Month: January 2012

7 Florida Master Planned Communities in 50 Top-Selling List

Seven Florida master planned communities made it to the 50 U.S. Top-Selling 2011 List published by John Burns Real Estate Consulting. One Florida community, The Villages, even topped the list with 2,307 units sold, more than doubling the sales total of the second-ranked community. Master planned communities are the prime choice of a lot of homebuyers because these offer live,…

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Lower Cost of Living Boosts Real Estate Tampa

Over the past months, more people have been buying a piece of real estate Tampa than other Florida real estate properties, as reported by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors and Florida Realtors. There are a lot of reasons for Tampa’s popularity among buyers, and among them is the lower cost of living in the Tampa area. In the ACCRA…

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Home Sales Data Showing U.S. Housing Market Improvement

The U.S. housing market has been showing improvements with the continued increase in sales of existing homes in December, based on data compiled by the National Association of Realtors. There are also other figures that are encouraging real estate market participants, such as inventory and sales trends. Increase in Existing Home Sales in December Nationwide, sales of existing homes increased…

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Florida Real Estate Market Flourished in November

With an 11-percent year-over-year increase in sales of existing single-family homes and condos, the Florida real estate market continued its recovery and growth in November. Sales of pre-owned single-family homes also increased in 17 of Florida’s 19 metro areas while sales of pre-owned condo units increased in 10 areas. A total of 12,993 existing homes were sold across Florida in…

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What Tampa Homes Can You Get With $200K to $250K?

At this price range of $200,000 to $250,000 — the most popular price range in many months among owner-buyers in Greater Tampa in 2011 — you can already take your pick from among Tampa homes that allows you resort-style living. Among others, these homes have all or some the following great features:   Views of a lovely lake or river…

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Tampa Homes — Both Sales Volume and Average Sales Price Rose in December

Both the sales volume and average sales price of Tampa homes increased in December 2011 month-over-month. Based on data released by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors, the total number of single-family homes, villas, townhomes, condos and co-ops sold in Greater Tampa in December 2011 was 1,756 units, an increase of 12.64 percent from the 1,559 units sold in November…

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More People Bought Tampa Condos Last November

Tampa condos remained popular among buyers in November 2011, based on data released by Florida Realtors. A total of 749 existing condo units in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area were sold, marking an increase of 8.4 percent from 691 units sold in November 2010. Across Florida, sales of existing condos also increased, with 5,590 existing units sold last November, marking a…

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Health Care Developments Good for Tampa Commercial Real Estate Sector

There are several major health care developments in Tampa that are helping energize the Tampa commercial real estate sector. Some are projects that are still in the planning stage and the others are either under construction or were completed in the last months of 2011. University of South Florida Rehabilitation Center and Morsani College of Medicine These two building projects…

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Welcoming 2012 with Great Tampa Real Estate Statistics

Starting the new year with happy thoughts about the Tampa real estate market is the way to go. Thoughts of a bountiful, healthy and happy 2012 coupled with goals and action plans will help in making this 2012 a better year than 2011 in terms of real estate sales. Here are some great Tampa Bay real estate statistics going into…

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