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New St Pete Pier 2021

Hello. I’m Morgan Preston - and I’m a Realtor with Coastal Properties Group and the My Florida Coastal Team. I specialize in the vibrant Downtown St Pete area - here in Sunny Florida. If you haven’t visited this gem of a city yet - I highly recommend you plan a trip. I am confident you’ll fall in love with this beautiful social city - just as I did. One of the most popular attractions and must-see stops I recommend visting is The Downtown St Pete Pier! This beautiful 26-acre waterfront masterpiece is packed full of entertainment and delicious restaurants. Along with its breathtaking views of Tampa Bay and the St Pete city skyline - the pier is complete with a splash pad, discovery center, marketplace, beach, and 6 different restaurants. It truly is a go-to spot for both locals and tourists alike.

Pier Location

The entrance of the pier is located at the intersection of Bayshore Dr and 2nd Ave N in downtown St Pete. You can find paid parking on the pier itself or along the surrounding waterfront.

First Stop - Restaurants!

Frescos Waterfront Bistro

At the entrance of the pier is one of my favorite restaurants - Frescos Waterfront Bistro. They have a delicious menu focusing on Italian and Seafood dishes - with a bit of a cajun/creole twist. Frescos has a Pet-friendly waterfront dining deck and even a few boat slips reserved for guests. So just pull up by water and enjoy a drink at one of their bars or stay on your boat and enjoy dockside service.

Hops and Props

Across the way from Frescos is another great stop for food and drinks. Hops and Props!...

New Listing - Tour of Cove Cay Village Condo 4A in Clearwater FL

This is 800 Cove Cay Drive unit 4A. It's a three-bedroom, two-bath condo in the community of Cove Cay Village III.

It's a golf course community, it is public, you don't have to join, but you are welcome to use it for extra fees. They have a clubhouse, dining area, marina, lots of amenities, couple of pools.

This is the master bedroom. Again, with the nice pretty view of the golf course. Laminate floors, tile in the bathroom, shower.

The condo fees here are 385 a month. They do allow cats, but no dogs.

You have a washer and dryer. The second bath is also updated. AC was done in 2017. Second bedroom. And the laminate flooring. And this is your third bedroom, end unit, so you have extra windows, beautiful views out of all the windows, extra closet storage space. Again, 800 Cove Cay Drive, unit 4A.

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VIDEO UPDATE - Clearwater Beach Condo Sales - First Six Months 2021

Are you interested in buying a Clearwater Beach condo and wondering what is going on in the market? What are the pricing trends? Are sellers negotiating on low offers? What is the difference in cost between a 2 bedroom condo and a 3 bedroom? How much can I save by getting a waterfront condo instead of a beachfront condo?

Learn the answers to these and other questions in the video below.


Thai Star Sushi Madeira Beach

When we were staying at the Madeira Towers, we went to a Thai Star Sushi and got some takeout and it was just fabulous. So we want to tell you a little bit about this Madeira Beach restaurant. Keep reading, or watch the video below.

Thai Star is located on Gulf Boulevard, just north of where the Tom Stuart Causeway comes onto the beach. So it's a very convenient place to get to. 

It's in a little shopping center. It's just a few blocks north of the Ocean Sands condos which are at the end of Tom Stuart Causeway. And it's right across the street from the Sereno Condo, literally right across the street. And it's just south of Madeira Towers. 

It's a small cozy place and it's nicely appointed. It doesn't seat a lot of people. That's one of the reasons we did take out that night. There's also a small bar area to the left, where you can have a drink or you can eat if you're by yourself. 

It's got a great selection of beer and wine to choose from. And it's got a nice Thai menu, pretty full, and it's also got daily specials. All in all it's just a great place to eat. We really enjoy the food there. 

Please give us a call at 619-2799 if you need help with real estate or if you just have questions about the area.

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Recent Condo Sales - St Pete Beach

Below are the condo sales on St Pete Beach for the past 3 months for all real estate brokers on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).


Recent Condo Sales - Clearwater Beach

Below are the condo sales on Clearwater Beach for the past 3 months for all real estate brokers on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).


Terrace Park of Five Towns - New Amenities Coming Soon!

There has just been an exciting update about Five Towns in St. Petersburg. Terrace Park at Five Towns is a great 55+ condo community in St Petersburg. To make it even better, they are renovating all the clubhouses, the common areas, and the grounds.

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The pools are going to be the same, but they're adding cabana-type pavilions for picnics and also adding grills. They are going to add more dog walking trails. They are also extending the existing ponds, add a new pond. The pond they are adding will be near the Magnolia clubhouse.

At the Oleander Clubhouse, they are building a two-story building with a gym on the second floor. In the Magnolia Clubhouse, they are redoing all the conference rooms, all the meeting rooms, and the auditorium. There will even be a cafe with coffee and danish and snack-type foods.

For more active recreation, they are going to add pickleball courts and redo the tennis courts. They are also adding new badminton areas. They're going to have Bashi ball areas. Have an RV? You are in luck! They're going to extend the RV boat parking area.

It's just going to be fabulous! It'll take a couple of years to get done. But it's nice to know that they're updating Five Towns to keep it up to date for the active 55 plus lifestyle that active seniors have come to love.


Another Broken Egg Cafe on Clearwater Beach

Are you ever in downtown Clearwater Beach, and you're wondering what you could do for a cool breakfast?

Consider Another Broken Egg on Poinsettia Road. This lovely restaurant is right behind Mandalay Avenue, and it is adjacent to Belle Harbor

We had breakfast there a while ago. They also serve brunch. It's a wonderful location, out of the way. It's a great, hidden gem. We love these little hidden gems in the area.

Call us at (727) 619-2799 or use the contact form below if you find one that we might find interesting and we'll video it too. Thanks for watching!


Wild Iris Cafe in Dunedin Fl

The Wild Iris Cafe is a wonderful local restaurant in scenic Downtown Dunedin Florida. Michele Morris, a Dunedin resident and our local Dunedin real estate expert, shares some video clips from a recent visit.


Food & Dining Delivery Services

Food & Dining Delivery ServicesFood delivery services have flourished offering a lot of convenient options.  These services can save the busy homeowner a lot of time, and can also expand your options for sampling new gastronomical experiences!

There are a variety of great services at your fingertips delivering groceries, restaurant food, and prepped meals to your doorstep. But which one makes sense for you? 

Learn more about these convenient companies and their memberships costs by reading below.

Grocery Delivery Services


Delivery Fee: Starts at $4 for non-members.

Minimum Order: $10

Membership: Optional, includes free delivery on all orders over $35 for $99/year or $10/month.

Instacart is a grocery and goods delivery service where personal shoppers choose your ordered...

Clearwater Beach Condo Price Comparisons

Condo sales prices on Clearwater Beach vary dramatically depending on location, water views, age of the building, upgrades, amenities, and many other factors. We created the chart below to give you a ballpark idea of how Clearwater Beach condo prices vary by water views and the number of bedrooms. The Intracoastal condo prices are in light blue, and the Beachfront condo prices are in dark blue.

Average Clearwater Beach Condo Prices Sept 2020

As you can see in the above graph, the sale price varies dramatically by view. The Intracoastal condo prices are about 30% to almost 50% lower than beachfront condos. The other big factor is the number of bedrooms. One-bedroom units, on average, are about 30-40% lower than two-bedroom units with similar water views. And three-bedroom units are around twice the price of two-bedroom condos.

Condo prices also vary dramatically by area, so please be sure to contact an experienced local real estate professional as you begin your condo buying journey. You can see all prices for all the latest Clearwater Beach condos for sale on our website.

We hope you found this write-up on the Clearwater Beach condos for sale useful and informative. Please give us a call at 727-619-2799 if one of our beach experts can help you in any way.


Pinellas Residential Sales Trends - August 2020

We've had a lot of inquiries about property values here in Pinellas County. So we decided to pull statistics on the sales trends for the last 10 years. 

Below is the average price trend for residential properties in Pinellas County for the past 10 years. The bar for 2020 is as of August 27, 2020. While we can't predict the future, historically, sales prices in Florida have increased over time. Florida is known for its great weather, beaches, theme parks, fun things to do, absence of a state tax which has led to a consistent influx of residents

Pinellas Residential Sales Trends By Year

Pinellas Residential Properties Sales Trends (August 2020)


Tampa Bay Area Market Update June 2020

The Market is Hot!

For the Second Quarter of 2020, the average Continuous Days on Market (CDOM) for the greater Tampa Bay area was a very short 30 days. What that means is from the time the property was first listed to when it went under contract, was only 30 days.

For the Second Quarter, the Sale Price was a record high 99% of the current Listing Price in the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). This is a 10-year record high.



SP/LP Ratio

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