Andrea Hartmann's Blog Posts

The September 2020 Housing Market Report For Pinellas County

The Pinellas County Housing Market Stats for September 2020The September housing market stats for Pinellas County are in! We’ve broken them down below so you can see how another strong month in

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The Weekly Housing Stats For Pinellas County Florida October 20 2020

The Weekly Housing Market Stats For Pinellas County, FloridaOctober 20, 2020This week's housing stats for Pinellas County, FL indicate the continued lag of new housing inventory hitting the market

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Waterfront Home Sale Trends For Pinellas County Florida

Waterfront Home Trends for Pinellas County, FloridaA recent article in the New York Times recently revealed that climate change may be slowing waterfront home sales in some parts of Florida. As you

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The Weekly Pinellas County Housing Stats For Oct 13th 2020

Your Weekly Housing Market StatsWe're reporting on the weekly Pinellas County Housing Stats to keep you informed! Check out the latest stats below:New Listings- Last week we saw a;

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10 Fall Maintenance Tips For Your Home In Florida

10 Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Home in FloridaCheck out our list of handy fall maintenance tips for your home to prepare you and your home for another beautiful fall season! It’s never too

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Should You Buy A Home For Retirement In Florida Sooner Rather Than Later

Should You Buy a Home for Retirement in Florida Sooner Rather than Later?Every day in the U.S., roughly 10,000 people turn 65 and retire. Prior to the COVID-19 health crisis that

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Finding More Space In The Tampa Bay Luxury Home Market

Buyers Are Finding More Space in the Tampa Bay Luxury Home MarketA year ago, additional living space and extra amenities weren't a priority for many home buyers in the Tampa Bay Area of.

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Luxury Home Market Trends In Pinellas County Florida

Breaking Down the Luxury Home Market in Pinellas County, FloridaThe luxury home market is often considered to be in a league of its own compared to the rest of the housing market in Pinellas,

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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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Home Prices Continue Upward Trend In Pinellas County Florida

Home Prices Continue Upward Trend In Pinellas County FloridaPinellas County real estate has been breaking records for the past 3 months since we came out of the COVID-19 sales slump and we have

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Snell Isle Home For Sale In St Petersburg FL

Just Listed! 3 Bedroom Snell Isle Home For Sale in St Petersburg, FLBrought to You By the Sandy Hartmann Group of Keller Williams Realty SeminoleLIVE JUST MINUTES FROM DOWNTOWN ST PETE IN THIS

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How To Avoid A Common Deed Scam After You Buy A Home

How to Avoid A Common Deed Scam After You Purchase A Home           You’ve bought a home, moved in, forwarded your mail to your new address,

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Tips For Saving Money When Buying A Home

Tips for Saving Money When Buying a HomeIf you’re a first-time home buyer, or even a 2nd or 3rd time home buyer, then you know that the process of buying a home can be an expensive one. Buying a

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Florida Home Buyer Demand Is Far Above Last Years Pace

Florida Home Buyer Demand Is Far Above Last Year’s PaceWe said it before and we'll say it again, the Pinellas County and Tampa Bay, Florida real estate markets are HOT! Back in March when the

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Is It Better To Close On Your House At The End Of The Month

Is it Better to Close on a House at the End of the Month?Out of all the questions we receive in the real estate business, this is one that comes up most frequently with home buyers. 

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Why This Isnt The Florida Housing Bubble You Feared

Why This Isn't the Florida Housing Bubble You FearedBack in April 2020 at the peak of the COVID-19 shutdown, Floridians were in the midst of some pretty extreme lifestyle adjustments and a future

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4 Bedroom Home For Sale In Windtree Oaks Of Seminole Florida

Check Out This 4-Bedroom Home For Sale in Windtree Oaks of Seminole, Florida!We JUST LISTED this beautiful 4BR/2BA block construction home with over 2,500 Sq Ft of living space for just $599,900!The

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Luxury Condo Communities In Downtown St Petersburg You Need To See

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 in St Petersburg, FL, there is

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10 Great Reasons To Move To Tampa Bay FL

10 Great Reasons to Move to Tampa Bay FloridaWith working-from-home and telecommuting becoming the new norm around the U.S., my team and I want to share the Top 10 Reasons for moving to

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Why We Dont Think There Will Be A Wave Of Foreclosures In The Tampa Bay Area

Why We Don't Think There Will Be A Wave Of Foreclosures In The Tampa Bay AreaAccording to the team at First American, a wave of foreclosures from the recent COVID-19 Pandemic is highly unlikely

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Will There Be A Surge Of Homebuyers Moving To The Florida Suburbs

Will We See a Surge of Home Buyers Moving to the Suburbs?As remote work continues on for many businesses and Floridians weigh the risks of being in densely populated areas, will more people start to

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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 County, FloridaMost people will agree that buying a home is one of the BIGGEST investments they'll ever make. Like

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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 been to the new home that’s

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A Record Breaking Month In Real Estate

A RECORD-BREAKING Month in Real EstateIf you've been reading my weekly email digest, then you already know that the Pinellas County and Gulf Beaches have only one problem with their housing market

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Does Your Tampa Bay Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For

Does Your Tampa Bay Home Have What Buyers Are Looking For?There’s great opportunity for today’s homeowners to sell their houses in the Tampa Bay, FL area for top dollar and make a,

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A Vacant House Is The Most Expensive Home You Will Ever Own

A Vacant House is the Most Expensive Home You’ll Ever Own You read that right. A common misbelief is that if a home you own is vacant (especially without an existing mortgage) that it

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Sprouts Farmers Market Opens In Seminole And Earthfare Is Returning

Sprouts Farmers Market Opens in Seminole and Earthfare is Returning to Seminole City CenterFor those of us that love to find locally sourced produce, loads of organic foods, and just specialty

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Thinking Of Selling Your House In Florida

Thinking of Selling Your House in Florida? Now May be the Right TimeHome inventory is arguably the biggest challenge for buyers in today’s Florida housing market. There are simply more buyers that

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Waterfront Fixer Upper Property In Seminole FL

Waterfront 'Fixer Upper' in Seminole, FLINVESTOR SPECIAL IN THE COVETED BOATING COMMUNITY OF OAKHURST SHORES! This is a RARE opportunity to purchase a 4BR/3BA waterfront home in one of Seminole's

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New Law For Emotional Support Animals In Florida As Of July 2020

New Law For Emotional Support Animals in Florid as of July 2020Effective July 1st, 2020, the Florida Legislature passed a new law regarding service animals to address the abuses of bogus “online

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Safely Selling A Home During The COVID 19 Pandemic

Safely Selling a Home During the Covid-19 PandemicSelling a home during the COVID-19 Pandemic may feel intimidating right now. At the Sandy Hartmann Group, we understand your concerns. We want to

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How Low Mortgage Rates Are Affecting Housing Affordability

How Low Mortgage Rates are Increasing Home Affordability this SummerIt’s no secret that mortgage rates have dropped to historically low levels in 2020. It’s also not a secret that home prices

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The 2020 Florida Real Estate Market

What Are Experts Saying About the Rest of the 2020 Florida Real Estate Market?One of the biggest questions on everyone’s minds these days is: What’s going to happen to the  Florida;

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The May 2020 Housing Market Update

Find Out What's Happening in the Pinellas County Real Estate MarketThe May 2020 Pinellas County real estate stats are here and as many of us predicted, the lack of inventory along with the COVID-19

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Pinellas County Homes Are Selling Fast Right Now

Pinellas County Homebuyers Are in the Mood to Buy TodayAccording to the latest FreddieMac Quarterly Forecast, mortgage interest rates have fallen to historically low levels this spring and

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My Experience Traveling During COVID 19 This Summer

My Experience Traveling During COVID-19 This SummerAs some of you may know, I plan a 2 week vacation with my husband and kids each summer. It’s our time to reconnect, recharge, and relax

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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 The

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Important Safety Tips For The 2020 Hurricane Season

Important Safety Tips For the 2020 Hurricane SeasonWith the start of the 2020 hurricane season, it's always better to be prepared in advance. In the event we have an active hurricane season (which

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Why This Summer Is The 2020 Real Estate Season In The Tampa Bay Area

With stay-at-home orders starting to gradually lift throughout parts of the country, including the Tampa Bay, FL area, data indicates home buyers are jumping back into the real

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Your April 2020 Housing Market Update For Pinellas County Florida

The April 2020 Housing Market Update for Pinellas County, FloridaSingle Family Home MarketFor the month of April, closings were down -26.8% in Pinellas County, but the median sale price increased .

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3 Bedroom Home For Sale In Gulfport Florida

3 BEDROOM HOME JUST LISTED FOR SALE IN GULFPORT, FLORIDA1110 59th St S, Gulfport, FL 33707THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! RARE & BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED 1925 SPANISH MEDITERRANEAN HOME IN THE HEART OF

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Financial Benefits Of Homeownership In Florida

#1 Financial Benefit of Homeownership: Family WealthWhile growing up, we were taught by our parents and grandparents that owning a home would be a financially savvy move. They explained how a

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Full Phase 1 ReOpening Of Florida And What It Means

Full Phase 1 Re-Opening of Florida and What it MeansThe full Phase 1 Re-opening of Florida began today as part of the Governor's efforts to re-open the state. The biggest changes include gyms and

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Beachfront Condo For Sale In North Redington Beach Florida

Beachfront Condo For Sale in North Redington Beach, Florida17040 Gulf Blvd, #201, North Redington Beach, FL 33708LOCATED DIRECTLY ON THE WHITE SANDY SHORES OF NORTH REDINGTON BEACH, THIS BEAUTIFUL 3

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5 Bedroom Luxury Home For Sale In Bayou Club

5 Bedroom Luxury Home for Sale in Bayou Club!7295 Bryce Pt N, Pinellas Park, FL 33782Check Out the 3D VIRTUAL TOUR by clicking the image above!The Details...STUNNING CUSTOM-BUILT CAMPAGNA HOME ON A

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Weekly Real Estate Market Update For Pinellas County Florida

Weekly Real Estate Market Update for Pinellas County, Florida New Listings are up 3% compared to last week. Ideally, we'd like to see this number higher to support current buyer

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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 home buyers consider is where they want their children going to school. Regardless of your home’s price point, choosing the

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Will Florida Home Values Appreciate Or Depreciate In 2020

Will Florida Home Values Appreciate or Depreciate in 2020?With the housing market staggered to some degree by the health crisis the country is currently facing, some potential purchasers are

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Guidelines For The Phase 1 Re Opening Of Florida

Guidelines For the Phase 1 Re-Opening Of Florida From the Pinellas County Sheriff's OfficeAs many of you know, today starts the Phase 1 re-opening of the state of Florida. The big news on everyone's

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4 Bedoom Harbor Bluffs Home For Sale In Largo Florida

JUST LISTED! 4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Harbor Bluffs Neighborhood of Largo, Florida108 Palmetto Ln, Largo, FL 33770Click Below to Check out the 3D Virtual Home Tour!RARE AND BEAUTIFUL 4BR/4BA BLOCK

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Your Pinellas County Real Estate Update April 28th 2020

Check out the above stats for the past 7 days!The number of PENDING properties (those that are under contract) has increased by just over 22% compared to this same time-frame just 2 weeks ago. New

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Try This Simple Cost Of Living Calculator Before Your Next Move

Try This Simple Cost of Living Calculator Before Your Next MoveThinking about a move to a new place can be a really exciting time! A move to a new state or even across a state can take a lot of

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The Impact COVID 19 Could Have On Tampa Bay FL Home Values

What Impact Might COVID-19 Have on Tampa Bay, FL Home Values?A big challenge facing the Florida housing market is determining what impact the current pandemic may have on home values in the

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The Latest Real Estate Market Stats

The Latest Pinellas County, FL Real Estate StatsWith all the uncertainty surrounding the real estate market with the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to share the LATEST monthly real estate stats for

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The Key To Selling Your House Virtually In Pinellas County Florida

Keys to Selling Your House Virtually in Pinellas County, FloridaIn a recent survey by realtor.com, people thinking about selling their homes indicated they’re generally willing to allow

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Meet Laurie Chase Of The Sandy Hartmann Group

Agent SpotlightMeet Laurie Chase of the Sandy Hartmann GroupThinking about listing a home with the Sandy Hartmann Group? You’ve come to the right place! This month, we’re putting a spotlight

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Beachfront Condo For Sale On North Redington Beach FL

JUST LISTED in the Ocean 12 Building on North Redington Beach, FL!Check out the 3D Matterport Virtual Tour HereUNOBSTRUCTED OCEAN VIEWS & A FULLY FURNISHED INTERIOR ARE JUST A COUPLE OF THE FEATURES

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Quarantine Cocktails We Love

Quarantine Cocktails We LoveSince we've all been working so hard on our social distancing, the team and I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite cocktail recipes! Check them out below

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The Cost Of Living In St Petersburg Florida

The Cost of Living in St Petersburg, FloridaSt Petersburg, FL is one of the most popular places to live and work in the State of Florida. Everyday, more people like you are making the decision to

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The Cost Of Living In Clearwater Florida

Wondering About the Cost of Living in Clearwater, FL?Are you thinking about a move to Clearwater, FL? Wondering how the cost of living in Clearwater may compare to where you're currently at? Here is

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A Recession Does Not Equal A Housing Market Crash

Recession? Yes. Housing Crash? No.With over 90% of Americans now under a shelter-in-place order, many experts are warning that the American economy is heading toward a recession, if it’s not in

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Easy And Delicious Spring Recipes We Love

Easy and Delicious Recipes We Know You'll LoveContinue to practice social distancing, but do it with delicious food! These recipes are some of our favorite tried and true dinners, sides, and even

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Great Local Takeout Restaurants Around Pinellas County FL

A Few Great Local Places To Get Takeout Around PinellasNeed a night off from cooking during COVID-19 Isolation? We have some options we know you'll love! Check them out below and feel free to leave

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Save Thousands With A Keller Mortgage Home Loan

Save Thousands on Loan Fees When You Purchase Your HomeHave you heard of Keller Mortgage yet? It’s an exclusive loan program offered ONLY to home buyers that are working with a Keller

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Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales

Will Surging Unemployment Crush Home Sales?Ten million Americans lost their jobs over the last two weeks. The next announced unemployment rate on May 8th is expected to be in the double digits.

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Is Now A Good Time To Refinance My Home

Is Now a Good Time to Refinance My Home?With interest rates hitting all-time lows over the past few weeks, many homeowners are opting to refinance. To decide if refinancing your home is

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What You Can Do To Keep Your Dream Of Homeownership Moving Forward

What You Can Do to Keep Your Dream of Homeownership Moving ForwardSome Highlights: Don’t put your homeownership plans on hold just because you’re stuck inside. There are several things you

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The Housing Market Is Positioned To Help The Economy Recover

The Housing Market Is Positioned to Help the Economy RecoverSome HighlightsExpert insights are painting a bright future for housing when the economy bounces back – and it will.We may be

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The 1 Thing You Can Do To Position Yourself To Buy A Home This Year

The #1 Thing You Can Do Now to Position Yourself to Buy a Home This YearThe last few weeks and months have caused a major health crisis throughout the world, leading to a pause in the U.S. economy

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Adorable 3 Bedroom Home For Sale In Seminole FL 33772

Adorable 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Block Home for Sale in Seminole, FL!11556 64th Ave, Seminole, FL 33772Want to See the Detailed Floor Plan? Check out the Virtual Matterport Tour by Clicking

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2 Bedroom Home For Sale In Williamsdale Square In Seminole FL

2 BEDROOM, 2 BATH WILLIAMSDALE SQUARE HOME FOR SALE! 11255 60th Ave, Seminole, FL 33772LISTED UNDER $300k, LIVE JUST MINUTES TO THE BEACHES AND BIKE TO SEMINOLE CITY CENTER,,

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Flattening The COVID 19 Curve At The Sandy Hartmann Group

Flattening the COVID-19 CurveIn an effort to protect our team members, clients, neighbors and loved ones, The Sandy Hartmann Group would like to assure you that we are currently adhering to the CDC

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The Latest Real Estate Market Update For Pinellas County March 2020

The Latest Real Estate Market Update For Pinellas CountyThe February 2020 Real Estate Market stats are out and we sure do have a lot to review this month! While the stats are a good indicator of

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Are You Holding Off Selling Your Home Because Of Coronavirus

Thinking of selling your home, but holding off thanks to the Coronavirus?We get it! The most important thing right now is staying SAFE AND HEALTHY! We know many of you are self-isolating and

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Waterfront Home For Sale In Redington Beach FL 33708

2 Bedroom Waterfront Home For Sale in Redington Beach15926 Redington Drive, Redington Beach, FL 33708THIS OUTSTANDING DEEP WATER LOCATION IN REDINGTON BEACH IS A BOATER’S DREAM! Don't miss

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Why Investing In Real Estate Might Be Better Than The Stock Market

Investing in Real Estate vs The Stock MarketWith the stock market sending shock waves through the U.S. this week, I thought it would be a great time to explain why majority of the wealthiest

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3 Bedroom Townhouse For Sale In Coveted Seminole Isle Community

Just Listed in Seminole Isle by The Sandy Hartmann Group!ABSOLUTELY STUNNING WATERFRONT 3BR/2.5BA TOWNHOME IN THE COVETED SEMINOLE ISLE COMMUNITY!Seminole Isle is a non-age restricted, pet friendly,

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Your February 2020 Real Estate Market Update

January is often a busy month in real estate and the Pinellas County home market isn’t disappointing! The biggest problem we have in our market is a lack of inventory. This is especially common

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Beachfront Condo For Sale In The Bilmar Resort In Treasure Island Florida

Beachfront Condo For Sale in the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island, FloridaFABULOUS OPPORTUNITY TO OWN THIS TREASURE ISLAND BEACHFRONT 1ST FLOOR STUDIO CONDO-HOTEL UNIT AT THE POPULAR

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Beachfront Cottage In Indian Shores FL For Sale

BEACHFRONT HOME FOR SALE IN INDIAN SHORES!19138 Gulf Blvd, Indian Shores, FL 33785RARE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY AN ORIGINAL BEACHFRONT COTTAGE ON THE GORGEOUS BEACHES OF INDIAN SHORES! Surrounded by

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Ways To Avoid Probate On Your Real Estate Investments

Ways to Avoid Probate on Your Real Estate InvestmentsEvery year we have many properties we list for sale that have had to go through the timely process of probate before they’re legally allowed

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The December 2019 Real Estate Stats For Pinellas County

December 2019 was a Busy Month for Real Estate in Pinellas County!As expected, the market remained strong through the end of 2019 and 2020 is showing signs of continuing the trends we’re seeing

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2 Bedroom Waterfront Home For Sale In Redington Shores Florida

BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED WATERFRONT HOME IN REDINGTON SHORESPriced at $675,000OUTSTANDING DEEP WATER BOATING LOCATION! DON’T MISS THIS STUNNING & SPACIOUS 2 BEDROOM HOME WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE

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Why You Need Renters Insurance

Why You Need Renter’s InsuranceEven if you're planning on purchasing a home in the near future and have been renting for what seems like years already, going without renter's insurance is risky at

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Our December 2019 Real Estate Market Update

The Latest Stats Are In And It’s All About Low Inventory In The November 2019 Stats Report!The latest real estate market stats are in and the story remains much the same as last month's! 

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Everything You Should Know About Florida Prepaid College

Florida Prepaid College Plans and Why You Want It For Your KidsNew to the idea of Florida pre-paid college for your kids and want to know what all the hype is about? Here’s why a Florida pre

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Waterfront Home For Sale On The Bayou In Largo FL

Waterfront Home for Sale on the Bayou in Largo, FL!This home is NOT YET IN THE MLS!Enjoy 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths and over 3,800 Sq Ft of living space in this impeccably maintained home in Baywood Park,

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Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Conventional Loan Limits To Increase In 2020

New Conventional Mortgage Loan Limits for Home Buyers in 2020Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced this week that conventional mortgage loan limits will be increasing for the 4th year in a row in.

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Your October 2019 Real Estate Stats For Pinellas County

The October 2019 Real Estate Market Stats for Pinellas County Are Here!As predicted, our real estate market remains strong when it comes to demand for housing in Pinellas County, with that demand

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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home For Sale In Safety Harbor FL

Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home for Sale in Safety Harbor, FLJust Listed by The Sandy Hartmann Group!FABULOUS LOCATION! LIVE JUST 1 MILE FROM DOWNTOWN SAFETY HARBOR AND THE PRESTIGIOUS SAFETY HARBOR&

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Your October 2019 Real Estate Market Update

We’ve wrapped up another great month in real estate in Pinellas County! As we begin to approach the holiday season, the 2019 real estate market is heating up, to say the least, with buyers

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Furnished 2 Bedroom Beachfront Condo For Sale In Madeira Beach Florida

Simply Beautiful 2 Bedroom Beachfront Condo For Sale on Madeira Beach, FLTHE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AN UPDATED, 2/2, FURNISHED CONDO WITH SWEEPING GULF VIEWS AWAITS YOU! With just 10 condos

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Your September 2019 Real Estate Market Brief For Pinellas County

Your September 2019 Real Estate Brief for Pinellas CountyAs Realtors, we hear the same question just about every day, “How’s the market doing?” Lately, we’ve heard a lot of our,

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Luxury Waterfront Condo For Sale In Tampa At The Westshore Yacht Club

Luxury Waterfront Condo For Sale In Tampa At The Westshore Yacht ClubRESORT-STYLE LIVING IN TAMPA WITH BREATHTAKING VIEWS OF OLD TAMPA BAY! 3-BEDROOM/2 BATH UNITS LIKE THIS ONE RARELY COME

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The Latest Tampa Bay FL Real Estate Market Stats

The July 2019 Real Estate Stats Are Here!The July stats are in and the picture they’re painting for the Pinellas County Real Estate Market is pretty much exactly what we predicted over the past

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Beautiful 2 Bedroom Waterfront Home In Treasure Island Florida For Sale

Beautiful 2 Bedroom Waterfront Home In Treasure Island Florida For SaleHomes like this RARELY come available in this price rage in the prestigious and beautiful Isle of Palms Neighborhood of

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10 Things To Know About 1031 Exchanges

10 Things to Know About 1031 ExchangesYou’ve probably heard of a 1031 exchange, but have you ever considered the benefits of using one to defer taxes when you sell a property? Wondering how it

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Waterfront Home Just Listed In Dunedin With Separate Guest Apartment

WATERFRONT HOME JUST LISTED IN DUNEDIN, FL2BR/2BA+Bonus Room in the Main Home AND a Detached 1BR/1BA Guest Apartment Over the 2-Car Garage!ENJOY BREATHTAKING GULF VIEWS & WALK TO

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4 Bedroom Waterfront Home For Sale In Redington Beach FL Area

4 Bedroom Waterfront Home For Sale in Redington Beach Area!Listed for sale by The Sandy Hartmann GroupENJOY SPECTACULAR, WIDE OPEN WATER VIEWS OF THE INTRACOASTAL WATERWAY, PLUS STUNNING UPDATES

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The Sandy Hartmann Group Promise

The Sandy Hartmann Group Promise To Our ClientsWe know you have a lot of choices when it comes to picking an experienced and qualified Realtor to help you buy or sell a home in the Pinellas County

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The Latest Real Estate Stats For Pinellas County

The May 2019 real estate market stats are out! As you may remember from last month, our prediction was that the market would continue to show positive signs of growth, and the May stats have

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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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Luxury Home For Sale In Pass A Grille Beach FL

Luxury Home for Sale in Pass a Grille Beach FL- Live in Tampa Bay!Listed by the Sandy Hartmann Group of Keller Williams RealtyWELCOME TO THE REMARKABLE 'TARIFA' RESIDENCE IN PASS A GRILLE ,

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Find Out What The Latest Real Estate Stats Are Really Telling Us

Find Out What The April 2019 Real Estate Stats Are Really Showing UsHeadlines in the news can be misleading, so we've taken the time to do a thorough breakdown of the latest April 2019 real

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Your Real Estate Market Update For February 2019

Your Tampa Bay, Florida Real Estate Market UpdateThe February 2019 Real Estate Market Stats for Tampa Bay are in! Once again, we have some positive news to report about our market in Pinellas

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4 Bedroom Luxury Home For Sale Close To The Beaches

Absolutely Beautiful 4 Bedroom Home For Sale in Seminole, FLLive Minutes from the Gulf Beaches!WELCOME TO THE COMMUNITY AT WEST RIDGE IN SEMINOLE! Located in a beautiful deed-restricted

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Your Tampa Bay Real Estate Market Update

Pinellas County Real Estate Market UpdateThe January 2019 real estate stats are in and there’s a lot to talk about this time around, so let’s get to it!As expected, home prices in Pinellas

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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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Preparing To Sell Your Home And The Most Important Things To Focus On

     Preparing to sell your home can be a very emotional and sometimes daunting, exhausting task. Many sellers ask themselves "where do I begin" or worse yet are sometimes in denial

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6000 Square Feet Of Soul At An Unbelievable Price

An estate for $300,000? Yes and it’s Aretha Franklin’s! I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the other morning that you could purchase an icon’s mansion, almost 6000 square feet + 1/2 acre

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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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Nothing Keeps A House On The Market Longer Than Overpricing

Nothing keeps a house on the market longer than a high price tag that doesn't represent the current state of the housing market and the true value of your home. Some misconceptions that home owners

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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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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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Sell Your Seminole FL Home Fast

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Get An Instant Home Value In Just Minutes

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Military Home Buying Services

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Updated 4 Bedroom Home For Sale In St Petersburg FL

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Stunning Treasure Island 5 Bedroom Waterfront Home For Sale On Isle Of Capri

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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Waterfront Home For Sale In Largo FL

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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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Tampa Bay FL Luxury Real Estate Market Update And More

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JUST LISTED FOR SALE IN SEMINOLE BY SANDY HARTMANN & ASSOCIATES! LUXURIOUS 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 car garage home (PLUS a HUGE detached 5-car garage!) situated on 1.13 acres of

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Tampa Bay FL Flood Insurance Updates You Need To Know About

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3 Great Affordable Furniture Stores We Love In Tampa Bay

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4 Bedroom Home For Sale In Seminole FL

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Condo For Sale In St Pete Beach FL

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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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Bardmoor Home For Sale On The Golf Course

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Residential Land For Sale In Seminole FL

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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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Rising Sales In A Recovering Market

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April Real Estate Market Update

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SEE THIS LISTING BEFORE IT GOES ON THE MLS!4BR/3BA, 1954 Sq Ft, Saltwater Pool & SpaOffered at $409,900MOVE RIGHT IN TO THIS BEAUTIFULLY UPDATED 4BR/3BA HOME ON THE 2ND HOLE OF THE SEMINOLE

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Sandy Hartmann Named Ms Seminole 2016

The team at The Sandy Hartmann Group 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

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Seminole Open Houses

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