Tag Archive | Tampa Bay Area

Property Virgins is Coming to Tampa Bay

Egypt Sherrod from Property Virgins

Are you a property virgin?  Are you looking to buy your first home in the Tampa Bay area?

You’re in luck!  Egypt Sherrod and Property Virgins are coming to Tampa Bay and they want to help you find your dream home!

They’re looking for first time buyers who are planning to purchase a home during the March to June 2014 time frame.

If you’re interested in appearing on the show, please contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa!

Stunning Lakefront Property Available in Tampa, FL

Stunning Lakefront Property Available in Tampa, FL

Surround yourself with the beauty of Florida, at this half acre lot with 70 feet of water frontage on Little Half Moon Lake.

It’s a nature lover’s paradise, with stunning lake views balanced by the shade of the Cypress and Oak trees. It’s located near the end of a quiet, dead-end street, in a secluded area that feels like it’s far from everything, but is actually just around the corner from every amenity you could ever want or need.

The property is close to Carrollwood’s unique and abundant amenities, with very easy access to the Veteran’s Expressway, which will quickly take you to downtown Tampa and its luxury shopping and restaurants, Tampa International Airport, and the gulf beaches.

The lot is frequented by various types of birds, from woodpeckers to herons to ducks, and is populated with some native edible fruit trees, like mulberries, cherries, and bananas.

There’s plenty of room to build your perfect dream home on this lot, and there is already a large shed on the property that has electric and can function as storage or a workshop.

Enjoy the unmatched beauty of the sunsets of Florida’s west coast as you fish from your own backyard, with the gentle breezes that come off the lake, carrying the calls of the local birds and the scent of the blooming gardenias.

Stunning Lakefront Property Available in Tampa, FL

Stunning Lakefront Property Available in Tampa, FL

Stunning Lakefront Property Available in Tampa, FL

Stunning Lakefront Property Available in Tampa, FL

Check out the Virtual Tour for more photos and details, and contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa if you would like more information.

Florida’s Largest Home Show (And Me Holding an Alligator)

Florida's Largest Home Show

The 28th Annual Florida’s Largest Home Show is now at the Florida State Fairgrounds!

From October 18-20, you can explore over 900 exhibits at the Expo Hall on U.S. 301 in Tampa.  There are many products and services there for you to view, and representatives of the companies to answer all of your questions.

It’s a great way to spend the afternoon, whether you’re looking to remodel, repair, or re-decorate your home, or you’re just interested in finding a unique product that’s made locally!

Florida's Largest Home Show

I’ll be writing a few blog posts to highlight some of the companies I was especially interested in, including photos, company details, and contact information.

And, just for fun, here is a photo of me with an alligator from the Suncoast Primate Sanctuary Foundation:

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I was sad that they wouldn’t let me keep the little guy…

And you’ll have to excuse my humidity-wracked hair that was pulled back into a messy ponytail.  It may be mid-October, but it’s still a little warm in Tampa.  🙂

You can get more info on the home show and find out about future dates at Florida’s Largest Home Show.

If you want to buy or sell a home in the Tampa Bay area, visit me at Rosemary Sells Tampa!

Here are some highlights from the home show:

Pirate Jonny’s BBQ Rubs and Caribbean Seasonings

Moore Shelving: The Pull Out Shelf Company

Delta Stone Products: Stucco Renew

The Kitchen and Bath Factory: Freestanding Tubs

Misting Fans by A-Niks Outdoor Comfort Solutions

Backyard BBQ Grand Opening at Connerton in Land o’ Lakes

Next Saturday, October 19th, Taylor Morrison will be hosting a Backyard Barbeque Grand Opening Event at the Connerton community in Land o’ Lakes, FL.

It’s a celebration of the newest model home in the Gardenia Glen neighborhood, which is Connerton’s only gated and maintenance-free community.

There will be food, music, kid-friendly activities, and prize giveaways.  Stop by between noon and 4 p.m.

Some of the Taylor Morrison homes featured in Connerton include:

Douglas by Taylor Morrison

Douglas by Taylor Morrison

   Kentwood by Taylor Morrison

Kentwood by Taylor Morrison

Waverly by Taylor Morrison

Waverly by Taylor Morrison

Connerton is located about 7 miles north of S.R. 54 on the east side of U.S. 41.

Get event and community details, as well as driving directions, at the Taylor Morrison website.

Want to find more great homes in Tampa Bay?  Visit Rosemary Sells Tampa!

Should You Hire a Real Estate Agent?

Thinking about trying to sell your house on your own?

Most For Sale By Owners wind up hiring a REALTOR to sell their homes.


One reason is that the price a REALTOR will get for a house averages about 19% more than what a home owner selling it themselves will get.  In other words, even with the cost of an agent’s commission, you’d still make more profit using a REALTOR then selling it yourself.

Also, nearly a third of all home sales come from agent to agent communications.  Who would want to shut themselves out of such a large share of the market?

Check this out:

Have a house to sell in the Tampa Bay area?  Contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa.

(Statistics from NAR)

5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell

Want to sell your home?

Try some Feng Shui!

5 quick tips include:

1.  Pay special attention to the front door.
2.  Chi energy can be flushed away wherever there are drains.
3.  The master bed should be in a place of honor, power, and protection.
4.  The dining room symbolizes the energy and power of family togetherness.
5.  The windows are considered to be the eyes of the home.

Read the details at the National Association of REALTOR’s article 5 Feng Shui Concepts to Help a Home Sell.

Have a house to sell in the Tampa Bay area?  Visit Rosemary Sells Tampa!

Is Curb Appeal Important in Selling Your Home?

When you go to sell your home, is curb appeal really an important factor?


Keller Williams research shows that homes with improved curb appeal sell 7 days faster:

If you’ve got a home in the Tampa Bay area that you want to sell, contact me at Rosemary Sells Tampa.

And if you’re selling your home – no matter where – you should check out my Home Staging Tips for selling your house faster!