South Tampa & Beyond Real Estate News

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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Shore House Townhomes Tampa FL A chic new townhouse development is slated for a spectacular site just off Bayshore Boulevard, according to a new release on That’s So Tampa. 

Called Shore House, the new upscale project is being developed by Sight Development and will consists of 15 three-story units that look ultra impressive to say the least. 

Curts Gaines Hall Jones is heading up the design and each unit promises to have a slew modern exterior along with expansive rooftop terraces, ample living space, and even private fenced-in yards. 

Floor plans at the new Shore House townhomes in South Tampa will have between 2,333 and 2,584 square feet, 3 or 4 bedrooms, and 3 and a half baths. 

It’s also mentioned that the rooftop desks will feature amazing views of Tampa Bay and the

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As rent prices in Tampa continue to increase, now might be the best time to buy with mortgage rates still low. 

As the popularity of living in Tampa grows, so does the price of rent. According to a recent report from Zillow, Tampa was one of the metros that saw the largest increase in rental prices over the past decade.

The Tampa metro came in behind Orlando as recording the second highest rent increase for a metro area in Florida. When looking nationwide, Tampa came in at number 14.

The information could be the decision maker if you’re considering whether it makes more sense to rent or buy in 2020. Buying could also open the door to more options in real estate than renting.

During the 2010s, renters nationwide spent about $4.5 trillion just

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Tampa Housing MarketThere’s positive news to report when it comes to Tampa’s future housing market. According to the National Association of Realtors, the Tampa market will likely “outperform” national averages over the next few years.

The group came up with a list of ten housing markets across the nation, including Tampa, it believes will outperform over the next three to five years. The NAR looked at a number of factors to come up with the list including housing affordability in terms of new residents, population age, a market’s home price appreciation and the attractiveness of a market for retirees. 

The NAR also considered domestic migration and consistent job growth when compared to the national average, and the Tampa area has been strong in both categories in

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St. Petersburg DevelopmentA mammoth new project could be on its way to downtown St. Petersburg, according to a new report from the Tampa Bay Times. 

Earlier in the month, the city’s Development Review Commission approved plans for a $300 million mixed-use project on Central Avenue, which would include a 45-story tower, a 20-story hotel, and parking for 842 vehicles. 

The developer, New York-based Red Apple, also included 20,000 square feet of office space and more room for parking than needed, which is designed to address chronic parking shortages already felt throughout downtown St. Petersburg. 

Because of its height and proximity to Albert Whitted Airport, the project still needs approval from the FAA, and development rights will still need to be purchased from

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