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For Sale: 736 Island Way, #106 Clearwater Beach, FL

by Michelle Chenault

If the beach is calling you home, this is the condo for you. The convenience of this location and maintenance-free living the condo provides will allow you to enjoy life to its fullest.

This huge waterfront condo with beautiful, wide canal views features 2 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms and almost 2,000 square feet of living space in one of Island Estates most sought after communities.

This condo presents a unique opportunity with a private walk-up entrance, a side yard for your pets to enjoy, guest spot parking right outside your condo and boat slips available for less than $60K. You will enjoy the privacy this condo offers while avoiding the daily elevator ride. The condo offers spacious rooms and breathtaking views. Access your private patio from the living room.

The building amenities will delight you anytime you wish. Beautiful pool, well-kept tennis courts, fitness center, dock and fishing pier will keep you active.

Island Estates is a superb location, which is a self- contained waterfront community with dining, banking, shopping, and more. Just a short walk or ride to the amazing white sands of Clearwater Beach, An amazing price point, value and opportunity!

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Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
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For Sale: 31 Island Way, #308 Clearwater Beach, FL

by Michelle Chenault

This amazing custom built condo will exceed all of your expectations once you step inside.

You will definitely want to take advantage of the private balcony with beautiful views of the East Bay overlooking Island Estates and the City of Clearwater. Grab your coffee and start the day on the balcony or finish the day watching the sun set over the bay.

In 2017, the condo was completely remodeled including a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, new bathrooms with above counter sinks and new flooring throughout. The master bedroom is the perfect place to relax while the second bedroom would make a great office guest room with a built-in Murphy bed.

Horizon House is a wonderfully cared for building with fresh paint in the common areas, new beautiful tile floor in the lobby, new carpet in the hallways, new light fixtures, new elevators and a newer roof. When it is time to do laundry, there are new washers and dryers on each floor.

You will definitely enjoy the building amenities that accompany this beautiful building. New geo-thermal heated pool, library, recreation center, free wifi, boat slips and covered parking is available for rent on availability. There is a waterfront sun deck, a fishing pier and BBQ’s available for resident use. The monthly Association fee is all inclusive making Horizon House one of the best kept secrets on Island Estates and Clearwater Beach.  

Island Estates is the place to be in Clearwater Beach and you will love having so many options inside Island Estates. Banks, service stations, shopping restaurants and a new Publix in the fall are just some of the things you will find nearby.

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Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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Kitchen Updates for Under $500

by Michelle Chenault

If you are a frequent HGTV watcher or look at any home design magazines, you will quickly see how much a kitchen remodel can cost. There are many changes you can make to your Clearwater Beach kitchen to give it a fresh feel that will cost $500 or less.

Lighting Updates

Bringing in new light fixtures is a subtle way to update your kitchen while making a big impact. New lighting can cost less than $250 and make the room look more modern. Of course, it’s less expensive if you can do the installation yourself. Hiring an electrician will add around $150 to the budget.

Flooring Updates

There are a variety of flooring choices for the kitchen and some are quite inexpensive. Even vinyl has come a long way from its early days, and you can get some nice-looking patterns for less than $500. If you can do the installation yourself, this is a low-cost way to update your kitchen.

Replace Upper Cabinets with Glass

If you have solid cabinets that just look worn, replace the upper doors with glass. You immediately create a more open, modern feel that make the room seem bigger. For $400 to $500, this is a weekend project with big impact.

Paint

Paint is definitely one of the cheapest updates you can make in a home. For the kitchen, you can paint the walls and the cabinets for well under $500. To make a small room feel bigger, paint the cabinets white while a dark paint will give a large kitchen a cozier feel.

Update Countertops

This is another renovation project that can make a big difference. Old countertops make a kitchen look outdated and boring. Update with granite-look countertops without the high price of granite. For a small, to medium-sized kitchen, you can expect to pay around $500 for this new look. Visit an outlet or oversupply store to find even deeper discounts.

While you can’t get a brand new kitchen for $500, a few small updates can make a big impact.

Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
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Downtown Clearwater Craft Beer and Music Fest

by Michelle Chenault

Come to Downtown Clearwater on Saturday, May 20 from 11-11 for the Craft Beer and Music Fest. The festival will take place in Downtown Clearwater at Station Square Park.

Breweries from around the state will be at the festival along with food trucks and local restaurants as well. Throughout the day and evening, eight live bands will perform on two stages for your listening pleasure.

There is no fee to attend the event and free parking will be available around the event in multiple places. The Jolley Trolley and Clearwater Ferry will also provide transportation to the event. This is a family friendly event and will include a variety of craft vendors as well.

When:  Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.

Where: Station Square Park, 612 Cleveland Street, Clearwater

For more information about Downtown Clearwater Craft Beer and Music Fest, click here.

Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
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For Sale: 675 Gulfview Blvd, #802 Clearwater Beach, FL

by Michelle Chenault

The location of this Clearwater Beach condo is absolutely perfect. Located in Continental Towers, this two bedroom, two bathroom condo has amazing views from the living room, master bedroom and balcony.

The eighth floor condo provides the perfect space for you to relax and is ready for you to adapt to your personal taste. With 1,409 square feet, you will have plenty of space to enjoy. You will have access to one covered parking spot as well.

This is a secure building so whether you are here all the time or just occasionally, you will have comfort in the security of the building. A beautiful heated pool overlooking the water as well as a fitness center and lounge are located in the building.

 

 

If being steps away from the beach isn’t enough, you are also conveniently located near shops and restaurants for your enjoyment.

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Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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When is the Right Time to Buy?

by Michelle Chenault

Buying a home is a big decision and there is so much you have to consider. You will want to think about the location, price, amenities, schools, resale value and more. Some of these items are easier to evaluate than others.

There is a lot of information that goes into determining if the Clearwater Beach home you are considering is a good investment. You will want to factor your needs into the decision when you are determining what is a good investment.

Currently, the majority of homes in the Clearwater market are considered highly affordable when compared to both historical and future values. This determination is based on data that concludes that on average households would need to spend 27.5% of their income to afford a median priced home here. Long range forecasting predicts this number will grow to 35.1% of their income within two years.

If you are on the fence about purchasing a home, now is the time to get off the fence. Home values are currently positioned to your benefit but that will change. Contact me today to start planning for your future. 

Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
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Clearwater Beach Taste Fest

by Michelle Chenault

Clearwater Beach Taste Fest is an annual event that features tastings from more than 30 local restaurants, wine and craft beer, live entertainment from Chello Hollyday and The Black Honkeys plus raffle items, a live auction and vendors.

Taste Fest takes place on Clearwater Beach’s Walk Promenade on So. Gulfview Blvd in front of the Hyatt Regency Resort. Tickets are required for this event so make sure to purchase yours. Fireworks will wrap up the night.

Let Taste Fest be your appetizer for Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, which takes place from May 15-25. Participating restaurant offer a prix fixe menu for $15-$35 per person giving you the chance to indulge at your favorites or try a new spot.

When:  Friday, May 12, 2017 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Where: Clearwater Beach Walk Promenade on So. Gulfview Blvd.

For more information about Clearwater Beach Taste Fest, click here.

Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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For Sale: 31 Island Way, #903 Clearwater Beach, FL

by Michelle Chenault

From the moment you step inside this condo, you will be ready to move in. This prime waterfront location is sure to please even the most discriminating buyer. 

This Horizon House condo provides a spacious one bedroom, one bath layout with amazing West panoramic views from the 9th floor that overlooks the Intercoastal Waterway. When you enter Island Estates, Horizon House is the first building on the right making it extra convenient to Clearwater Beach, the new Publix or Island Way Grill.

The condo offers maintenance free living with nice building amenities to enjoy anytime you wish. Fresh paint, updated flooring, remodeled kitchen and bath including a remote controlled “smart” toilet will make this condo a pleasure to call home. More than $20,000 dollars in thermal slider windows were recently installed as well.

It’s not just the condo that is nicely updated, the building has had many recent updates too. Painting of the common areas inside and out, gorgeous tile floor in the lobby, new carpet in the hallway, new light fixtures, new elevators, newer roof and the HVAC was updated in 2014. Each floor has its own laundry facilities with new washers and dryers.

Take advantage of the amenities that Horizon House offers including a new geothermal heated pool, library, recreation center, free wifi, boat slips, waterfront sun deck, fishing pier and BBQs. Covered parking is available for rent based upon availability.

This secure building includes on-site reception and property management and maintenance personnel. This pet and rental free building will delight you at every turn.

View more information and photos of the property here

Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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How Home Value is Determined

by Michelle Chenault

Probably, the most important decision you will make when selling your home is the listing price. It will determine how much interest buyers will have in the property and how much negotiation room the seller has. To determine what you want to list your home for, it’s important to understand how the value of your home is determined. Market value and assessed value are two different things and should be considered differently.

What is Assessed Value?
An assessor will look at a property, compare it to others in the neighborhood, and set an assessed value for its worth. This is the amount on which you will pay property taxes. The assessed only changes periodically and does not take market conditions into account. Rather, it is affected by any changes you make to your property, such as adding square footage.

What is Market Value?

Market value is basically the amount someone is willing to pay for your home. It is generally higher than the assessed value, but it should be close to or above your asking price. Market value is linked closely to the housing market. A home that is listed in a market with limited inventory will have a higher market value than one where there are numerous properties competing for buyers.

Several factors impact market value, including curb appeal, the number of updates, number and size of rooms and the neighborhood. Some of these aspects you can change while others cannot be altered. The number of other homes in the same area will also affect the market value of your home.

Market value is often the starting point for listing price. Some sellers will set it slightly above market value while others will set it at or just below if they hope for a quick sale. While the market value for your home doesn’t have to be the price you ask, it should have a place in your decision on price. You want to set a competitive price that will make your house more appealing to buyers.

It is important to know that the assessed value is public information, and it can also weigh in buyers’ decisions of how much to pay for a house. If it is significantly lower than the market value, you will have to justify the higher price. If it is not, then you can use it as a selling point. When you know these numbers, it can help you sell your home faster.

If you are trying to determine how much to list your home for, I can help. Contact me today and we will discuss the value of your home and what I can help you do to maximize your return.

Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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Dirty Dancing on Stage

by Michelle Chenault

Experience Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall throughout the weekend. There are evening shows each day as well as a matinee performance on Saturday and Sunday.

Come out and have the time of your life as you watch Baby and Johnny come together through summer love. Music, dancing and this classic love story are sure to entertain you this weekend.

When:  Friday, May 5-Sunday, May 7, 2017

Where: Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 McMullen Booth Road Clearwater, FL

For more information about Dirty Dancing, click here.

Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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