Residents of South Tampa enjoy being near some of the area's best dining and entertainment options. Convenience is the name of the game when living in South Tampa. South Tampa residents are a short distance from Tampa International Airport, Downtown Tampa, MacDill Airforce Base, University of Tampa, Tampa General Hospital, Ybor, and Midtown. South Tampa is home to the world's longest pedestrian sidewalk along Bayshore Boulevard and dozens of parks and recreational areas. With all the restaurant options, weekend brunch and fine dining is taken seriously. South Tampa's density means residents will usually get to know their neighbors, and some neighborhoods are more walking and biking-friendly than others. For those living the waterfront lifestyle, you can…

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As part of Engel & Völkers, there are seven key competencies that uniquely benefit you as a real estate professional and our customers.

We are pleased to introduce the Engel & Völkers Seven:

The Power of One

Leverage the strength of thousands through global brand consistency, from our iconic shops to exclusive market offerings designed best to position our people, places, and properties.

A Systematic Listing Focus

Influence the market by implementing listing-focus processes, education, and support designed to help earn more listings and maximize the impact in the markets we serve.

Integrated Product Suite

Meaningful technology and tools are driven by data for the evolving needs of the luxury agent and consumer.

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Living on a peninsula has its advantages, and one of them is waterfront living. The bay provides excellent inshore fishing and recreation opportunities. Here are South Tampa's best waterfront neighborhoods for those who enjoy a waterfront boating lifestyle.

Beach Park

Beach Park is on the Northwest side of South Tampa and has both open-water and canal-front homes. While the neighborhood has a long history, many of the older homes have been torn down in recent years for more contemporary structures. The northern nature of Beach Park can make getting to the Gulf a little longer, but it also offers a short distance for those who prefer to fish around the Howard Frankland bridge or the restaurants around Rocky Point.

Sunset Park

Sunset Park is on…

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While we wish we could work with every buyer and seller in South Tampa, we understand it's not logistically possible at the moment. So here are some guidelines for hiring your next real estate agent.

  1. Experience – When it comes to finding a great South Tampa Realtor, experience is key. Look for an experienced realtor who knows the ins and outs of the Tampa real estate market and has been in the business long enough to understand the area's nuances. The Bustin Vanderson Group is one of South Tampa's most experienced teams.
  2. Local Knowledge ­– Your South Tampa Realtor should have an insider’s knowledge of what makes each neighborhood unique and be able to find properties that match your lifestyle and preferences. They should also be familiar with new…

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This style of home came from the British in the 1900th century as they colonized India and became popular in the United States of America in the late 1800s and early 1900s. As many South Tampa neighborhoods grew in the early 1900s, this architectural style became more popular. Assuredly, some bungalow homes didn't make it to the current era, many have survived, and even some are protected with historic designations, so they legally cannot be torn down. They are unmistakable for their 1-1.5 story design, usually featuring covered porches that sometimes wrap around the home's exterior, low-pitched or sloping roof, and small footprint compared to newer built homes.

Historic South Tampa neighborhoods with the most Bungalow architecture:

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While the city of Tampa is doing its best to fill in the gaps by making homebuilders complete sidewalks when constructing a new home, some neighborhoods in South Tampa still lack fully completed sidewalks.

Looking for a South Tampa neighborhood with sidewalks? Here are your options:

Davis Islands

Davis Islands is very pedestrian friendly. It is relatively easy to walk, bike, or ride your golf cart around the islands, which is part of the draw of living on Davis Islands. We highly recommend bringing your furry friends with your to either the wet or dry dog parks on the island.

Hyde Park

One of Tampa's oldest neighborhoods is also highly walkable. Its proximity to Hyde Park Village and Bayshore Boulevard make your morning or evening walking a…

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Tract Home Builders

Tract homes are a popular option in Tampa. These builders usually build numerous homes at the same time. They generally have different models to choose from, and depending on the builder, and what stage the home is in, the buyer might be able to make some changes and select wanted upgrades. Examples of local tract home builders include - Lennar, Taylor Morrison, WestBay, David Weekley, Centex Homes, D.R. Horton, KB Homes, M/I Homes, Mattamy Homes, Meritage Homes, and Mobley Homes, to name a few.

Spec Home Builders

A Spec home or a speculative home builder is a builder who builds a home based on what they think the customer will want. Depending on the phase the home is in, the buyer may make custom changes. Generally speaking,…

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According to economics 101, ultimately a property is worth what a Buyer will pay, so we could just say that properties are more expensive in South Tampa because buyers are willing to pay more. However, why are buyers willing to pay more for a home or condo in South Tampa and what are the microeconomic forces affecting pricing? Ultimately, that comes down to the Supply and Demand curve. In general, if demand is higher than supply, prices will increase. Visa versa, if Supply is greater than Demand then prices will decline, and if there is an equilibrium, then prices will stay relatively flat. In short, prices are higher in South Tampa because Demand is higher relative to Supply. Also, keep in mind many of the micro markets in Tampa Bay move in tandem with…

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Are you wondering what kind of home you can purchase in South Tampa for a half million dollars ($500,000)? Here are your current options in the South Tampa Zip Codes of 33606, 33609, 33611, 33616, and 33629.

*listings are updated in real time (so even if you look at this post a year from now, the listings will be current).

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Downtown Tampa

Pendry Residences Tampa

This site is no stranger to proposed developments. Locals will remember the early 2000's when a Trump Tower was proposed and actually broke ground in 2006 before they faced environmental challenges and the housing collapse of 2007. The tower never went vertical. Pendry Residences Tampa promises to bring a collection of fully-serviced luxury residences with sweeping city and water views from every meticulously designed unit. Residents will enjoy a dedicated staff, focused on delivering the highest standard of comfort, privacy, and luxury. Similar to the Edition in Water Street, Pendry Residences will be a 37-story, condo-hotel, with approximately 207 private luxury condominium residences atop the 5-star hotel’s…

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