Tampa, Florida (March, 2014) – Hughes Shelton Realtors, comprised of Mike Hughes, Jeff Shelton, Andrea Webb, and team with Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate’s Tampa Southwest office, has earned the company’s prestigious Society of Excellence award for 2013. This is the highest award level bestowed upon sales associates affiliated with NRT LLC, the largest residential
Your flood insurance premiums won’t rise more than 18 percent a year under a flood insurance bill passed by Congress and on its way to President Obama. Premiums for homes located in one of the nine flood risk categories insured by the National Flood Insurance Program can rise no more than 15 percent in a
Tampa Bay landed at No. 18 on the new Forbes list of the most affordable large U.S. metro areas. About 77.5 percent of homes are affordable to families earning Tampa Bay’s median income. Forbes says the three most affordable metro areas are Buffalo, Memphis and Cincinnati Ohio. The least affordable metro areas: New York City
by Kalpana Krishna-Kumar “Your home is you – it’s who you are – where you’re from…”. Those poignant words from 2014 Coldwell Banker TV ad Home Sweet Home that debuted Oscar night struck a deep chord bringing a flood of forgotten memories from 1999. To an immigrant from India, the ad literally spoke of my
By Thomas Ferraro The U.S. House of Representatives, in a rare act of bipartisanship, overwhelmingly passed a bill on Tuesday to protect millions of American homeowners and businesses from dramatic increases in their flood insurance premiums. On a vote of 306-91, the Republican-led House sent the measure – the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of
Florida’s housing market reported higher median prices, more new listings, fewer days on the market and the continued stabilization of inventory in December, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Closed sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 19,497 last month, up 8.6 percent over the December 2012 figure. “Florida’s housing market continues
From Oakland, Calif., to Memphis, Tenn., these major metro areas are expected to see the biggest increase in home prices this year, according to CoreLogic Case-Shiller’s latest home price forecast. # 6 – Tampa, Fla. Median      home price : $177,000 Forecast      gain through Sept. 2014: 8% Once one of the nation’s leading foreclosure
By: Jo-Lynn Brown The Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area jumped 45 spots from 2012 to 2013 in the Milken Institute’s 2013 report on Best Performing Cities in the United States. The Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater metropolitan statistical area went from No. 138 on the list in 2012 to No. 93 on the list in 2013, according to Milken’s
HOT PROPERTY | By EMILY JOHNSON Towering trees and a covered entry provide curb appeal for this three-bedroom home. This property at 4617 W. Lamb Ave. is sure to please all who enter. Located in the Sunset Park area of South Tampa, the home has three bedrooms, two baths and 2,269 square feet of living