Category: Pasco County

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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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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$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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Tampa Bay Had Biggest Net Domestic Inward Migration in Florida

The TAMPA BAY metro area posted the biggest net domestic inward migration among Florida’s 21 large metro areas over the 5-year period from April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015, based on population change data from the U.S. Census Bureau. A total of 117,000 people from other US states moved to the Tampa Bay metro area over this 5-year period….

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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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