Tierra Verde is a small island community in Pinellas County, Florida, between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay. It is a tranquil, gorgeous place with upscale neighborhoods and limited tourism. Popular among real estate seekers who want to escape the city, Tierra Verde offers a peaceful atmosphere and luxury lifestyle amid stunning views and sandy shores. The series of islands and mangroves is a tropical paradise for privacy and access to the mainland, making it the perfect community. If you’re looking for your next oasis, Tierra Verde real estate is the place to be, and here’s why:


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Many people dream of owning a luxury home with an abundance of amenities, a sense of privacy and space, and a location that…

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Located in Pinellas County and a suburb of St. Petersburg, Tierra Verde is a collection of small, affluent islands best characterized by its stately estates and gorgeous blue gulf waters. This tight-knit island suburb is best known for its superb fishing spots, excellent boating community, and variety of casual, family-friendly restaurants. As one of the best places to retire in America, Tierra Verde provides a luxurious and private tight-knit community for those seeking a life of serenity and solace. Whether you are considering buying or selling in this incredible area, read on for The Salamone Group’s guide to learn about what is trending in the luxury Tierra Verde real estate market.


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Though there’s certainly nothing wrong with a good fixer-upper if you’re handy and interested in putting in some elbow grease, most people looking for a new home want a place they can settle into and enjoy immediately upon move-in. A move-in ready home, also known as a turnkey property, is a home that is fully renovated and furnished with major appliances. That means there is little to no work to be done other than moving in your own belongings, making some decorating choices, and beginning your new life!

Ready to start your search for some incredible move-in ready St. Petersburg homes for sale? Read on for The Salamone Group’s top tips!


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Florida’s Gulf Beaches are a popular destination for real estate investors, luxury home buyers, and affluent retirees. If you're in the market for Gulf Beaches real estate, this guide will give you all the information you need to get started. We'll provide an overview of the Gulf Beaches and the current market statistics for St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, and Tierra Verde real estate.


The Gulf Beaches are known for white sugary sand, crystal clear waters, and the near-perfect year-round tropical climate. The area has long been a popular haven for "snowbirds" looking to escape the long cold northern winters. As a result, homes don’t linger on the market.


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When you’re ready to sell your St. Petersburg beach house or Tierra Verde luxury home, you’ll want to do everything possible to make it a space potential buyers cannot refuse. One of the easiest ways to do this is to stage your home so that all of its amazing luxuries and gorgeous architectural elements stand out on the market.

Staging involves preparing your home to look its best, whether cleaning and organizing or adding new accents to make it feel like a home rather than a place to stay while you’re away. When you stage your home, you’ll be able to show off the space’s best features, maximize the “wow” factor, and potentially increase the amount of money you receive for the house.

The right amount of staging can make all the difference. But…

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard about the seller’s market currently taking place around the globe. Seeing what homes are selling for in your neighborhood may have you wondering, “should I sell my home, too?” In this post, we’ll go over the top signs that it may be time for you to get your very own “For Sale” sign.


Outgrowing your home is very common — especially for first-time buyers who outgrow their “starter homes.” As your family grows, it makes sense that a house you bought just for your partner and you starts to feel a little too snug for comfort. Once your family starts growing, or your needs change, there’s a good chance you’ll want to sell and find a new home. Of…

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Once you’ve decided “it’s time to sell my home” and done all of the work to put your home on the market — the cleaning, decluttering, staging, photography, and much more, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for: selling it and having offers roll in! But, how do you know what makes a good offer? 

One with the highest price tag, obviously, right? 

Not necessarily. 

There are several factors at play that constitute a good offer. Keep reading to learn more!


The offer price is extremely important and must be what you were expecting — or at least in the same ballpark. It’s important that you get a strong offer because you can use that money for a down payment on your next home or help carry you through retirement. Homes also…

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Just because it’s a strong seller’s market does not mean you can throw your home up on the market willy-nilly, for whatever price your heart desires, ignoring all of the best home-selling practices of days past. Even though sellers do have the advantage these days, it’s still important to avoid these top five common home-selling mistakes.


We know you want to keep as much of the profit from the sweat equity you poured into your home over the years and all of the sentimental value. But, selling a home is not as simple as taking a few photos and listing it online. If it was, the whole profession of real estate agents would not be around. Working with a real estate agent can help you sell your house for more money and faster.…

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Whether you’re looking to take advantage of the hot seller’s market or you need to move for professional or personal reasons, you likely have a lot of questions, including where to start! In this post, we’ll go over what you need to know — and do — if you’re ready to sell your home.


The three D’s start the home-selling process: de-clutter, deep clean, and depersonalize.

Whether you want to handle the deep cleaning and de-cluttering yourself or call in the pros is completely up to you. Just make sure all floors, walls, furniture, and every nook and cranny gets a good, thorough cleaning.

While you’re at it, throw away or donate any clutter you’ve accumulated over the years.

Finally, it’s time to…

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This Valentine’s Day, why not show some extra love to your home? After all, home is where the heart is! What’s more, in today’s red hot seller’s market, you can definitely recoup any investment you put into your home — and then some! In this blog, we’ll go over nine simple ways to show your home some TLC this V-Day.


Who doesn’t love a good DIY project? Even if you’re not planning on listing your home anytime soon, small improvements are always a good idea to keep your home updated and to increase your home’s value. Here are some no-fuss projects that you can knock out in a weekend:

  • Install a touchless faucet on your kitchen sink.
  • Swap out your drawer pulls for something modern, fun, and fresh that shows off your…

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