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27
Sep

Just Released: 3 Best Tampa Real Estate Deals in 30 Seconds Sept 28

DEALS ON TAMPA REAL ESTATE FOR SALE THIS WEEK

Tampa Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal presents his top 3 picks for best tampa home for sale this week.  These properties are based on an evaluation of homes for sale in the Tampa Real Estate market that he perceives having the strongest value for buyers based on a number of core value factors.

Top Picks for this Week

T2833986 | 406 W Azeele Unit 203

T2835922 | 4503 W Longfellow Ave

H2202454 | 3502 W Sevilla St

31
Aug

Davis Islands Newsletter September 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the September issue of the Islands View newsletter. I hope everyone had a fantastic summer and is looking forward to a great fall season. We have some great Islands events occurring in the coming months, starting with our Coastal Cleanup and Movies in the Park. Also, I wanted to encourage you to share any ideas you may have to help improve the Islands, whether it is special projects, events or general enhancements. As always have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

 

DI road resurfacing continues

The City of Tampa continues the resurfacing of the Islands streets, this time from the section of the Apex, south towards “Thrill Hill”. It is estimated that the work will begin in the next month or so. As many of you are aware the area south of “Thrill Hill” to South Davis was re-stripped and resurfaced last year, with bike lanes added. It is hopefully that the addition of the bike lanes will slow traffic on the West Davis corridor.

Early Bird Reminder – S.W.E.E.P Program

Start planning for the City of Tampa’s annual S.W.E.E.P program coming to the Islands – October 17-21st. It is that time of year where the City will collect larger items for disposal that are not collected during routine bi-weekly waste collection. Mark your calendars now so you don’t forget. For details on what is collected refer to the City’s website here

 

Bayshore Little League Registration

It’s that time of the year again, with the final countdown to the Fall Season of Bayshore Little League upon us. There are only a handful of days left to get your registration in for this season, the deadline is September 4th.
You can easily register online at www.bsll.org

 

DI Calendar of Events

September 17th (8:30am): DI Coastal Cleanup Seaplane Basin Volunteer Today

September 24th (sunset): Davis Islands Movies in the Park

October 29th (11-3) – Halloween in the Village

 

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

We are now over 767 members on Nextdoor.com from 672 last month!  Thank you to everyone who has already joined and contributed.  Our goal is to reach 1,000 users by the end of the year.  I encourage you to Register for free@ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands Also if you are already a member just invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

he next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday September 6th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

 

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
DE2-16-64: 604 Oconee Ave – Front Porch Addition

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

 

603 DANUBE AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
2 BD | 2 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 1,318 sq ft
Great style with updated interior and a deep 147 ft lot. Fantastic opportunity to own a great home on a great lot on Davis Islands – details

 

106 ADALIA AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – ACTIVE
Waterfront – Deep water canal | 75 X 125 lot
Quite possible the most ideal waterfront lot on Davis Islands available for sale – Take an aerial and walking tour today

 

450 W DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
4 BD | 4 BA | plus bonus room & office | 2,913 sq ft| large pool
This is a fantastic pool home that has been beautifully remodeled, with expansive rooms and plenty of space.  Details

 

157 BALTIC CIRCLE |  DAVIS ISANDS – COMING SOON
Prime lot coming soon on Davis Islands. This lot is 145 ft deep and surrounded by beautiful homes. Excellent opportunity to build new, utilize as a rental or renovate/expand.

01
Aug

Davis Islands Newsletter August 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the August issue of the Islands View newsletter. Summer has flown by and with school right around the corner it is a great time to get a few events on your calendar. Take a look at the information below and see what interests you. I hope you enjoy this edition and have a great Back to School Month!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

 

Roy Jenkins Pool = Year Round Fun

The Mayor’s City of Tampa 2017 budget has come out and with much enthusiasm the Roy Jenkins Pool has been identified to be open Year Round! A special thanks to the Islands residents that pushed for this to become a reality. In particular, thank you to Councilman Harry Cohen who supported this as a priority for Tampa residents.

Need a Restroom?

How many times have you been enjoying time at the DI Dog Park, Seaplane Basin or the beach and had to GO!!!!

We have a great opportunity to have restrooms installed down at Seaplane Basin Park BUT we need your help. With the 2017 budget decisions in full swing we need all hands on deck!

Send a quick email to all City Council members and the Mayor requesting their support.

Emails must be received between now and the September 7th budget hearing

The specific request is: Please support funding for restrooms at Seaplane Basin Park.

Email addresses
harry.cohen@tampagov.net (Please thank him for his support already!)
mike.suarez@tampagov.net
charlie.miranda@tampagov.net
yvonne.capin@tampagov.net
frank.reddick@tampagov.net
guido.maniscalco@tampagov.net
lisa.montelione@tampagov.net
bob.buckhorn@tampagov.net

DI Calendar of Events

September 17th (8:30am): DI Coastal Cleanup Seaplane Basin Volunteer Today

September 24th (sunset): Davis Islands Movies in the Park

October 29th (11-3) – Halloween in the Village

 

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

We are now over 672 members on Nextdoor.com!  Thank you to everyone who has already joined and contributed.  Our goal is to reach 1,000 users by the end of the year.  I encourage you to Register for free@ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands Also if you are already a member just invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday August 2nd at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7 pm.

 

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
DE2-16-55: 40 Adalia Ave – Increase Fence Height
Special Use Cases – Alcohol Beverage Sales
AB2-16-21: 219-245 E Davis Units 233-235 – Beer, Wine & Liquor – Hearing 8/25/ 2016 @ 6pm
Rezoning Cases
REZ-16-50: 91 Davis Blvd – RM24 to PD – 8/25/ 2016 @ 6pm

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

106 ADALIA AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – ACTIVE
Waterfront – Deep water canal | 75 X 125 lot
Quite possible the most ideal waterfront lot on Davis Islands available for sale – Take an aerial and walking tour today

 

618 SUPERIOR AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD in 8 DAYS!
3 BD | 3 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 1,878 sq ft
Perfect amount of style and space with a completely renovated interior, spacious layout and wonderful outdoor space – Details

 

450 W DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT in 2 DAYS!
4 BD | 4 BA | plus bonus room & office | 2,913 sq ft| large pool
This is a fantastic pool home that has been beautifully remodeled, with expansive rooms and plenty of space.  Details

01
Jul

Davis Islands Newsletter July 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the July issue of the Islands View newsletter. It seems most folks are on vacation and things have become fairly quiet. This being said it is an excellent time to plan for ways to get involved with organizations and activities for the late summer/early fall. Take a look at the information below and see what interests you. I hope you enjoy this edition and have a Happy 4th of July!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

 

Opportunities to Get Involved!


bhDavis Islands Garden Club
– is a nonprofit organization to promote the beautification of Davis Islands. – details

Davis Islands Civic Association – to provide effective leadership on issues important to residents in a manner that protects and enhances the quality of life of the Davis Islands community. – details

Davis Islands Stewardship – responsible for advancing implementation of the Davis Islands Community Plan – details

Halloween in the Village Planning Committee – annual Islands event where businesses will open their doors to costume clad children, their parents and four legged sidekicks. The event is free and costume contests for kids and one for pets will be held. Contact Jenn Fadal at info@wagoftampa.com

Building Tomorrow Capital Improvement Fund – a capital improvement campaign of the Islands. This 501(c)(3) fund is utilized for public improvements on Davis Islands. Individuals needed to continue the planning and implementation of the fund goals – details. Contact president@dicivic.org

Friends of Davis Islands Dog Park – a volunteer organization responsible for assisting the City of Tampa with improving and maintaining both Islands Dog parks Contact Jenn Fadal at info@wagoftampa.com

 

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

We are now over 609 members on Nextdoor.com!  Thank you to everyone who has already joined and contributed. Our goal is to get to 1,000 users by the end of the year. I encourage you to Register for free@ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands Also if you are already a member just invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

There is NO civic association meeting in the month of July.  The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday August 2nd at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

 

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
DE2-16-49: 336 W Columbia – Reduce Front Yard for Porch
DE2-16-50: 563 Luzon – Reduce Front Yard for Porch
DE2-16-52: 625 Luzon Ave – Reduce Rear setback
 
Variance Review
none
 
Special Use Cases – Alcohol Beverage Sales
AB2-16-21 – 219-245 E Davis Units 233-235 – Beer, Wine & Liquor

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

106 ADALIA AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
Waterfront – Deep water canal | 75 X 125 lot
Quite possible the most ideal waterfront lot on Davis Islands available for sale – Take an aerial and walking tour today

 

618 SUPERIOR AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
3 BD | 3 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 1,878 sq ft
Perfect amount of style and space with a completely renovated interior, spacious layout and wonderful outdoor space – Details

 

450 W DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED
4 BD | 4 BA | plus bonus room & office | 2,913 sq ft| large pool
This is a fantastic pool home that has been beautifully remodeled, with expansive rooms and plenty of space.  Details

01
Jun

Davis Islands Newsletter June 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the June Islands View newsletter. Can you believe it is already summer! While you make your plans we hope that you continue to stay active in the Islands community. There are great amenities our neighborhood has to offer as well as ample opportunity to assist in the planning of fall events and activities. I hope you enjoy this edition and have a great Islands month!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

 

Roy Jenkins Pool Opens for Summer!

The Roy Jenkins pool opened Memorial Day weekend to a splash and the summer hours have been set. Download the summer schedule here. Also, if you are interested in seeing the pool open year round join the Civic Association committee working on this effort. Email president@dicivic.org

Low Speed Vehicles on Davis Islands

With the great amenities we have on Davis Islands, it sometimes makes sense to leave the car parked in the garage and take an alternative mode of transportation. Over the years many Islanders have invested in low speed vehicles. If you are considering the purchase of a low speed vehicles (some folks call golf carts) then I encourage you to read further to know the requirements read more

Halloween in the Village 2016 Planning Committee

The organizers of our annual Halloween in the Village are seeking volunteers who are interested in helping plan this years event. If you would like to get more involved, meet people and be part of the planning committee contact Jenn Fadal at info@wagoftampa.com

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Nextdoor.com on Davis Islandsn the last month we have gained almost 50 new members and stand at 567 neighbors! Thank you to everyone who has already joined and contributed. Our goal is to get to 1,000 users by the end of the year. I encourage you to Register for free@ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands Also if you are already a member just invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday June 7th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

 

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
none
Variance Review
VRB-16-66: 622 Marmora Ave – Reduce front setback – 6-9-2016 @ 6:30pm

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

Fadal Real Estate Logo coming soonWATERFRONT LOT | DAVIS ISLANDS – COMING SOON
75 x 125 lot | Deep Water Canal

 

 

171-Barbados-Davis-Islands-Homes-Fadal-Real-Estate-Front-Exterior171 BARBADOS AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
4 BD | 3 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 2,462 sq ft | $599K
Beautifully updated home with plenty of indoor and outdoor space!. See Details

 

105 HURON AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
2 BD | 2 BA | 70 x 143 lot | pool | $450,000
This is a fantastic wide and deep lot with a pool. You can build your dream home or remodel/expand the current home (2 bed/2 bath). See Details

 

IS A MARKET CORRECTION COMING?

We are continually asked how the real estate market is on Davis Islands. I just wanted to give you an overall perspective. We have seen a fantastic real estate market run over the last 6 years. This being said there are conditions occurring which may begin to slow things down. Here are a few…

1) Interest rates to increase, which reduces buyer purchasing power.
2) Homes staying on the market longer then in the past.
3) More downward seller price adjustments have occurred.
4) Flood maps in Hillsborough County in the process of updating.

It is important to realize where we are in the market cycle. There will be a correction in this market and the best course of action is to assess your personal situation and at least understand the current value of your home. If you are considering the sale of your home then I encourage you to get a detailed determination of value for your property. Even if you decide not to sell, you can at least have a starting point to track your homes value.

Call today (813) 391-9240 and we can provide you a detailed market analysis specific for your Islands home. Additionally, if you would just like a general assessment you can click below.

Click for an Auto Estimate

02
May

Davis Islands Newsletter May 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the May Islands View newsletter. Last month we had a great Movies in the Park event as well as substantially more activity on our neighborhood website. The housing market is strong on the Islands and we continue to see more visitors taking advantage of our amenities and business district. I hope you enjoy this edition and have a great Islands month!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Halloween in the Village 2016 Planning Committee

The organizers of our annual Halloween in the Village are seeking volunteers who are interested in helping plan this years event. If you would like to get more involved, meet people and be part of the planning committee contact Jenn Fadal at info@wagoftampa.com

 

Luxury Boutique Condominium

slated for Davis Islands boutinque

Development of a luxury boutique condo “The Islander” is in the works for Davis Islands. The initial project being undertaken by Swan Cay LLC plans for 11 units ranging from 2,400 to 3,400 sq ft and would be located on an existing multi-family lot on Davis Blvd.

Davis Islands Magazine hits your Mailbox

di magazine
The first edition of the new Davis Islands magazine “Life on Davis Islands” hit mailboxes this past month. This magazine is a monthly publication and provides insight on people, activities, events and issues specific to our Islands community.

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday May 3rd at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsWe are now over 500 members at Nextdoor.com of Davis Islands! Thank you to everyone who has already joined and contributed. Our goal is to get to 1,000 users by the end of the year. I encourage you to Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands Also if you are already a member just invite one other person and remember this is just for Davis Islands residents.

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
DE2-16-33: 324 Channel Drive – Reduce rear yard setback –
DE2-15-47 – 40 Adalia Ave – Alternative Fence Design – 5-5-2016 @10:30am

Variance Review
VRB-16-48: 480 Severn Ave – Reduce building seperation – 5-10-2016 @ 6:30pm

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

171-Barbados-Davis-Islands-Homes-Fadal-Real-Estate-Front-Exterior171 BARBADOS AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
4 BD | 3 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 2,462 sq ft | $599K
Beautifully updated home with plenty of indoor and outdoor space!. See Details

 

615 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
3 BD | 2 BA | 1,523 sq ft | $439K
This fantastically priced home is rich in space, condition and feel. This is a chance to own a gem of a home – See Details

105 HURON AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
2 BD | 2 BA | 70 x 143 lot | pool | $450,000
This is a fantastic wide and deep lot with a pool. You can build your dream home or remodel/expand the current home (2 bed/2 bath). See Details

168 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
2 BD | 2.5 BA | 1,927 sq ft
Must see townhome on Davis Islands has the location, style and price! A must see so call today. See Details
Fadal Real Estate Logo coming soonWATERFRONT LOT | DAVIS ISLANDS – COMING SOON
75 x 125 lot | Deep Water Canal

 

31
Mar

Davis Islands Newsletter April 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the April Islands View newsletter. I hope everyone is enjoying their spring break or spring in general. This is a fantastic time of the year on the Islands and hope to see you at the kickoff of our Movies in the Park. As always have a great month!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Movies in the Park is BACK!

Kick off spring with Davis Islands Movies in the Park. Join us on Friday April 15th for a throwback showing of “The Goonies” Come out for a night under the stars.Where: Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex
When: Friday, April 15th; 7:30pm (or sundown)
FREE, FREE, FREE!

Roy Jenkins Pool Open Year Round!

Have you wished that our community pool would be open year round. The Davis Islands Civic association in coordination with Islands residents are working to make this a reality. If you desire a year round pool feel free to send a quick note of support to our Tampa City Councilman Harry Cohen (CJo.Ford@tampagov.net) The community is working with Councilman Cohen and the Mayor’s office to help both raise funds for the necessary heaters, as well as have annual long-term budget support to sustain the pool for year round service. Also, if you are interest in helping on this project please contact the Davis Islands Civic Association at president@dicivic.org.

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday April 5th at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsWe are now up to 475 members at Nextdoor.com of Davis Islands. This month’s posts had numerous recommendations for a variety of service providers; including plumbers, dentists, chiropractors and more! Additionally, folks were looking to sell a variety of items and there were a few updates on our Neighborhood watch. Thank you to everyone who has already joined and contributed. I encourage you to Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands

New Restaurant Opens in DI Village

Oggi is a new restaurant that has just opened in the Davis Islands village, (old Yomens location). Their food is billed as “Italian Street Food” with a focus on Farm to Table cuisine. The new owners have nicely remodeled the current location and we have already heard positive reviews. Lunch menu or Dinner menu. Welcome to the Davis Islands community!

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
DE1-16-56: 438 E Davis Blvd – Setback reduction for garage.
DE1-16-61 – 177 Cyprus Ave – Orientation
DE2-15-37 – 40 Adalia Ave – Alternative Fence Design – 5-15-2016 @10:30am

Variance Review
VRB-16-32: 73 Martinique Ave – To reduce rear and side yard setback – 4-12-2016 @ 6:30pm
VRB-16-39: 520 E Davis Blvd – RV Parking – 4-12-2016 @ 6:30pm
VRB-16-45: 563 Luzon Ave – Reduce side yard setback – 4-12-2016 @ 6:30pm

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

171-Barbados-Davis-Islands-Homes-Fadal-Real-Estate-Front-Exterior171 BARBADOS AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – PRICE REDUCED
4 BD | 3 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 2,462 sq ft | $599K
Beautifully updated home with plenty of indoor and outdoor space!. See Details

615 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
3 BD | 2 BA | 1,523 sq ft | $439K
This fantastically priced home is rich in space, condition and feel. This is a chance to own a gem of a home – See Details

105 HURON AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
2 BD | 2 BA | 70 x 143 lot | pool | $450,000
This is a fantastic wide and deep lot with a pool. You can build your dream home or remodel/expand the current home (2 bed/2 bath).  See Details

168 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
2 BD | 2.5 BA | 1,927 sq ft
Must see townhome on Davis Islands has the location, style and price! A must see so call today. See Details

473-Lucerne-Davis-Islands-Homes-Exterior-Fadal-Real-Estate-s1473 LUCERNE AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
5 BD | 4.5 BA |  4,443 sq ft
Unique Dutch Provincial style home on one of the most desirable streets on Davis Islands- See Details

438-E-Davis-Front-side-Davis-Islands-Lot-for-Sale1438 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD
75 X 100 lot | alley access | $355,000
Value for this property is in the land. See Details

 

29
Feb

Davis Islands Newsletter March 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the March Islands View newsletter. I hope everyone is doing well and had a chance to attend the Resident Social. This month we are focusing more on Islands security. Please read further to see how you can stay updated and informed. As always have a great month!

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Great American Cleanup

Join your fellow Islands residents helping to keep our community clean. March 5th is the Great American Cleanup “Davis Islands”. Please meet between the two dog parks at the South of the Islands (Seaplane Basin) for registration between 8-8:30am.

KEEP an EYE on DI

This past month there seemed to be an uptick in Criminal and Mischievous activity on the Islands. I consolidated a number of emails and notices received regarding this for anyone who may have missed them (DI Crime Activity for February). On a side note. I strongly encourage you to take at least one if not both steps this month. First, get on the Neighborhood Watch email list (email Harold Moore at mooretrux@aol.com) Second, go to the section below called Nextdoor.com and register.

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday March 1st at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsThis month’s posts were heavily bent on Islands safety and security. some examples were: fires started on lawns, car windows smashed and items stolen out of unlocked cars. Thank you to everyone who has already joined. I encourage you to Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

Design Exception
DE-1-16-38: 605 Bosphorous – Alternative Fencing Framing
DE-2-15-47 – 40 Adalia Ave – Alternative Fence Design

Special Use Cases
SU1-16-05: 524 W Davis Blvd – Extended Family Residence

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

615 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – JUST LISTED/PENDING
3 BD | 2 BA | 1,523 sq ft | $439K
This fantastically priced home is rich in space, condition and feel. This is a chance to own a gem of a home – See Details
171-Barbados-Davis-Islands-Homes-Fadal-Real-Estate-Front-Exterior171 BARBADOS AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – PRICE REDUCED
4 BD | 3 BA | Plus Bonus Room | 2,462 sq ft | $639K
Beautifully updated home with plenty of indoor and outdoor space!. See Details

 

105 HURON AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS – AVAILABLE
2 BD | 2 BA | 70 x 143 lot | pool | $450,000
This is a fantastic wide and deep lot with a pool. You can build your dream home or remodel/expand the current home (2 bed/2 bath).  See Details

168 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
2 BD | 2.5 BA | 1,927 sq ft
Must see townhome on Davis Islands has the location, style and price! A must see so call today. See Details

438-E-Davis-Front-side-Davis-Islands-Lot-for-Sale1438 E DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS – UNDER CONTRACT
75 X 100 lot | alley access | $355,000
Value for this property is in the land. See Details

 

24
Feb

Davis Islands Safety February 2016

This month there was what seemed to be an usually high number of criminal or mischievous activity on Davis Islands.  Below are copies of emails sent from the Neighborhood Watch email list or posted to Nextdoor.com Davis Islands.

 

 

February 17, 2016 – Neighborhood Watch Email

We had a rash of auto burglaries on Riviera Drive and Lucerne again last night. I’ve also had a report from Ladoga where the vehicle was unlocked and the police were not notified.
There were several police officers and the crime scene technician working the area this morning. Apparently most of the vehicles were locked and windows were smashed. One individual I spoke with had his window broken but the thieves did not gain access. He stated his wallet was visible sitting on the console.
This is the key, folks. I know we have harped constantly about locking your vehicles, and now, they break the windows. If there is nothing of value visible, they will simply move along to the next car. They will not risk breaking a window and possibly setting off an alarm if there is no reward to be realized.
As I mentioned in my email the other day, I personally assumed the role of a crook (with police supervision) and went from car to car in the middle of the night illuminating the interior with a flashlight. When valuables were seen we left a note on the windshield explaining that the owner could have awakened the next morning to a broken window and missing stuff.
We discovered golf clubs, laptops, an expensive bicycle, wallets, purses, various electronic devices, pricey sunglasses and employee passes granting access to secured areas at hospitals and airports. In one vehicle in addition to a laptop and purse, the car keys were sitting in the driver’s seat!
Had I or my police companions been crooks that early morning, we would have been well compensated for a few hours ‘work.’
Please take the extra effort to avoid having your belongings become a tempting target. Riviera Drive and the surrounding streets were hit hard last night. Why? Possibly because the same area was so lucrative a week or so back.
If crime doesn’t pay on Davis Islands the bad guys may go disturb your friends in other parts of town.
Stay safe and vigilant!
February 12 – Neighborhood Watch Email
There has been a rash of auto burglaries in South Tampa in recent weeks. In an effort to reduce the likelihood, I was invited to assist TPD with a pro-active response to the problem.
I met with several officers yesterday morning at 0500 and we began with apartments on Davis Islands, then moved over to Beach Park. Going from car to car we would shine flashlights in the automobiles to determine if anything of value was visible and enticing to would be thieves. We found golf clubs, laptops, numerous electronic devices and a road bicycle worth over $2000. One disturbing find was a doctors white smock, lab coat or whatever with a name on it, and in the center console was the TGH identification badge. One of the officers mentioned that someone equipped with those items could pretty much have the run of the hospital. Later in the morning we found, again on the center console, Delta Airlines credentials possibly granting access to secured areas of the airports. With today’s technology it isn’t that difficult to alter a photograph, or possibly have someone even look at it closely.
Throughout the morning we discovered the overwhelming percentage of the vehicles we checked had something of value visible. There were expensive sunglasses galore, purses, wallets, tennis racquets and other sports equipment. In one vehicle there was a laptop on the passenger seat, a large expensive looking ladies purse on the console between the seats, and the car keys were on the driver’s seat. It was a relatively expensive Toyota SUV. It was early morning and the officer rang the doorbell and spoke to the owner who seemed unconcerned about it. Had we been thieves, the owner would have been  busy for a while with her credit cards, replacing her driver’s license, etc. and explaining to her insurance company how her car disappeared.
One tip I would pass along concerns valet keys. When you pick up your shiny new car at the dealership, the salesman probably walks you through the operation of all the bells and whistles in your new toy, then tells you your owners manual will be right there in the glove box for easy access, and by the way, the valet key is tucked in there. Remove it!!
If you found a flyer on your windshield yesterday morning giving you an attaboy for a “clean” car, congratulations. Otherwise, be advised and save yourselves some trouble. Many auto policies have a substantial deductible and may not cover the cost of replacing that broken window.
Stay safe, and remember to always be aware of your surroundings.
February 18, 2016 – Nextdoor.com
This week I have had 2 small brush fires started on my front lawn. This occurred on Monday and Wednesday between about 3:00 to 5:30 PM. The police have indicated that at least 7 additional occurrences were reported on Davis Island in the last 2 weeks. Please report any suspicious activity immediately.
February 17, 2016 – Nextdoor.com
Hello! Our car got broken into last night and our daughters school backpack was stolen with all of her school supplies in it. If you happen to find a American flag jansport backpack with a blue three ring binder, a pink three ring binder, an accordion folder and a planner ir any papers

 

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Davis Islands Newsletter February 2016

THE DAVIS ISLANDS VIEW NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the February Islands View newsletter. I hope everyone is back into the swing of things. The weather has turned colder, the pirates have left and the Islands is hopping with activity. Have a great February!

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Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Exclusive Davis Islands Magazine Launch!

Be on the lookout for a new monthly magazine exclusively for, by and about Davis Islands. A Launch party is scheduled at Molly Maloney’s for February 16th @ 7pm. For more information contact Bradley Hassen at bradley.hassen@n2pub.com

DI Resident Social & Happy Hour is BACK!

The Davis Islands Civic Association is hosting its resident social this month at Molly Malone’s on February 18th starting at 5:30pm. This is a fantastic event and is going to help support the Ronald McDonald house.

Next Davis Islands Civic Board Meeting

The next meeting of the DI Civic Association will be held Tuesday February 2nd at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7pm.

NEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsThis month’s activities included lost/found animals, recommendations for handman services, house sitting services and more. Thank you to everyone who has already joined, Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands

DAVIS ISLANDS LAND DEVELOPMENT & ZONING ACTIVITY

Davis Islands Apex MedianWe thought it would be helpful to keep residents updated on requests made to the City of Tampa for zoning, variance or design changes for properties on the Islands. Each month the City of Tampa publishes these filings for all City of Tampa residents, it is called the C.A.R.E. S Newsletter. Details on the filings can be found by logging into the City of Tampa Online Portal This months requests are as follows:

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