Empty Nest, Florida
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5 Exciting Ideas for Empty Nesters - Tampa

-5 Exciting Ideas for Empty Nesters - What a wonderful time it is to be empty nesters in Florida. With the holidays over and the excitement of a fresh new year, we now have plenty of time to enjoy the benefits of living in one of the most…
Pets, Homes, Pet
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4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Pet

- 4 Tips for Finding the Perfect Pet - Choosing a family pet may be one of the most important decisions made in your household.  Different factors could dictate the kind of pet to bring home -- whether you have a home with a big yard in…
Florida, fitness, get fit
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Top 10 Tampa Places to Get Fit

Top 10 Tampa Places to Get Fit - The New Year is fast approaching, and many of us are looking for ways to get fit and improve our health in 2019.  There are countless fitness options for those of us living around Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater,…
Tampa Bay Festivities
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New Year’s Eve Ideas for Tampa Bay

New Year’s Eve Ideas for Tampa Bay - Many Florida homeowners look forward to watching the ball drop from the comfort of their own living room.  Others, however, enjoy making big plans for a night on the town.  To help with the planning,…
Holidays, Lights, Tampa
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How Floridians Celebrate the Holidays

Florida may not have snowmen and icicles, but we have holiday spirit. From festivities to fantastic shopping, the holiday season is in full swing around the Greater Tampa Bay area. Neighborhoods across our region will be hosting tree lightings,…
Home-Buying-Homebuyers
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5 Simple Steps towards Home Buying

Fall in Florida is an opportune time for home buying.  Not only is the weather perfect for tours and showings, but purchasing a home before the end of the year allows homebuyers to qualify for money-saving Homestead Exemptions and other tax…
Halloween Tampa Neighborhoods
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Halloween Happenings 2018 - Greater Tampa Bay Area

The Greater Tampa Bay area is famous for its Halloween activities. Events are happening across our area for kids and adults of all ages. If popping popcorn and watching a horror flick at home doesn’t get you into the Halloween spirit, here…
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,…
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…
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…
Tampa Pet
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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…
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…
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5 Reasons to Love Florida Winters

Year after year, Floridians tout the wonderfulness of our winters.  This year, however, there may have been a few complaints.  We’ve had our share of chilly temperatures dropping below normal, and (dare we say it) we hit freezing points…
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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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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…
Tampa Pet
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How to Keep Pets Safe in a Pest Invasion

Let’s face it: Floridians are in constant combat with insect invasions.  We want the best pest control, but many of us with pets fear harsh chemicals. Here is an overview for those who have pets but don’t like having pests. Prevention:…
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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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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Energy-Efficient Homes

Nearly 200 countries around the world celebrate Earth Day with events focused on climate and environmental literacy. It’s wonderful to set aside a day to celebrate the protection of our planet, but it’s even better to live every day in an…
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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…
Spring Tampa
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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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Preparing for the Elevating Pollen Count

The Greater Tampa Bay Area is a spectacular place to live.  We’ve got culture, sports, beaches, parks, and an abundance of wildlife.  Particularly, we have a lot of oak trees. From Carrollwood to South Tampa, some of us see it as a blessing…
Holidays, Lights, Tampa
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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…
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Holiday Spirit is Alive Around Tampa!

The Greater Tampa Bay area is celebrating the holidays with twinkling lights, festive activities, and charitable opportunities.  We hope you will get out and enjoy all that our area has to offer this season. We’ve compiled a small sampling…