Real Estate Musings from St Pete, Florida

Real Estate Agent - Coastal Properties Group 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.



Despite having less to choose from, renters are often pickier than buyers. Why? Perhaps because they will be living in the house or condo as it is. Buyers may be changing the flooring, or painting, or tearing out walls. They can make it theirs - renters are lucky if they can paint. Generally rent...
Step aside, Seattle, and let me tell you about the role that Pinellas County, Florida, plays in enjoying coffee: Terry Davis, of Ambex in Clearwater, is the third largest builder of coffee roasters in the US - machines that cost from $3,500 to $150,000. Whether it's St Petersburg, Oregon, or Chin...
We attended a VIP reception this week at Signature Place, the architecturally striking new condo in downtown St. Petersburg. This was a chance for a couple of hundred people to view the furnished models, and check out the common areas, enjoying food stations scattered throughout.It started with f...
You've heard me brag about the Fujitsu Scansnap before and I like the new S1500 better even than the older ones. Today was a great example - I bought a new 16 GB flash drive to take with me to Costa Rica later this month. You never know when you'll want the details on what you bought, instruction...
What's a petition on Twitter?  A Twitition. After spending hours on hold and online with AT&T today to complain that they wouldn't give me a $199 upgrade on the new iPhone 3GS until next March (they really need to allow upgrades as fast as Apple makes them on the iPhone), Tami pointed out to me t...
This morning our paper had a long and interesting article from Charles Duhigg, business reporter for the NY Times. He wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine on all the data mining done by/for credit card companies. So, for example, someone who charges felt pads for chair legs or a carbo...

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