Month: May 2011

Fishing, Boating, Hunting and Wildlife Viewing in Florida

Beaches and sunshine are not the only great things Florida offers to residents and visitors; outdoor activities that promote health and well-being also abound in the state. You can fish, boat, hunt and view wildlife, and enjoy what nature has bestowed on the state of Florida. Fishing in Florida Florida claims to be the fishing capital of the world, as…

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Another Florida Beach Tops Dr. Beach 2011 Best Beaches List

Florida can expect more visitors this spring break and summer, as the great media attention captured by Siesta Beach in Sarasota, Florida as Number 1 on Dr. Beach’s annual Top Ten Beaches list will no doubt help other Florida beaches. Siesta Beach claims that its sand is the whitest and finest in the world and many agree because its sand…

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Nearly 36 Percent Discount for Buyers of Bank Owned Homes in Florida

Bank owned homes in Florida are popular to owner-buyers and investors largely because of their prices. Buyers who couldn’t afford to buy a home during the boom years can now choose from a lot of lower-priced houses. Investors who have lots of cash and strong relations with financiers have figured out that their money can earn more if they buy…

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Florida Sunshine and Its Health Benefits

There’s sunshine where you are and there’s also sunshine where I am, but the sunshine in Florida is deemed to be much more enjoyable, as its beautiful beaches and lakes heightens the pleasure. It’s one of the reasons why a huge number of people in other U.S. states target Florida as their destination during the spring break. Sunshine is also…

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Sales of Tampa Homes Pushed Up by Cash Buying and Seller Financing

The banks are not approving many home loan applications, so prospective home buyers are resorting to seller financing and investors are producing cash to be able to snap up deeply discounted beautiful Tampa homes. According to a study by online real estate services provider Trulia and the National Association of Realtors’ subsidiary Realtors Property Resource, the use of seller financing…

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Florida Homes for Sale Snapped Up by Foreign Buyers

Nearly one-third of all existing homes sold to foreign buyers in the first quarter of 2011 were homes in Florida, according to the National Association of Realtors’ report on international home buying activity in 2011. Of the total sales, 31 percent were Florida homes for sale. Over the 12-month period ended March 2011, about $41 billion worth of U.S. homes…

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Low Home Prices — Bonanza for First Time Home Buyers and Investors

While low home prices are a bane to sellers, builders and homeowners, these deeply discounted prices represent blessings to first time home buyers, young buyers and investors. First time home buyers have been receiving windfalls since 2009 when the tax credit incentive program was implemented to encourage them to buy. Aside from this incentive, a number of them also enjoyed…

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Tampa Commercial Real Estate Getting Vibrant Again

More vacant Tampa commercial real estate properties are getting occupied. This is a good sign. According to Cushman and Wakefield, a global commercial real estate consulting firm founded in 1917, the industrial real estate  market in the Tampa Bay area is showing improvements because of positive employment growth rates since October last year. The overall vacancy rate in the industrial…

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Florida Bank-Owned Homes — More Units for Owner-Buyers and Investors

There are more Florida bank-owned homes for investors and owner-buyers to explore. Aside from the existing inventory of home foreclosures across the state, a total of 17,592 units were added to the combined total of bank-owned residential properties in the first quarter of this year. Florida was third among U.S. states in number of repossessed homes during the quarter, accounting…

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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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Wells Fargo Cites Employment Growth in Florida

Florida is expected to continue recovering this year, as tourism and health care continue to surge and as employment improves. According to a Wells Fargo Securities economist, there are a lot of good things happening in Florida, such as the drop in the unemployment rate and the increase in jobs. The economist also theorized that home prices have bottomed in…

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Buy Real Estate in Florida, the Third Best State for Business

Nurture your business dreams by buying real estate in Florida, cited by more than 500 CEOS across the U.S. as the third best state for business.  Florida moved up from its sixth ranking in 2010 to third place this year in the 2011 Chief Executive Group LLC survey, so there must be a surge in good things for businesspeople and…

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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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