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Real Estate Agent - Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International
Information on Real Estate, Properties, Traditions, Neighborhoods, Market Activity and other items of interest in the Tampa Bay area (St Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Bradenton) and the Gulf Beaches, Florida.
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This week My wonderful new Fujitsu Scansnap S1500 scanner arrived, and I love it even more than the ones that preceeded it. For $450 you can save more time than you ever thought by not having to walk to the office scanner. This is so fast and convenient you'll want one right on your desk, and the...
05/07/2009
At the end of April 2009 there were 44 condos listed for rent in the MLS, ranging from $750/month for a 1 bedroom condo at The Beacon to $4,800/month for a 3 bedroom luxury condo at Parkshore Plaza. During April 14 condos were leased, giving a 3.4 month supply of rental condos in downtown St Pete...
05/03/2009
Tampa International Airport has been computer friendly for years, offering free wireless internet access. Southwest Airlines improved on the balancing act of using your laptop with their "computer bars" where you could recharge and share a narrow flat surface. What a pleasant surprise when we arr...
04/27/2009
We met this week with homeowners who called us saying that they were tired of trying to sell their house on their own, and would we please come list it. We met them, and they have a lovely, updated, comfortable waterfront home. We talked about what has been selling in the neighborhood and they sa...
04/25/2009
The Renaissance Vinoy Hotel is a jewel in downtown St Petersburg. This luxury hotel was built in the Roaring 20s and has been restored to its original Mediterranean charm and style. Guests of course enjoy all the amenities, and so do members of the Vinoy Club. Some of the members come up to the o...
04/25/2009
One of our buyers called me recently, concerned about the chain-linked motel near the house she had under contract. I explained to her that the residents in Broadwater had worked long and hard to GET the motel closed! The Broadwater neighborhood worked closely with the police to monitor activity,...
04/25/2009
This is a typical morning at Kahwa. From just this small section of Kahwa you can see that it's a morning ritual for young and old, for casual and professional. Here you can see Kahwa customers enjoying their morning beverage while reading the paper, using their computer, or taking something to g...
04/25/2009
New York Bagel 'n Bread Shop in south St Petersburg, Florida, is a treat for bagels and lox, espresso and cappuccino, freshly baked bread to take home, or a lunch of sandwishes, wraps and salads. New York Bagel 'n Bread opens at 6:30 am on weekdays and 7:00 am on weekends. Len Cucinotta has owned...
04/25/2009
400 Beach         a luxury condominium in downtown St Petersburg Florida has been the hottest buzz lately in St Pete as its developer, Opus South, has filed for bankruptcy. Opus still owns 18 condos here in 400 Beach, and still own 146 out of 156 condos at Water's Edge in downtown Clearwater.    ...
04/24/2009
Defective drywall in Florida homes is something I wrote about two months ago. Primarily from 2004-2006 some defective drywall from China was used in building homes, and has destroyed some electrical systems, some plumbing, some air conditioning systems - and can be a HUGE problem to correct. Natu...
04/24/2009
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