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April 2018 Market Statistics

Take a look at how many folks bought homes in our market over the past year… 

Tampa Real Estate Market Report - April 2018

Hillsborough County real estate sales statistics for April 2018 show the number of homes sold increased by 2.3%.  The average sales price increased by 7.5% to $270,277. The median sales price increased by 9.0% for the month, and market times decreased by 6 days.

Hillsborough
County
Homes
Sold
Average
Sales Price
Median
Sales Price
Average
Market Times
April 2018 2,216 $270,277 $230,000 44
April 2017
2,167 $251,431 $211,000 50





Pasco County real estate sales statistics for April 2018 show the number of homes sold decreased by 0.8%.  The average sales price increased by 10.6% to $206,352. The median sales price increased by 10.5% for the month, while market times decreased by 2 days.

Pasco
County
Homes
Sold
Average
Sales Price
Median
Sales Price
Average
Market Times
April 2018
1,169 $206,352 $187,000 50
April 2017 1,178 $186,513 $169,225 52





Pinellas County real estate sales statistics for April 2018 show the number of homes sold increased by 3.3%.  The average sales price increased by 5.2% to $288,171. The median sales price increased by 10.1% for the month, while market times decreased by 8 days.

Pinellas
County
Homes
Sold
Average
Sales Price
Median
Sales Price
Average
Market Times
April 2018
2,246 $288,171 $223,000 51
April 2017
2,175 $273,240 $202,500 59





For the latest Tampa FL real estate market conditions, please call me at 813-728-3880 or visit TampaRealtyNow.com.

Tips for Selling Your Home During the Summer Months

Spring is flying by and soon summer will be upon us.  Summer is not the most popular time to sell a house for several reasons: people are going on vacation, kids are out of school, and activities keep you busy.  But sometimes the timing cannot be helped.  Life happens and circumstances may require that you move during the hottest season.  If that is the case, here are some tips for attracting buyers during the summer months:

  • CURB APPEAL

Make a great first impression with curb appeal.  Mow & edge your lawn.  Make sure bushes are trimmed and plant flowers.  Keep your front entry, sidewalk and driveway swept and create a warm and inviting entryway to your home.

  • DECORATE WITH SUMMER ACCENTS

Utilize calming colors such as blues and greens to decorate the interior of your home.  If you have dark-colored accent pillows and throw rugs replace them with brighter Summer Hues. Keep it simple.  You don’t have to spend a lot of money; something as basic as an inexpensive blanket draped over a chair can give a room a soothing vibe.

  • BRING THE LIGHT INSIDE

Pull back window coverings & open the blinds.  Use tie backs to open lighter curtains.  The only time you should leave blinds/curtains closed is if there is an undesirable element on the other side of the window such as your neighbor’s trash can…but even then, keep them slightly open to allow light into the room.

  • HAVE FLEXIBLE SHOWING HOURS

Showing your home while still living there is challenging, but the more flexible you are, the more people will look at your house. 

  • SPARKLE AND SHINE

Metals give a “summery” feel.  It doesn’t matter which ones; gold or silver, brass or pewter.  Mix and match them using vases, picture frames, mirrors, utensils, goblets, hanging planters etc.  Metal Designs That Shine

  • OFFER SUMMER BEVERAGES AND SNACKS

Have chilled drinks available for visitors.  Have a few light snacks or fruit for them to enjoy.  Have bowls filled with citrus fruits to brighten up your kitchen and give it a sunny feel.

  • CREATE GOOD SMELLS NATURALLY

There are a lot of ways to bring summer scents indoors. Pleasant, fresh aromas will make your home feel inviting and comfortable.  A plug-in near the front door is a nice touch.

  • CONTROL THE INDOOR TEMPERATURE

Have your home at a comfortable temperature for visitors.  There is nothing worse than walking into a stuffy, warm house when it is hot outside.

If you’re thinking about selling your house this summer, let the professionals at Tampa Realty Now help you get your house on the market.  Give Linda Nowicke a call at 813-728-3880 today!

Packing for a Move 101

Congratulations!  You have successfully sold your home!  What a relief, right?  Now comes the hard part. Moving.  Moving is one of the Top 5 Stressful Situations along with job loss, death of a loved one, divorce and major illness. Sounds fun, huh?  That’s why it is important to go about moving in a thoughtful and organized manner.  The more prepared you are, the less stress.  Packing up your house can be overwhelming, but you can make it easier by spreading it out over several weeks rather than trying to do it all right before you move.  Here is a general timeline for packing that you can use as a guide:

FOUR WEEKS BEFORE MOVING DAY: PRE-PACKING - Hopefully when you sell your house, you won’t have to immediately vacate.  About a month before moving you can begin to pre-pack items that you won’t need or use before you move.  Out of season clothing, tools and small appliances, and collectibles/knick knacks are items that you won’t miss. Hint: if your house is still on the market you can take this step as well, and it will help with staging your home for prospective buyers.

THREE WEEKS BEFORE MOVING DAY: NON-ESSENTIALS - Among the items that you didn’t pre-pack, choose those that you know you likely won’t need before moving.  Books, extra linens, and kitchen items can be packed up because you likely won’t be doing much reading, and you only need enough linens, plates, and utensils for the number of people living in the home.  CDs and DVDs can go as well.

TWO WEEKS BEFORE MOVING DAY: THE SERIOUS PACKING BEGINS - Yes…now it is time to start paring down the amount of “stuff” still in your home. If you have children, allow them to choose a few toys/games to keep out, and box up the rest. If you have a home office, clean it out and pack what you plan to take with you.  Any jewelry and shoes that you don’t wear daily can go as well.  You may feel that two weeks is a long time to go without these items, but trust me, before you know it you will be unpacking them in your new abode!

ONE WEEK BEFORE MOVING DAY: SEVEN DAYS AND COUNTING: Now it is time to pack up all but the few things you will need to get through the last few days at your current home.  The rest of your clothes and kitchen items can go (leaving yourself what you will need until the move, of course).  Go through your medicine cabinet and toss any expired medications. Pack the rest except for the ones you take daily.

TWO DAYS BEFORE MOVING DAY: IT’S GETTING REAL YA’LL: At this point your stress level may be peaking, but if you have been following the time-line and packing a bit each week, you should be almost finished!  Box up your electronics (in their original packaging when possible), bathroom items, and any miscellaneous items that are left.  Keep an Essentials Box that you will keep with you as you are moving.

MOVING DAY: IT’S HERE! All that should be left is furniture and appliances.  Whether you have hired movers to load the large items or you are doing it yourself, it will be so much more manageable with everything else already boxed up and ready to go.

IMPORTANT TIP: Label every box.  You can either write what is in the box or what room the box should go to.  Or both.  You will be glad you did when you are unpacking!

Remember that this is simply a general guideline.  You should do what is right for you and your family when it comes to packing and moving. But hopefully this will make what can be a trying and overwhelming time a little less stressful.

If you’re thinking about selling your home, contact the professional Realtors at Tampa Realty Now  and let them help you get your house on the market!  They can be reached at 813-728-3880 or 813-675-5030.  Call them today!

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Linda and Craig Nowicke
RE/MAX ACR Elite Group
14823 N. Dale Mabry
Tampa FL 33618
Linda: 813-728-3880
Craig: 813-675-5030
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