Month: April 2012

Tampa Real Estate Market — 5th Most Searched in the U.S.

Out of the 146 metro markets being tracked by realtor.com, which is the official website of the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the Tampa real estate market was again the fifth most searched metro property market in the U.S. in March 2012. Across Florida, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area was the most searched. Here are the 10 most searched metro markets…

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Tampa Is 4th Most Competitive City for Business, According to KPMG

Tampa is the fourth most competitive large city in the U.S. for business, according to the KPMG 2012 Competitive Alternatives Study. Tampa is ranked among cities with population of more than two million. Tampa has a cost index of 96.4, far below that of San Francisco, California which is 104.5. San Francisco is the most expensive city for business among…

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30 Highest Paying Jobs in Tampa and the Real Estate Market

As employment income is usually the source of money to pay home mortgage loans, it can be said that the 30 highest paying jobs in Tampa can significantly impact the Tampa Bay real estate market. If these thousands of highly-paid professionals or employees buy their first homes, sell their homes and buy a better one, or invest in one or…

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Tampa Area — 15th Fastest-Growing Metro Area in the U.S.

The Tampa-St.Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida metro area was the 15th fastest-growing metro area in the entire country over the one-year period from July 1, 2010 to July 1, 2011, based on population estimates published by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Tampa area’s population rose by 36,573, an increase of 1.3 percent from the July 2010 population of 2,788,151. Out of the 366…

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International Home Builders Show in Florida Highlights Home Designs for 2012

Home designs addressing the needs of families during these challenging economic times were highlighted in the international home builders show held in Orlando, Florida this February 2012.  Architects and builders used their creativity in improving home efficiency and in controlling costs without sacrificing aesthetics. Here are some home design trends seen on many of the homes that won Best in…

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