Broker-Associate, Angela D. Grannan, searched months for the perfect space for Dr. Litano's new dental office, but in this market there were not a lot of options that fit exactly what he was looking for in an office.

"I want to see nature" was one of Dr. Litano's Number 1 needs. Currently operating out of a mere 800 SF "space" on the west side of St. Pete, Natural Smiles of Tampa Bay was more than Bursting at the Seams and in dire need of a larger space.

Dr. Litano is an avid outdoors enthusiast and loves to admire and enjoy all that our beautiful planet has to offer. His current office does not have any windows for him or his clients to be able to enjoy the beauty of the paradise we live in. 'So, we made that a top priority in viewing…

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Diversity. History. Culture. Healthcare. Transportation. Employment opportunities. And don't forget the weather. Ask locals why Tampa is the best place to live and work, and those are just a handful of the answers you'll get. 

With a cost of living 5% lower than the national average, the reasons to call Tampa home are seemingly endless. So, if you are looking to find a home or condo in the Tampa area, it's best to know where to look. 

Here are a handful of the Tampa area's best neighborhoods for planting your roots:

 

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Palma Ceia

Located in Hillsborough County, Palma Ceia is a favorite among families and young professionals. Its sparse suburban feel is defined by a myriad of restaurants, coffee shops…

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Article posted by Creative Loafing  The home of Ultra Music Label's Cade is now on the market in South Tampa.

Located at 2807 W Parkland Blvd., in the Parkland Estates neighborhood, the home was built in 1948 and is owned by Daniel and Tia Larson, parents of pop musician Cade (stylized "CADE") and his DJ brother D.A. Larson.

The 7,906-square-foot home comes with five bedrooms and six bathrooms, as well as a pool, an outdoor kitchen, and, of course, a professional-grade recording studio.

The 25-year-old Cade  is currently signed to the electronic label Ultra Music, which is also home to acts like DEADMAU5, Lil Jon, Calvin Harris and others. Besides opening on the main stage at last year's Gasparilla…

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 At $22.5 million, the 21,796-square-foot, seven-bedroom, eight full and eight half-bath, air conditioned six-car garage Davis Islands’ home that sold last year was the highest price ever landed for a home in the Tampa area.


The buyers, who along with getting the distinction of owning former New York Yankee great Derek Jeter’s old home, also landed a clubroom with a full-service bar, a wine cellar, movie theater, gym, in-law suite, au-pair wing, a full-home generator, and more.

And that was just on the inside, The outside of the home includes 9,000 square feet of covered porches and balconies, a heated spa, an 80-foot saltwater lap pool and 354 feet of open bay.


 
While the Davis Islands home clearly fits into the definition of a mansion, not all…

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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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