Month: February 2013

Top 25 Elementary Schools in the Tampa Area

One major factor influencing the home purchase decisions of buyers with young children is the presence of good elementary schools in the community.   Many of these buyers start their home search by exploring elementary schools  first before looking at homes. Here are the top 25 elementary schools in Hillsborough County, where the city of Tampa is located, based on…

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Downtown Developments Expected to Boost Tampa Home Sales

Improvements and developments continue to energize downtown Tampa.  These certainly are pushing growth in the business sector, creating new job opportunities, propelling employee relocations and increasing volumes of Tampa home sales. Some of the more significant development projects in January and February 2013 in downtown Tampa are the following: Restoration of 101-Year-Old Federal Courthouse, Conversion into Le Meridien Hotel The…

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Business Expansion Efforts Boosting the Tampa Home Market

Business expansion efforts are certainly helping the Tampa home market.  More Tampa employees mean more people looking for Tampa homes.  More professionals moving up the career ladder mean more people deciding to buy bigger homes for their growing families. Here are recent  business expansion  efforts in the Tampa Bay region: Xcelience is looking for more space to accommodate its rapid…

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4 Home Products That Won Awards at the 2013 International Builder’s Show

Four home products won Best of IBS awards at the International Builder’s Show held by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in Las Vegas, Nevada in January 2013, with one product winning two awards. These products were chosen for their excellence in functionality, design and innovation. More than 900 exhibitors representing various facets of the home building industry participated…

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Florida Real Estate Market in December: 7 Counties Had 4-Digit Sales

Seven counties energized the Florida real estate market in December, each surpassing the 1,400-unit level, with Broward County selling a total of 2,599 single-family homes, townhomes and condos, the highest number of closed sales among the state’s 67 counties. The seven counties contributed a sales total of 13,298 units, accounting for 50.2 percent of Florida’s total residential sales in December…

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