Tampa, FL Real Estate News

By Jim Griffin
(HouseLens: Video Marketing for Real Estate)
  Early each month, I profile a HouseLens market as part of my Market Closeup series. I think of these posts as a fun chance to show you what's great about the cities where we do business. Click here for a list of the other posts in this series.   This is the time of year when a location like Tampa, FL, has obvious appeal. While the rest of us shiver through the polar vortex, the folks in Tampa are enjoying sunshine and warmth. But living in this HouseLens market is about more than just the weather. Here are some of the other reasons people flock to Tampa.   It's growing. Both the market and population of the Tampa metro area (which includes St. Petersburg and Clearwater) have grown steadily and significantly over the last ten years, according to the U.S. Census. And both are projected ...
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By Toni Weidman, 20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL
(Sailwinds Realty)
Come out for the Buccaneer Beer Fest! At the Renaissance Fair at MOSI in Tampa, FL.  This will also be the place to bring your furry buddy to the 6th Annual Pet Fest. The Pet Fest features pet contests, pet training demos, and will showcase local Animal Rescues. This cutie was at our Barktoberfest Event last October. The 5th Annual Arm Wrestling Championship will take place in the afternoon too. The wine and beer tasting will take place after all those exhausting activities so you can wind down and relax. Tickets for the Renaissance Fair are $16.95 for adults and $8.95 for kids. (One day admission). MOSI is the Museum of Science and Industry located at 11315 N. 46th Street, Tampa, FL. The Beer and Pet Fest is March 8 & 9, 2014. Check out their Facebook page, click here.   This local eve...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
Gasparilla Festival of the Arts Tampa, FL The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is coming to the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa, FL on Saturday - Sunday, March 1 - 2, 2014. This two day festival is considered one of the premier arts events in the Tampa Bay area and ranks among the leading juried arts festivals nationwide that feature both fine arts and crafts. The fact that the Raymond James Gasparilla Festival of the Arts routinely attracts more than a quarter million visitors from all over the world is testament to the truly enjoyable experience it is. It makes for a delightful, culture-rich day where you can delight in artistic inspiration in a versatile range of mediums, from watercolor to wood, painting to printmaking. If you are looking for something to get you out of doors o...
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By Chuck Ward Local Video Marketing, SMS Marketing, Google Plus Local Pages
(Florida Mobile Fusion Mobile, Marketing, Local SEO)
Newswires across the globe are issuing information about the severe security flaws within the IOs systems. Affected products included (but may not be limited to) the following The IPhone 4 The IPhone 5 IPod Touch IPad Air IPad 2 IPad 3 Pacemakers Credit Card Machines US Nuclear Missile Silos (Ok the last three were my vain attempt at humor!!!) There has been a security flaw that has been identified that allows encrypted data sent over a wireless network.  Especially unsecured networks like a restaurant, coffee shop or hotel. Highly sensitive information can be captured by hackers and used to destroy the world (or at least you and possibly a client) What Should You Do Update your devices immediately Here is a resouce (apple's website direct) that shows you how to do it (but most of my re...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
When working diligently, it is often disheartening for a Realtor to hear from clients, “I think I’m just going to rent for a while longer.” The hard work and countless miles traveled over the last month seem wasted, but is this really a waste? It is most definitely not. You never know what that relationship could develop into. Some of the most successful real estate agents are those with strong interpersonal communication and networking skills. Those who provide an unsurpassed level of quality service for clients do not go unrecognized. Success in this industry is highly dependent on one’s ability to stay in contact with clients, even long after a phone call, showing, or transaction. In providing premium customer service for your clients, regardless of their current needs, you are much ...
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By David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES, Real Estate Broker - Tampa
(Grady David Tipton Brokerage)
Search Tampa homes for sale, both New & Re-sales in Active Adult 55+ communities in the Tampa, FL area. You may filter between single family detached, condominiums, and town-homes by using the sliders on the right side of the map.  You may also scroll through every listing in the area that you have defined, posted below the search map. Please click on any of the homes on the interactive map for more details about the home and lifestyles.  Create your own searches and check daily for new listings! Please favorite on your computer or device TampaActiveAdultLiving.com to come back, search for all homes for sale in the area and to read or see our interesting and informative articles and videos about the Active Adult Lifestyle and the 55+ communities in the Tampa area that promote this lifes...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
Millennials refer to those born between 1980 and 2000, and they make up the second largest segment of homebuyers according to a study on generational housing trends conducted by the National Association of Realtors.  So where have they gone? The weight of student loans has significantly affected the rate at which Millennials are making home purchases, with many college graduates struggling to keep up with the hefty payments after graduation. The tough job market and current economic conditions are also contributing factors to Millennials renting homes rather than purchasing.   The good news, however, is that consumer confidence about the potential to qualify for a mortgage is increasing, meaning that this segment is moving closer to becoming first-time homebuyers. According to Fannie Ma...
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By Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection
( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571)
Back in the Spring of 2012 after one of Kerrie's ActiveRain Meetup I talked Andre Aragon into doing a one minute pitch for his business.  Who could blame me, with the backdrop of the Hudson River and the Newburgh Bridge this was an ideal spot for someone to talk about their photography business. Andre was successful in the Tri-State area , ask anyone who used his services. Recently Andre moved to Tampa Florida where he is providing the same services, our loss here in New York but your gain Tampa. Connect with Andre you will be thrilled with his work.
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
Some very exciting news is making headlines across the country; the 15th Annual International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards are to take place in Tampa this April. This is the first time in history that the international showcase event will be held in the United States, and it is a great honor for Tampa to be selected as the host. Bollywood superstars, Priyanka Chopra and Anil Kapoor, made a visit to the University of South Florida in January during their Tampa visit and were greeted by hundreds of fanatical students.     When Janak Vora, an IIFA representative, was asked in a Tampa Bay Times interview why the Tampa Bay area was selected, she replied, ‘It’s about the enthusiasm of the community.’ Preparation and training is already underway throughout Tampa’s hospitality industry to...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
Real estate listing videos have gained tremendous popularity over the last several years, acting as an invaluable asset for real estate agents. Whether by using a personal YouTube channel or featuring videos on a company website, these videos have allowed for increased interest from homebuyers across the nation. Not only do the videos increase the number of quality buyer leads for a listing, but they also act as a specialized marketing tool for increasing overall awareness of an agent or agency.   Many listing videos tend to follow a predictable pattern of home images with classical music and a monotonous narrator in the background, which can nearly lull viewers to sleep. However, there are some agents who dare to be different. A real estate agent for Houlihan Lawrence of New York, Bri...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
The Tampa Bay area is a very high-paced growing metropolitan area, and it is home to many major corporations, health centers, and educational institutions. Whether you live in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, or Sarasota, there are many intriguing business opportunities for hard-working people of all ages. Here at SI Real Estate, we proudly support local business and we diligently work with people from all parts of the greater Tampa Bay area. In the past we have had the privilege to work with professors, students from the University of South Tampa and the University of Tampa, and many others purchasing their first home. The SI Real Estate team believes that education is one of the most important investments one can make, and that is why we have actively participated in the award-winni...
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By Rick Frissell, aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"
(HomeXpress Realty)
Gasparilla Pirate Fest Tampa The Gasparilla Pirate Fest Tampa is about to happen.  Each year the legend of Jose Gasparilla and Ye Mystic Krew launch an all out invasion of the city of Tampa.  As the Krewe gather together, there is nothing on their mind than capturing the city another year.  Only yesterday, there was an attempt to have the mayor of Tampa surrender, only to be rebuffed and the pirates promise to return on Saturday, January 25. I grew up in Tampa.  I remember the excitement we children had when Gasparilla as about to arrive.  In those days, it was simply Gasparilla Day, but is now known a Gasparilla Pirate Fest Tampa.  The marketing department may have changed the title, but the day is not much different than is was those many years ago of yesteryear. There is more than a ...
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By Nibal Elsaadi
(SI Real Estate Tampa)
Nationwide economic growth is projected to increase to 2.9 percent from the estimated 2.6 percent growth in 2013, according to Fannie Mae’s Economic & Strategic Research Group reports. This increase can be attributed the return of consumer confidence following the government shutdown last fall, which affected hard working men and women across numerous industries. With rebounded optimism, an increase in both consumer and business spending is expected to boost overall economic growth throughout 2014. A significant driving force contributing to economic growth, according to Fannie Mae’s Chief Economist Doug Duncan, is the continued improvement in the real estate market. RealtyTrac published some encouraging statistics in its most recent Foreclosure Market Report, which recorded a 26 percen...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
*See Heritage Isles Home Prices - Heritage Isles New Tampa Homes* - Beautiful Golf Community located in the New Tampa area offering golfing, tennis courts, resort style clubhouse, large playground area, large community pool. This search includes affordable homes for sale, short sales listings, bank owned homes, large luxury homes some directly on the golf course, mediterranean style homes, homes with pools, some with pond view.  Minutes from Wiregrass Mall.   Please let me know how I can assist you in your home search in Apollo Beach FL and what your time frame is. I am here to work with you at your pace.  *See Tampa Bay Waterfront Homes for Sale – Tampa Bay Homes on the Water MLS Listings* Buyer Incentives also – It’s my way of saying Thank You. *Please click here to learn more about ...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
Cory Lake Isles is a wonderful gated community in the New Tampa area in zip code 33647, in in Hillsborough County.  This master planned waterfront community has a 165 acre lake, community boat ramp,  24 hour security, brick paved roads, a lush tropical resort style community, fitness center, tennis courts, park, playground, close to shopping, restaurants, hospitals, and I75.    *Cory Lake Isles Real Estate for Sale* - This search includes houses for sale, residential lots for sale, new homes to be built, short sale listings, bank owned or REO properties, from affordable homes to very luxurious.    See Tampa Florida MLS Listings - Hillsborough County - You can do your own custom search or select special searches that have already been created for you. Feel free to contact me about any qu...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
*See Live Oak Homes – New Tampa Real Estate* Please let me know how I can assist you in your home search in New Tampa FL and what your time frame is. I am here to work with you at your pace. *See Tampa Homes for Sale - Hillsborough County -  Tampa MLS Listings* Buyer Incentives also – It’s my way of saying Thank You. *Please click here to learn more about the details* Please call me to start learn more and start your home search in Tampa, Stephanie LeFew – 813-624-3332 Tampa Home Buy Realty New Tampa Realtors to Assist you in your home search & purchase Live Oak Amazing Tampa Real Estate at affordable prices www.TampaHomeBuy.com    Stephanie@tampahomebuy.com 
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
Grand Hampton is a extraordinary gated private community located in New Tampa Florida with community wide 24 hour security.  This gated community features a large resort style clubhouse with many amenities, 2 large pools, water slide, 4 tennis courts, basketball courts, fitness, walking trails, playground, park, private lake and dock.  Minutes to the SHOPPES OF WIREGRASS , I-75, I-4, USF, VA, MOFFITT, PEPIN Heart Hospital, and MacDill. This search includes new homes and exisitings homes, townhomes, short sales, bank owned homes, and foreclosed properties. *See Grand Hampton Homes – New Tampa Real Estate* Please let me know how I can assist you in your home search in New Tampa FL and what your time frame is. I am here to work with you at your pace. *See Tampa Bay Homes for Sale – Tampa M...
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
*See Arbor Greene Homes in Gated Community – New Tampa Real Estate* Please let me know how I can assist you in your home search in New Tampa FL and what your time frame is. I am here to work with you at your pace. *See Tampa Homes for Sale – Tampa MLS Listings* Buyer Incentives also – It’s my way of saying Thank You. *Please click here to learn more about the details.* Please call me to start learn more and start your home search in Tampa, Stephanie LeFew – 813-624-3332 Tampa Home Buy Realty New Tampa Realtors to Assist you in your home search & purchase Arbor Greene Tampa Real Estate at affordable prices www.TampaHomeBuy.com    Stephanie@tampahomebuy.com 
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By Stephanie LeFew, Making Real Estate Easy for You-It's all about You
(Coldwell Banker, Tampa FL)
*See Pebble Creek Homes – New Tampa Real Estate* Please let me know how I can assist you in your home search in New Tampa FL and what your time frame is. I am here to work with you at your pace. *See Tampa Homes for Sale – Tampa MLS Listings* Buyer Incentives also – It’s my way of saying Thank You. *Please click here to learn more about the details.* Please call me to start learn more and start your home search in Tampa, Stephanie LeFew – 813-624-3332 Tampa Home Buy Realty New Tampa Realtors to Assist you in your home search & purchase Pebble Creek Tampa Real Estate at affordable prices www.TampaHomeBuy.com    Stephanie@tampahomebuy.com 
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By William True, Sarasota Real Estate
(True Sarasota Real Estate)
Join me for a class on Lead Generation and Website Technologies on January 28 in Tampa! On Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 9:30am to noon I will be teaching a class on Lead Generation and Website Strategies in Tampa at the Greater Tampa Area Association of REALTORS. I taught this class in Sarasota at the Sarasota Association of REALTORS and it was a huge hit! The class sold out and, by all accounts, it was extremely helpful to all attendees, so make sure you sign up quickly! In this class you will learn about how to generate more leads by utilizing specific website strategies. Topics to be discussed include lead generating techniques and caveats, sources of lead generation, real estate websites, direction regarding costs along with opinions about where to begin and the future of lead gen...
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