By: Susan Taylor Martin, Tampa Bay Times The median price for a single-family house jumped 12.6 percent in July, the ninth straight month of double-digit, year-over-year increases. The steady rise continued to be spurred by a tight supply of available homes, with 4.3 percent fewer houses sold in July than in the same month a
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WASHINGTON (AP) – Aug. 23, 2016 – Americans stepped up their purchases of new homes in July to the fastest pace in nearly nine years, as low mortgage rates and a steady job market are fueling a real estate surge. New-home sales jumped 12.4 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted rate of 654,000 annual units,
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By Richie Bernardo  | WalletHub To many of us, pets are family — only furrier and slimier. It’s only natural, then, to seek out the places where these relatives of ours can enjoy the best quality of life. According to an American Pet Products Association survey, a record 65 percent, or 79.7 million, American households today
Whether for professional or personal reasons, people sometimes pick up and move. In the United States, folks have been migrating to urban areas in recent generations, but these days the places they wind up are not necessarily the major hubs we might expect. Recently, real estate information platform,, completed a study on where people
The business strength of the Tampa Bay region is getting some validation from the newly released Fortune 500 list for 2016. Tampa Bay now has five companies on the list, up from four in 2015, including a company that ranks among the 100 leading firms nationwide in what Fortune says is its key benchmark for
This summer more Americans are on the move. So where are they going? Census Bureau migration data mixed with cross-metro moving requests on and cross-metro search traffic data on® reveals the hot-spots drawing the most new residents lately. The cities attracting the most residents lately tend to have two main things in common:
You don’t need to fly 13-plus hours to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to feel the best beach in America under your toes — it’s right here in the Tampa Bay area, according to TripAdvisor. The travel reviews and booking website announced its best beaches rankings today, and Clearwater Beach edged out Lanikai Beach
By: Ashley Gurbal Kritzer , Tampa Bay Business Journal A waterfront mansion on Davis Islands has sold for $4.9 million, the highest price sale to date in Hillsborough County. Jeff Shelton, a partner at the Hughes Shelton Team of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, brought the buyer to 332 Blanca Ave. It was listed at $5.2
By: Robert Trigaux , Tampa Bay Times TAMPA — Johnson & Johnson, the giant pharmaceutical company best known for its Tylenol and Band-Aid brands, on Thursday said it has picked Tampa as its headquarters to house key corporate services including finance, human resources and information technology. As part of the deal, the company will create
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By: Cameron Saucier, Tampa Bay Times Tampa is the best place in the United States to retire, according to a recent study by WalletHub, which found the city to be affordable for seniors while also offering a lot to do. St. Petersburg came in at No. 11 in the study, which looked at 24 metrics