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Elissa, Home Buyer in Jacksonville, FL

What are some the desirable areas to live in Tampa, have easy Interstate access, and priced below the low to?

Asked by Elissa, Jacksonville, FL Tue May 20, 2008

mid 300's? I'm looking for something will hold its value or appreciate once the market turns around again.

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Elissa,

There are many great areas as per the advice already given. It really depends on what you want the neighborhood to look like, e.g., new construction or resale, larger lots, country "feel", near Tampa Bay, Master Planned Communities, etc.

I suggest you interview some Realtors and tell them what the specific criteria you are looking for and go from there.

Phil
Web Reference: http://www.PhilFowler.com
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue May 20, 2008
Elissa, there are many areas that meet your criteria. Some of these include New Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Land O' Lakes, Lutz, Brandon and many more. The best thing to do is interview some Realtors and see who asks and answers questions for you best, and who you feel would be the best to work with. A great Realtor will help you choose the best area on more than the criteria given here.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Tue May 20, 2008
Elissa,

A good real estate professional will be able to match you with "desirable options" but it will require a little more information.

When dealing with a person or families happiness it helps to have more specific criteria.

Do you have children?
Proximity to work?
Desirable square footage?
Pool?
Golf, tennis, fitness center
Boating?
Distance from beach?

Even if these are not issues for you presently, they very likely will be for the buyer of the future and therefore should be considerations today.

Hope this is helpful,
Good luck,

The "Eckler Team"
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 2, 2008
Hi Elissa,

I find the Feathersound area to be a real winner. It is a beautiful community with homes in your price range. It is located at the gateway where I-275 goes east to Tampa and south to St. Pete. You would be only minutes from the beaches and a hop skip and jump to Tampa Airport . Let me know if I can help you find a home in that neighborhood. Jo-Ann 727-692-0241
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 30, 2008
Elissa, will you be working in downtown Tampa? Depending on how far a drive is comfortable for you, you might be interested in Seffner or Plant City. Plant City is about a 20-30 minute drive to downtown. I used to drive that every day and didn't mind it at all - it gave me time to get mentally prepared in the morning and to unwind on the way home. There are a lot of good values in Plant City, both in subdivision-style homes as well as out in the country on acre lots or more. I'd be happy to give you more information if that is appealing at all to you.

Lynne
813.763.1881
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 13, 2008
In Tampa there are several, just to name a few, New Tampa, Westchase, South Tampa and Tampa Palms, as well as many others. These are actually in Tampa. You will really need to speak with a Realtor who you can relay what you are looking for in a community / area, more then what info you have given. Example, South Tampa is currently more geared for young adults/professionals and such, not to say there aren't families and New Tampa is geared more for family oriented type living, and again, not to say there are young adult/professionals. It all really depends on what you are looking for. You may not actually mean directly in Tampa, and you could choose towns outside of that gamma. I would obviously be interested in being that person. Thanks,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 26, 2008
South Tampa........ definetely, either 33629 or 33611 which is 5 minutes away from: Stadium, Airport, St. Pete, Brandon trough I-275, Crosstown and Veterans.
I've made a quick search, you'll be redefine it based on your "whole" lots criteria: http://www.hothomespot.com/search_result.php?mode=advance_se…

Of course if I could be of help............. 813-785-7529
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 20, 2008
Elissa,
There are a lot of great locations for that price range. Apollo Beach, Lithia, Brandon, Riverview are all close to the Interstate and now is a super time to buy.

Susan
813-956-8513
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 20, 2008
Dear Elissa:

South Tampa. Two reasons Gas prices and Location.

We have a 4/3 with two car garage for $285,000. My icon is a picture of the home. Please e-mail if you would like additional information.

Sincerely,

A. J. Sanchez
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 20, 2008
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