Tampa Ranks Among Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers

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Do you have a client interested in buying their first home in Florida? First-time home buyers often want to live in an area with plenty to offer and Tampa may be their perfect city! From the incredible job opportunities and affordable homes to a wide variety of shopping, dining, recreation, and entertainment options available, Tampa is the perfect place for first-time buyers to call home.

Tampa’s superb city living recently even caught the attention of WalletHub who released their 2020 Best and Worst Cities for First-Time Home Buyers report, ranking Tampa as No.1 for large cities in the United States. Several factors including the real estate market, affordability, and overall quality of life resulted in this top ranking. Along with ranking No.1 overall, Tampa also placed No.1 in the real estate market category where factors like rent-to-price ratio, foreclosure rate, homes sold, and shared listings, went into play.

First-time home buyers are drawn to Tampa for its world-class beaches and endless options for fun. Homeowners in Tampa can enjoy convenient access to Anna Maria Island and Longboat Key for sunny beach days, or venture into the city and explore some of the popular local attractions. Tampa is known for its delicious dining options with eateries located within the city and along the water. The city also has an expanding craft beer scene and nightlife, as well as a variety of year-round events and entertainment opportunities to attend.

In addition to a wonderful Florida lifestyle full of sunshine, Tampa also offers incredible job opportunities to support it. Marine electronics, marine sciences, financial services, tourism, and port jobs are some of the city’s biggest sectors providing jobs to a large portion of its residents. Major employers headquartered in Tampa include Bloomin’ Brands, Hillsborough County Public Schools, University of South Florida, Shriners International, and Tampa General Hospital.

If your client is searching for an affordable first-time home in Tampa, Highland Homes has a community for them! We are proud to build in six different communities in Tampa Bay, providing townhome and single-family homes priced from the low $200’s. Homes in these Tampa Bay communities offer up to 3,141 square feet with three to six bedrooms, open main living areas, gourmet kitchens, and relaxing owner’s suites. Private porches or lanais (per plan) extend the homes’ living space for outdoor enjoyment.

Is your client ready to own their first home in Tampa Bay? Tell them to contact our Tampa New Home Specialists at 863-797-4999 or visit www.highlandhomes.org to learn more.

Highland Homes has been building quality new homes in Orlando, Tampa Bay, Lakeland-Winter Haven, and beyond since 1996 and appreciates providing value to Florida REALTORS® and your clients. To discover the benefits of selling with Highland Homes and to pre-register your clients, visit www.HighlandHomes.org/Realtors

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