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TEN (VERY) DIFFERENT HOME DESIGN TRENDS IN 2021!

Are you like many others that are looking for a fresh start and a new beginning after 2020?  Since it’s not likely that we’ll be leaving our homes anytime soon, it makes perfect sense that the first place to start anew would be at home.  It turns out, with all the stress that 2020 brought to our lives, it also influenced some defining changes in the way we decorate, design and live in our homes according to Realtor.com.

  • DEDICATED HOME OFFICES

Working from the kitchen table was kind of clever when you thought you would be doing it for only a few weeks.  But now?  In 2021 (and beyond) home offices will be more important than ever.

If you don’t have a spare room for an office one of the biggest trends is to transform a closet into an office…creating the word, “cloffice.”

  • CLEARLY DELINEATED SPACES

Our obsession with open floor plans are not completely passe (yet), but people are increasingly interested in closing off those wide-open spaces.  Due to the pandemic and staying at home, the trend is to create different living spaces within the open floor plan so people will have pockets or nooks in the home for e-learning, Zoom calls, a conversation, lounging, exercising, etc. 

  • HOUSEPLANTS & INDOOR GARDENS

During the pandemic when it was difficult for some to get their daily dose of nature, people started bringing the outdoors in with natural materials in their homes.  With the pandemic raging on, the pros say that the indoor houseplant is here to stay.

  • RATTAN ACCENTS

Along with the houseplant trend, natural materials are having a huge moment.  According to designer, Julie Busby rattan is the material du jour, appearing everywhere from drink holders to bed frames.

  • WOOD-GRAIN KITCHEN CABINETS & COUNTERS

Organic touches are also sprouting up in the heart of the home: the kitchen.  Instead of painted kitchen cabinets or the ubiquitous all-white kitchen, expect to see homeowners embracing a more natural look with wood-grain cabinets and wood countertops on islands.

  • NEXT-LEVEL PLAYGROUNDS

Connecting with nature continues…2020 has taken our cabin fever to record levels.  Experts say enhanced outdoor spaces will continue to trend including custom playgrounds which will include zip lines, adventure courses and climbing walls, the ultimate kids club!

  • OUTDOOR KITCHENS

Multi-season spaces that feature fireplaces or fire pits, patio/deck areas or screened-in porches that can be used year-round are on the rise.  That includes outdoor kitchens, which have become more popular than ever during the pandemic.

  • SMART BATHROOM INNOVATIONS

Never embraced the idea of a bidet in your bathroom?  That’s just the start of things you can expect to see a bunch of new bathroom innovations in 2021 as homeowners continue to focus more than ever on hygiene.  Touchless appliances, including motion sensors for lighting, and smart temperature control for bathroom floors are becoming very popular.

  • RETRO FURNITURE & COLOR PALETTES

The pandemic brought on a serious wave of nostalgia for people seeking comfort from the past.  Expect to see funky color palettes like mauve, forest green, and burnt orange and throwbacks like ‘80s curves and ‘90s traditionalism.  People are nostalgic for simpler times.

  • COZY, LAYERED VIBES

People want to feel at ease in their homes now more than ever.  Before the pandemic, people may have put form before function to create that out-of-a-magazine look.  That means warm colors and natural wood in lieu of cool grays and blues.  Instead of stark white minimalism, expect to see more color and personality in 2021’s home décor.  Less uber-modern and more boho chic.

DECEMBER REAL ESTATE MARKET STATS

NEW LISTINGS

Gulf Beaches: 52 – $673,435 average list price

St. Petersburg: 241 – $411,472 average list price

Clearwater: 146 – $320,897 average list price

Seminole: 34 – $327,729 average list price

Largo: 52 – $250,121 average list price

Pinellas County: 734 – $387,457 average list price

SALES

Gulf Beaches: 134 – $686,466 average sales price – 69 average days on market

St. Petersburg: 671 – $396,059 average sales price – 12 average days on market

Clearwater: 357 – $342,995 average sales price – 35 average days on market

Seminole: 132 – $291,011 average sales price – 29 average days on market

Largo: 199 – $268,100 average sales price – 28 average days on market

Pinellas County: 2,148 – $389,637 average sales price – 12 days on market

Are you interested in more detailed market information?  Thinking of selling your home?  Looking for a new nest?  Curious to know the market value of your home? 

Go to www.pricegrouprealtors.com for a list of our knowledgeable Realtors available to answer all of your real estate questions!

NOVEMBER REAL ESTATE STATS!

NEW LISTINGS

Gulf Beaches: 45 – $621,675 average list price

St. Petersburg: 308 – $422,416 average list price

Clearwater: 187 – $321,188 average list price

Seminole: 43 – $379,376 average list price

Largo: 74 – $225,305 average list price

Pinellas County: 945 – $397,768 average list price

SALES

Gulf Beaches: 66 – $677,486 average sales price – 107 average days on market

St. Petersburg: 566 – $369,062 average sales price – 36 average days on market

Clearwater: 330 – $324,189 average sales price – 34 average days on market

Seminole: 102 – $301,035 average sales price – 25 average days on market

Largo: 148 – $255,853 average sales price – 34 average days on market

Pinellas County: 1,896 – $374,636 average sales price – 38 days on market

Are you interested in more detailed market information?  Thinking of selling your home?  Looking for a new nest?  Curious to know the market value of your home? 

Go to www.pricegrouprealtors.com for a list of our knowledgeable Realtors available to answer all of your real estate questions!

OCTOBER REAL ESTATE MARKET STATS

NEW LISTINGS

Gulf Beaches: 77 – $722,640 average list price

St. Petersburg: 380 – $466,301 average list price

Clearwater: 186 – $392,516 average list price

Seminole: 62 – $301,961 average list price

Largo: 92 – $296,015 average list price

SALES

Gulf Beaches: 152 – $622,042 average sales price – 66 average days on market

St. Petersburg: 628 – $382,417 average sales price – 38 average days on market

Clearwater: 376 – $297997 average sales price – 39 average days on market

Seminole: 122 – $277,643 average sales price – 25 average days on market

Largo: 181 – $321,912 average sales price – 38 average days on market

Are you interested in more detailed market information?  Thinking of selling your home?  Looking for a new nest?  Curious to know the market value of your home? 

Go to www.pricegrouprealtors.com for a list of our knowledgeable Realtors available to answer all of your real estate questions!

Red Apple Group Condo Project

In November, New York-based Red Apple Real Estate announced a $300 million project in the 400 block of Central Avenue in St. Petersburg, to include a 46-story residential condominium tower.  Plans are underway to obtain preliminary worksite permits, and construction is planned to begin in 2021.

The 515-foot-tall residential tower will be the tallest building on St. Petersburg and will feature 300 condos, and a glass-enclosed observatory on the 46th floor.  Other amenities will include a library, private dining room, theater room, outdoor terrace with putting green, dog walking area, bocce court, pool and spa, among other amenities.  The development within which the residential tower will be located will include a 20-story hotel, 842-space parking garage, and 25,000 square feet of retail and restaurants.

For more information and to review condominium designs, please contact one of the professional Realtors at Price Group Realtors.

Bridge clearances NE & SE St Petersburg FL

Considering buying a waterfront home in St. Petersburg? You should know about boat access to your property, you don’t want to own a sail boat and have to deal with a fixed bridge or have a center console and not be able to make it home in a storm because the tide is high and your boat is 2 inches to tall to get under the bridge! Bad water access could cost you thousands when it comes to selling your home.

If you are in the Tampa Bay area & looking for a waterfront home call David Price or James Silver at the Price Group. http://www.PriceGroupRealtors.com 727-851-6189

St. Pete Delivers!

Tired of meal planning and cooking?  Want to support our local restaurants safely?  Are you craving that favorite ‘go-to’ spot?  Do you know a family in need of food and want to help?  Looking for a way to support our local healthcare providers?

All of these wants and needs are available in St. Pete, right now!  Just click on the following link https://ilovetheburg.com/st-petersburg-restaurants-still-offering-takeout-delivery/ to browse menus and to see who’s open for business.   Most spots are offering takeout/delivery via UberEats, RubHub, BiteSqaud and DoorDash.

Stay safe friends, we look forward to seeing you face to face soon!

Your home is listed for sale and you and your Realtor just negotiated a great contract to sell it within the next 45 days.  Next up…the home inspection.  While this can be a nail-biting time waiting to find out what the inspector sees as ‘needing repair’ it doesn’t have to be.  Consider completing the following checklist BEFORE the inspection for a smoother result.  Remember, this is all about a win-win for both parties.

Exterior                                                           Interior

Windows/screens                                             Water Heater

Peeling Paint                                                     Showers/tubs

Cracked Caulk                                                   Ceiling fans

Siding/trim                                                        Light bulbs

Deck/fences/pool                                              Electrical

Positive drainage                                             Plumbing

Gutters/downspouts                                        Toilets

Roof                                                                  Safety detectors

Air conditioner                                                Stairs

Garage door                                                     Appliances

If you find a problem that you cannot fix yourself, ask your Realtor for a vendor referral.  We make it our business to know the right people to call for repairs.

For more valuable tips on the real estate process, contact us any time!

Coronavirus Slows, But Doesn’t Stop Real Estate!

The real estate market is definitely not operating in a traditional manner during the coronavirus pandemic but real estate professionals have been working behind the scenes, making it easy for sellers to remain connected with prospective buyers through social media.  Utilizing platforms like YouTube, Zoom, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

For people who have been considering selling, it might not be necessary to wait.  One benefit of Americans being home all day is that they are online ALL DAY LONG!  And they’re shopping, not just for the necessities that they’ll be missing but they’re also day-dreaming about a new home, especially after being stuck in the one they have and now see all its blemishes.

We are entering what is usually the busiest season of real estate, that typically lasts through the end of the summer.  Now, the busy season will likely last through to the end of the year.

Momentum is building, there is no need to fear putting your home on the market now.  The minute that people are allowed to take a physical tour, the market is going to boom; and that is on top of the buyers who’re already taking advantage of virtual tours now.  People will be lined up at the doors of those homes similar to the ones they have been longing to see for the past few months.  As soon as our world begins to shift back to normalcy, the real estate market will be at its height, don’t miss the opportunity!

It’s true, home is where the heart is.  Get on-line, shop for your new forever place and get excited about something that’s going to be there when things go back to normal!