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!

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!

‘Chance’ is walking again thanks to Veterinary Surgical Specialists

When we adopt a pet, we adopt a lifetime of joy and love our furry friends provide. This year Hedstrom & Stamm Home Solution’s,Toni Hedstrom had some challenging times with her Westie named ‘Chance’ who was in declining health. It was many months before she found a specialist who diagnosed Chance right away. The veterinary specialist was Dr. Leslie Thomas with Veterinarian Surgical Specialists In Tampa.

Home Staging

       Extra or Essential?   It wasn’t too long ago that home staging was considered an extra but in today’s market we believe it is a essential part of selling your home, fast and for a higher value. There can be many challenges when selling your home but you need to gain that extra […]

Citizens offers settlements on 600 sinkhole claims

#170411437 / gettyimages.com TAMPA – July 30, 2014 – Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has offered to settle sinkhole claims involving about 600 Tampa-area policyholders, the state-backed insurer announced Tuesday. The settlement offers for clients of the Marshall Thomas Burnett P.L. law firm are intended to end litigation if policyholders agree to repairs on their homes […]

Loan servicers use different operating styles

#140889681 / gettyimages.com   An analysis of three of the fastest growing mortgage servicers finds that the firms have different priorities that garner different results. In its distressed servicing business, Walter Investment Management Corp. places the focus on early resolution using its collector single-point-of-contact model. Tampa, Fla.-based Walter Investment handles its residential loan servicing through […]

New Site Plan Submitted For Tampa Outlet Mall At Cypress Creek

During the past months, there have been periodic talks about future development at the long-vacant Cypress Creek Town Center Development of Regional Impact (DRI) on the north and south sides of S.R. 56, just west of I-75. However, an updated site plan has been submitted to Pasco County and the development of the long-awaited outlet […]

Kindergarten Teacher Has 50,000 More Reasons to Love Her Real Estate Agent

Susan and her husband, Ken, were renting a home in Tampa while searching for a home to buy. Their trusted Keller Williams agent, Gail Sardegna of the New Tampa market center, encouraged them to download her new KW mobile app and enter the “Closer to Home” sweepstakes. Susan immediately started using the app (“I love […]

Home Prices in Florida are On the Rise

Here is some great news for those in the market to sell their homes in Florida.  According to an article found at Fox Tampa Bay, home prices have risen at average of 11.5% in 2013.  This is best yearly performance for the national housing market since 2005.  Areas in this article mentioned Tampa, St. Petersburg, […]