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An IT security firm in Tampa has announced they will add another 150 jobs, maybe more, to the area throughout 2017. They are just one of the many companies in the Tampa area making it a better destination for IT and tech jobs.

ReliaQuest received a $30 million commitment of growth equity recently and will use the money to fund research and development. In addition, the company added over 100 jobs in 2016.

Fulfilling the Company Goals

The new jobs are expected to help fulfill the company goal of figuring out what type of products clients will need in three to five years. The company will be able to implement advanced monitoring and create a new arm for research and development. The new arm will be called the RQ Innovation Team.

In addition to

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Many areas found throughout Tampa Bay are growing. There are several incredible developments underway and others on the schedule. Here's a look at some of the coolest real estate projects found throughout the area.

Tampa International Airport Expansion

This project will take the 3,300 acres of the airport and expand it over three phases. The goal of the project will be to expand the airport to handle 35 million passengers every year. That will double the amount it currently handles.

Expanding the airport will help to keep it competitive with others across the country. Plus, it will provide the first impression of the area when visitors arrive.

One St. Petersburg Condo and Hotel

A downtown St. Petersburg project, this condo building and

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Finding a great bistro means you might just find excellent food in an atmosphere you can enjoy. The difference between a simple restaurant and a bistro has to do with the roots. Bistros have their roots in Paris and often serve smaller, simpler meals with a lower cost. However, they are more than just French food here in the United States. Here's a look at a few of the top bistros found throughout Tampa Bay.

O'Bistro - 6661 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, O'Bistro provides a mixture of Mediterranean and American cuisine. You may enjoy dishes, such as Mediterranean Benedict, French crepes, Seafood crepes or even one of the all-natural burgers found here. This bistro has plenty of great choices on the menu.

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St. Petersburg is a very popular destination for those looking to relocate somewhere warm and near the beach. Many decide owning a condo in the area provides the perfect way to escape for the winter, while others love the views so much they stay year-round.

If you're shopping for a place to call home in St. Petersburg, you might just find a condo fits perfect. Here's a look at a few of the top condo buildings to consider in the downtown area of St. Pete.

Vinoy Place

With 102 units, this complex provides a great location and plenty to enjoy. It's a mid-rise condo complex with four towers. The complex even includes ten city homes.

Vinoy Place is a prime location found not far from downtown St. Pete. It's close to the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel and

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furniture-storeAfter buying a new home in the Tampa area, you may be ready to purchase some stylish pieces of furniture. Maybe your tastes or budget don't have you in the market for something new. You're in luck!

Tampa Bay provides some of the best used furniture stores you'll find. If you're looking for something stylish for a great price, try one of the furniture shops on our list below.

66th Street Furniture - 4720 66th Street North, St. Petersburg

Whether you make the drive over to St. Pete's or you live in the area, you're sure to enjoy this 10,000-square-foot warehouse. 66th Street Furniture provides a huge selection of options with both financing and delivery. The shop is family owned and provides new couches, dining room tables and plenty of other

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A popular Florida destination due to pristine beaches and plenty of access to Tampa, Clearwater provides some excellent single-family homes for sale. A variety of properties are found throughout the area with something for just about any type of home buyer. Here's a look at a few of the possible properties you can buy in Clearwater right now for between $500K and $600K.

1830 Braxton Bragg Lane

1830-braxton-bragg-laneThis property is a four-bedroom, four-bathroom choice with plenty of space. It's not common to find a property with 1.25 acres of land in Clearwater. However, this two-story provides all kinds of space including nearly 3,000 square feet of living space.

It was built in 1970 and comes in at a list price of $525,500. The property includes a three-stall

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When you became a new homeowner, you probably started collecting common tools. Now, it's time to put those tools to good use and handle some of the most common home issues yourself.

It may seem easier to just call a repair person, but why should you waste hundreds of dollars when you can fix the issue yourself? In addition, you'll gain a sense of pride knowing you can handle fixing some of the things that happen around your new home. Here's a look at three common home issues and how to fix them.

A Loose Toilet Seat

loose-toilet-seatOver time, toilet seats can become loos. This is an easy thing to fix and it shouldn't take much time or effort. While the short-term fix is to simply tighten the hinge-bot nut, you can actually use the following fix for a longer-term

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st-petersburg-lunchWhen you’re thinking about your lunch hour and going somewhere with your colleagues, you need it to be an easy decision that everyone will love. You know you only have so much time to dine and you want the food to suit everyone at your table.

Where do you go around St. Petersburg for a quick and delicious lunch break? Fortunately St. Pete’s and Clearwater have a ton of great options to choose for lunch that the locals swear by. Take a look at these top choices that you’ll want to check out this week for lunch.

Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza – 1101 S Ft Harrison Avenue, St. Petersburg

Who doesn’t love a pizza day to cheer up the busy work week? Check out Cristino’s, known for its made-from-scratch, fresh ingredients and authentic Italian cuisine. It’s

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I'm often asked if this is a good time to buy a home. Some clients are concerned that home prices may fall further than they have already. They are assuming that the best course of action is to wait for the bottom in the market and then buy. The problem with this approach is that you don't know where the bottom is until you see it in the rear view mirror, meaning until you've missed it!

Home prices are one factor in determining your cost of ownership, but so are interest rates and financing availability. Even though interest rates have gone up in the last six months, they are still near historic lows. Since your monthly mortgage payment is a combination of paying down your principal and paying the interest owed, if home prices come down a little

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Carrollwood in Hillsborough County, Florida is an incorporated community. Even though it is considered as a separate community, it is still counted on the census-designated place of Greater Carrollwood.  The zip code for this community is 33618. Located northwest of Lake Carroll, the place was built during the early 1970s, developed by Matt Jetton and the SunState Builders. With a long line of history, the community brings families boulevards lined with oak trees. This place surely promotes the well-being of each of the residents.

The community features great hubs and recreational areas, like the Carrollwood Cultural Center. The space provides cultural programs, such as services for all age groups which encourage the residents in exploring both graphic

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