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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home For Sale In Largo FL

BEAUTIFUL 4 BEDROOM HOME FOR SALE IN LARGO11820 85th Street, Largo, FL 33773MLS #U8026445SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL 4BR + LOFT/2.5BA, TWO STORY HOME IN SOMERSET LAKE ESTATES. SITUATED ON A ¼+ ACRE LOT. THIS

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Beautifully Updated 3 Bedroom Home For Sale In St Petersburg FL

Beautifully Updated 3 Bedroom Home For Sale in St Petersburg, FLA Must See in the Jungle Terrace Neighborhood!DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS BEAUTIFUL, COMPLETELY REMODELED HOME IN THE JUNGLE TERRACE

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Your October 2018 Real Estate Market Update

Your October 2018 Real Estate Market UpdateThe October Pinellas County Real Estate Stats are in and the news continues to be great for our area! Once again, the stats continue to show growth in both

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Just Listed 4 Bedroom Home For Sale In Traditions Community Of Seminole

4 Bedroom Home For Sale in the Traditions Community of Seminole, FLLooking for a 4 bedroom home in Seminole, FL? We've got the homes you've been looking for! 8093 Cottonwood Ct, Seminole, FL

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August 2018 Real Estate Stats For Pinellas County

August 2018 Was Another Great Month In Real Estate! If you recall last month’s blog, we predicted that the market would continue to remain strong through the end of the year. The latest August

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What Is Title Insurance And Who Pays For It

Title Insurance- What Is It & Who Pays For It?When buying or selling a home, it's only natural for each party to wonder what their closing costs will be and who pays for what. Title insurance

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Our Favorite Poolside Cocktails

Our Favorite Poolside CocktailsWith Labor Day weekend upon us, and many more warm weekends that simply call us to the pool, we thought it’d be fun to share 5 of our favorite poolside cocktails.

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What You Need To Know About 4 Point Inspections

What You Need to Know About 4-Point InspectionsBuying or selling a home?A 4-point inspection is a type of home inspection that is often required on homes that are over 25 years old in the State of

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Changes Are Coming To The Florida 4 Point Inspection

Changes are Coming to the Florida 4-Point InspectionAs of September 1st, 2018, new requirement for 4-point home inspections will be taking effect. When buying or selling a home, it’s important

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July 2018 Real Estate Stats For Pinellas County

July 2018 Stats for Pinellas CountyThe July 2018 real estate stats for Pinellas County are in! We continue to see year over year growth in median sale prices across the board when it comes to

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Key Tips For Investing In Rental Properties

Key Tips for Investing in Rental PropertiesThinking about investing in rental properties? We can help with that! Rental properties are a great way to build a lucrative real estate portfolio, and

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Why Millennials Are Moving To St Petersburg FL

Why Millennials Are Buying Homes In St. Petersburg, FLDid you know the median age of residents in St. Petersburg, FL has dropped to 41.8? Millennials continue to choose St. Pete as one of their

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Cities With The Highest And Lowest Property Tax Rates In Pinellas County

Find Out Which Cities Have the Highest and Lowest Property Tax Rates in Pinellas CountyWith 2018/2019 property tax rates being released this summer for many of the cities in Pinellas County, we

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10 Great Reasons To Move To Tampa Bay FL

10 Great Reasons to Move to Tampa Bay FloridaLow Taxes (AS IN NO STATE INCOME TAX!)- We listed this as our first item, because as a former resident of the San Francisco Bay Area and

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Buying A Home Cheaper Than Renting In State Of Florida

Buying a Home Cheaper Than Renting in FloridaAccording to a recent ‘Rent vs Buy’ report from Trulia.com, the average cost of buying a home vs paying rent each month is 30% LESS in the State of

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Pool Safety Tips About The Dangers Of Water Wings

Swim Instructor Tips: The Dangers of Water WingsWords of Wisdom (and pool safety!) from  local swim instructor, Rebecca Geiger.Living in Florida, there are some things that are inherent to the

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The June 2018 Real Estate Stats Update For Pinellas County

The June 2018 Pinellas County Real Estate StatsThe June 2018 Pinellas County real estate market stats are here! The results are fairly mixed when it comes to the health of the real estate market, so

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Where To See The Fireworks Around Tampa Bay July 4th 2018

Where to See Fireworks Around Tampa Bay For July 4thThe 4th of July is just around the corner. Do you have your plans made yet? Don't miss out on all the fun around the Bay Area on the 4th of July!

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May 2018 Real Estate Stats Update

Your May 2018 Real Estate Stats for Pinellas CountyThe May 2018 real estate stats for Pinellas County are in! The last few months have been a whirlwind for the real estate market, with a shortage

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Tips For Boarding Your Pets During A Hurricane Evacuation

Tips for Boarding Your Pets During a HurricaneAs many of you know, the hurricane season officially began on June 1st and runs through November 30th. Many of us have begun to stock up on bottled

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Important Safety Tips For The 2018 Hurricane Season

Important Safety Tips For the 2018 Hurricane SeasonWith the start of the 2018 hurricane season just around the corner, it's always better to be prepared in advance. In the event we have an active

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How To Cancel Your PMI Early

Cancel Your PMI Years Ahead of Time (Private Mortgage Insurance)With rising home prices and increasing rental rates, many people are choosing to buy a home with less than a 20% down payment. 

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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home For Sale In Seminole FL

JUST LISTED FOR SALE IN SEMINOLE, FL BY SANDY HARTMANN & ASSOCIATES!Timeless home design and luxurious amenities are sure to captivate you in this Long Bayou Estates dream home. Situated

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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home On Lake Seminole For Sale

Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home on Lake Seminole For SaleRARE & BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM BUILT HOME LOCATED DIRECTLY ON LAKE SEMINOLE WITH A PRIVATE DOCK & 2K LB BOAT LIFT! Enjoy 3,800+ Sq Ft of beautiful living

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Pinellas County School Zones And Why Its Important When You Buy Your Next Home

What School Zone is Your Next Home In?One of the other MAJOR items many homebuyers consider is where they want their children going to school. Regardless of your home’s price point, choosing the

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2018 Tampa Bay Real Estate Statistics

2018 Tampa Bay Real Estate StatisticsThe Pinellas County real estate market continues to see the same trends we saw in 2017. Homes are moving at a faster rate, with higher sale prices, thanks to

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Discover The Bardmoor Golf Community In Largo FL

Discover the Bardmoor Golf Community in Largo, FLThinking about buying a home in the Seminole/Largo area of Pinellas County? Love Golfing? The Bardmoor Golf and Country Club in Largo, FL is a

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The Benefits Of Listing Your Home For Sale With Sandy Hartmann And Associates

The Benefits of Listing Your Home For Sale With Sandy Hartmann & AssociatesThinking about selling your home? At Sandy Hartmann & Associates we understand that this can be a big decision, with many

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Sell Your Seminole FL Home Fast

Sell Your Seminole, FL Home Fast Did you know that Sandy Hartmann & Associates sold more real estate in the City of Seminole, FL than any other agent in 2017? In fact, we've been ranked #1 in

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Get An Instant Home Value In Just Minutes

Thinking about selling your home in Pinellas County? Need a FREE Instant Online Home Value to get started?CLICK HERE to get an instant desktop valuation of you home. Then call or email us to get a

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10 Great Housewarming Gift Ideas

10 Great Housewarming Gift IdeasWhen it comes to giving a great housewarming gift, finding the right gift can be somewhat challenging, especially if you haven’t yet seen the new home that’s

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4 Magnificent Luxury Condo Communities In Downtown St Petersburg You Need To See

4 Magnificent Luxury Condo Communities In Downtown St. Pete You Need to Know About...Among many reasons for purchasing an upscale home in a sophisticated, exquisite community, there is the one

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Military Home Buying Services

Military Real Estate Services in Tampa Bay, FLAt Sandy Hartmann & Associates, our team of skilled real estate professionals prides itself on serving active duty military home buyers and sellers, as

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Discover Authentic Tampa Bay FL

Discover Authentic Tampa Bay FLIt all started with Tocobaga tribe establishing villages near a bay called “Tanpa”, which meant “sticks of fire”, long before the Spanish came, from about

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6 Tips For Homeowners You Need To Know About

Thinking about buying a home? Did you just buy a home? Either way, every homeowner should know about these 6 tips below to maximize the value of their investment and the long term condition of the

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Exclusive 5 Bedroom Luxury Beachfront Home For Sale On Pass A Grille In St Pete Beach FL

5 Bedroom Beachfront Home For Sale on Pass-a-Grille Beach, FLWelcome home to the magnificent ‘Shangri La at Pass-a-Grille,’ one of the most iconic luxury mansions located directly on the

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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Waterfront Home For Sale In Largo FL

4 BEDROOM WATERFRONT HOME FOR SALE IN LARGO!14962 Cathy Ln, Largo, FL 33774Tucked away in the small, but highly desirable subdivision of Indian Spring Estates in Largo, this

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Discover Oakhurst Shores In Seminole FL

Check Out Our Latest Neighborhood Spotlight Video of the Fabulous Oakhurst Shores

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4 Bedroom Luxury Waterfront Home For Sale In Seminole FL

NEWLY LISTED LUXURY WATERFRONT HOME FOR SALE!ENJOY PANORAMIC WATER VIEWS AND PREMIUM FINISHES  IN THIS STUNNING, CONTEMPORARY WATERFRONT HOME LOCATED IN THE HIGHLY DESIRABLE

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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Waterfront Home For Sale In Madeira Beach FL

Waterfront Home For Sale!Just Listed By Sandy Hartmann & Associates!13211 Boca Ciega Ave, Madeira Beach, FL 33708STUNNING MADEIRA BEACH HOME WITH BREATHTAKING WATERVIEWS FROM ALL 3 LEVELS, JUST

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Newly Listed 3 Bedroom Waterfront Home For Sale In Oakhurst Shores In Seminole FL

NEWLY LISTED 3 BEDROOM/3 BATH HOME FOR SALE IN SEMINOLE, FL  11611 GROVE ST, SEMINOLE, FL 33772ENJOY WATERFRONT LIVING AND ENDLESS SUNSETS FROM THIS BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED 3BR/3BA

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Buying A Home Remains Cheaper Than Renting A Home In 39 States In 2017

Did you know that Florida is one of many states where buying a home is often cheaper than renting a home? Thanks to low mortgage interest rates and many low down payment plans, home ownership is a

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Tampa Bay FL Luxury Real Estate Market Update And More

The Tampa Bay FL Real Estate Market UpdateAt Sandy Hartmann & Associates, we want you to know that we will constantly keep you and all of our valued clients updated on any real estate market shifts

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Important Links For Hurricane Season For Pinellas County FL Homeowners

Important Links for Hurricane Season in Pinellas CountyIf you're a resident of the Tampa Bay area, you're likely worrying about Hurricane Irma and hurricane season in general at this point. At Sandy

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How Much Money Selling Your Home By Owner Really Saves You

We hear it all the time as Realtors, a potential client tells us that they would love to list their house for sale with a Realtor, but someone told them they could list it themselves to save on

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July 2017 Real Estate Stats For Pinellas County

Wondering how the Pinellas County real estate market is doing?The July 2017 real estate stats are in and the results continue to show a booming real estate market in Pinellas County. For single

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Tampa Bay FL Flood Insurance Updates You Need To Know About

Important Information About the National Flood Insurance Program and the Sept 30th Deadline Coming UpAre you thinking of buying or selling a home in a flood zone in the next few months?

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20 Tips To Sell Your Home For Top Dollar

Thinking of selling your home and want to know where to start?  Call the Hartmann Real Estate Team! We are the #1 Keller Williams Team in Tampa Bay and sell over 200 homes per year, in

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3 Great Affordable Furniture Stores We Love In Tampa Bay

Affordable Furniture Stores We LoveLooking for a great place to find furniture in and around St. Pete, the Gulf Beaches, and Seminole? As Realtors who do over 200 transactions per year in Pinellas

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Another Great New Listing In Oakhurst Shores In Seminole FL

JUST LISTED IN OAKHURST SHORES!11620 Oak Ave, Seminole, FL 33772Move Right Into This Beautifully Maintained 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath POOL Home!This fabulous home is situated on over a 1/4 acre of land,

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Pinellas County Real Estate Market Update For May 2017

Find Out What's Happening in the Pinellas County Real Estate MarketWith another great month in Pinellas County Real Estate on the books, Sandy Hartmann & Associates is pleased to share with

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Condo For Sale In St Pete Beach FL

JUST LISTED IN ST PETE BEACH! See this beach condo BEFORE it hits the MLS!Located in the Silver Sands Beach & Raquet Club, this beautiful corner unit condo for sale features 2 bedrooms, 2.5

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Home For Sale In Traditions Neighborhood In Seminole FL

UNDER CONTRACT THE DAY IT WAS LISTED!BEAUTIFUL CUSTOM-BUILT HOME IN THE  GATED NEIGHBORHOOD OF TRADITIONS IN SEMINOLE, FL!8161 Willow Ct, Seminole, FL 33776Beautifully updated 4BR/3BA 

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Waterfront Home For Sale In Oakhurst Shores In Seminole FL

WATERFRONT HOME FOR SALE IN THE HIGHLY DESIRABLE NEIGHBORHOOD OF OAKHURST SHORES IN SEMINOLE, FLProperty Address: 11640 Grove Pl, Seminole, FL 33772Offered at $649,900This lovely 3BR/2BA

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Luxury Beachfront Home For Sale In Indian Shores FL

JUST LISTED FOR SALE IN INDIAN SHORES BY SANDY HARTMANN & ASSOCIATES!18700 Gulf Blvd #9, Indian Shores, FL 33785Offered at $1,399,000DIRECT GULF FRONT TOWNHOUSE WITH OVER 3,000 SF OF LIVING AREA, 3

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Oakhurst Shores Waterfront Home For Sale

JUST LISTED IN OAKHURST SHORES!Beautiful 3BR/2BA/2,212 Sq Ft Waterfront Home! WELCOME TO ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE VIEWS PINELLAS COUNTY HAS TO OFFER IN THE OAKHURST SHORES

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March 2017 Pinellas County Housing Market Update

Wondering how the Pinellas County Housing Market is doing? As of March 2017, the Average Sale Price for Single Family Homes in Pinellas County Increased +16% Year Over Year, to $299,356. Median

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New Luxury Beachfront Condo For Sale In Madeira Beach FL

EXCLUSIVE NEW LUXURY BEACHFRONT CONDO FOR SALE IN MADEIRA BEACH, FL!RARE 2BR/2.5BA Luxury Beachfront Condo in the Coveted Sereno Building of Madeira Beach, FL.This beautiful luxury

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Waterfront Home Just Listed In Redington Beach FL

Just Listed in Redington Beach, FL in Time for the Weekend!16045 Redington Drive, Redington Beach, FL 33708STUNNING, FULLY FURNISHED, 4BR/3BA WATERFRONT REDINGTON BEACH HOME JUST MINUTES FROM THE

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New Home Listing In Seminole FL

ANOTHER NEW PROPERTY LISTING IN SEMINOLE, FL!What's not to love about this beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 bath, over 1900 Sq Ft home in Seminole, FL!? Located on a large corner lot, this home is in the

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Tampa Bay Home Prices Had Biggest Increase In 6 Years

According to this article in the Tampa Bay Times, the shortage of housing inventory in the Tampa Bay and Pinellas County housing markets kept real estate sales prices booming in 2016. 

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Corporate Real Estate Relocation Services In Tampa Bay FL

Did you know that Sandy Hartmann & Associates works with corporate relocation firms around the country? If you’re relocating to the Pinellas County, FL area through a corporate relocation

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Pinellas County Home Prices Some Of The Strongest In Tampa Bay

Trailing only behind Nashville and Portland, Tampa Bay is now the 3rd fastest growing housing market in the U.S. In 2016, home values in the Tampa Bay area grew 11.4%, making it the hottest metro

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Find Open Houses In Redington Beach

Thinking of buying a home in or around the Redington Beach area? Look no further! At Sandy Hartmann & Associates, we make searching for open houses easy! Just click the link below to see Redington

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Things To Know When Buying A Waterfront Home

For many home buyers, buying a waterfront home or condo is one of the most exciting experiences they’ll ever have buying a home. Buying a waterfront home is as much about lifestyle as it is

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Tampa Bay Real Estate Continues To Heat Up

As we enter the latter part of 2016, Pinellas County has continued to see dramatic growth in real estate sales prices. As of August 2016, single family home prices grew a staggering +22.4%

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6 Local Businesses Around The City Of Seminole We LOVE

We've decided to periodically share some of our favorite local businesses across the Tampa Bay Area! These are businesses we have used time and time again with great results. If you're new to

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Pinellas County School Grades

Pinellas County School Zone Locator and 2016 School GradesFor many homeowners and potential buyers who are searching for their next home, school zones are an important consideration! Luckily,

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Brand New Waterfront Home For Sale In Oakhurst Shores

Searching for that perfect waterfront home? Look no further! Just Listed in Oakhurst Shores in the City of Seminole for $875,000! Click here to see the full listing or continue reading

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See This Fabulous Seminole Fl Pool Home Before It Hits The MLS

SEE THIS LISTING BEFORE IT GOES ON THE MLS!6800 Greenbrier Drive, Seminole, FL 337774BR/3BA, 1954 Sq Ft, Saltwater Pool & SpaOffered at $409,900MOVE RIGHT IN TO THIS BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED 4BR/3BA

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5 Restaurants You Need To Try Right Now In And Around St Petersburg

Annata Wine Bar-Downtown St. Petersburg- This family-owned wine bar prides itself on locally sourced ingredients from Bay Area farms and suppliers. Think delicious, generously proportioned tapas

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Thinking Of Selling Your Home

It's probably obvious to everyone right now that  the Tampa Bay real estate market is hot, hot, hot! One of the main factors driving this trend is the housing shortage. When a great home comes

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Sandy Hartmann Named Ms Seminole 2016

The team at Sandy Hartmann & Associates at Keller Williams Realty is proud to announce that Sandy Hartmann has been named Ms Seminole 2016! Raised in Seminole since the age of 2, Sandy Hartmann

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Tampa Bay Home Prices Up As Inventory Drags

It's a great time to list a home for sale! According to the Tampa Bay Times Article HERE that was just published on February 23rd, 2016, home prices have jumped close to 20% due to buyer demand

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Treasure Island Homes For Sale

Treasure Island is one of the most coveted real estate destinations in Pinellas County and possibly the Tampa Bay Area. Finding the right home in Treasure Island can be difficult without the right

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Madeira Beach Homes For Sale

Madeira Beach...one of our favorite places to show homes...it offers a variety of housing options at many different price points to suit just about any buyer need. Over the years we've listed and

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Redington Beach Open Houses

Finding the right home is never easy, especially when you're looking in a specialty area, such as Redington Beach, where real estate can disappear from the market as fast as it's listed. It can be

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Seminole Open Houses

Considering buying a home in Seminole and want to check out some open houses? At Sandy Hartmann & Associates, we're happy to help! We actually recommend that all our buyers make sure they love the

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Seminole Real Estate For Sale New Listings Update

The Seminole real estate market has been booming for quite a while now. The A-rated schools, desirable location that's just minutes from the beaches, and quiet neighborhood feel draws buyers to this

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The Best Burger Joint In Seminole That You Never Knew About

As a longtime resident of Seminole who was born and raised in the area (who also happens to sell real estate), I’m often asked by new residents where they can get a great burger. It’s not

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Why Zillow Zestimates Cant Be Trusted

I can't tell you how many times clients come to us to list their homes for sale and are shocked when the price they saw on their Zillow 'Zestimate' is wildly inaccurate. Sometimes the 'Zestimate'

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