Tampa Golf
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How Tampa Locals Play Tourist

Homeowners across Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and surrounding areas have many reasons to love Florida life on a year-round basis. People from around the world come to our area for fantastic adventures and waterfront tranquility.  Generally,…
Pet Dog Tampa
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7 Tips for Responsible Pet Parents

The American Kennel Club has designated the month of September as “Responsible Dog Ownership Month.”  In recognition of this celebration, people and organizations around the U.S. are highlighting the rewards and responsibilities of being…
Florida Life, Beaches, Labor Day
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3 Things to Do Labor Day Weekend

Florida's weather is still sizzling hot, but we seem to consider Labor Day as the end of summer.  Celebrated on the first Monday in September, Labor Day ushers in a new school year, hectic fourth-quarter schedules, and a feeling of a new season. In…
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5 Top Trends for Florida Rooms

Floridians live in a vacation paradise, and it makes sense for us to create spaces in our homes that exude a vacation vibe.  A great way to do this is by designing a Florida room or creating a serene, spa-like room to enjoy during your staycations…
Tampa Bay Water Activities
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Tampa Bay’s Best Water Activities

The best part about living on Florida’s coast is we have some of the most beautiful beaches and waterways in the world.  Anything involving water is wonderful for cooling down and enjoying Florida in August.  Whether you want to spend a…
Tampa Pets
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4 Easy Donation Items for Pet Shelters

Did you know there are items around your home to give to local pet shelters?  Most people know shelters and rescue centers are always in need of monetary donations and fresh food supplies, but there are also household items you could donate…
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5 Florida Gardening and Landscaping Tips

Guest Contributor: Sarah Bacon, Master Gardener & Community Herbalist ~ There are countless reasons to love living in Florida.  Towards the top of the list is the ability to grow lush gardens. Florida’s climate allows you to grow…
Home style, Real Estate
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5 Dream Home Styles For Floridians

As America celebrates its birthday this month, we think about the American dream.  That dream is home ownership for many people, and there is nothing better than finding a dream home. Many of us have driven down a street and thought, “I love…
Community, Style
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5 Communities to Suit Your Lifestyle

Choosing the right neighborhood is as important in finding a home as choosing the right number of bedrooms. Some find this an easy choice, while others need to explore for a neighborhood that feels right. We appreciate the differences in our…
Florida, Snowbird
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How to Enjoy a Sensational Snowbird Life

Snowbirds truly enjoy the best of both worlds.  They delight in pleasant northern summers and reap the vast benefits of Florida the rest of the year.  The Tampa Bay area’s beaches and sunshine attract snowbirds from around the country, which…
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5 Ways to Mark Memorial Day Your Way

As a time of remembrance, Memorial Day has many connotations.  For children, it is often synonymous with outdoor events and splashing in swimming pools. For adults, Memorial Day may be more solemn, as we remember the men and women who died…
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Featured Festivities around Tampa Bay

The Greater Tampa Bay Area has been heating up with fantastic spring activities, and the fun won’t stop anytime soon. Flowers have bloomed, baseball season has started, and spring has sprung with events and festivals throughout are area. We’ve…
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Three Ways Tampa Thanks Veterans

The Greater Tampa Bay area offers vast support for our veterans, retired military, active duty, and their families on a year-round basis.  It’s not surprising that Veterans Day would be a major celebration in our beloved communities. Our…
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Six Spooktacular Tampa Events!

Tampa’s Halloween season is in full swing with an array of events and activities for all ages.  Our local bakeries are serving up tempting treats and pumpkin delights, while community centers and clubs across the Greater Tampa Bay Area are…
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Four Ways to Enjoy a New Neighborhood

Do you want to know the fastest ways to fit in a new neighborhood? We have four simple tips for you.  Whether you are transitioning to a new section of Tampa, or you are making a big move across state lines to our Florida Gulf Coast, here are…
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Last Minute Hurricane Preparations Tips & Myths to Avoid

As Florida and the greater Tampa Bay area prepares for the potential impact of Hurricane Irma this weekend, we thought we'd share some quick tips on what hurricane preparation steps actually work and which are myths, courtesy of Bay News 9: Myth:…
Tampa Rainy Season
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Hurricane Season Is Here-How Prepared Are You?

June marked the official start to hurricane season for Floridians, and we believe it is an important time to discuss all matters of hurricane preparedness. Whether you have lived on the Gulf coast your entire life, or you are a northerner who…
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Keep Your Home Secure with These Tips

Americans love heading outdoors during the summer months. We spend entire days at family cookouts, lounge for hours on our gulf beaches, and enjoy weeklong vacations to far-flung places. These add up to many hours away from our homes, which…
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Market Trends for Summer 2017

The Greater Tampa Bay area started the year positioned for an exciting 2017 real estate market. So far, it has not disappointed. Home prices continue to trend upward, and the spring months lived up to expectations for sales partly thanks to…
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Tampa is a Home for Heroes

The Greater Tampa Bay area is a perfect place for seniors to retire and enjoy the good life, but our area is also an ideal location for veterans and members of the military. From dynamic culture and academic institutions, to top-rated hospitals…
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Got Plans This Memorial Day? Now You Do!

The Greater Tampa Bay Area will soon be hosting Memorial Day activities and celebrating the launch of summer.There are many local happenings and outdoor activities to enjoy before Florida’s dreaded rainy season.Here’s a sampling of upcoming…
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Events & Festivals Springing Up in Tampa

We hope you are enjoying this fresh feeling of springtime. Flowers are blooming and the Tampa Bay area is buzzing with events and festivals from Bayshore to the Gulf shores.  In addition to baseball games and golf events throughout our area,…
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A Special Holiday Wish To You

As the Christmas & Hannukah Holidays approach, we want to extend our warm wishes and many thanks for continuing to work with us and, most importantly, the great sustaining relationships we've made with you. We pride ourselves on providing…
Community, Style
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4 Great Ways to Navigate a NEW Neighborhood

Whether you’ve moved to a different section of the Tampa Bay area, or you’re a brand new resident of the state of Florida, there is plenty to learn when settling into a new neighborhood.  Searching the aisles of a different supermarket,…
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4 Quick Tips to Keep Your Little Treat-or-Treaters Safe This Halloween!

Tonight's the night when all manors of ghouls & goblins hit the streets in search of candy. Halloween is here, and if you're the parent of a little one, you'll no doubt be accompanying them on the quest for the fullest bag of sweets. Sure,…