Month: August 2011

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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Business and Job Openings Push Up Tampa Real Estate Market

The Tampa real estate market is alive as prospective home buyers continue to look at Tampa homes and as businesses continue to make capital investments and create more jobs for residents and migrants to Tampa. Here are items of good news for Tampa homeowners, prospective Tampa home buyers, investors and for those in other U.S. states who have been considering…

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New FHA Loan Limits for 669 Areas in Florida and Other U.S. States

Of the 3,234 areas in the U.S. where homes for sale can be purchased with FHA loans, 669 areas have been identified by the FHA for reduction of FHA loan limits starting October 1, 2011. This loan limit reduction was supposed to be implemented in January 2009, but it was delayed by Congress to enable home buyers to take advantage…

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Tampa Parks for Kayaking, Hiking, Biking, Fishing, Horseback Riding

Beautiful Tampa parks abound in the Tampa Bay area for people who love canoeing, kayaking. Committees in the area make sure that people are safe and the environment is protected while they enjoy the bounties that nature offers. The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation and the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation are continuously finding and implementing ways to…

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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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Prices of Existing Homes for Sale in Florida Cities in 2Q

A number of Florida cities bucked the national trend of declining home prices and showed increases in the prices of existing homes for sale in Florida the second quarter, based on reports from the National Association of Realtors and from Fiserv. Of the 151 metro residential real estate markets monitored by NAR, only 41 areas posted increases in existing home…

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Tampa Homes — Home Loan Programs for First Time Home Buyers

Are there other home ownership assistance programs for first time home buyers in Tampa aside from the US government’s first time homebuyer tax credit program which has long expired? Yes, there are other programs, although they’re not as clear-cut or as readily available as the expired tax credit program. But if you’re resourceful and your income is at a level…

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Tampa Real Estate Market Still a Buyer’s Market

With an Altos Market Action Index of 18.92, the Tampa real estate market is still a gold mine for investors, first time home buyers and homeowners looking for a second home. The 18.92 Altos index means that Tampa is well below the index of 30, the level at which the market is deemed to be balanced or to be either…

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Home Buying Findings in Florida — Hints for Home Buyers, Sellers, Realtors

Most prospective home buyers in Florida used the Internet to look for homes, but eventually they turned to real estate agents to finally buy the homes they wanted, according to a study of home buyers and sellers in 2010 by the National Association of Realtors. Here are several findings from the NAR study in Florida which can be considered by…

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