Mike Hall's Blog Posts

Discover Greater Woodlawn And Crescent Heights Neighborhoods Of St Petersburg Florida

Discover Greater Woodlawn and Crescent Heights Neighborhoods of St. Petersburg, FloridaNeighborhoods We Love: Greater Woodlawn and Crescent HeightsAre you searching for historic charm, shady tree

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The Benefits Of Buying A MultiGenerational Home

The Benefits of Buying a Multi-Generational Home Have high interest rates and housing costs discouraged you in your home search? Like many buyers, purchasing a home and taking on a mortgage,

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5 Creative Tablescapes For The Holiday Season

5 Creative Tablescapes For The Holiday SeasonThe holidays are almost here, and that means you're probably getting ready to host at least one festive dinner party for family and friends. What is

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Make Your Turkey The Talk Of The Table

Make Your Turkey The Talk Of The TableAs Thanksgiving quickly approaches, families everywhere are looking forward to the quintessential golden turkey. Whether you're a traditionalist that swears

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Why We Love The City Of Gulfport Florida

Why We Love The City of Gulfport, FloridaPinellas County certainly has its share of beautiful beaches- many of them have received numerous national awards for their sparkling white sand

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Where To See The Fireworks Around Tampa Bay July 4th 2023

Where To See The Fireworks Around Tampa Bay July 4th, 2023The 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

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The Top 5 Things Buyers Want In A Home In 2023

The Top 5 Things Buyers Want in a Home in 2023Neutral Paint Colors- If you’re prepping your home to sell and want to make sure it appeals to today’s buyers, slap on a fresh coat of interior

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Top 10 Summer Backyard BBQ Recipes

Top 10 Summer Backyard BBQ RecipesSummer is here, and you know what that means? It's time for family, friends, and firing up the grill! We are sharing our top 10 backyard bbq recipes that are

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Learn More About Why Residents Love Tierra Verde Florida

Neighborhood Spotlight: Why We Love Tierra Verde, FloridaLocated at the Southernmost tip of Pinellas County just over the Pinellas Bayway Bridge, you'll find the tropical island paradise

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Explore The Dolphin Cay Neighborhood Of St Petersburg Florida

Explore the Dolphin Cay Neighborhood of St Petersburg, FloridaDolphin Cay is one of St. Petersburg's most prestigious and unique waterfront gated communities. Filled with resort-style

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Luxury Waterfront Condo For Sale In The Redington Shores Yacht And Tennis Club

Luxury Waterfront Condo For Sale In The Redington Shores Yacht And Tennis Club17745 Gulf Blvd #303, Redington Shores, FL 33708Offered for $1,500,0003BR/3.5BA (+Den)3,020 Sq Ft + 2 Reserved Parking

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10 Tips To Prepare Your Home For Hurricane Season

10 Tips to Prepare Your Home for Hurricane SeasonRunning from June 1st to November 30th, hurricane season is quickly approaching the Tampa Bay area once again. To help you prepare in advance,

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Learn More About Indian Shores And Indian Rocks Beach Florida

Learn More About Indian Shores And Indian Rocks Beach, Florida Longing for small-town charm, blue skies, and white-sand beaches? There is a 5.2 mile stretch of barrier islands along the

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5 Reasons Why 2023 Is A Great Year To Buy A Home In Florida

5 Reasons Why 2023 is a Great Year to Buy a Home in FloridaWhile the Florida housing market has seen a deceleration in the real estate market over the past few months, mortgage rates are beginning

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Magnificent 5 Bedroom Waterfront Home For Sale On Isle Of Capri In Treasure Island Florida

Magnificent 5-Bedroom Waterfront Home for Sale on Isle of Capri in Treasure Island, Florida12570 6th St E, Treasure Island, FL 33706DON’T MISS THIS BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED SPANISH MEDITERRANEAN

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Beautiful And Simple Thanksgiving Appetizer

A Beautiful and Simple Thanksgiving Appetizer If you’re looking for a beautiful and simple Thanksgiving appetizer to serve, creating a cheese and charcuterie board full of favorite fall

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Discover The Pink Streets In St Petersburg Florida

Discover The Pink Streets In St. Petersburg, Florida Looking for a unique neighborhood in St Petersburg, FL to invest in? You'll love this area of St. Pete's Greater Pinellas Point,

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6 Things To Avoid After Applying For A Home Loan

6 Things To Avoid After Applying for a Home LoanIf you're a 1st-time home buyer or a just a buyer who's moving for the first time in many years, then chances are you already know that

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5 Steps To Avoid Key Delays On Closing Day

5 Steps to Avoid Key Delays on Closing DayWant to avoid key delays on closing day? While the closing day can seem to be straightforward, many little moving parts need to fire at exactly the right

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Just Reduced Homes For Sale In And Around The Gulf Beaches Of Pinellas County Florida

Just Reduced Homes In and Around the Gulf Beaches of Pinellas County, FloridaThinking about buying a beach home along the Gulf Beaches of Pinellas County, FL? Is the sparkling white sand and blue

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List Of Open Houses In Gulfport Florida

See a List Of Open Houses in Gulfport, Florida Now...Looking for a home in Gulfport, Florida so you can be in close proximity to the beaches, Downtown St. Pete and all the fun the Gulfport-Pasadena

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Key Terms For First Time Home Buyers To Know

Key Terms for First-Time Homebuyers to KnowDo words like, 'Appraisal' and 'Equity' make you uneasy? It's not abnormal to feel overwhelmed when you're beginning the journey of homeownership for

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The Best Reason To Sell Your House Today

The #1 Reason To Sell Your House TodayAlmost every industry is currently struggling with supply chain disruptions. This also applies to the current U.S. housing market, where buyer demand far

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Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help You Achieve Homeownership

Down Payment Assistance Programs Can Help You Achieve HomeownershipFor many homebuyers, the thought of saving for a down payment can feel daunting, especially in today’s market. That’s why, when

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10 Fun Facts About Living In The State Of Florida

10 Fun Facts About Living in the State of FloridaThinking about moving to Florida and want a little more information about living in the Sunshine State? At the Sandy Hartmann Real Estate Group, we

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One Of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

One of Our Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert RecipesRustic French Apple Tart We're sharing our favorite French Apple Tart Recipe to get you in a festive mood! Fall is the season that ushers in the

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5 Tips For Making An Offer On Your Next Home

5 Tips for Making An Offer On Your Next HomeIn today’s sellers’ market, standing out as a home buyer is critical. Multiple offer scenarios and bidding wars are the norm due to the low

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How To Style Your Fireplace Mantel With A TV

How To Style Your Fireplace Mantel With A TVDesigning a living room can be a challenge when there are competing objects in the space demanding attention. By mounting a flat-screen TV over a

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10 Bathroom Trends For 2021

10 Bathroom Trends for 2021This past year has taught us that the idea of home is just as much about how we function in a space as it is about how it makes us feel. The bathroom is the ideal space to

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Top 10 Instagram Worthy Kitchen Trends For 2021

Top 10 Instagram-worthy Kitchen Trends for 2021According to a new study from the European-based kitchen design company, Wren Kitchens, the most Instagram-worthy kitchen color trend for 2021 is,

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Discover The Bay Island 55 Plus Condo Community In South Pasadena

Discover the Bay Island 55+ Community in South Pasadena, FloridaIf you’ve been looking for the perfect 55+ community in Florida that’s just minutes from award-winning Gulf Beaches, overlooking

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Tampa Bays Healthy Housing Market Explained In 6 Simple Graphs

Tampa Bay's Healthy Housing Market Explained in 6 Simple GraphsLast year, many involved in the residential housing industry in Tampa Bay feared our local market would be crushed under the

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Why We Love Pass A Grille Beach Florida

Why We Love Pass-a-Grille Beach, FloridaSurrounded by water on 3 sides at the southern end of the barrier island, you’ll find the timelessly beautiful & relaxed beach town of Pass-a-Grille.

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Discover Treasure Island Florida

Discover Treasure Island, Florida Are you searching for that old Florida feel, wrapped up in warm Gulf breezes, expansive white sandy beaches and beautiful sunsets? Then look no further than

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St Pete Pier Makes Top 10 For Best New Attraction

St. Pete Pier Makes Top 10 For Best New AttractionThe long-awaited St. Pete Pier, which just made its grand debut on July 5th, is already making national news. The $93 million St. Pete

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The Benefit Of Low Mortgage Rates And Increased Purchasing Power

The Benefit of Low Mortgage Rates & Increased Purchasing PowerOver the past year, mortgage rates have fallen more than a full percentage point, hitting a new historic low 15

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5 Reasons To Sell A Home This Winter

5 Reasons To Sell A Home This Winter While most people wait until after The New Year to list their homes on the market,  let’s unpack the top 5 reasons why listing a house this

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7 Key Terms In The Home Buying Process

7 Key Terms In The Home Buying ProcessBuying a home can be intimidating if you're not familiar with the key terms used throughout the process. To point you in the right direction, here's a list of

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Before After The Big Feast

Before and After the Thanksgiving FeastThis week we are sharing a deliciously easy breakfast to hold your family and friends over until the BIG FEAST! Then, a simple recipe to make that will have

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2020s Top Misconceptions About 1031 Exchanges

2020s Top Misconceptions About 1031 ExchangesWe're sharing the Top 10 Misconceptions the public has about 1031 exchanges in 2020. Check out this excellent article courtesy of one of our preferred

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3 Bedroom Home In Oakhurst Shores For Sale

3 Bedroom Home In Oakhurst Shores For Sale 5999 Oakhurst Drive, Seminole, FL 337763 Bedroom | 2 Bathrooms | 2-Car Garage | 1,782 SqFtBIKE TO THE BEACHES FROM THIS SPACIOUS-

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The Largo Public Library Is Truly A Hidden Gem

The Largo Public Library Is Truly A Hidden Gem in Tampa BayThe Largo Public Library is a place that is truly a hidden gem in the Pinellas County Community. The Largo Public Library is a local

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7 Tips To Getting Your Offer Accepted If You Are Dying To Buy

7 Tips to Getting Your Offer Accepted If You Are Dying To BuyDying to buy in a seller's market? We understand how exciting it can be to take the plunge and search for a perfect home for you and

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Why Selling Might Be Your Best Move This Fall

Why Selling Might Be Your Best Move this FallIf moving is on your mind, selling your house this fall might be the way to go. Here are four highlights in the local market that might make your

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Our Favorite Pumpkin Spice Recipes For The Fall

Our Favorite Pumpkin Spice Recipes for the Fall  To kick off the season, we're sharing some of our favorite pumpkin spice recipes to get you in a festive fall mood! There's something unique

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