As a top city to live in for the diversity of home choices and cultures, weather and a good economy, Tampa has become the go-to place to move or upgrade your housing in the pandemic. Tampa luxury real estate trends show a very competitive buying market, with sales and median prices increasing year over year. The latest data from the Florida Realtors Association notes that both single family and condo sales have been up year over year as well. 

Luxury homebuyers are on the lookout for top features including statement pools, spacious patios with breathtaking views, outdoor courts for sports, and spaces for entertaining outside such as outdoor bars and kitchens. Inside, spacious garages and walk-in closets, thoughtfully appointed interiors that combine…

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It’s the holiday season and there is much to be grateful for! With Thanksgiving day just around the corner, you will be THANKFUL for these kitchens as you prepare your holiday meals. Here are 15 homes for sale with the best kitchens for preparing your Thanksgiving dinner:


3408 W El Prado Boulevard

3408 W El Prado Boulevard | Tampa

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5129 W Neptune Way | Tampa

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175 2nd Street S #P-17 | St. Petersburg

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1115 Bayshore Boulevard | Tampa

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15501 Lake Magdalene Boulevard | Tampa

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The Fourth Street Office Will be Adorned with Iconic Vintage-Style Art Piece 

Smith & Associates Real Estate, a longtime supporter of Tampa Bay’s art scene, has commissioned local artist, Derek Donnelly, to complete another aspiring outdoor mural to adorn their Fourth Street office in downtown St. Petersburg. Donnelly is one of the most popular and celebrated artists in St. Petersburg. His work can be seen throughout town and has become synonymous with promoting the local, unique flavor of the area. With work underway, the artist says the technique he is using has never been done before in St. Petersburg.

“I am ecstatic to be doing this project. This mural will have a vintage feel with a nod to the unique culture of St. Pete,” says Donnelly. Adding,…

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Nick Churton of Smith & Associates Real Estate’s London office celebrates the lifting of travel restrictions by the USA and how these new freedoms may impact the international property market.

After months and months of pandemic lockout, on 8th November 2021, the USA slid back the bolt on their vast door and opened it to European travelers once again.

Family members, New York shoppers, business people, sun-seekers, sightseers and skiers can, once again, hop across the Atlantic. But they are not the only people released to travel.

Homebuyers have also slipped the leash. The global pandemic has prompted significant changes in the real estate world. Once committed city dwellers have surged to the countryside in pursuit of space and health. Also, the…

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Stephen Gay Group awarded “Best Sales & Marketing Campaign for a Luxury Property” on the Jeter Home Sale 

Smith & Associates Real Estate is pleased to announce their first-ever 2021 Inman Golden I Club Award. The award is the highest honor in luxury real estate and is awarded to the country’s top luxury agents and brokers. Often awarded to brokerages located in top tier cities, like Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York City, Smith is the only brokerage firm in Tampa Bay ever to be recognized for the prestigious award. 

The Stephen Gay Group earned the honor of “Best Sales & Marketing Campaign for a Luxury Property 2021.” Stephen Gay represented Derek and Hannah Jeter in selling their waterfront estate on Davis Islands. The home set a record for…

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The Customized Home Raises the Bar for Penthouse Living 

The crown jewel of The Sanctuary at Alexandra Place has been sold. The top two stories of the boutique luxury tower were completely customized to create a spacious, three-story penthouse with private roof-top terrace pool that is currently the largest condo in Tampa. The penthouse is 7,366 square feet and combines the building’s 17th and 18th floors, to form a single-family home that includes two floors of living space, an elegant interior stairway and a private rooftop terrace on the third level. The Sanctuary’s penthouse sale set a new condominium price record for the City of Tampa.

“With a private rooftop pool and three floors of spacious living, this home was completely customized to…

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Liz Heinkel Joins Tampa Bay’s Top Luxury Brokerage Firm

Smith & Associates Real Estate is excited to welcome Liz Heinkel to its team of distinguished sales associates. Heinkel is an award-winning real estate agent who topped over $112 million in sales over the last eight years in the industry. Heinkel is highly regarded for her market savvy and concierge approach to customer service. In 2020, she had a banner year and sold over $30 million in real estate.

“I attribute the success I’ve had in real estate to my customer-centric approach. I am always striving to exceed client expectations and anticipate and meet their needs. I draw on my years of experience in real estate, interior design, and new construction, as well as my extensive knowledge of…

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Tracey Strube Joins Tampa Bay’s Top Luxury Brokerage Firm 

Smith & Associates Real Estate welcomes Tracey Strube to its executive team as Vice President of Real Estate, the responsible broker of record at Smith & Associate’s 4th street office, Treasure Island office and Beach Drive location. Strube brings leadership, integrity and passion as well as 21 years of real estate experience to Smith.

“Smith’s reputation in the community precedes itself and I am happy to join such a well regarded organization,” says Strube. 

Additionally, Strube holds a list of certifications and trainings, including CRS, CNHS and CDPE. Strube got her real estate license in 2000 and impressively closed 50 transactions in her first ten months on the job. Since joining the…

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The Tampa Bay real estate market is attracting attention as one of the top regions in the country for relocation and investing. In 2020, Tampa attracted 47,000 new residents, making it the 4th largest metropolitan area for new residents. To meet the demand, Tampa Bay real estate developers are moving swiftly on construction at their luxury condominium sites with much-anticipated projects hitting major milestones. These new construction developments offer opportunities to live and invest in the condo towers that will be transforming the region’s skyline.


The Residences at The Tampa EDITION Bedroom at night with city views


The Residences at The Tampa EDITION

The Residences at The Tampa EDITION includes 38 5-star branded homes in the heart of Water Street Tampa which will be completed at the end of the year with…

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What are the top luxury real estate interior design trends for 2021?

Elevating our homes through sumptuous interior design brings new life and vitality to your favorite spaces. The focus in 2021 is about indulging all the senses with pops of color, textures, items, and areas that spark joy and awe. Combining a curated look with your individual and unique touches lifts an interior’s mood and gives your space more timeless appeal.

Luxury real estate interior design trends emphasize artistic elements throughout the home. Think sculptural furniture, statement lighting, and art and murals that invite your gaze. Design your space with a nod to your favorite vacations and hotels with the comforts and refinements you appreciate the most, especially in the…

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