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Best Ice Cream

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Best Ice Cream and Coffee in St. Pete, FL The Best Ice Cream and Coffee in St. Petersburg Florida is “Bright Ice.”  Because of their attention to using the freshest most high quality ingredients, their ice cream is better than anything we tasted living in San Francisco for 20+ years.  Additionally, this ice cream taste better than anything we have …

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Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken with Vegetables

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During this time of preparation for Thanksgiving, we want to share one of our favorite dinner recipes: Lemon Garlic Rosemary Chicken with Vegetables. It’s a great dinner for the weekend before the Thanksgiving Celebration. We love the simplicity of the prep work and the amazing aromas that fill our home each time we prepare this meal. The flavors of this …

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It Is a Good Time Refinance Your Home

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Is it a Good Time to Refinance Your Home? You may have noticed interest rates going down. If you are content in your current home, you can refinance your home while mortgage rates are low and take advantage of the same low rates homebuyers are getting on new home purchases without having to move. Why wait? Right now is the …

Home Landscape Checklist

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1.  Put the Right Plant in the Correct Location The First part of our Home Landscape Checklist is to move all invasive plants from the yard.  When I bought my house in St. Petersburg, the yard had 5 Carrot Wood Trees.  I immediately cut them down since they are invasive to Florida and will spread rapidly and destroy natural Florida …

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Fun Warm Summer Nights

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Are you taking advantage of the fun warm summer nights?  It’s the perfect time to connect with family and friends over a fire pit to roast hot dogs, make smores, and sing campfire songs.  (Inviting a friend that plays guitar will take it over the top!)   Hosting friends or even having a larger block party, we suggest using your …

Your Home’s Curb Appeal: 18 Tips!

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Are you looking to boost your home’s curb appeal? Whether you are in the market to buy a home or put a “Home For Sale” sign in your front yard, every home’s curb appeal is a major factor in it’s marketability. The front exterior of a home is a tell-tell sign of how the home has been maintained and how …

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The Best Place To Live: St Petersburg FL

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The best place to live for many reasons If you love the beach, why would you live anywhere else?  After all, there are many advantages of living in St Petersburg, FL.  Clearwater Beach was ranked 2019 #1 Beach in the USA! And St. Pete Beach was ranked 2019 #4 Beach in the USA.   It’s pretty awesome that we live …

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Amigos Square Tacos

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Amigos Tortilla Bar St Petersburg FL Amigos square tacos, is located in St. Petersburg FL at 681 Central Ave.  Making delicious food in the bustling Edge District, Amigos brings fun, bright and happy design to their Mexican eatery.  As you are walking to the front facade, the colors and art tickle your fancy.  For instance, the fun is continuious while you …

Three Tips Home Ownership February with Aaron Hunt, Rob Johnson and Diana Fryman

3 TIPS Home Ownership

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2019 Color of the Year and More 3 Tips Home Ownership February 2019.  This video blog features Aaron Hunt, Rob Johnson and Diana Fryman of Avalon Group PalmerHouse Properties.   Rob discusses the hottest trend in home color.  In addition to using paint, Rob discusses other ways to keep your home current with splashes of the color of the year! …

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Vantage Luxury Condos St Petersburg FL

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Upscale Luxury Apartments for Rent Soon Vantage Luxury Condos, a New Pet Friendly place to call home, is under construction in St. Petersburg’s Edge District. The building will actually have a spa for dogs! How fabulous is that? With a stunning modern design, Vantage Luxury Condos will offer 211 luxury loft condos, 227 space parking garage, first floor retail and …