Month: November 2011

$200K-$250K Homes for Sale in Tampa Are the Most Popular

Homes for sale in Tampa within the $200,000 to $250,000 price range were the most popular among owner-buyers in Tampa in October and in most other months this year, according to charts released by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR). This price range peaked in popularity in August with 164 units sold, about 15 percent more than the second…

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Tampa Florida Real Estate Market Surpassing Expectations

The Tampa Florida real estate market has been proving to be among the strongest housing markets in the country. Several reports from the National Association of Realtors, Altos Research, the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR) and other research firms show increases in home sales and sales prices and drops in inventory over the past months. In the GTAR charts,…

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Top 5 Things Your Realtor Should Be Knowledgeable About

Most homebuyers want a friendly, warm, pleasant, experienced realtor to help them in their home search and eventual purchase of a home. They want to have positive vibes when they’re looking at houses. They want to feel good. There’s one trait, however, that homebuyers need to consider at par with the other major factors when choosing a realtor, and it’s…

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City of Tampa Has Plenty to Be Happy About

There are lots of positive developments that should make residents of the city of Tampa happy amid discouraging news about the U.S. economy. Foreign investments, business relocations, company expansions, job creations, new home and existing home sales – all these and some more are getting done in Tampa. The city also is in many lists of Bests, making Tampa among…

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Tampa Bay Real Estate Market Benefits from Surge in Foreign Investment

The 21-percent growth in foreign investment in the Tampa Bay area over the past two years has been among the stronger factors pushing up the Tampa Bay real estate market despite local and national economic difficulties. Recent data released by the National Association of Realtors, local realtor associations and real estate research firms showed that sales of Tampa homes to…

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Recent Business Developments Energize Tampa Real Estate Market

Business developments in recent months have been helping perk up the Tampa real estate market. As more people move to Tampa to pursue their jobs and as more residents gain better jobs from expanding companies, more Tampa homes are getting sold. Tampa has been among cities where builders and homeowners continue to sell new and existing homes despite the country’s…

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City of Tampa – One of 100 Best Cities for Young People

Families thinking of moving to Tampa, Florida will be glad to know that the city of Tampa, together with its county of Hillsborough, has been chosen as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in 2011 by America’s Promise Alliance in partnership with ING Foundation. The alliance, founded in 1997 under the leadership of General Colin Powell and…

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Rising Starts by Tampa Bay Home Builders Energize Housing Market

The most recent data on housing starts by Tampa Bay home builders has been an encouragement to all real estate market participants in the Tampa area. Based on figures from Metrostudy, housing starts in the area surged to their highest level since the fourth quarter of 2008 when home starts fell sharply from 1,201 units in the previous quarter.  In…

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