For Immediate Release   Tampa, FL (June 23, 2020) – The pandemic has disrupted the very personal experience of buying and selling real estate and become the spark for real estate companies to pivot into virtual modes of operation. Ahead of the technological curve is Tampa Bay’s largest locally owned real estate brokerage firm, Smith & Associates Real Estate. The company quickly adapted and was already prepared to offer a highly-personalized approach through digital means. With online concierge services staffed by real estate professionals, increased virtual tour offerings, 360-degree views of listings, and an Offer Optimizer for online buying and selling, Smith’s navigational tools along with Virtual Open Houses have met the needs of buyers and sellers in…

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Real estate investing is a terrific way to build your overall assets and future cash flow. Smith & Associates Real Estate discusses the best real estate investments to consider for someone thinking of becoming a real estate investor.

Real estate is a smart investment because it typically has an excellent return potential. Real estate investing also allows you to diversify your portfolio to protect yourself from recessions and other adverse economic conditions like the coronavirus pandemic.

But how do I best invest in real estate?

The answer is there's no one right answer. Consider your situation and determine the best option for you. There are several ways to invest in real estate, and each one has different capital…

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1570 Alexander Road, Belleair, FL 33756

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For sale, the Victorian mansion named Shady Oaks is one of the oldest yet best-preserved examples of Victorian architecture in Florida and is still standing in pristine condition as it has for over a century. The historical marvel is steeped in history dating back to one of its owners, Morton Plant, son of the renowned Henry B. Plant, railroad magnate, and developer of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel. Perhaps the most enduring part of Plant’s legacy can be found in Clearwater, Florida. Plant is responsible for the creation of the Morton Plant Hospital, designated as one of Reuters’ Top 100 Hospitals in the United States.

Located at 1570 Alexander Road, Belleair, FL 33756, the 4 bedroom home is listed at…

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For homeowners in high-rise condo towers, private terraces and open-air balconies have always been coveted spaces to escape the frenetic pace of life and bask in the fresh air. They are an extension of the home’s interior, expanding the living space and infusing a home with a connection to the outdoors. Following the global pandemic, open-air terraces are emerging as one of the most meaningful rooms in a home as people re-evaluate how to find joy while spending more time at home.

The developers of Tampa Bay luxury condo towers are ahead of this trend and have been designing with a keen understanding of a home’s therapeutic value and the importance of activating outdoor private space. These new construction condos offer more expansive terraces and…

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After spending months sequestered in our homes, it may be apparent that your home’s interior is due for an update. One of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to refresh the feel of your space is through paint. A kitchen can be instantaneously brighter, a bedroom cozier, and a living space more modern with the right shade of paint. We went to area paint expert, Walker Tanner, owner of Tanner Paint Company, to find out what is the hottest palette of colors for homes in Tampa Bay.  

Get re-inspired to love the home you live in or get it move-in ready for someone else to enjoy by putting a weekend of sweat equity into your paint colors project! Tanner Paint is located at 4917 N Armenia Ave. Walker Tanner is the President and 4th generation…

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A tennis court can be a great addition to any home, especially million-dollar homes in Florida. If you like being active and healthy, a home tennis court can also enhance your property’s value for resale. In Florida, swimming pools in backyards are common, but there are fewer homes with tennis courts, so they’re a luxurious feature. This article will look at some of the things you need to consider when planning to install a tennis court on your property.

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Tennis Court Basics

First, when planning to build a tennis court on your property, you need to take care of some basics. This includes setting your budget, determining where to build, and researching the laws in your area. When creating your budget, don’t forget these items: in addition to…

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Buyers begin closing transactions and moving in. Only two unsold residences remain.


TAMPA, Fla. (May 27, 2020) – With brisk work over the last year, construction is complete on the 24-story Virage luxury condominium tower and initial buyers are starting to take possession of and move into their residences. Developers and partners of the project are celebrating the milestone as 69 of 71 total residences were pre-sold, representing more than $120 million in real estate overlooking Bayshore.  Closings began May 15 and will continue over the next few months.

“We are so proud of the construction team for staying the course in this challenging environment.  They have delivered an extraordinary tower on Bayshore Boulevard,” Jay Tallman,…

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