Saint Petersburg, FL Real Estate News

By Estelia Mesimer - REALTOR®
(ReMax Metro)
Picture this.  Sitting in your backyard, drinking your morning cup of coffee and being greeted by the sight of beautifully colored, chirping birds and fluttering, delicate butterflies.  Imagine always having a fabulously healthy and happy looking yard, despite watering bans and dry conditions.  And, think how good you will feel knowing the positive and far-reaching impact your eco-friendly garden has on the community.  Landscapes, just like people, can assume a personality. It all depends on how they are put together and planned.  Enjoy the natural beauty of this Certified Florida-Friendly Gold Level Garden, Artfully created and tended to by an ecology-minded nature lover.  This natural landscape raises the awareness of the need to conserve water, Preserve natural resources and reduce w...
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By Estelia Mesimer - REALTOR®
(ReMax Metro)
Get your FREE Home Value Report today! If you’ve already decided to put your home up for sale, it’s fairly important to make sure that you get top dollar for your property. Much like that job promotion or your kids’ college degrees, you want to protect your investments so you can reap the benefits from your hard-earned money. The home is the biggest investment for you and your family. In order to protect that investment, you want to make sure that you get more than what you paid for when it comes to selling your property.Tips for selling your waterfront home in St. Petersburg: 1. Learn the real estate market. Know how it moves, what makes house prices go up or down in your area, when the best time to sell is, and more. 2. Price your home right. A big mistake that sellers make is pricing...
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
Ovation, built by JMC Communities in 2009, has set several records for condo sales in downtown St Petersburg this year.  These include: Highest sale price at $6,900,000. Highest average sale price at $4,416,667 Highest sale price per square foot at $875/sq ft There are currently two condos active on the market, each with 3,660 sq ft. One is priced at $2,475,000 and the other at $2,994,000.For more information on any of these, contact The Simms Team.
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By VICTORIA LEGROW P.A., Call me now and start packing!!
(Remax Champions)
Golfing enthusiasts take note! This exquisitely remodeled condo for sale in St Petersburg FL is conveniently located in the Vista Verde East subdivision which is located on the island of Isla De Sol, Tampa Bay’s famous 18-hole championship golf course community.   Step inside the two-bedroom ground floor condo and be amazed by the wonderfully done interior. The entire place is freshly painted, the bathrooms are completely redone, and it has a gorgeous view of a sprawling golf course as its backyard. If you don’t plan on living here for an entire year, you can easily turn this into a vacation rental and get an extra source of passive income. This gorgeous REALTOR® owned property is on sale for the reduced price of $241,000! Call me, Victoria Legrow, at (813) 679-7437 to schedule a viewi...
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By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(The Deb Ward Team - Keller Williams Realty)
7230 Parkside Villas Drive #N, Saint Petersburg, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 843 SQUARE FEET Great opportunity to buy an affordable home! The unit is tucked in the back of the community and is only steps away from the sparkling community pool. This bright villa is a blank canvas! With a clean coat of paint and some minor TLC, this will make a perfect starter or retirement home. The kitchen has a long breakfast bar/pass-through to the dining area. The bright and spacious living-dining room combination features vaulted ceilings with a slider leading to screened porch and storage room with a small grassy area beyond. Both bedrooms have laminate flooring and this unit has an inside la...
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By VICTORIA LEGROW P.A., Call me now and start packing!!
(Remax Champions)
Don’t miss out! Exquisitely remodeled condo just for you! If you’ve ever dreamt of owning a fabulous condo that’s conveniently located in a golf course community, then this is your chance. This condominium for sale in St Petersburg features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and an upgraded kitchen with a separate dining area.Built in 1988, this condo offers 1,075 square feet of living space in the Vista Verde East subdivision. Ideally located on the Isla Del Sol championship golf course, this condo is a perfect investment property. If you won’t be living there for a year, it’s an amazing vacation rental in a desirable community.Step inside and you’ll instantly fall in love with the move-in ready ground floor condo. The entire place is freshly-painted in a neutral color that will complement any d...
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By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(The Deb Ward Team - Keller Williams Realty)
3714 48th Avenue N, Saint Petersburg, FL Get Directions Click Here Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure Our Reviews $ Click for current price 2 BEDROOMS | 639 SQUARE FEET What a rare find! Don't delay as this one will sell fast! This perfect, quaint cottage complete with detached garage and workshop, and bonus screen room is nestled on a very private deep lot, The home features newer quality double pane windows throughout, newer shingle roof, vinyl siding and original wood floors safely preserved under carpeting. The inviting sunroom offers an extra area for either an office or sittng area. The generously sized bedrooms are just off the cozy living room which feature original wood doors and great closet space. The eat-in kitchen is the heart of the house and boasts ta...
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By Robert Earl -The Earl of St Pete, The Earl of St. Pete
(St Pete LUXE Living Group)
We Are putting Together our CHOICE LIST and we need your help. We are looking for the 10 Best Places to Eat in St. Pete on a Budget. (This can also include St. Pete Beach and the Surrounding Areas.) We know that there are a number of great places out there and we would like your input so that we can put together a list and reference.Sure there are some great places to eat Downtown that are perfect to impress your out of town visitors or your best clients… But if you are like most people, you are also on the look out for places to eat on a budget. Here is our initial list of Cheap Eats in St. Pete to eat on a budget.1. Bodega – Cuban, Latin American, Cafes Downtown St. Petersburg 1120 Central Ave – Saint Petersburg, FL 33705 – Phone number (727) 623-09422. Coney Island Grill – Sandwiches...
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By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(The Deb Ward Team - Keller Williams Realty)
126 17th Avenue SE, Saint Petersburg, FL Get Directions Click Here Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure My Reviews $ Click for current price 3 BEDROOMS | 1884 SQUARE FEET CALL listing agent, Deborah Ward & Associates, 727-216-9247 with all questions and showing requests. This charming 1930's bungalow is overflowing with character while also enjoying recent improvements including newer roof, A/C, remodeled kitchen, rewiring and tankless water heater! The attractive two-story house is located in the Old Southeast neighborhood, and features an impressive covered porch entrance and a vintage style carport, along with a sunroom overlooking the Florida friendly natural landscaped front yard. The detached 2-car garage is tucked behind the carport in the rear o...
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By Deborah Ward, The Irish Realtor
(The Deb Ward Team - Keller Williams Realty)
6131 51st Street South, St Petersburg, FL Property Video Description Photos Maps & Local Schools Print Brochure $ Click for current price3 BEDROOMS | 4 (2 full, 2 half ) BATHROOMS | 2578 SQUARE FEET Follow This Home! St Petersburg Homes For Sale Search All Homes For Sale Homes Close to Where You Work What is Your Home Worth? Presented By: Deborah Ward & Associates Keller Williams Realty 727-216-9247 Licensed In: Florida   Schedule a Showing/Request Info Property Description  Desirable Bayway Isles value-priced waterfront home. This impressive ranch-style house sits deep on the large lot and offers plenty of off-street parking on the stylish paver driveway. The manicured landscaping and sweeping driveway add to the curb appeal of this 2500+ square feet pool home. The stained-glass doubl...
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By Diana Sames, Passionately Selling Fla Beach living since 2001
(RE/MAX Preferred)
           Condos for sale in Bacopa Bay are perfect for someone looking for luxury waterfront living! Located in Bay Way Isles overlooking Boca Ciega Bay, Its walkways meander through a tropicaly landscaped property with the quiet ponds, serine fountains and a private white sandy beach. Bacopa Bay condos features 2 Olympic size pools and spas, lighted tennis courts, and well-equipped fitness gym, Bacopa Bay condos provides all the amenities of a 5 start resort.                                                          To see my listing and condos for sale like it please check out bacopabay.info      Unit 104 is located in the summerland building on the 1st floor above the parking garage, Only one floor seperates you from your vehicle and freedom of the outdoors. Unit 104 has specacular ...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Lanna Thai & Sushi Restaurant in St Petersburg Florida on Park Street is not only a breathtakingly beautiful restaurant but it has fantastic food! The service was great, the staff friendly and accommodating. We stopped by for lunch and had not only soup and salad but egg rolls as well before the main course. There was so much food that there are leftovers for several days. Each and every dish was perfectly prepared and absolutely marvelous.I would recommend Lanna Thai & Sushi Restaurant in St Petersburg Florida to anyone who enjoys a delicious Thai meal! You won't be disappointed.
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By Maria Kadau, Tampa Bay Realtor
(Coastal Properties Group Intl/Christie's International)
In 2012 I had the privilege of representing the sellers of the first LEED GOLD Certified residence in Florida. It was a truly fascinating experience. I learned so much about sustainable living, recyled products, and energy-efficient appliances and standards. And of course , I was given the opportunity to employ specific marketing techniques built to attract those buyers who would appreciate this unique home. Here  is the history: built on the site of a n existing 744-square foot home, rather then demolishing the old home and discarding its waste, the new owners  in 2008 converted it into a two-car garage for the new home. The house was completely deconstructed, and much of the remnants were recycled. The new home was built on pilings above the original home. Cool, huh?The open kitchen f...
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By Maria Kadau, Tampa Bay Realtor
(Coastal Properties Group Intl/Christie's International)
Pinellas county, we knew it was just a matter of time. Those of us in the St. Petersburg-Clearwater area may have received a notice in our mailbox already. The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is changing flood insurance rates as of April 1, 2015 that are allowable under a law passed last year - the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) that changed some details of the Biggert-Waters Act. Both HFIAA and Biggert-Waters are complex documents, and it's difficult to know how much a specific homeowner's flood insurance policy could change.This is an awareness issue for Tampa Bay, particularly for Pinellas County peninsula, where so many of our home and business owners live on or near the water. It's best to be informed, and then get active. You should know how this affec...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
St Petersburg Florida's Farmer's Market is moving on Saturday, March 21, 2015 to Central Avenue between 1st and 3rd Street for that ONE Saturday. The reason for the move is the St Petersburg Grand Prix on March 28th.  The Farmer's Market will be closed on March 28th due to the Grand Prix and then return to the former location on April 4th near the South Yacht Basin. All of these changes are so the City of St Petersburg Florida can host the St Petersburg Grand Prix.
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FHA provides different home financing options that helps make home ownership easier for Florida home buyers. Even with limited credit, down payment and resources, the FHA program offers great flexibility in 2015.  Everyone knows that real estate around Tampa and St. Petersburg is quit expensive,  and many buyers have trouble saving the 10% + down payment required by most conventional loans.  The FHA program is widely used throughout Hillsborough and Pinellas County in 2015. With financing up to 97.5%, homeownership is suddenly obtainable  for many Florida homebuyers.    In addition to reduced down payments of only 3.5%,  FHA just reduced the FHA monthly mortgage insurance (PMI) costs in Jan 2015.  Florida buyers can now qualify for more or enjoy reduced payments on a mortgage for the sa...
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By Maria Kadau, Tampa Bay Realtor
(Coastal Properties Group Intl/Christie's International)
At this juncture, you may find yourself wondering...is there really any way that there are MORE improvements on the docket for the St. Petersburg area? There are SO many in the works as it is, how could there possibly be room for more?? Well prepare to be amazed because just 400 steps from Beach Drive, there is another new project that goes by the name of Quattro Beach Drive. This compilation of four elegant townhome residences is being developed by J Square and is cleverly situated in the charming Historic Old Northeast neighborhood, just walking distance to the stellar Downtown St.Pete area. Enjoy a morning espresso at your favorite coffee joint, or dine at one of Beach Drive's many upscale cafes or restaurants, all the while completely avoiding the inevitable congestion that comes wi...
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By Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor
(Charles Rutenberg Realty)
Jamming at the Saturday Farmer's Market in downtown St Petersburg Florida - what better way to spend a morning? Nobody does the Farmer's Market better than the City of St Petersburg! So many great multicultural foods to try, great music, room to dance if you so desire, farm fresh produce, unique breads, cheeses, honey, soaps, sauces, candy, scarves and other wearable items - and the list goes on! It was a cold morning, we are expecting a 'high' of around 64 degrees and for our area, this is a really cold day! That is why everybody is wearing a jacket or pullover in the photo - we just aren't used to too many cold days down here! If you have never been to the Saturday Farmer's Market in downtown St Petersburg Florida, you really need to check it out! From 9 am to 2 pm on Saturdays, take ...
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By Maria Kadau, Tampa Bay Realtor
(Coastal Properties Group Intl/Christie's International)
Let me start off by saying Happy New Year to anyone who reads this post! I hope you had a fun and safe new year's celebration with friends and family and that you are looking forward to all the opportunities 2015 has to offer. And speaking of opportunities, here's another great one popping up once again in downtown St. Petersburg, the city that just can't stop growing and improving. 2014 brought a handful of exciting announcements for the development of St. Pete's downtown, and for the time being it looks like there are no signs of stopping going into the new year. It almost seems like everywhere you turn, there's a new project on the horizon or already underway just every few months and on every major corner of the city. But you don't see us complaining, especially since all this const...
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By Maria Kadau, Tampa Bay Realtor
(Coastal Properties Group Intl/Christie's International)
Have you been thinking lately about selling your Tampa Bay home but are hesitant to do anything about it before the spring? Believe it or not, your concerns are not uncommon. Lots of folks assume that the real estate market in the St. Pete-Clearwater area slows down in winter due largely to the holidays and all the hustle and bustle that comes with entering a new year. But you might be surprised to learn that in reality, the housing market is teaming with life this time of year! Real estate professionals like myself are busy prepping listings and buyers to jump into the market for 2015!  Redfin studied a multitude of variables year over year, like number of listings nationwide, sales prices, and time-on-market data starting in 2010 through October 2014. The results of the study revealed...
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