Spring Tampa
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Spring Events around Tampa Bay

-Spring Events around Tampa Bay- This month launches the first days of spring, and the Greater Tampa Bay Area is alive with wonderful spring activities and events popping up across our region.  Here is a sampling of different festivals, shows,…
Tampa Pet
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6 To-Dos before Hiring Pet Sitters

-6 To-Dos before Hiring Pet Sitters- In honor of Professional Pet Sitters Week, celebrated March 3-10 this year, our real estate team has compiled a list of ideas and tips for making sure your pets are properly cared for when you’re not at…
Home Finance
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How to Downsize to an Upgraded Lifestyle

-How to Downsize to an Upgraded Lifestyle- Are you ready to downsize your home life? The answer might depend on whether you consider the definition of “downsizing” to be the process of reducing clutter or the idea of moving into a smaller…
Clean, Modern, Declutter
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5 Ways to Declutter Your Home

-5 Ways to Declutter Your Home- Three-day weekends provide a great opportunity to declutter your home. Many workplaces and businesses are closed for Presidents’ Day, which is celebrated annually on the third Monday in February to honor…
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…
Pool, Florida, Winter
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At-Home Activities for Winter in Florida

- At-Home Activities for Winter in Florida - Winter in Florida is an amazing time to get outside without sweating to death or lathering your entire body in sunscreen. This is the time for Floridians to break out the jackets and boots; even…
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,…
Tampa Pet
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Top 3 Home Solutions for Pet Damage

As we always say, we love our pets.  This love extends even when our pets are not at their best. Cats and dogs can certainly create a mess in our homes, but savvy homeowners know there are preventions and solutions for pet damage -- whether…
Holiday Tips Homeowners
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Holiday Tips for Happy Homeowners

Homeowners across Florida and the nation are preparing their homes for holiday meals, parties, and house guests. Our dining rooms, kitchens, and guestrooms often see a major increase in activity this time of year, which is why we have compiled…
Rest. Bedroom, Home
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10 Restful Tips for Your Bedroom

It seems that sleep is top-of-mind when the November time-change rolls around for Floridians.  The right amount of sleep can help you enjoy a healthy and happy life, and a bedroom designed to enhance relaxation can do wonders for achieving…
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…
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, fitness, get fit
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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 Real Estate
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Tampa’s Real Estate Climate - Sept. 2018

We are entering the fall season in Florida, but there continues to be hot weather.  You might be asking if Tampa's real estate market is still hot.  We have a bit of a "yes" and "no" answer. First, several analyses of housing market trends…
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,…
Fall Florida Homes
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4 Fall To-Do Ideas for Floridians

Floridians have many reasons to love the fall.  First, it signifies better weather is on the way with less rain and moderate temperatures. Second, for parents and grandparents, fall means the kids are preoccupied with back-to-school activities.…
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, fitness, get fit
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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…
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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…
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…
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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…