Out-of-state moves shot up during the global pandemic, and while some of that has subsequently calmed down, Redfin.com reports a record 25.1% of house hunters still looked to relocate in Q4 of 2022. Of the top 10 move-to cities for Q1, five are in sunny Florida!
Overall, Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tampa, and Orlando topped the list, according to FloridaRealtors, and New Yorkers, in particular, are flocking to Miami and Tampa from the Big Apple. This is likely due to affordability, but I can’t help suspecting our gorgeous weather also has something to do with it. Sunbelt, anyone?
I say this time and again, but you really can’t go wrong with investing in the Tampa real estate market. Florida is consistently ranked as one of the most popular states to move to. The opportunity for home sellers is enormous, and while I don’t recommend grabbing just any old property, it makes pretty much all investments into this market one that appreciates. You can maximize your equity and use it however you want – home improvements, leveling up to a nicer house, a second property, or maybe building an add-on or a guest house.
Being born and raised here, it’s easy to see why we are always at the top of the list: you get it all in Tampa. It’s a better quality of life without the crazy price tag of NYC or LA, giving you great weather, gorgeous water views, a plethora of urban attractions, opportunities for higher education, strong cultural diversity, excellent school districts and family activities, and an outdoor lifestyle. Tampa literally sells itself when you walk around the city, and there is truly something for everyone.
Whether you are new to the area or a native who has lived here for years, I’d love to show you around some of the fantastic neighborhoods we have here. I know all the nooks and crannies, and I am a “real estate matchmaker” of sorts, pairing you with just the right place to make your next home or the perfect buyer for your property. So drop me a line and let me know what you’re looking for!