Home Value Money
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8 Great Ways to Spend Refund Dollars

-8 Great Ways to Spend Refund Dollars- April 15th is widely known as Tax Day across America.  While some people are racing to submit their income tax forms to the federal government, many other people are thinking up cost-effective ways to…
Home Pet Medicine
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New Bill to Save Money for Pet Owners

-New Bill to Save Money for Pet Owners- Pet ownership may be getting more affordable.  A new bill is working its way through congress to help pet owners save money on their pets’ prescription medications. The Fairness to Pet Owners Act The…
Tampa Real Estate
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Spring Home Buying for Snowbirds

-Spring Home Buying for Snowbirds- Spring is a perfect time for snowbirds and retirees to delight in beautiful weather, partake in bountiful activities, and shop around for their dream home.  While everyone knows Florida is a great place to…
Florida, Snowbird, Retirement
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7 Essentials for Finding a Retirement Community

-7 Essentials for Finding a Retirement Community- Florida consistently ranks as one of the best places for retirement in the United States. Enjoyable weather, reasonable pricing, and beautiful locations are all reasons people choose Florida…
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…
Tampa Florida City
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City Living Trends in Tampa

-City Living Trends in Tampa- When it comes to city living, the Greater Tampa Bay area is thriving with new developments and exciting opportunities for residents craving a live-work-play environment. Everyone knows that residential real…
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…
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…
Events, Tampa Bay, Beer Week
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Winter Events around Tampa Bay

-Winter Events around Tampa Bay - While the rest of the nation faces bleak weather, The Greater Tampa Bay area comes to life in the winter! There are a ton of activities and events delivering fun for the whole family. Snowbirds flock to Florida…
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,…
Home, Gifts
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4 Last-Minute Homemade Gift Ideas

Holiday gift buying can be time-consuming and expensive for many homeowners on a budget, but there are affordable options for homemade gifts you can create in the comfort of your own home. Rather than running around Tampa area malls or wandering…
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…
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How to Honor Veterans Around Tampa Bay

Special events will take place on November 11 and surrounding days to honor U.S. veterans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  In addition to parades, festivals, and ceremonies, several local restaurants, parks, theaters, museums, and…
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…
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…