February 2020

Found 5 blog entries for February 2020.

Some Tampa neighborhoods will always be highly sought-after by area home buyers, like Hyde Park, Palma Ceia, and downtown’s Channel District just to name a few. 

But according to analysis from Seattle-based broker Redfin, MacFarlane and Roser Park could be among the hottest neighborhoods throughout the Tampa-St. Petersburg area in 2020. 

The analysis considered how many active buyers are viewing properties in each neighborhood, along with median days on market, how many properties are selling for above list price, and how pricing stacks up with other parts of the city. 

MacFarlane Park had the highest median sale price of the 3 neighborhoods mentioned in the report and over a quarter of the homes there have moved for over the original asking

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We recently devised our list of fun things to do while visiting Tampa for Yankees spring training. So now we’re heading about 22 miles west of Tampa to provide Phillies fans with a similar list of things to do in Clearwater while in town watching the Phillies gear up for a very highly-anticipated baseball season. So, without further ado, we're off...

Visit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium 

This tops our list but not just because it provides a fun and educational experience. Along with that, the Clearwater Marine Aquarium is also dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of sick and injured marine animals, so the cost of admission is also going towards a great cause.  

Spend a Day at Moccasin Lake Nature Park

If you’ve never been here,

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Things To Do During Yankees Spring TrainingThe Florida Grapefruit League is officially underway, which usually means lots and lots of Yankee fans will soon be making their way to Tampa for a closer look at this year’s squad. After a disappointing defeat to the hated Red Sox in last year’s ALDS, expectations for 2019 are once again high.

If you’ve never been to a Yankees Spring Training game and are planning a visit this year, there’s no denying you’re in for a treat. George M. Steinbrenner Field is the largest spring training ballpark in Florida, and 2020 projects to be another memorable season for the Yankees. But if you’re hoping to get the most out of your experience, we also recommend taking in more that Tampa has to offer, starting with these 5 6 things to do while in town: 

Go To a

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Tampa Housing Market Outlook 2020 According to an annual presentation by the Urban Land Institute, which includes a survey by consulting firm,  PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Tampa/St. Petersburg ranked 11th in the 2020 “Emerging Trends in Real Estate” listing, which analyzes and ranks cities based on employment, population growth, and real estate investment opportunities.

Although still considered a top market, the greater Tampa Bay Area actually dropped one spot after placing 10ths in 2019,  which was the first time in the history of the PWC survey our market cracked the Top 10. Not surprisingly, Austin ranked first in the 2020 survey, which relies on replies from 2,200 respondents from all around the country.

Even with the slight drop in placement, the results still signal a very

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Tampa Luxury Homes For SaleNewly released data is showing that luxury home prices in Sarasota and Tampa spiked 20% in 2019's final quarter while luxury prices in St. Petersburg dropped by roughly 13%.

The report compared the top 5% most expensive homes sold within the 4th quarter in over 1,000 U.S. Cities (excluding New York) while also comparing average sale prices for luxury homes both 2018's and 2019's Q4s in order to determine each city's year-over-year growth for luxury home prices.

When it was all said and done, Tampa’s luxury housing market grew by a whopping 20.6% up to $1.3 million — an increase that makes Tampa the 3rd highest year-over-year growth of all the cities included in the study.

Sarasota had the 4th highest year-over-year increase at 20.5%             

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