Real Estate Musings from St Pete, Florida

Real Estate Agent - Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International
Information on Real Estate, Properties, Traditions, Neighborhoods, Market Activity and other items of interest in the Tampa Bay area (St Petersburg, Clearwater, Tampa, Bradenton) and the Gulf Beaches, Florida.



This evening enjoy wine and cheese at ALVA International until 8 pm - author (and client and friend) Nino Fabiano is signing his newest book Egmont Passage Tale of the Dreamcatcher. A tale of intrigue set on Tierra Verge, the book blends local history with current events. Pirates Amy and Tami dre...
  Vinoy Place continues to do well despite a slower condo market in downtown St Petersburg. Built in 2001 and 2002, the 4 towers and 10 townhomes have 102 units. So far in 2009 there have been 5 closed sales of Vinoy Place condos, ranging from $775,000 to $1,200,000, with an average of $890,000....
Generally the reason you have the inside track is that you're trusted. You need to respect that trust to maintain it. Confidentiality is an important requirement in a client-agent relationship, and it's implied in your relationships with the community as well. Often developers will share things w...
Ovation condos have begun closing - so we now have a definitive answer for the question we're frequently asked - When will Ovation start their closings. The first buyers to close are Richard and Melissa Middlesworth. Check out the Ovation article in tomorrow's St Pete Times. Ovation is the lates...
  Looking out my front window this morning I saw some young ladies walking up and down the steps of the Museum of Fine Arts - obviously working on their posture. Learning to model? Just gaining poise? It's another day of sunshine in St. Petersburg so the umbrella is for keeping the sun off, not ...
  Antonino Fabiano, one of our favorite clients and friends, and author of Dreamcatchers, will be holding two book signings at our office, ALVA International, Inc., 238 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, Florida, on Friday, August 28th from 5-8 pm and Saturday, August 29th from 10-1. Why a book sig...
We rather ignore hurricane season which lasts from June 1st until November 30th unless there's a named storn. Then some people are glued to every weather report to guess which direction it's going to take. I prefer to get the advisories directly from the National Hurricane Center rather than list...
There have been several reports on the best college to attend for various reasons, from Wall St jobs to partying. Today posted a list of which colleges generated more billionaires. Here are the top 5 graduate billionaire generators. #1 - Harvard with 54 billionaires  (5% of the world's...
I thought the content of the video was right on, and the way the video is displayed in the blog is cool technology. This will also give a taste of what a RE Bar Camp is about.Yesterday, I finally got around to editing the kickoff presentation I did at REBarcamp Denver. This morning I received thi...
Stephan Swanepoel spoke this morning in Tampa on 7 Strategies to Succeed in Today's Real Estate Market at an event sponsored by Engel & Voelkers. Swanepoel is known for spotting trends early on - when you read his books, be sure to read the paragraph-long trends as well as the chapter-long trend...

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