Uncategorized Agent Spotlight: REALTOR® Daniel Louis REALTOR® Daniel Louis is deeply rooted in the Tampa community. Born and raised in Tampa, he was part of the first wave of babies born at the then-new St Joseph’s Women’s Hospital. This deep connection to the community has given him an expert inside look at Tampa’s most desirable locations.   “I have watched Tampa […]
Agents Agent Spotlight: REALTOR® Leah Williams REALTOR® Leah Williams is ready to turn your property dreams into reality! With a wealth of dynamic experience, a passion for helping others, and a dedication to excellence, Leah is your go-to resource for all your real estate needs in the Tampa Bay area.   Leah’s journey to becoming a real estate powerhouse is marked […]
Agents Agent Spotlight: REALTOR® Monika Liller REALTOR® Monika Liller brings a rich cultural background and diverse professional experience to the dynamic world of real estate. Born and raised in Warsaw, Poland, Monika’s formative years were shaped by the city’s vibrant streets and serene landscapes. Attracted by the promise of opportunity, she embarked on a new chapter in Tampa Bay, drawing strength […]
Agents Agent Spotlight: REALTOR® Sophia Love REALTOR® Sophia Love is more than just a real estate agent; she’s a born-and-bred Tampa native with a passion for her city and a knack for connecting with people from all walks of life. Born and raised in the heart of Tampa, Sophia attended Alonso High School and later pursued her education at St. Petersburg College. […]
Uncategorized Navigating Today’s Insurance Landscape in Florida: What You Need to Know In today’s ever-changing insurance landscape, it’s crucial for Floridians to stay informed about the latest trends and issues affecting their insurance needs. Beyond the conventional policies, this article delves into the contemporary challenges and opportunities that Floridians should be aware of when it comes to insurance. Climate Change and Homeowners Insurance: Florida’s susceptibility to hurricanes and rising sea levels due to climate change […]
Uncategorized Navigating Tax Season: Real Estate Insights for Homeowners   As the calendar turns towards February, many Floridians are not only preparing for the last gasps of winter but also for a less glamorous but equally significant event – tax season. Beyond the usual paperwork and crunching numbers, homeowners have a unique advantage during tax season that could significantly impact their financial landscape: real […]
Agents Agent Spotlight: REALTOR® Filip Cerovic Lights, camera, action! REALTOR® Filip Cerovic brings 14 years of media production experience to the real estate industry. Spanning six countries on three continents, Filip worked in film, television, and commercial productions. Now, Filip says, “I get to implement my communication, negotiation, and marketing skills to serve clients in one of the most important financial […]
Uncategorized What Is a Buydown? A buydown is a mortgage financing technique with which the buyer attempts to obtain a lower interest rate for at least the first few years of the mortgage or possibly its entire life. A 2-1 buydown, for example, is a specific type of mortgage buydown that allows homebuyers to save on their interest rate for […]
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Agents Agent Spotlight: REALTOR® Laura Fleming REALTOR® Laura Fleming is passionate about the dynamic field of real estate and its profound value to clients. “These are some of the largest transactions of people’s lives and they are complicated and nuanced,” she said. “They depend on laws and regulations which change over time. Facilitating smooth transactions brings so much value to people, […]
Uncategorized Transforming Your Back-to-School Routine: A Parent’s Guide to Success The return to school can bring significant changes to your daily schedule, especially when you have daughters. Striking the right balance between work, school, and extracurricular activities can be an ongoing challenge. However, with patience and a collaborative spirit, you and your children can navigate the school year together. To help you settle into the […]
Agents Agent Spotlight: Realtor® John Bay Meet Tampa Bay Realtor®, John Bay. Born in Kazakhstan, John brings his clients a unique blend of international perspective and local expertise. With a passion for helping people find their dream homes, John’s commitment to understanding his clients’ needs, and his keen eye for property potential, have earned him a reputation as a trusted advisor […]
Agents Agent Spotlight: Realtor® Elena Lakhina Realtor® Elena Lakhina brings a wealth of international experience to Tomlin St Cyr Real Estate. She was born and raised in Irkutsk, Russia. At 17, she moved to Moscow to attend university. Elena earned a bachelor’s degree in politics and a master’s in media and journalism. She spent a semester in Belgium during her master’s […]
Uncategorized Back to School: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? As summer begins to wind down and the warm days gradually give way to the crisp autumn air, there is a certain buzz in the atmosphere that can only mean one thing – it’s time to go back to school! Whether you’re a student, a parent, or a teacher, the back-to-school season brings a mixture […]
Agents Agent Spotlight: Realtor Jourdin Reece Realtor Jourdin Reece is a lifetime Tampa Bay resident. She attended Lutz Elementary, Buchanan Middle School, Steinbrenner High School, and the University of South Florida, where she was a D1 athlete as part of the All Girl cheerleading team. GO BULLS! She graduated from USF with a bachelor’s in political science and international government affairs. […]
Agents Agent Spotlight: Realtor Misael Galvao Realtor Misael Galvao was born in Parana, Brazil, and raised in Tampa, where he graduated high school from Gateway Christian Academy. In fact, Misael is a youth leader at Gateway Christian Church, where he helps kids and young adults with their personal, spiritual, and emotional lives.   Misael carries the same passion for fellowship into […]
Insurance What’s Going on With Florida Homeowners Insurance? We’ve Got the Latest Info The Florida homeowners insurance market remains challenging. Pineapple Insurance breaks it all down and what it means for you.   Recent Developments in Florida Homeowners Insurance Eight homeowners insurance companies were taken into receivership by the State of Florida – the most recent being United Property and Casualty in March of 2023. Farmers Insurance has […]
Agents Agent Spotlight: REALTOR® Stephanie Brown Born and raised in Lakeland, REALTOR® Stephanie Brown attended Florida Southern College. There, she earned a BA in mass communication and later attended Syracuse University, where she received her master’s degree in advertising.   Stephanie spent 27 years in advertising, media, and design. She has owned and managed several Airbnbs for years and is also the […]
In the News Tampa Bay Area Among Top Moving Destinations in 2023 A new list of top cities people are moving to this year includes two Tampa Bay cities. PODS Moving & Storage’s customer moving data shows that Florida still holds the No. 1 spot of any state for relocation.   Top Tampa Bay Area Spots Sarasota ranked No. 2, down from the top spot last year, while Tampa […]
Uncategorized Hurricane Season: Is your storm preparation truly enough? Brace yourselves! Joining forces in this crucial endeavor, the USDA Forest Service poses a vital question: Is your storm preparation truly enough?   While the conventional hurricane season spans from June 1 to November 30, it’s high time to formulate a comprehensive plan for those residing and working in hurricane-prone areas. Yet, even for those […]
Life in Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Hacks: Know What the Locals Know For those of you new to the area, or even those of you who have lived here most/all of your life, there are some great insider tips that locals are sharing on Reddit. Check out some of the Tampa Bay hacks below!   1. Pro Tip – Order Pub Subs online and avoid the long […]