Tampa Real Estate Blog

Tampa Townhouse CommunitiesFrom affordability to extra amenities, some of Tampa’s top townhouse communities are appealing to first time buyers in a variety of ways. And if you're a first time buyer who may be in the market for a new townhouse residences, here's a quick look at where you may want to begin your on-going search:

Ashburn Square Townhomes

The affordable Ashburn Square Townhomes provide open floor plans, ideal for living and entertaining, especially for first time homebuyers. With many of the homes priced in the mid $100,000s, the townhomes offer the convenience of a low-maintenance lifestyle, coupled with the desirability of multi-levels of living space.

The community additionally offers a playground for the younger crowd, plus a swimming pool for all ages to

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Tampa Condo Buildings With prime locations and admirable amenities, a handful of Downtown Tampa condo buildings continue to hold tremendous value and should be considered a great option for a wide-range of today's home buyers. From a top location to listing prices that won't break the bank, here's a quick look at a few Tampa locations we highly recommend for anyone in the market for a new attached living space in town:

Place at Channelside

One of these is The Place at Channelside. With a waterside location and resort-style amenities, the development delivers with contemporary value.  Prospective residents can expect to find large floor plans, complimented by a luxurious lifestyle. The two buildings of Place at Channelside rise up around an inner courtyard, with room for

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Homes For Sale Near Plant High School TampaAccording to rankings and reviews website, Plant High School is one of the highest rated high schools in the entire Tampa Bay area, specifically noted for its wide range of AP classes and strong sense of culture and diversity. But as you might expect, the list of accolades for Plant High School hardly stops with just one website review, and U.S. News & World Report even ranked it as the 22nd best high school in Florida, and #228 in its national rankings. 

According to U.S. News & World Report, the AP® participation rate at Plant is 90%, and students here also have the opportunity to participate in Advanced Placement® course work and exams, helping boost its overall ranking. 

With such strong praise, it’s certainly understandable for many

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Tampa Home Sales By ZIP CodeIt’s been a pretty robust year overall for the Tampa area real estate market, but as you might expect, some parts of the Tampa-St. Pete metro area have outperformed others, which was just recently broken down by the Tampa Bay Business Journal.

Last month, American City Business Journals, the parent company of the Tampa Bay Business Journal, analyzed local home sales data from April 1st to June 30th, only looking at sales from $250,000 and up.

Based on sales volume, the report then ranked the top ZIP codes in the seven-county area, which we’ll quickly summarize.

Not terribly surprising, 33629 (Hillsborough County) saw the most home sales $250,000 and over, 188, with the average sales price being $721,650. Next was 34202 (Bradenton & Lakewood Ranch) in

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New Construction Condo Buildings in Tampa St PeteWith spacious floor plans and enjoyable amenities, there are a number of top new construction condo developments available right now in the Tampa-St. Pete area. And for anyone specifically in the market for a luxury unit with all the bells and whistles, each of the spectacular new developments featured below won't leave you disappointed. 

ONE St. Petersburg

Set in Downtown St. Petersburg, the bold and contemporary design of ONE St. Petersburg rises 41-stories, with the promise of more than 250 luxury condo units and around 170 hotel rooms. The residential units will all offer large, private terraces with unobstructed views through the glass balcony rails. Priced staring in the mid $600,000s, expect to find gourmet kitchens with large islands,

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Top Tampa Neighborhoods For First Time Home BuyersFrom affordable homes to vibrant neighborhoods filled with enticing restaurants and nightlife, some of Tampa’s most desirable neighborhoods easily rise to the top of the list when it comes to those in search of their first home.

Seminole Heights

One of the favorites is Seminole Heights, a neighborhood that’s seen a real boost in recent years when it comes to new nightlife and dining options. One of the hottest neighborhoods right now, the area is ripe with opportunity in terms of restaurants, bars and retailers, especially along N Nebraska Avenue and N Florida Avenue.

All of the hip new businesses are certainly attracting younger homeowners, including those lured by the mixed-use space now occupied by some new urban-style lofts. The Seminole Heights

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Million Dollar Homes For Sale in Tampa It’s been a strong year for the Tampa real estate market and home prices have steadily been rising over the last 12+ months as a result. But according to recent analysis from Zillow, the luxury home market specifically has been quite robust, which is evident through the just how many million dollar neighborhoods now exist throughout the Tampa area.

Defined as having at least 10% of homes in a particular ZIP code worth a minimum of $1 million, the number of million dollar neighborhoods in Tampa has now officially tripled over the last three years, bringing the city’s total to six ZIP codes overall.
The most recent ZIP codes added to the list include Beach Park, Palma Ceia, Downtown St. Pete, and Clearwater Beach, with Beach Park and Downtown St. Pete

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Tampa Historic Homes For SaleFull of character and unique features, some of Tampa’s top neighborhoods have been around for generations, with varying designs in historic homes, from turn-of-the-century to mid-century architecture.

Tampa Heights

The diverse neighborhood of Tampa Heights is actually a designated National Historic District, first established in the late 1800s and long considered the city’s first suburb. With that in mind, you’ll commonly find homes dating back to that same time period, complimented by some newer, more recent additions.

It’s also common to find a lot of character in the homes of Tampa Heights, with everything from 1920s era bungalows to charming, turn-of-the-century Queen Anne’s. From cozy original features to mid-century charmers ready for

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New Home ConstructionHome construction slowed a bit in July, according to the latest data released from the Commerce Department. In a nutshell, housing starts overall fell 4.8% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.16 million, and multi-family home starts really dropped in July, falling 17.1%. Single-family home starts were also on the decline, but only by just 0.5%. 

The good news is that new home construction throughout all of 2017 has still increased by 2.4%, although the slight gain still hasn’t been able to keep up with demand and offset the dwindling inventory of existing homes on the market, which continues to drive home prices up all over the country and has easily been one of the biggest challenges facing home buyers for most of this year.  

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Riverside Heights Homes For Sale Riverside Heights is a pleasant Tampa neighborhood that continues to grow in popularity more and more each year. Tucked away on Tampa’s north side along the eastern shore of the lower Hillsborough River, there’s hardly a more convenient place to live if you’re looking to stay relatively close to downtown, but the quiet residential vibe felt throughout the area also feels worlds away from the hustle-and-bustle of Tampa’s city center.  

As you might already know, Riverside Heights is packed with bungalows, cottages, and recently renovated mid-century homes, which all seem to be red hot right now among active home buyers browsing the market. From a vintage home standpoint, many also consider Riverside Heights to really be one of Tampa’s true hidden gems,

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