A meticulously restored historical home in Seminole Heights just set a neighborhood record. Built in 1900, 5111 and 5109 N. Central Avenue combined sold at full asking price of $819,000.

Listing agent, Sterling Remer of Smith & Associates Real Estate, says every inch of the home has been updated with the utmost attention to detail. “The care the owners took to meticulously restore the home to its full glory is evident, with a nod to modernization but also a remembrance of tradition,” added Remer.

This estate has been completely updated to accommodate the needs of today’s lifestyle while retaining the elegant charm for which this area is beloved. To maintain their authenticity and beauty, the original wood floors were restored with pieces of flooring…

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Brisk Demand From Project Start Fueled Successful Sales

Virage Bayshore, a 24-story luxury high-rise tower with a prime South Tampa location on iconic Bayshore Boulevard, announced today that all seventy-one residences have been sold. The condo tower broke ground in the Fall of 2017 and immediately set sales records in the Tampa Bay region for pre-construction buyer demand. Within the first year of coming to the market, 70% of the condos were reserved.

“The Virage brought a new level of luxury to Tampa Bay that buyers were excited about from the moment the project was unveiled. With the perfect mix of luxurious amenities, spacious interiors, and urban living, it is no surprise that sales were so successful," says Sandi Kerr-Lewis, Realtor, Smith &…

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Rare Opportunity to Buy Unique, Trophy Homes in Ideal Locations

In a hot luxury market often straddled with low inventory, Tampa Bay brokerage firm, Smith & Associates Real Estate, announces four penthouse listings for sale on both sides of the Bay.

Sold-out pre-construction, Bliss Condos has its premier listing back on the market. The two-story penthouse is the epitome of luxury. It offers the ultimate privacy with no shared walls; this boutique condo tower with 18 floors and only 29 homes overlooks Beach Drive and the newly constructed Pier in Downtown St. Pete.

The extraordinary two-story penthouse has an open floor plan that offers spectacular panoramic waterfront and city views of Downtown St. Petersburg from the oversized floor to ceiling…

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If you want people to understand you, let them see the world from your window!

That saying really says it all. If you’re buying or building a luxury home, you want to have windows that are in sync with the rest of the house and that allow your guests to see the world from them.

To do this, select stylish, high-end window materials with energy efficient features. This means the best in aesthetics, function, and durability.

Let’s look at the most desirable types and the best materials for the windows in your luxury home.

What are the Best Materials to Use for Luxury Windows?

Many luxury homes have a contemporary design. To make certain that your windows accentuate and don’t diminish from your home’s décor, think about using one of these…

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Good news!

Zillow recently reported that a surge of luxury homes came on the U.S. market in June 2020. This halted a trend that saw them decrease the farthest and fastest when the coronavirus pandemic started earlier this year. New listings of the most expensive homes slowed drastically in April and May, dropping by about 50% compared to 2019. However, the uptick in recent days is attributed to sellers with luxury homes having more flexibility in their decision to list and buyer demand has continued to be strong across the U.S.

Home values are holding steady, and homes are being sold more quickly than last year. In June, sellers of luxury homes—usually about twice the price of the median home in large metro areas—came back into the market. New…

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Boasting sunny weather and award-winning gulf coast beaches, the Tampa Bay/Clearwater area has been one of Florida's largest and best housing markets. The area enjoys a growing population, low unemployment, and strong family neighborhoods.  Florida has seen a steady migration of baby boomers who plan to retire away from the high-tax states. This is driving luxury home sales around Florida and here in Clearwater. Florida’s luxury market is doing well, one real estate expert said. A real “breakout” market has been Pinellas County on the Gulf Coast, which includes Clearwater. The city has an amenity-rich beach locale and a great opportunity for growth in the near future. The average luxury sale price in Pinellas County rose an astounding 17% in July…

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