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St. Pete is One of the Top Desired December Destinations

By The Strickland Group / Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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Although not many leaves are turned here as we leave November behind, we are approaching our version of wintertime. It’s quite easy to get used to daily paradise weather, and we aren’t the only ones with that in mind. This weekend, Architectural Digest named our enchanting city one of the Top 5 Global December Destinations […]

Strickland Property Group Sells in September

By The Strickland Group / Thursday, October 6th, 2016
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Last week, as September came to a close, so did many of our beautiful homes. The Strickland Property Group had closing sales of more than $14,500,000 within the last two days of the month! We want to recognize our team’s extravagant hard work and congratulate our buyers and sellers. In addition to our outstanding sales, […]

The Challenges and Advantages of Buying a Luxury Home that Needs Renovating

By The Strickland Group / Monday, June 20th, 2016
Renovating in St Petersburg Florida

Putting Your Money Where Your Move Is Buying a luxury house is an exciting venture. Sometimes, you find the perfect dream home and sometimes it’s a little less than what you bargained for. There are known and obvious challenges present when you purchase a luxury home that requires a little TLC. Due to the fact that […]

How Much Will My Flood Insurance Cost?

By The Strickland Group / Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
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That is a simple question with a complicated answer. Costs vary depending on how much insurance is purchased, what it covers and the property’s flood risk. There are different deductibles that you can choose that will also affect your premium. There are several factors that will determine your actual rates with the most common being: […]

The History of Flood Insurance

By The Strickland Group / Wednesday, September 16th, 2015
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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is a program created through the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968. The program enables property owners in participating communities to purchase insurance protection from the government against losses from flooding. This insurance is designed to provide an insurance alternative to disaster assistance to meet the escalating costs of repairing damage to buildings […]

Confusing “Signs” in Real Estate

By The Strickland Group / Tuesday, September 8th, 2015
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Many real estate agents count on their signs as an important component to their advertising and marketing plan for their listings. A sign not only advertises the home for sale but it also announces Open Houses, when the home goes under contract and when the home closes and is sold. Not only in Florida but […]

An Open House Can Be a Great Tool to Sell Your Home

By The Strickland Group / Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Open Houses are a great tool when selling your home.  Not only can a homeowner attract a large audience in a short period of time, but visitors that come to Open Houses can also help spread the word to their friends and family.  Seeing a home first-hand has a powerful and lasting affect on any potential buyers.  Although the […]

Why Should You List your Home with a Realtor?

By The Strickland Group / Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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There are many reasons to hire a realtor when deciding to sell your home. Let’s look at a few of the most important. Setting the List Price One of the trickiest parts of selling a home is setting the listing price. Realtors have local market knowledge. They not only work in the market day in […]

The Importance of the Right Price

By The Strickland Group / Monday, August 3rd, 2015
The Importance of the Right Price

   When you put your home on the market, it is important to know the three factors that influence the sale of your home: price, location and condition. Using the right mix of these factors will help you sell your home quickly, and setting the price properly from the beginning is vital to getting your […]

The 411 on Flood Zones

By The Strickland Group / Monday, May 11th, 2015
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Did you know that flood zones and evacuation zones are different?  The two different zones have distinct criteria, and your property may fall into one or both. Florida, and most of Pinellas County, is surrounded by coastline and low-lying areas, and the Hurricane Season joins us from May through November. So, for all Florida homeowners […]