Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 30 2016

St. Petersburg’s Vinoy to get even more luxurious

ST. PETERSBURG — The Vinoy, the grand hotel whose rebirth more than two decades ago sparked a resurgence in the city’s downtown, is about to get even grander. Its owners are promising a redevelopment to rival the one that preceded the 1992 reopening of the long shuttered and neglected facility. “It’s a whole new level …

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Apr 30 2016

Home equity surges by more than $1 trillion

WASHINGTON – March 28, 2016 – Did you get your share of the estimated $1.2 trillion in equity growth that American homeowners reaped in the past 12 months? Do you have at least a rough idea of how much equity you’ve got? Is it a big deal to you financially? Questions like these are especially …

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Apr 23 2016

Keep Your Kids Happy and Yourself Sane During a Remodel

Living through a renovation with kids at home can be done. Here’s how — from families that have survived it.   Your 3-year-old hasn’t slept through the night in two weeks. And you’ve just gotten a second note from your daughter’s first-grade teacher about disruptive behavior and missed homework. You’re so frazzled you forgot to …

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Apr 20 2016

How to NOT be one of those homeowners who go over budget.

‘Home renovations on a budget’ isn’t an oxymoron. It can be done. Here’s how. When Kelly Whalen demolished her built-in bookshelves as part of a living room DIY, she found it gave the room some much-needed space. Unfortunately, she also found a hidden subfloor made from asbestos(!) tiles. She hadn’t budgeted for a new subfloor …

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Apr 13 2016

See Treasure Island’s newest resort, overlooking the Gulf

Property in Pinellas County that’s been vacant for some time now boasts the Treasure Island Beach Resort, a new hotel with 77 all-suite rooms overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The art deco designed property has gulf-facing suites with private, glass-railed balconies that overlook the pool and deck. One- and two-bedroom suites feature a living room …

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Apr 13 2016

4 Ways to Avoid DIY Mistakes

  New backsplash? You’ve done it. Upgrading a faucet? No problem. You’re a DIY master. But what about that electrical issue? Or fixing a leaky roof? Even though you (and your BFF, YouTube) have pulled off many DIY projects, you know there are projects you’ve no business trying on your own. But what about those …

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Apr 09 2016

Home Remodeling: 6 Improvements to Increase Home Value

Not all home improvements are created equal. These will reward you the most when it comes time to sell.   Dreaming of stainless this and marble that, with a dash of hip color? Sloooow down. See what your wallet has to say first. Some projects will protect your dollars more than others, especially if you’re …

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Apr 06 2016

34-story tower near Straz Center to break ground in coming months

A residential tower in the works for years could break ground in the coming months, its developer said Tuesday. The tower, named Arts and Entertainments Residences and adjacent to the Straz Center, was first proposed in 2013. The city is spending millions to reconfigure Tyler and Cass streets to create a 1-acre parcel where the …

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