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Tampa Streetcar Free for 3 Years! Great for Channelside, Ybor City, Water Street

Take the Tampa streetcar and help reduce traffic congestion and make the air cleaner. You’ll also save on gas and parking fees! And become pleasantly surprised by Tampa sceneries you probably haven’t seen from your car. Rides are free for the next three years! Starting October 7, 2018.   What more? You’ll also help small businesses that could sprout along…

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Are People Moving to Tampa Because of Jobs or Location?

Do you think renters are moving to Tampa because they like the city? Or are they moving here only because it’s here that they got their desired jobs? Apartment List Inc. has just made a study precisely to answer this question. And they found out that the percentage of renters moving to Tampa to pursue jobs is just about the same…

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Irene Sandiego, Tampa4u Realtor — Past Home Sales

Past Home Sales of Irene Sandiego in the Tampa Bay Area Property Sold Date Sold Sold Price Represented Buyer/Seller 2820 Birchcreek Dr Zephyrhills, FL 33544 Jan 4, 2019 $185,000 Seller 9624 Carlsdale Dr Riverview, FL 33578 Dec 26, 2018 $133,000 Buyer 6012 Portsdale Pl Unit 102 Riverview, FL 33578 Dec 14, 2018 $81,000 Seller 11840 Cedarfield Dr Riverview, FL 33579…

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The Most Expensive Existing Condos for Sale in Tampa Are on Bayshore Blvd

Of the 373 existing condos for sale in Tampa, or more accurately, in Hillsborough County, the most expensive ones as of March 25, 2017 are on Bayshore Blvd, based on active listings on MyFlorida Regional MLS. The most expensive condo as of March 25 is listed at $2.795 million. It has more than 6,800 square feet of living space that occupies the entire…

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Builders Fulfill Homebuyers’ Desire for Large Open-Floor-Plan Homes

Homebuyers want large open-floor-plan homes, so builders give it to them. According to the National Association of Home Builders’ homebuyer preferences survey and studies of housing and construction data from the U.S. Census Bureau, 51% of homebuyers surveyed want homes with more than 2,000 square feet of living space and 44% want more than two bathrooms, and home builders have…

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It’s March! The Best Month for Tampa Home Sellers to List

There is a point in time in every selling season where home sellers in metro areas get the best price for their listings and sell the fastest, according to a Zillow analysis of home sales prices and listing dates. The study found that in 20 of the 24 largest metro areas in the US, the best month to list is…

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Compare the 4 Most Popular Low-Down-Payment Home Loans

Here are the 4 most popular low-down-payment home loan programs for people who have good credit and income documentation but don’t have enough savings for a bigger down payment. FHA Loan Fannie Mae LoanFreddie Mac Loan VA Loan USDA Loan Minimum Down Payment 3.5% 3% 0 0 Borrower Eligibility Must be active-duty military, reservist, national guard, veteran, current or surviving…

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More Tampa Bay Jobs, More Tampa Bay Real Estate Transactions

The creation of Tampa Bay jobs has been continuous since private and public institutions have intensified their efforts to work together to attract business people and companies to the Tampa Bay area. As more people get jobs  or relocate to take on these jobs, there is one sector that also gets more active as families find places to stay, and…

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Cheap Tampa Bay Home Improvements That Pay Off

Consider these cost-vs.-value findings on the cheapest and most cost-effective Tampa Bay home improvement projects if you’re thinking about doing some improvements on your home. According to the Remodeling 2017 Cost vs. Value Report (www.costvsvalue.com), there are three home improvement projects for Tampa Bay homeowners that cost only $1,317, $1,368 and $1,649, but will bring a resale value of 155%,…

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You Can Use a No-Downpayment USDA Loan to Buy a Tampa Bay Home

Updated February 28, 2018 Did you know that you can use a USDA loan to buy a Tampa Bay home located in an area that’s not really rural?   Yes, Tampa Bay cities like Apollo Beach, Riverview, Wesley Chapel, Land O Lakes are not really rural in the strictest sense of the word, right? But there are a lot of…

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Down Payment Assistance for Tampa Bay First Time Homebuyers

You could be eligible for this Down Payment Assistance! The $15,000 Florida Hardest Hit Fund Down Payment Assistance (HHF-DPA) is now offered to all first time homebuyers in the three Tampa Bay counties: Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties. This is administered by the Florida Housing Finance Corp. Previously, this program was offered only to homebuyers in Hillsborough. Now, buyers in…

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FishHawk Ranch Homes Topped Sales among Tampa Bay Communities

FishHawk Ranch homes were the most popular among 32 Tampa Bay masterplanned community homes, based on My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service‘s raw data on home sales from the 10-month period January 1 to October 31, 2016. Other top-selling communities were Meadow Pointe, Westchase, Carrollwood, Seven Oaks and Rivercrest. RANK COMMUNITY NUMBER of Single-Family TOWNHOUSES VILLAS CONDOS HOMES SOLD Homes 1…

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Home Equity Can Boost Retirement Security

Here’s another benefit of home ownership — it improves retirement security. As home owners make their monthly mortgage payments and increase their home equity, they increase the amount that they can cash out later on if they decide to sell. There are even homeowners who will be able to fully pay their mortgages before their retirement, and thereby be able…

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