Why You Should Move to TampaThose of us who are already lucky enough to call Tampa home don’t need a whole lot of convincing as to why it’s considered such a great place to live. After all, we’re already here everyday enjoying all beaches, outdoor recreational amenities, and of course the warm tropical climate that all help combine to make living in Tampa a real treat no matter what time of year it is on the calendar. But if you’re planning a move to The Big Guava from outside the area and still aren’t sure what makes our town such a special place to live, work, and play, here’s a little insight into what you can expect once becoming a part of the Tampa family: 

We were just recently mentioned in the Top 50 in U.S. News & World Report’s Top 100 Places to Live in 2017

As a…

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Tampa Real EstateWidely recognized as a leading media company that publishes school rankings, consumer advice, and data analysis of city and demographic statistics, U.S. News & World Report just recently put together its list of the ‘100 Best Places to Live in the USA,’ which mainly caught our eye due to Tampa placing in this year’s Top 50. 

Noted for its “laid-back beach lifestyle” while also providing locals with all the amenities and cultural attractions of a large metropolitan area, Tampa was ranked as the 35th Best Place to Live in 2017, registering an overall score of 6.6 out of 10. 

According to U.S. News & World Report’s methodology, rankings are determined through the evaluation of six primary categories, which include the following: Job Market Index, Value…

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Although the Tampa real estate market is hotter than its been in recent memory, home sellers should always explore different ways that help attract as many buyers as possible.

Regardless of how hot a market is at any given time, most homes won’t just sell themselves, and it’s up to us to present your property in the most appealing way possible. But just how do we do that, you ask? Well, our list of marketing strategies and ideas can seemingly go on forever, but here are just a few tips and tricks we try to pass along to our clients that should help give you the best chance for success: 

Simple preparation goes a long way  

If you’re planning to put your home on the market, do a thorough cleaning throughout the entire house. Eliminate strong pet…

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Classic bungalow-style homes are some of the most charming residences you'll find anywhere in Tampa, which is why they’re also among our favorite properties to list. And while many home buyers out there automatically assume you have to settle for an older home with outdated features or a less-than-ideal layout by today’s standards, that’s not always the case. 

Our newest listing, 6801 N. Dixon Avenue, has all the character, charm, and style of a classic early-century bungalow, only this particular home was just recently built back in 2008. Being sold in immaculate condition, this fabulous block-built home features all the move-in ready features you could ask for, including gorgeous laminate wood flooring, brand new faux wood blinds, high vaulted, and…

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The Sanctuary at Rocky Creek Townhomes For SaleA number of luxury townhouse residences inside a unique and highly desirable development just hit the MLS, which is news we thought we’d pass along to all our loyal readers and followers. Called The Sanctuary at Rocky Creek, this intimate collection of 6 beautiful townhomes is almost entirely surrounded by a nature preserve, providing eventual residents with an extra level of privacy that you might not expect from a location just off Gunn Highway. 

From a design standpoint, townhouses at The Sanctuary at Rocky Creek boast a rather traditional exterior, while inside, units are chic, modern, and ultra-stylish, and include a range of high-quality finishes that include designer kitchen features, porcelain tile on the entire first floor, and a luxe master…

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Luxury Davis Islands Homes Tampa FLIf you’re somebody who’s in the market for a luxury home in Tampa, the Davis Islands community is widely considered the premier place to begin a house hunt. New York Yankees co-chairman Hal Steinbrenner once owned a home on Davis Islands, and countless other executives and athletes have also called this particular part of the city home over the years as well, further boosting its reputation as one of Tampa’s hottest places to live.

From a location standpoint, homes for sale on Davis Islands are not only close to downtown but also optimal if an unobstructed view of the bay front is high up on your wish list. And for boat and yacht owners, many homes on Davis Islands also feature private docks, or at the very least a close proximity to several marinas…

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Buying a Home in Tampa FLIf you think now may be a good time to buy a home or condo in the Tampa area, most local real estate experts would probably agree with that notion based on rising mortgage rates alone. But along with higher home loan rates, rent prices are also trending upward here in Tampa, leaving many to wonder whether it’s finally time to make that long-awaited transition from renting to owning. 

According to new data from RentCafe, apartment dwellers in the Tampa area are paying about 5.7% more in monthly rent than they were this time last year, which believe it or not represents the 10th-largest increase in the entire country. 

Tampa’s spike in rent prices is also well above the national average increase of 4.3%, but still well below markets that saw the…

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Virage Bayshore Condos Tampa FLDespite the new sales center only being open for a couple weeks now, reports have surfaced that claim more than half of the 71 units at the Virage Bayshore condo tower have already been reserved, even with ground breaking still several months away.

A joint-venture from Ascentia Development Group and Batson-Cook Development Co., Virage Bayshore is easily Tampa’s hottest new condo development to hit the market in recent memory, especially given one of the building’s most expensive units is among those already sold. 

According to the Tampa Bay Business Journal, reservations at Virage Bayshore require buyers to put 10% of the purchase price down immediately, and another 20% due when construction officials begins, which isn’t expected to happen until…

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Have you ever wondered the best places to go around Tampa if you’re trying to get a senior discount? Once you reach the age of 55, you can start taking advantage of senior discounts for food, services, and attractions. Tampa has some great options for you score a deal while hanging out with the family or even the grandkids. Take a look at these top places for senior discounts in Tampa and how old you’ll need to be to take advantage.


Stop by Nature’s Food Patch Market & Café over in Clearwater if you want to take advantage of a senior citizen discount. You’ll get a discount on your vitamins and supplements at the Market if you are 60 or older, and on the first Wednesday of the month, you can enjoy “Seniors Day” with more specials taking place.  

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Are you looking for simple ways to increase your home’s value so that you can get the most bang for your buck when it’s time to sell this year? There are some great ways to increase your home’s value with some surprisingly simple and cost-effective solutions.

Not only will it make your home more enjoyable in the meantime, but your potential buyers will be wowed by your home’s exterior from your landscaping updates and the clean air quality in the home from your improvements.  Take a look at the seven top tips for increasing your Tampa home’s value this year.

Filter the water

It may sound like a simple update, but one luxury that home buyers will find really appealing is that you’ve installed a water filtration system into the home. It will not…

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