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The Face of Property Appraisal

TODD D. JONES, MAI, CRE, FRICS

 

Todd Jones is an experienced, internationally recognized expert in property tax valuation, holding the three highest designations in the world. For over 30 years, he has protected taxpayers from inaccurate assessments and government overreach. Local residents will find Todd’s name on the November ballot as he campaigns to become Hillsborough County’s next Property Appraiser. His vision and platform offers ways to create jobs and lower taxes.

 

 

 


Todd Jones for Property Appraiser
3839 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
ToddJones2016.com
JK@ToddJones2016.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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July 25, 2016 |

Hot Property: Beach Park Beauty

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Tampa Bay Metro Hot Property listing

 

South Tampa’s Beach Park Beauty

By Ronda M. Parag

 

There is room to spread out for each person in the family to have their own space in this custom-built home by Sterling Ridge. Set on a corner lot in South Tampa’s Beach Park, the home has 4,329 square feet with four bedrooms and three and one half baths. The brick circular drive adds a stately appearance to the Traditional-style architecture with a barrel tile roof. Enter the home through beautiful arched double doors with ornamental design glass. The cream travertine flooring creates unity among the rooms of the open floor plan. Corinthian columns create the boundary space for the formal living and dining rooms. During the cool winters in Tampa, warm up in the family room by turning on the gas fireplace.

The kitchen counter bar separates to the family room and offers a great space for bar stools and place for friends to gather. Any cook would be delighted with the top of the line stainless appliances, upgraded granite countertops and abundant cabinetry. The refrigerator blends into the kitchen with wood panels. Access to the back of the home is through two sets of French doors, which allows natural light throughout the downstairs.

There is a downstairs master suite that has double closets and a bathroom with double vanities for him and her. Additionally, a second guest suite on the first floor makes it easy to host guests for a visit. Upstairs has two additional bedrooms with a shared bathroom. The bonus room is ideal for a home office or gym. The kids will love viewing the latest movies in their own private theatre set up with surround sound and theatre-style stadium seating.

The oasis of the outdoor space includes a salt water pool added in 2013, that includes a built-in spa that flows into the pool. A separate screened patio is also a nice place to enjoy breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening. The three car garage offers plenty of storage and a downstairs laundry and butler’s pantry are an added convenience.    M


Located in Hillsborough County in South Tampa, this Signature Collection home is currently offered at $ 1,275,000 through Smith & Associates Real Estate. Contact Leslie Minder & Mary Beth Byrd at 813.839-3800 or visit www.4314westwoodmereroad.smithandassociates.com.


 

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July 21, 2016 |

Hot Property: Westshore Yacht Club Estate

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Westshore Yacht Club Estate

 

Contemporary Retreat

 

Conveniently located near Tampa’s downtown and Westshore business districts and near the Gandy Bridge with easy access to Pinellas County, this single family home located inside the Westshore Yacht Club, boasts over 4,548 square feet with four bedrooms and five and one half baths.

The two story home offers lush, mature landscaping in tropical foliage with palm trees on either side of the entryway. Relax and oversee the front lawn from the second story porch. The kitchen is the heart of any home and the gourmet executive kitchen boasts stainless steel appliances with refrigerator/freezer and double ovens. The oversized granite topped island offers plenty of work space, along with a gas cook top. The recently refinished, white custom cabinets provide storage for all the essentials of any aspiring chef. A butler’s pantry connects to the spacious dining room. The large family room fills with natural sunlight from the windows and French doors that open to the backyard. The room also has a gas fireplace with a custom mantle.

Additional space downstairs includes an office or game room that has granite counters, wet bar and built-in wine cooler.

An elevator makes for easy access to the second floor of the home. The master bedroom is located upstairs and comes complete with another gas fireplace and extra large, custom his/hers closet, private balcony and master bathroom. The master bathroom offers double sinks, walk-in shower and separate jetted tub.

The home is ideal for inviting guests over with its private pool with spa, outdoor kitchen and full pool/bath. The grill, warming drawer and refrigerator in the outdoor kitchen, makes preparing meals very easy. The extra features include custom lighting, hardwood floors, four private balcony areas and all granite counters. The three car garage offers plenty of space for storage. Within the community, there are boat slips available.

Membership to the Westshore Yacht Club includes a 24 hour gym, gated  security and Clubhouse complete with a restaurant, tiki bar, two heated pools overlooking Tampa Bay and a day spa.   M

 


Located in Hillsborough County inside the Westshore Yacht Club, this home is currently offered at $ 1,399,000 through Smith & Associates Real Estate. Contact B-G Holmberg at 813.839.3800 or visit www.4901yachtclubdrive.smithandassociates.com.


 

 

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April 22, 2016 |

Hot Property: Serenity is Calling

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Hot Property: 5718-S-Gordon

 

Ballast Point Beauty

 
In the heart of south Tampa lies a stunning home with views of Hillsborough Bay and the feeling of serenity with its private location. The Ballast Point area has hosted generations of Tampa families since the 1920s. Located on South Gordon Avenue, the home is tucked away, but is located just minutes from downtown Tampa, nearby restaurants, shopping and Tampa International Airport.

The original Bungalow-style, two story home was constructed in 1934 with three bedrooms and three baths. Throughout the years, the estate-sized property has been expanded and integrated to the natural, oak-filled property and mature landscaping. A private road leads directly to the lush lawns, rambling gardens and sparkling waters of the Bay. The classic design and large windows fills the home with natural light and views of the water and a lush nature-filled backyard. The large, open space rooms allow for dinners and gatherings with family. The oversized, waterfront porch offers a perfect welcome or a spot to entertain or just relax. The wood deck, down at the waters edge, offers a wonderful place to watch the sunrise.

Throughout the home are beautifully polished hardwood floors downstairs, along with ceramic tile in the baths and carpet in some rooms. The gourmet kitchen opens to a large window-walled family room and eat-in area. Wood cabinets and generous counter space provide all the necessary storage space to satisfy any chef. A separate island with a sink, allows for easy meal prep. Additional downstairs space includes a large living room, dining room and study.

Upstairs the master suite provides a sanctuary with views of the expansive grounds and foliage. A jetted spa tub anchors the center of the master bath. The crisp white design offers his and hers separate vanity areas, with numerous drawers and cabinets for storage and separate shower stall.

There is a one-bedroom guesthouse with 300 square feet that is ideal for guests who want to visit from the north, or a live-in nanny, for families with small children. A third cottage on the property with 228 square feet provides great space for a home office, art studio, playhouse or additional air conditioned storage.   M

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Located in Hillsborough County in Ballast Point, this Signature Collection home is currently offered at $ 2,500,000 through Smith & Associates Real Estate. Contact The Lux Group at 813.839.3800 or visit www.5718southgordonavenue.smithandassociates.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 23, 2016 |

Hot Property: Stunning Waterfront Beauty

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Coffee Pot Riviera Estate in Old Northeast, St. Pete

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The brick streets and charm of Coffee Pot Riviera only add to the beauty of this two-story, Hacienda-style home, located in the heart of Old Northeast St. Petersburg. The 7,066 square foot home has six bedrooms and six bathrooms, with ample room for a large family or simply to relax and spread out. The custom built, open floor plan home has a designer kitchen for the person who loves to cook and entertain. The gourmet kitchen has solid wood cabinets, a six burner gas stove, vented exhaust, stainless Sub-Zero refrigerator, plus two refrigerated drawers. The center kitchen island is topped with solid surface granite and has plenty of storage, as well as seating for four. The counter bar is perfect for the kids to do their homework, or guests to keep an eye on the chef, as the meal is prepared. The expansive kitchen space also has an eat-in breakfast area, complete with a wet bar, overlooking the waters of the pool.

The oversized mud room/laundry room off the kitchen has pantry closets, a desk area and wine storage. For those that like to drink or collect wine, the wine cellar will keep all your bottles at perfect temperature with the brand new climate controlled unit.

The large open floorpan has high  ceilings and both a formal living room and dining room downstairs. Crown Molding accents the cathedral and high-vaulted ceilings. The gas fireplace in the family room provides a cozy retreat to curl up with a good novel. Double sets of Pella doors lead to a wood-ceiling covered portico — the idea spot to sit and savor an evening cocktail. The tropical paradise includes lush landscaping, a large, resort pool/spa and outdoor grill area that overlooks the beautiful waterfront views.

The wrought iron staircase railing travels upstairs to five of the bedrooms. The flooring is all hardwood upstairs and marble downstairs. The Master bedroom has dual sinks, a bath with jetted tub to provide a water massage, dual sinks and separate shower. The remaining bedrooms are a great size for the kids, or to set up as a guest bedroom.

The two boat lifts and dock make it easy to live a life on the water. The four-car garage has plenty of storage too, with a driveway covered in brick pavers, making for a grand entrance. Don’t miss the chance to make this home your family’s dream home.    M

 

 

 


Located in Pinellas County on Snell Isle, this Signature Collection home is currently offered at $ 2,900,000 through Smith & Associates Real Estate. Contact Allison Bearnarth at 727.342.8000 or visit www.smithandassociates.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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