St. Petersburg apartment building sells for near record $107 million

The Hermitage apartments in downtown St. Petersburg have sold for $107.6 million, a near record price per unit for a rental project in the Tampa Bay area. The eight-story, two-year-old building at +just east of the city’s thriving Edge District was purchased by Dedicated Hermitage LP, which has a Toronto, Canada, address. The Hermitage’s new owners paid $309,267 per unit,…

Is Tampa Bay finally seeing signs of a buyer’s market? Soaring September sales hint at it

Bucking a national trend, sales of single-family homes soared by double digits in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Hernando counties in September. That dramatic increase, coupled with minor price increases, suggests that a real estate market that has favored sellers for several years is finally starting to swing a bit in favor of buyers. Another positive sign for those looking to purchase:…

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, a case for Tall Homes and New Construction in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay dodged a bullet. As late as 11am on Sunday morning, the National Hurricane Center projected a monster Category 4 hurricane, the largest in modern history, passing directly over the shallow estuary of Tampa Bay, and bringing with it up to 12 feet of storm surge. With 700 miles of shoreline and an average depth of only 12 feet,…

Tampa Bay home prices still climbing, though more slowly

Tampa Bay home prices rose again in June, although the once-torrid pace of increases shows signs of slowing. For the first time in several months, year-over-year price gains were in the single digits in two of the bay’s area’s four counties. The change was particularly striking in Pasco, where the median price for a house in June — $202,995 —…

Flipping houses stays red hot and Tampa Bay remains one of its favorite markets

Daniel Paloscio has an enviable record flipping homes. Last April, he and a partner paid $275,000 for a house in a coveted South Tampa neighborhood. After renovations, they sold it in November for $515,000 — a gross profit of $240,000. That wasn’t their only impressive flip. A Tarpon Springs house Paloscio snagged for $170,000 last year sold six months later…

Which Tampa Bay neighborhood home values will rise most this year? The answer may surprise you.

Most Tampa Bay residents have never heard of Westminster Heights. But the St. Petersburg neighborhood could give a lot of bang for the buck when it comes to investing in real estate this year. Lying south of Central Avenue between 49th and 58th Streets S, Westminster Heights tops Zillow’s list of the five bay area neighborhoods expected to show the…