Month: December 2012

Firms Creating New Jobs, Helping the Tampa Real Estate Market

Nearly 19,000 new jobs were created across Florida from January to November 2012,  according to Enterprise Florida. Many of these jobs were created in Tampa,  enabling more people to shift from renting to owning or to move-up and energize the Tampa Bay real estate market. Below are some of the business enterprises that launched or expanded in the Tampa Bay…

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Highest Average Sale Price for Tampa Homes in 4 Years

In November 2012, the average sale price for Tampa homes reached $178,748 — its highest so far since December 2008 when the average sale price fell to $183,319 from the highs of $200,000 to $260,000 in 2007 and early 2008. After December 2008, the average sale price continued to fall significantly from month to month, falling to $160,662 in January…

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Cost of Living in Tampa Is Second Lowest in Florida

Come to Tampa.  Have a unique blend of the cosmopolitan and the rustic, and at the same time enjoy the second lowest cost of living indexes among 13 major metropolitan areas in Florida. Based on price data gathered and analyzed by the Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER) over the one-year period from the third quarter of 2011 to…

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$200K to $250K Best-Selling Tampa Homes for Past 9 Months

Tampa homes in the price range $200,000 to $249,999 were again the best sellers from January to October this year, based on data from the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors.  This is excluding properties sold for less than $50,000,  as these units are usually purchased in bulk by investors. Homes in the $200,000 to $249,999 price range accounted for 9.63 percent of…

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Available Tampa Homes for Sale Dropped 69% Over 5 Years

The demand for Tampa homes must be continuously shooting up because the number of homes for sale in Tampa has been continuously dropping since the last quarter of 2008.  From the all-time peak of 22,035 homes in May 2007 and from the 2008 peak of 21,541 homes in March 2008, the inventory started its continued descent in September 2008, dropping…

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