Month: June 2011

Florida’s Existing Homes Sector Performed Better than National Market

While the sales of existing homes dropped nationwide in May 2011 both over the year and over the month, sales of existing homes in Florida increased over the month. In May, a total of 17,228 pre-owned homes were sold, an increase of 3 percent from the 16,790 total in May last year. Sales of pre-owned condos also increased by 17…

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Ten Florida Cities Desired by International Home Buyers

Despite the U.S. housing meltdown, international home buyers are still interested in U.S. residential real estate, and among their most desired cities for real estate investments are ten Florida cities. According to international inquiries made on Trulia from January to March this year, among the top 24 favorite cities were the following 10 Florida cities: Cape Coral Miami Fort Lauderdale…

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Housing Affordability — Take Advantage of Affordable Homes

Nationwide, housing affordability is still at a high level. Prospective home buyers are still at the point in time that home prices are at their lowest levels in U.S. history, in relation to median income. In April this year, the housing affordability index as compiled by the National Association of Realtors is 184.9. What does this figure mean? It means…

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Things to Do in Tampa Bay in 2011

In addition to the lovely Tampa Bay beaches and sunshine, the area offers other things that you can do and enjoy in Tampa Bay as a guest, vacationer or a prospective home buyer. The fun things that are mentioned below are among the latest and are the ones scheduled or launched this month or the coming months. IDBF World Dragon…

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Tampa, 6 Other Florida Cities Voted Among Top 25 Favorite Arts Places

Seven Florida cities, including Tampa, made it to the American Style Magazine’s list of the Top 25 Favorite Arts Destinations in 2011. The cities, known for their arts museums, were among the top choices by readers of the magazine, which is on its 14th year of holding the annual readers’ poll. In the mid-sized cities category, Tampa was seventh in…

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