Month: October 2012

Tampa Is 8th Best City for Young People to Find Jobs

Professionals in the Tampa real estate market should continue learning about working with millennials, as the Tampa job market continues to attract young people.  Tampa has recently been cited as the 8th best city in the U.S. for millennials to find good jobs in 2012, based on a survey conducted by PayScale, a company that provides compensation information, research results and…

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Tampa Home Market in NAHB Improving Markets List

Continued business expansion and employee relocation are just two of several factors that again put the Tampa home market in the NAHB Improving Markets List for September 2012. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), in partnership with First American, analyzes improvements in housing permits, home prices and employment rates in metro markets across the U.S. for at least six…

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Buyers of $140K to $300K Tampa Homes Paid 97% of Asking Prices

Over the past 9 months, buyers of Tampa homes within the sales price range of $140,000 to $299,999 paid an average of 97% of the listing prices, based on data from the My Florida Regional MLS and the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR).  The sale-over-list-price of 97% was the highest average over the nine-month period. Here are the average…

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Tampa, the Only Florida City in Bloomberg’s 50 Best Cities 2012 List

Come to Tampa, the only Florida city included in Bloomberg Businessweek’s List of the 50 Best Cities in America for the year 2012. Tampa ranked 34th in the list, tying with Lincoln, Nebraska.  Compared with Tampa, Lincoln does not have a professional sports team and has only about half of the number of Tampa’s restaurants.  Lincoln however was recognized as…

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41 Florida Companies in INC. Magazine’s Top 500 List

Forty-one Florida companies made it to the TOP 500 Companies List of INC. magazine based on revenue growth over the three-year period from 2008 to 2011.  Florida also captured the No. 1 rank, with North Miami Beach, Florida-based Unified Payments posting the fastest growth pace. Unified grew over the period by 23,646%, a five-digit growth rate! The second-fastest-growing Florida company…

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Median Sales Prices for Florida Homes — 236 Zip Codes Surpassed $188,800

More than a quarter of zip codes in Florida posted in June 2012 a median sales price higher than $188,800, which was the median sales price for existing homes sold nationwide in the same month, based on data from the Florida Realtors and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Out of 915 Florida zip codes with active residential real estate…

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