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By Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker, Licensed in Florida, Washington, and Hawai'i
(Aloha Kai Real Estate)
Unexpected Loss of a Great Friend of 20 Years: Walt KanehiwaI met Welton Kanehiwa at my first job in Tampa, Florida 20 years ago. I remember our boss told me that someone from Hawai'i also worked there. I didn't think it was another Hawaiian. When we first spoke we discussed food. During our discussion I asked him "How you get inamona???" That is how he knew I was Hawaiian.Since then we kept in touch. We would speak often on our cellphones. He worked for Disney in Tampa, Florida as a telemarketer. He loved his job and he loved his family.When his wife called me from his cellphone two days ago I thought it was him calling me to talk story as we say in Hawai'i. It was his wife calling me at 7:12 a.m. to tell me that he suffered a cardiac arrest and that they could not resuscitate him.  He...
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20251 RAVENS END DRIVE, TAMPA, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 5 BEDROOMS | 4 (4 full ) BATHROOMS | 3743 SQUARE FEET ELEGANT EXECUTIVE STYLE HOME awaits you. Do you like some ROOM TO ROAM? Some SPACE BETWEEN YOUR NEIGHBORS? Want a home that looks like Mr & Mrs Clean live there? How about a HUGE SECOND FLOOR SCREENED AND COVERED BALCONY OVERLOOKING A SERENE POND for your morning coffee or evening sunset viewing? Well your search has ended! This 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home with a MUST-HAVE 3 car garage and a HUGE BONUS/MEDIA ROOM is in METICULOUS CONDITION and ready for immediate occupancy. Upon entering you’ll be impressed by the open WOOD SPINDLE RAILING & STAIRWAY to the second level, CROWN MOLDING...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
I just graduated! I’m ready to start enjoying mylife…why should I buy a house now? This is a reasonable question. Buying a home is a large commitment.It is also one that will be likely to keep you in one place for quitesome time. If you are thinking about a series of job transfers, orsignificant changes in your lifestyle over the next few years, youshould think carefully about taking on that large responsibility.Look at the real cost of owning a home compared to renting asimilar one. To do this, we should start with a few assumptions: 1. You plan to stay put for at least a few years. While selling ahome that no longer meets your needs or life’s situation is notdifficult, it does take some time to accomplish. If your job wereto call for a transfer, you’d be faced with the choice of selli...
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By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
Tampa Riverfest 2018 RiverwalkTampa Riverfest 2018 Riverwalk is going to be the most popular yet as this event continues to grow.  Only in its fourth year, there is more to do, more to see and likely will be the most attended Riverfest by far.Schedule of EventsHere is the two-day schedule of events: Friday, May 4, 2018 TASTE OF THE RIVERWALK (CURTIS HIXON PARK). LIVE MUSIC 4 PM – 7 PM GW SOUTHERN 4 PM – 5 PM THE BLACK HONKEYS 5:30 PM – 7 PM TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING OFFICIAL GAME 4 WATCH PARTY 7PM-10PM BEER TRUCKS 4 PM – 10 PM TASTE SAMPLES FROM RESTAURANTS 6 PM – 8 PM (WRISTBAND REQUIRED $) VIP TENT 4PM – 10PM (WRISTBAND REQUIRED $) TAMPA MUSEUM OF ART50% OFF ADMISSION STRAZ CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTSTHE REVELERS BAND – 7 PM COLUMBIA CAFÉ AT THE TAMPA HISTORY CENTERAL “COFFEE” MCDANIEL P...
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By Gary Ricco, Tampa Bay Real Estate Specialist
(Coldwell Banker Realty)
🛑Open 🏠 House🛑March 25, 2018 ⌚⌚ 1pm till 3pm6913 ROCKY CANYON WAY, TAMPA, FL 33625🔥🔥 SHARE THIS POST🔥🔥 Subdiv: ROCKY CREEK ESTATESBeds: 4 Built 2013 🛠️Baths: 2/1 Special Sale: NonePool: None ADOM: 15Style: Single Family Home CDOM: 15 Total Acreage: Up to 10,889 Sq. Ft. Garage/Carport: 2 Car Garage, Attached, Door Opener SqFt Heated: 2,867 Total SqFt: 3,533 ☎️ Call 661 645 9409 SELLER IS MOTIVATED I'll negotiate a favorable deal.
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By Michele Herndon, The Herndon Group Keller Williams
(Keller Williams Realty South Shore)
At This Time of Year Our Thoughts Turn To ...The Competition that New Construction Brings to Other Sellers in The MarketData Provided by our always informative friends @ www.keepingcurrentmatters.comThe number of building permits issued for single-family homes is the best indicator of how many newly built homes will rise over the next few months. According to the latest U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development Residential Sales Report, the number of these permits were up 7.4% over last year ... How will this impact buyers? More inventory means more options. Lawrence Yun, NAR’s Chief Economist, explained this is good news for the housing market – especially for those looking to buy:“This rise in single-family housing construction will help tame home price gro...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
7  2018 Home Design TrendsWhile we love to read about design trends, Americans don’t live by them. Each year a number of experts treat us to their predictions anyway, however, and this year is no exception. Here are a few trends that may have you rethinking your surroundings. While all-white kitchens remain popular, Houzz predicts that in 2018 more homeowners will be adding color, with grays and blues expected to gain in popularity and warm wood tones replacing painted cabinets. In fact, more color throughout the home may be on tap as well with large florals not limited to traditional or tropical decorating. Stainless and/or white sinks are giving way to dark-colored vessels of concrete, stone, and copper, while trough and bucket sinks grace the new “modern farmhouse” look. In fact, Hou...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
Pre-Grand Opening Sneak Peek of Valencia del SolBE THE FIRST to discover Valencia del Sol, the most exciting new 55+ active adult living community located SE of Tampa, from the mid $200's. A gorgeous new home with luxury standard features, endless entertainment, action-packed activities and resort-style relaxation is waiting for you at Valencia del Sol. You are Invited: Please Call, Text or email to Reserve Your Spot!
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
 Tampa Bay Area Home Buyers and Their Earnest Money Safety Net  When a young Tampa Bay area home buyer first hears the term “earnest money deposit,” thewords alone pretty much explain the general concept. But I make sure to clarify the details before w e begin to put together our offer. The purpose of the earnest money deposit is to assure the seller that this is a buyer who is seriousabout completing the sale. If the seller does accept the offer, the earnest money is held in trust until it can be applied to the ultimate sale.  Since this deposit is a considerable sum, I make sure my buyer client fully understands the terms that control how it is handled—including three major happenstances by which earnest money might be forfeited. Each is avoidable if proper care is observed. 1.  If su...
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By Tiffany Accattato, Your #1 Tampa Bay Area Real Estate Broker
(Accattato & Company Real Estate)
What’s your home worth? In January, we see a significant increase in people searching for a new home. The value of your home may have changed significantly and if you are looking to sell your home in 2018, by planning this side of the New Year you can put yourself in the best possible position to benefit from the rise in buyers we see at the start of the year. To discuss your plan for 2018 and discover what your home is worth, simply click here to claim your free, no obligation market analysis.
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By Tiffany Accattato, Your #1 Tampa Bay Area Real Estate Broker
(Accattato & Company Real Estate)
For most people, giving to charity is simply a matter of goodwill and generosity. Give back to your community with Accattato & Company Real Estate. We are fortunate to give back on behalf of our clients. Buying? Selling? Renting? Relocating? 25% of our commission goes directly to the charity of our clients choice. We would love to help you with all of your real estate needs! Message or call us today to get started 813-285-0654
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
 Great News for Tampa Area Renters  Last week’s “Moneywatch” article on CBSNews.com was a surefire attention grabber. It promised to reveal a single “must do” tip for first-time homebuyers. The main point covered familiar ground but within the supporting information were some facts that could nudge some Tampa renters into becoming first-time homebuyers.Although the headlined “Don’t Buy a Home Without Doing This First” tip was good enough advice (“build your budget”), the details for how to accomplish that were hardly groundbreakers: Experts advise holding mortgage payments to a maximum of 28% of gross income.   Budget for more than just the mortgage amount: allow for upkeep and extras, remembering that “rent is the most you will pay, but the mortgage payment is the least.” Budget no mor...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
After All of the Excitement of the Christmas Holidays we all need to rest up. Even Santa needs some help finding the right place.  Merry Christmas and to All a Good Night.Search Tampa Homes For Sale
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
Beware of Fake Home AdsWith ever-rising rents, scammers are targeting desperate would-be renters through the popular classified ad website, Craigslist.There are many variations of the scam, but they all have the same goal: to separate unsuspecting people from their money. Here are a few of the most common:Credit report scam: The would-be tenant is asked to pay for a credit report, but the advertised property is bogus. It’s either not an available rental, or the scammer has no connection to the property. They make their money from the credit reports.Rent-to-own services: The scammer collects an “enrollment fee” and a monthly “service fee” to get lists of properties where the owners will rent with an option to buy. Aside from the fact that lease options (“rent-to-own”) deals seldom pan ou...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
Fed Raises Interest Rates For Second Time In 2017The Fed did what was widely expected, increased the federal funds rate by 0.25% to a range of 1% to 1.25%. As is the usually the case, the analysis is running wild from economists. The policy statement was more data than normal, the question of course is, is the Fed on track with reality? It is the Fed, so not many are willing to step out and argue with it, especially with the optimistic outlook presented. Currently, the Fed expects another increase this year, three next year and three more in 2019; be careful here, that may be the reality over time, but we don’t believe the Fed or any other analytic body can look out three years with any degree of confidence...more wishful thinking.Here are some key highlights of their announcement: Econ...
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By Jeff Miller REALTOR ® Tampa Bay, FL, 20 years experience Tampa Bay/Wesley Chapel
(Charles Rutenberg Realty )
3 bedroom 2 bath 1804 sq ft beautiful Tampa conservation home for sale. $249,9005943 Birchwood Drive Tampa FL  33625*******Welcome Home ******* Great pride of ownership shines through in this one owner home. Upgrades throughout. New (top of line Sherwin Williams) paint in and out.  Insulated high impact windows and sliding doors. High end laminate flooring. Granite counters and 42 inch solid wood cabinets in kitchen. All LED lighting. Soft close drawers and cabinets. Quartz countertops in baths. New 10 x 30 ft screened porch with Trex floor and insulated roof. Peaceful view of conservation. 5 yr old Carrier Infiniti HVAC system.  Garage has hurricane reinforced door and opener as well as extra space for workbench and storage. Aluminum fascia. Vinyl soffits.New 8x10 storage shed in backy...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
With Spring comes new trends and fresh real estate concepts. If you’re looking for an innovative addition to your existing home and living space – here’s your answer!Introducing ‘Shedquarters’!  This new real estate trend is now emerging and offers your outdoor space a new twist.  You’ve heard of the ever-popular ‘Man Cave’, maybe you’ve even created the ultimate lounge area in your own home, but now it’s time to clean out the lonely  forgotten shed in your backyard, or bring in a new shed and start from scratch!   Here we will imagine the endless possibilities that your own personal ‘Shedquarters’ could provide for you… and your family! We all need an escape from time to time; a distraction-free room to relax and rejuvenate. Design a She Shed to include all of your favorite hobbies & l...
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By Rick Fifer, Broker/Owner, Vintage Homes Realty
(Vintage Homes Realty)
Been a while since posting.  Nearly 18 months ago I struck out own my own after sitting for my Broker's License and aquiring an office in the heart of Seminole Heights.  The new office is on Nebraska Ave. just down the street from Ella's Folkart cafe (very popular neighborhood restaurant).  Started out with 2 agents in addition to myself.  As I move halfway through my 2nd year, I have an agent who has been here about 6 months and another semi-retired agent coming onboard.  Our focus is as our name says but like most brokerages we go where our clients need us to go.   
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
As spring flourishes around us, the real estate market blooms as well! Are you considering making a move this year? Now is the perfect time to prepare for this home selling season! Keeping in mind a few simple marketing tricks to make your home stand out from the competition!First and foremost, jump on the spring cleaning bandwagon! Sometimes the small details of cleaning the inside of closets and clearing away clutter are forgotten, but these particulars are noticeable to potential home buyers. As articulated by Michele Lerner of Realtor.com, “While everyone has clutter, buyers want to see a fantasy version of your house in which they can envision living”. You can do it!While cleaning, take notice that all of the small repairs that have fallen by the wayside have now become more appare...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
Welcome to Tampa, Florida! Home of the Buccaneers, the Lightning, the Rays and Florida’s powerhouse of business and economic development.Lifetime locals and newcomers alike, have been the beneficiaries of Tampa’s expansive business, entertainment and real estate advancements. Making the list yet again, Tampa ranks #8 on Forbes’ list of Fastest-Growing American Cities. A major player in Tampa’s growth over the past couple of years has been the ever-expanding Tampa International Airport. Not only has this project enhanced the Tampa traveler experience, but it has also created thousands of local jobs, contributing to Forbes’ 2.43% projected job growth for the Tampa Bay area in 2017. The construction of new terminals and shops combined with the employees to be hired for these new facilities...
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