Real Estate

Star of Selling Tampa dishes tips for homebuyers

Rena Frazier sits on a purple couch
Photo courtesy of Rena Frazier

The hype around Rena Frazier is just as real as our hot housing market.

State of play: Frazier, a real estate agent with the all-female, Black-owned Allure Realty, is one of the stars of the Netflix reality show "Selling Tampa."

  • After Selling Tampa premiered last month, Frazier has been trying to manage newfound stardom while being an agent everyone wants in the wild west of the Tampa real estate market.

Cheaper to buy than rent in most of Florida

Data: ATTOM; Map: Jared Whalen/Axios

Owning a median-priced home is more affordable than the average rent on a three-bedroom property in 58% of the U.S., a new report says.

  • But there's a big city/suburban divide, Axios' Jennifer Kingston reports: Renting makes more sense in big metropolitan areas while homeownership wins out in rural areas and suburbs with lower property prices.

"Go big or go home," if you can afford one

4615 Bayshore Boulevard. Photo courtesy Febre Frameworks
4615 Bayshore Blvd. Photo courtesy Febre Frameworks

Why would someone pay hundreds of thousands of dollars over asking price for a house without even seeing it first?

  • Matthew Barnes explains in just three words: "Tampa will boom."

The dark side of Tampa's housing boom

Nathan Hagen, co-leader of YIMBY Tampa.
Nathan Hagen, co-leader of YIMBY Tampa. Photo: Ben Montgomery/Axios

Here's a story that doesn't grab the headlines like "Tampa tops list of hot housing markets."

  • This guy up here ☝️ cannot afford a house.
  • That's it. It's simple. But it's a story we don't report enough, and it's important.

The world has discovered west central Florida

A Uhaul truck
Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

Five of the nation's 25 highest growth cities are in Tampa Bay or west central Florida, according to transactional data compiled for the annual U-Haul Growth Index.

Tampa tops list of hot housing markets

Illustration of a real estate for sale sign with a fire emoji on it.
Illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Our real estate market is coming into the new year hot: Zillow just released its 2022 market predictions and Tampa topped the list.

  • The typical home value in Tampa is $323,040. Zillow forecasts home values will rise 24.6% through November 2022.
Emma Way
Dec 22, 2021 - Real Estate

I binge-watched "Selling Tampa," and here are my thoughts

fancy house on camera with two real estate agents
Allure agents Colony Reeves and Anne-Sophie Petit show off this $6.5 million Eddings Road estate. Photo courtesy Netflix

We already knew the real estate market in the Tampa Bay area is on fire. Now the world knows, thanks to Netflix's new and wildly popular show "Selling Tampa."

The big picture: The "Selling Sunset" spin-off centers around Sharelle Rosado's Allure Realty and her team of stylish agents as they attempt to find buyers for Tampa's most luxurious homes.

New apartments at Water Street Tampa

Rendering of amenitized new apartment tower called Asher and its private pooldeck
Rendering courtesy Strategic Property Partners

An amenitized new apartment tower called Asher will open soon at 1050 Water St. in Water Street Tampa, the new walkable 56-acre neighborhood transforming downtown Tampa's eastern edge.

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