Month: July 2013

Breakthrough in Tampa Bay Home Price: 5-Year Record High

The average Tampa Bay home price in June broke through the $200,000 level for the first time since September 2008 and became the highest average sale price in the Tampa region in nearly five years.  The last $200,000-and-above average sale price in the  Tampa Bay real estate market  was registered in September 2008, when the average home price was $205,013….

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Homes for Sale in Tampa Bay Most Popular in Central Florida

The Tampa Bay real estate market has been the most robust in the first five months of 2013 in Central Florida.  A total of 8,364 homes for sale in Tampa Bay were sold over the period from January to May 2013, based on data from My Florida Regional MLS. These homes transferred nearly $1.6 billion from buyers to sellers, with an average sale price of…

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Tampa Is 6th Smartest US City

For those of you with plans of relocating to Tampa, it will surely please you to know that Tampa is one smart city, and not only a smart city,  but considered by Movoto as the 6th Smartest City in the U.S. The ranking is not just by some analysts’ perceptions,  but based on six criteria,  namely universities and colleges per…

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Florida Real Estate Still the Favorite of International Home Buyers

Most international home buyers still prefer Florida real estate properties,  based on a study by the National Association of Realtors (NAR) of international home buying activities over the one-year period ended March 2013. NAR said that over the one-year period ended March 2013,  Florida real estate accounted for 23% of all international sales across the U.S.  That’s almost one-fourth of…

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