Month: April 2016

International Homebuyers Put Tampa Bay Real Estate on Most Searched List

Among the country’s most popular metro real estate markets, the Tampa Bay real estate market is No. 8 in international online traffic, according to realtor.com’s latest international demand ranking for the year 2016. Ranking is based on three values: the number of listing views from international searchers, share of overall international traffic and propensity for traffic compared to the U.S….

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Real Estate Tax Ranking Shows Higher Values of Tampa Bay Homes

We always want lower real estate tax amounts, but on the other hand, we also understand that the higher our real estate taxes are, the higher the value of our properties. This ranking below of average real estate taxes in Florida’s 67 counties shows that Tampa Bay homes have among the highest values in the state of Florida. Average real…

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Most Homebuyers Have Energy Efficiency in Their Most-Wanted List

Of the nearly 4,000 home buyers recently surveyed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) for its homebuyer preferences research, 94 percent included Energy Star appliances in their list of most wanted home features or characteristics, and 91 percent listed Energy-Star rating for the whole house. Energy-Efficiency Features in Homebuyers’ Most-Wanted List Energy Star-rated appliances — 94% of respondents Energy Star…

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Greater Tampa is the Third Most Cost-Friendly Business Location in the U.S.

Among the 31 largest metro areas in the U.S., the Tampa metro area is the third most cost-friendly business location, according to the 2016 Competitive Alternatives study by tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP. These 31 metro areas have populations of 2 million or more. Greater TAMPA has a cost index of 94.6, more than five points below the baseline…

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