What’s It Like to Live in Tampa, Florida?
Monday, 19 October 2020
Residents of the Tampa Bay area enjoy both a laid-back beach lifestyle and the amenities of a large metropolitan area, including professional sports teams, interesting museums, and an array of entertainment and dining options. The Tampa Bay metro area is a sprawling and diverse region that encompasses three cities – Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater
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One of the original Davis Islands homes sells for $3.9 million
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
The house, on the National Register of Historic Places, was developed by Tampa native D.P. Davis. By Susan Taylor Martin TAMPA — In 1925, a two-story house on Davis Islands was built for $50,000. On Monday, it sold for $3.9 million. Now on the National Register of Historic Places, the house at 202 Blanca Ave.
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Hughes Shelton Realtors – Mike Hughes, Jeff Shelton, Andrea Webb & Team members were Named to the 2017 REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents
Friday, 07 July 2017
TAMPA, Fla. – July 6, 2017 – PRLog — Hughes Shelton Realtors of Coldwell Banker was named one of America’s most productive sales agents as a part of REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents, the newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends and sponsored by Zillow Group. Hughes Shelton Realtors is now a member of the “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” and ranked number 15 for the state of Florida.
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5 tips for buyers in a tight housing market
Saturday, 20 May 2017
WASHINGTON – May 15, 2017 – When inventory is low, home prices tend to go up. Attempting to purchase a house in this type of market can make the already complex home-buying process even more overwhelming. To help buyers successfully get through the buying process in a tight inventory market, the National Association of Realtors®
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First-time homebuyer mortgage options
Sunday, 14 May 2017
NEW YORK – Buying a home for the first time can be daunting. In addition to mountains of paperwork and new financial terms to sort through, you’ll face costs and fees that can quickly add up. Fortunately, many grants and programs exist to help first-time homebuyers. Here are some of them: FHA loan With this
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Property tax cap heads to 2018 ballot
Monday, 08 May 2017
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A top legislative priority of Florida Realtors passed on Wednesday. It gives voters the chance to make permanent a 10 percent cap in non-homestead property tax increases during the 2018 general election. The passage of SJR 76/HJR 21 successfully ends a nearly year-long effort by Florida Realtors to get the proposed amendment
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If you like tiny houses, you’ll love these tiny apartments coming to Tampa
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
TAMPA — You’ve heard of tiny houses. Now Tampa could become one of the first places in Florida to have tiny apartments. Urban Core Holdings, LLC is under contract to buy a 12-story downtown office building and convert the top eight floors into micro-apartments. Each would have a kitchen with a two-burner stove top, microwave
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Could rising mortgage rates be good for housing?
Saturday, 01 April 2017
NEW YORK – The Federal Reserve is finally taking more action to raise its short-term rates. Last week, it voted to raise the Fed funds rate by 25 basis points. That is expected to add pressure to mortgage rates, too. Many housing analysts fear that rising mortgage rates could further impact home affordability and lead
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Home improvements: Which ones recoup the most money?
Wednesday, 08 March 2017
NEW YORK – Jan. 19, 2017 – If a home improvement project costs $1,000, how much money will the homeowner get back if he sells the home – his return on investment (ROI)? In 2017, only attic insulation recoups more than its cost. The 2017 Cost vs. Value Report looked at 99 U.S. markets and
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