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Florida's Largest Home Show Podcast Podcast

For over 35 years, Florida’s Largest Home Show has been providing home services solutions. Now those solutions are available on Florida’s Largest Home Show Radio, connecting listeners with Tampa Bay’s home services experts. Join host Mark Steckman each week to hear from two highly rated, home service experts and specialists who have been Florida’s Largest Home Show partners for years. We let you know when it makes sense to do it yourself and when to call in the pros. Hear the live show on Monday Talk 1010 AM, 92.1 FM or 103.1 FM Tuesdays at 8a or catch up by subscribing to the Podcast.  Follow Florida's Largest Home Show on Social MediaFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube 

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Hurricane Preparation & Flooring Trends

Florida’s Largest Home Show Radio Show host, Mark Steckman, helps you prepare for a hurricane. (7:30) Make sure you have water and a three day supply of non-perishable food.  Don’t forget canned tuna for your hurricane supply kit and make sure you have a can opener that doesn’t require electricity!  Every home also needs a battery powered radio along with multiple flashlights, extra batteries, prescriptions, pet food, baby wipes, local maps, cash, infant formula, potty pads, over the counter medications, and a first aid kit.  Then, learn the top flooring trends for 2021. (33:30)    Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show is inside the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th. 

49mins

15 Jul 2021

Rank #1

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Sprinkler Adjusting

Mark talks about not only the importance of assessing your sprinkler system but he explains how to assess and adjust your system. (9:36)  Mark and Pat update us on the hot Tampa Bay Real Estate Market.  Closed home sales are up 38% in June with prices up 18%.  For a market to be considered a balanced real estate market the marketplace should have about a five and half month supply of homes for sale; Tampa Bay has less than a one month’s inventory supply.  There is a healthy home demand in Tampa Bay right now.  Mark lets us know about the hundreds of products and exhibitors you can meet at Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show.  Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show is inside the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th. 

49mins

1 Jul 2021

Rank #2

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Katrina Madewell Tampa Home Talk/Keller Williams Realty

Mark is joined by Katrina Madewell, of Team Madewell, Tampa Home Talk, Keller Williams Realty.  Katrina is the host of the real estate radio show, Tampa Home Talk, airing weekly Fridays @ 8am and 9am on 1010AM Money Talk.  Katrina is a well-qualified real estate professional, has been in Tampa Bay real estate for almost 30 years, and has a mortgage background of over 18 years.  Katrina loves training real estate agents and is known as the realtor’s realtor.  Katrina gives a statistical rundown of the hot Tampa Bay real estate market along with tips on selling your home and how to determine the value of your biggest asset.  (25:50) Katrina can be reached at 813 936 2302.     www.tampahometalk.com Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show is inside the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th. 

49mins

24 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Carlos Ramos of Guild Mortgage

Florida’s Largest Home Show radio host, Mark Steckman, reviews 2021’s hottest  home design trends including:  Pantone’s color of the year classic blue; the importance of bringing in natural light and elements; indoor plants; rethinking formal rooms; and multi-purpose furniture.  Carlos Ramos of Guild Mortgage joins Mark and teaches us the steps needed to refi and to get a home in today’s competitive housing market.  Nationally home listings are down 46%.  Did you know if you already owned a home you may still qualify as a first time home buyer? (29:55).   First time homeowners may run into payment shock when comparing rent to a mortgage payment with:  home owner’s insurance, property taxes, HOA fees, and mortgage insurance.  Don’t miss the top ten things to ask a mortgage lender before hiring one.  (40:00) www.applywithcarlos.com Mark your calendar for Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show live at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th.   

50mins

18 Jun 2021

Rank #4

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Florida’s Largest Home Show Labor Day 2021 Review

It’s been an extremely busy 14 months for home remodeling and home selling.  There are labor shortages, product shortages, appliance shortages, and real estate inventory shortages.  But everything you need will be at Florida’s Largest Home Show, Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th inside the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds.   You will be able to touch the products and talk to the experts in all the home improvement categories.  When the pandemic started people began nesting at home and then started home updates and upgrades.  The federal stimulus payments turned into big screen TV’s, painting, and home remodeling.  The most popular home remodeling projects were: kitchen upgrades, outdoor entertaining spaces, replacing windows and doors, updating bathrooms, painting and accent walls, home offices, and kitchen organizing solutions.  Meet all the home improvement experts live at Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show live at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th. 

49mins

3 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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Concrete Designs of Tampa Bay Michael Travis

Many homeowners opt for concrete as a favorite building material.  Michael Travis, owner Concrete Designs of Tampa Bay, joins Mark to talk decorative concrete driveways, pool decks, and garage floors.  Who knew you don’t have to tear up the old concrete to renovate?  Concrete Designs can reenergize your space and help you design your own decorative concrete deck, driveway, or garage floor with choices from a variety of patterns, colors and even logos.  (9:50)   Beautiful decorative driveways and pool decks dramatically improve curb appeal and resale value.  And inside, stunning interior concrete floors are a huge new trend due to their beauty, value and ease of maintenance.  Today’s concrete surfaces don’t need to be power-washed and are even sturdier and stronger.  Decorative concrete is also economical, UV-resistant, and long lasting.  The average pool deck and driveway only take about a week, and a stunning garage floor can take just a couple days.  Free estimates and BBB rated A+.           www.concretedesignstampabay.com Meet Concrete Designs at Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show live at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th. 

49mins

29 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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My Shower Door Keith Daubmann

The bathroom is a sacred place for many people. It’s where we go to prepare ourselves for the world, ensure we look our best, and take a breath.  My Shower Door is a second generation family company known as the experts in custom frameless enclosures. Vice President Keith Daubmann tells the story of the company’s origins to becoming the manufacturer, designer, seller, and installer of custom glass shower enclosures. They feature frameless shower doors, swinging shower doors, and sliding steam shower doors with premium quality hardware.  My Shower Door is highly licensed and insured in the glass and glazing category.  They offer generic clear glass, ultra-clear glass, and provide My EZ Care Shield designed to protect and seal the glass pores and repel water.  Frameless shower doors provide beauty, customization, and design simplicity while minimizing the number of places water can collect and mold can grow.  Frameless shower doors are easier to keep clean and give your shower a clear minimalist look.   What is safety glass and why is it important?  (17:05)  Check out My Shower Door’s nine locations from Ft. Myers to Orlando with showrooms in Tampa on Dale Mabry and in St. Pete on Park Boulevard. www.myshowerdoor.com Meet Affordable Roofing Systems at Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show live at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th.  Follow Florida's Largest Home Show on Social MediaFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube 

49mins

20 Apr 2021

Rank #7

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Affordable Roofing Systems Rick de la Rosa

For over 20 years, Affordable Roofing Systems has been the exclusive roofing partner of Florida’s Largest Home Show.  AFS is certified as a roofing and general contractor serving the Tampa Bay Area and is A+ Rated from the Better Business Bureau along with a GAF Master Elite Excellence Award Winner.  GAF is the largest roofing manufacturer in North America.   A roof is not just a roof it’s an entire system and ARS recommends homeowners to always use the manufacturer’s recommended components for every element of your roof.  Learn the most important things to know about repairing, replacing, maintenance, and inspection of your roof and the average price of a new roof.  Is soft washing or cleaning your roof a good idea?  (35:30)  Find out about the importance of your roof’s warranties:   material (manufacturer) and installation (workmanship) warranties.  95% of all roof failures are due to improper roof installation.  Contractors with higher levels of manufacturer certification can offer stronger warranties.   www.affordableroofingflorida.com Meet Affordable Roofing Systems at Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show live at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th.  Follow Florida's Largest Home Show on Social MediaFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube 

49mins

14 Apr 2021

Rank #8

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Generator SuperCenter Greg Whitworth

2020 was a record breaking hurricane season with 30 named storms.  Hurricane season starts June 1st and runs through November 30th.  Now is the time to get a head start on plans for protecting your home.  We all remember Hurricane Irma and going for days without power in Tampa Bay.  Local franchise owner, Greg Whitworth of Generator SuperCenter Tampa Bay, talks everything generator:  fuel source, home installation, power surges, deed restricted communities, permits, service & relationship, warranty, load calculation, elevation, generator shortages, and what’s the appropriate size generator and fuel tank for your home.  Generac is the largest manufacturer of generators in North America and 80% of all whole home/automatic generators installed in houses in North America are Generac.  What should home owners be looking for when selecting a generator dealer?  (9:46)  What are the dangers and challenges of portable generators? (42:07) Check out the Generator SuperCenter showroom on Gunn Highway in Tampa.      www.generatorsupercenteroftampa.com Mark your calendar for Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show live at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th.  Follow Florida's Largest Home Show on Social MediaFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube 

46mins

8 Apr 2021

Rank #9

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SafeTouch Luke Swindell

It’s a natural instinct to protect what we love.  A home security system offers that protection for your loved ones and your property.  Today’s home security systems can also act as a hub for home automation.  Luke Swindell, General Manager SafeTouch Tampa and Orlando, fills us in on the importance of home security and the difference between SafeTouch and DIY home alarm systems.  SafeTouch has been in business for over 30 years, is an expert in protecting Florida homeowners, and has the fastest guaranteed response with verified alarms.  Find out what burglars look for when they are casing a home and do those signs work.  (10:17)  SafeTouch owns and operates its command center, monitoring station, backup systems, and licenses.  Each SafeTouch system comes equipped with a two-way communicator, next-generation technology, smart cameras that can detect differences between a person/animal/vehicle, My SafeTouch app, expert professional installation with their background checked employees, lifetime parts, and labor warranty.   SafeTouch advanced surveillance packages start at $29.95 per month. www.safetouch.com Mark your calendar for Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show live at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall Friday – Monday, September 3rd – September 6th.  Follow Florida's Largest Home Show on Social MediaFacebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube 

49mins

7 Apr 2021

Rank #10