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Things to do in Tampa Bay 12/10-12/11





Christmas is only a couple of weeks away, and Tampa Bay is surely in the holiday spirit. Lights on houses, music in every store, the time of year for for parades, classic holiday plays, and lights is now. This weekend will be yours to do all this and more. Here are some things to do in Tampa Bay this weekend.


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St. Pete Boat Parade


If you like parades but also like boats, then you’ve got to catch the Downtown St. Pete Boat Parade this Saturday, December 10th starting at 6:30pm. All different shapes and sizes of boats come through the Vinoy Basin sea wall near Demens Landing and make their way around the water showing off lights, music, and Christmas cheer. You may be able to catch a Santa (or two). This year is the first year VIP tickets ($8-$50) will be sold which includes reserved seating and serving of beer, wine, and food. Just want to catch the parade and skip the VIP? No problem. You can find a spot in North Straub or the pier approach and get a great view. Visit their website for tickets and more info.



Snow on 7th Holiday Parade


Want a more traditional parade experience? Pop on over to Ybor for the Snow on 7th Holiday Parade. Entertainment starts at 6pm, and Mayor Buckhorn and family will kick off the parade events while the snow falls. This parade is free, but get there early to get a good seat. For more info, check out their Facebook event page and the adorable countdown here.



It’s a Wonderful Life


One of the most beloved holiday movies, It’s a Wonderful Life, is being brought to the American Stage for your ears to enjoy until December 24th – but with a twist. See it come to life as It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play adapted by Joe Landry featuring a few local favorites, Colleen Cherry and Becca McCoy. 163 3rd St N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Find info on the play, the actors, and book your tickets before they’re gone here.


A Boater’s Dream – Tampa Bay’s Waterway Venues

tampa bay Tampa Bay offers many amenities for its patrons. It also offers a distinct mode of living that allows boaters to travel from restaurants and venues throughout its many waterways. The area has many delightful attributes that lure many tourists from all over the world, but it’s the waterways that provide a unique living experience.

There are many restaurant’s and venues that are lined up along the inter-coastal and bay waters, including the neighborhood beaches, and the Gulf of Mexico. You can experience these sites that the waterways has to offer by boat and cruise to one of the local dining areas and enjoy a lunch, dinner, or cocktail under the blue skies of Tampa Bay or on the serene waves of the Gulf of Mexico.

Within boating range of these amazing stops are three of The Price Group’s listings in St Pete, including this this 4 bedroom, 4 bath home with over 3,000 square feet and easy water access to your own canal and all of the Tampa Bay amenities listed below. tampa bay st pete homes for sale

First stop, Fresco’s Waterfront Restaurant. Located on 2nd Avenue N.E. Their slips hold 7 boats on the South side of the pier approach. This restaurant includes a full liquor bar with indoor/outdoor seating. It’s warm atmosphere menu offers, salads, seafood, sandwiches, steaks and weekend brunch. Value ranges from $16.00-$38.00.

The second stop in the Bay Area of St. Pete is Marchand’s Bar and Grill, a Mediterranean upscale venue located inside the classic Vinoy Resort and Golf Club, north of the pier on 5th Avenue N.E. Enjoy a cocktail at the bar or enjoy an elegant meal in their dining hall. Also located at the Vinoy is Alfresco’s for more casual atmosphere and the Promenade Lounge and Coffee Bar. The fine upscale land/water venue has a dock that offers 22 transient slips tended by a dock master, with a two-hour complimentary parking to dining boaters. Value Range for dinner entrees are: $23.00-$40.00

$$-$$$ – The third stop is the Riverwalk Tampa, and the Columbia Café. The Columbia offers a picturesque dining pleasure with Tampa Bay History Center in its downtown waterfront Café port of Columbia original restaurant. This venue offers public boat docks, along with live music on Fridays and Saturdays on their Patio. Along with its charming attributes, their menu offers the original 1905 salad and their infamous chicken and yellow rce, along with many other delicious cuisines. This romantic place also offers a tapas, dinner and cocktails. They also offer gluten free and vegetarian options.

$-$$ – Next, while we’re still in the Tampa Bay waters, our fourth stop is north of the Courtney Campbell Causeway. The Bahama Breeze at Rocky Point Drive. Their slips hold 3 to 4 boats and offers indoor/outdoor seating, with full liquor bar, and live music. They offer a Caribbean style menu, with its value range of $11.00-$21.00.

$-$$ – Finally, let’s visit Crabby Bill’s @ Rocky Point Drive, Courtney Campbell, on the south side of the causeway. Crabby’s docks hold 50 boats, and they offer full liquor bar and hotel. Their menu consists of steaks, ribs, sandwiches. Value Ranges $15.00-$24.00.

Tampa Bay is truly boater’s dream. You can take a short or long cruise up Tampa Bay and be able to enjoy a daytime or evening out on the town. Which of these are your favorite?

More Great News – Tampa’s Property Values Are WAY Up!

Within the last year, the price appreciation for many homes here in the South increased.
Existing home sales in the Southern states climbed 3 percent in the third quarter of this year, according to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, and are now almost 7 percent above the third quarter of 2014.
Specifically speaking, the greater Tampa area has seen a serious increase in home prices – a direct reflection of market value, and excellent news for Florida homeowners. Through a combination of solid job gains, above average shares of vacation and foreign buyers, and little new construction being added, areas in Florida have enjoyed a faster price growth on homes than other areas of the nation. According to the NAR report, prices have jumped an astonishing 20.7 percent during the past year – a remarkable increase.
This rising value is a clear sign that homes in the area are an investment with a great appreciating value. Family, vacation and/or retirement homes’ value will keep increasing due to the demand for these homes, making now a great time to buy. Investing now will let you get into a home at a lower price today as the housing market continues to heat up here in the Florida sun.
Thinking of moving away from the cold and snowy weather? The place to be is Florida! These homes may be the cheapest they will be for a while, so if you’re considering making a move to the Sunshine State, now’s the time to do so. Looking to move out instead? Selling your home in this market is sure to bring you a great price, so make the move you’ve been waiting on and list your home today.
At The Price Group, we can help you find your new dream home or help you get your property out to the many eager buyers looking for homes in the region. We have experience selling waterfront, historic and downtown properties throughout the region, and our commitment to excellence will ensure you have the best experience possible throughout the buying or selling process. To get started with your search or to learn more about selling your property with The Price Group, give us a call today at 727-851-6189.

CNN money Home prices: Tampa, St. Pete & Clearwater

Report from CNN Money (click here) show Pinellas county with a -3% drop in property values over the 1st quarter of 2012. The 2nd part of this report show a huge price increase expected in the follow 4 quarters. We are already seeing a tremendous amount of activity in St. Petersburg and the beaches so far this year, including multiple offers and lots of cash sales. I’m sure the interest rates are playing a big part with sub 4% rates.

If you look at my last blog post you can see the inventory levels and the number of sales of both single family and condos on the rise. Check back with us in Mid Feb for Jan 2012’s numbers.