Tampa, FL

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Rarely available townhome with an elevator in Pelican Pointe. Located conveniently off of Hillsborough, close to Memorial Highway and Veterans Expressway, this gated community offers low maintenance living in a beautiful setting. This end unit townhome boasts a 2 car garage with covered portico, access to all 3 levels via spacious elevator with 8' clearance, a massive master suite (I dare you to find a larger one in a townhome), and a desirable pond view with a cozy patio to enjoy it from. This unit really shows pride of ownership with extra touches like a Culligan water softener, sprinkler system throughout, newer A/C (less than 2 years old), and energy efficient LED lighting throughout to save on your electric bill. The cook in the family will

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high-rises fireworks

Written by Brian Enright

Millions of Americans love watching fireworks on the 4th and New Years Eve.  In fact we like them so much that we pile in the car, sit in the heat for hours to get a good spot and then suffer the traffic to get back home.  What if you could just step out onto your terrace for the best view?  Then when it's over and everyone else has to schlep back to their car you just step inside for another glass of wine.  If that sounds like a good way to enjoy the show then take a look at the list below.  We asked each Highrises.com partner agent and high-rise specialist which buildings have the best fireworks views.   Consider a condo in these buildings if you like to entertain on holidays.  OR find a friend who lives in one of them...

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Are you thinking about putting your condo on one of the many vacation rental sites like AirBNB but not certain if your HOA allows it?  Here are some steps to help you navigate the process of renting out your condo for a short term vacation rental and avoiding personal liability.Airbnb Logo

CITY RESTRICTIONS

The first step is to look at the laws that your city has regarding short term rentals.  Many cities have restrictions on short term rentals (typically less than 30 days) that if not followed can lead you to penalties and fines.  You can easily check to see what your regulations are by doing a Google search with your city name and the key words “short-term rental regulation”.  There have been hotel and zoning laws enacted by your city far before the AirBNB

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The USUThis is one of our new favorite things!  The USU was created for urban dwellers, and is especially useful for high-rise residents as it provides much-needed storage space right in your parking space.  USU launched in Austin, TX, where they have hundreds of units in buildings throughout the city.  Because of the demand USU has expanded and can now ship and set up their storage units throughout the United States.  If you could use about 60 cubic feet of extra storage give them a call at 512-981-5735 or visit the USU website.  They even provide "white glove" delivery and set up right in your parking space.  Click here to see their brochure.

 

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 Loaded up USU

www.TheUSU.com

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Although the housing prices were at a low last year, there are still some great deals to find in 2014.  Forbes named these cities the “best place to buy” in the United States in their 2014 Housing Outlook.  

  1. Fort Worth, Texas

  2. Dallas, Texas

  3. Charlotte, North Carolina

  4. Nashville, Tennessee

  5. Houston, Texas

  6. Atlanta, Georgia

  7. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

  8. Orlando, Florida

  9. Las Vegas, Nevada

  10. Boise City, Idaho

  11. Grand Rapids, Michigan

  12. Tampa, Florida

  13. Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  14. Salt Lake City, Utah

  15. Boston, Massachusetts

  16. Seattle, Washington

  17. Minneapolis, Minnesota

  18. Virginia Beach, Virginia

  19. Phoenix, Arizona

  20. Louisville, Kentucky

Forbes partnered with Local

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We have great news in the United States real estate market today.  Last month, in November, foreclosures are down 37% when compared with one year ago’s market in November 2012.  This exciting data released from RealtyTrac showed that in just one month (October 3013-November 2013) the number of foreclosures are down 15% to a total of 113,454 homes reporting foreclosures in November 2013.  This brings the number of foreclosures the lowest they have been since August 2006.  The foreclosures include bank repossessions, scheduled auctions and notices for default.  

According to the US Census, privately owned housing building permits are up 13.9% in October 2013 when compared with the years previous permits in October 2012.  Also, in the third quarter prices

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Our new agent, Michael Burke was featured today in Naples News as the new Highrises.com Exclusive Agent of Naples, FL.  Michael Burke worked for 13 years as the President of DPS Maintenance Management Group, Inc, a successful computer hardware service company.  He uses this experience to create long term relationships in real estate.  Michael is with the Keller Williams Elite Realty based out of Bonita Springs, FL.  Michael is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and received his BS in Criminal Justice where he used to play hockey on the Kent State Hockey Team.  These days, Michael is enjoying helping others through the buying and selling process.  We are glad to have Michael on our team at Highrises.com and look forward to having him with us as our company

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