Upstairs Loft, Patio, and 2 car Garage. It doesn’t get much better than this Tampa Florida short sale. Call (800) 975-7205 today to schedule a showing.

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TIERRA VERDE, FL – Jack Parker concedes he and his island neighbors would rather not be in this fight.

But as St. Petersburg moves to annex a piece of their island community, opening the door to plans for a high-rise resort, Parker and the Tierra Verde Community Association are gathering forces.

Their strategy: incorporate Tierra Verde as an independent town, the 25th municipality in Pinellas. Only three other counties among Florida’s 67 counties have more – Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward. Hillsborough, four times the area of Pinellas, has just three.  read more

The market for the average priced U.S. residence may be soft, but the über rich (especially the Russians) continue to drive prices up at the very top of the world’s luxury market.  Case in point — Villa Léopolda, one of the most historic estates on the French Côte d’Azur, is now under contract by an anonymous Russian billionaire for $750 million (€500m).  This three-quarters-of-a-billion dollar sales price sets a new record for the most expensive home sale in the world. The previous record was set earlier this year by Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, with the reported purchase of a London home for his son for an estimated $236 million. 

“While the French Villa is a fabulous property, this sale does put into perspective the value U.S. properties represent,” said Michael Valdes, a luxury home expert with Keller Williams Realty in Tampa, FL. “The most expensive residence on the market locally is listed for just $25,000,000. A masterpiece of architectural design and timeless elegance, this magnificent gated estate is situated on over five acres overlooking golf course, pond and conservation within Avila, Tampa Bay’s premier private gated country club community. Encompassing over 28,000 square feet of beautifully designed air conditioned space, this compound with attached guest quarters features 10 bedrooms, 10 full and 3 half baths, ballroom, richly paneled library, 14 fireplaces, elevator, wine room, pool and spa with cabana, basketball court, terraces and balconies.”

Villa Léopolda, a cream-colored, turreted mansion with two guest houses, is midway between Monaco and Nice overlooking Cap Ferrat, near Villefranche-sur-Mer.  The villa was originally built about 1902 by King Leopold II of Belgium. The grounds are regarded as among the most spectacular on the Côte d’Azur.  Fifty full-time gardeners look after 20 acres of gardens and terraces, planted with 1,200 olive, orange, lemon and cypress trees.

The property’s new owner is said to be a Russian oil oligarch but not – despite initial rumors – Roman Abramovich, the highly visible owner of Chelsea Football Club, who already owns a €100m mansion near Antibes.

According to the Nice-Matin newspaper, a contract was signed last week to transfer ownership of the villa from Lily Safra, the widow of Edmond Safra, a murdered banking billionaire.  Rumor has it that Mrs. Safra held out for months as the persistent mystery buyer kept raising his offering price.  The paper also reported that 60 villas or mansions on Cap Ferrat are now owned by wealthy Russians.  

The property has a unique history.  In 1916, King Leopold’s nephew and heir, King Albert I, turned the villa into a hospital for officers wounded during the First World War. It later passed into the hands of the Agnelli family – Fiat automotive tycoons — and became the scene in the 1960s for legendary jet-set parties attended by Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan (in his acting days) and other celebrities.

“This sale raises the bar and makes the half dozen or so $100 million U.S. properties on the market seem like bargains,” said Laurie Moore-Moore, Founder of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing, a US-based organization which trains real estate agents who work in the luxury market and awards the international Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist designation.  “Today’s affluent are citizens of the world and the successful luxury agent must know how to reach them and what lifestyles they are seeking. It’s an exciting and active market for agents at the top.”

United States Representative Kathy Castor and area housing experts will stand up for Florida families during a workshop on Saturday, July 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hunt Community Center at Al Lopez Park located at 4810 N. Himes Avenue in Tampa.  This workshop will feature housing and finance professionals to counsel constituents one-on-one about their foreclosure problems.  Participants include Freddie Mac; Wells Fargo; Veterans Administration; Credit Union Housing Partners; ACORN; Catholic Charities; Center for Affordable Housing; Chase Bank; City of Tampa; Coldwell Banker; Corporation to Develop Communities of Tampa; Fifth Third Bank; Florida Home Partnership; Housing Education Alliance; HUD and other community housing partners.  Congresswoman Kathy Castor invites everyone who is facing a tough time with their mortgage payments to join her and the other community partners in this foreclosure assistance workshop to save the American dream.  There is no charge to attend and reservations are not required.

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