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CHRIS WILLE: A staggering amount of data, analytics in real estate world

The legion of data sources covering the real estate market regularly publish reams of sometimes overlapping trend reports, sales figures, economic analytics, commercial forecasts — all crammed with statistics delineated in pie charts, bar graphs and comparison indexes. These dense reports come fast and furious — annually, quarterly, monthly and whenever insights surface. This is all great stuff for real estate insiders, investors, market watchers and others. Here are highlights from this week’s stack of diverse documents. ATTOM Data Solutions Last quarter was a good one to sell a house. Home sellers enjoyed a banner fourth quarter in 2017 with an average profit of $54,000 over the purchase price —… Read More

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Distinctive 1950s ‘bird cage houses’ were built for Florida’s climate. Should they be landmarks?

A restored "bird cage" home at 721 Pinellas Point Drive is for sale for $425,000 in the Pinellas Point area of St. Petersburg. An effort is under way to get a historic designation for the distinctive homes. [SCOTT KEELER | Times] ST. PETERSBURG — In the 1950s, before air conditioning came into widespread use, the new Vision-Aire homes at the tip of the Pinellas peninsula were designed ‘‘by Florida itself.’’ To take advantage of the semi-tropical setting near Tampa Bay, all living areas faced the prevailing southeast breezes. Wide overhangs provided protection from sun and rain. Concrete walls were replaced by glass and wood jalousies, adjustable to suit weather conditions… Read More

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Search The Best Listings For Apartments In Tampa FL Based On What You Need

Thousands of Tampa FL apartments are up for grabs. You are looking for the right one, and there are some great finds. You are going to locate that gem of an apartment, and it will be home sweet home. What type of budget do you have when it comes to rent? If you start browsing apartments in Tampa FL, heads up, you are going to be hit with some luxurious properties right away. These luxurious properties feature all kinds of amenities, and they are going to make you want to break your budget. Perhaps you can afford the most expensive apartment, but don’t let your eyes get too big. You… Read More

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