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:

Plaza Harbour Island


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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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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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Are you considering buying a home in Tampa this year that is being sold by the owner himself? Sometimes a dream home comes up and everything checks out, but you’re not sure what to think about it being sold by the owner rather than a realtor working on his behalf.

You may wonder if the process is actually going to be easier or if the opposite will be the reality and the process will be riskier. With so many homes that may catch your eye on the market, you’ll hardly ever see a FSBO, but when they happen to pop up, be sure that you understand a few things about these listings.

The home isn’t different than ones with an agent

While you may tempted to look at the home differently, keep in mind that you don’t need to think of the home different than…

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While a drink after work can be found about anywhere, there are certain bars around Tampa that offer something a bit more. A few bars around Tampa will make you feel like you’ve entered a historical museum but you get to enjoy that museum with a bar.

History is everywhere in Tampa between walking through old streets to exciting historical locations. When you want to enjoy an alcoholic beverage while taking in some of that local history, here are the bars where you can do just that.

Dunedin Brewery – 937 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin

Start your historic bar hopping at Dunedin Brewery, located over on Douglas Avenue. It’s actually the oldest microbrewery in the Bay, and in addition, it’s the oldest in Florida. You’ll not only get to visit the oldest…

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Are Tampa Homes Affordable?While the Tampa real estate market has certainly gotten off to a red hot start in 2017, it still isn’t quite as bad as it may seem on the surface in terms of how expensive it is to buy a home here. Sure, home prices all throughout the Tamp metro area have steadily been on the rise for quite some time now, but the good news for home buyers who might be considering a move to the area is that it’s still moderately affordable compared to plenty of other parts of the country.

According to new numbers from ATTOM Data Solutions—the parent company of national real estate information company RealtyTrac—Tampa still maintained an affordability index of 99 percent, which historically, is right on par with where it usually sits. In general, the further below 100 an…

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