Category: Pinellas County Homes

Pinellas County Real Estate and Homes for Sale

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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Top Schools in Pinellas County, based on Florida School Grades

Here are the Top 57 Schools in Pinellas County, based on the school grades and total points published by the Florida Department of Education in July 2016. The department published 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 Florida school grading system…

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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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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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Sarasota and Pinellas Homes Dominated Tampa Bay Luxury Sales in 2015

A total of 1,121 luxury homes in the Tampa Bay counties of Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Manatee and Sarasota were sold in 2015, and most of these were located in Sarasota and Pinellas. The types of Tampa Bay luxury homes sold were as follows: 862 single-family homes 243 condos 13 townhouses 2 condo-hotels 1 half-duplex The table below shows that…

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South Tampa and Clearwater Luxury Homes Are the Most Popular Tampa Bay Million Dollar Homes

Luxury homes in South Tampa, Clearwater Beach, other Gulf of Mexico beach communities and in downtown St. Pete were the top-selling million-dollar and multimillion-dollar homes over the 11-month period from January to November 2015, based on sales data that can be searched on the My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service portal. The top Tampa Bay luxury real estate markets in…

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Tampa Bay Real Estate Market Is 11th Most Affordable in Florida

Of the 22 metropolitan residential real estate markets in Florida, the Tampa Bay metro market, also known as the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan real estate market, is the 12th most affordable residential real estate market in Florida as of the third quarter of 2015, based on the Housing Opportunity Index (HOI), which is computed quarterly by the National Association of Home…

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Short Sales and Foreclosure Sales in Tampa Bay Falling Since 2013

The share of short sales and foreclosure and REO sales in Tampa Bay has been declining since 2013. In June this year, the share of short sales has reached its lowest level, based on data from the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR). Of the 6,243 single-family homes, townhouses and condos sold in June, only 212 units were short sales. That’s a small share…

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The Most Popular Tampa Home Price Range

Which Tampa Bay home price range is the most popular? Among 10 price ranges, the $150k to $200k was the most popular price range for all Tampa Bay single family homes sold in June 2015, based on data published by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR). TAMPA BAY SINGLE-FAMILY MARKET Here are the 10 price ranges and the corresponding…

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MultiMillion-Dollar Zip Codes in Tampa Bay

The top 5 zip codes in Tampa Bay, based on sales of million-dollar and multimillion-dollar homes in the first half of 2015, were the following: 1.   33606  Davis Islands/Hyde Park — 26 homes sold 2.   33767   Clearwater/Clearwater Beach  —  23 homes sold 3.   33701   St Pete/Downtown  —  22 homes sold 4.   33708   St…

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Affluent Buyers Chose Tampa Bay Luxury Waterfront Homes

Many of us dream of waterfront homes. We imagine the views and the walk to the beach. Over the first half of 2015 in the larger Tampa Bay region, several hundred affluent home buyers got their dreams of owning waterfront homes. Across the 67 counties of Southwestern and Central Florida, they purchased 819 million-dollar and multimillion-dollar homes, and most of…

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AHS Housing Profile for Tampa Bay

How is housing in the Tampa Bay metro area? How does it compare to the national housing characteristics and to nearby Orlando’s housing? Tampa Bay and Orlando’s housing conditions are similar in a lot of ways, as they’re located in the same southern region of Orlando. Both have lots of waterfront properties and a small share of homes with functioning…

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Buyers of Million-Dollar Pinellas County Real Estate Are Cash-Rich

Nearly half of buyers of million-dollar Pinellas County real estate properties from January to August this year paid in full their purchases in cash, based on residential data from the Florida Regional MLS.  A total of 59 homes out of the 135 Pinellas million-dollar homes sold over the first eight months of 2013 were fully paid in cash. Total Million-Dollar…

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Falling Number of Pinellas Homes for Sale Pushes Up Home Prices

As the number of available Pinellas homes for sale continues to drop, prices of homes in the area begin their upward move. As buyers compete for the diminishing inventory, sellers increase their asking prices and bidders for the same properties go beyond the listing prices. Over the five-year period since 2007, the Pinellas housing inventory has been declining from month…

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