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    New Tampa Home Sales November 2016 – Tampa Market Monday

     

     

    Happy Monday!

    Today, let’s review the last two years of home sales in New Tampa (33647), one of Tampa’s fastest-growing areas.

    The Number of Homes Sold in New Tampa decreased 18% in November of 2016 compared to November two years ago. As you can see in the charts below, that mirrors the percentage of the drop in homes for sale. So it appears much of the decline in sold units can be attributed to the lower inventory of homes for sale, not a loss of interest by home buyers.

    Homes that did sell saw their Median Sold Price jump 23% — from $260,387 in November of 2014 to $319,250 in November 2016. (Median means “in the middle,” meaning that half of the homes sold above the Median Sold Price and half sold below it. For example, if 5 homes sold in a zip code for $200,000, $250,000, $300,000, $400,000 and $800,000, the Median Price would be the one in the middle. In this case, that would be the $300,000 home.In contrast, average selling price would just be the sum of the selling prices of the 5 homes divided by 5, or $330,000. Many real estate statisticians prefer median price as a better indicator of the “typical” price within an area or zip code. Why? It is not affected by “outliers” or homes sold at an extremely high or low price, like the $800,000 home in our example.) This increase in prices is a simple case of supply and demand — less homes available in the desirable New Tampa area means buyers are willing to pay a premium when they find a home they want.  These trends should encourage you if you’re leaning toward selling your New Tampa home.

    The Average Number of Days a Home Stayed on the Market in New Tampa ticked down slightly in November of 2016 compared to November 2014 — from 73 to 72 days. But Months of Supply, which measures how many months of housing inventory remains based on current sales trends, fell 30% from November 2014 to November of this year.  It now stands at 3.9 months after being at 5.6 months in 2014. This is just another indicator that the current lack of homes for sale favors new sellers moving their homes faster and at a premium price.

     

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    (Want a customized evaluation of your home and neighborhood, based on comparable homes that have sold recently? Call Annette Bohannon at 813-431-2840 and get a FREE detailed, market evaluation of your home or you can get a Free Market Report by following this link.)

    Now here’s a quick overview of some of the best and most informative blog posts, articles and infographics we’ve run across this week. Enjoy!

    Tampa:

    Tampa International Airport ranked number 2 in the nation for satisfaction

    The Tampa International Airport came in second place for highest in satisfaction among large airports, with a score of 775, according to a JD Power study.

    Portland International Airport nabbed first place for the second consecutive year, with a score of 786.

    Las Vegas McCarran Airport received a score of 759, placing it in third.

    Indianapolis International Airport ranks highest among medium airports, with a score of 794. Buffalo Niagara International Airport ranks second, scoring 791, and Fort Meyers/Southwest Florida International Airport ranks third, at 790.

    Way to go Tampa!

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    Wesley Chapel: 

    Construction of giant Crystal Lagoon swimming pool in Wesley Chapel finally begins after delays

    After two years of holdups, workers have broken ground on a 7.5-acre pool called a Crystal Lagoon on old farmland a couple of miles east of Interstate 75.

    Contractors have cleared several acres of land off of Overpass and Curley roads. The boomerang-shaped lagoon will be dug out over the next several weeks, and concrete will start being poured in late January, said Metro Development Group president Greg Singleton, the company behind the development.

    The pool will be up to eight feet deep, will be the length of five football fields and will hold 16 million gallons of water. The typical 100-acre golf course, by comparison, uses 78.9 million gallons of water in a year, according to figures released by the U.S. Geological Survey.

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    From the Blog:

    The #1 Reason to Sell Now… Not Next Spring

    The price of any item (including residential real estate) is determined by ‘supply and demand’. If many people are looking to buy an item and the supply of that item is limited, the price of that item increases.

    According to the National Association of Realtors (NAR), the supply of homes for sale dramatically increases every spring. As an example, here is what happened to housing inventory at the beginning of 2016:

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    The Impact Your Interest Rate Has on Your Buying Power [INFOGRAPHIC]

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    Advice for Buyers:

     Top 10 Benefits of Buying a Home: Do You Know Them All?

    Buying a home may be the American dream, but it’s also a monumental task: You have to clean up your credit, apply for a mortgage, scrape together a down payment, and then move all your worldly possessions in after you close on the deal. Phew!

    So then why do millions of Americans go through the trouble? Because they know that whatever headaches and hassles they must endure are far and away outweighed by the many benefits of buying a home.

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    Search Tampa Homes for Sale

    Advice for Sellers

    Think You Know The Best Time Of Year To Sell Your Home? Think Again.

    The best time of year to sell is a hotly debated topic. Many experts agree that spring is a safe bet, and industry research backs this up. But, a recent Redfin report also brings some surprising data to light. Read on to learn which seasons will help you sell faster and for more money in your metro.

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    Steps to Sell a House: How Long Does Each One Take?

    Even in the hottest markets, selling a house is by no means a transaction that happens overnight. Every step—from listing your house to getting an offer to closing—takes time. But how much time?

    To help you pace yourself, here are the steps to sell a house, and how long each one typically takes so you can plan accordingly. Depending on where you live, you may need to settle in for a long ride!

    How long does it take to list a home?

    Answer: 3 to 5 days

    Go here to learn more about the selling process

     

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    Home Loans

    Mortgage Rates Move Higher

    As was almost-universally expected, the FOMC closed the year with its one-and-only rate hike of 2016. The consensus of the committee points to more rate hikes in 2017. However, the experience of this year combined with the policy uncertainty that accompanies a new Administration suggests a wait-and-see outlook.

    This week’s mortgage rate survey was completed prior to the FOMC announcement. The 30-year mortgage rate rose 3 basis points on the week to 4.16 percent. The MBA’s Applications Survey posted drops in both refinance and purchase applications, registering the impact of recent mortgage rate increases. If rates continue their upward trend, expect mortgage activity to be significantly subdued in 2017.

    • 30-year fixed-rate mortgage (FRM) averaged 4.16 percent with an average 0.5 point for the week ending December 15, 2016, up from last week when it averaged 4.13 percent. A year ago at this time, the 30-year FRM averaged 3.97 percent.
    • 15-year FRM this week averaged 3.37 percent with an average 0.5 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.36 percent. A year ago at this time, the 15-year FRM averaged 3.22 percent.
    • 5-year Treasury-indexed hybrid adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM) averaged 3.19 percent this week with an average 0.4 point, up from last week when it averaged 3.17 percent. A year ago, the 5-year ARM averaged 3.03 percent.

     

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    Thanks for reading Tampa Market Monday. We’d love to help you buy or sell your home so please get in touch! You can reach me, Doug Bohannon or Dale Bohannon at 813-979-4963 or by completing this contact form.

    Have a Fantastic week!

    Annette Bohannon, Team Bohannon, Keller Williams, 813-431-2840 www.teambohannon.com

     

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