Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tampa, Florida Is One of the Most Searched Real Estate Markets in 2010



Tampa, Florida has long been a destination city, and that did not change in 2010. According to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) recent article, Top 10 Most Searched Markets at Realtor.com, Realtor.com found that Tampa along with Orlando and Miami are among the top 10 cities being visited by online viewers. This is an important measure as “Online search is a critical measure of interest in real estate, especially now that more than 90 percent of buyers search for their homes online,” said Realtor.com’s President Errol Samuelson. Errol added, “Changing conditions throughout 2010 in the sunshine sates resulting from foreclosures, the tax credit, interest rates and other factors created more interest in real estate compared to other states that we hope leads to increased activity and sales in 2011.”

For those of us who live in Tampa, Florida this comes as no surprise. Of course Tampa will be one of the top business and leisure destination cities in the world. Tampa has fabulous sunny weather, one of the top international airports in the world making travel to and from Tampa a breeze, inviting sparkling emerald waters and white sandy beaches, world-class entertainment at theme parks like Busch Gardens and Adventure Island, the ever-growing Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, and Tampa is only a short hour drive to Orlando’s world-renowned theme parks like Walt Disney World, EPCOT and Universal Studios.

National and international real estate investors recognize Tampa for what it is and are investing in Tampa Bay real estate like crazy. Shouldn’t you be getting in on the action as well? Call a real estate professional at SI Real Estate today at 813.631.5144 to find out how you can own a piece of this beautiful metropolitan area in sunny Florida.