Monthly Archives: June 2008

Cory Lake Isles – A New Way to Enjoy Life

Cory Lake Islesis a luxury community located in New Tampa, one of the fastest growing areas in Tampa Bay.  Cory Lake Isles is just off of I-75, ten minutes north of Interstate 4, and about twenty minutes away from downtown Tampa.  Upon entering the gated community lined with canary palms, pristine landscape, and hand-laid bricks to form the boulevard, it is easy to forget the hustle and bustle of life.  Cory Lake Isles is unique in every sense of the word; nestled upon ten miles of shoreline on Tampa’s largest lake, the views are spectacular.  17,000 acres of Florida wildlife… Continue reading

New Tampa Has Everything a Family Could Want

image of grand oaks in New Tampa, FLWelcome to Tampa Bay, one of the finest areas on the Gulf coast.  Tampa has emerged as a metropolitan area with local appeal.  One community, in particular, that offers such appeal is New Tampa.  New Tampa is located just out of reach of downtown, and though it has been annexed by Tampa, it is just north of the city with a large area that is within the unincorporated county of Hillsborough.  One of the most popular areas of Tampa, New Tampa has experienced a growth explosion, offering a myriad of New Tampa homes  that start as low as $100,000, though… Continue reading

Tampa Made It In Fortune Magazine

Florida’s Gulf Coast metropolis has less glamour – and lower prices.

It’s not the Atlantic coast of Florida, with symbols of opulence like lavish Palm Beach estates or multimillion-dollar spec homes. But Tampa, with its more blue-collar feel, offers the same brand of South Florida living at a far more affordable price. How much more affordable? Prices are consistently lower by 50%, estimates Deborah Farmer, president of the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors.

To be sure, Tampa lived large during the boom years; prices rose 100% from 2001 to 2006. That was fueled in large part by speculators just looking to flip, and when they started vanishing in 2006, thanks to the slowing market and a tightening of credit, so did those massive annual increases. Real estate values have fallen 17.5% in a year, according to the Case-Shiller index. Continue reading

South Tampa Is Heating Up

One of Tampa’s hottest destinations is centered on the increased demand for more waterfront condos in South Tampa and multifamily development communities. Located on Florida’s beautiful west coast, this section of Tampa Bay is thriving with communities buzzing with new Tampa condos for sale. You can readily find a comfortable waterfront condo offering a unique blend of urban excitement within a natural surrounding background.

The climate of the area encourages plenty of outdoor activities as it offers sunny days with gentle ocean breezes. During the spring or fall you will have warm days and cooler evenings. Your summer months in… Continue reading

Fishhawk Ranch – a Passionate Community

Fishhawk is a community of two subdivisions (mini communities), Fishhawk Trails and Fishhawk Ranch, located in Lithia, Florida.  Fishhawk offer more than just a home, it offers a place to relax, a place to connect with the community, and a place to raise a family with peace of mind.  In the early 1900’s, the area that is presently Fishhawk Ranch and Fishhawk Trails used to be a train depot primarily used for importing and exporting supplies and food for Lithia, Florida.  To this day the very same train station remains standing.  Lithia is a smaller community compared to some… Continue reading

Tips For Buying a Home

Tampa real estateTampa, FL homes for sale offer a wide variety of options along many different avenues.  Due to the recent economic shifts, a savings for the home buyer is quite possible, but qualifying yourself for the right home is the first order of business.  There are simple steps to purchasing Tampa real estate:  Find a location that is suitable to your needs, make a list of the desires in a home, set a flexible range of spending, and talk to a professional as to how to acquire the home.  If these simple steps are followed, buying a home will be very… Continue reading

Tips For Buying Tampa Condos

Tampa, FL waterfront condos are still in large supply, and can be presently purchased at a very reasonable price.  They had a huge reduction in price in 2006 and 2007.  The numbers have not been calculated for 2008, as of yet, but with the upward trend in the economy, it is almost assured that this percentage will be lower.  There are still many incentive packages offered with reduced mortgage rates, free amenities and much more.  The most important detail is to find a professional Realtor that is willing to go the distance with you and determine a course of action… Continue reading

Tips For Buying Tampa Bank Owned Homes

image of foreclosure in tampaThere are many ways to save money when buying a home.  But if you unaware of these options, you will probably not look for them.   A bank owned home will normally sell a good percentage below the market price.  Bank owned homes in Tampa offer the buyer lucrative deals that could save thousands in the purchase of your next home.  Here are a few steps to follow in purchasing a bank owned homes:  Seek an area that will be ideal for a home for you, locate and investigate a home that satisfies your needs, seek the aid of… Continue reading

It’s Still a Buyer’s Market for Tampa Properties

If you have been searching for a condominium, Tampa is a market that has a vast array of opportunity.  With the recent economic situation, the market is open to a number of lower priced condos for sale in Tampa in any area desired.  Whether you are seeking South Tampa waterfront condos with a city view, or a water view, Tampa is a scenic town with so much to offer.   Key West Landings offers a scenic waterfront view of the Alafia River, which flows directly into the Tampa Bay.  The “Key West” nuance of South Florida is recreated to give this… Continue reading

New Tampa Homes Offer a Unique Setting

New Tampa is a residential area that encompasses a twenty four square mile area within the city limits of Tampa and a section of Hillsborough County. New Tampa is one of the largest areas in Tampa, as it has rapidly expanded in recent years. homes for sale in New Tampa offer a wide variety of opportunity and affordability not seen in other areas of Tampa. There is no question as to why this area has seen such growth; it is close enough to Tampa to circumvent a long commute, but just out of reach to be considered an urban area.… Continue reading