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St. Pete Wine and Food Festival

by Michelle Chenault

​St. Pete Wine and Food Festival Presented by Publix is taking place this weekend through Sunday, November 6, 2016. Each event features delicious food and drink.

Friday, November 4th is beer night and will offer craft brews from from local, regional and national breweries along with food from local restaurants. The event begins at 4:30 p.m. for those with VIP tickets and an hour later for regular admission tickets. Last pour will be at 9:00 p.m. 

Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th will offer Grand Tastings each afternoon from 12-5. The event begins for VIP ticket holders at noon each day and 1:00 p.m for general admission ticket holders. You will enjoy fine wines, exquisite food samples from local restaurants cooking demonstrations from local and world-renowned chefs. The last pour will be at 4:30 p.m. each day. 

When: Friday, November 4, 2016 from 4:30-9:30
​Saturday, November 5, 2016 from noon-5:00
Sunday, November 6, 2016 from noon-5:00

Where: North Straub Park, 400 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL

For more information about St. Pete Wine and Food Festival, click here

​​Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
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For Sale: 800 S Gulfview Blvd. #706 Clearwater Beach, FL

by Michelle Chenault

Step inside this condo and you will feel like you are in a model home. This 2 bedroom condo with 1,310 square feet has been completely remodeled just for you. Beautifully renovated with stainless steel appliances, tile wood floors, completely remodeled bathrooms, electric hurricane shutters, paint and so many more upgrades.

You will love the amenities the community has to offer residents. Three pools, a huge spa, grills and a private access beach where you can enjoy sunset every day of the year. One of the very best underground parking spaces in the entire community conveys with this condo.

After owning the condo for two years, you will be able to rent the unit if you choose. If you are looking for a new home, this condo is definitely worth a personal tour. You will be ready to call it home as soon as you step inside.

Click here to view additional information about the property or to view more photos. 

 

Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
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Making the Most of Your Home Inspection

by Michelle Chenault

​Are you in the market to purchase a home in the Clearwater Beach area? There are so many things to consider when buying a home. One thing that is really important is for you to know is the condition of the home? A home inspection performed by an experienced home inspector will help you know the condition of the home you are interested in. 

At a minimum, your home inspector will inspect the following items:

  • Interior Condition of the Home
  • Central Air and Heating System
  • Visible Interior and Exterior Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Garage
  • Insulation Quality
  • Exterior Home Site
  • Basement
  • Attic
  • Roof Coverings, Flashing and Gutters
  • Roof Support Structure
  • Building Foundation
  • Exterior Home Walls

The home inspector will do a thorough investigation of the above parts of the home, making notes about the condition of these items and any additional safety concerns. Your home inspection is a visual inspection of the property and doesn't include any destructive testing. 

A professional home inspector will make a thorough inspection of the property and provide you with a written report detailing issues they observed during their investigation of the property. This report will help you understand the condition of the property at the time of inspection. 

Review the home inspection report carefully and ask questions if you don't understand something. This is critical step in helping you make a sound decision to purchase your next home. 

If you need help choosing your next home and a home inspector, contact me for assistance. 

​​Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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Weekend Events near Clearwater Beach, FL

by Michelle Chenault

John's Pass Seafood & Music Festival
All weekend long the John's Pass Seafood & Music Festival will be taking place in Madeira Beach. The festival always bring good food, music and fun and this year's 35th festival will certainly be the same. 

There will be music on multiple stages throughout the event. The festival ends Sunday, October 30 at 8:00 p.m. 

On Saturday, there will Trick-or-Treating for kids throughout John's Pass from 10-6 as well as a costume contest at 3 at Windworks. 

Oldsmar Halloween Carnival and Haunted Trail
R.E. Olds Park in Oldsmar will host a Halloween event on Friday, October 28 from 6-9. There will be a haunted trail, costume contest, movie, games and candy. Put on your costume and head out for some spooky fun. 

Boo Bash at Bright House Field
Visit Bright House Field, home of the Clearwater Threshers, on Monday, October 31 from 5:30-8:30 for Boo Bash. This event is free and includes candy, costume parade, hayrides, inflatables and lots of fun. Dress up and have fun at this family friendly event in a safe environment. 

Safety Harbor Main Street Trick-or-Treat
Head to Safety Harbor for Main Street Trick-or-Treat from 4:30-6:30. Main Street businesses will hand out candy. 

Happy Halloween!

​​Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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For Sale: 675 S Gulfview Boulevard Clearwater Beach, FL

by Michelle Chenault

This 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom condo is just waiting for you to make it your own. The view will take your breath away and can be seen from the living room, master bedroom and balcony. Sip your coffee, read the newspaper or watch the activity on the water from your private balcony. Step out your door and be on the beach in minutes. Relax by the pool overlooking the bay anytime you want. The building has beautiful space in the lobby for you to visit with friends. 

Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
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How to Make Your Offer Appeal to the Sellers

by Michelle Chenault

Buying a home can be really stressful. Having an experienced real estate agent looking out for you will make things much easier. A strong agent can help guide you through the home buying process. If you are shopping for a home in the Clearwater Beach area, I can help you understand the market so you will be prepared to write the best possible offer. 

One thing your agent will help you with is writing an offer when you find the home you want. It is important that your offer be appealing to the sellers. It can be challenging to weigh the terms that will be most beneficial for you in comparison to something the sellers will accept or be willing to negotiate on. 

Offers have more than just a price attached to them. There are many other variables that comprise an offer. Writing an offer with terms that are favorable to the seller is key in moving from offer to contract. It is critical that all information in the offer be accurate and completed.

Don't leave things blank and don't expect the seller to bend on everything. Make the terms appealing. Are you able to close quickly? They may be willing to accept a little less for the house if other things are in their favor.

Before you make an offer, you should be preapproved for a mortgage. Have a pre-approval letter specific to the seller's home to send with your offer. This will show the seller that you have chosen a lender to work with and that you are able and ready to move forward with the contract once you agree to terms. 

Are there terms that you have flexibility on or do you feel a special attachment to the home for any reason? You may want to consider including a personal note to the sellers with your offer. Use this opportunity to share any extra information with the seller. Tell them why you love their home. Tell them you are willing to be flexible with the closing date if they need more time due to their circumstances. Show them that you appreciate the care they have given to their home.

At the end of the day, offers don't mean much if the terms aren't something the seller will sign. Put yourself in their shoes. You want the best deal you can get on the home but when you are on the selling side, you will feel differently. Let your agent help you determine the best approach for the particular home you are interested in. 

​​Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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Beware: Spooky Events are Everywhere this Weekend

by Michelle Chenault

The ghosts and goblins are on the way to town. Halloween is just a little over a week away but this weekend is packed with activities that will both frighten and treat you to some fun. Go ahead and pull out your costume and enjoy one or more of these fun events. 

Howl-O-Scream

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens in Tampa Bay will take place all weekend long from 7:30 p.m.-1:00 a.m. each night. Haunted houses, entertainment and scare zones will keep you on edge throughout the park. Busch Gardens wouldn't be complete without their famous rides. You may think roller coasters aren't scary during the day but will you feel the same way in dark when you can't see what's coming? This event will take place next weekend too. Enjoy a spine-tingling night at Howl-O-Scream before it's too late. 

Food Truck or Treat Rally

The Marine Discovery Center in downtown St. Petersburg will host Food Trucks around Town Truck or Treat on Friday, October 21 from 6-10 p.m. There will be lots of food trucks present and the kids can trick or treat at them. All in attendance are encouraged to wear costumes. Musical entertainment will be provided by Glass Half Full. The Hoola Monsters will provide flaming entertainment and children's activities. 

5K Pumpkin Fun Run

Run for your lives to the 5K Pumpkin Fun Run. The City of Pinellas Park's Recreation Department will host the 5K Pumpkin Fun Run and Family Mile Walk at England Brothers Park on Saturday, October 22 beginning at 6 p.m. Costumes are encouraged. What a great way to burn a few extra calories before you are overwhelmed with Halloween candy. The mile walk will start at 6 followed by the 5K at 6:30. Proceeds from the run will benefit the Public Service Education Foundation of Pinellas Park. 

Creatures of the Night

Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa will be open Friday and Saturday nights through the end of October until 10:00 p.m. for Creatures of the Night. Beware as you wander into scare zones throughout the park and keep your eyes peeled for the animals after dark. Don't skip the ghoulish dance party while you are there. There is something for all ages so don't miss this creepy good event. 

​​Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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For Sale: 700 Island Way #105 Clearwater Beach, FL $549,000

by Michelle Chenault

700 Island Way #105 Clearwater Beach, FL

This thoughtfully designed condo will excite even the most discriminating buyer. The waterfront corner location will impress everyone that walks through the door with luxurious touches and convenient features. The first floor location is fully wheelchair accessible and doesn’t require any elevator use.

The living room is accentuated with walnut wood flooring at your feet and crown molding above and has in-floor electricity that allows for creative furniture placement if you desire. High ceilings and walls of windows provide a very spacious feel to this condo.

This home has lots of storage throughout the condo so you will never have trouble finding a place for everything. Silk-touch premium 3-way Levelor blinds throughout the condo allow maximum lighting during the day and privacy with light blocking when you need it. The level of energy 

efficiency is impressive with new windows and doors, an on-demand water heater and many LED lights. The gourmet kitchen will inspire the chef in you with beautiful custom solid wood cabinets, tile backsplash, granite countertops and plenty of seating at the breakfast bar. The master bedroom has soft mood lighting above the crown molding, a spacious walk-in closet and numerous custom cabinets.

​The bathrooms are complete with modern fixtures, zero threshold showers and linear drains at the walls. Step right outside your condo to visit the pool or dock. This property has an available boat slip too. 

Click here to view additional information about this condo and see more photos. 

​​Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
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Staging Your Home to Sell

by Michelle Chenault

Is your home for sale? Have you staged it to make it more appealing to buyers? If not, these tips will help you show your home’s best side.  

Staging isn’t remodeling or redecorating. Most often you are able to use the items you already have and just adjust things to make your home look more desirable when people come to look at it. Staging is frequently inexpensive and shouldn’t take much time. It is all about optimizing the space you have to make it easier for buyers to visualize themselves in your home.

Declutter: Probably the most important thing you will do is declutter your home. Now is the perfect time to purge anything that is unwanted but you also might want to consider packing up excess décor. If a buyer thinks your home feels crowded by your belongings, they may worry it won’t have enough space for them. Go ahead and pack up the extra stuff now. It will save you time when your home goes under contract and will help it look better now too.  

Tone Down Color: You may have chosen special paint for every room of your home and it may look great to you but when a buyer walks through your home and sees 14 different colors at one time, it can be too much. Consider neutralizing the paint throughout the home. Today neutral paint isn’t all ivory. There are some great neutral options that still have some personality without being over the top. Some buyers may want custom colors but they likely won’t be the same colors you chose. If your home has neutral paint throughout, the buyer can go ahead and move in and paint when they have the time. They may not feel the same way if your bathroom is lime green. If you are making updates, paint is one of the least expensive things to change so you will get a lot of bang for your buck.

Picture Perfect Setting: When you walk into a hotel and the bed is freshly made and towels hanging neatly, it feels so good. Make people feel that way when they come in your home. All beds should be neatly made with pillows arranged attractively. Put fresh towels in the bathrooms and kitchen. Put the dishes in the dishwasher. Pick up newspapers and magazines off the coffee table. All of these are simple and free things you can do that will make your home feel inviting when buyers come inside.

These are just a few tips to get you started. Contact me and I can come walk through you home and give you personalized tips that will help your home look its best.

 

​​Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
michelle@michellechenault.com

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Clearwater Jazz Holiday in Clearwater, FL

by Michelle Chenault

Clearwater Jazz Holiday 

 

The annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday will take place this week through October 16 and features lots of music, food and definitely some fun. Tickets are available for by the day, weekend and for the full event. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult. 

Headliners for the event include Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, Daryl Hall and Grace Potter. Additional acts are spread throughout the festival. Fireworks will take place Saturday night at 10:45 p.m. For the full lineup of entertainment, click here

Purchase a ticket and grab your chair and come out for the the day. There will be a wide assortment of food choices at the event including: Rich N Rise Thai, Colonels Kettle Korn, St Pete Concessions, Mr. Bill's Fine Foods, C&S Concession's, Papa John's Pizza, Authentic Empanadas, Robinson's Italian Ice, Fresh Tacos, Pipo's, Jerk Hut, Crabby Bill's, Holy Hog BBQ, Shadrack's Pizza, Newt's Cafe, Gourmet Coffee & Crepes Creations, Hawaiian Shave Ice and Pete N Shorty's

When: Thursday, October 13th - Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Where: Coachman Park at 301 Drew Street in Clearwater, FL

For more information about Clearwater Jazz Holiday, click here

​​Michelle Chenault

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Serving Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay
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Michelle Chenault
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate
468 Mandalay Ave
Clearwater Beach FL 33767
Direct Phone: 727-443-3320
Fax: 727-466-6886

Michelle Chenault  is your ultimate resource for Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair Bluffs, Island Estates and Tampa Bay real estate. Michelle Chenault helps people with all of their Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Belleair and Tampa Bay real estate needs. Michelle Chenault helps people who are: relocating to Clearwater, relocating to Clearwater Beach or relocating to Tampa Bay. She can help you if you are: buying a home in Clearwater, buying a home in Clearwater Beach or buying a home in Tampa Bay, selling a home in Clearwater, selling a home in Clearwater Beach or selling a home in Tampa Bay, buying a waterfront condo in Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay or selling a waterfront condo in Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay. Michelle Chenault is an expert in Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay foreclosures and Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay short sales. The MichelleChenault.com website is dedicated to helping you search all Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay homes for sale and any other types of properties available for sale like Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay condos, land and luxury real estate in the Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay area MLS. You may also use this site to find out everything you need to know about living in Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay, relocating to Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay, a Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay real estate search and finding things to do in Clearwater, Clearwater Beach and Tampa Bay.