There are 68 units ~ owners ~ here. During most of the year there are no units for sale. Even when a unit becomes available, it is rare when a second or third unit comes up at the same time. The turnover rate is under 8% in any 12-month period (4-5 townhomes per year).
Much of the For Sale / For Rent information is obtained by me walking around the property and looking at the For Sale signs posted in front of townhomes, or realtor lock boxes on door handles. Additional information can be provided by the property owner or the real estate agent. I’ll receive MLS listings from Tom or through the Internet, and I’ll post that information, too.
My observations are listed below.
If you are already working with a Realtor, then definitely continue to work with him/her. Otherwise, I’d like to recommend Tom Scaglione. He’s the Realtor who handled my purchase in 2003. He’s still in business, so he’s doing something right! You can also consider Matt Douglas. He’s the Realtor that sends us the Real Estate Market Updates that I cross-post between the For Sale listings.
You can ask either one of them to send you updates when something pops up on MLS. Find the contact box on their website, then enter your name, email address, and cut-n-paste this comment in the Message area: “Rick Jaggers recommended I contact you to set up an ‘auto search’ for condos and townhomes in ZIP 33759. I found you on the BayshoreTownhomes website.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Homeowner Association Required?
Yes. This is a PUD (Planned Unit Development) and membership in the Association is required. For the period January 2016 to December, 2016, the annual association fee was $2,832 and it could be paid monthly at $236.00/mo. Increases are limited to 5% per year without a vote of the owners.
What are Bayshore’s public schools?
These are the public schools for Bayshore:
• Safety Harbor Elementary School (2 miles)
• Safety Harbor Middle School (2-1/2 miles)
• Countryside High School (4 miles)
You can visit www.PCSB.org to confirm this information. Follow the link to “School Zone Locator.”
What utilities do I need to arrange?
Curbside trash & garbage collection, water, electricity, telephone, homeowner’s insurance (HO3) and any cable services such as digital, HDTV, and broadband Internet.
What Maintenance is included?
Building exterior, roof, lawn, pool, streets, pest control (exterior termite and lawn pests). There is a fire hydrant within 1000 feet of most buildings, and all units have sprinkler systems connected to building alarms. Water pressure to the sprinkler systems is provided by the HOA Read more in Services.
What Rules do I need to know about?
All Owners and occupants must abide by the Declaration of Covenants, Conditions, and Restrictions, plus any other rules passed by the Board of Directors such as pool hours. Read more in Rules.