Hurricane season is time for personal disaster plan

Experts have been predicting an above normal Hurricane season in 2017.  Are you ready?  There have already been several named storms and there are bound to be many more.  In Florida, and in particular, the Tampa Bay area, it is important to put a personal disaster plan together. Be ready when there is a weather emergency declared.  Here are some tips that will help you with the Hurricane Planning.

2017 Hurricane Season is upon us, with above-normal season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting an above-normal 2017 Hurricane Season with five to nine hurricanes (minimum 74 mph winds), of which two to four will be Category 3 or stronger (minimum 111 mph winds). The forecast calls for a total of 11 to 17 tropical systems (minimum 39 mph winds).

Top 4 Reasons to use a realtor when buying new construction

As you look for the perfect home for you and your family, consider using a realtor to help guide you through the process of building your dream home. There are many reasons why it can be a benefit for YOU!!! Some research from realtor.com shows us why you should seek out help.

6 Things to do for a smooth selling experience!

When you finally decide to sell your home, there are several things that will help your home sell more quickly and many of them are very easy to do.

Just what is a home appraisal and why do we need one?

Starting with the dictionary, an Appraisal means:
an act of assessing something or someone, an expert estimate of the value of something.
synonyms: assessment, evaluation, estimation, judgment, rating, gauging, sizing up, summing-up, consideration
synonyms: valuation, estimate, estimation, quotation, pricing; survey

Appraiser Independence Critical to Veterans’ Home Loans, Appraisal Institute Tells Congress

Press Release: The nation’s largest professional association of real estate appraisers Turesday, April 4th urged Congress to protect the independence of real estate appraisers in the federal program that provides housing loans to military veterans. The Appraisal Institute testified at a Congressional subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill.

First Crystal Lagoon Community being built in Wesley Chapel, Florida

A Crystal Lagoon, the first one in the United States, is coming to Epperson. It’s an enormous 8 acre, 16 million gallon swimming pool that will stretch the length of five football fields. It will be 200 feet wide and up to 8 feet deep with a series of “arms” stretching out. Each “arm” of the lagoon off the center will be about 1/4 mile long!

How much do you know about Port Tampa’s impressive history?

Port Tampa is a neighborhood in the southwestern most portion within the city limits of Tampa, Florida, on the western end of the Interbay Peninsula. Within this neighborhood is Picnic Island Park as well as several public schools including Westshore Elementary, Monroe Middle School, and Robinson High School. It is conveniently located near Macdill Air Force Base, and popular with veterans and families stationed at Macdill. It is also close to downtown Tampa and Davis Islands, where Tampa General Hospital is located.

Tis the season for manatee viewing in Apollo Beach

If you haven’t seen a Florida manatee closeup, this is a wonderful opportunity to do so. They are such gentle creatures and a reminder of the beauty of Florida in Apollo Beach!

Is a healthy lifestyle in your future? Great Tips for new gym Memberships

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Many Floridians want to kick off healthier habits in the new year with memberships to health studios. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today provided tips to educate consumers on what to look for when signing a new membership.
“January is an extremely popular time for consumers to join gyms, and I encourage Floridians to do their homework to ensure they get the most out of their memberships,” said Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam.