South Tampa & Beyond Real Estate News

Tampa Housing MarketDespite a struggling economy and an ongoing pandemic, 2020 ended the year on a high note for home sellers nationwide, and in Tampa Bay. Like much of the nation, the housing market in Tampa Bay saw an increase in homes sales year-over-year.

In fact, according to the National Association, of Realtors, home sales nationwide in 2020 hit the highest level in 14 years. When comparing December 2020 to December 2019, sales of single-family homes, condos, townhomes and co-ops were up more than 22-percent. 

Locally, sales of single-family homes in Pinellas County were up more than six-percent in December 2020 over December 2019. That number grew to more than 12-percent for Hillsborough County, more than 15-percent for Pasco and 16-percent for Hernando.

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Tampa real estate market If you’re looking for a hot new place to call home this year, be sure and put Tampa at the top of your list. The city was just named one of the nation’s hottest housing markets for 2021.

According to recent reports, buyers are expected to be looking for more affordable destinations coming off the pandemic and Tampa's market still offers one of the better values of any major metro area. 

For comparison, homes in Tampa cost about 24-percent less than in Miami, another desirable location within the South Florida region, and buyers are still able to get a great waterfront location and a lot more bang for their buck. 

Currently, Inventory is down in places like Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties, but demand is up and homes are selling quickly

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St. Petersburg Condo Buildings With PenthousesCountless high-rise condo buildings dot St. Petersburg's real estate landscape but only a handful feature a lavish and luxurious penthouse unit that will absolutely take your breath away. Below are just a few of those highly sought-after buildings...

ONE St. Petersburg

Rising up 41-stories, ONE St Petersburg is home to more than 250 condos, including some spectacular penthouse units. The largest offers more than 4,000 square feet of interior living space, as well as a large amount of terrace space. Because the building is so tall it also provides completely unobstructed views. The building also features a sky garden with a fitness facility and heated lap pool, plus fire pits and an outdoor kitchen.

Saltaire St. Petersburg 

The newly built

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Orange Station at The Edge CondosA proposed mixed-use project is quickly gaining interest in St Petersburg. Orange Station at the Edge is a proposal to bring new residences, retail and office space to a site once occupied by the St Pete Police Department headquarters. Redevelopment plans kicked off when a new police station was built in 2019 across the street.

The development is expected to bring dozens of new condos and workforce housing apartments, as well as tens of thousands of square feet of ground floor retail space and a large amount of office space to the area. The project is additionally expected to include a large parking garage and a new public plaza.

The project takes its name from the old Orange Belt Railway. The railroad first brought trains to St Petersburg in the

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St. Petersburg Electric Car Charging Station Condo BuildingsIf you're an electric vehicle (EV) owner and are planning to be in the market for a new St. Petersburg condo, take a closer look at St. Petersburg condo buildings with electric vehicle charging stations below...

McNulty Lofts

Right in Downtown St Petersburg, McNulty Lofts makes it easy to enjoy the many delights of a downtown lifestyle. The building boasts a fitness center, covered parking and the convenience of electric vehicle charging. In addition, it’s just a short walk away from area shops, museums, parks and more. 

Vinoy Place

Also in downtown, come up to luxury townhome living at Vinoy Place. This upscale property sits right by the Vinoy Marina, plus extremely close to area shops and restaurants. In addition, the property includes

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Domus Urbana Condos For SaleIf you're a dog owner looking for a St. Petersburg condo with dog-friendly amenities and features, check out these amazing St. Petersburg condo buildings with a dog run on-site or within a very close proximity. 

Itopia Private Residences

Water views, swimming pools and a clubhouse are just some of the amenities enjoyed by Itopia Private Residences. The St Petersburg property also comes with a business center, theater room, tennis and volleyball courts, and the convenience of large shady dog runs. 

Domus Urbana 

The new Domus Urbana condo development has plenty of options itself, including a community room, a fitness center and an outdoor patio for relaxing with neighbors and friends. In addition to all the other amenities, you’ll also find a

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Tampa Condos with EV Charging StationsPart of the condo buying experience is finding a building that has all the amenities, features, and finishes that fit your design tastes and lifestyle preferences. For some, a state-of-the-art fitness center or resort-style swimming pool are top of mind when shopping for the right condo. For others, it’s more about the essentials. 

If you’re someone who drives an electric vehicle, or EV for short, part of that essentials package definitely involves having an electric car charging station somewhere on-site, which many older condo buildings and communities may not support currently. Luckily for today's modern condo buyers, however, electric car charing capabilities are quickly becoming more commonplace in condo communities all across the country and can

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Tampa condo buildings with a dog parkDog owners looking for a Tampa condo have certain needs other buyers don't think about, like whether or not a building or complex is dog-friendly, how close the vet is from the building, and what pet-friendly amenities are available once moving in just to name a few. But for those dog owners who specifically want a building with a dog park on-site or very close by, here's our short list of communities, complexes, and condo buildings you'll want to consider. 

Altura Bayshore

Altura Bayshore is a luxury tower rising up high above South Tampa. Residents are treated to a swimming pool with lap lanes, a covered bar and spa, private cabanas and a clubroom. There’s also a fitness center, a putting green, pickleball and bocce courts, as well as a partially

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Clearwater Beach Condo Buildings With The Best AmenitiesBuying a condo in Clearwater Beach usually involves finding something that not only has the right living space but also access to extra common features, like a swimming pool, fitness center, and various sport courts just to name a few. So if amenities are just as important to you as the living space itself, here's a running list of Clearwater Beach condo buildings with the best amenities.

Mandalay Beach Club

Located right on the beach and next to Pier 60, it’s hard to top Mandalay Beach Club. The property also offers its residences a clubhouse, heated swimming pool and spa and a fitness center. In addition, you’ll find 24-hour gated security, underbuilding parking, saunas and room for grilling.

440 West

Another amenity-rich option for condo

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Florida Housing MarketIt wasn't devastating but April 2020 did reflect a negative impact on the housing market through much of Florida. Last month, Florida Realtor's reported a nearly 21% drop in closed single-family home sales year-over-year, and a 36.5% drop in closed condo sales.

If that wasn't enough, April's figures also revealed a 27.2% drop in newly listed single-family homes and a 38.5% drop in condos/townhouses, further tightening an already low inventory. Not surprisingly, pending sales also saw similar declines of about 35% in the single-family home category and a whopping 56.6% in the condo/townhouse category.

Despite being what will likely be the weakest month of the year, however, experts are optimistic that the market in Florida is already showing signs of

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