July 18, 2019

The Sage Condos Video Tour

July 18, 2019

Flori-de-Leon Video Tour

 

 

To see which units are for sale at Flori-de-Leon
head over to
https://www.dtspcondos.com/flori-de-leon/

 

May 2, 2019

Beautiful Art with Awesome People

You Need to Visit the "Alyssa Marie Gallery"

                         

Not only do you get the chance to see and purchase some great art, but Alyssa and Braden have to be two of the nicest people you could meet! Depending on the day, you may be lucky enough to catch Alyssa in action painting on at one of the multiple canvases she has going at any given time.

Alyssa Marie Gallery is owned and operated by local in-house artist, Alyssa Marie and her fiance Braden Everly. With the intention of finding a small studio space, Alyssa ended up finding the perfect location and the gallery opened its doors in October of 2018. Alyssa specializes in nautical-themed oil paintings. From sharks to ships and egrets to pelicans, Alyssa loves creating pieces that express the love she has for St Pete.

        

If you like to dabble with art yourself they have two classes teaching a glass mosaic project coming up on May 9th and May 16th. There are still spots available if you want to sign up. You can do that here: Mosaic Class with Alyssa Marie

They also have events like the Fashionable Fundraiser for Birds in Helping Hands which featured clothes and jewelry shopping (and mimosas!) benefiting a local wild bird rescue organization.
  

Braden and Alyssa also share their space for other events when they are able. With the portable displays they can adjust space to fit your needs, so try it out for your next networking or customer appreciation event.

Stop by and visit, you'll be glad you did!
You can find the gallery at the corner of Beach Dr and 3rd Avenue North

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For more information please visit alyssamariegallery.com

300 Beach Dr. NE Ste. 125  ~ Saint Petersburg, FL 33701  ~  303.619.6670

Posted in Art, Downtown St Pete
May 2, 2019

New Construction - Saltaire

Saltaire Rendering

Reserve Your Condo at SALTAIRE on May 9th!

If you are considering reserving a unit at the new 35 story building going up at 3rd St and 1st Avenue S, your time is almost here! At least the time to reserve it is...
The building is slated for completion in 2022 so you will need some patience but the payoff could be nice. Investors who purchased at ONE ended up walking away with 6 figure profits. While nothing is ever guaranteed, there is no reason not to expect similar results here.

If you have any interest at all call now to get the details so you don't miss out: 
727-642-9633

LATEST INFO

"The tower will be around 35 stories with a typical floor having seven residences per floor ranging in size from approx. 1600 SF to approx. 2700 SF in 2 and 3 bedroom plans.  There will be four Penthouse series residences averaging 6000 SF offering a 4 bedroom layout.  There will also be 2 bedroom "loft style" residences (approx. 2000 SF) on the lower floors facing toward the bay.  The resort style pool, fitness, and club room will be positioned on level 7 and will have direct views east toward the bay.  Each residence will have two private parking spaces and the building will have 24/7 valet.

The general timeframe will have reservations beginning in 2nd quarter of this year.  Expect those reservations to be converted to contract in 3rd quarter 2019 with ground breaking beginning in the 4th quarter of 2019.  Projected completion 2022."

 

 

April 30, 2019

New Building Coming Soon! The Mirror

New Construction Building Coming Soon!

Please note that all information is subject to change as this is still in the early stages

 

The Mirror is going to be a mixed use 5 story building with office space and businesses on the first and second floors

There will be 5 condo units on each of the top 3 floors, for a total of only 15 units.

Sizes will range from 998sf to 1276sf

No major amenities, this means low HOA fees!

Click here to see the listings at The Mirror

Prices will be in the $300's and $400's making these probably the most affordable new construction condos in DTSP!

CONTACT US TO GET NOTIFIED WHEN RESERVATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED

July 5, 2018

What Buyers and Sellers Should Know About "As Is" Contracts

Do you know what an “as is” contract actually indicates? Today I will explain the truth about this arrangement.

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Despite the name, an “as is” contract does not truly mean you are purchasing a home as is. If this was the case, the 12-page contract would simply be a one-page bill of sale. 

In fact, you will notice that “as is” is written at the top of the contract in quotation marks. This would be the equivalent of me saying my friend Dave is a “smart guy.” 

With that said, an “as is” contract indicates that the home will be sold as is, subject to inspections. The inspection allows buyers to walk away and cancel the contract if issues are found. Or, if they would rather not cancel the contract, they can also renegotiate. So, ultimately, an “as is” contract is not a “take it or leave it” contract.

"An 'as is' contract is not a 'take it or leave it' contract."

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Posted in Buyers
June 12, 2018

Starter and Trade-Up Homes Are in High Demand

Current market conditions are favorable for certain buyers and sellers. Here are the latest details.

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The real estate market remains red-hot. In fact, Zillow estimates that homes sold more quickly in 2017 than ever before. And 2018 seems on pace to beat 2017. However, one segment of the real estate market seems to be lagging.

I’m talking about luxury homes.

Prices in the top 5% of the real estate market increased just 5.1% in 2017, almost 2% lower than the rest of the market. What's going on?

Affordability does not seem to be an issue: more Americans can afford a top-level home than ever before. Instead, it might come down to two other factors.

"Demand and supply are more evenly matched at the top of the market."

First, uncertainty surrounding the new tax bill could be affecting luxury homes more strongly, and this might be the reason why some potential buyers are choosing to sit and wait until the details of the tax plan become more clear. Second, there is simply a greater supply of luxury homes compared to other types of homes.

In other words, demand and supply are more evenly matched at the top of the market, while in other segments, demand far outstrips supply.

If you've been thinking about trading up to a luxury home, now might be the perfect time to do so. The red-hot demand for starter and trade-up homes means you could sell your home for top dollar and at record speed. The limited price growth and greater inventory at the luxury end mean you could have your pick, and find a special, unique, and customized home that perfectly suits your preferences. 

If you have any questions about the current Tampa Bay real estate market, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Posted in Market Update
April 11, 2018

Renovations to Do Before You Sell Your Home

Which kinds of renovations should you do before selling your home? Here are a few easy suggestions.

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Today, I want to take a minute to talk to you about the renovations you should do before you put your home on the market.

The typical line of thought is that kitchens and bathrooms are the best way to go. However, Remodeling Magazine recently released a report in which they broke down the return after doing an improvement on a home and putting it on the market one year later. 

The numbers weren’t pretty; surprisingly, nothing really made a profit. Even with kitchens and bathrooms, the return is in the 90-percentile range. You’re not getting a full return for the money you spent. On some projects, you’re only getting 50% back.

"Before you go and spend a lot of money on remodeling, focus on the things that are easy, quick and can get you a high return."

Before you go and spend a lot of money on remodeling focus on the the things that are easy, quick and can get you a high return. This includes:

  • Painting. A fresh coat of paint does wonders for the value of your home.
  • Professional cleaning for the interior and exterior of the home.
  • Minor repairs. Fixing things like broken switches and outlets and/or replacing ugly ones with newer and brighter ones will boost your home’s value.

You can read the full details of the report here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be glad to help you with your real estate goals.

Posted in Selling
Feb. 21, 2018

Renting Vs. Buying: The Age-Old Debate

Making the decision to buy or rent a home may seem complicated, but one option is clearly better than the other.

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Today I want to quickly touch on the topic of renting versus buying. As you know, our housing market has been seeing a steady increase in pricing. However, did you know that rent is increasing at an even faster rate? 

Rent is never going to go down in a given year, but you can lock in a mortgage payment at a specific rate by buying a home. 

"If you think you can’t afford a home, you’re probably wrong."

If you think that you can’t afford to buy a home because you don’t have enough for a down payment, you might be surprised at the programs that are out there for homebuyers. Some allow you to buy a home with as little as 3% or 1% down. 

If you think you can’t afford to buy a home, you’re probably wrong. However, there’s only one way to find out. If you have any questions for me or want to get in touch with a lender who can tell you exactly what you can afford, give me a call or send me an email today. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Posted in Buyers
Feb. 8, 2018

A Look at Our Current Market Conditions

Don’t hesitate to enter the market if you have real estate plans for 2018. The time to make your move is now.

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What’s going on in the real estate market? Well, like our Florida weather, our current market is very sunny. 

Prices are steadily rising, as are the number of homes going under contract. So far in the year, everything is going great. 

If you’re sitting on the fence, waiting to make your move on the market, you aren’t doing yourself any favors. Whether you’re buying or selling, the time to take advantage of the market is now. 

"Like our Florida weather, our current market is very sunny."

 

If you wait too long, you’ll miss out on the opportunities we’re seeing today. Prices may begin to drop, which will lead to appraisal issues. 

So, if you have real estate plans for 2018, let’s get started now. My team and I would love to help you out.

If you have any other questions or would like more information, feel free to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

Posted in Market Update