Month: January 2013

15% of Florida Houses Sold in December Were Tampa Bay Homes

Tampa Bay homes accounted for 15% of the 26,501 single family homes, townhouses and condos sold across Florida in December 2012, based on residential real estate data from the real estate association Florida Realtors. Among the metropolitan areas tracked by Florida Realtors, the Tampa Bay real estate market was second in number of all types of homes sold. A total…

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Affordability of Tampa Bay Homes Pushing Up Region’s Popularity

It’s not only the nice weather,  beaches and theme parks that attract people to the  Tampa Bay  area;  it’s also the availability of cheaper  Tampa Bay homes. They are not also cheaper;  they are also beautiful, and many are in waterfront areas,  golf and conservation developments,  and resort-like retirement communities. The Tampa Bay’s median sales price for existing single-family homes…

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Prices of Tampa Homes Rose from Month to Month in 2012

Average Sale Price The average sale price of  Tampa homes  increased from month to month in 2012,  except for three months, based on data from the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR).  From January 2012 to November 2012, the average sale price dropped only in January,  July and September. In November 2012,  the average sale price for all types of…

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Selling Your Home? Highlight 10 Things That Many Homebuyers Want

As a home seller, you will attract more inquiries if you highlight things that most homebuyers want in your online listings, flyers and emails. What do homebuyers want? Obviously, homebuyers differ in their preferences, as people have different circumstances and needs. Some put access to good schools as their number one criterion if they have school-age children. Others prioritize access…

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Hillsborough County — Top Southwest Florida Real Estate Market

In the first ten months of the year 2012, Hillsborough County, where Tampa is located, was the top-selling county in the Central West and Southwest Florida real estate markets.  A total of 15,202 Hillsborough homes were sold over the 10-month period from January to October 2012, representing nearly 16% of the Southwest and Central West Florida’s total home sales over…

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