Monday, December 17, 2007

Short Term Rentals Back On For Clearwater Beach

The Florida Second District Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling allowing residents to operate their homes as short term rentals. The city attempted to enforce a 2003 code banning short term rentals, but the 31 homeowners in the suit claim that they should be allowed to continue because they were renting short term prior to the 2003. The city has not decided whether to appeal, but will enforce the code on other properties. They will be monitoring the use of the 31 properties, and should it change they can lose their "grandfathering".

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sand Key Real Estate Transactions November 2007

The following residential sales closed in Novmeber 2007. Data is obtained from the local Realtor MLS.

Property Address / Subdivision / Sale Price / # Days On Market

1230 Gulf Blvd #1804/ Landmark Towers/ $310,000/ 134
1480 Gulf Blvd #302 /Sand Key Condo /$400,000/ 68
1340 Gulf Blvd #14-B / Crescent Beach Club / $534,000 /176
1540 Gulf Blvd #2001/ Ultimar / $875,000/ 137
1370 Gulf Blvd #301 / Bella Rosa / $925,000 /137

Average Sales Price$608,800
Average number of days on market 124

For more information on Sand Key Real Estate call PropCo Real Estate 727-585-0800

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Holiday Boat Parade Schedule

The Memorial Holiday Boat Parade, one of Clearwater's best events, will be on December 9th. It is sponsored by the Island Estates Yacht Club. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. in Mandalay Channel between Island Estates and Clearwater Beach. The boats will navigate through Island Estates, & head toward Coachman Park where they will arrive at 8 pm. They will proceed under the Memorial Causeway Bridge, turning into the Clearwater Marina Channel, ending at the Clearwater Yacht Club where the judging will take place.

If you would like to register your vessel, contact Joel Briskman, Fleet Captain at 688-3144, 461-1147 or Email :

Other boat parades:

December 1st - Dunedin Holiday Lighted Boat Parade 6-8 pm
December 8th - St Pete Beach Lighted Boat Parade 6 pm
December 8th - St Petersburg Lighted Boat Parade at the Pier 6:30 pm
December 9th - Treasure Island Lighted Boat Parade - Dusk
December 15th - Madeira Beach Holiday Boat Parade 6 pm
December 15th - Indian Rocks Beach Lighted Boat Parade 7 pm
December 16th - Indian Shores Annual Boat Parade 6 pm

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