Tampa Real Estate and Community News

Nov. 25, 2022

Help Us "Blanket Tampa Bay"

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Tampa Home Group is again taking donations of new or clean & gently used blankets and sleeping bags to give to one of our favorite charities, Blanket Tampa Bay.  

We will be distributing these much needed items to the homeless on Christmas Eve and invite you to help. Just bring those new or clean & gently used twin sized blankets and sleeping bags to our office lobby and we will do the rest! 

Thank you in advance for partnering with us to provide a simple necessity to those in need in our community this holiday season. 

Our office address:

Keller Williams New Tampa
18302 Highwoods Preserve Parkway Suite 110
Tampa FL 33647

Posted in Featured Videos
Nov. 6, 2022

Are the holidays a good time to sell your home in the Tampa Bay Market?

The question that we always get this time of year is "I'm thinking of selling my house, but should I wait until after the holidays?"

Here are three reasons why the Tampa market is tremendously busy DURING the holidays and why it's still a great time to enter the market as a seller. 

  1. Tampa is a year-round market. What may surprise you to know is that 25% of the closings year after year happened in the fourth quarter. There are a lot of visitors to the Tampa Bay area over the holidays. Often, people keep their homes off the market until after the holidays and they miss those buyers.

  2. A lot of buyers are trying to purchase before the year end so they can put the homestead exemption on the property.

  3. In-town people often have time off during the holidays and can spend time looking at homes during the holiday season.

The holiday season a great time to take advantage of the market and enter it while there's less competition. If you're thinking about selling, and you're not sure what's right for you, give us a call and let's chat!

Posted in Featured Videos
Oct. 30, 2022

Join Us At The 2022 Wiregrass Turkey Trot

 

On Thanksgiving morning we'd love to see you at this great, family community event that we have been a part of for over many years!

The Wiregrass Turkey Trot started with the leadership of three local organizations collaborating with the idea of a family event to benefit local charities in the New Tampa and Wesley Chapel areas. The Rotary Club of New Tampa, the New Tampa YMCA, and FITniche began work on the event late 2012. Thanksgiving morning (November 28) 2013 over 1,400 participants ran in the inaugural 5k and 1-mile fun run events and raised over $20,000.

All proceeds from the Wiregrass Turkey Trot events go to local charities.

Local Charities Include:
AdventHealth Wesley Chapel Foundation
Rotary Club of New Tampa

REGISTER HERE

Posted in Featured Videos
Sept. 29, 2022

Why Choose Tampa Home Group?



Tampa Home Group is the best source for those seeking real estate advice.

So you're selling your home and want to net the most money possible. Our main goal is to give you all the knowledge you need to make the best decision for you and your family. We have a clear plan to help you sell your home for top dollar, and we go the extra mile to help our buyers find and buy their dream homes.

"It's our mission to inform and serve you."

 

You'll benefit from an entire team of full-time real estate specialists studying the market every day to help you win. Whether you need help selling, buying, or building a new home, our extensive connections here in the Tampa Bay area, and to top agents nationwide, will make the process easy, allowing you to move forward with confidence.

 

We've helped over 1,800 families buy and sell in every market condition. We have the experience and market knowledge to help you create the best possible outcome in the sale or purchase of your home. We have proven strategies in every market cycle, including expert home staging, pricing, and cutting-edge marketing. When you hire us, you will get the perspective you need to make confident real estate decisions.

 

It's our mission to inform and serve you and your loved ones throughout your lifetime. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us via phone or email. We’re here to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day.

Posted in Featured Videos
Sept. 1, 2022

What’s Happening in Our Tampa Bay Market?



Inventory is climbing, but we are still in a seller’s market.

We are headed into September 2022, so I wanted to update you on what’s happening with inventory and prices in our Tampa housing market.

 

First, we are entering a more normal market thanks to inventory increases. We had super low inventory for years, but it has been climbing recently—it has doubled since January and rose by 24% since just last month.

 

We are still in a seller’s market with only 2.6 months of supply, but that increased inventory means buyers will have more options, making this a great time to purchase a home. For sellers, the average days on market is increasing, so we need to be mindful about pricing. There was one month when the average sales price dipped by 1.7%.

 

If you have any questions about the market or your specific situation, we’d love to come up with a game plan for you. Just call or email me. I would love to hear from you.

Posted in Market Updates
July 13, 2022

The Tampa Market Is Normalizing



The latest statistics in our changing Tampa real estate market.

What’s happening in our ever-changing Tampa real estate market? We’re here today with your Tampa summer 2022 market report to help keep you informed. 


Prices have continued to climb. The cost of the average Tampa home is up 25% year over year at $469,000. Inventory has increased for the third straight month after years of declining. The number of homes on the market is up by 28% year over year and 18% from last month, so buyers will have more homes to choose from, which is great news.


As you likely know, interest rates have increased a couple of points, which will affect buyers’ affordability. However, to put things in perspective, interest rates have averaged around 7% over the last 50 years. We’re coming out of a market with ultra-low rates and returning to a more normal one. 


If you have any questions about real estate, feel free to call or email us. We would love to help you.

Posted in Market Updates
May 19, 2022

Become a Cash Buyer With Our New Program



If you’re looking to sell your home, you could benefit from a cash offer.

Have you or anyone you know lost out in a multiple-offer situation recently? Our team has some exciting options that are helping our buyers win competitive properties.


One such program is HomeLight’s Cash Offer Program. It can help you purchase your next home with cash, even if you require financing to buy. There are no fees for using this program, and it’s something I'd love to share with you if you’re thinking about buying.


If you have any questions about the program or anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. Send us an email at maria@tampahomegroup.com or call us at (813) 547-3258. We’d love to hear from you.

 

Posted in Selling Your Home
April 11, 2022

3 Things All Homebuyers Need To Know

Here are three steps for home-buying success in this real estate market.

Are you a homebuyer trying to purchase a property in this hot real estate market? If so, I have some important advice to share with you. Here are my top three tips to help get your offer accepted:


1. Have a strong pre-approval before you begin your search. You need a full pre-approval from a top-tier, local lender, not just a pre-qualification. They’ll verify your income and assets, and it will help you make a stronger and more secure offer.

 

"You'll need top representation in this market to have success."


2. Be prepared to write an offer immediately. When a new home comes on the market, you need to see it as fast as possible because houses are selling fast. Be prepared to decide whether or not to make an offer on the spot after seeing the home.


3. Work with a top-notch professional agent. Everyone knows a friend or family member in the business. That can be a great solution if they’re the most qualified professional agent. However, you’ll need top representation in this market to have success.


Remember these three tips and your success as a homebuyer will be much more likely. If you have any questions for us about the market, buying a home, or real estate in general, don’t hesitate to reach out via phone or email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Posted in Buying a Home
March 15, 2022

Buy and Sell Simultaneously With the Trade-In Program

How the Trade-In Program can help you buy and sell simultaneously.

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So you’d like to buy a home in the current market but have to sell yours first? It’s very common to have a home to sell when you want to buy, but it’s challenging to get a contingent offer accepted right now. Today I want to share a wonderful option we have for those in that situation. It’s called the Trade-In Program powered by HomeLight. 

 

In a nutshell, the program can get you qualified to buy a new home without having to sell your current one first. HomeLight will buy your current home, allowing you to purchase your new house first. After you've closed on your new home, we’ll list your home, and sell for TOP MARKET VALUE using our best in class marketing plan, and you’ll benefit by getting the best possible price for your house. When your home sells for top dollar, you'll receive a second check. This program removes much of the stress of selling and provides the opportunity to take advantage of the present market. 

 

If you’d like to find out more about the Trade-In Program or think it might be a great option for you, we’d love to hear from you. Call, text, or email us, and we’ll set up a time to discuss everything. Looking forward to speaking with you. Schedule a quick call to explore Trade In

Posted in Buying a Home
Jan. 24, 2022

What Does 2022’s Market Look Like For Tampa Bay?

Here’s why 2022 will be another fantastic year for Tampa real estate.

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What’s in store for us in Tampa Bay’s real estate market? As you probably know, 2021 was one of the hottest markets we’ve ever seen in Tampa. Home prices rose an average of 22%, so will 2022 be more of the same?

Zillow sure thinks so; they’ve predicted that Tampa Bay will be 2022’s hottest real estate market in the country. In other words, if you’re thinking about hopping into the real estate market, now is the time. Home prices are rising, and interest rates remain low, so it’s a great time to buy or sell.

If you are looking to get into our fantastic market, please give us a call or send us an email. We would love to help! 

Posted in Market Updates