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Tampa Bungalows For SaleVintage homes in Tampa have an abundance of character, and there’s hardly something out there more charming that one of the many Craftsman-style bungalows that happen to be scattered all over town.

But just like most high-rise condos in Tampa tend to be situated downtown or somewhere along the waterfront, bungalows are also more common in certain neighborhoods around town. So, if you’re an active home buyer who loves the look and feel of a cottage or bungalow-style home, here are a few great places to begin your Tampa area home search:

Seminole Heights

Easily one of our favorite neighborhoods in all of Tampa, Seminole Heights is loaded with homes, cottages, and bungalows dating back to the 1920s. The residential vibe all throughout the Seminole

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Tampa First Time Home BuyersBuying a home for the first-time is both exciting and stressful, but it’s a little less hectic when you live in a part of Florida that gives you a bit more bang for your buck. Recently, personal finance website WalletHub released a list of the best and worst places for first-time home buyers in 2017, and not surprisingly, Miami ranked No. 296 out of the 300 cities listed.

When reaching a conclusion on where certain cities should rank, WalletHub looked a wide-range of factors relating to each market, including a city’s violent and property crime rates, price per square foot, the weather, and the average cost of home owner’s insurance just to name a few.

To our delight, Tampa actually ranked the highest among all the cities mentioned in Florida,

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Water Street TampaIn case you haven’t heard, Tampa’s downtown skyline is about to get a whole lot broader as an ambitious new $3 billion plan takes shape that will transform 53 acres of re-developed property into a fabulous new mixed-use district that 23,000 people will soon live, work, and play. 

Called Water Street Tampa, the massive new development is a joint collaboration between Strategic Property Partners and Cascade Investment, and will eventually add roughly 9 million square feet of total development to the downtown Tampa landscape over the next 10 years, which will be broken down into 3,500 new residences, 650 new hotel rooms, and 2.6 million square feet of state-of-the-art office space. 

But along with all the fancy new buildings that will completely

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Tampa Real Estate Market UpdateHome prices were once again on the rise in Tampa back in June, although at somewhat of a slower pace than what we’ve seen in recent months. For the first time in what feels like forever, the Hillsborough County median price saw just a single-digit jump last month, climbing 6.6% to $245,000 year-over-year, which actually represents the second smallest year-over-year increase over the past 12 months. 

Despite a relatively modest gain in home prices, at least compared to what we’ve recently been seeing, the Tampa housing market is hardly slowing down, however, especially for entry and mid-level homes priced between $200,000 and $500,000. 

According to a new report in the Tampa Bay Business Journal, the Tampa area condo market is also booming right now,

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Which Tampa Condo Buildings Have The Best Amenities It’s certainly not uncommon for luxury condo buildings or complexes to offer residents an assortment of lifestyle amenities that make living at a certain location a bit more desirable on an everyday basis. Features like resort-style swimming pools and on-site fitness centers are relatively common at most upscale condo buildings in Tampa, and it sometimes feels like the newer the building, the better the amenities get.

But just like anything when it comes to real estate, certain buildings offer a much higher level of lifestyle amenities than others, and if enjoying plenty of upscale common features is also a high-priority during your Tampa condo search, here’s our quick list of what buildings might be the best fit for you:

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Tampa Real Estate The spring season is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year for the housing market, and that’s especially the case down here in Tampa. A few weeks ago, the Greater Tampa REALTORS® released their monthly breakdown for market activity in May, and as you’ll quickly see, it was quite the month in several different categories.

According to the report, Hillsborough County saw a whopping 2,040 closed sales during the month of May, which is not only a 12.4% spike compared to May 2016, but also the only month within the past year that registered over 2,000 closings.

As expected, the median sales price in Hillsborough County also jumped 6.6% compared to last year, which is actually a little bit of a drop compared to median sales price increases this

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Tampa Condo Buildings with the Best ViewsBefore beginning a new home or condo search in Tampa, it’s typical to put together some sort of wish list that prioritizes what’s important and what’s not. Things you might add to such a list include location preferences, square footage, and specific interior features you may prefer, but most home buyer wish lists hardly stop there. For some people, having a spare bedroom or lots of extra storage space might be a top priority, and for others, enjoying a close proximity to nearby amenities and attractions can also be an important element when looking for the right new place to live.

If you’re somebody who’s specifically in the market for a new downtown Tampa condo, factoring in a unit with a view is also something to consider, especially given our location

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Seminole Heights Starter HomeAlthough the summer season is often considered a great time to slow things down and take a much needed break, backyard barbecues, holiday get togethers, and taking full advantage of beach season here in the beautiful Tampa area sometimes means things can still get a little hectic.

So just in case you missed it, we thought we’d once again highlight one of our newest listings over in the highly desirable Seminole Heights neighborhood, which is truly one of the great starter home opportunities currently on the market right now that’s both move-in ready and situated in a near-perfect location in town.

First, we’ll start with the basics. Located at 3916 N. Ola Avenue, this quaint single-family residence features three bedrooms, one bathroom, and 945 square

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Buying a Tampa Home in the SummerWe all know that the spring season is usually one of the busiest times of the year for the housing market in general, especially down here in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida. But as the weather continues to heat up and the days drag on just a little bit longer, summer can also be a good time to buy a Tampa home despite countless myths out there that say otherwise. And to prove it, here are 3 simple reasons why you might consider starting your home search, well, right now…

Less Buyer Competition

With so many home buyers locking down a new place to live in the spring time, chances are you’ll be facing less buyer competition when searching for a new Tampa home in the summer time, which means you might run into a more motivated seller or lessen the risk of a

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If you haven’t noticed the Virage Bayshore condos being built yet, you’ve been living under a rock. Tampa’s newest luxury condos are in the works and the units are already flying off the shelves faster than ever.

Since there aren’t many options in this area for luxury condos, except for the new Aquatica on Bayshore high-rise, it’s a good idea for luxury buyers to swoop up one of the options at Virage Bayshore before the project completes and it’s too late. The high demand is for good reason too; the units get to enjoy gorgeous views and luxury amenities. Take a look at what you’ll find at the brand new Virage Bayshore.

About the development

Virage Bayshore is the newest Tampa luxury condo featuring 24 floors and 71 residences. Over half of them

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