Tuesday, July 24, 2018

4 Bedroom 3.5 Bathroom Pool home For Sale Treasure Island



2014 till now average family stays in home stats

Over the last 20 years a family housing move stats.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) keeps historical data on many aspects of homeownership. One of their data points, which has changed dramatically, is the median tenure of a family in a home, meaning how long a family stays in a home prior to moving.

As the graph below shows, over the last twenty years (1985-2008), the median tenure averaged exactly six years. However, since 2014, that average is almost ten years – an increase of almost 50%.

This is intesting stats don’t you think?

Especially in the last 6 years.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Adorable home for sale on Boca Ciega Isle Dr, St Pete Beach


Adorable, home for sale on Boca Ciega IsleSt Pete Beach.

2/1/1 1949 built Mid-Century modern, lots of light with high ceilings and a fireplace at its heart.

The home expands into a fully fenced quiet lot, 60' x 100', in the center of a natural island with only one street and 2 waterfront parks on the east of LIDO Beach access on 46th ave St Pete Beach


BOCA CIEGA ISLE is a uniquely located popular neighborhood on St Pete Beach FL,33706.

St. Pete Beach Living @flabeachliving

Diana Sames   
                                                                 Call 727-776-0122
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Monday, June 18, 2018

Pinellas Point St Petersburg’s largest neighborhood

Pinellas Point St Petersburg’s largest neighborhood on its Southern waterfront Tip 

Pinellas Point on St Petersburg’s South East tip.
Bay Vista Park 
Fishing Boat Access Picnicking Check it out!
What is FOR SALE in Pinellas Point A.
Pinellas Point Section A

Bay Vista Park
Beautiful Pinellas Point  St Petersburg Florida 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Island Estates Clearwater Beach Homes For Sale

Island Estates Waterfront home FOR SALE    Coming Soon presented by Island Estates Realtor Proffessional Island Estates Waterfront Specialist Diana Sames REMAX Preferred.
http://islandestates Hines.info/
This is A Prime location at the north end of Island Way.  
A  4 bedroom 3 Bath mol Pool Home For Sale Clearwater Beach Florida 33767 

Island Estates Waterfront Home For Sale under 1 million dollars 4 bedroom 2.5 Bathroom updated ranch pool home for sale at the east end of Island way, ISLAND ESTATES 
Clearwater Beach, Florida built up high and engineered well in the north part of the Tampa Bay Beaches and Barrier Islands 

Call Diana Sames Realtor 727-776-0122

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Summer Pool Maintenance 101

Summer Pool Maintenance 101: By understanding the cost of owning a pool and how to care for it, you
can avoid the common and costly mistakes that take the fun out of pool ownership.
It’s a Rainy day on the beaches: time to brush up on the nitty gritty on ownd in a pool
I thought this Article summer pool maintenance was a good 101 brush up to owning a pool or deciding if you want to own a pool.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Does home ownership matter still in 2018?

Does Home Ownership matter to people, to communities, and to America? 
  • For every two homes sold, one job is created in the U.S.
  • Each purchase generates as much as $60,000 in economic activity over time.
  • .Some who care about creating jobs also argue that home ownership may be overrated
and that we might be better off as a nation of renters.
If that’s of concern to you, follow the debate about federal government incentives to homeownership—the outcome of which will determine whether the average American can still get an affordable -mortgage and whether homeowners can continue to deduct their mortgage interest as a benefit of homeownership.

Financing and Taxes

Home Statistics for past year: March 2017 rise 1.1 percent in March 2018

Home Statistics March 2018 to now 2018 rise 1.1 percent.
Watch the NAR Forcast Below.

73rd month of Price increase
106 mil in homes for Sale. Inventory is DOWN. Less Inventory.
Buy Interest is still strong. lack of inventory.
Late summer we may see more listings coming on the market?

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Long Bayou a gated 55+ Retirement community in St Pete 33708

            See what is for sale now at www.longbayou.info


A Gated 55+ Community that has a large clubhouse, see the picture above you can easily pull up in the rain!!
Look at the active Website of activities here  www.longbayoucondos.com

Tennis courts on the bayou

Friday, May 4, 2018

Island Estates luxury waterfront living CLEARWATER Beach

To See Waterfront homes For Sale in Island Estates Clearwater Beach Florida go to 

Call Diana Sames 727-776-0122 REMAX Prefered 

Monday, April 30, 2018

St. Pete Beach Living the Sunset capital of Florida

So many ways to enjoy St Pete Beach Living, especially at Sunset!
Just for fun ..

Just a few minutes from home are several St Pete Beach beach Access options. 

Tonight it’s Elcentro to north Don Cesar Place 

Grey glow as I park my pony in the pink glow
I  love to celebrate  St Pete Beach Living at Sunset

and the Red ball falls and the sky is grey 


Grey as the reflection is nay but the red ball falls

And the red ball falls ..we respond 

As the red ball falls 
We huddle as the red ball falls 

Stillness clings

reflection reigns

as the red ball falls April passes 

the gulf breeze blows as I run my bike up the BonAire dune to 44th true.
Onward Home. 
St. Pete Beach Living
 Grow, neighbors grow, happy,  smiles, front porch stories. 
Sunset wave, hi, hug, bye, moon rise comes, gulf breeze blow. 
race 44th bike, pink moon rise, breeze blow
neighbors by walk, puppies, run, the moon turns gold excited as neighbors walk,  glow pink moon rises orange oh island glow.good night April 
Love my island home 
St Pete Beach living 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

RE/MAX February 2018 Housing Report


Realtor Passionately Selling FL Beach Living!
Call for a consultation about selling your home today!
Diana Sames 
RE/MAX Preferred 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

NON USA residents and FIRPTA or F.I.R.P.T.A.

FlaBeachLiving -click Partners and Roberge

NON USA residents need to understand FI.R.P.T.A.

Understanding USA law is Key. Call Roberge.

Diana Sames said " I have has been selling REAL ESTATE with RE/MAX Preferred
Since 2001. I highly recommend".

NON USA residents and  FIRPTA or F.I.R.P.T.A.
"Roberge and now Roberge-Poskus, has been an excellent partner in referring our buyers and sellers"
 They are located in St. Petersburg Office
One Beach Drive SE Suite 220
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 822-9393
Fax: (727) 823-6781

"We team up with Title Company partners, to Help YOU get your funds safely home. Like 
Linda Esielionis she will guide you through the transaction. She is now back on St Pete Beach, too"

Licensed Title Agent | Escrow Closer

 p: (727) 614-8500 x 317 f: (727) 350-5295 
a: 7127 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, FL 33706 

Proud member of FLTA and ALTA. Make sure you only do business with professionals who are members of these associations and are independently certified in Best Practices.

www.RemaxWorkingForYou.com  this is a real-time light show that will only work if you have adobe flash download

 Diana Sames REMAX Preferred  

Cell 727-776-0122

Call with any questions or concerns.


If this is helpful Please leave feedback here on this blog.-------------------Thank you!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Arbor Grove ground floor garden 1 bedroom For Sale

Arbor Grove Condominiums in Pinellas Point St Petersburg Florida 33711

All Arbor Grove condos have Screened Patios and also Washer and Dryers.To see a history of Sales and to see what is for sale in Arbor Grove condominiums, a Gated Community all Condos for sale include Screened Patios and Washer and Dryers  go to my website
www.ArborGrove.info to see what is for sale now in Arbor Grove and what has sold recently in Arbor Grove condos.

Popular Gated community Arbor Grove built in the 90's on the mainland of St Pete just behind St Pete Beach's' Pass-A-Grille and near the 275 freeway to Manatee county or Downtown St Petersburg.
300158thaves601.eproptours.com Screened Patios and also Washer and Dryers.

Originally built as an apartment complex then sold around 2006 to a developer who turned Arbor Heights into Arbor Grove and virtually sold out before going Bankrupt and leaving the homeowners in-charge. They have done an excellent job of guiding the community in unstable times with stability and pragmatism.
See all the Condo Documents at 300158thaves601.eproptours.com sidebar under Documents.
Arbor Grove Homeowners hired Resource Property Management.  The Homeowners have a full-time onsite Property Manager
To see a history of Sales and to see what is for sale in Arbor Grove now go to my website

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Buying in Florida 101: What is the 50% rule? Learn more below.

What is the 50% Rule?  How does it affect me the Buyer?
  The Beaches are Barrier Island and definitely in A flood zone.
                                                        Click here to see A-zones seen here is RED.

In order to continue to secure the benefits of participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) for citizens of all Pinellas County Beaches cities benefit. It is needful for each City to comply with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requirements for renovations and additions in “AE” and “VE” Coastal High hazard zones. FEMA requirements affect existing buildings that were not constructed at minimum flood elevation when such buildings are “substantially improved”. FEMA has defined substantial improvement; as any repair, reconstruction or improvement of a structure, the costs of which equals or exceeds fifty percent (50%) of the market value of the structure either before the improvement or repair is started, or before the damage occurred if the building has been damaged and is being restored.  
What does a Buyer Need to Know when looking at Beach property on the Barrier Islands?

So you can find out what you need to know and how you can a Savvy Beach investor or Beach buyer.
Here is one on my www.WelcometotheBeaches.com 

MLS #857837280
Madeira Beach FL Bungalow built 1940
  Home for Sale built 2 Beds
1 Baths
1,055 Sq.Ft
0.13 acres
Let's Look up at an example. The picture is of a small MadBeach Home Listed at 259k use this one or the one the one I chose below.

Madeira Beach
Are you looking to buy a home in Madeira Beach go to www.MadBeach.info
Choose a fixer-upper home. Copy the address. Then standby.

Visit the City of Madeira Beach Website http://madeirabeachfl.gov/
I took this screenshot picture below from their website. Look under the 78-degree temperature far right, for heading Helpful Links.
NOTE: Left of the malware pop up X
see this link and clink

How do you find out how much the house is worth vs the land?
Go to www.pcpao.org 
Search by address
Put in an address or choose one at www.madbeach.info
Here is my example:
MADEIRA BEACHClick here to this is what you get
Each time you may need to Accept their terms of Use.
On the same line as the date on the top far right you see this FEMA/WLM
Click on it it will tell you the valuation for FEMA Purposes.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Vina Del Mar Island Annual Rental small 2 bed 2 bath 1 car

Vina Del Mar Island Annual Rental $2100 per month Lease is going to be available for viewing and renting February 1st 2018. Your lease is with the owner but all screenings applications and Processing is with Beachside Rentals Inc. Application link Below.

                               Vina Del Mar accessed from Pass-A-Grille on St Pete Beach
Small concrete block home with 2 bed 1 bath plus another full bathroom in the garage.
The home has 1063 sq ft of lovely Terrazzo Floors. The may be small but it is light and open with lots of can - mood lighting and fans. Under-roof it has over 1800 sq ft roof and a circle driveway.

It is also only a few houses walk to the large VINA DEL MAR PARK

You can Return from the beach and ride your bicycles straight
around to the homes enormous backyard and accessed its large laundry room, awaiting your washer and dryer, with your wet beach towels, a shower and garage bathroom.
Lots to do in nearby Pass-A-Grille Beach Especially Sunset Gatherings.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Security Deposit Questions. SEASONAL Vs a SHORT term Vs a LONG Term Tenant Tenancy Deposits

Security Deposit Questions.

SEASONAL Verses SHORT term Verses LONG Term, what should be the deposit?

This is a common question when renting out your home or condo.

LONG TERM Lease. Leases are required. Reference FLORIDA Statutes Landlord Tenant Act.
Best Practice I follow recommend is $50 less than the rent held in Trust for the Tenant.
Here is an example
Beachside Rental Online Rental application
Criteria required disclosed that needed for Long-term Renters.

SHORT TERM Tenancy is usually WEEKLY. Leases not usually required.
Most Vacation Weekly rental sites do 10% or $275- $500 a week.
HomeAway.com VRBO.com AirBNB.com
Most of these special insurance policies.

SEASONAL TERM Lease is the 3rd Category.
In Florida, the Winter Season is the main season. Snowbirds come for up to 6 months.
Anything from 1to 6 months is Seasonal.
If Rent is $3,000 -5,000per month then Security Deposits are usually as low as $1000 - $2500.
These Deposit amounts are whatever a landlord decides. 
All deposits are governed by FL Law Landlord Tenant act.

Most Seasonal Rents are paid up front for the full term 60 days before the term begins.
A 13% Sales Tax is added to the Full Season Rent and Cleaning fee.
 A deposit holds it for the next year as an example.
AT BEACHSIDE RENTALS INC. these initial deposits and the full-term rents ( 1 month or 4 months ) are deposited but held in trust until after there arrival.

MORE on Short Term Rentals on Tampa Bay Beaches

Diana Sames Beachside Rentals INC.  I am NOT an Attorney.

Agent and Realtor 727-776-0122
Office 727-367-3636  REMAX Preferred St Pete Beach FL 33706
Rental Criteria and application