Category: Hillsborough County

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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Popular Tampa Communities for MacDill AFB Off-Base Housing

Are you looking for MacDill AFB off-base housing? Let us help you find the Tampa home that you want for you and your family. Whether your priority is less travel to the base, good schools for your children, recreational facilities or community amenities, we can find the home that match your criteria. We can help you find your home in…

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Helpful Websites for Tampa Residents

Each of the following websites can help you find services that you and your family need. Tampa residents, homeowners or renters alike, can use these as sources of relevant information. 1. City of Tampa www.tampagov.net The city’s official website is among your top sources of helpful information as you enjoy life in Tampa. It’s user-friendly. You can easily find what service…

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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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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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Tampa Bay Real Estate Market Was the Hottest in September

The Tampa Bay metro area sustains its upward roll! The Tampa Bay real estate market sold the most number of single-family homes in September, surpassing the two other popular metro markets, Metro Orlando and Metro Miami, based on data from the Florida Realtors. Sales increased by 7% year-over-year, in stark contrast to the decreased sales in 12 of 21 other…

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HUD-Approved HomeBuyer Counseling Agencies in Tampa Bay

If you want to avail of Florida Housing Finance Corp.’s mortgage loan and down payment assistance programs, you need to attend home buyer education classes and get a certificate of completion that you will submit to your lender. Here listed below are homebuyer counseling agencies approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide pre-purchase counseling and…

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List of Lenders for Florida Mortgage and Down Payment Assistance Programs

Are you a first time homebuyer looking for down payment and closing cost assistance? Or if not a first time buyer, are you a veteran? Or are  you open to buying a home in a federally designated targeted area (FDTA)? Here’s a helpful list of Tampa Bay lenders for you. These lenders are participants in the Florida Housing Finance Corp.’s…

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Tampa Was 26th Fastest in Job Growth in Advanced Industries

The Tampa Bay metro area posted the 26th biggest job growth rate in the advanced industries sector among the country’s 100 largest metro areas from 2013 to 2015, based on a study by The Brookings Institution. What are advanced industries? These are high-value innovation and technology industries that are vital to the broadly shared prosperity of a metro area. They…

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Tampa Real Estate Market Posted the 3rd Biggest Rise in Median Sales Price

Out of the 130 U.S. metro markets with a population of at least 1 million, the Tampa real estate market recorded the 3rd biggest rate of increase in the median sales price of single-family homes and condos sold over the one-year period from June 2015 to June 2016, based on studies made by ATTOM Data Solutions. ATTOM, the parent company…

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