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If you are relocating to Tampa and will be stationed at Mac Dill AFB here’s a great resource that will help you find the BEST Neighborhoods in surrounding communities.

Popular Neighborhoods include:

South Tampa, which is generally defined as S. of Kennedy Blvd, to the Base.  This area is closest in proximity to MacDill, however, pricing is higher due to its close proximity to the base and our Downtown Tampa and Channelside areas.  If you are looking for something smaller, in quaint neighborhoods, this will be your best option if you are willing to sacrifice size for price.

You can see a map of South Tampa and find homes for sale here

Popular suburbs for families who want a large home on a budget include:



Apollo Beach

Benefits of buying New Construction:

New construction homes have many benefits to Military buyers who want to close quickly.

The Ability to Close Quick

About 20% of our re-sale market are short sales which can take 4 months to a year to close.  Honestly, buying new is a better deal if you are relocating to the area and don’t want to waste money renting.  I posted an article on the benefits of buying versus renting, which you can read here 6 Reasons to Buy vs Renting You May Have Missed

Builders offer great incentives and selection:

New Construction Builders also offer VA financing and offering to pay buyer’s closings costs, which is very appealing for those of you who don’t have the cash to bring to closing.

New construction homes generally are not found doing a search through MLS, so if you would like availability on inventory homes we can send you a list.

I’ve also posted articles on resources for relocating to Tampa which can be found here.

We specialize on relocation, so if you are looking for a Real Estate Agent we are a resource that you can depend on for all your needs.

I hope you found this useful in your relocation research.  Feel free to leave a comment or contact us for further information.

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Rae Catanese

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Written by Rae Catanese, Realtor

Licensed Realtor since 2002, Tampa Bay’s own Rae Catanese regularly gives expert advice and insider tips about the Tampa Bay real estate market via her blog, The Tampa Real Estate Insider. If you are thinking of buying or selling a home in the Tampa, St. Petersburg or Clearwater areas-then this blog is for you. I typically post articles once a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe here! Have a real estate question? Email me here!

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