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SMITH & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE CELEBRATES SELL-OUT SUCCESS OF SALTAIRE IN ST. PETERSBURG

St. Petersburg, FL (January 2, 2024) 

Smith & Associates Real Estate is thrilled to announce the official sell-out of Saltaire, a luxurious condominium residence in the heart of St. Petersburg. The last remaining unit, a stunning penthouse, closed, marking the completion of all transactions for this highly sought-after development.

Saltaire, a beacon of contemporary elegance, has become synonymous with sophisticated urban living, offering residents a unique blend of modern design, panoramic views, and unparalleled amenities. The four penthouses, the crown jewels of Saltaire, all closed within the span of this week, solidifying the project's resounding…

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Smith & Associates Real Estate Elevates Luxury Real Estate Experience with Major Office Upgrade

Tampa, Fla. (October 3, 2023) - Smith & Associates Real Estate, the renowned leader in luxury real estate in Tampa, is excited to announce a significant upgrade to their office space in South Tampa. This investment aims to enhance the experience for their agents and provide clients with state-of-the-art meeting facilities while integrating cutting-edge technology for presentations and day-to-day operations.

Smith & Associates has been an integral part of Tampa's real estate landscape for over fifty years, consistently setting the standard for excellence in luxury property transactions. The decision to invest significantly in upgrading their office space…

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Historic Straub Home Hits the Market for $1.895 Million

The 1920’s Home is Located in St. Petersburg's Old NorthEast Neighborhood

St. Petersburg, Fla., (October 3, 2023) – A piece of St. Petersburg's rich history, the iconic Straub Home, a Mediterranean-style gem built in 1920, is for sale. This historic residence, located at 143 13th Avenue N, in the coveted Old Northeast neighborhood, is steeped in local history and offers an exceptional opportunity to own a piece of the city's past..

Listed by Cynthia Serra and Dan Casper of Smith & Associates Real Estate, the 3,198 square-foot home was built by William (W.L) Straub. Straub served as the editor of the St. Petersburg Times, now known as the Tampa Bay Times, for 38 years and was a prominent…

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Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation Accepting Applications for Grants

The Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation is now accepting applications from qualified non-profits to receive their 2023 grant awards. Smith and Associates' community giving program is designed to build strong partnerships with non-profit organizations, civic organizations, and other local organizations striving to make a difference. The non-profits should focus on the three identified pillars of need: Housing, Community Vibrancy, and Positive Education/Mental Well-Being. For each element, funding priority is given to at-risk, vulnerable, and special-needs populations.

To apply for a grant from the Smith & Associates Real Estate Foundation, the organization must:

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Largest Davis Islands Waterfront Property in Decades Hits the Market

Tampa’s luxury housing market is stepping into 2023 in a robust fashion as the largest waterfront residence on Davis Islands hits the market today with a listing price of 23.9 million dollars. In a real estate market that Forbes magazine ranks as the #1 destination city in Florida, the value for a piece of Tampa’s paradise continues to rise along with the allure that Tampa Bay now offers.

Mary Beth Byrd, Leslie Minder, and Dina Sierra Smith with Smith & Associates Real Estate are co-listing the home at 42 Ladoga. With 464 feet of waterfront footage, the significant property represents the most water frontage on Davis Islands to come to market in decades. “With the influx of…

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New Event Space Opens in the Heart of St. Petersburg Ahead of Florida's Busy Party Season

Savant on Second is a 100-year-old property that took ten years to painstakingly renovate into a premier event space able to host the most memorable and intimate private parties. With a spacious interior and outdoor terrace, caterers and event planners will find the 5,500-square-foot venue customizable to any theme and able to welcome up to 250 guests. The interior has unique features such as 20-foot-high ceilings with skylights hand painted by the internationally acclaimed artist Ya La’ford and original octagon tiles, which have been diligently restored. The outdoor terrace can accommodate an open-air bar set-up, cocktail tables, a live band, and a dance floor.

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Sales Launch for "AQUA at Westshore Yacht Club"

Smith & Associates Real Estate has launched sales for AQUA at Westshore Yacht Club, Tower 1. Located within the gated community of Westshore Yacht Club, Tower 1 faces entirely west towards the bay for sunset water views and features just 77 condominium residences, each with private elevators, spacious layouts, and flow-thru floor plans. The tower's resort-style amenities include a rooftop infinity edge pool, golf simulator, pickleball, private owners lounge, spa, steam rooms, fitness center, screening room, children's playroom, private dining room for catered events, residents sports bar and billiard area, guest suites, 3rd-floor pool, valet parking, and co-work space business center. There are also a…

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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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