Tony Bosco

Tony Bosco
St. Augustine Beach Office
3175 A1A South
St. Augustine FL 32080
Email : tbosco@watsonrealtycorp.com
Website : http://tbosco.watsonrealtycorp.com
Mobile Phone : (904) 553-0240
Fax : (904) 461-9925

My name is Tony Bosco and I am a licensed Florida Broker Realtor. I am a native of the New York/ New Jersey area.

My wife Jeanne and I have been visiting St. Augustine for over twenty (20) years.  My oldest daughter, Christina, graduated from Flagler College and my youngest daughter, Carina, graduated from Jacksonville University. They stayed here. For many years we owned a condo on St Augustine Beach. In 2004, we decided to “Retire” and moved to St. Augustine.
 
My personality did not accept “early retirement’.  With a background in commercial and residential construction and a love of this beautiful area and people in general, it was only natural that I started a new career as a Realtor.

Although Real Estate is a business, it is really all about people. The sale or purchase of a property can be a very emotional experience.  I truly care about people. People make decisions to sell or buy homes for different reasons. The process, if not managed well, can be stressful. It’s my job to take the stress out of the sale and allow my customers to enjoy the experience.

Every customer is important regardless of whether they are buying or selling a $50,000 mobile home or a $5,000,000 ocean front mansion.  To each, their transaction is of great importance, and each deserves the attention to detail I provide. I give candid, honest advice and work hard to help the Customer make the right decisions regarding their transaction.

In my past professional life I worked as a vice president of a large construction firm in the New York/ New Jersey metropolitan area, specializing in airport construction.  During my career I was privileged to do large projects at the World Trade Center, the United Nations, all of the New York/New Jersey Airports, hospitals, New York University, railroad work, and the list goes on.  I also designed and built many residential and commercial projects.

After I obtained my Real Estate license I also obtained my Florida General Contractor’s license with the intent of providing to my customers sound advice regarding their purchase.  I also own and operate a Construction Management firm which specializes in customer representation and provides residential and commercial design-build services.

I believe it is important to participate and give back to the community.  I am President of my homeowners association,  Vice President of the St. Johns County Civic Association Roundtable,  a member of A1A Scenic and Historic Highway, serving as the Chair for the Traffic Advisory report, a member of North Shores Association of Vilano Beach, Vice President of Membership of the Women’s Council of Realtors. In order to better serve my customers I belong to both the St. Johns/St Augustine Board of Realtors and the Northeast Florida Board of Realtors.

My unsolicited customer testimonials speak for themselves.  I am humbled by the fact that my customers think so highly of me and I remain dedicated to working hard to maintain my reputation and integrity. 
My personal life has always been guided by this one statement, shared with me by my Mentor many years ago;

“I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good thing, therefore, that I can do or any kindness I can show to any fellow human being let me do it now. Let me not defer nor neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again."    Étienne de Grellet du Mabillier, aka Stephen Grellet

Please allow me to bring all of my experience and my dedication to paying attention to the details of your transaction, to helping you with the sale or purchase of your new home.





St. Augustine FL Real Estate

St. Augustine is the oldest city in America and was founded by the Spanish in 1565. The city of St. Augustine was founded by the Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés on September 8, 1565. Menéndez first sighted land on August 28, the feast day of Augustine of Hippo, and consequently named the settlement San Agustín. 

In 1586 St. Augustine was attacked and burned by Sir Francis Drake. In 1668 it was plundered by pirates and most of the inhabitants were killed. In 1702 and 1740 it was unsuccessfully attacked by British forces from their new colonies in the Carolinas and Georgia.

In 1763, the Treaty of Paris ended the French and Indian War and gave Florida and St. Augustine to the British, an acquisition the British had been unable to take by force and keep due to the strong fort there. St. Augustine came under British rule and served as a Loyalist colony during the American Revolutionary War.

The Treaty of Paris in 1783 gave the American colonies north of Florida their independence, and ceded Florida to Spain in recognition of Spanish efforts on behalf of the American colonies during the war. Florida was under Spanish control again from 1784 to 1821.

The expanding United States, however, regarded Florida as vital to its interests. In 1821, the Adams-Onís Treaty peaceably turned the Spanish colonies in Florida and, with them, St. Augustine, over to the United States. Florida was a United States territory until 1845 when it became a U.S. state. 

Spanish Colonial era buildings, still existing in the city, include the fortress Castillo de San Marcos. The fortress successfully repelled the British attacks of the 18th century, served as a prison for the Native American leader Osceola in 1837, and was occupied by Union troops during the American Civil War. It was removed from the Army's active duty rolls in 1900 after 205 years of service under five different flags. It is now the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

In the late 19th century, the railroad came to town, and led by northeastern industrialist Henry Flagler, St. Augustine became a winter resort for the very wealthy. A number of mansions and palatial grand hotels of this era still exist, some converted to other use, such as housing parts of Flagler College and museums.

The city is a popular tourist attraction, for the rich Spanish Colonial Revival Style architectural heritage as well as elite 19th century architecture. The city is also one terminus of the Old Spanish Trail, which in the 1920's linked St. Augustine, Florida, to San Diego, California with 3000 miles of roadways.

People come from all the over the world to vacation at Saint Augustine’s beachfront, as well as visit the renowned St. Augustine Lighthouse, famous St. George Street (St. Augustine’s historic pedestrian shopping mall), where you will find the oldest home and oldest school house in America.  There is sea kayaking, deep sea fishing, and diving for outdoors types, as well as kite surfing at Anastasia Island State Park.

Golfers will find links designed by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer at the nearby World Golf Village resort, and additional locally famous courses at Palencia and Marsh Creek Country Clubs pleasant and challenging diversions.

Lastly, any discussion of the St. Augustine experience would be incomplete without mentioning its myriad dining possibilities. Many fine restaurants grace the city, most notably the luxurious food offerings at 95 Cordova, the elegant bistro dining at Cortessi’s, and Cap’s, located on the water and known for its fresh-from-the-ocean seafood. 

Yearly events, which draw people from all over the world, include the Players Championship TPC at Sawgrass in May, the Lighthouse Festival, which takes place in March every year, the Colonial Folk Arts and Crafts Festival in October, and in November and December the Old City is decorated for the Nights of Lights Festival.

There are many wonderful homes in this area, but you need a local market expert to help you. Watson Realty Corp is a locally owned company with nearly 50 years experience selling homes in the area. Call the Watson experts at 800-257-5143


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