St. Pete Rising's Anthony Close (left) and Brian Zucker.

Rising High: Talking with Brian Zucker of the must-read real estate blog St. Pete Rising

If you’ve been to downtown St. Pete recently, or even if you just see it in passing from I-275, you can’t help but notice the amount of construction. In the EDGE District alone, […]

AFTER: A brighter, whiter paint job updated what had been a drab beige exterior.

Before & After: A Belleair home gets a sales-ready makeover

Karen Post calls her staging company Home Frosting, but when she prepares a house or condo for sale she doesn’t just stick to what’s on the surface. She considers all the ingredients — […]

The Cypress Links course and clubhouse at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club.

Florida’s Emerald City: Life in Lakewood Ranch

Mary Frances Emerson is the classic Lakewood Ranch resident. Exuberant. Well-coiffed. Newly retired. Philanthropic. Social. Crazy about dogs. From the bejeweled teacup terrier sitting on her lap to the stash of Fresh Market […]

A stunning waterfront compound, restored in the Old Southeast

The first time John and Eva Forney laid eyes on the place where they would eventually live, they had no idea what they were looking at. They were in their son’s sailboat on […]

Love & Real Estate: Three couples who make it work

Loyalty. Honesty. The willingness to listen. Respect for each other’s differences. Good qualities for a lasting marriage, no? As it happens, they also make for a successful career in real […]

Eileen (left) and Tracie at home. Photo: Todd Bates

REALtor® LOVE: Tracie Mayo & Eileen Donovan

Their company’s name is Savvy Mortgage Lending, and it suits them. Tracie Mayo and Eileen Donovan radiate savvy — they’re knowledgeable and warm and share a quick, joshing wit. “How’d you meet?” I […]

Photo: Todd Bates

REALtor® LOVE: Janet & Larry Mendez

“We never started out thinking about working together,” says Janet Mendez. Before she and her husband, Larry Mendez, teamed up as real estate agents at Smith & Associates, she was enjoying her job as […]

Don & Sarah at home. Photo: Todd Bates

REALtor® LOVE: Sarah & Don Howe

It’s not often I make an interviewee cry. Actually, I can’t take credit for the sniffles. Sarah Howe teared up because of what her husband said when I asked him what makes […]

A view from the master bedroom graced the cover of dRTB's 2020 Real Estate Issue.

The dRTB Real Estate Issue Is Here!

An extraordinary family compound for sale in St. Pete’s Old Southeast. Amazing transformations in a home in Belleair. An in-depth look at life in Lakewood Ranch. Plus, just in time […]

ICON Central Apartments in Downtown St. Pete. (Rendering)

N is for New Digs: High-rises that raise the bar

A to Z: The Ultimate Luxury Lifestyles List is duPont Registry Tampa Bay‘s annual compendium of the best our region has to offer. Each year we choose a different set of categories and […]