Month: September 2011

Investments Creating Jobs, Boosting the Tampa Real Estate Market

Investments continue to pour into Tampa despite the general feeling of economic uncertainly nationwide, giving a boost to the Tampa real estate and jobs sectors. As business expansion means an increased demand for commercial real estate, job creation means an increased demand for residential real estate. Here are some of the most recent investments and business projects in Tampa, increasing…

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USF Programs Boost Demand for Tampa Homes for Sale

The University of South Florida (USF) is one of the top public research universities in the nation. It sits on nearly 10 million square feet of land, managing its educational programs in 253 buildings. In 2010, the USF system awarded nearly 11,000 degrees, specifically 7,863 bachelor degrees, 2,526 master degrees, 243 research doctoral degrees, 156 professional doctoral degrees and 17…

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Big Discounts for Florida Bank Owned Homes

Potential buyers of Florida bank owned homes, such as: Parents of University of South Florida students Veterans, military retirees and reserve personnel who like to be near McDill Air Force Base Adults preparing for retirement free from the back-breaking task of snow shovelling Artists looking a place where the cosmopolitan meets the rural and where art abounds in nature, historic…

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Florida Homes for Sale – Among Most Popular in 2Q

Florida was one of only six U.S. states which posted an increase in seasonally adjusted annual sales of existing single-family homes, apartment condos and coops in the second quarter of this year. This means that Florida homes for sale are still among the most popular among buyers and investors. The six states which posted a year-over-year increase in their seasonally…

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Drop in Tampa Home Prices Not As Big As in Other Cities

Of the 160 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) listed by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, about 130 MSAs experienced a drop in the prices of existing single-family homes in the second quarter this year. Amid these price drops, Tampa home prices held tight and did not drop considerably as other cities’ house prices. The median sales price for single-family…

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MacDill Air Force Base Adding Value to Tampa Real Estate

The estimated $5 billion being pumped yearly by MacDill Air Force Base into the economy of Tampa, Florida and surrounding areas is not the only good thing arising from the air base’s presence in the city. The air base is also making Tampa real estate more desirable and valuable as active military personnel and military retirees acquire homes in the…

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Tampa Real Estate Market Benefits from Business Travel

The continued strength of business travel to Tampa isn’t only helping boost the earnings of hotels, restaurants, car rentals and entertainment in the city; it’s also helping push up the value of Tampa real estate, both commercial and residential. Hundreds and thousands of dollars that corporate executives spend in Tampa as they complete their mission help in pushing the city’s…

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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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Gains by Title Insurance Companies Show Vibrancy of Florida Real Estate Market

The substantial gains in premiums by title insurance companies in Florida in the second quarter this year is one indication that the Florida real estate market is not only surviving but slowly getting back to its previously vibrant status. Based on data compiled by the American Land Title Association (ALTA), the total premium collections by title insurance companies in Florida…

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