Clearwater Beach Florida Real Estate

Whats going on in and around Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, Island Estates, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, Redington Shores, Sand Key, St Pete Beach, Treasure Island, Tampa Bay, Sarasota Florida.

Call on us at any time for answers or to supply research data on questions regarding Florida real estate.

Selling homes, condominiums, waterfront property, new construction, and waterfront lots in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Sarasota, Pasco, Collier, Lee counties along Florida Gulf Coast. Since 1986 we have assisted buyers and sellers with their real estate needs and love earning repeat business and referrals.

Thank you! 239-272-HOME (4663)



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Sept. 22, 2021

Welcome Back Canadian Buyers

Canada to Reopen Its Borders on Aug. 9

In a likely boost for Fla. tourism and real estate, the Canadian government will ease border rules in Aug. Fla. Policy and Budget official expects “a big jump in people.”

Welcome BACK! We missed you...

Call us for property information, tours of communities, and property showings of interest!

Cash Buyers need financial institution Proof of Funds, financed buyers will need LOCAL lender Pre-Qualification for financing letter, we can assist you with these…

The Florida market is HOT due to the thousands drawn to our weather freedom of movement and tropical settings and many theme parks, beaches and casual Florida lifestyle. Boating, sailing, diving-snorkeling, biking, kayaking, bicycling, walking-running, golfing, beach-combing and so much more await you...

We work hand in hand with lenders friendly to Canadian Buyer-Investors and have real estate attorneys, accountants and service professionals ready to serve you!

OUR real estate clients are offered FREE airfare and hotel at closing when they purchase through us as their real estate agents here in Florida.

·       New Construction Sales

·       Resale Home and Condo

·       Investment Properties

·       Waterfront Home-Condo

·       Country Estate Homes with Land

·       Vacation-Retirement Property

·       Business-Commercial Sales

·       Land Sales


Since 1986 a trusted real estate resource for family, friends and clients 1-239-272-4663

Glen Bigness, REALTOR- The Bigness Realty Group

Premiere Plus Realty 239-272-4663 serving the Florida Gulf Coast


Sept. 22, 2021

Canadian Buyers and Florida Real Estate


Canadians and other foreign buyers of Naples Florida real estate continue the strong buying trend in our area. Contrary to what you may have heard, there are available financing options for Canadians on Florida properties, but the fact remains that cash is still king when it comes to acquiring most properties. The Naples real estate market still may provide a good buying opportunity for many foreign buyers because prices are still lower than what they once were a few years ago and the weather is near perfect year round. However, prices have been rising and inventory decreasing due to strong overall demand.

The local real estate market offers many price points in certain areas vs. others. This is why it is important to work with a very knowledgeable local real estate advisor who can point you in the right direction, depending on your objectives. Home prices have steadily increased over the years across Florida.

Consistent demand for homes by foreign buyers and investors has become very dominant in the local housing market. Many foreign purchasers see an opportunity to diversify their assets due to the relative value coupled with secure property rights and well defined legal codes.

Disclaimer: Please note that we are not attorneys, nor tax advisors, and as such, you should consult a professional tax specialist and legal counsel with cross-border experience in real estate and estate issues.  The following is for basic informational purposes only.

What You Need To Know As A Canadian

There are things you need to know without incurring tax or immigration implications. The current immigration bill was approved by the Senate and states that you could get a Canadian Retiree Visa that would allow you to remain in the United States for up to eight months if you decide to own a second home here. Currently this is limited to six months, but the U.S. House or Representatives is devising its own immigration bill and is not following the arrangement put forth by the Senate. The obvious current caveat is the seven month limit you have before your health coverage expires in Canada. The bill also introduced a proposed retiree visa that would allow foreigners to purchase $500,000 in real estate with a maximum stay of three (3) years. *contact and use a real estate attorney and tax accountant always!

Owning property in Florida will certainly offer you an enviable lifestyle. It is prudent for you to understand that purchasing a home or condo in Southwest Florida may be different from the way it is done in Canada. In addition, you should also know about the advantages of 
transferring money from Canada to the USA via a currency broker versus a bank.

The way you hold title to your new property is also important for your estate planning process. There are several ways you can take title and knowing the various 
property ownership types as well as understanding Florida common law is an important first step. Other useful information you may wish to become aware of are the types of U.S. entities available to Canadians as well as what it means to have Canadian entities in the U.S

US Taxes, Entities and Canadians

The most important aspect for you as a foreign or Canadian buyer is to understand the U.S. tax implications related to capital gains tax or estate tax issues. U.S. taxes on Canadian residents and other topics, such as U.S. estate taxes and probate issues for non-residents become very important because they can mean the difference between overpaying and not making a profit when it comes time to sell, including the FIRPTA tax for non-resident aliens. Different ways of owning U.S. property can lead to distinct tax outcomes.

There seems to be a misconception about taxes and ownership of U.S. real estate by Canadians or other foreign nationals in Florida. As a Canadian or foreign buyer, there is no additional fee to the property tax on Florida real estate. Property taxation in Florida occurs independent of nationality of the buyer. If a home is a primary residence, a buyer may qualify for the lower homestead exemption rate through an application. This only applies to full-time residents of Florida.

Other significant topics revolve around complex Florida probate rules, creditor protection, incapacity issues and more. Not properly addressing these topics can have costly consequences, and therefore it is important to work with a knowledgeable real estate advisor, a cross-border attorney and a competent tax specialist when buying property in Southwest Florida.  An individual analysis and proper cross-border planning for Canadian Citizens should address a variety of points.

Canadian Florida Land Trust may be one excellent option for Canadians to own real estate in Florida.  Additionally, for second homes above $750,000 USD, a Cross Border Trust SM may also be advisable. This could substantially become more beneficial than owning property in Florida in a sole individual's name or Canadian Trust. We can refer you to competent attorneys with whom to speak. *consult a attorney and accountant as information changes!

Being a well-informed foreign buyer will empower confidence in understanding the pitfalls to avoid before uncovering the many lucrative opportunities in our real estate market. We understand what you need to know before buying property in Florida. Issues that will inevitably arise deal with income taxes, non-resident estate taxation, how to take title of ownership, required non-tax reporting in the U.S. and Canada, establishing the right U.S. business entity, TINs, mortgage financing for Canadians, property management, and withholding forms for tax purposes.

If you wish to acquire property in Southwest Florida, we will be happy to assist you and advise you on all real estate matters, as well as refer you to professionals that deal with cross-border tax and estate issues. Parker Carson International also works with several local Naples real estate attorneys that can advise you on the Canadian Florida Land Trust.

Please contact us directly for any further assistance and advice on your real estate needs. We have helped many buyers from Canada realize their goal of living in Florida.


July 7, 2021

1130 Anclote Rd Tarpon Springs FL

NEW LISTING Horse Facility

1130 Anclote Rd Tarpon Springs FL Property Tour Link

1130 Anclote Rd Tarpon Springs FL



Equestrian facility on almost 17 acres with great professional layout and acreage for riding! Home feature high ceilings, fireplace, custom built pool home with upscale appointments, master suite offers bedroom/bath, sitting-room on first floor, den-office has Murphy bed for guests, walk-in wine cooler, spectacular media room for movies, sliders fold back to tropical in ground screened pool w shower and spacious lanai to entertain. 2nd floor bedrooms and baths for privacy, beautiful hardwood floors through-out, 2 sided stone fireplace in LR and DR, Gourmet Kitchen w Viking range on propane gas, granite counters, large 3 car garage and a bonus covered car spot, private gated entry separate from horse facility. Horse barn has 24 box stalls, wide center aisle, feed and tack room, laundry, office, rider lounge, bathroom, wash and tack stalls, hay storage, trainer’s apartment, and a bonus mobile home on premises for care taker-been remodeled. Lesson arena-paddock, fenced turn-out, gated entry, wooded trails, small pond, plenty of trailer parking. Close to the water-marinas, parks perfect for boating and exploring the area coastline, rivers and attractions in Tarpon Springs, Clearwater Beach-Tampa.

Glen Bigness, Equestrian Property Specialist 239-272-4663

Since 1986 finding horses homes, and their riders too! website



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Feb. 15, 2021

Sarasota real estate-equestrian-properties


Sarasota Horse Properties For Sale. Sarasota is well known for beaches, diverse cultural events, and beautiful weather, but many people are not aware that just east of I-75  lies a whole other world of active equestrian communities with sprawling green pastures. Although there are equestrian properties and horse farms throughout the Sarasota area, they are concentrated mainly in the area that runs from the interstate east for about 10 miles.


Sarasota Equestrian Homes Community Information

If you are looking in Northern Sarasota County or Southern Manatee County, you will find communities such as Desoto Acres, Magnolia Hill, Myakka Valley Ranches, Panther Ridge, Pomello Park, Saddle Creek, Saddle Oak, Sarasota Polo Club, and Waterbury Tracts. If you are looking in southern Sarasota County, you will find communities such as Mission Valley Estates in Nokomis, Myakka River Trails in Venice, Englewood Farm Acres in Englewood, and the North Port Estates.


These horse friendly communities offer parcels from one to ten acre lots; however, many have five or ten acre lots as a minimum. The amenities of these equestrian properties vary, from bridle paths to riding clubs to polo fields on site. The rural homes on these properties range from affordable-modest ranches to stunning luxury mansions. Many of these communities are reminiscent of old-Florida ranching days, but you still only 20 to 40 minutes from the beautiful beaches, fantastic shopping, fine dining restaurants, downtown Sarasota nightlife and boating options. Many are located within 20-40 minutes.

Since 1986 finding horses homes, and their riders too… 239-272-HOME (4663) Glen Bigness, Equestrian Property Agent, Rural-Farm-Land Specialist


Sarasota Equestrian Neighborhoods


Desoto Acres

Englewood Farm Acres

Magnolia Hill

Mission Valley Estates

Myakka River Trails

Myakka Valley Ranches

North Port Estates

Panther Ridge

Pomello Park

Saddle Creek

Saddle Oak

Sarasota Polo Club

Sarasota Ranch Club

Waterbury Tracts


How to Buy the Right Sarasota Equestrian Property

If you are looking for a horse property in Sarasota County Florida, be sure to give me a call at 239-272-HOME. I have sold several equestrian homes in the Sarasota area. I have been selling equestrian property and finding horses homes since 1986.



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Jan. 19, 2021

Florida Hay for Sale

LOOKING for Hay in Florida???

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Hay Supply Company LINKS:

Finding HAY can be a struggle at times and given weather growing conditions that vary year by year find it early!

Whenever you can co-op hay purchases with friends, local barns or otherwise allows you to have plenty of HORSE hay and secure better pricing too!

We have been finding HOMES for HORSES since 1986 and if you or someone you know is looking to BUY, SELL, or BUILD an Equestrian property we can HELP! We also sell Country Estate Homes with land for those seeking a more rural lifestyle yet be close to cities or the water! Selling in 10 Florida counties we are a trusted real estate resource...

Contact me today at 239-272-HOME or

I respond promptly and can provide market data, area demographic's and equestrian related services to help narrow your selection.

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Jan. 2, 2021

Florida home, condo and new construction sales.

LOOKING for a Florida property soon?

Single family homes, condominiums, investment or new construction in Florida.

We have been HELPING clients fond the perfect home since 1986 239-272-HOME

As a former Broker-Owner, Franchise Manager and Relocation Director I KNOW what buyers and sellers expect in their Realtor! Communication, accountability and negotiation skills to assist them in their real estate goals.

Not only do we provide outstanding service, we offer our clients and referrals incentives to make their experience even BETTER!

·       FREE airfare and Hotel at closing*

·       Home Warranty or Property Inspections*

·       DISCOUNTS on car rentals when in Florida*

·       DISCOUNTS on Title Agents, Real Estate Attorneys for closings*

·       CASH back on New Construction purchases*

Contact us for details, restrictions and time limits on offers.

Glen Bigness, Realtor, P.A. Premiere Plus Realty

Bigness Realty Group serving the Florida Gulf Coast

My team of seasoned, experienced and proven real estate agents were hand-picked by me!

We can assist you in creating, fine tuning and giving market reports for any area in Florida.

Dec. 27, 2020

Clearwaterbeach FL waterfront condominiums.

Florida waterfront condominiums for SALE in Clearwaterbeach.

LOOKING for a nice waterfront condominium along the Florida Gulf Coast to enjoy?

We offer a full complement of waterfront condominiums on the area MLS so you never miss a new listing, price drop or market update.

Use our Advanced MLS search tool that allows you to build and get updates specifically for what YOU want in a waterfront condominium. Search by neighborhood, community, condo building or zip code and avoid getting 100's of Clearwater Beach FL MLS listings that don't match YOUR needs.

You can easily search our Multiple Listing Service and get information on Clearwaterbeach, Redington Beach, Sands Key, Treasure Island, North Redington Beach, Belleair Beach, Indian Rocks Beach, St Pete Beach, Indian Shores, and most communities found along the Gulf coast.

We can provide sales reports by unit, tower, building and zip code to ensure you that you can make an informed purchase decision in Clearwaterbeach Florida.

Explore Clearwaterbeach Florida and visit out site links for more information then call us to discuss your waterfront real estate options! 239-272-4663 anytime


April 2, 2019

Naples FL New Construction Sales


Naples Florida New Construction Sales



Single Family Homes, Villas, Town Homes, Condominiums, Luxury High Rise and On Site Builds

Since 1986 bringing buyers and builders together…

As a Certified New Home Specialist you are assured of getting the experience, knowledge and attention to detail that the new construction process demands for success.

As a former General Contractor and Broker-Owner I understand the needs of my clients and can show and sell ANY community and work with any reputable Florida builder as YOUR agent!

The builder-developer pays the commission so you can’t lose when it comes to using a professional to assist you in a new construction purchase.


Call us FIRST before contacting ANY builder or community, as we need to register you to protect you and can inquire about ant specials, incentives, or packages being offered that Realtors have access to for our clients!

OUR registered buyer clients receive Airfare and Hotel at closing, contact for details limited time offer, restrictions apply.

Glen Bigness, Realtor 239-272-HOME

Premiere Plus Realty- Bigness Realty Group

Use the link to use our CUSTOM new construction search and report tools!

Feb. 22, 2018

New Construction SALES

New Construction Agent Benefits:

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Top 5 Reasons to Hire a  Certified Agent when you buy New Construction

Many buyers are under the false impression that they will gain something when they buy a new construction home without using the services of a professional REALTOR.  However there are several very compelling reasons why hiring an New Home Agent to represent you during a new home construction transaction is a huge benefit:

1. The onsite builder rep is working for the builder.  Many people forget whose best interests are being represented during a new construction transaction if you work directly with the builder representative. For example, the majority of builders use long contracts created by them without an option to terminate the transaction. It's very important that you hire an New Home Agent to carefully review all documents pertaining to your home sale.

2. Buyer's Agents "must place the interests of the buyer first." One invaluable way we help is to research similar recently sold homes in a community to make sure you don't overpay. 

3. The builder pays the Buyer Agent commission, so there is no cost to you to hire someone to represent your best interests. In almost every transaction, the seller/builder pays the Buyer Agent commission. So you get professional New Home Agent advice and guidance every step of the way.

4. An experienced new construction Agent knows what questions to ask.  We know the right questions to ask including the #1 most important question you MUST find out from the builder before purchasing, avoiding COSTLY mistakes!

5.  A good Buyer's Agent will show you the full range of options. Maybe you can buy a less expensive resale home in the same subdivision that meets your needs. Maybe there is another new construction community you didn't know about that is a better fit. We are experts at finding you the home of your dreams.

We have worked with a wide array of builders in the area. In addition to good working relationships with the onsite builder representative, we stay up to date on each builder's quality, i.e. does the builder build energy-efficient homes (such as LEED certified) to keep your cost of ownership low?  do they have good customer reviews?  Further, your satisfaction is what drives us and all our advice will be guided by what is best for you both short-term and long-term.

Please contact us TODAY if you or someone you know is considering a new construction purchase or wishes to build a home in Florida.

We are ready to help! 239-272-HOME

Florida new home sales

May 25, 2017

Beachfront Condos on the Gulf of Mexico

Beachfront condominiums on the Gulf of Mexico for sale.

Clearwater Beach FL beachfront condominiums for sale

Clearwater, Clearwater Beach, Madeira Beach, Indian Rocks, Redington Shores, St Pete Beach, Tampa, Sand Key, treasure island, N Redington Beach, Island Estates, Sarasota Florida.

Beachfront living on the Gulf of Mexico with miles of sugar sand, white beaches and aqua marine waters with spectacular sunsets to savor and enjoy with family, friends or alone...

We have a great and varied selection of waterfront condominiums along the beach including low rise, mid rise and high rise tower residences. there is a nice selection of Villa and Coach Home style condominiums as well for a "homey" feeling and a little more room. 

Once you have located and purchased your Florida beachfront residence you will certainly wonder how you were able to do with out it, and can now enjoy it for many years to come. There is nothing like beach life and a relaxed Florida lifestyle where you can be yourself, relax and appreciate life and all of your hard work and efforts...

Please contact us so that we may assist you and provide area information, research data, and MLS property samples matched to YOUR preferences. Save time by getting exact matches for waterfront property based on YOUR budget, lifestyle and preferred area. Don't waste time sifting through hundreds or thousands of real estate listing that do not meet your Florida waterfront criteria. We can build a detailed search and report for you, location, price, size, age, level, view, HOA fees, and much more. 

Always here for our clients, buyers and sellers alike we want to earn your business and referrals- that's how we do business and take of our families : ) Since 1986 we have helped provide valuable real estate advice and guidance to those looking to buy and sell real estate.

Thank You! 

Glen Bigness, Realtor 239-272-HOME (4663)

Bigness Realty Group- Premiere Plus Realty

Former Broker-Owner, Franchise Manager

Beachfront condos on the Gulf of Mexico Florida