Monthly Archive: June 2016

Jun 25 2016

Dunedin’s historic Fenway to become public, boutique hotel

The revamping of the historic Fenway Hotel has long been a dream for residents and city leaders. By next spring, when the 1920s building is expected to once again open its doors to the public, developers say that dream will become reality. The building’s owner, Taoist Tai Chi Society of the USA, has been renovating …

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Jun 22 2016

Tampa Bay ranks as the most fit metro in Florida

  A new report from the American College of Sports Medicine ranked the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area above the other three large Florida metro areas in its annual ranking of cities by fitness. The report ranks the 50 largest metro areas in the country by fitness score using personal health indicators such as obesity rate …

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Jun 18 2016

Banks rush to offer 3% downpayment loans

As some banks veer from Federal Housing Administration (FHA) loans, they’re offering their own low downpayment mortgages to appeal to home shoppers struggling to save enough to buy a home. Wells Fargo made headlines this week when it debuted its 3 percent downpayment loan. JPMorgan Chase also announced its offering called the “Standard Agency 97percent” …

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Jun 15 2016

A Financial Plan for Your Home

To manage your biggest asset, create a financial plan that covers repairs, upgrades, mortgages, insurance, and taxes. Do you pay each home-related expense as it comes? If so, you’re missing opportunities for upgrades, or much worse, heading into a financial crisis when a slew of surprise maintenance items hit. So take a holistic look at …

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Jun 11 2016

Developer rehabbing Hyde Park Village looks to enhance retail experience

  Work is underway to upgrade Hyde Park Village, a project that includes new retail space along Swann Avenue. JASON BEHNKEN/STAFF TAMPA — With the very nature of the shopping experience changing, those who now run Hyde Park Village are meeting the new retail challenges head-on. “The Internet has made pure consumption of goods much …

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Jun 08 2016

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Jun 08 2016

Penthouse at downtown St. Petersburg’s Bliss condo tower sells for $2.95 million

With the pending deal, all 29 units in Bliss have found buyers even though the building remains under construction at 176 4th Ave. NE just off Beach Drive. “This Bliss sale is just one of many this year that show how demand is simply outpacing inventory” in downtown St. Petersburg’s luxury condo market, said David …

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Jun 04 2016

The Best Burgers in the St Petersburg

A burger done right can be a revelatory food experience. Restaurants new and old in the Burg have continued to raise the bar on the American classic. From high-end twists to comfort food in its purest form, here is a list of our favorite burgers in the Burg:   BellaBrava Don’t sleep on the burgers BellaBrava is …

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Jun 01 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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