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How to Prepare Your Home When Hosting an Event

Article courtesy of Suzie Wilson of Happier Home Hosting an event at your home is a wonderful way to spend time with friends and family. Whether it’s a surprise birthday party or a New Year’s Eve celebration, it’s an opportunity to connect. Even a simple dinner party can solidify your bonds with those you love….

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Florida’s 2019 back-to-school tax-free weekend!

It’s Florida’s back-to-school tax-free weekend! Soon, students will flock back-to-school and it’s time to maximize your savings! Now is the time to save money on clothes, school supplies, and unlike previous years, computers and applicable accessories are included.  The tax-free weekend runs from Friday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 6th, 2019. There are a multitude…

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Breaking news for Pinellas residents regarding FEMA flood maps!

FEMA is getting closer to implementing new flood maps.  Although the appeals process has already started in Hillsborough County, it has not begun in Pinellas County.  The 90-day appeals process starts on May 2nd.  Please see the articles below for more information, check to ensure that your flood zone is or is not changing, and…

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Why Downsizing Can Be the Right Move for Seniors

Photo via Pexels Article courtesy of Mike at Elder Freedom The kids have all moved away, the rooms are bare, and the nest is empty. The house now feels too big. There’s too much unused space and too much area to maintain. When you reach your senior years, the house that you’ve lived in for…

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Vote “Yes” on Amendment 2!

This election cycle, many amendments are being voted on.  Some of them are controversial, of course, but there is one that’s easy to support – Amendment 2.  What does it do?  It preserves the decade-old 10 percent cap on annual increases of non-homestead property taxes. If it doesn’t pass, Floridians are looking at a $700+…

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Six Ways to Make Sure You Have a Safe Halloween

Six Ways to Make Sure You Have a Safe Halloween Courtesy – Consumerist, National Safety Council and Bay News 9 1 – Wear light costumes that are flame-retardant. – If your little ghoul is set on a dark costume, use reflective tape or glow sticks to enhance visibility. 2 – Ensure that any makeup used…

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Florida’s 2018 back-to-school tax-free weekend!

It’s Florida’s back-to-school tax-free weekend! Soon, students will flock back-to-school and it’s time to maximize your savings! Now is the time to save money on clothes, computers, and school supplies.  The tax-free weekend runs from Friday, August 3th through Sunday, August 5th, 2018. There are a multitude of sales this weekend as well, so conserve…

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Great Staging is the Key to Success for Pet Owners Selling a Home

Photo via Pixabay Article courtesy of Cindy at Dog-Friends When it’s time to sell a house, pet owners face unique challenges. No matter how endearing your pets are to you, potential buyers rate them as some of the top off-putting issues. So how do you get a good price for your home and sell it quickly? Great…

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How to Help Your Dog Stay Safe and Happy in Your New Home

Photo via Pixabay Article courtesy of Cindy at Dog-Friends Making a move to a new home can be difficult on everyone in the family, including your pets. Adjusting to so much change can be hard even on the most easygoing of dogs, but if your pup’s already a bit anxious, it can be overwhelming for…

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“Single Family Homes in the Air” to be Built on Bayshore

“Another high-rise on Bayshore, what’s the big deal?” You might ask.  Developer Taub Entities has asked the city of Tampa to rezone a site slightly under an acre to build a 17 story condominium tower on Bayshore.  The difference, in this case, is that each unit is larger than a lot of single-family homes.  Fourteen…

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