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Waterside at Coquina Key

Imagine an oasis of tranquility on the shimmering shores of Tampa Bay as your new home. Waterside boasts two distinct villages on either end of Coquina Key, where you have the freedom to live where sails and dolphins dot the horizon. Imagine waking up to the sounds of water lapping at the seawall right outside your door and watching birds in flight over the expansive water that is Tampa Bay! 
Welcome to our hidden gem nestled at the southern tip of St Petersburg.  Step outside your door to watch dolphins play or join your neighbors and enjoy a cocktail at our exclusive, private Yacht Club. Exercise in our nicely appointed fitness center and enjoy a swim in any of our three swimming pools. Play tennis under the lights or simply relax.  Once you enter Waterside you have stepped into a whole new lifestyle.

When value and affordability meet waterfront resort-style living, you can take advantage of the lifestyle you have  longed for at the price of your dreams.   

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Welcome and thank you for visiting my website.  I hope that I can be of assistance to you in all of your real estate needs.  Please take your time and look around my site to find real estate listings, information for homebuyers and sellers, and more About Us, your professional Saint Petersburg Realtor.

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If you're planning to sell your home in the next few months, nothing is more important than knowing the true market value of your home and I would be more than happy to assist you with a FREE Market Analysis. I will use current comparable sold listings to help you determine the accurate market value of your home.

If you are looking to lease your home either short or long term I can assist you with that as well .  Renters looking for a new home, I can help you find exactly what you are looking for.  Contact me today!

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Charity Deduction Faces Same Tax Reform Risk as MID

Of all the itemized deductions, the one for charitable contributions might seem to come out the best under tax reform. That’s because it’s the only deduction under both the House and the Senate versions of the bill that is largely undiminished. And yet charities complain donations will dry up under tax reform. What gives?

b“Provisions in the tax bill the House and Senate are considering would make the situation worse” for charities, Ray Madoff, director of the Boston College Law School Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good, says in a Nov. 27 New York Times opinion piece.

The problem, Madoff says, is the near doubling of the standard deduction. With all of the other itemized deductions either going away or constrained by new caps, most households will opt for the standard deduction rather than continue to itemize. That renders the tax deduction for charitable giving nearly meaningless. As Madoff puts it, “A vast majority of American taxpayers would no longer itemize and therefore would receive no benefits for their charitable giving.”

That argument might sound familiar. It’s the same one NAR is making about homeownership. Under the Senate bill, the mortgage interest deduction would be left intact, but the deduction for state and local taxes would go away. In the House, MID would be limited to mortgages of $500,000 and the deductions for property taxes would be capped at $10,000, while the deduction for state and local income and sales taxes would be entirely repealed. So, while MID is preserved, either entirely or in part, very few households that itemize today would continue to do so. As a result, MID would continue to be a benefit only for the wealthiest households.

Given the structural changes to the tax code lawmakers have before them, preserving the deduction for charitable contributions is mostly meaningless. This is exactly the same thing REALTORS® are saying about tax incentives for homeownership. They’re meaningless for most households if tax reform passes in its current form in both the House and the Senate.

More on tax reform’s impact on homeowners in The Voice for Real Estate.

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Don’t Just Sell a Home; Market a Lifestyle

Kevin Tengan told attendees at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo to remember that home buyers are looking for "a place for their life to happen."

Kevin Tengan told attendees at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo to remember that home buyers are looking for “a place for their life to happen.”

To help your listing stand out from the competition, focus on the lifestyle the property will help buyers achieve, in addition to common details such as square footage and number of bedrooms.

That’s the advice of visual effects specialist Kevin Tengan, who has turned his experience working on Hollywood productions into the foundation for a real estate business that reflects his love for imagery and storytelling. A buyer might say they want a four-bedroom, three-bath house with a sunny kitchen and a backyard, but what they’re really looking for is “a place for their life to happen,” he said during a session at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago earlier this month.

“A lot of what we communicate is ‘what’ and ‘how,’ but few talk about ‘why,’” said Tengan, CRS, chief operating officer of RE/MAX Prestige in Honolulu. “Start with the why.”

As you develop marketing campaigns, remember that saying a home is in a great neighborhood isn’t as powerful as showing why that is the case, said Tengan. For example, if you produce a video property tour, include footage of nearby attractions such as beaches, museums, shopping districts, and other aspects of a community that can inspire a buyer to want to live in the area—not just in the home. Anything you can do to tie your listing to the lifestyle buyers want will attract more traffic, Tengan said.

One of the keys to developing marketing materials that will resonate with buyers looking for a certain lifestyle is understanding the trends that characterize the people you are trying to reach, said Emily Line, vice president of commercial services for Realtors Property Resource®. As a real estate professional, you have access to an enormous amount of data about what consumers are looking for. There are services that can sift through the information and create reports to help you develop an effective pitch, Line said.

The data can help you tune in to trends that reflect the kind of buyers you want to reach. You can identify people in certain kinds of occupations, where they like to shop, and what they like to do for entertainment, Line said. This information can help you connect with buyers in your area, as well as investors who want to purchase commercial or residential properties that will attract certain types of tenants, she said.

Turn the information you collect into a marketing tool by incorporating it into a story that connects the property to the goals and lifestyle of those who would buy it, Tengan said. “At the end of the day, the story is all that matters. A great story evokes a reaction.”

‘This is Our Moment. Own it.’

“Are you ready to own it with me?”  asked Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation REALTOR® and the sixth woman to become president of the National Association of REALTORS® in the past 110 years. “We absolutely have the power to make a difference.”

Mendenhall was sworn into office by her father Richard Mendenhall, who was 2001 NAR president. “There is nothing more powerful in this journey than sharing it with others,” she said addressing thousands of REALTORS® at the Inaugural gala during the REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago.

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Mendenhall ended her inaugural festivities with a group rendition of “REALTORS® Own It”—the vibrant tune that she co-wrote for her presidency. The song evokes the pride and power embodied in dedicated real estate pros who strive each day to meet the complex needs of their clients and keep the industry strong.

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Friday, May 23, 2014 Jackie Williams Market Insights Realty I have worked with Jackie for almost 10 years now. From helping the first time homebuyer find the right home to the savvy investor looking for the right investment opportunity Jackie always seems to find the right product for her clients. Jackie goes above and beyond, tapping her wealth of real estate knowledge and keen market insight to cut through the noise and do the right thing for the client. It has always been a pleasure working with Jackie on her residential real estate transactions but Jackie really comes through with large projects as well. I have worked with Jackie on numerous multi-million dollar development projects throughout the Tampa market over the years and her help guiding development teams to the successful fruition of a project is pleasure to be a part of. Understanding the needs of the developer and having an accurate market analysis to meld those needs with current market conditions creating a successful outcome is what Jackie does. Jackie is a pleasure to work with and I am always excited to be a part of any project or transaction she and her team are involved in. I highly recommend her for any real estate transaction or project development needs. Cordially, Caleb Hayes Waterstone Mortgage
"I worked with Jackie Williams on three condominium projects in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area from 2007 - 2009. Jackie was in charge of sales and marketing for these projects. Unfortunately for us, the recession hit and consumer financing dried up. During these tough times, Jackie dug her heels in and stayed positive and worked diligently to help us close out the projects. If you want a hardworking sales agent, that has the nerves to weather the tough time, hire Jackie." John Huckaby Developer
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