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What Tampa’s Major Growth Means for the Real Estate Market

Tampa Bay has begun what experts have deemed a game-changing growth spurt. See what that means for the area's bustling real estate market

From Brandon to Carrollwood, we’ve all heard it: Tampa is growing like crazy. From online articles marveling at the city’s expansion in everything from construction to jobs and cultural opportunities, to long-term locals’ conversations about “how much things have changed,” there’s no denying that we live in a different Tampa from even five years ago - and the change is only continuing. With major expansion efforts already underway in Downtown and beyond, Tampa is poised for an influx of tourism, residents, and overall activity over the next few years. What does that mean for those of us who are already here?

The Calm Before the Storm

It’s hard to describe what is already known as one of the most quickly evolving urban atmospheres in the country as “calm,” but compared to the Tampa landscape in a few years’ time, it’s an accurate assessment. This is because Tampa Bay is still very much in its age of possibility - major urban development projects, like the construction on Water Street downtown, are still underway; startup companies are opening at tremendous rates, and job opportunities abound. The groundwork is being set for what will soon become a massive growth spurt for the area and, as any successful entrepreneur or real estate professional knows, the time to act is now.

A Time of Possibility for Buyers

Those who are considering purchasing property in Tampa should seriously consider biting the bullet and beginning to look at some listings. After all, if the exorbitant home prices in cities like New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles have shown us anything, it’s that the cost of living can only go up from here in a fast-growing, rapidly-evolving city. The exponential rate of Tampa’s growth points to an already growing demand for real estate in the greater Bay area, and it’s a trend with no signs of slowing down. In fact, professional studies have shown that both home-buying and rent costs are projected to increase throughout Tampa by 2020, continuing on an upward trend from there. Prospective buyers would do well to connect with an experienced brokerage firm in order to take a look at their homeownership possibilities.

Homeownership is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Every situation is different and deserves the expertise of a licensed and seasoned professional. However, there is no question about the massive growth spurt that Tampa is experiencing - and will continue to experience for years to come. If you’re a prospective home buyer looking to make an investment in this exponentially growing market, don’t hesitate to reach out to us today in order to discuss your options.

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