Insurance can be problematic for homes with Solar Panels

Solar Roof Florida Real Estate

As power prices continue to rise more and more people will be looking to add solar panels to their homes.  This was an interesting article posted by the Florida Realtors.  If you’re considering having solar installed on your home you should defiantly check with your insurance carrier prior to starting the project.  The line that stuck with me after reading the article was, “And when you start drilling holes in a roof, it’s problematic”


SOLD: 6109 Plover Meadow

Welcome to Encore! The unique (and completely built out) David Weekely 55+ community. This home is like brand-new without the wait! It has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a separate office or flex space. The kitchen, dining, and living areas are an open floor plan making entertaining a breeze. The kitchen features quartz countertops, 42-inch cabinets, and a walk-in pantry. The master bedroom is spacious with oversized windows letting in plenty of natural light. The en suite has a walk-in shower and a separate water closet. The bathroom features upgraded tile and dual vanity. The master closet is enormous! There is space for everything and a special built-in shelf designed for luggage storage. The back porch is extended and offers a peaceful escape to enjoy your morning coffee. Encore features resort-style amenities, including pickleball courts, bocci ball, a fitness center, a pool, and plenty of outdoor spaces to relax. There are fitnesses classes available to residents like water aerobics. Encore is located inside Fishhawk West and residents are able to enjoy all of the Fishhawk West amenities. Don’t forget to stop by the Oasis clubhouse and the Lakehouse during your showing!


SOLD: 514 Westbrook Ave, Brandon

RARE OPPORTUNITY!! Business Zoning with a CHARMING fully Renovated Residential Home. Located in the Heart of Brandon on a large corner lot on Bryan Rd and Westbrook Ave seconds from HWY 60 and Lithia Pinecrest. With this oversized lot with low taxes, business overlay, & no HOA or CDD you can run your business, build a pool, a workshop, store your boat, trailers & RV, plant a garden, or whatever you can dream of on this one of a kind property. This historic home feels brand new as you walk through the front door and notice the crisp AC from the new Central Heating and Air Conditioning system, brand new luxury vinyl flooring throughout, and fresh Sherwin Williams paint on the new drywall. Everything inside the home was COMPLETELY redone including the new energy efficient PGT windows, freshly painted exterior, and metal roof. The interior was gutted down to the studs, fully permitted & inspected, and rebuilt new: interior framing, subfloor, insulation, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, drywall, flooring, kitchen cabinets, appliances, tile, doors, trim, etc. This layout was designed with efficiency in mind with every square ft being utilized to give you all the amenities in a home you need with no wasted space. The kitchen features solid wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a range with a double oven, an in-kitchen dining area, and 3 large windows to let in natural light and overlook your spacious back yard. The newly installed underground electrical service and county water are rare to find on a house like this. Mature oak trees shade the property and an existing large concrete slab with electrical and plumbing hookups is located at the back of the property, perfect for a new workshop or metal building. Own a traditional, Florida historic home with none of the worries about the maintenance and surprises that typically come with it. Do not miss the chance to own this one of a kind property!

For more information call Mike Moran at 813-523-0216 or email at

MARKET UPDATE: 2nd Quarter 2021

The real estate market is hot, sometimes seems as though that’s all anyone wants to talk about these days! Here’s a couple pieces of real estate news you might want to know before tailgate season begins.

Hillsborough county is in a serious sellers market. The new inventory coming onto the market has increased. However it is neck and neck with the demand currently and that is what is keeping our inventory levels ridiculously low. There are currently just over 1500 homes for sale in all of Hillsborough county.

Another interesting thing with our market is that the current cash sales has increased 164% when compared to the second quarter of 2020!

The time to contract is currently at five days.

The average sales price for the 2nd quarter of 2021 is $429,944, an increase of 26% when compared to last year.

SOLD: 6931 Potomac Cir, Riverview


Beautiful 3 bedroom 2 bath house located in the desirable Lake St. Charles community. This home features French Travertine tile throughout with laminate wood floors in the bedrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms have been updated with granite countertops and new cabinets. The master bath has dual sinks and a separate fully tiled shower and jacuzzi style garden tub. The kitchen is spacious, with stainless appliances and farm house sink. The home has an open floor plan and new plantation shutters. Both the front and backyard have lush mature landscaping and pavers have been added to the back patio. Lake St. Charles features miles of nature trails as well as community amenities such as; a swimming pool and tennis courts. This home is conveniently located to shopping and entertainment. There is also quick and easy access to I75, the Crosstown Expressway and I4. Don’t let this home slip away, call today for a private showing.



SOLD: 12200 1ST ST W, #101, TREASURE ISLAND, FL 33706

For Information contact Ryan Burley 813-478-1596 or

You won’t be disappointed by this amazing 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath corner unit. It has recently undergone extensive renovations featuring new tile floors throughout, new paint, new appliances, new countertops, new plumbing fixtures, new door hardware, recently replaced HVAC units, and much more. This condo has amazing views of the Gulf of Mexico from nearly every room. Located in the sought after gated community of The Vittoria of Treasure Island, this 15 unit complex has plenty of guest parking. The 3762+ sq. ft unit. features an elegant private elevator entrance, circular foyer, and four large balconies. The open floor plan boasts a chef’s eat-in kitchen, granite countertops, breakfast bar, center island, top of the line refrigerator, wine refrigerator, oven, microwave, dishwasher, beautiful maple paneled cabinetry, reverse osmosis system, and large walk-in pantry. The kitchen area has a large balcony with views of intracoastal waterway. The large family room with crown molding has sliders that open to a balcony with room for dinning and relaxing. The Study/home office features beautiful built in desk and shelving. The oversized master bedroom w/sitting area has his/hers closets with new wardrobe organizers. The master bath features ample cabinet and counter space, granite countertops, custom lighting, and walk-in shower. The two large en-suite guest bedrooms have private balconies with views of the intracoastal waterway. The private 2-car garage has plenty of storage for all your beach supplies. The community amenities include a year-round heated pool, hot tub/spa, BBQ grill, 12 visitor parking spaces, and beach access.

SOLD: 12536 River Birch Dr, Riverview FL

Come see this beautiful 4 bedroom 3 bath home with a pool and 3 car garage! As you enter through the exquisitely detailed double doors, you will see a formal living room and dining room complete with wainscoting. Wood floors are throughout the home, with travertine tile in all wet and high traffic areas. The kitchen is upgraded with all stainless-steel appliances, large wood cabinets, granite countertops, a subway-style backsplash, an island, and a breakfast bar. There is also a dedicated eat-in space next to the kitchen. The family room features built-ins for all of your technology storage and media needs. The family room opens out to the outdoor living space through a series of French doors. The Owners retreat is large and has an attached en suite. The en suite is updated with granite countertops, a glass-enclosed shower, and a garden tub. The secondary bedrooms are connected with a Jack and Jill bathroom featuring a separate shower/tub combo/toilette area and a dual sink vanity. The third bedroom is next to the third bath, complete with a glass shower enclosure. The home also features a flex space with built-in shelving and a desk. In addition, the home has a pool under a large screen enclosure. The patio area is expansive, with plenty of room for outdoor entertaining. No detail has been spared in this immaculate home. Located conveniently in Riverglen, you are close to shopping, dining, and interstates for a quick commute. Don’t miss this one!

SOLD: 5110 Sylvan Oaks Dr, Valrico FL 33596

Welcome to this 4 bedroom 3 bath executive style home in the sought after area of Valrico. This home features a formal living room and dining room in the front attached to an expansive kitchen. The kitchen features all stainless-steel appliances, ample counter space, wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a subway tile backsplash, and an island. There is a dedicated eat-in area off of the kitchen. There are four large windows and a sliding glass door to the outdoor living areas in the family room, offering lots of natural light, creating an open feel, great for entertaining! The bedrooms are large, and the home offers a split floor plan. Two bedrooms are attached through a Jack and Jill bathroom with a shower tub combo. While the other bedroom has a dedicated bath with a shower tub combination. The Owners Retreat features a large bedroom with access to the outdoor living areas and an attached en suite. The en suite has a shower encloser, a garden tub, and dual vanities. In addition to the bedrooms, there is an office and a bonus room. Fantastic for hobbies or working from home! The outdoor areas offer the best of Florida living. There is a beautiful saltwater pool with a waterfall, spa, and sun shelf.  The entire area is covered under a screen enclosure and the deck is paved. The pavers extent outside of the lanai to offer space to enjoy the beautiful yard and mature landscaping. This home has a brand-new roof, replaced in 2019, new water heater replaced in 2021, and newer A/C units (2016) with a ten-year warranty. Located in gated community of Canterbury Oaks, you are close to everything but still feels secluded and private. Call today to schedule a showing!

SOLD: 401 Faithway Dr, Seffner

Brand New Construction on 1/2 Acre Lot!! This new home on a dead-end street in the Heart of the Brandon area is just what you have been looking for. With this oversized lot with low taxes & no HOA or CDD you can build a pool, a workshop, store your boat, trailers, & RV, plant a garden, or whatever you can dream of! Minutes from I-4, I-75, and Highway 60 you are never far from any shopping, dining, & recreation. This brand new construction home was designed with efficiency in mind with every square ft being utilized to give you all the amenities in a home you need with no wasted space. Walking through the front door you will immediately notice the high ceilings and beautiful engineered hardwood floors. The kitchen has solid wood cabinetry with an island for added cooking space finished with granite countertops. There is an in kitchen dining area with 3 large windows to let in natural light and overlook your spacious back yard and large covered back porch. A new Central Heat and Air Conditioning system will keep you comfortable all year round. The attached 2 car garage with an oversized concrete driveway and sidewalk allows you plenty of space to comfortably park your vehicles. Security was not overlooked on this build with hard wired alarm sensors on every door and window. Your landscaping will thrive with a new irrigation system and timer located in the garage along with the WiFi compatible garage door opener. Arguably the most important part of the home, you can have a peace-of-mind knowing you have a sturdy concrete foundation and concrete block walls. The newly installed underground electrical service and county Sewer & Water hook-ups are rare to find on such a large property. Mature oak trees shade your yard and a new no maintenance vinyl fence surrounds the side and back of the property giving you privacy. Do not miss the chance to own this one of kind property!


Looking for a move-in ready home with all the up-grades and luxury amenities? Welcome to this immaculate home located in Encore at Fishhawk Ranch. A 55+ community built by David Weekley. This two bedroom two bath home is perfect for you! Walk through the beautiful custom front door to find an open floor plan that makes entertaining a breeze with the large kitchen island opening up into the dining and living areas. The kitchen has upgraded all wood cabinetry, soft close drawers, upgraded Cambria Quartz counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and upgraded backsplash tile. The sliding glass doors open up from the living room to the extended screened and pavered back patio extending the living space to a lush, fenced back yard. Sit on the patio and listen to all the local songbirds! The master bedroom and en suite are located off the living room with large windows letting in lots of natural light. The bathroom features a dual vanity, and oversized walk-in shower with upgraded tile and inset. The entire home is ADA accessible. The second bedroom is spacious. There is also a bonus flex space off of the kitchen and dining area. The laundry is discretely tucked behind double doors but is surprisingly large. The garage has an upgraded epoxy floor and drop down attic access. This home features a bonus space over the garage for storage. This home has something for everyone and is conveniently located close to everything; shopping dining, interstates, and medical offices. Don’t miss your opportunity!