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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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A-Rated Schools Fairly Distributed Around Tampa, Hillsborough County

If access to A-rated schools is one of your non-negotiable criteria in looking for a Tampa home, you will be happy to know that A-rated and B-rated schools are fairly distributed around Tampa and across Hillsborough County.   Using the lists of schools in the 8 geographical areas set by the Hillsborough School District and the 2010-2014 school grades issued…

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Hillsborough Is 2nd Hottest Real Estate Market

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, whose largest city and county seat is TAMPA, was the second hottest residential real estate market in Central Florida in the first two months of 2015, based on data from My Florida Regional MLS. Of the 18,930 residential units sold in 17 Central Florida counties in January and February 2015, Hillsborough sold 2,907 units, representing 15.36% of the…

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Cash Sales of Tampa Bay Homes Shooting Up

More and more buyers are snapping up Tampa Bay homes with cash, based on data released by Florida Realtors. From just about 800 cash sales of single family homes in Hillsborough County in the second quarter of 2010, cash sales have shot up to 1,926 units in the second quarter of 2013. Similarly, from cash sales of 585 condos and…

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Top Ten Florida Counties Based on Housing-Related Indicators

Here are several rankings showing the top ten Florida counties in terms of several indicators related to housing, based on charts published online by the Florida Housing Data Clearinghouse.  Population, median income, homeownership rate and the like are factors that influence the performance of the  Florida real estate market  and the direction of the larger residential construction industry. Hillsborough County,…

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Florida Real Estate Market in December: 7 Counties Had 4-Digit Sales

Seven counties energized the Florida real estate market in December, each surpassing the 1,400-unit level, with Broward County selling a total of 2,599 single-family homes, townhomes and condos, the highest number of closed sales among the state’s 67 counties. The seven counties contributed a sales total of 13,298 units, accounting for 50.2 percent of Florida’s total residential sales in December…

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Hillsborough County — Top Southwest Florida Real Estate Market

In the first ten months of the year 2012, Hillsborough County, where Tampa is located, was the top-selling county in the Central West and Southwest Florida real estate markets.  A total of 15,202 Hillsborough homes were sold over the 10-month period from January to October 2012, representing nearly 16% of the Southwest and Central West Florida’s total home sales over…

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Homes for Sale in Tampa — Most Popular in Central Florida

Homes for sale in Tampa are the most in demand in Central Florida, as shown in sales volume data for the first eight months of 2012.  For the first eight months, Hillsborough County posted the biggest home sales volume among Central Florida’s 17 counties, as compiled by My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service.  Hillsborough posted a home sales volume of nearly…

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Tampa Bay Counties Accounted for Nearly One-Fourth of Florida Home Sales

Nearly a quarter of Florida home sales in June 2012 were sales of homes in Tampa Bay counties.  A total of 6,613 single-family homes, townhomes, villas and condos were sold in the eight-county Tampa Bay region, accounting for 23.65% of total home sales in Florida.  That’s nearly one-fourth of the state’s total home sales. Using the geographical definition by Florida’s…

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Homes for Sale in New Tampa Are Top Sellers

Home sales data in Hillsborough County from March to June 2012 showed that homes for sale in New Tampa continued to be the best selling properties in the county.  Data from the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR) showed that New Tampa surpassed all other communities in the county in sales of single-family homes, condos and townhomes. In June, a…

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New Tampa Homes Topped Home Sales in Hillsborough County in March

There were 95 New Tampa homes that were sold in March 2012, the highest total sold by communities in Hillsborough County, based on sales data released by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR). The second highest total was that of Greater Sun City Center, which was 81. The following table shows the 10 most popular zip codes among homebuyers…

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Florida Real Estate Market — Top 10 Counties in Home Sales

In the Florida real estate market, the top ten counties in home sales in March 2012 included Hillsborough County, where the city of Tampa is located. Hillsborough County sold 1,521 homes in March, the sixth highest total sold by any of 67 counties in Florida, based on sales data published by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors (GTAR). Here are…

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Tax Incentives for Businesses Locating or Expanding in Tampa

Businesspeople launching new firms or expanding enterprises in Tampa or in other cities of Hillsborough County can obtain tax incentives this year. Last year, voters approved an economic development proposal authorizing county commissioners to offer tax breaks to businesses that can create jobs for unemployed residents. Commissioners approved initial plans that would provide a 50-percent reduction in real estate taxes…

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