Month: December 2010

Homebuilders Confident in the Growth of the Tampa Area

A lot of homebuilders are confident in the recovery and growth of Tampa and its surrounding areas, as the Tampa area was 17th in a ranking of the 50 most active metro statistical areas in home building for the first three quarters of 2010. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Tampa-Clearwater-St. Petersburg area issued more building permits for…

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5003 LANDSMAN AVE, TAMPA FL 33625

THIS IS IT!!! FABULOUSLY RENOVATED charming Carrollwood pool home complete with brand new appliances, cabinetry and granite counter top. Home is freshly painted, brand new flooring with diagonal 18″ tile on all living areas and laminate in all bedrooms. Open floor plan features a spacious kitchen and dinning and living area. Roof is newer. Enjoy private outdoor living and barbecues…

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Tampa Commercial Real Estate Price Attracted Housing Officials

The reduced price of a Tampa commercial real estate building attracted officials of the Tampa Housing Authority and pushed them to work out the purchase of the building despite opposition from the mayor of Tampa and another housing official. Earlier this month, the Tampa Housing Authority announced its commitment to buy the 64,000-square-foot 25-year-old building at 5301 W Cypress St….

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16046 GOLDEN LAKES DR. Wimauma, FL 33598

The popular Genova model is available and ready for you! Come enjoy this incredible, active adult community w/ close proximity to the quaint town of Apollo Beach, Gulfcoast beaches & the beautiful golf courses of Sun City. Enter in awe with the welcoming foyer, 13′ ceilings & 35k in upgrades. Adding to the enjoyment of entertaining are two eating areas…

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382 VENTURA DR., OLDSMAR, FL 34677

Move into this fabulous pool home situated in a paradise setting amidst nature and conservation. This spacious, well maintained home greets you with an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings in the entry and main great room. Kitchen features a breakfast area overlooking into the front conservation views from the bay window. Owners installed a front door retractable screen door…

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Sales of Existing Homes – Tampa Bay Performed Better than the State

Sales of existing homes in Tampa Bay increased by more than seven percent in November, performing better than Florida’s slight rise in sales. Based on a report from the Florida Realtors, a total of 2,060 existing homes in the Bay area were sold in November, up by 7.12 percent from 1,923 units in the previous month. Statewide, a total of…

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5 Great Headlines for Florida Real Estate Market

Over the past two months, at least five headlines are doing the Florida real estate market a great favor. These headlines are telling people what a great state Florida is and giving them the idea that buying real estate in Florida is great for one’s use or for investment. The five headlines helping Florida affirm people’s investment decisions are the…

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Florida Commercial Real Estate Favored by Executives

Florida commercial real estate is certainly in the eyes of corporate real estate executives across the nation. This is encouraging news to residents and businesses in Florida, particularly developers, investors and brokers in the commercial real estate industry. In the survey of corporate real estate executives conducted by Conway Data Inc.’s magazine “Site Selection” in October 2010, Florida ranked sixth…

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Why Some Real Estate Investors Are Buying Condo Conversions

With stories of investors losing their investments in apartment-to-condo conversions, one wonders why there are still a number of people investing in condo conversions. These buyers must be seeing something other people can’t see. Brokers who negotiated the sale of condo conversions recently in Florida said that investors bought the properties because of the following: They believe the residential real…

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FICO Score Needs to be Tweaked, According to NAR

As the FHA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mae and other lending institutions require higher FICO scores for mortgage approval or for lower loan rates, people particularly realtors, home sellers and potential homebuyers have become more concerned about how their FICO scores are really calculated. They are also becoming curious about why their scores are falling when they haven’t done anything to push down their…

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The Dream to Buy a Home Persists

Despite the adversities caused by the collapse of the housing market, most Americans still nurture the dream to buy a home, according to a national survey conducted by Fannie Mae in August and September this year. Even homeowners whose home values have deteriorated and renters who could not afford to buy a home despite the drop in prices still have…

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Sales of Tampa Luxury Homes Pushed Up by Improving Conditions

Sales of Tampa luxury homes have been improving since October as prices become more appealing to buyers. In October, a total of 192 million-dollar homes in the Tampa Bay area were sold, based on data from the Pinellas Realtor Organization. The number represented a 22-percent increase from the 157 units sold in October last year. One of the key factors…

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Who Have Been Buying Homes in the U.S. These Past Months?

If you know who your potential homebuyers are, then you would know how to look for them and how to tailor your website and other marketing techniques to attract them. You can learn about the demographics of homebuyers over the past months across the country from the National Association of Realtors which conducted its homeownership survey last July. It gathered…

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Tampa Surpassed Miami and Orlando in Brookings Recovery Ranking

The city of Tampa has been showing its strength in recovering from the recession. In a study of the economies of 150 cities worldwide before, during and after the so-called Great Recession, Tampa ranked 74th in terms of economic growth over the 2009 to 2010 period. This was a sharp improvement from its 120th ranking over the 2007 to 2010…

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Rise in Pending Sales of Existing Homes Gives Hope

There was a surge in the number of buyers who signed contracts to purchase existing homes in the U.S. in October compared to the previous month. This has given hope to a lot of people whose careers, livelihoods, investments and assets lie in the real estate sector. This means that homeownership is still a most pursued dream for many Americans…

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