Month: July 2016

Top Schools in Pasco County, based on Florida School Grades

Here are the Top 30 Schools in Pasco County, based on the school grades and total points released by the Florida Department of Education in July 2016. The department released school grades for more than 3,000 elementary, high, middle and combination schools across the state, using a grading system based on the Florida Standards Assessment. The school grading system considered…

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Tampa Has More Pet-Friendly Listings Than St. Petersburg and Clearwater

In Zumper’s ranking of the Most Pet Friendly Cities in the U.S. for the year 2016, St. Petersburg was No. 1 and Tampa was No. 5. Zumper, an apartment and house rental website, said that it used three measures to rank 95 U.S. cities: – Percentage of Zumper listings – Cost of dog and cat insurance premiums and number of veterinarians, pet…

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$200K-$250K Tampa Homes Still the Most Popular

Ever since we started looking at the most popular Tampa home price ranges in the past few years, we have been noticing that the $200,000 to $249,999 Tampa homes are still the most popular among Tampa home buyers, based on the Market Report feature of My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service. Over the first 6 months of 2016, from Jan…

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Tampa Bay Real Estate Listings — 10-Year Impact on Home Prices

TAMPA BAY real estate listings have been dropping in number since the second half of 2009, the year after the housing mortgage crisis that caused the US Recession of December 2007 – June 2009. The drop has pushed up sale prices, shortened the stay of properties on the market, and persuaded prospective home sellers to finally come out and list their…

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Top Schools in Hillsborough County, based on Florida School Grades

Here are the Top 51 Schools in Hillsborough County, based on the school grades released by the Florida Department of Education in July 2016.  The department released school grades for more than 3,000 schools across the state, using a grading system based on the Florida Standards Assessment. The school grading system considered student achievements and learning gains in the English Language, Mathematics,…

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Ruskin and Riverview Among 14 Best Places in Florida to Raise a Family

RUSKIN and RIVERVIEW, just 12 miles apart, are among the 100 best cities in Florida to raise a family, according to Niche.com, a website that focuses on rankings and reviews of cities, neighborhoods, colleges and K-12 schools. Niche.com was formerly called College Prowler, founded by an entrepreneurship student of Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. To rank places, Niche.com…

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