11.75 MILLION DOLLAR WATERFRONT HOME IS SOLD

An exquisite estate was listed at the end of October 2022 by Smith agent, Liz Heinkel and sold in 29 days. Located at 1523 Oceanview Drive, in the exclusive Tierra Verde Westshore Community of St. Petersburg, FL the estate has six bedrooms, each complete with private bathrooms and balconies overlooking the stunning Gulf of Mexico. 

Built by the nationally acclaimed Windstar Homes, the 9,463-square-foot home sits on an acre of well-conserved land, which is nearly impossible to find in the greater Tampa Bay area. The Tierra Verde community is one of the most exclusive in the area and home to Fort Desoto Park, which has award-winning beaches and miles of pedestrian and kayaking trails for adventurous outdoor…

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Smith & Associates Real Estate Announces Sale of A Snell Arcade Commercial Condominium

Patrick and Chris Calhoon, commercial brokers with Smith & Associates Real Estate, are pleased to announce the $1.8M sale of the Snell Arcade commercial condominium located at 405 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg. 

The Snell Arcade was sold by the not-for-profit organization Volunteers of America to Tricera Capital, a Miami-based firm with several other St. Petersburg downtown holdings. The firm states that purchasing this site is an investment for their firm to grow in the St. Petersburg area. 

The Calhoons were transaction brokers working with both buyer and seller of the deal. “We were excited to work with both parties and play a role in the growth of another…

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SMITH & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS IN PINELLAS COUNTY

Tampa Bay's largest independent real estate brokerage, Smith & Associates Real Estate, is celebrating twenty years in Pinellas County. The company expanded to Pinellas County in 2002 with the opening of the Beach Drive office. Once sleepy, Beach Drive has evolved into a bustling avenue with a variety of outdoor cafes, top-notch restaurants, luxury residential dwellings, and waterfront enjoyment.

Led by President and CEO Bob Glaser, the company has been interwoven in Pinellas's growth through the sales launch of premier developments, engaging in collaborative partnerships, relocation services and global affiliations, and its commitment to giving back to the community served.

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AQUA Rises on the Last Real Estate Site in the Westshore Yacht Club

The final real estate site within the gated Westshore Yacht Club community will be developed into three luxury residential towers. AQUA will face entirely west towards the bay and feature magnificent sunset water views with spacious layouts. 

The developer is Westshore Group LLC, led by industry veteran Eddie Avila with a 40-year track record. Avila began his career as VP of Cheezem Development, the company that developed over 700 units throughout St. Pete and Clearwater.  Just years later, the company shaped the Miami/Brickell condo landscape with landmark projects such as Brickell Key and South Pointe Towers. That latter which sparked the redevelopment of South Beach. Avila’s…

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Best Places to Buy a Beach House in Tampa Bay

The beaches. The weather. The amenities. Nothing says beach life like Tampa Bay. Along with being named one of the best places to live in the US (thank you Money magazine), the beaches of the Tampa area are among some of the finest in the country. So, if you're looking to buy that dream beach home, here are some of Tampa's most pristine beach spots.

 

St. Pete Beach

Set on a barrier island west of St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach is known for its beach life. With the 1928 Don CeSar Hotel looming over the shore, the beach town sets itself apart with the Gulf of Mexico's alluring turquoise water and soft white sand. Home to historical museums and nature preserves filled with seabirds and turtles, St.…

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Luxury Living In Florida: Best Places to Live

Long recognized as one of the best places to live in the country, the Tampa area is home to some of Florida's grandest luxury neighborhoods. If you want it, Tampa has it. Waterfront oases. The beach life and metropolitan living. Family-friendly. Arts. Culture. To help give you a peek at Tampa’s luxury offerings, here’s a snapshot of some of the area’s most sought-after luxury neighborhoods.

 

Bayshore Beautiful

With its perfect blend of urban/suburban living, Bayshore Beautiful is one of Tampa’s most appealing luxury areas. The neighborhood, built in the early 1920s, features an eclectic mix of  Spanish-style and airplane-style bungalows, Tudor, and traditional homes—many of which feature exteriors…

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