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Empty Nests, Florida
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Why We Enjoy Downsizing to Empty Nests

-Why We Enjoy Downsizing to Empty Nests- If you want a home life that brings you greater happiness, consider the joys of an empty nest. A recent study showed that parents in empty nests are happier than older adults who never raised kids. …
Moving Plan Southbound Snowbirds
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10 Moving Tips for Southbound Snowbirds

-10 Moving Tips for Southbound Snowbirds- September is in full swing, which means southbound snowbirds are flocking to their beloved Florida homes.  The Greater Tampa Bay area’s warm coastal communities offer the perfect nesting spots for…
Guests Room Home
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7 Ways to Welcome Guests to an Empty Nest

-7 Ways to Welcome Guests to an Empty Nest- One of the greatest things about an empty nest is finally having more space, including sufficient room for guests.  Whether you have spare rooms in a large Carrollwood home, or that second bedroom…
Tampa Labor Day
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5 Ways to Spend Labor Day in Tampa Bay

-5 Ways to Spend Labor Day in Tampa Bay- Labor Day is synonymous with back-to-school activities, sporting events, and the anticipation of fall.  This year is no exception.  The Greater Tampa Bay Area offers a fantastic array of baseball games,…
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5 Ways to Liven Up Your Tampa Home

-5 Ways to Liven Up Your Tampa Home- Cabin fever is spreading across Florida. As the rain and humid weather persists, many of us are spending more time inside our Tampa homes. If you are not enjoying the current vibe of your home’s interior,…
Home Pet Medicine
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Tips for Tampa Household Pets and Immunizations

-Tips for Tampa Household Pets and Immunizations- August marks National Immunization Awareness Month for both people and pets.  It is a perfect time to discuss the serious matter of vaccinations, immunizations, and preventative measures for…
Tampa Home Real Estate
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7 Tips to Secure an Empty Home

-7 Tips to Secure an Empty Home- Whether you are traveling to faraway places for a weekend or for months, it is important to take steps to secure your empty home while you are away. Many homes are sitting vacant across the Greater Tampa…
Moving Tips
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7 Summer Moving Solutions for Tampa Bay

-7 Summer Moving Solutions for Tampa Bay- Moving to a new home can be an overwhelming transition, which is why simplifying the moving process is important.  If you are making a move during the hot summer months in Florida, plenty of preparation…
Empty Nests, Florida
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8 Greater Tampa Bay Downsizing Bonuses

-8 Greater Tampa Bay Downsizing Bonuses- Greater Tampa Bay real estate professionals often tout the benefits of up sizing to spacious homes with larger rooms and bigger yards.  Have you, however, considered the huge bonuses for downsizing…
Father Men Home
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5 FUN Father’s Day Gifts

- 5 Fun Father’s Day Gifts - Families all around the Greater Tampa Bay Area will be celebrating Father’s Day with barbeques, golf outings, and events to wine and dine the men in their lives.  Fathers and Grandfathers deserve to be showered…
Tampa Memorial Day Events
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Tampa Bay Memorial Day Weekend

-Tampa Bay Memorial Day Weekend- Tampa homeowners as well as out-of-state folks visiting Florida for Memorial Day Weekend have opportunities to enjoy activities throughout the Greater Tampa Bay region. Local events include fun festivals in…
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7 Homeowner Tips for Earth Day

-7 Homeowner Tips for Earth Day- We’re joining countries around the world to celebrate Earth Day on April 22. This year’s Earth Day centers on nature’s gifts to our planet and the protection of Earth’s millions of species. As homeowners,…
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…
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…
Empty Nests, 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…
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…