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, 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 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,…
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…
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, 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…
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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 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…
Backyard, Florida, Real Estate
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Backyard Tips to Beat the Heat

Summers are made for fun, and many of us find pleasure in simply being outside in our backyard.  Floridians have high temperatures and humidity to contend with June through August, but we also have solutions to survive and thrive outside during…
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…
Tampa Rainy Season
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10 Ways to Be Ready for Rainy Season

Floridians are masters at taking the good with the bad when it comes to weather. We enjoy winters that bring snowbirds from all over the north to enjoy the sunny skies and warmth. The rough patch we must all get through, however, is hurricane…
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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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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…
Pets, Homes
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10 Tips for Pet-Perfect Homes

Would you believe there was a time when homeowners wanted to conceal all traces of the pets living in their homes? As pet parents, we are happy to say that pet-friendly environments can actually be a value-added feature of your home.  For example,…
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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…
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Fun Financial Investments for Homeowners

There’s an old saying that April showers bring May flowers.  Considering that a large percentage of Americans receive tax refunds at this time a year, it seems that April refunds bring May shoppers. As you weigh options for spending your…