Harbour Island waterfrontWriting this neighborhood spotlight is special for me. Harbour island is the reason I moved to Tampa in 2007. At the time, I could live anywhere as I was playing professional racquetball and living in Naples, FL. Naples was great, but I was craving something more of a city life, and I was looking to move. The east coast of Florida wasn't quite my vibe, and happened to be invited to conduct a racquetball clinic at Harbour Island during my off-season. I drove up to Tampa, and instantly fell in love with the city, people, and atmosphere. The set up was perfect for me. I could walk to Harbour Island Athletic Club, Tampa International Airport was 15 minutes away with more direct flight options than the other cities I had live in, and I was walking distance to…

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Single family months of inventory in Hillsborough County

This graph shows the months of inventory for single family homes in Hillsborough County. As you can see in the month of June we went from a little more than 1 month of inventory to a little over 4 months of inventory. We believe interest rate increases are starting to have their effect on buyer demand, as many potential home owners are getting priced out of the market, or waiting on the sidelines. 4 months of inventory is still considers a sellers market, but it is getting close to a neutral market. At the moment we don't anticipate prices dropping, but there is now more homes for buyers to choose from, and pricing correctly will become more valuable. 4 months is also about where the market was pre-pandemic. We are anticipating the months supply to…

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Berns park in Hyde Park South TampaHyde Park is perfect for anyone who wants walkability, dinning options, and the old nostalgic charm of a historic neighborhood.

Residents can take advantage of enjoying walking, biking, and/or jogging on Bayshore Boulevard, entertainment of Downtown Tampa, shopping and dinning of Hyde Park Village, and SoHo. There is also parks that include fun for children, as well as basketball, baseball/softball/kickball, and our furry friends as well.


Hyde Park History

The Hyde Park neighborhood was one of Tampa's first established communities in the 1880s by railroad financier Henry B. Plant. It was colonized when Plant built the first bridge across the Hillsborough River at Lafayette Street, which is now known as Kennedy Boulevard today. The first house…

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Waterfront home Bustin Vanderson GroupFlorida has long been a popular migration destination due to the weather, lifestyles, and the fact there is no state income tax, but demand has increased the last couple years. What's changed? In a word...COVID.

Work From Home

Covid has changed the workplace dynamic. It had long been thought that productivity would fall if employees were not in the office. That did not happen during Covid, and thus spawned the work from home movement. No that covid is more in the rear view mirror, many companies have adopted new office policies. Either a hybrid model, where employees are only required to come to the office a couple days a week, or allowing employees to work completely from home. This freedom has enabled employees to rethink where they live, and not…

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A Summary of Hillsborough County housing market statistics

Microscopic record low levels of inventory continue across much of Florida, and Hillsborough county is no exception. Average days on market is at or near record low, meaning buyers don't have much time to view or put in an offer, and depending on price point many homes are gathering multiple offers. Inventory levels are below 1 month supply, and demand continues to outpace supply. We are anticipating interest rates to continue to rise, as the Fed tries to control inflation and slow down housing demand. This increase may have an effect on buyer demand in the months to come, but until the supply and demand equilibrium changes, we expect home prices to continue to rise in the Tampa Bay Region.

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SoHo backyard in South Tampa.As we approach May, it generally means two things for Tampa Bay: The snowbirds start to head back up North, and the Tampa Bay Lightning playoff run begins. If you can't make the games in person, we have you covered with some great options to catch the game outside of your home.  Here are Shane and Jeramiah's favorite places to catch a game, and for this purpose, we are including downtown Tampa because of the proximity to South Tampa, and the arena.


Shane's Favorite South Tampa Sports Bars:

  • Hattricks (Downtown Tampa)

Why?

"Friendly bartenders + Multiple Big TVs + Good Food = Great sports bar. The formula is not complicated. This place is a natural through, as it's a hockey themed sports bar with probably the best wings in town."

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As membership options and timelines are always changing, we would encourage you to reach out to each club for precise details.gator at Copperhead golf course in Tampa Bay.

Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club

Opened in 1916, Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club is one of the older and most exclusive golf courses in Tampa. Donald Ross designed, and is a little shorter and tighter than most of the modern day courses. There are golf and social memberships, with rumored waitlist of multiple years for either membership level.

Old Memorial Golf Club

Conceptualized by Outback founders, Chris Sullivan, Bob Basham and Bob Merritt in 1994. Steve Smyers designed, Old Memorial membership is by invitation only. Caddies play an important role in the experience, and as such, Old Memorial boasts one of the…

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Hyde ParkReally most of South Tampa is a walkable area, but some are more friendly than others.

Hyde Park

It is called the "golden triangle" for a reason, and part of that is because of the walkability. Sidewalks can easily take you to Bayshore Boulevard and though all those high end shops and restaurants at Hyde Park Village. An added perk is that you can enjoy all those historical colonial and bungalow style homes.

Harbour Island

The sidewalks of this planned community just south of Downtown Tampa can take you along the waterfront, envisioning yourself taking out one of those docked boats for the day. Stroll along riverwalk and enjoy people watching from Sparkman's Wharf to Armature Works and everything in-between.

Davis Islands

With about 1.3…

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Water Street:

Water Street is a new mixed use development district in Downtown Tampa. Retail, hotels, condominiums, and apartments are all designed around wellness. Water Street is the first neighborhood in the world to achieve WELL precertification. A WELL community promotes health and well-being across all aspects of community life. Walkability, sustainability, technology, and connectivity are all cornerstones of this 21st century urban district.

Why we are excited:

Water Street bridges the gap between the west side and east side of Downtown Tampa. The design and development brings a sophisticated, contemporary urban environment that the city had been lacking previously. In addition, it brings with it fine dinning, boutique shopping, and…

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