Community Living

Taking an End of the Summer Break Vacation

Ten Things to Do to Get Your Home “Vacation Ready” Every home is unique and having a check list of things to do helps get your home in vacation mode so you don’t wonder if you stopped the newspaper or turned off the hot water heater while you are making memories with Family. Make a digital list that you reuse…

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Air Conditioning Energy and Money Saving Tips

Everyone Loves to Save $$$$ Ahh, the heat of summer! With higher temperatures often comes…higher energy bills, as we attempt to combat the heat outside with cool, air-conditioned interiors. To help you shave a few dollars off your energy bills all summer long, here are some tips and tricks for reducing your energy consumption. From little fixes to some more major…


Starkey Ranch K-8: It’s Almost Here! Celebrating a Vision Brought to Life

Wednesday May 5, 2021 At Starkey Ranch, the main priority is providing an unparalleled living experience for their residents. They could not be more excited about the Fall 2021 opening of the new Starkey Ranch K-8 School, and the Theater, Library, Cultural Center. Over the years, Pasco County has transformed from ranch lands to vibrant neighborhoods and communities, and Starkey…


Florida Realtors: Feb. Single-Family Sales Up 9.1%

From Florida Realtors Condo sales up 10.8% year-to-year. Statewide median price for single-family homes up 8% to $270K; condo median price up 6.7% to $200K.  Florida Housing Market in Good Position After Strong February The latest statistics show that existing home sales in Florida experienced another solid month of growth, putting the state in a good economic position as coronavirus concerns…


What repairs are most important when listing your home?

Top 3 home repairs for less-than-perfect listings Sellers whose homes aren’t in tip-top shape may need to spend extra money or put in a little elbow grease to get their properties in market-ready condition, but not all sellers want to spend thousands of dollars. If money or time is limited, what are the most important repair or maintenance tasks that…


Florida offers some owners up to $10K for septic-tank upgrade

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced a Septic Upgrade Incentive Program to improve water quality and protect Florida’s springs. The program encourages homeowners to enhance their conventional septic systems by adding advanced features to reduce nitrogen pollution. This Septic Upgrade Incentive Program can offset the cost of an upgrade by providing certified installers and licensed plumbers up to…


Barks and Berries | Cindy’s Pets Strawberry Festival

The Story of Cindy’s Pets Cindy’s Pets contacted the Meals on Wheels Program in Pasco County to see where the organization could be beneficial. Organizers were told that Senior Citizens participating on Pasco County’s Meals on Wheels Program frequently had to give a portion of their food to their pets due to financial reasons, this group got together and decided…


Tarpon Springs Auto Dealer Transforms Service Department into a Service Project | Debbie Dawson, RE/MAX

As part of their Thanks-for-Giving campaign, Karl Flammer Ford, located on US 19 in Tarpon Springs, donated a portion of their sales to benefit the Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center. Karl Flammer Ford has been a family owned and operated dealership since 1964. During the month of November, they committed $5 for each tire sale and $25 for each service contract….