Spacious Tampa Townhome with Water Views in Westpark Preserve

(Your First Mortgage)

Warm, welcoming, and impeccably maintained, this Tampa townhome shines.

An end-unit with 3 spacious and sunny bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a 2 car garage; the scenic water views from the breezy screened lanai will make you feel relaxed and right at home!

The contemporary Montenero floor plan, courtesy of acclaimed builder Pulte Homes, provides a brilliant backdrop with tons of wide open space topped with soaring vaulted ceilings.

On the main floor, the generous living room offers a beautiful vista through the lanai’s triple sliders which effortlessly transitions into the well-appointed, eat-in kitchen with its smooth-top range, double sink, recessed lighting, breakfast nook, and amazing walk-in pantry.

Upstairs, the master suite boasts tree-top views of lush greenery that frames your private oasis. A deep, walk-in closet and a bath outfitted with unique oval soaking tub/shower surround is light and bright & features dual sinks, built-in vanity, and sleek fixtures.

All bedrooms & full baths are on the second floor, with the charming powder room on the first floor.

This exquisite home is situated in one of the area’s loveliest locations in gated Westpark Preserve. Immersed in rich Floridian foliage, yet easily accessible to the best shopping, downtown Tampa, and all transportation, the community showcases like an exclusive resort with its elegant pool and covered veranda. Monthly HOA fees cover roof, water/sewer, basic cable, trash, grounds & exterior maintenance, irrigation, exterior pest/termite control.

Pristine Pool Home in Amenity-Rich Timber Greens!

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This 2/2 split bedroom floor plan home in amenity-rich Timber Greens is absolutely pristine.

Thriving greenery surrounds, offering luxuriant views from the sparkling pool. Indoors, the sleek contours of the interior architecture create a palette to accommodate any design style, while recent updates abound including lush, NEW carpet in the bedrooms; stunning NEW ceiling fans and light fixtures; NEW water softener; all NEW interior paint, and custom blinds throughout.

Both the magnificent dining room and spacious family room are flooded with natural light that gleams off the shining ceramic tile. The living room’s picture window and soaring ceilings make an impressive statement.

An eat-in kitchen boasts vaulted ceilings, recessed lighting, all NEW cabinets and countertops offset by NEW stainless steel appliances.

Besides a charming breakfast nook, views of the outdoor entertainment center make this kitchen such a lovely part of a beautiful living space.

A well-appointed laundry room includes a sink, tons of storage, and a NEW washer & dryer.

Both updated bathrooms were tastefully renovated with the master bath featuring a generous soaking tub, elegant countertops, and a tiled shower room.

The community facilities rival any country club’s: a sprawling clubhouse that includes dining and bar facilities, meeting rooms, card rooms, a fitness center, a wealth of activities and social events; plus an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool, hot tub, tennis and bocce courts.

The Home Selling Mindset

(The Home Selling Mindset)

You may think the most challenging aspects of selling a home is the de-cluttering and the de-personalizing of the property to make it attractive to the broadest base of buyers. For some that’s the case, but I’ve found that disconnecting is the hardest part.

Not true for every seller of a house, but when you still look at it as your home it makes seeing the property as a commodity in a marketplace challenging. From the door jamb that chronicles the dates and heights of your children, to the fireplace that was the backdrop for family photos, the place you loved and decorated as your own may be a hard habit to break.

When selling your home, two things to remember:

“It’s business, nothing personal.” ~ Mario Puzo
“Numbers don’t lie.” ~ A local Florida mortgage lender

What does it all add up to? Reality sells houses.

I don’t mean we should list your home super low and take the first offer that comes along because it is better than the one you got the day before! But sellers should prepare themselves emotionally to look at their home as a property with a discernible value at a given point in time.

1. Some sellers put a property they never inhabited on the market. While it can be listed “As Is” in this case it may be worthwhile to hire a home inspector to do a pre-listing inspection to discover issues lurking. Although you wouldn’t otherwise have had knowledge – the buyer’s inspector will surely report on the unattended water heater and the dry rot and the terminate infestation. You could lose an impatient buyer by not taking a little time and money to strike pre-emptively.

2. If it is your home and you are at all handy (or have a relative who owes you a favor!) do a walkthrough as though you were buying the house. Look beyond your favorite things for those little issues that add up: dripping faucets, missing caulking, old water stains from a previous leak, a color palette from a bygone era, etc. A neglected home will give an impression that larger issues loom. In sales, perception is reality. A little sweat equity will help shine favorable light on the property.

3. If you are moving out of your very first home, or one in which you have made years of memories, you may feel the stomp of strangers passing judgment is disconcerting at the very least. Do yourself a favor:

Don’t be home when people come for showings.

Don’t be insulted by an offer; it’s a starting point for a negotiation.

4. Are you going to look at your next home and offer a full price offer on first look? Probably not. Think like a buyer to keep your emotions in check. I employ professionals like home stagers because they know what buyers want to see.

When you get in the mindset of professional detachment and the understanding of the importance of highlighting what the market considers the property’s best features – only then are you positioning your home for sale.