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Old 01-13-2021, 05:36 AM
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Default Looking for a home on the water in St Pete

Looking for a house or condo on the water with a boat slip. Budget is $900k at the very max. I don’t know much about the area. Any help is appreciated before I go down and start looking.
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Stay out of shore acres, it floods on a spring tide. Should be able to find an older waterfront house around mid Pinellas in that price range, but I am not sure about St. Pete.
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Coquina key and some in pinellas point has waterfront at that price point.

On realtor.com set your search for waterfront views.
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better to at least a MILL- just kidding 900k should work... but a Million better if you can in true THT fashion
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My son has a home in Pinellas Point and it is an older neighborhood with a mix of older run-down homes and those which have been renovated. Prices like everywhere else have jumped significantly but you may find a fixer-upper on the water. The nice thing about the area is it is very close to 275, downtown, and the beaches. And if lucky enough to find a home on the water you will have a great view of the Skyway Bridge.
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That should get you a 1970's home on a decent canal in St Pete with some updates.
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The area just north of Maximo Marina has a lot of houses in that price range - great spot for access to gulf and bay too. Looks like there are a couple for sale right now.


Old 01-13-2021, 08:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Left Coast Retriever View Post
Stay out of shore acres, it floods on a spring tide. Should be able to find an older waterfront house around mid Pinellas in that price range, but I am not sure about St. Pete.
Depends on your street. We live in Shore Acres and water barely came over our seawall during Eta. Others had several feet of water in their homes. Our street was dry.
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Are you working with a RE Agent? Although you may not like or think you need the help, but in today's market, a realtor will know about it before it even hits the market.
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Lots of nice condos,with lifts on Tierra Verde...
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Going down there tomorrow. Just wanted to know where to stay away from or if there was better areas than others. I will research all the input, thanks.
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With Zillow and some due diligence on your part, there are ZERO reasons to use a realtor IMO. Have never had a good experience with one on every home we bought or sold.... For the last three homes, I did it on my own and would never change. And if you are unsure simply google 'how to buy a home without a realtor'. Now if you are not business savvy then perhaps you need someone to hold your hand.
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Originally Posted by oceanluvr30 View Post
With Zillow and some due diligence on your part, there are ZERO reasons to use a realtor IMO. Have never had a good experience with one on every home we bought or sold.... For the last three homes, I did it on my own and would never change. And if you are unsure simply google 'how to buy a home without a realtor'. Now if you are not business savvy then perhaps you need someone to hold your hand.

^^ This.
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That's Broadwater, where I live. Great deep water canals, only fixed bridge out is the Bayway with 65' of clearance. Heading out through Pass A Grille the only part you have to slow is under the Bayway bridge. Much higher than Shore Acres with better drainage, even with Eta didn't have water anywhere near my grass.

Originally Posted by ukadrianj View Post
The area just north of Maximo Marina has a lot of houses in that price range - great spot for access to gulf and bay too. Looks like there are a couple for sale right now.

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You really need to decide what kind of "lifestyle" you're looking for. Believe it or not, the vibe in the beach communities is much different than the vibe in NE St. Pete., for example, even though they're only 20 minutes apart. Tierra Verde would be a great place for a townhouse with a boat slip, and is certainly within your price range. There are lots of waterfront homes on or near the intracoastal from Tierra Verde to Clearwater and north. Some areas are pricier than others. From a boating perspective, you're really not weather restricted along the intracoastal. The east side of the peninsula offers proximity to downtown, and much easier access to the hot spots in south Tampa and Tampa Airport. The downside is Tampa Bay can be rough, so you'll be weather restricted unless you have a pretty good sized boat. On the east side, the more desirable areas in your price range will be areas of Shore Acres, Patrician Point, Venetian Isles, Tanglewood, Snell Isle, and NE Park. I'd also look at Yacht Club Estates and Capri Isle on the West side of the peninsula. You should be able to get into something in your price range.
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Originally Posted by oceanluvr30 View Post
With Zillow and some due diligence on your part, there are ZERO reasons to use a realtor IMO. Have never had a good experience with one on every home we bought or sold.... For the last three homes, I did it on my own and would never change. And if you are unsure simply google 'how to buy a home without a realtor'. Now if you are not business savvy then perhaps you need someone to hold your hand.
Just curious what the benefit is to a buyer not to use a realtor? Unless you find a FSBO the realtor's commission is paid by the seller. The realtor does not cost you anything as a buyer and they handle all the paperwork on the offer, contract, etc. The seller isn't going to charge less if you don't have a realtor if they have one. Their realtor just doesn't have to split the commission with another broker and gets to keep the entire amount.
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1069 Pinellas Bayway Tierra Verde

Great access to the GOM, Tampa Bay and the Intracoastal.

Great beaches nearby.

Plenty of restaurants nearby.

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Originally Posted by briankinley2004 View Post
Just curious what the benefit is to a buyer not to use a realtor? Unless you find a FSBO the realtor's commission is paid by the seller. The realtor does not cost you anything as a buyer and they handle all the paperwork on the offer, contract, etc. The seller isn't going to charge less if you don't have a realtor if they have one. Their realtor just doesn't have to split the commission with another broker and gets to keep the entire amount.
True on paper but realtors will take less if buyer does not have a realtor.
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We have enjoyed Riviera Bay for the last 8 years or so.

Let me know if you'd like a call from my friend who lives on our street and is the neighborhood realtor.
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Originally Posted by 8gv View Post
1069 Pinellas Bayway Tierra Verde

Great access to the GOM, Tampa Bay and the Intracoastal.

Great beaches nearby.

Plenty of restaurants nearby.
This is nice. Is this yours or did you just find it?


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