Open House in Dunedin July 31st 2016

Dunedin Open House (7/31/16) Sun 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM 600 EDGEWATER DR #501 Incredible water views from one of the best cities in Pinellas county. Dunedin is a vibrant city with an active downtown. Water views from the master bedroom, the family room, the kitchen & the community pool. Large covered porch over looking the inter-coastal & pool. This spacious condo is gorgeous. All 3 bedrooms have their own en-suites & large walk in closets. The condo was fully furnished by an interior designer. All/any furniture may be purchased separately. There is a 2 car garage under the secured building. A fitness center is located on the 6th floor. $1,100,000 Condo 2,748 Sqr Ft 3 Beds/ 3 1/2 Baths Contact Heather Hildick for security access and all other Open House details. You can call/text Heather at 727-687-3289 … [Read more...]

Why Join Blake Real Estate

Are you considering a change in your real estate career? Looking for a company who cares about you as much as you care about your own business? Take a look at the feedback from our agents at Blake Real Estate: When I was looking for a place to hang my license, I interviewed all of the reputable brokerages in my area from the corporate brokerages to the mom-and-pop-style establishments. I was looking for a brokerage that provided the systems in place for me to be successful as a corporate office would, but also a brokerage that had personal environment. Upon meeting the broker of Blake Real Estate, I immediately knew that he and the brokerage possessed just that. Richard Blake is innovative, anticipating years ahead of what is happening in the current marketplace. Besides providing an environment that promulgates success where systems are in place to be successful, BRE is a place that feels like home. A welcoming environment accommodating the opportunity to connect with clients and … [Read more...]

FREE EVENT: Your Road To Owning A Home!

Blake Real Estate Realtor, Mercedes Ofalt, has a passion for helping first time home buyers and on December 5th she will be presenting a FREE workshop along with a lender, a home inspector and an insurance agent, to help take some of the guess work out of the first time home buying process! Attendees will be provided with invaluable insight so they may be able to have a less stressful first time home buying experience. Local experts will be there to share tips, strategies and answer questions! Buying your own home for less than renting makes sense and NOW is the time, before interest rates and home prices go up! This free event is taking place on Saturday December 5th from 10am-12pm in Oldsmar.  Please RSVP to Kelly.Santos@SNMC.com, as seating is limited and cookies and door prizes will be available! If you have a friend, family member or co-worker who has been wanting to own their own home, please share this event with them! When: Saturday, December 5th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 … [Read more...]

Gorgeous New Construction Homes Available in Newest Safety Harbor Community: Philippe Oaks

Philippe Oaks Single Family Homes – Now Available! Gorgeous new construction homes are now available in the newest Safety Harbor community of Philippe Oaks! Positioned in a quiet location off of Rigsby Lane, the no-outlet subdivision of Philippe Oaks will feature an attractive landscape, tranquil pond, and 21 exclusive properties built by Pioneer Homes! Philippe Oaks models are available to view and properties are already selling! Pioneer homes offer three versatile and tasteful single family models to best suite your needs and be constructed on the lot of your choice. Here is a closer look at the layout of the community and floor-plan choices at Philippe Oaks: Map of Philippe Oaks Subdivision Philippe Oaks Floor-plan: The Key West Philippe Oaks Floor-plan: Savannah Philippe Oaks Floor-plan: Charleston Philippe Oaks homes range in price from the approximately $359,900 to $384,900. These properties layouts include three bedroom homes with the master suite on the … [Read more...]

FREE EVENT: Your Road to Owning a Home!

​Join local experts to gain valuable insight on ways to make the First Time Home Buying Process less stressful! Free event sponsored by Mercedes Ofalt, licensed Florida Realtor, Blake Real Estate; Kelly Santos, loan originator, Security National Mortgage Company; accompanied by Iosa Home Inspections, Brier Grieves Insurance and GreenLeaf Title Insurance Company. WHEN:  Saturday, August 22nd from 10am to 11:30am. WHERE:  At SecurityNational Mortgage Company 3689 Tampa Rd Ste #330 Oldsmar 34677 - Behind Salt Rock Tavern.​ Seating is limited!  Please RSVP to kelly.santos@snmc.com … [Read more...]

Rick Wilson’s Golf Charity Event for CHAMPS Middle School Foundation

Rick Wilson of Blake Real Estate sponsored a golf foursome for the CHAMPS Middle School Club Basketball League charity event on April 3, 2015 at Eagles Country Club. The idea for an Independent Middle School Sports League for Hillsborough County, FL supplementing current School District Sports Programs, is the brain-child of the CHAMPS Middle School Foundation that is organized to promote physical activity among students going through the critical years of middle school. The name CHAMPS derives from the initials of the five values that define our participants: Cooperative, Healthy, Active, Motivated, and Positive Students. How did you become involved with the CHAMPS Middle School Foundation? I am an avid golfer, playing with the same foursome every weekend.  One of the members of my regular foursome is on the board of directors for the CHAMPS organization and would talk about all the great work they are doing to bring basketball to middle schools that are funding limited.  … [Read more...]

Easily Obtain a Pasco County Elevation Certificate

Have you been looking to purchase a home in Pasco County? If so, you may have noticed that there is a selection of available Pasco County homes which may require flood insurance. Let's say the home you wish to buy is in a flood zone, wouldn't you like to know the flood insurance costs before placing an offer on a home? Of coarse! By determining the best estimated costs of flood insurance, you are able to better determine your financial situation and budget. As our team is here to provide the best real estate resources to clients, family, and friends - we are also here to provide it to YOU! If you are looking to purchase a property in New Port Richey, Trinity, Holiday, Hudson, Spring Hill, Odessa or anywhere else in Pasco County, please remember this: Pasco County can provide an emailed copy of an elevation certificate for $5.30!I Home buyers are often interested to know what their flood insurance rates will be prior to placing an offer on a home. Without an elevation … [Read more...]

New Construction Homes in Safety Harbor

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Coming Soon: Fantastic Safety Harbor Home!

  Coming Soon: 3003 Key Harbor Drive, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 Priced at $385,000 Get this great deal before this home hits the open market! Tucked away along a quiet street within the prominent Philippe Pointe subdivision and situated atop a lush green lot, sits this spacious 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home which is not one to miss out on! Within this bright and airy layout, your new home offers the perfect place to prepare meals with a fully equipped kitchen that features granite counters and an abundance of cabinet space. From the kitchen, you have an open floor-plan that perfectly overlooks the family room where you can entertain guests with ease or keep an eye on the little ones. Your master bedroom retreat has a large walk in closet, and a bathroom with whirlpool tub, shower stall, and double vanity. Beautiful French doors allow plenty of light to enter the room and conveniently overlook the spacious backyard. A split bedroom floor-plan allows for added privacy for the … [Read more...]

Historic Kenwood District Homes For Sale

Historic Kenwood District homes for sale are your opportunity to make St. Petersburg history a place to call "home".  Placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 4, 2003, Historic Kenwood District homes for sale are roughly bounded by 1st Ave N, 9th Ave N, 34th Ave N and I-275.  Boasting the highest centralization of 1920's style Craftsman bungalows in Florida, the Historic Kenwood District homes for sale also include many Minimal Traditional, Tudor Revival and Mediterranean Revival style homes.  What was once land near an avocado grove on the west side of St. Petersburg in 1913, Historic Kenwood District homes for sale are becoming a highly desirable neighborhood for home buyers to focal point their home search.  Consisting heavily of 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom floor plans, there are also larger 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom floor plans that potentially include a detached garage or converted apartment.  While sprawling layouts with square footage over 2,000 are not common … [Read more...]

Blake Real Estate Presents the 4th of July Fireworks Display!

We are happy to announce that Blake Real Estate is the presenting sponsor for Pinellas County's best fireworks display! Join us at the Safety Harbor marina from 5pm - 10:30pm to enjoy live music, food and spirits! Bring your families for a night of fun and make some unforgettable memories!  The fireworks show brings in 20,000+ people from all over the state, this is a celebration you won't want to miss! All Blake Real Estate clients, past and present, will have the privilege of enjoying a VIP section setup with front row seating to the fireworks display, as well as complimentary food and beverages and designated parking.  Please email us at rsvp@blakerealestate.com as soon as possible so we can bring you an armband for the VIP section and explain where to park.  We look forward to seeing you! Where: Safety Harbor Marina and Waterfront Park: 110 Veterans Memorial Lane, Safety Harbor, FL 34695 When: Friday, July 4, 2014  The celebration begins at 5:00PM and the FIREWORKS START … [Read more...]

Cobb’s Landing Waterfront Homes

Cobb's Landing waterfront homes are located on the southwest end of Lake Tarpon in Palm Harbor, Florida.  Nestled comfortably away from US Highway 19 and on the shore of Lake Tarpon, Cobb's Landing waterfront homes are highly desired for its location and zoning for Palm Harbor University High School.  This community is partitioned into three phases:  Estates at Cobb's Landing,  Sanctuary of Cobb's Landing and Pinnacle of Cobb's Landing. The majority of waterfront residences are located in the Sanctuary and Pinnacle phases, while the Estates phase is set back away from Lake Tarpon.  Each phase of Cobb's Landing waterfront homes offers residences constructed in the early 1980's until the late 1990's with predominantly Florida style architecture. Spanish Mediterranean architecture is also prevalent  in Cobb's Landing waterfront homes along with Traditional two-story homes with brick fascia.  Cobb's Landing waterfront homes have meticulously managed landscaping and curb appeal but rest … [Read more...]

Paddle For Kids Put the ‘FUN’ in Fund Raiser

Paddle For Kids was a huge success this past Saturday and we are so thankful for all the support we received to help raise awareness for newborn screening. Great weather, friendly competition, and a fun atmosphere all helped to set the tone for this waterfront festival. We couldn’t have asked for a better start for our first annual Paddle For Kids Charity Event! Bravo to all the paddlers (beginner and elite competitors alike) who gave us a great race and plenty of reason for friends and family to cheer them on, as well as to all of the lucky winners of our multiple raffle prizes! We hope everyone enjoyed the tasty food from Poblanos, cold drinks, vendor favors, fitness clinics, and refreshing water-slide that you couldn’t pull the kids off of. Again, we would like to give a big thank you to all who came out in support of the Paddle For Kids Charity Event to help raise awareness for newborn screening, as well as our fantastic sponsors who helped make it possible: Boston Bill … [Read more...]

Knowing The Property Permit History Helps You!

Permit history helps to provide us with more details about properties, looking further into the building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical changes that a home may have undergone. Many of these alterations are not noticed off hand or may not be seen with the naked eye, and that is why obtaining the permit history on a home is very important. Whether you are a current homeowner and have been living in your house for 10 years or are looking to purchase a new home, pulling the permit history of a property can inform you of things you didn’t know: Do you know when the roof was last replaced? When the windows were installed? When the back deck was added? Or how about when that nice privacy fence was put up? Could you even tell that the air conditioning system was updated or that the plumbing was redone? All of these questions and much more structural information can be answered by looking at a property’s permit history! It can’t be promised that the permit history will cover every … [Read more...]

2013 Blake Real Estate Awards

2013 Top Producer Award: This award is given to the one agent that has the most sales for the company in one calendar year. Roberta Celiberti continues to lead the agents at Blake Real Estate for her 2nd year in a row. What sets Roberta apart is that not only is she an exceptional selling agent, she understands the importance of world class customer service and continuously goes above and beyond an agent’s “regular” responsibilities to make sure her clients are more than happy.        2013 Rookie Of The Year Award: This award is given to the one agent who has outperformed all others during their first year in real estate. Outside of this award, it would be impossible to know that Micaela Nesselroad was a rookie at all. Micaela Nesselroad has grown her real estate business more in her first 9 months than most agents will do in 10 years! Micaela’s ability to put her clients first, even before herself, along with strong daily disciplines of calling back … [Read more...]