tampa real estate: TOP 10 REASONS TO CALL TAMPA BAY AND THE BEACHES HOME - 04/19/21 12:54 PM
Even before the pandemic swept in on the country, people from the Northeast and West Coast have been relocating to Tampa Bay. Tempted by the warm sunshine almost 250 days a year, dazzling sandy beaches, and too many outdoor activities to count, Tampa is a serious contender for anyone looking for a permanent change in lifestyle.
As many of us now are working remotely and have the flexibility to work from anywhere, it no longer makes sense to live in a high-priced, cold-weather state if you don’t have to. Tampa is one of the go-to places for anyone searching for more … (1 comments)

tampa real estate: Navigating the New Home Construction Process - 02/04/21 09:58 AM
 4 Helpful Tips When Buying Your New Home 
New construction homes come with countless perks! The process is more straightforward than traditional home buying and everything is brand new as well as customizable! Buying new has skyrocketed in popularity in the past year around Tampa Bay. Low home inventory has led homebuyers to forgo the competitive resale market and choose to buy and build in new communities.
Although new construction homes have many perks, there are a few things you should do during the process to make the most out of your new home and avoid costly mistakes.
Shop Around with Your Real Estate … (0 comments)

tampa real estate: 2020’s Effects on Tampa Bay Real Estate - 12/29/20 12:38 PM
A Reflection on How the Unprecedented Events of 2020 Changed Our Real Estate Market
If someone told us in 2019 what was to happen the following year, we would not have believed them. From second graders learning through Zoom to one-way arrows in supermarket aisles, all aspects of our everyday lives have been impacted. The lockdowns in early spring especially affected those in the service industry. Restaurants relied on curbside pick up and hotels adopted new cleaning processes and precautions.
The real estate industry was no different. Masks, gloves, and sometimes shoe … (1 comments)

tampa real estate: The Amazing Benefits of the VA Loan Program - 12/03/20 12:54 PM
Unbeatable Perks that Help Our Veterans Purchase their Dream Home
The VA Loan Program is one of the best mortgage options out there. VA Loans are designed to make homeownership affordable for veterans and active-duty military members. There are millions of veterans and service members that are eligible, but only a few use their benefit. If you qualify for this type of loan, here are a few reasons to take advantage now! 
VA Loans are relatively easy to qualify for.
VA Loans are backed and guaranteed by the U.S Government. Because there is less risk involved for the bank, there is a higher chance … (0 comments)

tampa real estate: Signs You Should Consider Purchasing a House - 10/30/20 10:38 AM
Benefits of Homeownership Outweigh the Pros of Renting
Making the decision to buy a home can be a daunting one. Many people rule out purchasing a house, as it can feel intimidating and they don’t think they qualify. In reality, many renters have the qualifications and ability to become homeowners. It is a major financial decision but is also extremely rewarding and empowering to be able to own where you live. Here are 4 signs you may want to consider becoming a homeowner.
You love where you live and plan to stay for a while.
Renting is great for people that are new … (1 comments)

tampa real estate: Florida Real Estate Sales Double Compared to Last Year - 09/25/20 12:39 PM
When Florida comes to mind, many used to think of a vacation spot or a place to eventually retire. This has all changed over time, but especially in 2020. Florida has become one of the hottest places to relocate due to the Coronavirus. According to the Daily Mail, around 950 people move to the Sunshine State each day. According to a Douglas Elliman August report, new contracts for single-family homes and condominiums continued to rise in Pinellas and Hillsborough County — after having doubled in July.
The Coronavirus lockdown resulted in many people reflecting on their lifestyles, especially work from home orders … (0 comments)

tampa real estate: How the 2020 Pandemic is Affecting Homebuying Trends - 09/04/20 12:49 PM
Buyer Preferences Shift as COVID Changes Our Daily Lives
After months of lockdown, many homebuyers are rethinking what they want in their next home. Although the pandemic will not continue forever, it will have some long-term effects on our lifestyles and how we feel about public gatherings. During the quarantine, many people’s homes became their office, gym, and restaurant. The changes we made to our lifestyles during this time have changed what we want out of our living spaces.
When restaurants closed, we were limited to our homes to indulge in some good food. Luckily, many local restaurants opted for takeout options, even … (1 comments)

tampa real estate: Are Low Mortgage Rates a Big Deal? - 08/31/20 10:42 AM
Homebuyers Take Advantage of Record Low Mortgage Rates
2020 has sent every industry on a rollercoaster, especially residential real estate. During the lockdown, sellers pulled their homes off the market and buyers postponed their showings. The economy cautiously reopened and pent up buyers were ready to resume their house hunt.
Besides the 6-foot distance rule and normalizing face masks, the pandemic brought on a major reduction in mortgage rates. When we say major, we mean major. The average rate for the past five years was 4.05%, right now you can get a mortgage rate as low as 2.6%. This is the lowest we … (0 comments)

tampa real estate: New Real Estate Development in Tampa Bay - 08/10/20 12:36 PM
A Look into Tampa's Growing Neighborhoods in 2020
In the past few years, we have watched the once sleepy bay area transform into a vibrant city with pockets of lively neighborhoods. A variety of creative restaurants and rooftop bars emerged as well as chic residential dwellings.
A billion-dollar investment from Bill Gates attracted technology and consulting companies like ConnectWise and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Multiple new Amazon facilities and the possibility of becoming the headquarters for Space Force is also sparking interest in the Tampa Bay Area. Many neighborhoods have been brought to life such as Channelside, Hyde Park, and the southernmost point at Tampa’s Marina … (0 comments)

tampa real estate: New Construction Homes vs. Resale Homes - 07/31/20 01:43 PM
 Which home buying option is best for you?
Do you prefer the charm of a home with history or the idea of a bright and shiny untouched single-family home in a new community? One of the first decisions you will make as a homebuyer is whether new construction or resale home is for you and your family!
Below we explore a few pros and cons of both options. Remember that you’ll want to hire an experienced real estate agent that has experience with both scenarios to help guide you in making an informed decision. The best part? Your real estate professional will … (2 comments)

tampa real estate: Real Estate Pulse from Tampa Bay - 07/24/20 09:15 AM
New Home Sales on the Rise Due to Pandemic 
New stats have come in via LinkedIn that shows an interesting real estate market trend. New home sales have jumped a whopping 55% since last year. 
This is a HUGE increase! We are observing that more and more people are taking a preference towards less congested areas with their own living space. This is not only due to COVID and the lockdown, but many millennials have begun to settle down and have families. The mortgage rates also have increased buyer interest in homes of all types!  

New construction homes are gaining more … (1 comments)

tampa real estate: The Real Estate market is heating up! Inventory is on the rise. - 06/25/14 02:05 AM
May 2014 was a spectacular month for the real estate market throughout the nation. If you don’t feel like the market is recovering, here are some facts for you to consider.
1.    Total existing home sales, including completed transactions such as single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums, grew 4.9% to an annual rate of 4.89 million in May 2014. This gain is the highest increase since August 2011. Higher sales volume is a great sign for the market as buyers are being more confident. According to National Association of Realtors (NAR) chief economist, Lawrence Yun, “home buyers are benefiting from slower price … (1 comments)

tampa real estate: Real Estate Tips: When Your Home Won’t Sell… - 09/01/11 08:19 AM
We have seen a decrease in property values across the nation. Tampa Florida is no different, if a buyer purchased at the height of the market, they may not be able to sell the property for what is currently owed. This blog is to help let owners and sellers know what options they have to consider.
Revamp All Efforts to Sell House
The last thing you want to hear but the FIRST THING YOU SHOULD TRY is exhausting all efforts to get your home sold, relieving you of financial and legal responsibility.  Meet with a savvy and local real … (4 comments)

tampa real estate: Real Estate Facts: Tampa Bay Housing Prices on the Rise - 07/13/11 05:30 AM
We have been reporting about an interesting real estate trend in Tampa Bay. Real estate agents are pleasantly surprised that for months now that properties are moving, prices increasing, and finally the news is now reporting their findings, Tampa Bay homes prices are on the rise. The Tampa Bay real estate prices have risen or at least remained constant every month this year.
According to the St. Petersburg Times, the median selling price of single family homes (including conventional, foreclosures, and short sales) rose 18 percent from $107,500 to $127,000 from January 2011 until June 2011. This is a huge … (0 comments)

tampa real estate: Real Estate Tips: Home Staging - 06/30/11 09:06 AM
One of the most important elements of buying a home is imagining yourself and your stuff in it. The best way for sellers to help their prospective buyers have a good first impression and easily visualize themselves living there is setting up the home is staging. Home staging is the practice of setting up your home so it is aesthetically pleasing to buyers.
Looking at an article in the Realty Times, they brought up the best secrets to staging. Maybe you can try and apply these tips in your home:
1. Declutter
The first and sometimes hardest part of subjectively looking … (3 comments)

tampa real estate: Real Estate Statistics Greater Tampa Bay | Just the Facts! - 07/23/10 09:35 AM
June 2010 real estate statistics compiled by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors are in...  The news is positive for our local real estate market in Tampa, FL.  The number of properties that sold in June 2010 was at a phenomenal level of 2,069 - the best month for sales since December of 2006, the very peak of our market. 
The statistics provided by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors also showed the current inventory is at a multi-year low of only 13,514 homes, which translates to 6.5 months of inventory remaining. 
One of the factors influencing this was the number of … (0 comments)

tampa real estate: Tampa Bay: Real Estate for Everyone - 04/08/08 07:47 AM
As anyone here at SI can tell you, Tampa Bay has some of the best Real Estate properties you are likely to find anywhere. However, many people seem to overlook Tampa in favor of its famous cousin slightly to the east. Not this time though, in a recent article written for Turks.us World News, Vanessa Arellano Doctor explains exactly why the Tampa Bay area is such a wonderful place to live. Enjoy! "For those who are familiar with the communities around Tampa Bay, they would understand just how dynamic and culturally infused its real estate market truly is. When it comes … (0 comments)

tampa real estate: Tampa Condos Are Great Resource For Buyers and Tenants - 03/04/08 04:26 AM
Greetings!If you are familiar with Tampa Bay, you understand just how dynamic and culturally infused its real estate market really is. When it comes to different lifestyles, you name it...Tampa has it! With areas such as Hyde Park, Downtown, Channelside, New Tampa, Brandon, and Westshore, it is easy to find a place that compliments your unique style and personality.One of the joys of living in these areas is that the local culture and themes are captured in the condominiums that are home to the area's residents. Whether it is the sleek and stylish design of Grand Central Condominiums of Downtown Tampa, … (0 comments)

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