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Register for the Florida Realtor Convention-attend Global meetings, learn about new ways to find buyers & sellers, new laws, attend ReBar camp, network with Realtors from around the state, visit the expo & see new products and maybe even meet me-Ryan Serhant!! As I say, “Expansion. Always, in all ways!”
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Tuesday, August 20-Sunday, August 25th, 2019
Florida Realtors Convention Aug 2019
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Hope to see you there!!

Coastal Properties Group International is the Leader in Luxury Real Estate in the Tampa Bay Area from St Petersburg to St Pete Beach to Clearwater Beach to Tampa! For two years in row, Coastal Properties Group International has been the affiliate of the year for Christie’s International Real Estate. I rarely toot my own horn, but I am so proud to be a member of such a wonderful group of Real Estate Advisors. This is the beginning of my 5th year with Coastal Properties International and I plan to be with them for many more years. As an invitation-only boutique brokerage, we specialize in beach, waterfront and luxury properties. We understand what it takes to market and sell a luxury home or estate. Coastal Properties Group sells an average of five properties per day; and a waterfront property every day.

Great graphic showing how green we are in Pinellas County, Florida. Pinellas County includes the area between St Petersburg, St Pete Beach and Clearwater Beach. In this case, the green means primarily green parks for people and animals. Check out the graphic and then come to see for yourself.

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Check out the beaches ranked #1 and #3!! Yippee, Pinellas County has 2 beaches in the top 3. Clearwater Beach and St Pete Beach. I am so lucky to live sooooo close to both of these. Living the good life in St Pete, Florida!

From TripAdvisor via Tampa Bay Times

This is the third time in four years the beach has taken the top spot.
[Times]
[Times]

Clearwater Beach’s sandy shores have been named No. 1 in the United States by TripAdvisor’s annual top 25 beach ranking.

This is the third time in four years the beach has taken the top spot, based on visitor reviews on TripAdvisor’s website over the past 12 months. St. Pete Beach came in at No. 4.

“Clearwater Beach continues to be one of the best beaches in the world, and it’s special to have the millions who make up the TripAdvisor community reaffirm that it truly is the No. 1 beach in America for the second straight year,” said Leroy Bridges, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater’s vice president of communications.

Clearwater Beach also ranked on the travel website’s global list: No. 6 best beach in the world. Only one other U.S. beach made that list, and it’s in Hawaii.

The No. 6 ranking is a big jump for Clearwater Beach internationally. In 2016, TripAdvisor’s world list ranked it No. 20.

Florida’s beaches are regulars on other popular rankings, such as Dr. Beach, who has yet to release his 2019 list.

Of the top 25 U.S. beaches in the ranking, the most come from Florida, followed closely by Hawaii.

Here’s how the top 10 beaches in Florida measure up according to TripAdvisor and its users.

10. Hollywood Beach (National ranking: 15)

J PAT CARTER | ASSOCIATED PRESS
J PAT CARTER | ASSOCIATED PRESS

“It was a great walk and view of the water and very warm and friendly place with lots of places to go and eat.” -RonT4God

9. South Beach (National ranking: 14)

CARL JUSTE | MIAMI HERALD
CARL JUSTE | MIAMI HERALD

“Most of us has seen Miami in the movies…that Miami is South Beach. Great atmosphere from the morning to the late night. Full of bars, restaurant shops. It’s impossible to go to Miami and do not see this special place.” -paolovbossi

8. Navarre Beach (National ranking: 12)

ELLEN CREAGER | DETROIT FREE PRESS
ELLEN CREAGER | DETROIT FREE PRESS

“This is as secluded a beach I feel that you will find in our country. Miles of sandy beach, sparsely populated for now, followed by the National Gulf Seashore. Great for some surfing, walking, shelling, snorkeling, paragliding and other water sports.” -Meander694554

7. Fort Lauderdale Beach (National ranking: 9)

ROBERT MAYER | ASSOCIATED PRESS
ROBERT MAYER | ASSOCIATED PRESS

“I want to be anywhere with a beach and Fort Lauderdale by far has one of the most beautiful beaches in the United States. I love the great selection of food along the boardwalk, the safety the local law enforcement provide without being overbearing, and the live entertainment available just by walking by a restaurant.” -miaajones

6. St. Augustine Beach (National ranking: 8)

[DIRK SHADD | Times]
[DIRK SHADD | Times]

“The most startling thing to me is that the ocean is so close to such a charming and historically significant city. One could easily spend a week between the beautiful ocean, and touring St. Augustine.” -ldtc2

5. Siesta Beach (National ranking: 6)

[Times]
[Times]

“The best beach ever! The entire beach is made up of white quartz sand is completely combed every morning. After combing, the sand actually appears fluffy! If you can afford to stay on the beach, do so! This is a must-see beach!” – Dave C

4. Pensacola Beach (National ranking: 5)

BILL KACZOR | ASSOCIATED PRESS
BILL KACZOR | ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Sand that looks and feels like sugar, gorgeous turquoise water, wide expanses of beach. You won’t find a better beach anywhere in the world.” -evalynfromFlorida

3. St. Pete Beach (National ranking: 4)

CENTURY 21
CENTURY 21

“Great beach for families. Hotels are nice and not so big that it ruins the beach feel. The sand is sugar white and if you like looking for shells this is the place. Of course the sunsets are truly spectacular.” -josephc929

2. Panama City Beach (National ranking: 3)

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YPARTNERSHIP

“Just spent 5 days in PCB on our annual girls trip. Wonderful time! We will be back next year. Friendly people, beautiful water and amazing oysters.” -Suzeq1313

1. Clearwater Beach (National ranking: 1)

[DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]
[DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times]

“Had another fantastic afternoon spent on Clearwater beach last week, and the weather was perfect. I really enjoyed the white powdery sand as well as the various shops and restaurants all around. Just a ridiculously amazing sunset as well.” -SteveRainville99

For more on Florida Beaches, head to Floridabeachinsider.com.

Look which city made it into the top 20 places to visit this year in the USA according to TripAdvisor!! St Petersburg, Florida!! Yippee! For the last 13 years, I have called St Pete my home. It is surrounded by beautiful water, has gorgeous weather-especially at this time of year, tons of great restaurants representing food from around the world, farmers market, food trucks, unique shops, brew pubs, world famous museums, top-notch galleries, creative murals, waterfront parks, dog parks, boating, sports to watch or partake in, music venues, music festivals, Ribfest, Honda Grand Prix race running through the downtown along the waterfront and so much more. With an average of 361 days of sunshine per year, St Pete has the Guinness World Record for logging the most consecutive days of sunshine (768 days). Hmmm, maybe that is why it is nicknamed “The Sunshine City” in the Sunshine State.

I love it here. Come for a visit or to buy a home, I’ll be waiting for you.

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Nicknamed the “Sunshine City,” St. Petersburg is a warm and pleasant beach town on Florida’s Gulf Coast with much to see and do. Springtime visitors won’t want to miss the St. Petersburg Mainsail Arts Festival, a joyful celebration with artists, food, live music, and entertainment. There’s a lot to do out on the water in St. Petersburg, like this Mangrove Kayak Tour, or a Stand up Pedalboard Tour where you’re likely to spot dolphins and manatees. On a St. Petersburg Speedboat Adventure, you’ll take the wheel of your very own speedboat, exploring the coastline in style.

To see the other 19 cities, including BALTIMORE and BEND, Oregon, please go to https://www.tripadvisor.com/VacationRentalsBlog/2019/01/28/top-places-visit-usa-best-destinations/?fbclid=IwAR28G8o-j1FkD7sN5KIHbNvS_yBgD8wyshC9rWqL538tOaLrV0oCX_6EW1Y

Florida has a life expectancy of about 80 years, whereas Mississippi has the lowest life expectancy at 74.9 years.
— Read on www.wtsp.com/mobile/article/news/regional/florida/study-being-a-floridian-could-lead-to-a-longer-life/67-6f5fdc00-3d42-4628-9d1d-00674f0e1232

Nationwide existing-home sales increased in October after six straight months of decreases according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Closed Sales for Single Family were up 8.8%, with 1,121 in October 2018 versus 1,030 in October 2017. Dollar Volume for Single Family Homes saw a 17.7.0% increase from $306.3 million
in October 2017 to $360.6 million in 2018. Dollar Volume for Townhome/Condo increased 30.1% year-over-year, with $134.5 million in October 2017 compared to $175.1 million in October 2018.

The Median Sale Price for Single Family Homes was up by 13.3% from last year, at $259,900 for October 2018 versus $229,450 for October 2017. The Median Sale Price for Townhomes/Condos was $162,750 for October 2018, up 8.6% from
$149,900 in October 2017.
The Average Sale Price for Single Family Homes rose 8.2% from $297,387 in October 2017 to $321,704 in October 2018. The Median Time to Contract for Single Family Homes was 30 days in October 2018, down 3.2% from 31 days last October. The Median Time to Sale for Single Family Homes was 68 days this October, down 10.5%
from 76 days last October. The Months Supply of Inventory for Single Family Homes increased 11.5% year-over-year, with a 2.9 Month Supply this October, as compared to a 2.6 Month Supply in October 2017.
New Listings for Single Family for October 2018 were 1,433, up 9.2% from October 2017 at 1,312. The Active Listings for Single Family Homes rose 9.9% from 2,985 in October 2017 to 3,280 in October 2018. Paid in Cash sales for Single Family increased 10.3%, from 301 in October 2017 to 332 in October 2018.

The Average Sale Price for Townhome/Condo was $248,653 in October 2018, up 20.0% from $207,280 in October 2017. The Median Time to Contract for Townhome/Condo market was 29 days in October 2018, down 14.7% from 34 days October 2017. The Median Time to Sale for Townhome/Condo market was 68 days in October 2018 and 75 days in October 2017, down 9.3%. The Months Supply of Inventory for Townhome/Condo
rose 7.1% at 3.0 months in October 2018 from 2.8 months in October 2017. New Listings for Townhome/Condos for October 2018 were at 942, up 9.4% from 861 in October 2017. Active Listings for Townhomes/Condos were up 5.6% from 2,111 in October 2017 to 2,230 in October 2018. Closed Sales for the Townhome/Condo segment increased 8.5% year-over-year, at 649 in October 2017 versus 704 in October 2018. Paid in Cash sales for
Townhome/Condo increased 3.9%, from 361 in October 2017 to 375 in October 2018.

Representing almost 8,000 members, the Pinellas Realtor® Organization is one of the Tampa Bay area’s largest professional trade associations. The organization advances and promotes the real estate profession through professional development programs, government affairs, and political advocacy and maintains a high standard of conduct by real estate professionals through professional standards training and administration.

Oct 2018 Stats

Source: Florida Realtors

Oct 2018 Monthly Stats

For more information on these stats, home buying or home selling in the St Pete to Clearwater area, please feel free to contact me. Thanks so much.

Local artist alternative holiday market in St Petersburg, Florida waterfront park

Takes place in South Straub Park November 24.  Shop local. Support local. Enable the makers and collectors in the Sunshine City to prosper while picking up a totally unique gift for a loved one. 10-5pm for more info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/374707542937157/

Santa Parade & Tree Lighting
The parade begins at Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Dr. SE., and runs along Bayshore Dr. to Fifth Ave. N. Following the Santa Parade, Mayor Rick Kriseman lights up the downtown waterfront around 8pm in North Straub Park for St. Petersburg’s annual Tree Lighting. Stay after the Santa Parade & Tree Lighting to enjoy a night in the park with games, a marching band performance, concessions and more! Starts 5:30pm. Take the downtown looper FREE to avoid the hassle of looking for parking along Beach Drive.

We are thankful for this!

The newest member of the Pinellas International Council! Thank you, Brian Woods and Sharon Woods, for the great photos!! Love it. Jason is so cute!!

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