Month: August 2013

Florida — Most Innovative State in the U.S.

Fast Company magazine has recognized Florida as the Most Innovative State in  the country for the year 2013 mainly because of significant increases in entrepreneurs, start-ups and investors in  Florida.  Fast Company based its ranking on statistics on newly launched private businesses, Kauffman Index of  Entrepreneurial Activity, job creation by new businesses, and Startup America and Fundable performances. Florida  ranked…

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Florida Real Estate Still Topping International Home Sales

A big number of international buyers of properties in the U.S. still favor Florida real estate. In fact, based on percentage of international buyers, Florida has been receiving the biggest share of US properties bought by international buyers over the years. Florida’s weather, beaches, tourist attractions, favorable tax policies, and affordable home prices are still attracting hordes of buyers worldwide….

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Building Permits for Tampa Bay Homes Grew by 58%

The number of building permits to construct Tampa Bay homes shot up over the year in the first half of 2013, based on data released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). For the first 6 months of 2013, home builders filed for and received 4,380 permits for single family homes, registering an increase of 58% over 2,770 permits…

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Cash Sales of Tampa Bay Homes Shooting Up

More and more buyers are snapping up Tampa Bay homes with cash, based on data released by Florida Realtors. From just about 800 cash sales of single family homes in Hillsborough County in the second quarter of 2010, cash sales have shot up to 1,926 units in the second quarter of 2013. Similarly, from cash sales of 585 condos and…

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