Category: Communities

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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Reasons Why Tampa Was Cited As One of 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

Why did Kiplinger cite Tampa as one of ten best cities to start a business? It’s mainly because of outstanding efforts by the city, local government agencies, local nonprofits, and private-public partnerships to help new business enterprises. And there are others. Here are reasons that Kiplinger cited as Tampa’s assets in encouraging people to start businesses, including reasons that have…

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City of Tampa Has Plenty to Be Happy About

There are lots of positive developments that should make residents of the city of Tampa happy amid discouraging news about the U.S. economy. Foreign investments, business relocations, company expansions, job creations, new home and existing home sales – all these and some more are getting done in Tampa. The city also is in many lists of Bests, making Tampa among…

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City of Tampa – One of 100 Best Cities for Young People

Families thinking of moving to Tampa, Florida will be glad to know that the city of Tampa, together with its county of Hillsborough, has been chosen as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in 2011 by America’s Promise Alliance in partnership with ING Foundation. The alliance, founded in 1997 under the leadership of General Colin Powell and…

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Tampa Fishing Piers and Boating Parks for Homebuyers

If you buy a Tampa home and live here, you’ll get Tampa fishing and boating privileges not available to residents of other states. First of all, you’re already here, so you don’t have to book a flight or reserve a hotel room to enjoy Tampa’s beautiful lakes and rivers. The Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough Bay, two bayous and the Gulf…

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Most Popular 55 Communities in Tampa, Florida

Adult communities, retirement communities or 55 communities in Tampa, Florida are much sought after by people, usually couples, nearing their retirement because of things that only Florida and a few other U.S. states can offer to retirees. Among these important things are Florida’s nearly all-year pleasant weather, mild winters, beautiful beaches, Disney parks, cruises from Port of Tampa, and McDill…

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Tampa Luxury Homes that Are Waterfront Homes

Waterfront homes make Tampa luxury homes much more desirable than other cities’ luxury homes. With Tampa’s ubiquitous lakes and Florida’s largest open-water estuary, Tampa Bay, developers have built gated master-planned communities around pristine lakes and wooded preserves or along the shores of Tampa Bay, giving homeowners magnificent views of nature as they wake up in the morning till they retire…

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Tampa Schools for Young Families Moving to Tampa

From preschool to college, you’ll have a lot of Tampa schools to choose from when your family moves to Tampa. There are at least 1,235 preschools to high schools spread out in the city of Tampa alone, with many of them rated 10 or 9 by GreatSchools.Org and rated excellent by parents and communities. Here are five examples of the…

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Buy Tampa Homes in the City’s Most Popular Neighborhoods

Look at Tampa homes in the most popular neighborhoods, as  reported by online real estate information providers Trulia and Zillow. According to Trulia, the most popular neighborhoods in Tampa based on online search by prospective homebuyers are the following, including their median sales prices: Old Seminole Heights  —  $62,000 Sun Bay South  —  $114,000 Tampa Palms  —  $99,950 Davis Islands …

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Moving to Tampa – Great Option for Families with School-Age Children

Are there good schools for our children? This is one of the most common questions parents with school-age children ask themselves when they’re deciding about relocating, whether moving to Tampa or to other cities. They ask whether the schools are accessible and have high ratings. For many parents with younger children, moving to neighborhoods with high-ranking school districts is important….

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Upsurge in Home Improvement and Remodeling Markets Bring Encouragement

Both the house remodeling and home improvement products sectors are reporting upticks in their activities, bringing encouragement to the generally struggling housing market. According to the National Association of Home Builders, its Remodeling Market Index rose to 46.5 in the first three months of this year, up from 41.5 in the previous quarter. Although the RMI score is still below…

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Home Builders with Energy-Efficient Homes in Tampa

More and more home builders are constructing houses in Tampa that lets you cut your utility bills. Energy-efficient homes are becoming the choice of most buyers, as these homes not only let them save money, but also enable them to help protect the Earth that we live in. There are a lot of ways by which homebuilders integrate energy-efficiency in…

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