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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas KW

May your lives be filled with blessings, at Christmastime and always.

Merry Christmas!

Home Alone’s Home Decor

Home Alone's Home Decor from Joss & Main

Joss & Main is currently featuring a home decor collection inspired by the classic Christmas movie Home Alone.

The collection mirrors the furniture, decor, and thematic elements found in the movie.

It brought a smile to my face.

Here are a few of my favorite pieces:

Buckingham Fireplace Screen  |  Home Alone Inspired Decor

Elizabeth Sofa  |  Home Alone Inspired Decor

5-Piece Pierce Fireplace Tool Set  |  Home Alone Inspired Decor

4' Faux Pre-Lit Christmas Tree with Urn  |  Home Alone Inspired Decor

Ice Skating in New York Framed Art Print  |  Home Alone Inspired Decor

See the whole Home Alone Collection at Joss & Main until the end of December!

Community Performances at The Shops at Wiregrass for December 2013

There will be 25 different community groups performing at The Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel this month.

The performances include local church choirs, dancing troupes, and puppet theaters.

You can find out details on the printable PDF calendar.

Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

Tips for Hanging Christmas Lights

Image: Veer

Did you hang your Christmas lights yet?

A few of my neighbors had theirs lit on Thanksgiving.  But whenever you do decide to deck your house in holiday style, be sure to follow these safety tips:

  • Inspect light for fire hazards like frayed cords and broken sockets.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s suggestions for connecting multiple strings, since the recommended is usually three.
  • Don’t use indoor lights outside and don’t use outside lights indoors.
  • Take lights down within 90 days to avoid overexposure to the elements.
  • Pack them safely to lessen damage that could cause fire hazards.

Read more about Christmas light safety at House Logic.

Winter Wonderland Celebration of Lights

The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland Celebration of Lights will take place twice in December at Jay B. Starkey Wilderness Park.

It’s a drive-through event, where you can experience the magic of a light show and Christmas music from your car.

It runs Dec. 11-14 and 18-21 from 6 to 10 p.m. and entry is $2 per vehicle.

Easily accessible from many areas in Tampa Bay, the park is just off of S.R. 54 in New Port Richey.

You can find the park at 10500 Wilderness Drive, New Port Richey, FL 34654 and find more information at Pasco County’s website.

Thinking about buying or selling a house in Tampa Bay?  Contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa!

Symphony In Lights at The Shops at Wiregrass

The annual Symphony In Lights at The Shops at Wiregrass is back!

From November 16th through December 31st, you can experience the lights and the music and the “snow” at Wiregrass’s winter wonderland!

Enjoy Christmas music from the Trans Siberian Orchestra in the Center Court along with a choreographed show of 250,000 colorful lights and magical clouds of snow flurries.

The show will take place nightly at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm.

Find out more at Wiregrass Events.

Is listing your home for sale during the holidays a good idea?  Find out at 5 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays.

Enchanted Tree Lighting at Hyde Park Village

Enchanted Tree Lighting at Hyde Park Village

The Enchanted Tree Lighting Ceremony & Holiday Street Party will take place Saturday, November 23rd in Hyde Park Village from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This holiday spectacle of lights, food, and live entertainment has been celebrated annually for nearly 20 years.

Santa will be lighting the 30 ft Enchanted Christmas Tree, which will “dance” with light to a variety of favorite Christmas tunes hourly at 6, 7, 8, and 9 p.m.

There will be complimentary treats and entertainment of all sorts for the entire family (friendly dogs welcome, too!).  The festival and parking are free, but parking fills up quickly, so be sure to arrive early.

To see the entire schedule of entertainment and events, the sponsors, the activities, the beer trucks, and more, visit Hyde Park Village.

Thinking of buying or selling a house in the Tampa Bay area?  Visit Rosemary Sells Tampa!

5 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays

5 Reasons to List Your Home For Sale During the Holidays

5 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays: 

1.  There are fewer homes on the market during the holidays.  Less supply means more demand for your house.  More demand means a quicker sale.

2.  Buyers are more emotional during the holiday season.  They’re more likely to fall in love with your house and, if they are already in love with your house when they make their offer, they’ll be more willing to pay your price.

3.  Buyers have more free time.  Buyers are more likely to have more free time during the week during the holiday season.  Showings will be more likely to be at more convenient times for you.

4.  But, you don’t have to worry about your celebrations being disturbed.  You can request that there are no showings on Christmas or any other days that you’d rather be left alone.  People are still shopping on the days surrounding these holidays.

5.  Buyers who are shopping during the holidays are more serious.  They’d rather be celebrating the season, but they’re house-shopping instead because they need to find a home.

Looking for advice about listing a home in the Tampa Bay area?  Contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa!