Month: December 2011

Reasons Why Tampa Was Cited As One of 10 Best Cities to Start a Business

Why did Kiplinger cite Tampa as one of ten best cities to start a business? It’s mainly because of outstanding efforts by the city, local government agencies, local nonprofits, and private-public partnerships to help new business enterprises. And there are others. Here are reasons that Kiplinger cited as Tampa’s assets in encouraging people to start businesses, including reasons that have…

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Tampa Bay Real Estate Market Is Most Searched Online Among Florida Metro Areas

Among 146 metropolitan areas in the U.S., the Tampa Bay real estate market is the seventh most searched online in November 2011, and in Florida, it is the most searched market, according to Realtor.com. It surpassed other well-known markets such as Miami and Orlando. Its seventh ranking nationwide was also an improvement from its eighth ranking in November 2010. An…

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5 Signs that U.S. Housing Market Is Ending 2011 on a High Note

Hopes are up that the U.S. housing market will do much better in 2012 despite continued home price reductions and foreclosure in certain local housing markets. Here are five indications that the national housing market is ending the year 2011 on a high note: Increase in buyer demand for homes for sale According to the HousingPulse survey by Campbell/Inside Mortgage…

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Tampa Real Estate Market Pursued by Arizona Home Builder Meritage Homes

Arizona homebuilder Meritage Homes not only cited the strength of the Tampa real estate market; it also acted to take advantage of it. In the first week of December 2011, it announced it will build energy-efficient homes in the Tampa area in the first months of 2012. This decision means that Meritage believes there are a lot of homebuyers looking…

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Tampa Condos in the $200k to $250K Price Range Are Among Most In Demand

Among the higher priced Tampa condos listed for sale in 2011, those in the $200K to $250K were the most popular, based on the November 2011 report released by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors. A total of 199 condo, townhouse and co-op units were sold over the period from January to November 2011, with the most number of units…

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Will the Republican National Convention Impact Tampa Real Estate Market?

Economic impact projections for the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa have highlighted the expected upsurge of customers for the area’s hotels, restaurants, taxicabs, buses, tourist attractions and small businesses such as photography, flower delivery and arts and crafts enterprises. Will the RNC also help push the Tampa real estate market? The convention will be held for four days in…

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4 Reasons Why Prospective Facebook IPO Millionaires Should Consider Investing in Real Estate

A Reuters report said that more than a thousand Facebook engineers, managers, salespeople and other employees will become millionaires once the planned Facebook IPO happens. It also said that those who joined Facebook in its early years will benefit the most, as they were given generous numbers of shares. Later, they and others who came after them were also given…

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Tampa Homes Are Best-Selling in Florida’s Existing Home Market

Data from realtor associations shows that Tampa homes are the most popular in Florida’s market for existing single-family homes. In October this year, a total of 2,207 existing single-family units were sold in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area, the best sales performance among Florida’s metro areas. It was not only in October that the Tampa area topped all other areas this…

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Tampa International Airport Boosts Tampa Bay Real Estate Market

The Tampa International Airport has been a great driver of positive developments in the Tampa Bay real estate market. Commercial and residential real estate sales have been directly and indirectly driven by the presence of the airport. Solstice Sleep Products Recently, Solstice Sleep Products, a Columbus, Ohio-based producer of mattresses and other sleep products, chose Tampa as a location for…

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