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CONTENTS

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Good for business Giving back to the community is a way to further your professional life.

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5 PRESIDENT’S CORNER

Celebrating 50 Years of Fair Housing

10 Facts About Fair Housing

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Strategies every REALTOR® should consider PAGE 12

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Small Homes, Big Savings Trends across the country tackle the future of affordable housing PAGE 16

6  REALTORS® IN ACTION RPAC Major Investors

11 CODE OF ETHICS

Denial of Equal Professional Service

14 YPNDEN

Inaugural YPN Column

21 LOCAL MARKET STATS

Hillsborough County and the Tampa-Clearwater-St. Pete MSA

22 CALENDAR

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The After Effects of Maria

You Can’t Live Here

Hurricane Maria’s path of destruction intensifies Florida’s housing issues PAGE 24

The enduring impacts of restrictive covenants

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Classes and Events

30 MEET OUR NEW MEMBERS

New REALTORS® and Brokers

37 AFFILATE CORNER

Join Us for the 2018 REALTOR® Golf Tournament

Affiliate Business Directory Search our list of active Affiliate businesses.

SUBMIT YOUR CONTENT! Do you have a comment on an article in this edition? Want to submit an idea or write an article for the next issue? Contact the editor at news@tamparealtors.org.

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GREAT NEWS!

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Need more information? Contact us at 877-204-0746 or acesloyalty@lennar.com. FOR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS, ONLY: For real estate professionals licensed to practice in FL who are (1) 18 years of age or older, (2) employed by or otherwise associated with an active real estate broker licensed to do business in FL, and (3) enrolled in the Lennar ACES Rewards Program. The commission levels stated above apply to purchase agreements fully executed between 12/1/17 and 11/30/2018 for select inventory homes. Purchase agreements fully executed prior to 12/1/2017 are excluded. Cannot be combined with commission offers applicable to international buyers. Commission is paid only if, as and when a purchase agreement closes and fully funds. The percentage of commission shall be determined by the order in which the qualified purchase agreements are closed and funded. Purchase agreements that do not close and fully fund wil not be included in the ACES commission calculation and may affect the reward level. Lennar reserves the right to pay the commission to the broker of a real estate professional. Other terms and conditions apply. Offer good for a limited time only. Program subject to applicable laws, rules and regulations. Lennar reserves the right to change, withdraw or discontinue this offer at any time without notice. In order to earn a commission agent/broker must register each prospective buyer in person at a Welcome Home Center, accompany the prospect during prospect’s initial visit and comply with Lennar’s broker participation policy. Not eligible if prospect has previously registered with Lennar or Lennar.com whether individually or with a broker and/or is currently registered with another broker/agent. Visit Lennar.com or see a Lennar New Home Consultant for further details and important legal disclaimers. This is not an offer in states where prior registration is required. +The information from Builder 100 is used or reprinted with permission from Hanley Wood Media Inc. Void where prohibited by law. Copyright ©2018 Lennar Corporation. All rights reserved. Lennar, the Lennar logo, CalAtlantic logo, WCI logo, Lennar Loyalty logo and Lennar ACES Loyalty logo are registered service marks or service marks of Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. (03/18)

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Photo courtesy of the Plant City Observer

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2018 OFFICERS President: Mari Colgan President-Elect: Dan Hazy Vice President: Ashley Christie Treasurer: Darlene Davenport Secretary: Bob Pasquarello Immediate Past President: Joe Perez

Don Walden (Donco Realty) was recently named Plant City’s 2018 Citizen of the Year for his dedication to the community. Walden helped create the Community Redevelopment Agency in Plant City, was a past chairman of the Greater Plant City Chamber of Commerce, a past president of the Plant City Kiwanis Club and also served as president of the Greater Tampa REALTORS® in 1992. The Citizen of the Year award is given to a Plant City resident each year “who has demonstrated service above self.” Kimberly Chin recently joined Greater Tampa REALTORS ® as the new communications specialist. She graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a certificate in social media last year. Before joining GTR, Kim worked at an internet marketing agency and interned at various organizations. In her free time, Kim enjoys watching sports, checking social media and looking for new pescatarian recipes to try. Cianna Curry, database administrator at GTR, recently earned the Supra Master User (SMU) certification, which demonstrates expertise in the operation and troubleshooting of Supra keys. Cianna is one of only a few hundred people in the country that possess the SMU certification. Javin Nededog was recently promoted to global & commercial services coordinator. In his new role, Javin helps to organinze educational and networking events for GTR’s International Council and Commercial Alliance. Javin was previously a member services specialist.

IN LOVING MEMORY... Former GTR member Ernest L Reid, Jr. (Lee) recently passed away. Reid had been in the industry for decades after joining a real estate and construction business with his father in 1973.

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2018 DIRECTORS Ruth Bryson, Anthony Canizares, John Daux P.A., Marvin Gordon, Nico Hohman, Lea Lagueux, Ellie Lambert, Brad Monroe, Jay Quigley, Carl Shenning, Bridget Jenkins-Wilson and Marie Gregorio EDITOR/DESIGNER Brittany J. Jackson, Communications Director ASSISTANT EDITOR Kimberly Chin, Communications Specialist

The Greater Tampa REALTORS®, Inc. (GTR) is the largest Tampa Bay-based professional association of real estate brokers and sales associates conducting business throughout the Bay. GTR provides educational programs, ethical guidance and other services that enable licensed real estate professionals to help people buy and sell homes in the Greater Tampa area. For more information, please visit tamparealtors.org. REPRODUCTION Tampa REALTOR® magazine is published bi-monthly for members of GTR in the interest of informing, promoting, and improving the real estate industry. With the exception of articles and materials from other publications reprinted in this magazine, members and affiliate members of GTR are hereby authorized to reproduce articles appearing in this newspaper, provided each such reproduction gives the following credit: Reprinted from the Tampa REALTOR® magazine, Greater Tampa REALTORS®. ADVERTISING INFORMATION For advertising information/sales, please contact Brittany J. Jackson at 813.879.7010 or news@ tamparealtors.org. All advertising is subject to the approval of the GTR Board of Directors/Chief Executive Officer.


PRESIDENT’S CORNER

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF FAIR hOUSING

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pril marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act being passed. The act was created with the goal of providing equity and justice to the real estate market. It protects people from discrimination whether they are renting, buying or financing housing. The anniversary serves as a reminder that fair housing should be a norm throughout the nation. Besides tackling Besides tackling discrimination, the act benefits families, communities, businesses and strengthens the economy. Every community should be diverse, inclusive and accessible. After all, the home is the foundation of your life.

Take a look at page 12 to brush up on 10 facts about fair housing that every REALTOR® should know. And, on page 16, you can learn about alternative solutions being implemented across the country to combat homelessness and the affordable housing crisis. I also encourage you to read “You Can’t Live Here” on page 28. This article details the lasting effects of the restrive covenants of the past discrimination, and makes it clear that there is the act benefits families, still more work to do on the fair housing frontlines. communities, businesses and

strengthens the economy. Every community should be diverse, inclusive and accessible.

Greater Tampa REALTORS® believes everyone who applies for housing has the right to be treated fairly. We recognize the progress made by those who marched, protested, challenged discriminatory practices, and fought legislation to help others achieve the American dream of homeownership. GTR strongly supports the Fair Housing Act and I affirm our commitment to upholding fair housing law. That’s why we’ve dedicated this issue of Tampa REALTOR® magazine to fair housing.

How will you participate in commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act? There are several ways to get involved. You can educate yourself and your clients on fair housing practices. Working together, we can all do our part to ensure that the negative legacy of unfair housing practices will end.

MARI COLGAN 2018 President

GTR Donates $5K to The Salvation Army Tampa Adult Rehabilitation Center The Salvation Army Tampa’s new women’s facility will have a room dedicated to the Greater Tampa REALTORS®, complete with three lockers, three dressers and three beds with linen, thanks to a $5,000 donation from GTR in January.

Pictured left to right: Major John Reed, 2018 GTR President Mari Colgan, Major Katherine Reed and Richard Hodder

2018 President Mari Colgan presented the check to The Salvation Army Tampa leadership as part of her charity of choice this year. Scheduled to open in late fall of 2018, the facility will house 30 women as they work to solve drug and alcohol problems. Learn more about how REALTORS® are partnering with The Salvation Army at RealEstateForRehabilitation.com.

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ADVOCACY

3 Easy Ways to Get Involved in REALTOR® Advocacy Today!

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Your Champions for REALTOR® Rights

Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. RPAC’s mission is to identify candidates for elected office on the local, state and national levels who will work with REALTORS® to promote and protect the American Dream of property ownership. Candidates who receive support from RPAC are not selected based on their political party or ideology, but solely on their support of real estate issues.

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How Volunteering Can Boost Your Career by Kimberly Chin

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s there a specific cause you want to feel directly connected to or gain a firsthand perspective on? Perhaps you want to spend time with those in your community and build relationships with new friends and coworkers. Maybe you wish to develop a new skill or improve on one you already have. You could even explore a passion or hobby. No matter the reason, giving back to the community is a way to further your professional life. Volunteering offers several other benefits than just the expected warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Knowing exactly what you want out of the experience before you start can make a difference in your own life by boosting your career. Many volunteer opportunities could benefit from the skills you currently possess. In return, you gain experience outside the traditional work environment. When you work alongside others you develop soft skills such as compassion, patience, dependability and effective communication. Use this as a chance to learn and develop key takeaways that can be used in the future. Networking can be key to finding a job, opportunity or future clients. You will build many new connections once you get out and start volunteering. It is likely you will be working with a diverse group of people outside your usual social group. Get to know the local influencers in your community and form meaningful bonds. It could potentially turn into your next client or an important recommendation. Community involvement is ideal to include on your résumé and LinkedIn profile. Work as a volunteer can be just as valuable as paid work experiences. You may leave a better first impression to those who come across your résumé or profile when they see you have generously offered to make a difference in the community.

How to Get Started

Determining which cause is important to you is a key part of the volunteer process. Volunteer causes can range from the environment, education, animals, health and even disaster relief just to name a few. Research your top three

options and find out which opportunities are available near you. You might discover a local cause you never considered before. Keep in mind you will be spending a considerable amount of time wherever you decide to volunteer, so make sure it is somewhere you will enjoy and with people (or animals) you like as well. Narrow your choice by eliminating the causes you do not support. If you plan on volunteering with people you know such as family, friends or coworkers, a holiday opportunity or large group clean-up may be the best option for you. Once you choose the cause you want to support, who you are helping and who you are volunteering with, ask yourself how much time you can commit to the cause. Be honest about your availability. Some people worry volunteering is a huge commitment that requires too much of their time. However, by starting with a limited number of hours then increasing as your schedule permits, you will ensure the amount of time you can commit.

Getting to know the local influencers in your community could potentially turn into your next client or an important recommendation.

One-time events are ideal for those who do not have much time to volunteer. With these types of opportunities, your commitment only lasts a single day. This is also a convenient way to support more than one type of cause if you cannot decide on only one. Just pick a day to obligate at each organization for which you want to volunteer. If you are looking for a way other than monetary donations to give back, helping a nonprofit organization reach its goal is a fun and beneficial alternative. Not only will you feel good afterwards, but you will boost your résumé and expand your professional network. The experience will leave you with a positive view of yourself and your future.

REALTOR® Volunteer Opportunities in Hillsborough County*: The Salvation Army Tampa salvationarmyflorida.org/tampa 813.226.0914

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*These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities available to you.

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LEGAL FAQs

CODE OF ETHICS Denial of Equal Professional Service

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undergoing racial transition but did not show Prospect D homes in neighborhoods near the high school.

After working with Prospect C to determine his family could afford a three-bedroom home in the $240,000 range, REALTOR® B described available properties near Northwest High School and set up appointments to show houses to Prospect C. That afternoon, REALTOR® B showed Prospect C and his wife three houses in neighborhoods near the high school.

Prospect D asked about houses closer to Northwest High School. REALTORASSOCIATE® B replied that he had no knowledge of any homes in that area for which Prospect D could qualify. The next day, Prospect D, while visiting Prospect C, related his problems in finding a home near the high school and learned that REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® B had shown Prospect C several homes near the high school. Prospect D filed a complaint with the Board of REALTORS® claiming that REALTORASSOCIATE® B had discriminated against him and his family by not offering equal professional services.

n a Saturday morning, REALTOR® B, a salesperson affiliated with REALTOR® A, answered an e-mail from Prospect C, a recent college graduate who was moving into the city to take his first teaching job at Northwest High School. Prospect C was married, had two young children, and was a veteran.

On Monday, at a faculty meeting, Prospect C met Prospect D, who was also moving into the city to take a teaching position at the same high school and who was also in the market for a home. Prospect D was married with two young children and was also a veteran. Prospect C told Prospect D of REALTOR® B’s knowledge of the market and VA financing and how helpful he had been. Prospect D called REALTOR® A’s office that afternoon and asked for REALTOR® B. REALTOR® B met Prospect D and determined Prospect D could also afford a home in the $240,000 range. Prospect D told REALTOR® B that he was also a new teacher at Northwest High School and had been referred by Prospect C. Prospect D was black. REALTOR® B showed Prospect D houses in several neighborhoods

The complaint was reviewed by the Grievance Committee. REALTORASSOCIATE® B was charged with an alleged violation of Article 10, and the complaint was referred to a Hearing Panel of the Board’s Professional Standards Committee for hearing. At the hearing, REALTOR-ASSOCIATE® B admitted that he did not use the same efforts to show Prospect D properties in neighborhoods near the high school as he did with Prospect C because he felt Prospect D and his family would feel more comfortable living in a racially integrated neighborhood. The Hearing Panel found REALTORASSOCIATE ® B in violation of Article 10 of the Code of Ethics.

Read more ethics case interpretations online at: TampaRealtors.org/Ethics

From the Florida REALTORS® Legal Hotline The Legal Hotline attorneys answer questions about real estate license law and offer legal interpretations of standard business forms and contracts. FREE legal advice is available for members! Call (407) 438-1409; Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Q: Is it necessary to use the Equal Housing Opportunity slogan and logo in advertisements? A: The Fair Housing Act does not require the use of the Equal Opportunity slogan or logo. Use of the slogan and logo expresses your commitment to fair housing. Use of the slogan and logo can serve to temper a perception that discrimination is indicated in an advertisement.

Q: I represent an out-of-state buyer who is looking for property in a 55-and-older community. She is here on vacation and has a limited amount of time to look for property. How can I find out where all the 55-and-older communities are in my area? A: The Florida Commission on Human Relations has a registry of “55 and older” communities available on its Web site. Go to http://fchr.state.fl.us, select the “Directory of 55+ Housing Communities” link, then select “55+ Directory.” You can then search the directory by county, unit, name address, city. tamparealtors.org

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INFOGRAPHIC

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Ensure your buyers have a wide range of housing choices. Avoid placing limitations on communities or locations of housing based on a client’s protected class.

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Be conscious of your marketing and advertising efforts. Avoid any language that could indicate a bias against a protected class. Advertising in diverse media outlets ensures that you are in compliance with the Fair Housing Act.

Consider the effects of a person’s neighborhood and the conditions surrounding the home on their mental and physical well-being. Fair housing promotes a healthy lifestyle. Be mindful of housing factors that affect education, including housing quality, residential stability, affordability, and neighborhood location.

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When searching for homes for prospective buyers, remember that communities with high concentrations of poverty may have less access to the type of housing that can bring about positive change to local schools. Fair housing has a role in creating and expanding educational opportunities.


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Provide reasonable accommodations to disabled clients when working with them. For example, offer to meet a client at an accessible location if your office isn’t ADA compliant.

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Keep in mind that neighborhoods are becoming more segregated economically. Affordable housing provides stability that can assist households with securing and maintaining employment, increasing savings, and becoming self-sufficient. Fair housing policies help create economically diverse communities.

According to the Fair Housing Act, clients cannot be denied housing solely on their disability.

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Avoid mentioning crime statistics when showing a home or advertising a neighborhood’s features to potential buyers. It could be interpreted as a reference to race.

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It’s okay to market your particular skills, such as speaking multiple languages, as long as you don’t limit your audience to specific groups of people. To avoid a Fair Housing Act violation, focus on a property-related niche instead of a client-related one or you can target individual needs such as sports or hobbies.

Refrain from catering to a particular race or religion, even at a seller’s request. Doing so can make both parties liable for violating the Fair Housing Act.

Sources: National Association of REALTORS® REALTOR® Magazine Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association realestate.usnews.com

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COMMITTEE MEETINGS Affiliates April 11 | May 9 9:30 - 10 A.M. Appraisers April 9 | May 14 10 - 11 A.M. Board of Directors April 16 | May 21 9:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Building Committee April 3 | May 1 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. Communications April 12 | May 10 9:30 - 11 A.M. Finance April 11 | May 9 1:30 - 3 P.M. Governmental Affairs April 6 | May 4 9:30 - 11 A.M. Housing Opportunities April 11 | May 9 9:30 - 11 A.M. International Council April 9 | May 14 3 - 4:30 P.M. Professional Development April 10 | May 8 2:30 - 3:30 P.M. Property Managers April 12 | March 8 11 A.M. - NOON REALTOR®/ Attorney April 5 | May 3 9:30 - 11 A.M. Commerical Alliance April 4 | May 2 10:30 A.M. - NOON REALTORS® PAC April 6 | May 4 10:45 A.M. - 12:15 P.M. Technology April 9 | May 14 1:30 - 2:30 P.M. YPN Advisory Board April 10 | May 8 10 - 11:30 A.M.

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YPNDEN

The Future of Real Estate

Welcome the first edition of YPNDEN, a new column dedicated to sharing upcoming events, news and stories directly from members of the Greater Tampa REALTORS® Young Professionals Network (YPN). YPN was launched in 2006 by REALTOR® magazine and has since grown tremendously in REALTOR® associations across the country. Contrary to its name, YPN isn’t just for young REALTORS® but also for those who are new to the real estate industry. Our purpose is to help REALTORS® grow and develop professionally in four key areas: association leadership, real estate advocacy, networking and community volunteerism. By joining YPN, you’ll have the opportunity to meet like-minded professionals whose ambitions and ideas are shaping the future of the real estate industry.

We welcome you to join us at our upcoming events. Keep a lookout on the GTR calendar for our REALMix networking sessions, community outreach opportunities, tours and our inaugural Blue Party coming this fall! And, we’d love to connect with you. Be sure to follow us on social media and check out TampaYPN.org for more information on our network. Find us on Facebook & Instagram @TampaYPN Corey Richardson is the chair of the Young Professionals Network of GTR and owner of Safeline Home Inspections, LLC.

FR Specialty License Plate Supports Affordable Housing It is common to spot several types of license plates when driving in the state of Florida. The purpose of these plates is to raise funds for a particular cause. In 2005, Florida REALTORS® held a contest to design a plate that would help reduce the affordable-housing crisis across the state. The proceeds from this specialty license plate are exclusively used for workforce housing programs. The Florida REALTORS® specialty license plate costs $25 in addition to the state’s regular tag fees. More than $875,000 has been raised to provide housing assistance to first responders, teachers and others in need of affordable housing. The license plate is available for purchase online or by mail at your local tax collector’s office.

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MARKET PREDICTIONS

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on-traditional housing options are becoming increasingly popular as more alternatives become available to consumers. Housing accounts for a large chunk income, making it difficult for some to meet other obligations or pursue goals. With the innovative use of materials and design, these alternative housing options offer a nice living space at a fraction of the cost of a traditional home. These homes offer many, if not the same amenities and functionalities as a full-size home. Multipurpose furniture, creative storage and the use of natural light combine to make these living spaces appealing. There are many different takes on downsizing and minimalism but the benefits usually all include financial and emotional freedom, living a greener lifestyle as well as the gratification of building one’s own abode. Here’s a look at a few noteworthy and affordable housing solutions happening across the country.

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ALTERNATIVE HOUSING Container Homes Turning shipping containers into homes is a creative housing option that various nonprofit organizations are considering as an option to combat homelessness. Construction of container homes is cheaper than traditional homes due to savings on materials and labor. Not only are they quick to build, sustainable and extremely durable, but they can be transformed into pleasant living spaces for half the price of a traditional house. The target population for these homes are baby boomers, millennials and anyone on a budget seeking an unconventional home.

3-D Printed Homes 3-D printed homes are on the way to becoming mass produced. Over the last few years, companies have been testing 3-D printing for the housing industry. These homes could be the go-to option for affordable housing. The building process for creating a digitally-printed house is cheaper and faster than traditional methods. It uses fewer resources because companies only print what they need. The technology is currently in place to print safe, high-quality homes. Designs and features that are normally expensive to create, are easily done with a 3-D printer. This innovation is a step toward ending homelessness on a global scale. Austin, Texas boasts the first 3-D printed house in the country that has been built to the local building code.

Tiny Homes

Over the last several years, the Tiny House Movement has swept the nation with people seeking to downsize their living spaces in favor of a simpler lifestyle. Popularized and often idealized by television shows, the motivation to “go tiny” can range from finding financial freedom to reducing one’s carbon footprint to having the ability to live anywhere with the comforts of home. The average tiny house can range from 100 to 400 square feet, compared to the average size of an American single family home at 2,600 square feet. Tiny home communities have been popping up across the country in cities like Detroit, Nashville, Los Angeles and even Orlando, Florida. These communities could be a viable solution to help alleviate homelessness. In fact, a tiny home community in Syracuse, New York was created for the homeless, and for U.S. veterans in particular. Tiny houses, however, are not without their fair share of problems. Tiny house buyers have often expressed remorse after purchasing their homes and some cities aren’t tiny house-friendly, making it difficult for the dwellings to comply with local zoning regulations.

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97.0%

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33 Days

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-19.5%

Inventory (Active Listings)

4,139

4,407

-6.1%

Months Supply of Inventory

2.5

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-7.4%

Feb. 2018

Feb. 2017

% Change

373

420

-11.2%

$170,000

$150,445

13.0%

96.8%

96.9%

-0.1%

27 Days

30 Days

-10.0%

Inventory (Active Listings)

931

997

-6.6%

Months Supply of Inventory

2.0

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Feb. 2018

Feb. 2017

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3,205

3,199

0.2%

$228,000

$210,000

8.6%

96.9%

96.3%

0.6%

Median Time to Contract

34 Days

39 Days

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Inventory (Active Listings)

10,400

11,071

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Months Supply of Inventory

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$154,000

$143,500

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96.2%

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28 Days

40 Days

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Inventory (Active Listings)

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4,058

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Months Supply of Inventory

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CALENDAR NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list of courses. Course dates and/or locations are subject to change. Visit TampaRealtors.org/calendar for the most up-to-date information on GTR courses.

April 2018 April 2 Code of Ethics 12:30 - 3:30 P.M. Must complete by Dec. 31, 2018. April 4 Commercial Pitch NOON - 1 P.M. Pitch your commercial listings to other agents. April 4 - 5 GRI 301: It’s More than Just Sales - 11 CE 8 A.M. - 6 P.M. Appraisals, property management and common ownership and exchanging April 6 iCE - The ADA and Commercial Real Estate - 4 CE 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. Keep your commercial clients aware of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. April 10 Developing Communication, Processes and Business Growth by Applying Behavior Science 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. Gain a better understanding of your behavior style through the DISC profiling system. Double Down on Down Payment Assistance 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Help your first-time buyers capitalize on down payment assistance programs. Tech User Group: What is HomeSnap & How Can it Help Your Business 5:30 - 7 P.M. Learn about listings and search, sharing, messaging, setting the agent-only safety timer, how to create a Rapid CMA, inviting your sphere into HomeSnap, best use agent tips and more.

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April 11 Mortgage 101: Guiding Your Customer Through the Mortgage Process - 3 CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Review lender requirements from check stubs to the newest Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure. April 12 Contract Corner: Dispute Resolution and Remedies 9 :30 - 11:30 A.M. Discover the differences between the FAR/BAR and CRSP contracts in their approach to dispute resolution. Tools and Tips for a Winning Listing Presentation 10 - 11 A.M. Create a winning listing presentation using RPR’s Preparation, Price and Promotion model. Design and Deliver a Successful Buyers Tour with RPR 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Use RPR to create and manage a productive buyer tour. Tech Talk: E-Mail & Direct Marketing 2 - 4 P.M. Farm and email to prospects and follow up with your database. April 13 Code of Ethics 12:30 - 3:30 P.M. Must complete by Dec. 31, 2018. April 17 Real Estate Safety & Risk Management - 3 CE 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. An in-depth look at real estate safety and risk management Sales Avalanche Series: Personal Branding for Real Estate 10 A.M. - NOON Target niche audiences and get them to engage you!

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Introduction to Foreclosures, Short Sales & REOs - 3 CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. An in-depth introduction to the dos and don’ts of foreclosures, short sales and REOs. April 18 Introduction to the Residential Contract for Sale - 3 CE 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. An in-depth introduction to the Florida REALTORS®/Florida Bar Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase. Real Estate Negotiation - 3 CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Current information on topics that are relevant to the real estate practitioner in terms of negotiation strategy and execution April 19 Prospecting, Scripts, and Overcoming Objections - 3 CE 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Prospecting and the use of scripts and dialogues to handle and overcome sales objections Intro to Fair Housing - 3 CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Understand the state and federal fair housing laws as applied in day-to-day real estate. April 20 Intro to the As-Is Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase 3 CE 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. This course is a comprehensive resource on the timely subject of the Florida REALTORS®/Florida Bar As-Is Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase. Comprehensive Rider to the AsIs Contract - 3 CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. This course is designed to assist REALTORS® as they consider using the riders that go along with the Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase.

April 24 Stop Social Spamming and Build Relationships 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. Easy-to-use strategies designed to promote intentional listening, leading to opportunities to connect in a meaningful, unforgettable way Mastermind Series: Real Estate Apps 10 - 11:30 A.M. Our Mastermind Series is focused on sharing ideas, improving your business and building your professional network. Mortgage Financing for Real Estate Agents - 3CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Help your buyers find solutions for various lending situations that arise. April 25 Introduction to RPR Commercial 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. Review of key features of the RPR platform that will help commercial practitioners conduct their business April 25 - 26 GRI 302: Thinking Outside the Box 8 A.M. - 6 P.M. Property management; land use and concurrency; brokerage management; international real estate; condos and residential construction April 25 Code of Ethics 12:30 - 3:30 P.M. Must complete by Dec. 31, 2018.


CALENDAR A $10 fee will be assessed for class cancellations not received at least 24 hours before the start of class time. Cancellations must be completed through the Member Portal or by emailing Education@TampaRealtors.org.

may 2018 May 1 Foundations of Form Simplicity - 2 CE 9 - 11 A.M. The basics of Form Simplicity including setting preferences; adding, editing and importing Contacts; creating folders; creating forms packages & more! Optimizing Your Workflow with Form Simplicity - 2 CE 11:30 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Improve your Form Simplicity experience with several timesaving tips. MLS Advantage - 2 CE 2:30 - 4:30 P.M. Share available MLS listings across the state of Florida. May 2 Commercial Pitch NOON - 1 P.M. Pitch your commercial listings to other agents. May 8 Tech User Group: Video Blogging Basics 5:30 - 7 P.M. This session will help provide you with the information you need to be on your way to starting your own video blog. May 10 Contract Corner: Financing, Inspection and Related Contingencies 9:30 - 11:30 A.M. This session addresses common misconceptions of what happens when someone fails to take action and how that impacts whether the parties will ever get to the closing table. Mastermind Series: Tell Me I Don’t Have to Cold Call! 10 - 11:30 A.M. New ways to gain leads

iCE: Taxes & Money - Pay Less, Keep More - 3 CE 1 - 4 P.M. This course will highlight changes to the tax laws as they affect real estate practitioners and their consumers. May 11 Code of Ethics 12:30 - 3:30 P.M. Must complete by Dec. 31, 2018. May 15 Building Real Estate Teams - 3CE 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Strategies to build your real estate team and make your business succesful Real Estate Staging - 3 CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. This course will help the licensee develop an understanding of how to hire professional stagers, furniture rental and the costs of staging. May 16 Brokerage Relationships - 3 CE 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. This course will cover relevant information that will assist the attendee with the complexities and daily decision making as it relates to brokerage relationships. Luxury Real Estate - 3 CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Learn to understand the demands, talent, knowledge, and advanced skill necessary to represent buyers and sellers of luxury real estate. May 17 Intro to the As-Is Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase 3 CE 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. This course is a comprehensive resource on the timely subject of the Florida REALTORS®/Florida Bar As-Is Residential Contract for Sale and Purchase.

Introduction to Broker Price Opinions - 3 CE 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. The dos and don’ts as they relate to BPOs and how BPOs are affected by Florida law and nationally accepted ethics. May 22 Sales Avalanche Series: Lead Conversion Summit 10 A.M. - NOON Attracting and converting new leads into clients and closings Do Sponsorships Really Build Your Business? NOON - 1:30 P.M. This training provides the tools you need to decide what or who to sponsor and how to maximize the exposure and connections for yourself and your business. Getting Started with RPR 1 - 2 P.M. Attend this class to learn how to set up your account and profile; navigate the site to your advantage; research properties, markets, neighborhoods, schools and more!

May 25 Code of Ethics 12:30 - 3 P.M. Must complete by Dec. 31, 2018. May 30 Clarifying Service Aminals 3CE 9:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. Understand what Florida Statutes say regarding service animals. Understanding Section 8 Housing -3 CE 1:30 -4:30 P.M. Know where to find tenants for Section 8 opportunities; understand the importance of Fair Housing laws and avoid discrimination May 31 Tech Talk: Facebook for Business (Beginner) 2 - 4 P.M. A hands on experience to creating a Facebook for business page

Don’t Let Property Insurance Affect Your Closing: Close More Deals and Make More Money 1:30 - 4:30 P.M. Insurance coverages; questions to ask an insurance agent; wind mitigation and four-point review; flood insurance full review and more! 10 Ways to Earn More Business than Your Competition Using RPR 2:30 - 3:30 P.M. Learn how to use RPR to improve prospecting and farming strategies, run accurate comp analyses, identify distressed properties and their impact on neighborhoods, set industry standard values on home investments and more!

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FLORIDA HOUSING CRISIS

On the devastating heels of Hurricane Maria, a perfect storm continues to build and threaten the real estate market in Puerto Rico, which may have significant impacts on the mainland as well. Sweeping business closures and massive damage to the island’s infrastructure compounded the pre-existing economic issues in Puerto Rico and resulted in a dramatic rise in home foreclosures.

concluding with the city bankruptcy in 2013. During that devastating decade, Detroit reported over 150,000 home foreclosures. Some reports indicated more Detroit homes were abandoned than occupied. At the end of 2017, Detroit’s poverty rate was reported at 36 percent, well above the national average of 14 percent.

In the months following Maria, a staggering 90,000 residents were not able to make mortgage payments, resulting in a 35 percent foreclosure rate for Puerto Rican homeowners.

In the months following Maria, a staggering 90,000 residents were not able to make mortgage payments, which resulted in a distressing 35 percent foreclosure rate for Puerto Rican homeowners. This has led some experts to predict that the future of the Puerto Rico housing market may follow the same downward trajectory that resulted in Detroit’s foreclosure epidemic. Detroit’s housing market was stripped over the last decade beginning with the financial crisis of 2008 and

Even prior to Hurricane Maria’s destruction, the island’s economy was already strained with 44 percent of the population being impoverished and almost a third of their residents behind on mortgage payments.

So where does that leave us now? The Sunshine State has always had a need for affordable housing caused by low wages and increasing rental rates. Lawmakers saw affordable housing as a problem 25 years ago, so they created the William E. Sadwoski Affordable Housing Trust Fund. The Sadowski Trust allocates 70 percent of its appropriated tamparealtors.org

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FLORIDA HOUSING CRISIS money to the State Housing Initiatives Partnership program. The SHIP program provides money to local governments to create and preserve affordable housing. The other 30 percent of the Sadowksi Trust is allocated to the state housing trust fund.

stock. You still have people living in hotels that have been there for three or four months. And even if they wanted to go out and find an apartment, there’s nothing available.”

Melinda Arrastia, with the Lombardo Team, has lived on the U.S. Disturbingly, since 2002, lawmakers mainland for 11 years. Her parents have been tapping into this trust to currently own a home in Puerto Rico replenish the state’s general revein what was considered a highly denue fund since 2002. What we are sirable neighborhood. Fortunately, their home was not Three hundred thousand U.S. citizens from Puerto damaged in Rico have moved to Florida and they enrich our the storm. However, state, but our schools weren’t counting on the kids, so they’ve got to scramble to deal with that. the storm’s effect on the And our housing stock. ~ U.S. Senator Marco Rubio economy and housexperiencing is a decrease in funds ing crippled the island’s real estate for affordable housing in our state industry. As a result, they simply and at the same time we are seeing cannot sell their home. Without the a dramatic increase in the demand sale of their home in Puerto Rico, signal for affordable housing. In they cannot purchase a home on 2017, Home Matters report by Florithe mainland. This domino effect da Housing Coalition found that 31 can further decrease the size of viapercent of all homeowners in Florida ble home buyers for the U.S. and 18 percent of all renters spend more than half of their income for Brenda Marrero, with Keller Williams housing, which is a significant burTampa Central, also has family living den. Currently, Florida has the third in Puerto Rico. She was kind enough highest homeless population in the to spend some time discussing U.S. and our rental market is already Florida’s challenge with affordable under stress. housing and how the devastation in Puerto Rico has further amplified As a direct result of Maria’s destructhis challenge. In her opinion, affordtion, hundreds of thousands of able housing is “not a new problem.” Puerto Ricans fled the island. In fact, Currently, the most common initiamore Puerto Ricans live off the istives designed to overcome buyer’s land with over 5 million living on the objections specifically related to U.S. mainland. Most of these Puerto affordability are down payment and/ Ricans settled in Florida. “Three or closing cost assistance. While hundred thousand U.S. citizens from those certainly help move qualified Puerto Rico have moved to Florida,” buyers to make a decision, they do said U.S. Senator for Florida Marco not increase affordability. Marrero Rubio. “And they enrich our state, hopes “Florida’s lack of affordable but our schools weren’t counting on housing leads to the design and the kids, so they’ve got to scramble development of creative alternatives to deal with that. And our housing in which cities, counties, develop-

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ers and buyers will all benefit.” The influx of former residents of Puerto Rico did not create the state’s shortage of affordable housing. The issue has been around for years and the current crisis caused by Hurricane Maria has accelerated its severity. This is a complex and layered problem that impacts our local community, state and our country beyond the obvious. But despite the seemingly overwhelming scope of the problem, more and more individuals in the Tampa community are stepping up to the challenge. We have members within Greater Tampa REALTORS® who are asking the hard questions and taking action. In fact, Robert Perez of Keller Williams in Brandon recently traveled to Puerto Rico to discuss the island’s current real estate market challenges with Governor Rosello and other local leaders. Brenda Marrero led a campaign to raise funds and deliver a 40-foot shipping container filled with items needed to help the residents of Puerto Rico’s most devastated areas. Melinda Arrastia is actively involved with selling her family’s home. While tragic, Hurricanes Irma and Maria cast a much-needed spotlight on the need to rethink affordable housing in Florida. Hopefully, our community and our state will find solutions. Sunny Alexander graduated from West Point and subsequently served six years in the Army. She has a master’s degree in communication and has over 10 years in the real estate and business development field. She is currently business developer for LandCastle Title, LLC.


Frank J. Williams, REALTOR® Chicago, IL

“There weren’t any people

that looked like me. Frank Williams has witnessed a lot in nearly 80 years.

After growing up in Flint Michigan — and being expelled from high school for dating the white girl he later married — he moved to Chicago in 1962. Despite having never considered real estate as a career because, “as a young black man, we didn’t see many people in our community in positions of power,” he received his real estate license in 1966 and opened his own firm in 1969. His practice faced immediate resistance for helping African Americans find homes in historically white neighborhoods. In 1971 demonstrators entered his office to demand who he could sell to, and in 1975, his home was firebombed. Overcoming these obstacles, he ascended to president of the Chicago chapter of the NAACP, president of the Chicago Association of REALTORS®, and was voted REALTOR® of the Year. “As a black American, a REALTOR®, and a parent, I am determined to help erase discrimination from the housing landscape.” April 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act. We recognize that progress made stands on the broad shoulders of people like Frank Williams. We’re grateful for the work he’s done and sacrifices he’s made, and understand there’s more progress to be made. Visit www.FairHousing.realtor to read more about Frank and to join the commemoration.


FEATURE STORY

You Can’t Live Here

The Enduring Impacts of Restrictive Covenants

The 50th anniversary of the Fair Housing Act represents an opportunity to remind ourselves not only of the importance of the law in shaping the real estate landscape today, but also to look back on what the situation was like before it was enacted, when the process of buying or renting a home was decidedly unfair for millions of Americans. During the first few decades of the twentieth century, a property’s value wasn’t defined just by architectural details, curb appeal, and neighborhood features, but also by the people who lived in the community. In determining property value, explained a standard appraisal text in 1931, “we must recognize the customs, habits and characteristics of various strata of society and races of peoples.” The presence of an African-American family in a neighborhood populated by whites, for example, or an Italian family in a neighborhood populated by Northern Europeans, was generally believed to have detrimental effects on property values and social order.

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In the early 20th century, many cities in the South and the Mid-Atlantic used zoning ordinances to keep blacks, whites and other ethnicities in their own neighborhoods. Baltimore enacted the first racial zoning ordinance in 1910, and within a few years the practice was widespread in the region. When the U.S. Supreme Court declared a Louisville, Kentucky racial zoning ordinance as unconstitutional in 1917, restrictive covenants became the preferred method of accomplishing the same end. A typical restrictive covenant was a contract among property owners prohibiting sales of homes to blacks or other minorities for a specified period of time, usually twenty years. Because the covenants were private agreements, they were not covered under laws seeking to prevent discrimination. They quickly became a popular method of ruling who could live in a neighborhood and who could not, and were in widespread use in major cities such as Chicago, Seattle and St. Louis.


Restrictive covenants proved so effective in segregating neighborhoods and stabilizing the property values of white families that they soon became an integral part of the federal government’s discriminatory housing practices. “If a neighborhood is to retain stability, it is necessary that properties shall continue to be occupied by the same social and racial classes,” stated the Federal Housing Administration’s influential Underwriting Manual. From 1934 on, the FHA recommended the inclusion of restrictive covenants in the deeds of homes it insured, and instituted a policy known as redlining, refusing to insure homes in African-American neighborhoods.

these restrictions. In 1924, the Code of Ethics was revised to include Article 34, which stated: “A REALTOR® should never be instrumental in introducing into a neighborhood a character of property or occupancy, members of any race or nationality, or any individuals whose presence will clearly be detrimental to property values in that neighborhood.” The language regarding “race or nationality” was removed from the Code of Ethics in 1950 in response to the Shelley v. Kraemer decision.

In the 4th quarter of 2017, the Census Bureau reported that the home ownership rate among white, nonHispanic Americans was 72.7 percent, while for AfricanCivil rights lawyers Americans the rate was just 42.1 began challenging percent. That enormous disparity restrictive covenants can in large part be attributed to For REALTORS® and others in and redlining policies restrictive covenants and other in courts beginning in discriminatory practices of the the real estate community, the 1930s, but met with past. “Equity that there’s still much to do. limited success. But in families have in their homes is the 1940s, the massive the main source of wealth for societal changes middle-class Americans,” explains brought about by author Richard Rosenstein in World War II began to change the tide, albeit slowly. In his book The Color of Law (Liveright Publishing, 2017). 1948, the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the “African American families today, whose parents and Shelley v. Kraemer case held that racially restrictive grandparents were denied participation in the equitycovenants were unenforceable in court. The following accumulating boom of the 1950s and 1960s, have great year, the FHA reversed course, instructing its field offices difficulty catching up today.” not to reject applications for mortgage insurance solely because they might violate existing restrictive covenants. Although passage of the Fair Housing Act in 1968 The change, however, only applied to new applications represented a huge step towards ensuring that all for mortgage insurance; not until 1968 was the policy Americans have a chance to live where they choose, fully overturned, when Congress explicitly prohibited dismantling these racially discriminatory practices racial discrimination in housing financing as part of the has been a continual, decades-long process. For Fair Housing Act. REALTORS® and others in the real estate community, there’s still much to do. The real estate industry and the National Association “Copyright NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Reprinted with permission.” of Real Estate Boards (as the National Association of For more information, resources and to get REALTORS® was called at the time) were complicit in

involved, visit www.FairHousing.realtor

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WELCOME

New Brokers* & Members

January 24 - March 8, 2018

New members and Affiliates that join after March 8, 2017 will be recognized in the March/April issue. *New brokers are highlighted in yellow. Align Right Realty Abbate, Alexa E Askins, Letesha Baliwalla, Viraf Bartnesky, Alexander Chouhan, Harsimran Dorris, Jeff Mijal, Lyndsay Monti, Sarah Moore, Victoria Ortega, Yencris Perdomo, Julie Perez-Crespo, Efrain Samosir, Laura Silhomme, Dashana All Quality Properties Antonello, Grace Patrizi, Jason Allison James Estates & Homes McMaster, Elise Ally Realty Florida LLC Lewis, Richard Argo Group Properties LLC Duck, Kerry Getchell, Dennis Barrett Realty Group Olden, Andrea BHHS Florida Properties Group Baker, Kendra Duffau, Sandra Faison, Donna Farrell, Lawrence Lim, Wook Manning, Adam McDeavitt, Taylor BHHS Hatton & Associates Carter, Jacob Blue Sun Realty Strunk, Cortney Brandon Realty, Inc. Rodriguez, William Bulls Realty LLC Dickerson, Zoey Northrop, Stewart

Century 21 Beggins Enterprises Dube, Karen Ojada, Camelia Pickett, Emily

Bosch, Marlin DeStio, Joseph Gocht, Tara Guerra, Yassandra Harfouch, Talih Holtsinger, Terry Jones, Julie Montoya, Rachel Pagan, Jasmine Ritchey, Lauren A Simoni, Carlos Stanboli, Wisitsiri

Exit Bayshore Realty Belle, Linda F Davis, Gina Germain, Travis Golby, Martha Levin, Edward Mas, Veronica Mary Paruas, Otto Paulino, Alexandra Sweeting, Roland Tamayo, Martin Vlismas, Laura

Century 21 Elite Locations, Inc. Deguido, Joseph

Crestview Realty Group LLC Danushevsky, David

Century 21 List With Beggins Stritch, Kelly

CTV Real Estate Hunter, Celeste

EXP Realty LLC Axelrad, Michael Gimenez, Lila Murphy, Laura

Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. Alvarez, Stacy Belavendra George, Pernedith Ravind Carter, Roseann Figueroa, Harmony Fisher, Gregory Giaccone, Nicholas Gossett, Anthony Gwin, Dieter Hall Sr., John Leatherman, Ashton Peart, Kelly Samuel-Hall, Amie Saneaux, Adelina Winter, Lara Zentmeyer, Christine

Dalton Wade Inc. Dave, Shital

Cartwright Realty Brinkley, Ayesha Century 21 Affiliated Cashmore, Patricia Joseph, Vladymir Moore Jr., Earl Wielgosz, David

Charted Course Realty Group LLC Tsai, Kueifen Circuitous Realty Capito, William CJEllis & Company, Inc. Ellis, Connie Coldwell Banker F. I. Grey & Son Residential Inc. Menendez, Katherine Coldwell Banker Residential Albano, Tammy Ardeljan, Elizabeth Ashton, Dorotheen

Dennis Realty & Inv. Corp. Cutillo, Kelley Hunter, Jon Permanente, Dominic Dolphin Appraisal Research Nelson, Shelenia Domino Realty Gonzalez Barrios, Alexandra Doyle & Mcgrath Real Estate Boyette, Angela Ellie & Associates,P.A. Manning, Larry Empire Network Realty Khan, Mohammed Endevor Properties, LLC Mateos, Marynes Everyday Realty Tampa, LLC Villafane, Danilo

Fine Properties Peens, Shaun First in Real Estate Service Caballero, Giovanni Florida Capital Realty Oswalt, Kevin Rodriguez, Kenia Florida Executive Realty Coticchio, Ashley Counce, William Hill, Jessi Motta, Melissa Florida Executive Realty 2 Makati, Sunny Florida Home Realty Prof. Swan, Jacqueline Florida Realty Johnson, Christopher Florida Treasure Realty LLC Castellana, Marcelino

Excel Realty of Florida Tremel, Jordan

Future Home Realty Inc. Ceparano Jr, Michael Johnston, Katheryn

Executive Appraisals & Realty Darnell, Linda

Gasparilla Realty Soules, Mary Lee Herbert R. Fisher Realty Daymond, Joseph

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WELCOME Hohman Homes LLC Myrtil, Joey Home Search Realty Roldan, Rafaela HOMM Real Estate Services Shindel, Lindsey Ibero Property Management Corp. Dixon, Nordene Integrity Real Properties Pena Taveras, Georgina Intl. Realty Plus-Tampa Bay Ivy, Sonya James Roy & Associates, LLC Grazioso, Edward Joe Walker Realty LLC Bates, Joe Glen JPT Realty LLC Villanueva, Iliana Keller Williams - New Tampa Brooks, Jatamara Gonzalez, Andrea LaBar, Sara Morris, James Wright, Tamika Keller Williams Realty Bernardino, Ana Maria Catalano, Tammy Correia, Alcidio Davies, Angela Diaz, Elier Gallagher, Christine Hurley, Darrell Jean Poix, Choupette Liburd, Ellen Michor, Erik Morales Cordova, Michelle Neal, Michael Okur, Yasemin Powell, Kelly Scarboro, Michelle Smith, Amber Smith, David Susca, Vito Walker, Emma Keller Williams Realty S.Shore Adega, Raquel Benefiel, LeAnn Driggers, Amy Foster, Annaliese Giblin, Christopher Halliburton, Ivy Hamric, Margaret Justiniano, Iris Marcanodiaz, Javier McMullen, Marcia McPherson, Kevin Melton, Amanda Ryan, Michele Santackas, Katherine Stroede, Kaitlyn Tracey, Michaelene Keller Williams South Tampa Boyd, Neill Green, Mark Olivo Schulte, Stephanie Singletary, Cralisa Thomas, Carl Wilson, Darius Keller Williams Tampa Central Dellegatto, Mary Festa, Brian Gaines, Keith McGuinness, Christopher Moore, Mary Royal, Tiara Skelley, Brooke Talokonnikoff, Mischa Turbeville, Lisa Uluocak, Ecdem

Vincent, Matheo Keller Williams Tampa Prop. Alonso, Zachary Anderson, Jennifer Barton, Leah Blaylock, Angela M Conner, April Everett, Alison Feucht Faulk, Diane Hernandez, Reynaldo Huber, Michael Kerr, Roy Lopez, Adrian Mendoza, Gabriela Nuñez Machado, Heidy Pauchey, Paul Perdomo, Ivette Perilla, Julio Pospichal, Christina Prada, Claribel Richards, Joseph Rodriguez, Maria Rogers, James Roukalova, Marina Salazar, Marylin Salinas, Tatiana Sauers, Robert Sweeney, Brennan Taracks, Chase Thomas, Tiffany Walbridge, Michael Woodard, Alyssa Keller Williams-Plant City Black, Yvonne Kiehn Realty Company Biddick, Lauri Kimberly Ann Howard Howard, Kimberly Knock Homes A LLC Bethune, Francine Kylin Realty LLC Park, Julie La Rosa Realty, LLC Holley, Tayte E Quintana, Stephany

People’s Choice Realty Svc LLC Gonzalez, Jeffrey Johnson, Kimerlyn Mullangi, Chandra Nelson, Keren Nimmons, Anh R Richards-Battiste, Sabrina Romero, Elizabeth

Smith & Associates Real Estate Conda, Alexandra Dhanji, Salima

Pineywoods Realty LLC Amin, Sanjay

The Toni Everett Company Headrick, Candace

Premier Realty of Tampa Connolly, Kerri Hernandez, Mary Malik, Monica Rivera, Cynthia Sweet, Vonda

Topaz Realty LLC Borges Turro, Rafael Delgado, Ana

Premier Sothebys Intl Realty Scharf, Paul

US Interamerican Realty LLC Lopez Gutierrez, Lenis

Premiere Plus Realty Co. Dattilo, Mario Jarrett, Kevin Meadows, Scott

Vertical Int’l Real Estate Jimenez, Alejandro

Principal Eagle Realty Inc. Gallo, Rogelio

Von Greiff Real Estate Group Silvert, Rebecca

Prudential Tropical Realty Bryan, Casey

Wanda F. Sexton, REALTOR® Mora, Jennie

RE/MAX ALL PROS Medley, Nicholas Thompson, Erica

Westchase Realty LLC Nuñez, Ana

RE/MAX CAPITAL REALTY Huber, Tommasina Mesa, Henry RE/MAX Dynamic Alexandre, Moses Real Broker LLC Hutcheon, Douglas Real Living Casa Fina Realty Basmaci, Roy Gagne, Stacy Majm, Mikhael

MADISON HEIGHTS REALTY GROUP Walker, Justin

Realnet of Tampa Bay, LLC Ding, Qing Eckenrode, Kaitlin Gruman, Harris Moore, Shawna Puente, Kristina Robinson, Victor

Maks Property Management Pineda, Hernan

RedFin Corporation Taylor, Brook

MavRealty Warren, Shemeka

Right Now Realty Danastasio Frizzell, Tina Kelly, Christopher

Lombardo Team Real Estate LLC Green, Chantell

McBride Kelly & Associates Broth, Blaine Lau, Shuk Lee, Bupanark Puc, Lester Mihara & Associates Inc. Contreras, Brianna Moran, Michael Neger, John Owens, Denise Pacheco Charron, Joy Thompson, Andie Networth Realty of Tampa, LLC Martins, Olawale Owners.com Foster, Morgan Stavracos, James Palermo Real Estate Prof.Inc. Chirilova, Svetlana Garcia, Whitney Palm Vista Realty, LLC Smith, Shawn

Star Bay Realty Corp. James, Elizabeth TERRA REALTY SERVICES INC. Pomin, Amandine

Unique Property Services Daniel, Brenda

Vogel Realty Services, Inc. Vogel, Skyler

William Raveis-Florida LLC Reppell, Jordan Xcellence Realty, Inc. Burnett, Gregory Xpress Property Resource, Inc. Martinez, Osvaldo Yany Realty LLC Vazquez Gonzalez, Yeleiny

Robert Slack Fine Homes LLC Amato, Christopher Black, James Rome Realty, Inc. Lutich, Allison Roost Realty Inc. Barthelemy, Steve Scott Realty, LLC Brake, Andrew Selling Tampa Bay, LLC Ilyov, Yiftach Proctor Jr., Dennis Signature Realty Associates Blalock P.A., Matthew Davis, Sonia Garcia, Cindy Groat, F Michelle Jones, Dontee Simply Sold Properties, Inc. Schaeffer, Dwaine Smart Homes Realty Valdes, Yadenys

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A Night in Casablanca On Feb. 8, GTR hosted “A Night in Casablanca,” a fundraiser benefiting the REALTOR® Party at the Davis Islands Garden Club. Attendees played casino games, took photos in a vintage car, listened to tunes from the Unpainted Souls and participated in a silent auction. Special thanks to our sponsors: KB Home, Title & Abstract Agency of America, Inc., All Western Mortgage, Barmes Enterprises, Ellie and Associates Realty and GTR Partner Tampa Bay Times!

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YPN REALMix: I Heart Real Estate GTR’s Young Professionals Network hosted its first REALMix of 2018 at the Winthrop Patio in Riverview on Feb. 15. The theme was “I Heart Real Estate,” and attendees learned ways to market to couples.

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Florida REALTORS® 2018 Mid-Winter Business Meetings GTR members traveled to the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® for the Florida REALTORS® 2018 Mid-Winter Business Meetings Jan. 24 - 27.

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AFFILIATE CORNER

join us for the annual realtor® Golf Tournament

BRIDGET JENKINS WILSON 2018 Affiliates Chair

Happy Spring! The affiliates are gearing up for the 16th annual REALTOR® Golf Tournament, now known as the Fred Procise Golf Classic. The tournament will be held on May 3 at the beautiful Buckhorn Springs Golf and Country Club located in Valrico, Florida. Join us as a golfer, a sponsor, or both for this fun-filled event. We are quickly filling up the sponsorships and team slots, so grab yours before it is gone!

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Longest Drive: $200 Closest to Pin: $200

Sponsorships available are: • Beverage: $600 • Lunch: $300 • Putting Contest: $200 • Hole Sponsor: $150 • Foursome and Hole Sponsor: $400

Be sure to add your business card so we can give you a proper shout out during the auction. All proceeds benefit the REALTORS® Care Foundation of GTR.

If you are wanting to play, an individual is $75 and a Foursome is $300. Bring your favorite REALTORS® out to golf for the day! We are also looking for auction items, bottles of alcohol, gift baskets and gift cards. Anything you wish to donate to the tournament is greatly appreciated.

To sign up, please call Programs Coordinator Kathryn Velez at 813-879-7010 or email her at kathryn@tamparealtors.org.

Welcome New Affiliate Business Partners! A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections Representative: Richard Fuechslin

E Mortgage Management LLC Representative: Courtney McIntyre

New American Funding Representative: Edwin Caraballo

Area Inspections Maintenance Management (AIMM) Representative: Stephen Hill

Get the Facts Home Inspection Representative: Matthew Doody

North American Title Company Representative: Tim Steele

Glisson Inspection Representative: Rick Hilliard

Omni Inspection Services, LLC Representative: Matt McArty, Sean Oyer

Grow Financial FCU Representatives: George Acosta, Heidi Hackney, Pamela Henderson, Ed Maag, Brian Skinner

Prime Protection Representatives: Nicholas Graves, Joed Hassani

Bayshore House Inspections Representative: Andrew Cunningham Beryl Project Engineering Representative: John Astl BMO Harris Bank Representative: Tammy Acker Buyers Protection Group Representative: John Heffner Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional Representative: Chris Bruser Design & Construction Innovations, LLC Representative: Roberto Saez DRS Companies Representative: Peter Yodzis

Hale Messina Law Representative: Mercedes Gonzalez Hale Homee On-Demand Representative: Carol Toffolon KB Home Representatives: Angelina Clarke, Kitty Munroe LegalShield Representative: Paul Mathurin

Southern Trust Mortgage Representative: Kelly Morgan TampaBayMold.Net Representative: David Koerner Vandyk Mortgage Representative: Shawn Kennedy Waypoint Property Inspection Representative: Joseph Luse Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Representatives: Varghese Mammen, Miguel Morales

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AFFILIATE DIRECTORY

Use this directory as a resource when you are looking for a local business to provide products and services. More Affiliates are joining each month, so check each issue for updates. You can also search the online Affiliate directory by visiting tamparealtors.org. Special thanks to our Platinum Affiliate Partner: Tampa Bay Times, our Gold Affiliate Partner: KB Home and our Silver Affiliate Partners: HouseMaster Home Inspections, eMortgage Management, Complete Home Inspection Services, Wells Fargo Mortgage, Riverview Mortgage and Absolute Home Mortgage. Gold Partners are highlighted in yellow. Silver Partners are highlighted in silver.

1031 Exchange Old Republic Exchange Company Janet Schaum 1410 N Westshore Blvd., Ste. 800 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-849-2816 | www.orexco1031.com

Air Conditioning & Heating/ Air Quality Ierna’s Heating & Cooling Julie Rinaldi 18843 US Highway 41 N Lutz, Florida 33549

813-948-6355 | www.iernaair.com

Attorney/Legal Services Bay Area Real Estate Council Michael Boutzoukas 11812 N. 56 St. Temple Terrace, Florida 33617

813-988-4011

www.bplegal.com/mboutzoukas

Gilbert Garcia Group, P.A. Michelle Gilbert 2313 W. Violet St Tampa, Florida 33603

Design & Construction Innovations, LLC Roberto Saez 19337 Shumard Oak Dr., Suite 101 Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34638

Hale Messina Law Mercedes Gonzalez Hale 2418 Cypress Glen Drive Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

D.R. Horton Amanda May 12602 Telecom Dr Temple Terrace, Florida 33637

LegalShield Paul Mathurin 4521 Worcester Road Sarasota, Florida 34231

Holiday Builders Kathleen T. McDaniel 2293 W Eau Gallie Blvd Melbourne, Florida 32935

813-443-5087 | gilbertgrouplaw.com

813-205-3588 | halemessinalaw.com

941-320-3340 | EqualJusticeForAll.info

Builders/Developers KB Home Ben Campbell 4105 Crescent Park Dr. Riverview, Florida 33578

813-895-8133 | www.dcinnovations.net

813-549-1949

321-610-5252

Lennar Jaime Venerio 4600 W Cypress St., Ste. 200 Tampa, Florida 33607

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Credit Unions Grow Financial FCU Ed Maag 9927 Delaney Lake Drive Tampa, Florida 33619

813-837-2451 | growfinancial.org Suncoast Credit Union Mona Russell 6801 E. Hillsborough Ave Tampa, Florida 33610

813-621-7511 | suncoastcreditunion.com

Estate Sale Everything But the House Renee Brunelle 3904 Corporex Park Drive Ste 110 Tampa, Florida 33619

888-862-8750

Financial Services BMO Harris Bank Matt Watkins 501 E. Kennedy Blvd, Ste 175 Tampa, Florida 33602

813-204-1914 | bmoharris.com Housing Finance Authority Mark Hendrickson 601 E Kennedy Blvd 27th Floor Tampa, Florida 33602

813-272-5254

MidFlorida Credit Union Richard Green 20401 Bruce B Downs Blvd Tampa, Florida 33647

813-386-4201 | midflorida.com TD Bank Lane Pigsley 2307 W. Kennedy Blvd Tampa, Florida 33609

813-259-2798 | www.td.com

Flooring Riterug Flooring Realtor Wholesale Mobile Direct James Garrison 4701 E Acline Dr, Ste 250 Tampa, Florida 33605

813-245-3351

Home Automation Breakout Sales Mike Lopez 8603 Adamo Drive Tampa, Florida 33619

877-494-1499

Home Inspection

HouseMaster Home Inspections Michelle & Robert Southard

866-931-2350

www.east-tampa.housemaster.com

1-Inspector Robert A Blobner 1902 Cattleman Drive Brandon, Florida 33511

813-661-3690

A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections Richard Fuechslin 5944 Watercolor Dr Lithia, Florida 33547

813-445-3431

www.abuyerschoicetampa.com

AcuSystem Home Inspections David Gonzalez 5668 Fishhawk Crossing Blvd., Ste 120 Lithia, Florida 33547

813-361-8802 | goacusystem.com AmeriSpec Inspection Services Justin Guzman P.O. Box 3393 Apollo Beach, Florida 33572

813-442-1080

www.amerispechillsborough.com

Complete Home Inspection Services Albert Cooke

813-380-1355

www.completehomeinspectionservices.net

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Area Inspections Maintenance Management (AIMM) Stephen Hill 23651 Viento Dr Land O’ Lakes, Florida 34639

813-279-5440

www.aimmhomeinspect.com

Barmes Enterprises, Inc. Ric Barmes 4409 Loma Vista Dr Valrico, Florida 33596

813-477-6586

Bayshore House Inspections Andrew Cunningham 3008 W. Fair Oaks Ave Tampa, Florida 33611

813-625-6176

BayshoreHouseInspections.com

Bay to Bay Home Inspections Robert E Rush 8312-1 Manor Club Circle Tampa, Florida 33647

813-732-2472

Bay Area Home Inspections LLC Shane Dollman 4612 South Lois Ave Tampa, Florida 33611

813-727-8827

Beryl Project Engineering Richard Leo Cannyn 2816 N 10th St Tampa, Florida 33605

Elite Level Home Inspection Ryan Bunker P.O. BOX 2073 Riverview, Florida 33569

http://www.berylprojectengineering.com

www.elitelevelhomeinspection.com

813-616-3301

Best Home Inspection Richard A Yelton 23086 Madelyn AVE Port Charlotte, Florida 33954

941-391-5372

besthomeinspectionandconstructionco.com

BLT Inspections Brandon Testone 2806 Pine Club Dr Plant City, Florida 33566

813-777-9848

www.bltinspections.com

Buyers Protection Group Randy Noon 15108 Princewood Lane Land O’Lakes, Florida 34638

352-428-1833

www.bpginspections.com

DRS Companies Peter Yodzis 8603 Adamo Drive Tampa, Florida 33619

877-875-3387

DRSCompanies.com

813-846-2770

Florida Building Inspection Gr Dustie Amatangelo 333. N Falkenburg Rd., Ste. B214 Tampa, Florida 33578

813-409-3249

Florida Certified Home Inspections Whitney Ogden 612 Florida Circle South Apollo Beach, Florida 33572

813-724-3724

Florida Superior Inspections Stephan A Warner 18331 Coqui CT Odessa, Florida 33556

813-453-8540

www.FloridaSuperiorInspections.com

Get the Facts Home Inspection Joe Svehla 867 W Bloomingdale NO. 6118 Brandon, Florida 33508

813-785-4620

getthefactshomeinspection.com

Glisson Inspection Timothy Glisson 2424 W. Prospect RD Tampa, Florida 33629

813-625-1400

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Home Inspections Consultants, Inc. Michel Perez 7911 Northbridge Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33615

813-500-9201

HomeTeam Inspection Svc. Mitchell H Rothenberg 720 E. Fletcher Ave., Ste. 105 Tampa, Florida 33612

McLafferty Property Inspections, LLC Kevin McLafferty 4435 Mohican Trail Valrico, Florida 33594

Win Home Inspection New Tampa Rob Kuntz P.O. Box 46591 Tampa, Florida 33646

www.mclaffertypropertyinspections.com

winhomeinspectionnewtampa.com

941-815-8771

813-632-0550

Richard Pickle Ent, Inc. Richard Pickle 15820 Spring Crest Circle Tampa, Florida 33624

hometeaminspection.com/tampabay.asp

813-843-8564

Home Insights LLC Riley Tucker 3909 Butternut Ct Brandon, Florida 33511

Safeline Home Inspections LLC Corey Richardson 2021 Shadow Pine Dr Brandon, Florida 33511

813-927-4250

Home Inspection Professionals, Inc. Anthony Galvez 4508 Castaway Drive #3 Tampa, Florida 33615

813-334-1375

Jimenez Inspections, LLC Jorge Jimenez 3833 S Lake Dr, Unit 207 Tampa, Florida 33614

813-363-5187

Jimenez Inspections, LLC Jorge Jimenez 3833 S Lake Dr, Unit 207 Tampa, Florida 33614

813-363-5187

Keen Inspections Jason Keen 7811 Reflection Cove Dr Fort Myers, Florida 33907

813-444-2470

Longo Inspection Services, LLC George Longo 12153 N Dale Mabry Ste 200 Tampa, Florida 33618

813-618-8393 | longoinspects.com Omni Inspection Services, LLC Matt McArty 404 Havenwood Way Valrico, Florida 33594

813-957-6390 | www.omniservices.us

919-602-7749

www.safelineinspections.com

SIM Home Inspection Pablo Izaguirre 7853 Gunn Hwy #235 Tampa, Florida 33626

813-363-3611

SPS Home Inspections LLC Scott Surridge 6648 Thackston Dr Riverview, Florida 33578

813-245-6088

TampaBayMold.Net David Koerner 550 N. Reo St. Suite 300 Tampa, Florida 33609

813-358-4766

www.TampaBayMold.Net

TechPro Home Inspections Ian Kessler 12218 Garden Lake Circle Odessa, Florida 33556

813-895-9955 | techproinspections.com Troy’s Home Inspection Service Troy Martin 2847 Nichols Rd Lithia, Florida 33547

813-967-7212

Waypoint Property Inspection Robert E Hintze Jr 9605 Greenbank Drive Riverview, Florida 33569

813-774-1080

Home Warranty Home Warranty of America Laura Vetter P.O. Box 850 Lincolnshire, Illinois 60069

888-492-7359 | hwahomewarranty.com Old Republic Home Protection Brian Brown P.O. Box 375 Ellenton, Florida 34222

800-282-7131

www.myorhp.com/brianbrown

Insurance A B Capital Group Aaron Weber 1408 Westshore Blvd NO. 708 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-262-0059 | abcapitalgroup.com Artisan Insurance Group Richard Vazquez 601 Lithia Pinecrest RD Brandon, Florida 33511

813-654-8472 | LowerInsuranceRate.com Excellence First Insurance Specialist Melissa Gallway P.O. Box 2402 Brandon, Florida 33509

813-867-2132 | excellencefirstins.com U.S. Health Advisors Bonnie Gardner 5404 Hoover Blvd Ste. 20821 Tampa, Florida 33634

813-391-1054

Interior Design/Home Staging Miller Staging Jan Miller 4901 South Quincy St Tampa, Florida 33611

813-831-2796

www.millerstagingtampabay.com

813-486-8551

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Locksmith Services

All Western Mortgage Day Acosta 100 Corey Avenue, Ste 200 St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage Michael Bull 1463 Oakfield Dr., Suite 108 Brandon, FL 33511

Rekey My Lock LLC Tony Arndt 28533 Rice Rd. San Antonio, Florida 33576

305-968-1376

813-662-5209

813-838-0194

www.wfhm.com/loans/brandonbranchfl

www.RekeyMyLock.com

eMortgage Management Scott Pendleton 13053 W Linebaugh Ave., Ste. 102 Tampa, FL 33626

Marketing/Web Design Tampa Bay Times Jackie Davidson 490 1st Avenue S. St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

813-517-0795

emmloans.com/ScottPendleton/

813-226-3450

Riverview Mortgage Julie Dahl 11256 Boyette RD Riverview, Florida 33569

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813-343-0110

Absolute Home Mortgage Corp Erica Adams 5110 Eisenhower Blvd, Ste 150 Tampa, FL 33634

813-257-9033

http://www.ahmcloans.com/

www.riverviewmortgage.com

AFI Mortgage Robert Paredes 12425 28th St. North, Ste 101A St. Petersburg, Florida 33716

American Bancshares Mortgage Francine Villa 4590 Ulmerton Rd Clearwater, Florida 33762

813-598-0844

www.francine.myabsm.com

American Eagle Mortgage Co. Drake Beaulieu 600 N. Westshore Blvd, Ste 304 Tampa, Florida 33609

727-417-0752

Atlantic Coast Bank Allen Keller 107 Hampton Rd, Suite 190 Clearwater, Florida 33759

727-608-5709

813-300-7218

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Caliber Home Loans Laurie King 1715 N. Westshore Blvd, Ste 860 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-518-7133

Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional Chris Bruser 468 Bosphorous Ave. Tampa, Florida 33606

813-857-4565

www.rfslends.com/chris-bruser-floridareverse-mortgage

CharterStone Mortgage David Barrett 15310 Amberly Dr Suite 250 Tampa, Florida 33647

844-770-7400

www.charterstonemortgage.com

CMG Financial Marcus Aguiar 4200 W Cypress Street, Suite 490 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-477-3529

Cross Country Mortgage, Inc Andre Taylor 1511 N Westshore Ste. 260 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-333-9853

Eagle Home Mortgage Erica F Paradise 15550 lightwave Dr Ste 200 Clearwater, Florida 33760

727-373-5024

ericafparadisemba.eaglehm.com

Farm Credit Of Central Florida Debbie Simpson 2301 Thonotosassa RD Plant City, Florida 33563

800-713-7550

farmcreditcfl.com

Home Loans By U, Inc. William Pinnick 4021 N Armenia AVE., Ste. 102 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-875-4528

www.HomeLoansByU.com

Homeowners Financial Group Humberto Avila 4010 Boyscout Blvd #175 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-701-0891

homeownersfg.com/humbertoavila

loanDepot Deb Elfrink 2111 W Swann Ave Ste. 200 Tampa, Florida 33606

727-409-2100

www.loandepot.com

LoanFlight Lending, LLC Paul Blaylock 2502 Rocky Point Drive Ste. 510 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-435-5530

New American Funding Juan Gonzalez Veguilla 10150 Highland Manor Dr Ste 230 Tampa, Florida 33610

800-450-2010

www.newamericanfunding.com

Norcom Mortgage Sherry Owens 2202 N. Westshore Blvd., Ste. 200 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-288-4678

Perl Mortgage Laurie Look-Dean 3450 Buschwood Park Drive, STE 110 Tampa, Florida 33618

813-315-4940

Peoples Bank Julie Hennessey 2109 E Palm Ave, Suite 103 Tampa, Florida 33605

813-523-4783

SecurityNational Mortgage Company Nathaniel Bittman 3689 Tampa Rd. Suite 330 Oldsmar, Florida 34677

727-450-3924

Southern Trust Mortgage Kelly Morgan 4433 Corporation Lane, Suite 300 Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462

757-518-0700

Suarez Home & Finance Corp. Chris Suarez 3087 Anderson Snow Rd Spring Hill, Florida 34609

352-754-6191

Suntrust Mortgage Bryan Flores 401 E Jackson St 10th Floor Tampa, Florida 33624

813-412-0334

www.suntrust.com/bryan.flores

The Mortgage Firm Patrick Storch 8471 W Linebaugh Ave Tampa, Florida 33625

813-616-8844

www.closemymortgagetampa.com

The Mortgage Firm - Tampa One Chris Kidder 6521 Gunn Highway Tampa, Florida 33625

813-644-6001

Vandyk Mortgage Mike Bishop 13577 Feathersound Dr Clearwater, Florida 33762

727-395-9095

www.vandykfl.com

Veteran’s United Home Loans Cindy Tolster 3686 West Gandy Blvd Tampa, Florida 33611

813-835-1516

vukellytolster.com

New Homes Grande Realty Professionals Kathleen McDaniel 138 Wastpark Blvd Columbia, South Carolina 29016

863-529-5628

Pest Control Hughes Exterminators Audra Snyder 5325 Kelly Rd Tampa, FL 33615

813-884-1555

www.hughes-exterminators.com

www.southerntrust.com

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Photography Arnold Novak Photography Arnold Novak 4333 Bayside Village Dr Apt #316 Tampa, Florida 33615

813-400-9090

www.arnoldnovak.com

Cloud Summit Aerial Drone Services Charles Yoakley 8610 Hawbuck St Trinity, Florida 34655

813-591-4827

Context Media Development Courtney Ratcliffe P.O. Box 110523 Naples, Florida 34108

866-746-8616

Homecast Media Marcus Grayson 4659 Pond Ridge Drive Riverview, Florida 33578

813-421-3756

Plumbing Homee On-Demand Sara McFarland 1413 W Howard Avenue Tampa, Florida 33606

813-362-8404

http://www.homeeonedemand.com

Promotional Items Pro-Motions Plus Fred L Procise 2405 Arborwood Dr Valrico, Florida 33596

813-436-0823 | procisepromotions.com

Property Management Beachfront Vacation Rentals Jay Wazelle 974 Phylilis Ave Largo, Florida 33771

727-645-1038

Hoffman Realty, LLC MaryAnn Hoffman 3900 W. Dale Ave. Tampa, Florida 33609

813-875-7474

Richman Property Services Holly Berkey 4530 W Cypress St Suite #340 Tampa, Florida 33607

813-262-0401

Relocation Services/Moving Mr. Mover Jason Svadeba 4707 W Gandy Tampa, Florida 33611

813-251-6683

Roofing Cardinal Roofing & Solar Tech. Bridget Jenkins Wilson 3108 Barkley Lane Valrico, Florida 33596

813-689-7663

www.cardinalroofingandsolar.com

SCM Roofing Jason Nicholas 13909 North Dale Mabry Hwy, Unit 201 Tampa, Florida 33618

855-726-7663

Schools/Continuing Education Bob Hogue School of Real Estate Bob Hogue 5531 9th. Street N St. Petersburg, Florida 33703

727-526-5338

www.bobhogue-school.com

Sawgrass Real Estate Academy James Christopher Lumia P.O. Box 1232 Safety Harbor, Florida 34695

813-444-6102

www.sawgrassacdemy.com

Sonia Galarza School of Real Estate Sonia Galarza 6615 Sheldon Road Tampa, Florida 33625

813-413-4919

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Security Services Prime Protection Joed Hassani 14460 Bruce B Downs Blvd Tampa, Florida 33613

813-704-0493

www.PrimeProtectionLLC.com

Triple T Defense Michael Kennedy 4519 W. Brookwood Dr Tampa, Florida 33629

813-416-8205

www.tttdefense.com

Solar Powur, PBC Indep Solar Advisor Jude Davis 625 12th Ave N St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

727-827-2686

Title Agencies Bay National Title Company Walter DeVenne 13577 Feather Sound Dr Ste 250 Clearwater, Florida 33762

727-224-1720 www.bntc.com

Enterprise Title Cinthya Jorge 3602 Henderson Blvd Tampa, Florida 33609

813-849-1400 www.etotb.com

Fairview Title Company Shelley Slater 9310 N. Armenia Ave Tampa, Florida 33612

813-933-2201

Fidelity National Title Insurance Patti Counce 2814 W Bay Dr Largo, Florida 33770

813-416-0018

Flagship Title Alberta Party Bland Tampa Bay Area Tampa, Florida 33609

813-875-1200

www.FlagshipTitle.com

Genesis Title Debbie Prescott 330 Pauls Dr., Ste 200 Brandon, Florida 33511

813-682-4825

Hallmark Title Agency, LLC Rick Smith 3825 Henderson Blvd Ste 504 Tampa, Florida 33629

813-397-1400 | HallmarkTitleFL.com Hillsborough Title Marie Combs 350 E. Bloomingdale AVE Brandon, Florida 33511

813-655-4000

www.hillsboroughtitle.com

Land Castle Title Sunny Alexander 12750 Citrus Park Lane, Suite 105 Tampa, Florida 33625

813-249-9900

813-968-0019 | oigtitle.com RELTCO Inc. Steve Barker 13401 McCormick Dr Ste. B Tampa, Florida 33626

813-855-0009 www.reltco.com

RP Title and Escrow LLC Ryan McCarthy 1101 Marbella Plaza Drive Tampa, Florida 33619

813-343-8003

http://rptitleandescrow.com

Sapphire Title & Escrow Co. Michelle Garcia Gilbert 2313 W. Violet St Tampa, Florida 33603

813-436-9727

www.sapphiretitleescrow.com

Stewart Title Sarah Walters 3402 West Cypress St. Tampa, Florida 33607

http://www.landcastletitle.com

813-872-9898

Mason Title & Escrow Company Cindy Maxie 27544 Cashford Circle NO. 101 Wesley Chapel, Florida 33544

Sunbelt Title Agency Ralph Zeiler 14502 W Dale Mabry HWY Ste 304 Tampa, Florida 33618

813-973-7319 | masontitle.com

813-397-3080

McBride Kelly & Associates Brian McBride 1001 W Cleveland St Tampa, Florida 33606

Suncoast Title Edina McGuire 1001 S. Macdill Avenue, Suite 604 Tampa, Florida 33629

813-254-0900

Nations Title Agency Trisha Murphy 28870 US Hwy 19 N Ste 331-2 Clearwater, Florida 33761

www.fidelitytampadistrict.com

886-788-4853

First American Title Michelle Hernandez 1731 S Kings Ave Brandon, Florida 33511

North American Title Company Kimberly Martin 2918 W. Kennedy Blvd., Ste. 201 Tampa, Florida 33609

813-514-2828

OIG Title & Escrow, LLC Charles W Cadrecha ESQ 5201 W Kennedy Blvd Ste 510 Tampa, Florida 33609

813-259-0006

If you’re an active Affiliate and you don’t see your information listed in the directory, please contact Kathryn Velez at kathryn@tamparealtors.org.

813-243-8943

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Orchid Round Up Show and Sale: Take in the array of orchids on display at the Tampa Bay Orchid Society’s judged show and sale, as orchid growers compete for ribbons, trophies and American Orchid Society flower awards; you may enter an orchid for judging in the show (registration required by day prior to start of show), or explore the local orchid society displays, orchidthemed arts, crafts and jewelry, custom pottery and growing supplies, repotting services to help your orchids thrive. (813) 7659271. tampabayorchidsociety. shutterfly.com/2018orchidshow. $5.10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Tampa Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 5500 Memorial Highway, Tampa. (813) 368-7353. www.srtampa. org. Gardening with Florida’s Native Plants: Learn about the best native plant and shrub choices for your landscape, with plants for sale at discounted prices. $5. 2 p.m. today, Boyd Hill Nature Preserve,1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326. seem like a red www.stpete.org/boyd. while that may

Ask a Master Gardener: Pasco County Master Gardeners will be on hand for free garden advice. If you have a problem with an ailing plant, bring a sample for an on-the-spot diagnosis. Free. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (352) 518-0156. Pasco County Extension Service Seminar: Free; registration required. 6:25 p.m. Tuesday, Container Gardening Learn the “how-tos” of planting flowers, foliage and herbs in containers. Registration required. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’Lakes. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Veggies: Spring Gardening Learn when and what vegetables to grow this spring. Registration required. Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas. ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml. 2-3 p.m. Thursday, Backyard Fruit Trees Learn how to select, plant and care for the many different types of fruit trees that can be grown in the back yard. Registration required. Centennial Park

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Library, 5740 Moog Road, Holiday. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas. ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml. 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Bamboo - The Good, Bad and Ugly Learn which species of bamboo can be an asset to the landscape, as well as which ones are invasive. Also learn how to grow and use clumping bamboo. Land O’ Lakes Library, 2818 Collier Parkway, Land O’Lakes. (352) 518-0156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_calendar.shtml.10-11 a.m. Saturday, Propagation from Seeds101 Learn some tricks of the trade to successfully germinate seeds and raise the seedling to beautiful plants. Zephyrhills Library, 5347 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. (352) 5180156. pasco.ifas.ufl.edu/events_ calendar.shtml.

For more gardening events, visit tampabay.com/homes and use the Things to Do search tool. Send submissions to Garden Calendar, Newsfeatures, Tampa Bay Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731; or email to calendar@tampabay.com. Deadline is two weeks before publication.


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Discover Resort-Style Living in Estancia | Priced from the upper $200s to $900s+ Estancia at Wiregrass is Wesley Chapel’s award-winning community, celebrating its fourth year as Master-Planned Community of the Year by the Tampa Bay Builder’s Association. Located just north of the Shops at Wiregrass, homeowners enjoy incredible amenities including the exclusive 7,000 sq. ft. Estancia Club. • • • • • • • •

Aquatic center with a junior olympic sized pool with lap lanes and a zero-entry pool with a resort-style tower slide State-of-the-art fitness center Har-tru tennis courts, basketball courts, covered children’s playground and more Miles of winding trails and sidewalks Dog parks, village parks and playgrounds Elegant gated village entries and lovely street scenes Natural gas community with service by TECO People’s Gas A wide array of designs to choose from including low-maintenance luxury villas, premier and luxury homes

For more information visit CalAtlanticHomes.com

Price subject to change without notice. Existing and proposed amenities for the community are subject to changes, substitutions and/or deletions without notice. Lennar makes no representation or guarantee that the community or any amenities will be built out as currently planned. Photographs depict the community as of the dates taken. Photographs are solely for illustrative purposes and should never be relied upon. You should never rely on the accuracy of photographs or videos in making any decisions relative to purchasing any property. We reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice. Stated dimensions and square footage are approximate and should not be used as representation of the home’s precise or actual size. Any statement, verbal or written, regarding “under air” or “finished area” or any other description or modifier of the square footage size of any home is a shorthand description of the manner in which the square footage was estimated and should not be construed to indicate certainty. Visit Lennar.com or see a Lennar New Home Consultant for further details and important legal disclaimers. This is not an offer in states where prior registration is required. Void where prohibited by law. Copyright © 2017 Lennar Corporation Lennar, the Lennar logo, CalAtlantic and the CalAtlantic logo are U.S. registered service marks or service marks of TAMPA REALTOR® • March April 2018 Lennar Corporation and/or its subsidiaries. CGC1518166 3/18-LNTPA409

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