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Surrounded by beautiful beaches, endless options in shopping, dining and entertainment, plus the luxury of stunning homes, the Tampa area is about to get another boost when it comes to upscale living. Several stylish new condo buildings have just hit the MLS, bringing a generous collection of new residences to the market.

ONE St. Pete

One of the most anticipated is the new ONE St. Petersburg, currently under construction in Downtown St. Pete. This lavish new high-rise takes up an entire city block, with plans to rise 41-stories, including more than 250 luxury condos plus hotel rooms.

The stylish private residences come complete with gourmet kitchens, floor-to-ceiling windows and large private terraces, including glass rails. The

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Set right alongside Hillsborough Bay, the Ballast Point neighborhood presents a rich collection of luxury homes with waterfront views. Mostly residential, the neighborhood is filled with towering trees and lush landscaping, with a variety of home designs to choose from.

Options include multi-million dollar luxury homes offering up bay and ocean views from nearly every angle. While some of these are custom builds, it’s common to find an array of opulent features, from generously sized outdoor swimming pools and patios to dual private boat docks.

You’ll also find some newer construction luxury homes in traditional brick, Georgian designs, with convenient access to the nearby Tampa Yacht and Country Club. As some of these homes top 12,000 square feet

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Luxury South Tampa CondosSouth Tampa has a whole lot to offer home buyers, and it’s certainly a location that’s among the most highly sought-after by anyone looking for a new place to live. Offering a laid-back residential feel while also being close to downtown, South Tampa almost provides the best of both worlds, which is just one of many reasons why it remains so desirable.

Another element to the South Tampa real estate market that helps make it so appealing is all the different options prospective home buyers have to choose from, ultimately allowing anyone with nearly any budget an opportunity to call this wonderful neighborhood home.

If you happen to be in the market for a new luxury, condo, however, South Tampa is a great place to begin a search thanks to it also being home

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Tampa is a thriving city when it comes to culture and the arts, and its residents certainly reflect this in so many different ways. As “artsy” people ourselves, we’re always keeping an eye out for ways to support local artisans, craftsmen, and entrepreneurs, especially around this time of the year when the holiday season is in full swing.

With the emergence of social media and terrific e-commerce websites like etsy.com, it’s become much, much easier for artists to showcase and sell their work, not to mention easier for people like us to buy it as well. And as Realtors, it’s also fun to imagine what might look good in certain homes or condos we preview, or keep up with all the latest in-home decor trends for our own home too.

So whether you’re thinking

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There’s certainly been a lot of noise about Bitcoin recently—you know, the cryptocurrency and worldwide payment system that’s now famous for being the first decentralized digital currency in the world. In fact, Bitcoin is actually starting to become so mainstream that a number of U.S. states have already changed or adapted new laws that allow the digital technology to be used for buying and selling property.

But while we’re still years or maybe even decades away from seeing significant changes in how digital currency and the real estate industry coincide, select real estate companies have already begun experimenting with accepting cryptocurrencies for rental payment, or to buy properties outright.

As recently highlighted in The Wall Street Journal,

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Virginia Park Homes For SaleWith a coveted location in South Tampa, the well-established, Virginia Park neighborhood is filled with historic homes and tree-lined streets. In fact, it’s quite common to find a number of restored homes and properties in this quaint community, where towering trees and plentiful green space only add to the allure for long-standing and prospective resident alike.

From picturesque single-family homes that have been carefully maintained and preserved, to more modern condos and townhomes, you’ll easily find a number of residential options to fit your needs within Virginia Park. Several mid-century ranch-style homes exist in the community, complete with large lots and plentiful upgrades. Meanwhile, you’ll also find cozy bungalows, ideal for those interested in

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Sell Your Tampa Home Over the HolidaysThe holiday season is a festive time of the year that’s often spent with family and friends, and hardly a time when you want to be thinking about the stress of selling a home, or potentially even moving once your home is inevitably sold. 

But despite the widespread belief that spring and summer are the best times to sell a home, the holiday season can actually be a terrific time to put your home on the market, and here’s why: 

Buyers Are Motivated 

Just like for home sellers, the holiday season also isn't an ideal time to be out shopping for a home, so anyone who specifically takes time out of their holiday schedule to attend an open house or preview your home is probably a pretty serious buyer.

Less Seller Competition 

With the spring and

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It’s certainly no secret that Culbreath Isles is one of Tampa’s most sought-after neighborhoods, offering luxury home buyers everything they could want in a new place to live. Named after the Culbreath family, who first arrived in Tampa following the Civil War, Culbreath Isles is one of those rare locations in town that truly has it all from a lifestyle standpoint. 

But to simplify just some of what this stunning, one-of-a-kind neighborhood has to offer, here’s a quick look at 3 things to expect when searching Culbreath Isles homes for sale: 

There’s Usually a Limited Inventory 

Given Culbreath Isles only has a population of around 600 people, it’s unlikely you’ll find an overwhelming number of available options and opportunities. Furthermore,

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Holiday Season Events and Festivals in TampaClear your calendars! The holiday season is almost upon us and there's certainly plenty of events and festivities going on in the Tampa area to keep you busy all throughout the rest of the year. Featured below is our comprehensive guide to holiday season events in the Tampa area in 2017, and if you noticed anything we missed, please let us know in the comments section so we can add it to the list!

Nov 17-Jan 5

The fun kicks off with the annual Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Right along the riverwalk, the park comes alive with the sights and sounds of the holiday season, making for a fun outing for those of all ages. You’ll find the only outdoor ice skating rink in Downtown Tampa here, plus a café and shopping, showcasing pop-up

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Whether you’re a foodie at heart or just someone who likes to casually dine-out occasionally, it’s always fun to try new places that either just opened up or that you’ve never been to before. Over the past summer, a variety of new restaurant openings hit the Tampa area, and a few that definitely caught our attention over the last couple months.  

So the next time you’re hungry and feel like venturing out, give one of these new spots a try and let us know what you think!

Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar

Known most for its use of sustainable, organic, and healthy ingredients, Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar only just expanded down into Florida last winter with the opening of the Delray Beach location. Now, there’s also a location over at the

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