Category: Communities

Top Ten Florida Counties Based on Housing-Related Indicators

Here are several rankings showing the top ten Florida counties in terms of several indicators related to housing, based on charts published online by the Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse.  Population, median income, homeownership rate and the like are factors that influence the performance of the  Florida real estate market  and the direction of the larger residential construction industry. Hillsborough County,…

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Recent Business Developments Boost Tampa Bay’s Real Estate Market

Recent business expansion endeavors in Hillsborough County are expected to further boost the already fast recovering  Tampa Bay real estate market.  Home prices have been rising again, properties are not staying long on the market, sellers are getting pleasantly overwhelmed by purchase offers, and buyers are paying nearly 100% of what the sellers are asking. Here are some of the…

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2013 Showcase Tampa Bay Home Builder Is David Weekly Homes

David Weekly Homes has been chosen as the Showcase Home Builder of the Tampa Bay Builder’s Association for the year 2013.  David Weekly Homes, founded in 1976, is one of the country’s largest  homebuilders,  having built more than 70,000 new homes in new communities in 16 cities across the U.S., including Houston, Denver, Orlando, Atlanta, Phoenix and Tampa. This homebuilder…

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Top 20 High Schools in the Tampa Area

Families with young children give priority to access to good schools when they look for homes to buy.  Indeed, the presence of good public schools enhances the value of residential real estate developments. In the Tampa area, families have a lot of school options, as there are a good number of top-performing public schools in Hillsborough County. Here are the…

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Top 25 Elementary Schools in the Tampa Area

One major factor influencing the home purchase decisions of buyers with young children is the presence of good elementary schools in the community.   Many of these buyers start their home search by exploring elementary schools  first before looking at homes. Here are the top 25 elementary schools in Hillsborough County, where the city of Tampa is located, based on…

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Priciest Tampa Bay Real Estate Markets in June

Tampa Bay real estate prices continued to increase in June due to the diminishing supply of available homes for sale. In the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area, the median price for homes sold in June 2012 increased over the year by 7% to $133,800 and the average price for home sold rose over the year by 7.7% to $184,282. Home sellers…

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Homes for Sale in New Tampa Are Top Sellers

Home sales data in Hillsborough County from March to June 2012 showed that homes for sale in New Tampa continued to be the best selling properties in the county.  Data from the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR) showed that New Tampa surpassed all other communities in the county in sales of single-family homes, condos and townhomes. In June, a…

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Apollo Beach Homes Getting Pricier

Over the four-month period from March to June 2012, the median sales price for Apollo Beach homes have increased significantly from $192,000 in March to $234,950 in June.  That’s a jump of 22.37%! These figures refer to sales of single-family homes, condos and townhomes,  as compiled by the Florida Realtors organization. The pace by which the median home sales price…

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Florida Counties with Biggest Home Sales in 4-Month Period

Ten Florida counties continue to top others in home sales, based on data compiled by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR). Over the period from March 2012, when GTAR started publishing homes sales by county on its website, to June 2012, the most recent data released, ten counties sustained their dominance in home sales over 57 other counties in…

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4 Most Expensive Homes for Sale in Tampa Bay Area as of May 2012

The four most expensive homes for sale as of May 2012 in the Tampa Bay area — in the counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco — have easy access to water. Three of them are on the Intracoastal Waters that have access to the Gulf of Mexico and the fourth one is near lakes. These are the four most expensive…

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Top 5 Reasons Why FishHawk Ranch in Tampa Area Is a Top-Selling Community in the U.S.

The FishHawk Ranch in Lithia, which is just 25 minutes to downtown Tampa, was the 26th top-selling master planned community in the entire U.S. in 2011, based on data published by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. Newland Communities, the developer of FishHawk, sold 229 units in this community in 2011. Master planned communities are large-scale real estate developments that offer…

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Which Is Better for the Country – Home Loan Assistance or Job Creation?

President Barack Obama says that his new plan of reducing home loan rates will help underwater but non-delinquent homeowners through a more affordable and easier loan refinancing program. Republicans, however, say that Obama’s plan is not very different from previous housing rescue programs that largely failed. They insist that what the country needs is a massive job creation program, which…

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7 Florida Master Planned Communities in 50 Top-Selling List

Seven Florida master planned communities made it to the 50 U.S. Top-Selling 2011 List published by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. One Florida community, The Villages, even topped the list with 2,307 units sold, more than doubling the sales total of the second-ranked community. Master planned communities are the prime choice of a lot of homebuyers because these offer live,…

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