Saint Petersburg, FL Real Estate News

By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
St. Petersburg, Half-Off Weekdays at Museum of Fine Arts This is a great deal. Between July 1st and September 1st.  The Museum of Fine Arts is  located at 255 Beach Dr. N.E. in Saint Petersburg. When was the last time you went to a museum? Come on out and have some fun. Weekdays from 10 a.m. to Noon you only pay half for the admission for all ages. View the Museum's current exhibits or gaze at examples from its world-class collection, including Monet, Rodin, Cézanne, Gaugin, O'Keeffe, and others. Good from July 1 through September 1, excluding weekends. Regular Museum admission: $17 adults, $15 for 65 & up, $10 students 7 and older including college with ID. Under 7 free. For more information call 727-896-2667  St. Petersburg, Half-Off Weekdays at Museum of Fine Arts
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
St. Petersburg, First Annual Brewgrass Festival What are you doing on Saturday July 2nd? Beer, music, food and fun the Coliseum, 535 4th Ave. N. in downtown St. Petersburg starting at  5 p.m.  This will be a fun event. Come out and enjoy live music, craft brews and a special keg release at 8:15 p.m. The food is from LeRoy Selmon's. Bands that are entertaining include The Apple Butter Express, Ramblegrass,  Spacegrass featuring the Walker Brothers, Bobby Miller and the Virginia Dare Devils and more.  Free parking at the Coliseum. Tickets $17.76 and sold only at the Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave. N.E. St Petersburg. For more information call 727-892-5202  St. Petersburg, First Annual Brewgrass Festival
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
St. Petersburg, first Friday downtown. This is going to be a long weekend. This year our 4th of July weekend here in St Petersburg starts off with the monthly First Friday celebration in downtown St. Petersburg on Central Ave. between 2nd & 3rd St. at  5:30 to 10 p.m. Get downtown and get down with the fun. Great music from Al Chisholm and the On Que Players. After that you can go on exploring downtown by night. St. Petersburg, first Friday downtown.
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
St. Petersburg, landscaping rocks, stones and boulders. I am one of these people that has a hard time sitting still and that might be the reason why I constantly have a "project" going on. Right now it is to change the flower bed right at the entrance to the house.   Like every year I was going to put new Mulch on, already thinking "what a waste of time and money" because my house is surrounded by trees and shrubs and I always have a ton of leaves on the Mulch and you just can't get them off. The only way would be to use a blower but that also blows away the Mulch..... You see my dilemma?  Well I think I found a solution. I am going to put rocks and stones in my flower bed (big enough so they won't fly away when I blow the leaves off.  Did some research on the net and found this place c...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Every condo or townhome complex in our area has it's own name. Some of them sound very much alike but the properties can be on the other site of the county. To answer a question I often get  "Is this condo association somewhere on the Tampabay Barrier Islands?" I have put together a list of the condos in Tierra Verde, Isla del Sol, St Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Madeira beach, Redington, Indian Rocks and Indian Shores.  700 West Condo,  712 Beach Trail,  Aegean Hideaway,  Aloha Towers Condo,  Altavita,  Anglers Cove,  Arena De Madeira,   Bacopa Bay,  Bahia Del Mar,  Bahia Shores,  Bahia Mar, Treasure Island,   Bahia Vista,  Barefoot Beach Resort,  Bay Breeze, Bay Island , Bay Marina,  Bayshores Yacht and Tennis Club , Bayview Villas,  Bayside Oaks,  Bayway Isles,  Beach Club,  Beach Co...
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By Dick and Dixie Sells, Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale
(Sells Real Estate, LLC)
876 Addison Dr NE St Petersburg- Brighton Bay Home Sold and Closed The Sells Realty Team represented these buyers in the purchase of this beautiful Brighton Bay Home located off the Gandy Blvd. area of St Petersburg.  We wish this wonderful family enjoyment in their new home and thank them for allowing us to work with them in finding this home and working toward a smooth closing.   If you are looking at buying orselling in the Brighton Bay subdivision of St. Petersburg Florida, we definitely can help. Give us a call today! 727-815-7800 Direct
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By Annalisa Weller, CIPS, ABR, RSPS, GRI, GREEN,TRC,e-PRO
(Coastal Properties Group International-Christie's International Real Estate)
St Petersburg Municipal Pier & Marina St Petersburg is in the running for Yachting magazine’s Best Yachting Town! This is the first year for this contest and it has been narrowed down to 50 international semi-finalist cities. The magazine hopes to make this an annual competition. There are 6 towns in Florida included on the list: St Petersburg, Fort Lauderdale, Islamorada, Key West, Punta Gorda and Stuart. It is interesting to me that the areas that I have lived over the years are all on the list. Maryland, where I grew up has 2 towns, Annapolis & Oxford. I lived in the Virgin Islands for a while & New Sound, Virgin Gorda made the list. Then I lived in California for 20 years & of course, several towns in California are the list: Monterey, San Francisco, Tiburon, San Diego, Newport Bea...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Short Sale in St Petersburg Overview Maps Photos $250,000 Single Family Home Main Features 3 Bedrooms2 BathroomsInterior: 1798 sqft Location 519 27 Ave NSt Petersburg, FL 33704USA To get updates on open home dates and other property events, please click the "Like" button below: Anne Hensel South Beaches Real Estate Professionals(727) 410-7777annesouthbeaches@gmail.comhttp://www.SouthBeaches.info Listed by: annesouthbeaches@gmail.com Our recent listings Short Sale in St PetersburgWaterfront Townhome for Sale in St Pete Beach including a boat slipGreat, remodeled single family home for sale in South PasadenaA lot of house for under $100,000 for sale in South PasadenaCondo for sale in Seminole at Oakhurst Garden Subscribe to our listing feed Nearby properties for sale
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
  The Gift Box opened last week in downtown St Pete and this Gift Box bag has become the latest fashion accessory on Beach Drive. Not only has it appeared in our office, our homes, and on passersby - my latest spotting was in the lobby of the historic Vinoy Hotel. Shop for gifts and shop for yourself. The Gift Box is part of the retail component of 400 Beach Drive NE (the shop is actually around the corner on 4th Avenue North) and is owned by Linda Albrecht (Image Creations of Florida) and Judy Bailey (Brandi’s Interiors). They promise a continuous change of items on display so stroll through whenever you’re downtown. Ever forget an important occasion? Linda and Judy will be happy to remind you when these are coming up, either by phone or email. They may have gift suggestions as well s...
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
Happy Birthday, Salvador Dali!  You'd be 107 today. For any of you sharing Dali's May 11th birthday, you can have free admission today to the Salvador Dali Museum in downtown St Petersburg. The first 100 people in the door get a free gift. Family memberships are 10% off today. Cafe Gala has special treats. And for you creative ones, there's a giant birthday mural for kids and their families to complete.  11:00 am - noon  and 3:00 - 4:00 pm there's Pin the Mustache on Dali. Tarot Reading and Palm Reading. 11:00 am - 3:30 pm  -  Donate blood and get a free T-shirt and keychain. p.s.  The recent heavy rains revealed 29 pinhole leaks in the new building, all in the glass Enigma. They're only pinholes, caused by inadequate sealing.  No worries in the art area, this was over the gift shop and...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
No Money Down Rural Housing USDA Loans in South Saint Pete Florida are back and fully funded. The new sub-prime loans of today are the government backed or sponsored loans. The FHA Loan is one we are all familiar with but how many of you know about the USDA Rural Housing Loan.  Here's how it works 100% financing on homes located in certain geographical area's with borrower's who are in certain income ranges. That's it! Use this link to see if the property qualifies by falling into one of the designated geographical area's http://eligibility.sc.egov.usda.gov/eligibility/welcomeAction.do Remember when income qualifying to use the income of the ENTIRE family. Seller can pay up to 6% of buyers closing cost The 3.5% Guarantee Fee is included (Financed) in with the loan amount 100% of borrow...
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
  Meet Dale Chihuly here in St Petersburg tomorrow, Sunday, May 7, 2011. Chihuly will be visiting the Morean Arts Center's Chihuly Collection at 400 Beach Drive NE in downtown St Petersburg. He'll be signing his new catalogues (maximum one signing per purchase per person) from 1 to 2 pm. Over 100,000 visitors have been through the Chihuly Collection since its opening last July.   And while you're downtown, just around the corner visit The Gift Box, which just opened this week at 400 Beach Drive NE. It's a delightful place to shop for gifts, with a constantly changing display of attractive gifts. Most of the website links aren't active yet, so stroll through and find just the right gift, whether you play to give it away of keep it as a gift to yourself.   If you want to live in downtown...
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By Jim Poole, Zero Down, USDA Purchase Loans, FHA 203(K) Rehab & VA Streamline Loans
Government Home Loans FHA/VA/USDA in Saint Petersburg Florida are still being used in most purchase transactions. I specialize in FHA, USDA, VA Loan products. When it comes to less out of pocket expense at a rate that is competitive with other lenders such as the conventional types more people are choosing to go with the Govies; which are aka FHA, VA and USDA Loans.  However lenders are not always willing to adopt into practice the new programs being passed down by HUD. Lets just say it would appear that this particular program isn't being accepted with open arm's on main street so far. HUD recently launched a program aimed at helping people who are current on their mortgage loans; refinance to the lower prevailing rates being offered through FHA and VA Approved Lenders even if they ar...
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By Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS
(Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International)
Mainsail Arts Festival 2011 is this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. It's April 16 and 17 at Vinoy Park in downtown St Petersburg. Wandering through this juried art show in a waterfront park in downtown St Pete is a great way to spend the weekend. $50,000 in prizes attracts a variety of great artists in various media. The poster that I've photographed here was designed by Jim Holehouse of Winter Garden, Florida. You can buy the poster or a t-shirt with the poster on it at the show this weekend. Usually about 100,000 people visit the Mainsail Arts Festival. A wide variety of art for sale lets you buy for yourself or for a gift. Or just stroll around and see it you can guess who will be the grand prize winner. This is the 36th annual Mainsail Arts Festival. You'll be able to see perfor...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
We finally got approval from the bank on a Short Sale deal here in St. Petersburg. Everybody is very happy, we worked very hard on it and now the ball is in the buyer's court. He needs to make a deposit, needs to make the application for his mortgage, schedule the inspections etc. Nothing is happing. The buyer's agent does not seem to understand that NOW time is of the essence. The buyer waited so long for this deal and now he could lose it just because his agent doesn't understand Short Sales. I am a single agent for the seller and in the seller's best interest we might have to terminate the contract today and put the house back on the market. It will go fast since the price is incredibly low and we can advertise it as an approved Short Sale. Wonder what the first buyer will say when t...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Saturday Morning in Downtown St. Petersburg9 am to 2 pmAl Lang Stadium parking lot / 1st Ave. S and 1st St.Open October 2, 2010 through May 28, 2011 I you have not gone to the Saturday morning market in St. Pete this season, you should put it in your calendar. Time is running out and it is getting hot in Florida. I just love the Saturday morning market. Great place to buy fruits, veggies, eggs, breads etc. and have some fun. Make a day out of it, go to the market, listen to some music, have breakfast, talk a stroll along the beautiful St. Pete waterfront,  have lunch at one of the fabulous restaurants on Beach drive, visit the pier or a museum, catch a movie at Baywalk, have dinner somewhere downtown St. Pete and if you feel like it have an after dinner drink at one of the downtown bars...
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By Annalisa Weller, CIPS, ABR, RSPS, GRI, GREEN,TRC,e-PRO
(Coastal Properties Group International-Christie's International Real Estate)
St Pete Celebrates the Rays It's no April Fool's day joke!!  The Tampa Bay Rays season home opening game at Tropicana Field against the Baltimore Orioles is sold out. It's the sixth consecutive season the Rays have sold out the home opener. All fans will receive a season schedule magnet. David Price will be starting pitcher for the Rays against the Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie.  David Price, last season's AL Cy Young Award runner-up , will become the 13th pitcher in league history to make starts on opening day, in an All-Star game and during the postseason by the age of 25. (Atlanta's Tom Glavine was the last to do it & that was 20 years ago.) Despite having one of the lowest payrolls in the major leagues, the Rays have won 2 of the last 3 divisonal titles. detail of ball & bat on Tr...
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Suncoast Academy of Dance and Music in St. Petersburg My girlfriend had found a great deal on Belly dancing classes and asked me if I wanted to go. Sounded like fun and today was our first class. Absolutely loved it.   Totally different than I thought it would be, great fun workout. If I survive the next 5 classes I might even go to Tab dancing (always wanted to try that) Classes are held at the suncoast dance academy in St. Petersburg on Central Ave. The prices are very reasonable and it is a lot of fun.  Suncoast Academy of Dance and Music in St. Petersburg
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By Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island
(South Beaches Real Estate Professionals)
Festival of Speed, this weekend in St. Petersburg. Great event downtown St. Pete. You do not want to miss it. Weather is supposed to be perfect ! Bugattis, Lamborginis, Vettes you name it, all on display ! Rare, exotic, fast and antique cars.. Don't  forget to check out the yachts too down at the Vinoy Yacht Basin. The Festival of Speed in St. Petersburg is fun for everybody. Check out their website   http://www.festivalsofspeed.com/  
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By Annalisa Weller, CIPS, ABR, RSPS, GRI, GREEN,TRC,e-PRO
(Coastal Properties Group International-Christie's International Real Estate)
  Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg 3-27-2011 16 It was absolutely amazing to attend the events surrounding the Honda Grand Prix of St Petersburg this past weekend. On Thursday, my business meeting downtown with clients just happened to end shortly before the night parade began. I thought that I might as well stay since most of the streets were blocked off for the parade & getting home would be a bit of hassle. The parade was followed by food, music, various vendors & fireworks. All of this was held throughout downtown along the waterfront parks. What a great way for the city to begin the festivities. At the last minute, I was given 2 tickets to the races on Saturday so for the first time, I entered the sacred grounds. I usually peer through the fence or watch from the top (28th floor) ...
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