Pets Home
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Less Stress in Homes with Pets

Did you know pets could help lower your stress levels and ward off depression?  Anyone with a cuddly cat or beloved dog in the family has figured that already, but there are studies confirming the stress-reducing power of pets. Positive…
Florida, Senior, Snowbirds
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7 Tips for Two-Nested Snowbirds

If you are a snowbird with two nests, you know it takes meticulous planning and organization to maintain your northern home and your Florida home.  We’ve compiled a list of easy tips for snowbirds to refine, divide, and conquer the issue…
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, Senior, Snowbirds
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7 Safety Essentials for Florida Seniors

Florida’s senior population continues to grow as baby boomers head south to make savvy investments in Florida’s hot real estate market.  As real estate professionals, we uniquely specialize in helping seniors downsize and find homes to…
Florida Real Estate
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5 Trends in Florida Real Estate News

The summer is heating up around the Greater Tampa Bay Area, and the state of Florida has become a hotbed of real estate activity.  In addition to continued economic growth and a booming construction industry, there have been several news headlines…
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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Accommodate Houseguests with Ease

If you’ve had family or friends in town visiting for a long weekend or an extended time, you know they can play a significant role in daily life. Houseguests can also be a key factor when making decisions on purchasing new real estate and…
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8 Great Mortgage Rate Tips

Inflation, lower unemployment levels, and general improvements in our economy have led to a boom in new construction and developments across our Greater Tampa Bay Area. These factors combined with national economic growth over recent years have…
Florida, Snowbird
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10 Home Buying Tips for Seniors

Florida is a magnificent place for seniors and retirees to buy and sell homes.  As real estate professionals, we work to make the entire process as easy and seamless as possible for our customers: from snowbirds looking for beachfront condominiums…
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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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Real Estate Value & Climate

Entering the fall months of 2017, Americans are seeing fluctuations in weather – especially as we have seen recently and real estate values. As full-service real estate professionals, it’s our job to frequently research the U.S. market trends…
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Do You Know What Influences Your Mortgage Interest?

Guest Contributor Maura Klein of NFM Lending Have you ever wondered what factors affect your mortgage interest rate? There are both internal and external factors influencing how much you will pay when you borrow money to purchase your new…
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Summer Style for Your Home

Summer is traditionally a time for outdoor fun, but it can also be a great time for Floridians to make interior updates to their homes. Perhaps you recently purchased a new home in the Carrollwood area of Tampa, or maybe you need to make updates…
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Tampa Area Market Trends

Fellow Floridians, we remain positioned for an exciting year in real estate.  It’s been a long climb, but Tampa Bay’s real estate market is back on top. According to a Zillow report from late February 2017, Tampa ranks third as the nation’s…
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Four Quick Tips on First-Time Homebuyer Assistance

Did you know that there are a number of different mortgage loan programs available to first-time homebuyers? The different programs offer various types of assistance, from lower down payment requirements, to funds for down payment and closing…
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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Just Listed! This Cute Carrollwood Condo Could be PERFECT For You!

Located near the beautiful Carrollwood Country Club in the heart of Carrollwood—this lovely 1 bedroom, 1 bath, easy-living condo at 4006 Cypress CT features 1022 SF and is ready for its new owners. High ceilings, hard wood floors, walk…
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New Listing-Come See What Privacy, Peace & Quiet Looks Like

This 4/3.5 pool home with big bonus room and 3 car tandem garage is located on nearly 1/3 acre in “Wilderness Lake Preserve” on a non through street with conservation and water on 3 sides.  Only 1 neighbor! Lovely upgrades include dark…
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Are You Applying For A Mortgage?

Here’s A List of What To Do and What NOT To Do! If you are currently applying for a mortgage, then you may already know that there are several steps that you can take to help expedite the process. But you may not realize that there are certain…
Florida, Senior, Snowbirds
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The Cost of Retirement Communities

Finding a home as a retiree, senior or the child of a senior can present many different residential housing options. Sure, you have many options-but where are you in your life? Are you looking for more amenities with less maintenance & responsibility?…
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Take A Tour Of This Beautiful Land O'Lakes Home This Sunday!

Open House – 3989 Round Table Ct. Sunday, 2-28 - 1-4 pm Come see this beautifully decorated, “move-in ready” 4/3 on a quiet culdesac.  It has gorgeous hardwood floors, enormous kitchen with granite and stainless steel appliances and…
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NEW LISTING: A Real Beauty in Land O' Lake's Concord Station!

If you’re looking for a move-in ready luxury home, this nearly  new 4/3 has it all:  Hand-scraped wood laminate flooring, huge eat-in kitchen with acres of granite countertops, stainless appliances, 42” wood cabinets and big center island. …