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Exchange at Westshore Townhomes For SaleTownhouse residences have seemingly become more and more popular among buyers these days, especially here in Tampa. In many instances, townhouses live much like a single-family home in terms of space, and there’s also the added benefit of maintenance-free living in most instances, giving townhouse owners the best of both worlds. 

If you’re currently in the market for a new townhouse here in Tampa, you’ll find a fabulous new community under construction right now in the South Tampa neighborhood dubbed The Exchange at Westshore. Featuring 33 urban-contemporary townhouse residences, The Exchange at Westshore almost feels tailor-made for today’s modern buyers, offering chic and stylish living spaces that are not only large enough to feel comfortable, but

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Are you interested in having a real chef’s kitchen in your next Tampa home? What makes a regular kitchen in a typical American home different than one designed for a real chef? You may take notes from upscale restaurants and see what they are doing differently for inspiration, such as having a built-in wine refrigerator or having open shelves to stack plates rather than having them hiding in a cabinet. When you want your kitchen to feel more like an upscale dining experience, look for these top five features that turn a typical kitchen into a chef’s kitchen.

An outdoor extension

Aren’t the best restaurants the ones that have an outdoor experience a part of it? Turn your kitchen into a chef’s kitchen by extending it into the outdoors. Take advantage

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Tampa Lofts For Sale While the Tampa real estate market is sometimes defined by lavish waterfront condos and quaint cottage and bungalow style homes that have somewhat of a beachy vibe, it’s also a city where home and condo buyers will find a fair amount of residential loft conversions as well. 

As you might expect, lofts for sale in Tampa provide the ultimate urban living experience, not just because of the general layout and unique interior design features you'll see inside most loft-style condos but also because most residential loft conversions in town are also situated right in the heart of Tampa’s Central Business District. 

One of our favorite loft buildings in Tampa, the Victory Lofts, sits just steps from the Ybor Channel, Amalie Arena, and countless shopping

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There are some exciting things in the works for Tampa right now that are coming soon or just arrived. It’s going to make your summer extra special and unique this year that will make you wonder how we didn’t have these things sooner.

You’ve always enjoy a good boat ride on the Bay or catching a cab ride to enjoy the excitement of downtown, but now you’ll be able to see these areas in a new and exciting way. Introducing: newbies to the Tampa scene, Kraken Cycleboats, The Downtowner, The Cross-Bay Ferry-High Speed Ferry, and more! Take a look at these exciting additions and new changes such as extended TECO Streetcar Hours to hit Tampa this year just in time for some fun in the sun.

New Waterfront Park

If you haven’t heard of the Curtis Hixon

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It’s almost time to list your home for sale this year in Tampa and you are trying to figure out how to prepare for a great listing. Obviously you’ll get the home deep cleaned, organized, and decluttered, but how can you make your home really shine without going over the top on renovations?

There are some simple ways to prepare your home for sale that won’t cost you much money and will really make your home pop. Take a look at these ways to prepare your Tampa home for sale that you’ll want to get started on now!

Deep cleaning and organizing

While it’s a great idea to get the house deep cleaned by a cleaning service, there’s more to preparing the home than a deep cleaning. Before tackling the cleaning tasks necessary around the house, start with a

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Are you looking for somewhere great to eat at the beach this weekend? The St. Pete Beach area has really seen an improvement in the food scene lately that will have you loving a beach dining experience on a regular basis. It can feel like a mini getaway from the stress of the workweek where you’re more likely to be on-the-go or eating at home.

This week, make some time to stop out for dinner or a weekend lunch at these beach restaurants in the area that will have you enjoying the freshest seafood, a beautiful sunset, and a laidback experience.

Jimmy B’s Beach Bar – 6200 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach

With many of the best dining being right at St. Pete Beach, you’ll have a hard time not paying a visit to Jimmy B’s at the Beachcomber Hotel. It’s one of

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When it comes to buying or selling a home in Tampa, the condition of the bathrooms will almost always play a critical role. While some people say the kitchen is the most important room in the house, many others say it’s the bathroom(s) that matter most. Regardless of which side you’re on, however, most will agree that the kitchen and the bathrooms are really what standout when you’re either looking to purchase a new home or maximize profitability when selling. 

Everyone of course has their own style and design preferences when it comes to the look and layout of a bathroom; but if you can find a way to keep things neutral when updating or remodeling your home’s bathroom, it’ll pay dividends when you do decide to sell. And while each bathroom

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If you’ve been shopping for a mortgage for buying a home in Tampa this year, you’ve likely run across interest rates and APRs that have your head spinning. To you they may both seem like the same concept, a percentage of the home value that you pay your lender in interest for letting you borrow the money for it.

If that is the case, what is the difference between these two real estate terms? It comes down to the interest rate being your starting point while your APR is the associated fees of the mortgage loan tacked on. Take a closer look at these two terms so that you can understand the difference when it’s time to work with a lender on your next home in Tampa.

Understanding interest rates

The interest rate is likely what you imagine when it

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Tampa has some exciting developments taking place, reminding residents that Tampa is one of those places where everyone wants to be. Not only are there exciting new high-rises coming to South Tampa, but our very own Tampa International is experiencing an expansion our downtown is making room for new buildings to reside here.

There are new condos, hotels, grocery stores, retail stores, and more coming to the area, which means new places to visit, more jobs, and more desire for people to live here. Take a look at why you’ve chosen the right place to live based on all of these exciting new projects coming to the area or that have just arrived.

Airport expansion

The West Shore of the Tampa International Airport is getting an exciting new expansion

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Tampa House Flips on the RiseAs the housing market gained significant momentum last year, home flipping was also on the rise, and the Tampa area was mentioned as one of the leading markets in that space in 2016. According to research from national real estate website Trulia, the Tampa metro area, which includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater, ranked 3rd in the country for house flips in 2016, which can largely be attributed to rising home prices and job growth throughout much of the region. 

As noted by Trulia, roughly 6.1% of all home sales in Tampa in 2016 qualified as a home flip, which is officially defined as the purchase of a market rate home that’s sold again shortly after for a higher price because of improvements or short-term profit. Compared to 2015, the rate of

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