St Petersburg Real Estate News

July 17, 2012

Redington Beach Damage from Tropical Storm Debby

While Tropical Storm Debby was not a particularly violent storm, because it was such a slow moving storm it did significant damage to the beaches of Pinellas county. On July 3rd FEMA declared Debby a major disaster, and began opening Disaster Recovery Centers last week in Pinellas and surrounding counties. The agency will be in Madeira Beach today assessing the situation with beach erosion in the area.

The following video show Tropical Storm Debby in action in Redington Beach over three days:



In this photo looking south from La Contessa condo you can see the affects of beach erosion in Redington Beach. Before the storm the beach extended well past the two people standing in the water, even at high tide. Now at high tide the water comes up to the umbrella in the lower right-hand corner of the image:

Redington Beach Erosion

This image looks north toward North Redington Beach:

North Redington Beach


Is is reported that most of the sand washed out by the storm was deposited not far off shore in the Gulf. Early estimates put the cost of replacing sand between Clearwater Beach and St Pete Beach in the $15 million to $20 millon range. Redington Beach is lucky since most of their sand washes in from the north and south, so it's only a matter of time before the the beach is replenished naturally.

Our beaches are as beautiful as ever, just not quite as deep in some places as they were before the storm. This happens to all beaches from time to time, and with a little effort and a little help from mother nature we'll be back to normal in no time...

May 24, 2012

Ocean 12 Condo #501, N. Redington Beach

Directly on the Gulf of Mexico and upgraded throughout, don't miss this beautiful property in Ocean 12. A south-side end-unit with over 2500 square feet, this N. Redington Beach condo features two living rooms, elevator access directly into the unit, a master bedroom with direct access

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May 15, 2012

Tampa Bay Area / Beach Communities Home Prices Rise.

Driven by lower inventory and brisk single family home sales, the median home price in the Tampa Bay area was up 7% in March over 2011. Single family home sales are up 32% year-to-date. Condo sales are up 21%.

Banks continue to work through the short-sale inventory, which now account for 58% of the distressed sales. This shows major improvement in banks’ ability

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April 7, 2012

First Friday St Petersburg

The first Friday every month is Get Downtown First Friday in St Petersburg, FL, when Central Avenue between second and third streets is barricaded and turned into a block party.  How fun is that? The block party lasts from 5:30 to 10:00, and after that everyone flocks to the clubs. Last night's turnout was

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March 8, 2012

St Pete Beach voted best US beach by

We already knew St Pete Beach was one of the best beaches in the US, but now has confirmed it. In their annual review of the best beaches in the United States St Pete Beach was voted the number one beach in the US. Calling

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Feb. 13, 2012

Rock n Roll Half Marathon St Pete

What a great turnout for the Rock n Roll Half Marathon St Pete yesterday! A rare cold snap brought temperatures in the high 30's for the start of the race, but that didn't stop over 8,000

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Posted in Downtown, Events
Jan. 19, 2012

Is it time to buy a house?

Is the worst behind us? We think so.

Record low interest rates, at an average of 3.89 percent for a 30-year fixed mortgage, are fueling the trend toward an increase in mortgage applications, stabilizing prices and lower inventory.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending January 13, 2012, mortgage applications were up 23.1 percent from the week before. Rates continue to

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Jan. 16, 2012

Villas on Point Brittany

Put your boat on the 10,000 pound lift, your car in the garage and move right in to this great condo. This is the largest unit on the market with an additional two feet of width, and those two feet makes a huge difference. These do not come on the market often. This is also an end-unit and offers

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Dec. 31, 2011

St Petersburg Sunrise

This sunrise was just too incredible not to share! We took this photo from our dock in Redington Beach on Thursday, December 29th, 2011. Beautiful!


Posted in Gulf Beaches
Dec. 27, 2011

New Years Eve Parties St Petersburg - Clearwater

Here are our pics for this years hottest New Years Eve parties in St Pete and at the Beaches. Have fun and and be safe!

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