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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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Hyde Park Neighborhood Filled with fashionable homes, high-end shopping and dining and featuring sweeping views of the waterfront, there are multiple reasons why you’ll love calling Tampa’s Hyde Park neighborhood home.

This historic neighborhood is not only close to the downtown area, but boasts a bay front location, making it easy for locals to hit the jogging trail running right along the water, or simply go for a comfortable stroll, admiring the views along the way. Running a full 4.5-miles along Bayshore Boulevard, the accompanying sidewalk is a popular spot too for biking, dog walking or just soaking up the sun in this beautiful neighborhood.

The historic homes that fill Hyde Park are just as impressive as the scenery, with plenty of curb appeal to invite new and

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Mediterranean Style Homes For SaleIf you’re in the market for one particular style of home, Tampa provides a wealth of options. Mediterranean-style homes are prevalent in certain Tampa neighborhoods, and we found some of the best at home in three particular areas of town.

Beach Park

Filled with towering Oak trees and winding streets, the Beach Park neighborhood is a true gem when it comes to Tampa area real estate. First developed in the 1920s, the neighborhood is known for its large lots and extremely desirable homes.

In fact, a majority of the first homes in the neighborhood were constructed with Mediterranean-style design elements in mind, from terracotta roofs to stucco exteriors. It’s also common to find plenty of decorative tile used throughout the homes, complimenting the

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Ybor City Coffee Shops TampaIf you're someone who craves that morning “cup of joe”, you’ll surely find more than enough places to perk your interest over in Tampa's vibrant Ybor City.

As a historic Tampa neighborhood that's perhaps most known for its energetic nightlife and rich cigar manufacturing history, restaurants and a top selection of coffee joints also fill out the area landscape, making it a great spot for anyone looking for a little extra jolt to get your mornings started. 

Listed below are a few top Ybor City coffee spots, which we highly recommend checking out if you're in the area looking at active homes and condos on the MLS. 

Blind Tiger Café

The Blind Tiger Café may claim to gain its inspiration from a 1920s-era speakeasy, but the location also lays claim

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Victory LoftsDowntown Tampa is a great place to call home, offering up plenty of opportunity to live in the heart of downtown. One vibrant area is the Channel District, filled with exciting places to go and things to do. As well, the location also provides some fantastic options in residential space.

Among them are the modernly appointed units of Victory Lofts. Constructed about a decade ago, Victory Lofts for sale feature high-end finishes, with some floor to ceiling windows, allowing for plentiful natural light to flow throughout the homes and some pretty spectacular views.

While the open floor plans of the homes are accented with beautiful hardwoods and some custom designs, you’ll also find generous shared amenities. These range from the rooftop terrace with

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Tampa Beach Park Homes For Sale It ranks as one of Tampa’s top neighborhoods, and with good reason. Beach Park not only offers up an appealing location to live in the Tampa area, but also a unique place to call home. The neighborhood is filled with a broad mix of beautiful natural surroundings and history, and homes for sale in Beach Park are impressive to say the least.

First attracting interest in the early 1900s, developers added man-made canals and bayous, then topped off the entrance to the new neighborhood with lavish gates. The original homes of the area carried over a Mediterranean-style influence, with stucco exteriors, terra cotta roofs, plentiful archways and an abundance of decorative tile.

While the area was once thick tropical brush and forest, the natural elements

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Affordable Homes Harbour Island NeighborhoodTampa’s Harbour Island neighborhood enjoys the luxury of a waterfront community, along with the desirability of an island setting. This unique area of Tampa is a fantastic place to buy a condo, and you’ll find some of the options are affordable, too.

Harbour Place City Homes

In particular, the Harbour Place City Homes complex offers a number of choices in one-, two- and three-bedroom condos. Ranging from a more cozy 700 square feet to some topping 2,200 square feet of living space, the complex provides plenty of options to work within a variety of budgets.

A condo in Harbour Place City Homes also affords access to a swimming pool and sundeck, a 24-hour fitness center and covered parking. As well, other amenities range from available storage units

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