South Tampa & Beyond Real Estate News

Tampa Condo Buildings For Airbnb Investment PropertyDowntown Tampa is continually developing and expanding, making it an especially attractive market for a rental property. As locals already know, Tampa Bay is much more than a vacation destination. Today, the city center is loaded with flourishing businesses and fun-filled attractions, and it also plays host to countless conferences and events that bring in thousands of visitors who want [and need] a unique place to stay. So if you're looking for your next rental property, or perhaps even a new Airbnb property to add to your portfolio, here are several options to consider...

The Place at Channelside

The Place, within the growing Channelside area, offers contemporary 1 and 2-bedroom units perfect for renting to someone staying downtown on business or

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Buying an Airbnb Investment PropertyThe short-term rental market in the Tampa area has always been intriguing to investors because of the warm, tropical climate and our close proximity to some of the best beaches you’ll find anywhere in the country. But thanks to the growing popularity of Airbnb, and the sharing economy in general, short-term rental investing has definitely become a little more mainstream throughout Florida and other major cities around the globe, even as regulations become a little trickier to navigate.  

As you’ve probably already found in whatever research you’ve done to this point, there is definitely money to be made in the Airbnb market. But it’s also important that investors fully understand both the pros and cons of buying an Airbnb rental, and specifically, one

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Clearwater Airbnb Condo BuildingsClearwater Beach is regularly ranked as one the top Beaches in Florida, making it ideal for an Air BnB or short-term rental investment. The reputation and beach culture of Clearwater Beach is unmatched with events like the daily downtown “Sunset Celebrations,” and people love visiting all throughout the year. So if you're looking for the right investment or perhaps your next Airbnb listing, check out a couple places that might make a great place to start your search...

The Dockside Condos

The Dockside Condos are in the heart of South Clearwater Beach and only a 5 minute walk to the white sandy beaches. Guests will find a variety of dining and bar options are right outside the door.  Activities like; Shopping, mini-golf, boat rentals, boat tours,

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National Home Prices February 2020Home prices throughout the country were on the rise before COVID-19 hit the U.S., according to the latest Home Price Index and HPI Forecast from CoreLogic. 

As outlined in the report, home prices nationally spiked 4.1% in February year-over-year while also increasing month-to-month by 0.6%.

Economists at CoreLogic noted the strength of the market was directly related to national unemployment numbers reaching a 50-year low, mortgage rates still hovering around a 3-year low, and also a lean inventory that undoubtedly helped with the value growth overall. 

Since the release of the HPI Forecast, CoreLogic has also been monitoring shifts in the housing market and economy due to the pandemic and noted that purchase activity slowed during the second

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St. Pete Beach is loaded with income generating opportunities but perhaps nothing more intriguing than the options you'll find at these locations...

The Caprice

The Caprice condo complex is a great option to check out as it's a fully functioning, individually owned, vacation resort. This property affords the owner the ability to offer all the comforts desired by couples, small groups, or large family gatherings. Amenities include a heated pool with whirlpool, lounge chairs with tables & umbrellas and barbecue grills. You'll also find laundry facilities, a fitness center, a recreation/party room and covered garage parking onsite. Trust us when we say that after just one sunset at Caprice, renters will be hooked and surely make their way back!


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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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