Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 27 2016

Homeownership rate nears record lows

The homeownership rate made gains in the second half of 2015, but that progress was muted in the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. The first quarter of this year saw the homeownership rate back on the decline, plummeting to 63.6 percent, the third lowest on record. For comparison, home ownership rate in 2004 …

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May 24 2016

15 consultants respond to St. Petersburg’s plan to redevelop Tropicana Field

ST. PETERSBURG — More than a dozen consultants want a chance to help the city redevelop Tropicana Field — with or without the Tampa Bay Rays. By Friday afternoon, 15 consultants from cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Dallas, and closer to home, from Orlando, Tampa and St. Petersburg, had responded to a …

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May 21 2016

Tampa Bay real estate boom and climate change: 5 big insights

“As sea levels rise, how and where are we going to build in the future?” That’s one of the first questions Mark Hafen, Assistant Director of the School of Public Affairs at the University of South Florida, asked during a recent conversation about the future growth of the Tampa Bay region in a time of …

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May 18 2016

Our 7 Favorite Healthy St. Pete Indulgences

Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin’s Healthy St. Pete program is in full effect in the Burg. Local foodie gems have partnered with the city of St. Pete to prove to residents that indulging in a meal downtown does not constitute a cheat meal. Chef’s all over St. Pete are creating Sunshine City inspired dishes that are …

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May 14 2016

Vinik-Cascade team hires Tampa firm for $35M infrastructure work

Strategic Property Partners has selected a Tampa contractor for its roadway reconfiguration and infrastructure work. SPP, the real estate company controlled by Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and Cascade Investment LLC, said Wednesday that Kimmins Contracting Corp. has been chosen from five firms that responded to a request for qualifications that went out in …

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May 12 2016

435 10th Ave NE St Petersburg

$785,000 4 beds, 4 baths, 3,224 sq ft Located on a beautiful tree-lined street, this beautiful historic home is epitome of the historic old northeast charm. MlS U7756011

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May 12 2016

134 Riviera Way NE, St Petersburg

$765,000 4 beds, 3 ½ baths, 2,981 sq ft Carefree living and convenience exemplify this completely updated 4 bedroom pool home on Snell isle. Situated in one of the most sought after neighborhoods; located within easy walking distance to downtown St Petersburg. MlS U7770245

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May 12 2016

Top Property Pick – 222 Palm SW, Clearwater Beach

$1,495,000 4 beds, 2 ½ baths, 3,484 sq ft Your chance to own an amazing waterfront home with deep water dock . The home features four bedrooms & separate office, volume ceilings, designer tile & hardwood flooring, wet bar, crown molding, gas fireplace and so much more. MlS U7774843 Read more>>>

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May 12 2016

116 14th Ave NE, St Petersburg

$749,000 3 bed, 2 ½ bath, 2,307 sq ft A true historic gem in the Old Northeast Neighborhood. Many original and noteworthy features including exceptional condition brick exterior with raspberry mortar highlighted by the original paint color scheme, professionally repainted in 2014 and many restored 1920’s light fixtures throughout. MlS U7760026

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May 11 2016

Think Long-Term for Mortgage Refinance

When it comes to a mortgage refinance, it’s less about how much you’ll spend and more about how long you’ll stay. Your mortgage lender can help you figure out if it’s worth it to refinance. Image: Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Do the math No. 2 above requires some calculation on your part. To figure it out, …

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