Tampa Bay homes prices soar by double-digits in January

Home prices soared in Pinellas and Hillsborough counties in January, the highest gains in several months. Prices for single family homes also rose in Hernando and Pasco as the shortage of available homes showed no immediate sign of easing. The bay area market reflected a broader trend of rising prices and sluggish sales. “The utter lack of sufficient housing supply…

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,…

How Will the New Zoning Changes in St. Petersburg Affect Your Neighborhood?

As many of you know, city council last Thursday evening passed sweeping changes to the zoning regulations that affect many neighborhoods throughout St. Petersburg. We have had several calls and emails since the news broke Friday morning requesting more information on how this will affect property owners, their rights, and what they can and cannot build. I wanted to take…

As home prices continue to rise, what will $215,000 get you across Tampa Bay?

Within 24 hours of listing a 1,000-square-foot bungalow near Tampa’s Seminole Heights, agent Bob Matthews received four offers. The compact but adorable house went under contract in two days and sold in May for $215,000 — $20,000 more than the asking price. “You really can’t buy anything that nice for $215,000 in South Tampa or Westchase so Seminole Heights is…

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…