Oh...Hi Tampa Bay!

Real Estate Agent - Future Home Realty
These are my musings on real estate related topics and life in Hillsborough County, Florida. I've lived in Florida's Tampa Bay area for over 30 years. My goal is to network with my colleagues, help educate buyers and sellers, and NEVER STOP LEARNING! "The best investment on earth is earth." Louis J. Glickman
I found an interesting video today while reading the April 2009 issue of Better Homes and Gardens (and, yes, I will recycle the magazine!) In Hillsborough County, Florida, we are allowed to combine our paper, plastic and glass in one container for recycling pickup. I always wondered who (or what)...
WELCOME TO FAWN RIDGE! Fawn Ridge is an established, beautifully planned, deed-restricted community in Citrus Park, Florida, in northwest Hillsborough County. The entrance, with its gently curving drive and lush landscaping, is located off of Sheldon Road. The community is made up of approximatel...
Westchase is located approximately 12 miles northwest of Tampa.  It is divided into separate and distinct neighborhoods - all price ranges are represented and each neighborhood is simply lovely:    Abbotsford    Arlington Park     Bennington     Berkeley Square     Brentford     Bridges     Castl...
I was getting sick and tired of vaccuming and dusting every day.  We have two Beagles and, man oh man, do we have a dog hair problem.  I didn't know how bad the problem was until we replaced all of our carpeted areas with hardwood floors.  The flooring is just beautiful but when the A/C kicks on...
 Recently it's been taking longer and longer to dry a load of clothes in my electric dryer - which means I was spending more $$ for electricity than I needed or wanted to.   So I called a dryer vent cleaning service and, WOW, what a difference!  I used a service called DeLintz but there are lots ...
Planet Green was launched in June 2008 but I only recently discovered it through Verizon cable.  They have lots of informative shows and you can learn a lot about current green issues, new innovations, organic foods and cooking, and green homes and buildings. Check with your cable provider to se...
The NAR's core course for the Green Designation includes many ways to address a property's "green" potential - many of them are high cost items such as installing energy efficient windows, purchasing ENERGY STAR appliances, and having solar photovoltaic panels installed on the roof.   But there a...
As more and more people begin to think about and discuss "green" living, you will probably hear the term "walkability."  Wikipedia defines "walkability" as...  "The extent to which the built environment is friendly to the presence of people living, shopping, visiting, enjoying or spending time in...
Is Your Toilet Over 15 Years Old?  If so, you are wasting precious water and money.  The plumbing code changed in 1993 and specifies a maximum of 1.6 gallons per flush.  And Hillsborough County, Florida has an Ultra Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program going on right now that will pay you up to $270.00...

Peggy Edwards

REALTOR - Green Designation, e-PRO, Tampa Bay, FL
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