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30
Nov

Davis Islands Newsletter December 2017

 

 

 

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the December issue of the Islands View newsletter. This month there are plenty of holiday activities occurring on the Islands as well as the exciting news of Davis Islands being the first Golf Cart legal community in the City. Have a wonderful holiday season and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Angel Giving Tree for Animals

Wag Natural Pet Market’s annual “Angel Giving Tree” is accepting your pet food, blankets and leash/collar donations to benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Drop by the store anytime before December 14th with your donations.

Golf Carts Approved

As you have probably heard Davis Islands is now a golf cart approved community. We are the testing ground for other neighborhoods in the City and want to set a great example! Click to review the ordinance and understand the requirements DI Golf Cart Ordinance.

17th Annual Davis Islands Toy Drive

Join your neighbors on December 11th for the 16th Annual Davis Islands Toy Drive. This yearly event is a great way to give to children that need something special this holiday season, as well as an opportunity to meet your neighbors. For more information on the Santa Stop closest to you visit DI Toy Drive on facebook.

DI Golf Cart Parade

Now that golf carts have been approved for Davis Islands streets you can join your fellow residents in this great annual activity. Save the date for Sunday December 17th. Details to follow but if similar to last year it will start at 5pm at the Riviera bridge (intersection of Lucerne and Riviera) Dress your cart up as much as you want, some years it gets pretty extravagant! You can also follow the facebook page here for updates.

Book of the Month

This past month a special book came across my desk, while it is a short read it is inspiring. “Make Your Bed Little Things That Can Change Your Life..and Maybe the World” written by Admiral William H McRaven (Retired). Admiral McRaven combines his personal experiences as a Navy Seal and US Naval Commander with pragmatic thoughts on how to improve yourself with just small changes. In fact this book was inspired by a commencement address he gave at the University of Texas in 2014. Click to see this commencement address. I think this is a great book, in particular for our kids to read as they are going into high-school. I am always seeking new books to read so if you have a favorite let me know!

S.W.E.E.P. – Davis Islands

The Annual City of Tampa Solid Waste Enhanced Environmental Program (S.W.E.E.P) which was delayed from the Hurricane is back on schedule. Davis Islands collection is scheduled for December 18th. For collection details visit the City’s S.W.E.E.P. website page here.

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 2,098 islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please 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:

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REAL ESTATE MARKET UPDATED NOVEMBER 2017
 
OUR MARKET ACTIVITY
726 S DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS-  JUST LISTED
The perfect blend of style, space and location is offered in this fantastic updated Davis Islands residence.  This home has 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths / 2 car garage and completely renovated.  For a walking tour click
416 CHIPPEWA AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS-  SOLD
Fantastic mid-century modern home on Davis Islands.  This home has 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths, updated and on a deep lot.  For a walking tour click

512 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS-  PRICE ADJUSTMENT
Opportunity to build TWO single-family dream homes on the waterfront community of Davis Islands.  This double lot has 100 feet of frontage with an RS-50 zoning designation.  For more information click

UPDATED BUYER NEEDS FOR DAVIS ISLANDS

29
Nov

Davis Islands Real Estate Market Snapshot November 2017

Watch our November 2017 real estate market snapshot for Davis Islands in Tampa, FL. Be in the Know!
DAVIS ISLANDS REAL ESTATE MARKET SNAPSHOT
Lowest Priced Home Sold on Davis Islands $423,000 and Highest Priced Home Sold $1,350,000
Median Sales Price $625,000 vs $617,000 (2016)
Median Days on Market 22 vs 55 (2016)
Sales $ to List $ Ratio 95% vs 96% (2016)

#hyperlocal #davisislandshomes #southtampahomes #cristanfadalrealestate #realestatemarket #century21 #realestatepro #realestatevideos #intheknow

20
Nov

724 S DAVIS BLVD | DAVIS ISLANDS

View our lastest listing at 724 S Davis Blvd on Davis Islands

The perfect blend of style, space and location is offered in this fantastic Davis Islands residence.  This is your chance to own a stellar home in South Tampa’s premier waterfront neighborhood.  This home has been completely renovated top to bottom, including the addition of a gorgeous oversized master suite.  From the moment you arrive at the home you will appreciate its elevated location off the street plus open views of Peter O Knight and the Yacht basin.  The renovated kitchen has beautiful granite countertops, cherry wood cabinets, GE Profile stainless steel appliances and plenty of counter space.   The living area of the home consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, living room and family/dining room.  The outdoor area is spacious with beautiful paved seating area, greenspace plus plenty of room for a pool.  Additionally, there is an oversized 2+ car garage, with high ceilings, perfect for storage of cars, boats and golf carts.  This is a phenomenal opportunity to have a quality home in the heart of South Tampa.  The Davis Islands community has all the amenities you could desire with Marjory Park Marina, Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, Tampa General Hospital, Historic Roy Jenkins pool, Peter O Knight airport, public boat ramp, dog parks, walking trail and more. You are also conveniently located to downtown Tampa, Channelside District and Hyde Park. Additionally, this home is in the Gorrie Elementary, Wilson Middle School and Plant High School boundaries.

07
Nov

Best Deals on Tampa Homes November 2017

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 Wee

2526 W Maryland Ave #B

5020 Bayshore Blvd #405

2708 N Dundee St

31
Oct

Davis Islands Newsletter November 2017

 

 

 

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the November issue of the Islands View newsletter. This month we have the Davis Islands Civic Association’s annual meeting, photos from our “Halloween in the Village” and a new Book of the Month section. 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 Civic Association Annual Meeting

All Davis Islands residents are invited to attend the Davis Islands Civic Association’s Annual Meeting on November 14th starting at 6:30pm (DI Garden Club). As in years past this is an opportunity to learn about next year’s activities, events and initiatives. Also it is a great chance to socialize with fellow neighbors.

Fantastic Halloween in the Village Turnout 2017!

This years Halloween in the Village was a huge success, with more families and dogs than ever before.
First, a big shout out to Jenn Fadal of Wag Natural Pet Market for creating and organizing this event each year.  This was the 8th Annual event and the number of participants continue to increase.
Second, a special thank you to PROforma or all of the fantastic goody bags with so much swag.  Five-hundred goody bags were passed out with tons of toys and treats for the kids. And thank you to Fountain Mediterranean who graciously welcomes all kids, parents and dogs to take over their stage and patio that day.
Third, this event would not have been possible without the continued sponsorship of Islands and off-Islands businesses.
2017 Halloween in the Village Sponsors 
ProForma Fountain Mediterranean
Wag Natural Pet Market Studio Cabello
Farrell’s on the Island Davis Islands Civic Association
DI Coffee Bar Molly Malone’s
Majesty Title Hudson Manor
South Tampa Fellowship Cristan Fadal – Century 21 Fisher & Associates
Davis Islands Animal Clinic Margaritas
The Anchor Bar Davis Islands Beauty Salon
Parties with Character Davis Islands Pharmacy
Here is a sample of pictures from the event, enjoy!

 

Book of the Month

As a young child and teenager I did not like to read and would avoid at all costs.  That has changed as I became an adult and now have a child of my own.  Each month I work to read 2 to 3 books and I thought it would be fun to pass what is on my bookself or in most cases my iPad.  This past month’s book is “Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable” written by Tim Grover.  Tim is the training and conditioning coach for basketball greats like Michael Jordan, Dwayne Wade and Kobe Bryant.  This book really captures the essence of what is necessary to truly be at an elite level in anything you do and in particular the mental attitude.  It is a quick read and many of his example with his professional athletes are entertaining.
I am always seeking new books to read so if you have a favorite let me know!

 

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 2,077+ islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please 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
DE2-17-62: 695 Geneva Ave – Reduce Rear Yard Setback
DE2-17-64: 207 W Davis Blvd – Reduce Front Yard Setback
DE2-17-68: 124 Baltic Circle – Reduce Setbacks
DE2-17-73: 626 Marmora Ave – Reduce Front Yard Setback
 
Rezoning
REZ-17-81: 40 Bering St & 90 Columbia Dr – RS60 to RS50 to RM24
VRB-17-109: 310 Blanca Lane – Exceed Wall Height Requirements – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-118: 22 Adalia Ave – Generator Exception Process – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-123: 695 Geneva Pl – Setback Redution – 10/10/2017@6:30pm

 

DAVIS ISLANDS MARKET SNAPSHOT (OCTOBER 2017)

 

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY
416 CHIPPEWA AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS-  UNDER CONTRAT
Fantastic mid-century modern home on Davis Islands.  This home has 3 bedrooms/ 2 baths, updated and on a deep lot.  For a walking tour click

512 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS-  AVAILABLE
Opportunity to build TWO single-family dream homes on the waterfront community of Davis Islands.  This double lot has 100 feet of frontage with an RS-50 zoning designation.  For more information click

The Islander Condominium Sales Office

NOW OPEN!

To schedule a private appointment call Cristan (813) 391-9240
30
Oct

Davis Islands Real Estate Snapshot October 2017

Watch our October 2017 real estate market snapshot for Davis Islands in Tampa, FL. Be in the Know!
DAVIS ISLANDS REAL ESTATE MARKET SNAPSHOT
Lowest Priced Home Sold on Davis Islands $394,900 and Highest Priced Home Sold $966,000
Median Sales Price $645,000 vs $502,000 (2016)
Median Days on Market 36 vs 109 (2016)
Sales $ to List $ Ratio 95% vs 89% (2016)

Cristan Fadal – Broker Associate of Century 21 Fisher & Associates

#hyperlocal #davisislandshomes #southtampahomes #cristanfadalrealestate #realestatemarket #century21 #realestatepro #realestatevideos #intheknow

05
Oct

416 CHIPPEWA AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS

View our lastest listing at 416 Chippewa Ave on Davis Islands

Fantastically priced mid-century home on South Tampa’s best waterfront community, Davis Islands!  The opportunities are plentiful with this 3 bedroom/ 2 bath block constructed home that is in solid shape.  The home can either be further expanded upon or utilized for new construction to take advantage of the deep 51 x 127 lot!  The home has recently been improved with a beautiful designer kitchen that includes quartz countertops, white cabinetry, stainless appliances, new lighting and plenty of storage.  The wide bamboo plank flooring expands throughout most of the home, adding a more contemporary look and feel.  This property allows in plenty of light with large windows as well as a screen enclosed porch to enjoy those breezy Florida nights.  The roof was replaced in (2012) with the air conditioner replaced in (2015).  The deep backyard has plenty of space for expansion or a pool.  This is truly the best value on Davis Islands and now is the opportunity to purchase your piece of paradise in South Tampa.  The Davis Islands community has all the amenities you could desire. Marjory Park Marina, Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, Tampa General Hospital, Historic Roy Jenkins pool, Peter O Knight airport, public boat ramp, dog parks, walking trail and more. You are also conveniently located to downtown Tampa, Channelside District and Hyde Park. Additionally, this home is in the Gorrie Elementary, Wilson Middle School and Plant High School boundaries.

01
Oct

Davis Islands Newsletter October 2017

 

 

 

THE DAVIS ISLANDS NEWSLETTER

Welcome to the October issue of the Islands View newsletter.  This month we have our favorite annual event “Halloween in the DI Village”, additionally, Movies in the Park is back!  There is a discussion underway on underground utilities and a variety of Variance requests to be aware of.  Also we have ADDED a new video section called Islands Market Snapshot so take a view.  As always have a great month and we will see you around the Islands.

Sig

 

 

Tampa Luxury Real Estate Agent Cristan Fadal

 

 

 

 

 

ISLANDS NEWS

Halloween in the Village

Join the Davis Islands Businesses as they host the 8th Annual Halloween in the Village on October 28th from 11am-3pm.  As in years past the day is full of exciting activities.

  • Trick or Treat in the DI Village (11am – 2pm)
  • Caricature Artist (11am-2pm)
  • Pet Costume Contest (12:30pm)
  • Silly Sam’s Halloween Show (1:00pm)
  • Kid’s Costume Contest (2:15pm)
  • Chance Drawing (2:45pm)

 

Underground Utilities

While some would consider power lost on Davis Islands a common occurrence, the impact of Hurricane Irma on creating an extended power outages to the Islands was more eye opening.
The issue of underground utilities has been on the Davis Islands Civic Association’s action item list for awhile, and with the most recent outage, this issue could be gaining some traction.   In particular, there is a subcommittee within the association that has been working with our City Council representatives to develop City Ordinances that would allow communities like ours to underground their aerial lines.
Currently, Hillsborough County has such an ordinance and the Dana Shores community served as a pilot program.  While there are varying opinions on whether to underground or not,  the first goal is to at least have an ordinance at the City level that would allow communities to evaluate, discuss and decide on the issue.
For more detailed information on the currently process underway or to volunteer you can contact the Civic Association at leslie.stein2@verizon.net

Hurricane Debris Collection

The most recent information from the City of Tampa regarding debris collection from Hurricane Irma began on Sept 14th and will continue through October 13th.  Debris should be separated as follows click here

 

Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park is back!  With the screening of Monsters Inc., so mark your calendars now for October 21st, starting at 7pm at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex.  As always this is a FREE, FUN & FAMILY event hosted by the Davis Islands Civic Association.

 

Davis Islands Welcome Packet

If you are new to Davis Islands this month I encourage you to download our updated New Resident Packet.  This will give you great information on the Islands History, Islands Business Directory and Common Contact numbers for our great amenities.

Nextdoor.com on Davis IslandsNEXTDOOR.COM – Davis Islands

Are you interested in staying updated on Islands activity, events and safety?  Then I encourage you join over 2,009+ islands residents at Nextdoor.com.  Register for free @ Nextdoor.com/DavisIslands  Also if you are already a member please 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 October 3rd at the Sandra Freedman Tennis Complex, starting at 7:30pm.

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
DE1-17-175: 622 Danube Ave – Privacy Masonry Wall
 
Variance Review Board
VRB-17-01: 238 E Davis Blvd – Setback Reduction – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-89: 128 E Davis Blvd – Setback Reduction – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-100: 475 W Davis Blvd – Raise Pool – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-109: 310 Blanca Lane – Increase Fence Height – 10/17/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-109: 310 Blanca Lane – Exceed Wall Height Requirements – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-118: 22 Adalia Ave – Generator Exception Process – 10/10/2017 @6:30pm
VRB-17-123: 695 Geneva Pl – Setback Redution – 10/10/2017@6:30pm
DAVIS ISLANDS MARKET SNAPSHOT (SEPTEMBER)

OUR MARKET ACTIVITY

416 CHIPPEWA AVE | DAVIS ISLANDS-  COMING SOON
Mid century home is coming soon.  Call or email for details.

512 COLUMBIA DR | DAVIS ISLANDS-  AVAILABLE
Opportunity to build TWO single-family dream homes on the waterfront community of Davis Islands.  This double lot has 100 feet of frontage with an RS-50 zoning designation.  For more information click

484 BOSPHOROUS AVE |  DAVIS ISLANDS – SOLD

This Davis Islands home just hit the market.  This 3 bedroom/ 2 bath home sits on a 16,000+ sq ft lot and has been well matinained, an excellent opportunity to invest in Islands living.
Click for more PICS +VIDEO

 


 UPDATED BUYERS NEEDS FOR DAVIS ISLANDS
CONSIDERING THE SALE OF YOUR ISLANDS HOME?
GET TO MARKET FIRST WHILE PRICES ARE STRONG!
call me (813) 391-9240 or
01
Oct

Davis Islands Real Estate Snapshot September 2017

Watch our September 2017 real estate market snapshot for Davis Islands in Tampa, FL. Be in the Know!
DAVIS ISLANDS REAL ESTATE MARKET SNAPSHOT
Median Sales Price $707,000 vs $587,500 (2016)
Median Days on Market 95 vs 36 (2016)
Sales $ to List $ Ratio 89% vs 96% (2016)

Cristan Fadal – Broker Associate of Century 21 Fisher & Associates

21
Sep

Best Deals on Tampa Homes September 2017

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

2318 S Occident St | Sunset Park

4007 W Wallace Ave | Gandy Manor

215 S Renellie Dr | Beach Park