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St. Petersburg vs Sarasota, FL

Sarasota vs St. Pete real estateWe wrote this on our Sarasota real estate blog a few weeks ago and thought it was good enough to post here. 

Since opening our doors nearly six years ago , we've worked with thousands of clients from all walks of life interested in calling the Gulf Coast their home. The Sarasota area notably draws a lot of attention with its stunning beaches and active lifestyle but more times than not our agents work with clients curious about the St Pete area and want to know the difference between the two cities separated by the Skyway Bridge. With the success of our older blog post, Sarasota vs. Naples...

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Communities to Generate Rental Income in St Pete

The white sandy beaches and beautiful turquoise waters continuously draw visitors to the Florida Gulf Coast year after year and St. Pete definitely offers plenty for tourists and residents alike. Whether it's to enjoy a day midst all the activity in downtown or to soak up some sun at the beach, St Pete is not only a great place to live, it's a great city to invest in. Earlier this year Forbes Magazine labeled St. Pete as one of their Top Places to Invest in Housing in 2017 and rentals of all kinds are in demand. Here are a few communities in St. Pete we think are worth knowing about it you've been considering an investment property in the area.

Gulf Strand Resort - St. Pete Beach

A terrific...

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2017 Pinellas County Real Estate Market Statistics


  June 2017      Change from May 2017
Average single family home sales price      $328,000 Up 4.8%
Average condominium sales price $249,000 Up 5.1%
List to Sale Price Difference 97% Up 1%
Average Days on Market 53 Down 1
Properties For Sale 5,089 Down .5%
Pending Properties 2,325 Up 4.2%
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New Listing: 1119 W Cypress St.

1119 W Cypress Street - Tampa

Listed by: Julie Lane  |  List Price: $330,000

Adorable, modernized (without loosing its original charm) bungalow in North Hyde Park. Located in demanding Plant school district with new construction projects happening all around. Built up on a hill tucked away from the street with alley access and a fresh oversized paver parking pad in the back. This sweet home has beautifully restored original hardwood floors, crown molding, new windows and doors. Larger bedrooms, lots of closets, with a brand new kitchen and bath. Central heat and air installed...

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Can You Make Money Buying Pre-Construction Downtown Condos?

Don't wait to buy real estate, buy real estate and wait.

                                                                                                T. Harv Eker

Many people try to make money playing the pre-construction game. This is where you get in early on downtown condo project, neighborhood or other new build in hopes of making money by the time the property is completed. You see this more often in new downtown condo towers because they typically take about two years to build. 


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Downtown St. Pete Sales Up Big in May

The chart below shows downtown St. Pete real estate statistics from March 2016 to May 2017.

Take a look at how much the inventory of homes and condos for sale in downtown dropped in the month of May. Compared to April, the number of properties for sale in zip code 33701 dropped 18% and is about 13% lower than May of 2016. 

Sold properties were up 7% when compared to April 2017 and a whopping 87.5% higher than the same month a year ago. The Pended (under contract) properties increased 36% from April 2017 and is 47.8% higher than May of 2016. 

The Average Sold Price per Square Footage was up 3.9% compared to the previous month and down 1.5% compared to last year. The Median Sold Price increased by 5.6% from last month. The Average Sold Price also increased by 12.4% from last month. Based on the 6 month trend, the Average Sold Price trend is "Neutral" and the Median Sold Price trend is "Neutral".

The Average Days on Market...

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Just Sold - 13681 Heritage Drive

13681 Heritage Drive, Seminole FL

Sold By: Julie Lane  |  List and Sold Price: $499,900

SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL CRAFTSMAN-STYLE HOME IN THE DESIRABLE GATED TRADITIONS NEIGHBORHOOD! Just minutes from the beaches, this home has it all! Built in 2003 by David Weekly Homes, the main level features neutral wood-grain tile throughout, giving this home that clean 'coastal chic' feel from the moment you walk through the door. The open concept kitchen has solid wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, natural gas cook top, & quartz counters....

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We Joined Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate

St. Pete Luxury Real EstateIn an effort to serve our luxury clients better and our agents who service them we are proud to announce our affiliation with Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate.

For more than 30 years, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate has represented the world’s top high-end real estate professionals and established a reputation for providing our members with the best possible marketing tools and solutions.

Known in the industry since 1986 as the Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate network, a global collection of the finest luxury real estate brokers in the world, this group of more than 130,000 professionals with properties in more than 70 countries, collectively sells in excess of $190 billion of real estate annually. Members are selected by Chairman/Publisher John Brian...

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St. Pete Makes Forbes Top Places to Invest in Housing List

If you've been searching high and low for a city where it makes sense to invest in real estate, look no further than the St. Pete/ Tampa Bay area. In a recent publication by Forbes Magazine, St. Pete/ Tampa ranked number 7 on their list of "Where To Invest In Housing In 2017". With the help from North Carolina based company, Local Market Monitor, Forbes analized over 300 housing markets across the country pin-pointing 20 cities where populations, jobs and home prices were on the rise. 

Florida dominated the list by snagging four spots total, three of which were in the top 5. Texas claimed 3 spots (including the number 1 spot), North Carolina and California each took 2 spots while other cities on the list stretched from coast to coast and places in between. 

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New Listing - 2918 W Wallace Ave

2918 W Wallace Ave - Tampa

Listing Agent: Julie Lane  |  List Price: $395,000

Complete + fully remodeled! You will not find another home like this in Ballast Point. The house has been completely remodeled by the professional and reputable Pebblestone Builders. When you pull up to the house you will notice the newly painted and landscaped exterior and brand new front porch with solar lighting. Entering through the beautiful new french doors you will be greeted with all new paint and flooring throughout the entire living area. You'll be amazed by the brand new kitchen featuring all new cabinets, appliances and island with granite...

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