Tampa Real Estate and Community News

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
Dec. 3, 2021

Donating Blankets to the Homeless This Holiday Season

We’re collecting blankets this holiday season for Blanket Tampa Bay.

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You, our friends and clients, have helped out the community so much over the years. Today we’re reaching out again to ask you to help an organization called Blanket Tampa Bay. They do a great job distributing blankets and hygiene items to our homeless population throughout the year, so we’re helping by collecting blankets for them. This will go a long way in making the holiday season a little brighter for those less fortunate, especially as our nights get chilly.


We have a blanket collection box right here in our office at 18302 Highwoods Preserve Pkwy #110, Tampa. We’re looking for gently-used or new twin-size blankets and sleeping bags (no comforters please). We would truly appreciate your help; we’re collecting blankets until December 18. After that, we’ll distribute them on Christmas Eve at Trinity Cafe.

"Thank you so much for your help."


I know we’re all busy, so if you can’t get your blanket donation to our office, call, text, or private message me, and someone on our team will come to pick them up from your home. Every single one of us can make a difference, so we would love your help. Check out Blanket Tampa Bay’s website; they also accept financial donations.


Thank you so much for your help. We wish every one of you a blessed holiday season. If you need anything or have questions, we’re always here for you. Call or email us anytime. We would love to be your real estate resource.

Posted in Community News
Sept. 30, 2021

Give Back This Thanksgiving With The Wiregrass Turkey Trot


I’m sharing important information about this year’s Wiregrass Turkey Trot.

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What are you doing on Thanksgiving morning, November 25? It’s too early to eat turkey, so why don’t you join us at the Wiregrass Turkey Trot? We’ve been sponsoring this charity event for years, and it’s a great way to give back to our community on a day of thanks. It’s also not a bad idea to get some fresh air before eating a great meal with family.

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Posted in Community News
Sept. 17, 2021

Where Is Our Market Heading This Fall?

What you need to know about rising prices and low interest rates.

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As we turn the page on summer, we want to give you a quick market update so that you understand what’s happening as we head into fall.

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Posted in Market Updates
Aug. 26, 2021

A Quick Message to All Florida Property Owners

The TRIM notice is important for property owners in Florida.

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If you’re a Florida property owner, this message is for you. As we finish out August, the property appraisers in every Florida county should have sent out Truth in Millage (TRIM) notices to homeowners. These contain the proposed valuation of your home for tax purposes in the year 2021.

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Posted in Homeownership