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Old 05-29-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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We're considering making an offer on a house in Highand Park and were wondering why there are so many houses for sale. I understand the whole mortgage crisis and all that, but is there something we're missing? It seems like such a nice place.
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Old 05-29-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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The only thing I see wrong with Highland Park is that the houses appear to be overpriced for the area that this development is located in. Highland Park itself is really nice.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:45 PM
 
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Ditto RTJR. It's a really nice development, we looked there. But it is too much $$$ for the market IMO. I think that people can find better deals elsewhere and there's SOOO much for sale right now.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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IMO, Highland Park is a nice community in a really pretty setting and convenient to both Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties. And like every other local community built in 2005-2006, property values have declined considerably. Personally, I really liked the homes built by Marc Rutenberg and Hannah Bartoletta. I do think that the CDD is pretty high, though. Maybe all the extras warrant it, but you might want to verify. Below are some links for your research:

Park Place CDD :: Homeowner's association
Highland Park
Highland Park Resident Web Site | Tampa, FL | A Neo-Traditional Community

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Old 06-01-2008, 07:25 PM
 
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Is Highland Park nicer than Westchase? Are Westchase schools better or are they the same?
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Old 06-02-2008, 07:29 AM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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Is Highland Park nicer than Westchase? Are Westchase schools better or are they the same?
I think the operative word is "newer." Most of Westchase was built out by 2002 (still building multi-family & commercial) when Highland Park was just breaking ground.

School assignments depend on a property address which you can verify on the Hillsborough County Public School Website here --> Hillsborough County Public Schools > Our Schools
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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We're considering making an offer on a house in Highand Park and were wondering why there are so many houses for sale. I understand the whole mortgage crisis and all that, but is there something we're missing? It seems like such a nice place.
tHERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH hIGHLAND pARK...THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE THAT THE PROMISED ENTRYWAY TO h.p WAS NEVER COMPLETED DUE TO THE RECESSION, SO IT MAY GIVE A POOR FIRST IMPRESSION, BUT IT WILL BOUNCE BACK, AND A SCHOOL IS NOW BEING BUILT. iT IS A LOVELY PLACE TO RAISE CHILDREN andthe schools are great...lot's of family activities and it is almost a throwback to the way neighborhoods use to be, where everyone knows everyone else and it's safe to let your kid's ride their bikes after school. I lived there for a short time but really loved it. My home is not currently for sale but it is an adorable 4 bedroom...the loft is HUGe with a full bathroom. It also has a cute sunroom that looks out over a delightful splash pool with a waterfall and spa. Gorgeous hardwood floors, built in wall units, fabulous bahama shutters, stainless stell appliances.It looks like a cottage complete with a big front porch. It is very low maintenance. I wish I could have picked it up and moved it to my present place! I am interested in selling it and I am not looking to make a huge, or any, profit, just to pay what I owe on the mortgage. I am figuring I will take about a $100,000 loss but I am chalking it up to experience. It is difficult to own two homes in two different places. If anyone you know is looking for a well built David Weekley home at a fire sale price, let's talk. I am not interested inusing a realtor because I will be loosing so much money, I cannot afford to pay a comission at this point. Either way, Highland Park is a great place for families!
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Oldsmar, FL
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We're considering making an offer on a house in Highand Park and were wondering why there are so many houses for sale. I understand the whole mortgage crisis and all that, but is there something we're missing? It seems like such a nice place.
They are not overpriced at all anymore in Highland Park or Waterchase, across the street. You should also look at Waterchase. I have lived in this zip code, 33626, for over 22 year's now. First we were in Twin Branch Acres for 17 year's, then Westchase area, and we have been in Waterchase for 4.5 year's now. My kid's are in college, but attended the elementary in both Westchase and the one kid's go to that live in Waterchase, same with the middle and high school's. Both are good, but I definitely prefer the school's in this district we are in now.

We have not listed our large home in Aberdeen in Waterchase, but in a year we will, just to downsize, hoping the market won't be quite as dismal next year. But I will be looking for a townhome right here in good old 33626 zip code due to loving this part of Tampa, having all our friend's here, and when the kid's are home on break's they will still be close to their friend's.
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Old 07-16-2009, 04:06 AM
 
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I have been looking at homes in the Highland Park area. Have you sold your home yet? Please reply to this meesage if you are interested in selling your home.

Linn
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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Which David Weekley plan do you have? How many sf?

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tHERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH hIGHLAND pARK...THE PROBLEM SEEMS TO BE THAT THE PROMISED ENTRYWAY TO h.p WAS NEVER COMPLETED DUE TO THE RECESSION, SO IT MAY GIVE A POOR FIRST IMPRESSION, BUT IT WILL BOUNCE BACK, AND A SCHOOL IS NOW BEING BUILT. iT IS A LOVELY PLACE TO RAISE CHILDREN andthe schools are great...lot's of family activities and it is almost a throwback to the way neighborhoods use to be, where everyone knows everyone else and it's safe to let your kid's ride their bikes after school. I lived there for a short time but really loved it. My home is not currently for sale but it is an adorable 4 bedroom...the loft is HUGe with a full bathroom. It also has a cute sunroom that looks out over a delightful splash pool with a waterfall and spa. Gorgeous hardwood floors, built in wall units, fabulous bahama shutters, stainless stell appliances.It looks like a cottage complete with a big front porch. It is very low maintenance. I wish I could have picked it up and moved it to my present place! I am interested in selling it and I am not looking to make a huge, or any, profit, just to pay what I owe on the mortgage. I am figuring I will take about a $100,000 loss but I am chalking it up to experience. It is difficult to own two homes in two different places. If anyone you know is looking for a well built David Weekley home at a fire sale price, let's talk. I am not interested inusing a realtor because I will be loosing so much money, I cannot afford to pay a comission at this point. Either way, Highland Park is a great place for families!
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