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Sanding Ovations makes Treasure Island FL Sand Sculpture Capital

Sanding Ovations and Thanksgiving Tradition in Treasure Island Florida

Treasure Island, Florida- Sanding Ovations Master Cup and Music Festival is in it’s 4th year and held annually in Treasure Island  in November – usually on the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Our local group PinellasEats went out on Sunday afternoon and took in the festival, a gorgeous sunset and hung out for a bite at Sloppy Joe’s on Treasure Island FL. 10 world class scultptures turned 50 tons of sand into works of art you owe it to yourself to see. Here’s a sneak peak at some video I shot as the event was getting underway…

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Taken by Cyndee Haydon (c) SandbarsToSunsets.com

Artists and sculptures from all over the world come to create their masterpieces for the Sanding Ovations competition and for all of us to enjoy. The event usually has a large festival with it as well with bands playing and a huge craft show with vendors and the likes along the sand on Treasure Island. I was surprised to even see car parked on the beach for $10 each at the St Pete lot just north of the event.

There is a competition and also they award the people’s choice. This year one of the local schools had a great idea I thought and made to “photo ops” with one sand sculpture that was an Angel that said piece on earth and then there was a snow man that had presents (made out of sand & water) next to him that said Happy Holidays – it would have made the perfect family shots for your Christmas or Holiday cards.

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Happy Holidays taken by Cyndee Haydon

 

Congrats to Treasure Island FLorida Sand Sculpture Capital of Florida

It’s a great place to vacation or own your own Treasure Island Beach condo – lots to choose from including vacation condos earning up to $50,000/yr – giving you the best of both worlds – loving the Florida Lifestyle.

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Taken by Cyndee Haydon

If you would like to join us on our local beach group trying different local places – feel free to call or join our PinellasEats facebook group and if you are thinking of buying or selling a Treasure Island waterfront home or beach condo we’d love to discuss how we can help – You can reach us at 727-710-8036 – Your Gulf Beaches Luxury & Waterfront Specialists – hear what over 60 others have to say on video here on Beach Real Estate Agent Reviews – Testimonials 

 

 

 Sanding Ovations makes Treasure Island FL Sand Sculpture Capital

About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, along with her husband Jack Haydon 727-710-8036 are full-time Realtors® and owners of the Sandbars To Sunsets Inc and Lead the Sandbars To Sunsets team at Future Home Realty - They are consistently in the Top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County because they get results and are known for their outrageously happy clients with over 85+ video testimonials from raving fans. Providing the Local Expertise, Proven Results, Communication at the highest level, and a Client Experience that makes others comfortable referring them to those they care about. When looking for a proven professional you can trust - they believe you deserve: Experienced Resort & Second Home Specialist; Accomplished Certified International Property Specialist; Proven Certified Home Luxury Marketing Specialist; Qualified Military Relocation Professional; (727) 710-8036 - Jack Cell (727) 710-8035 - Cyndee Cell Cyndee's Google Profile

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What’s Insurance when buying Pinellas County Waterfront Homes?

Why Can’t you tell me what my Home Insurance will be on Pinellas County Waterfront Homes

Clearwater Beach FL - As your Pinellas County waterfront homes and luxury beach specialist I’m here today answering another question about home insurance when buying Pinellas County waterfront homes.

Question –  How come you can’t tell me what my home insurance will be when I’m buying a  waterfront home in Tampa Bay?

Answer – Because what happens is that they need you to have the elevation certificate done then depending on what  the home’s elevation is (how far above sea level) in conjunction with some other factors as far as if it’s been updated (hint: newer roof or windows definitely helps) along with any wind mitigation discounts then you can get an accurate quote.

Because home insurance here is regulated by FEMA’s insurance rules regulations the insurance company cannot even give us a ballpark quote until they seen the elevation certificate. That’s one of the main reasons that we actually work with our clients to get their surveying elevation certificate done early in the home buying processa. In addtion we can protect you from the unknown with an insurance addendum. I’d be happy to explain more about how this works – however be aware – if you don’t have this kind of protection and the insurance comes in much higher than you’re prepared to pay – you’re stuck. Just one more reason why working with  Pinellas County Waterfront & Luxury specialist like us protects your best interests. I’m happy to tell you more about that but that’s the reason why when you’re looking when from property you really won’t know what your insurances until you do the survey and get the elevation certificate.

What other questions do you have about buying or selling waterfront homes and condos in Pinellas County?? Ask below and we’ll add it to our series of questions and answers – also let us know if this information is helpful for you please.

P.S. If you are thinking of buying or selling a waterfront homes in the Tampa Bay area and value hard work, knowledge and results then please give Jack and I a call at 727-710-8036 to see how we can best help you. We’re committed to delivering Results daily based on Integrity, Knowledge and Experience – helping you buy or sell your luxury or waterfront home in Pinellas County   

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We’d like to be YOUR Pinellas County Waterfront & Luxury Real Estate team! Call us today…

Warmly,
Cyndee and Jack Haydon, Realtors
Charles Rutenberg Realty
1545 S. Belcher Rd
Clearwater Florida 33764
727-710-8035 (Cyndee’s cell)
727-710-8036 (Jack’s cell)

Check out our other Tampa Bay Waterfront and Beach Client testimonials here > http://www.sandbarstosunsets.com/clients/

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 Whats Insurance when buying Pinellas County Waterfront Homes?

About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, along with her husband Jack Haydon 727-710-8036 are full-time Realtors® and owners of the Sandbars To Sunsets Inc and Lead the Sandbars To Sunsets team at Future Home Realty - They are consistently in the Top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County because they get results and are known for their outrageously happy clients with over 85+ video testimonials from raving fans. Providing the Local Expertise, Proven Results, Communication at the highest level, and a Client Experience that makes others comfortable referring them to those they care about. When looking for a proven professional you can trust - they believe you deserve: Experienced Resort & Second Home Specialist; Accomplished Certified International Property Specialist; Proven Certified Home Luxury Marketing Specialist; Qualified Military Relocation Professional; (727) 710-8036 - Jack Cell (727) 710-8035 - Cyndee Cell Cyndee's Google Profile

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Guide to Buying Waterfront Homes in Pinellas County & Beaches

Buying Waterfront Homes in Pinellas County – Understanding Seawall Costs & Seawall Inspections

Madeira Beach Florida – If you are looking at waterfront homes in Pinellas County you need to be working with a local Realtor that understands potential issues of buying a waterfront home. Today I wanted to share a video and  kick off our Guide to Buying Waterfront Homes in Pinellas County to help people looking to buy waterfront property here in Tampa Bay especially along our beaches from Clearwater Beach ato St Pete Beach.

Guide to Buying Waterfront Homes in Tampa Bay – Part 1 – Understanding Seawalls

 

We have great Tampa Bay beach neighborhoods for boaters here however many of the waterfront homes along our beach communities were built in the 1950′s and 1960′s and while seawalls may have a life of around 40 years you can still run across many original seawalls when you’re looking at waterfront homes for sale in Madeira Beach, Treasure Island, Redington Beach, Indian Rocks area and Clearwater Beach  / Island Estates area.

There are several ways to maintain or reinforce seawalls from patching, having rip rap, capping or replacing so you’ll want to understand your all your options and also understand what upcoming work is needed if you are looking at buying a waterfront home from Tarpon Springs to Tierra Verde we can help.

Part 2 of our guide with video covers -  Buying Pinellas County Waterfront homes – How Seawall Inspection Saved Buyer $10,000+  I discuss the importance of finding out the condition of a home’s existing seawall as well as the current costs for seawall  maintenance, repair or replacement when buying a Pinellas County home on the water. I also share how buy knowing the right questions to ask and the right experts to use we saved our clients over  $10,000 on buying a  Madeira Beach waterfront home this month but more importantly we helped them avoid serious impending structural damage since the seawall needed immediate attention unknown to the seller.  If you have questions about seawalls or buying waterfront homes in Pinellas County but them in the comments below or email me at Cyndee at Sandbarstosunsets.com.

If you are thinking of buying or selling a waterfront homes in the Tampa Bay area and value hard work, knowledge and results then please give Jack and I a call at 727-710-8036 to see how we can best help you.

We are passionate about being your Pinellas County beaches and waterfront property advocate. We’re committed to delivering Results daily based on Integrity, Knowledge and Experience – helping you buy or sell your waterfront home in Pinellas County   

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We’d like to be YOUR Clearwater Beach Real Estate Team! Call us today…

Warmly,
Cyndee and Jack Haydon, Realtors
Charles Rutenberg Realty
1545 S. Belcher Rd
Clearwater Florida 33764
727-710-8035 (Cyndee’s cell)
727-710-8036 (Jack’s cell)

Check out our other Tampa Bay Waterfront and Beach Client testimonials here > http://www.sandbarstosunsets.com/clients/

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 Guide to Buying Waterfront Homes in Pinellas County & Beaches

About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, along with her husband Jack Haydon 727-710-8036 are full-time Realtors® and owners of the Sandbars To Sunsets Inc and Lead the Sandbars To Sunsets team at Future Home Realty - They are consistently in the Top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County because they get results and are known for their outrageously happy clients with over 85+ video testimonials from raving fans. Providing the Local Expertise, Proven Results, Communication at the highest level, and a Client Experience that makes others comfortable referring them to those they care about. When looking for a proven professional you can trust - they believe you deserve: Experienced Resort & Second Home Specialist; Accomplished Certified International Property Specialist; Proven Certified Home Luxury Marketing Specialist; Qualified Military Relocation Professional; (727) 710-8036 - Jack Cell (727) 710-8035 - Cyndee Cell Cyndee's Google Profile

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Buying Pinellas County Waterfront homes – Seawall Inspection saved $10,000+

Guide to Buying Pinellas County Waterfront Homes – Part 2 Seawalls Cost

Maderia Beach Florida - We always recommend a seawall inspection when looking at Pinellas County waterfront homes. Did you know that a seawall repair or replacement could be the biggest expense you could be facing? If you’re like most of our clients buying on the Pinellas County waterfront – this is not something you want to find out “after” you buy your waterfront property.

We’ve seen Pinellas County waterfront homes put on the market to sell because they can’t afford the needed seawall repair – don’t unknowingly buy someone else’s problem. If this the first time you’ve bought a waterfront home then you may not realize that it’s not something the typical home inspector or home inspection covers and the average Pinellas County real estate agent many not even realize that it needs to be inspected and who’s qualified to do it.

Since we specialize only in Pinellas County waterfront homes and beach condos we help our clients everyday by knowing the right questions to ask and the right people to get you the answers you need BEFORE you buy your new home. We understand you need the best resources like seawall inspectors and seawall engineers who can thoroughly evaluate the existing seawall and then give you a technical analysis of what’s needed along with 8-10 reputable local companies that can make the needed repairs so you can shop to have the work done while accurately comparing apples to apples.

How Hiring Pinellas County Waterfront Beach Real Estate Agents saved buyer over $10,000

Just this month we helped our clients buy a Maderia Beach Fl waterfront home that was beautiful – This home was updated with lovely curb appeal including pavers in front, tropical pool setting with pavers in back, a newer dock and seawall that had been well maintained – sounds great right?? Well when we had the seawall inspection the inspector determined that the wall was actually moving out and needed to be replaced in 4-6 months. Holy Moly 4-6 months is like “needs to be done yesterday!!”  Any quess what the cost of a seawall was for a typical Pinellas County waterfront home is? Most lots are @ 75ft o the intercoastal which would be about $12,000-$25,000 depending on what’s needed. Well luckily it was determined that they could use the existing seawall and it could be capped however the buyer’s were looking at @$10,000 immediate repair and expense (this lot was a little smaller than normal so the costs were a little less) however if we’d missed that and things deteriorated it could have easily cost double and triple those amounts.

How would you feel if you found that out after you bought your new home? Or worse yet, you didn’t find out and 4-6 month from now you start getting settlement cracks in your pool and home – WOW talk about a huge expensive problem then!!

The good news is because we are Pinellas County Waterfront Beach real estate agents specializing in “the bluest backyards” everyday- our clients got the right inspections done with the best engineers and we were even able to negotitate to have the seller pay for the new seawall so not only did we save them $10,000 but we saved them a whole lot of headaches and potentially huge expenses in the near future.

So if you are thinking of buying or selling a waterfront home in Pinellas County – give Jack or I a call and let us put our local knowledge and expertise to work for you and stay tuned for more in our series Guide to buying Waterfront Homes in Pinellas County

 

If you are thinking of buying or selling a waterfront homes in the Tampa Bay area and value hard work, knowledge and results then please give Jack and I a call at 727-710-8036 to see how we can best help you.

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We’d like to be YOUR Waterfront Beach Real Estate Team! Call us today…

Warmly,
Cyndee and Jack Haydon, Realtors
Charles Rutenberg Realty
1545 S. Belcher Rd
Clearwater Florida 33764
727-710-8035 (Cyndee’s cell)
727-710-8036 (Jack’s cell)

Check out our other Tampa Bay Waterfront and Beach Client testimonials here > http://www.sandbarstosunsets.com/clients/

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 Buying Pinellas County Waterfront homes   Seawall Inspection saved $10,000+

About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, along with her husband Jack Haydon 727-710-8036 are full-time Realtors® and owners of the Sandbars To Sunsets Inc and Lead the Sandbars To Sunsets team at Future Home Realty - They are consistently in the Top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County because they get results and are known for their outrageously happy clients with over 85+ video testimonials from raving fans. Providing the Local Expertise, Proven Results, Communication at the highest level, and a Client Experience that makes others comfortable referring them to those they care about. When looking for a proven professional you can trust - they believe you deserve: Experienced Resort & Second Home Specialist; Accomplished Certified International Property Specialist; Proven Certified Home Luxury Marketing Specialist; Qualified Military Relocation Professional; (727) 710-8036 - Jack Cell (727) 710-8035 - Cyndee Cell Cyndee's Google Profile

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5 Reasons to Love Captains Cove Indian Shores Florida Condos

Insiders Guide to Captains Cove Indian Shores Florida Real Estate

Indian Shores Florida – With so many choices of Gulf beach condos in Pinellas County I thought I’d share the 5 reasons to love Captain’s Cove condos in Indian Shores Florida. Captains Cove Condos are 27 popular waterfront condos in Indian Shores FL just steps from natural Gulf of Mexico beaches and these condos face south  - making it great for basking in the warmth of the winter sun. Captains Cove Indian Shores overlook the intercoastal waterway where you’ll see everything from dolphins to blue heron’s along with boaters, kayakers and . Captains Cove Indian Shores sits back off of Gulf Boulevard giving it a private quiet home feeling. Like the majority of Indian Shores Real Estate – it is a smaller low rise complex just three stories high that gives you that more residential feeling. These condos are newer as Indian Shores real estate goes and were built in 2002.

Captains Cove condos feature a 2 bedroom 2 bath open great room floor plan and are 1140 square feet with indoor laundry which is a big plus. The only thing to watch for is the 400 series units have somewhat of a blocked view looking directly at the townhomes to the south – the 100, 200 and 300 units clear the townhomes and overlook the pool and intercoastal – great views for sure.  Even in the 400 condos you have a large balcony and can definitely see the intercoastal from it. It’s just that from your living room / kitchen looking out you’ll see townhomes versus waterfront views.

5 Reasons to Love Captain’s Cove Condos

  1. The are pet friendly – so many people looking to buy an Indian Shores Condo are looking for someplace they can bring their big dog – current weight limit is 55lbs.
  2. Has great amenities like private tropical pool with guest baths, private fishing pier and dock available on first come basis.
  3. It has ample guest parking – you can’t appreciate how big this is until you own an Indian Shores Condo – having lived in a beach condo in Indian Shores Florida I can tell you there’s nothing worse than having a place at the beach with no room for guests.
  4. Is just steps to the pristine natural beaches of Indian Shores – so you can enjoy great  waterviews at about half the price if you’re willing to walk a few steps to have the best of both worlds.
  5. It allows 7 day vacation rentals which gives you all the flexibility with none of the vacation rental restrictions. This makes this a great option for both 2nd home owners and investors. Contact us for more information on rental income information.

Captains Cove Condos for Sale in Indian Shores Florida

Because there are only 27 units in Captain’s Cove there are usually very few condos for sale at Captain’s Cove at any one time – currently there is 1 shot sale that has been under contract 9 months and 2 other unit for sale ranging from $199,000 to $269,000 in asking price. One Captains Cove condo sold in February for $215,000.

Currently we have  19811 Gulf Blvd Indian Shores Fl 33875 Unit 302 in Captain’s Cove for sale – call or text 727-710-8036 for your private showing. This unit is being sold furnished as well. (See video above and see Captains Cove Indian Shores Condo Photos )

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If you are concerned that you may owe the bank more money on your Indian Shores condo that it will sell for today – we made a separate site to help you with all your Indian Shores short sale questions, however nothing helps like talking to someone about your particular situation -so if you have questions or need help call us directly at 727-422-8901 your Indian Shores Short Sale Agents.

Disclaimer: The content provided is for informational purposes only. We can not give legal or tax advice. It is highly recommended that you consult with an attorney and tax accountant regarding the specifics of your situation to determine the best solution for you.

Also helping home owners with Belleair Beach Short Sales | Indian Rocks Beach Short Sales | Clearwater Beach Short Sales | Redington Short Sales | Madeira Beach Short Sales | Treasure Island Short Sales | St Pete Beach Short Sales

We are passionate about being your Indian Shores real estate advocate. We’re committed to delivering Results daily based on Integrity, Knowledge & Experience – helping you buy or sell your Beach condos for sale in Indian Shores Florida.

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Call Cyndee @ 727-710-8035 or Jack @ 727-710-8036

Warmly,
Cyndee and Jack Haydon, Realtors
Charles Rutenberg Realty
1545 S. Belcher Rd
Clearwater Florida 33764
727-710-8035 (Cyndee’s cell)
727-710-8036 (Jack’s cell)

Check out our Indian Shores client testimonials here > http://www.sandbarstosunsets.com/clients/

 

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 5 Reasons to Love Captains Cove Indian Shores Florida Condos

About Cyndee Haydon

Cyndee Haydon, along with her husband Jack Haydon 727-710-8036 are full-time Realtors® and owners of the Sandbars To Sunsets Inc and Lead the Sandbars To Sunsets team at Future Home Realty - They are consistently in the Top 1% of Realtors in Pinellas County because they get results and are known for their outrageously happy clients with over 85+ video testimonials from raving fans. Providing the Local Expertise, Proven Results, Communication at the highest level, and a Client Experience that makes others comfortable referring them to those they care about. When looking for a proven professional you can trust - they believe you deserve: Experienced Resort & Second Home Specialist; Accomplished Certified International Property Specialist; Proven Certified Home Luxury Marketing Specialist; Qualified Military Relocation Professional; (727) 710-8036 - Jack Cell (727) 710-8035 - Cyndee Cell Cyndee's Google Profile

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