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FishHawk Ranch Homes Topped Sales among Tampa Bay Communities

FishHawk Ranch homes were the most popular among 32 Tampa Bay masterplanned community homes, based on My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service‘s raw data on home sales from the 10-month period January 1 to October 31, 2016. Other top-selling communities were Meadow Pointe, Westchase, Carrollwood, Seven Oaks and Rivercrest. RANK COMMUNITY NUMBER of Single-Family TOWNHOUSES VILLAS […]

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Ruskin and Riverview Among 14 Best Places in Florida to Raise a Family

RUSKIN and RIVERVIEW, just 12 miles apart, are among the 100 best cities in Florida to raise a family, according to Niche.com, a website that focuses on rankings and reviews of cities, neighborhoods, colleges and K-12 schools. Niche.com was formerly called College Prowler, founded by an entrepreneurship student of Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of […]

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Is Florida’s Property Tax Rate Among the Lowest?

Is it among the 10 lowest? No. Among the 15 lowest? No. But Florida’s median property tax rate, 1.32%, is less than half of the highest median property tax rate, 2.67%, which is the rate of Illinois, according to a report by CoreLogic Inc. And it’s almost the same as the national median property tax […]

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Tampa Bay Grew by Nearly 60,000 — 13th Biggest Growth Among 392 US Metro Areas

The Tampa Bay metro area had the 13th biggest population growth over the year ended July 1, 2015 among 392 metro areas in the U.S., based on data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Tampa Bay area or Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area increased by 57,412, pushing Tampa Bay’s population to 2,975,225, nearly three million, […]

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Californians and Texans Among Largest Groups of Florida Migrants

New Yorkers and other Easterners have been known to be the largest groups of Florida migrants over the years. What have been less known is that there are two groups of westerners that have also been among these largest groups that have migrated to Florida — Texans and Californians. In the 2014 Census Bureau’s State-to-State […]

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