Lifestyles

Always be sure to use licensed professionals!

We at Southern Roots Realty always advise home owners to only use licensed professionals. Doing any work to your home adds value but it’s important to shop around and do research to make sure you are getting quality work from licensed contractors for your hard earned money.  We highly recommend you verify any license information […]

Home Cleaning Tips & Tricks

This user friendly article gives 23 tips to keeping your home clean and sparkling! Stain removal is always a chore and no one likes to be ‘Mr. Clean’ but these ideas might help you work smarter, not harder. The idea is to use handy household items you already have, such as salt, baking soda, and […]

Black Crow Coffee

The Black Crow Coffee shop is one of my favorite places in town, and more conveniently, in my neighborhood. Opened in 2015, it started in a small strip center at Seventh Avenue and Second Street North in the Old  Northeast neighborhood. Their customer base quickly grew, and within a year, they took over the space […]

Dairy Inn

Open since 1947, the Dairy Inn has been a great place for food and sundries in the Crescent Lake neighborhood of St. Petersburg. It began as a Dairy Queen, and the first one in the country to have a Griddle. But after changing hands in 1969, the new owners decided they did not want to […]

Rent vs Own? The Time to Buy is NOW!

Wondering if you should buy vs rent your next home? ATTOM Data Solutions, which manages the nation’s largest property database, released its 2017 Affordability Report, which shows that buying a home is more affordable than renting in 66% of U.S. housing markets. The report found that making monthly payments on a median-priced home, including mortgage, […]

Palm Harbor

One of Pinellas County’s most northern cities, Palm Harbor is a haven for new developments featuring expansive homes on sizable lots of land. It has a quaint downtown commercial district, surrounded by homes built between the 1970’s and present day.

Belleair/Clearwater

Belleair is a small town nestled between Clearwater and the beaches on the Intercoastal Waterway. It features both small ranch and  estate homes, mostly built in the 1960s-1970s, and small commercial shops for that small town feel, just outside the large city of Clearwater. The City of Clearwater spans a good portion of northern Pinellas […]

Euclid/St. Pauls/Woodlawn

Just West of Crescent Lake and Crescent Heights, these neighborhoods feature quaint bungalows, 1920’s estates, and traditional homes of all sizes. These neighborhoods were designed around churches and schools in the heart of the neighborhoods, and the local activities they provide keep the neighbors active and united. The local involvement has helped in the revitalization […]