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Florida Is A Hot Market For First Time Home Buyers

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Taking the Florida Plunge


Florida is a hot market for first time home buyers. recently reported it’s top 10 cities for first time home buyers and 3 Florida cities made the list.  Those cities are Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater coming in 2nd, Orlando coming in 5th and Jacksonville coming in 6th.

Top 10 Markets for First-Time Home Buyers by Rank

MSAMedian Listing PriceTotal ListingsMedian Age of InventoryUnemployment rate
Pittsburgh, PA$135,00011,0261285.70%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL$169,90021,062885.90%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ(NJ)$174,90010,6561416.40%
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX$175,0008,433675.40%
Orlando, FL$191,90013,425815.50%
Jacksonville, FL$198,0009,787955.60%
Philadelphia, PA-NJ(PA)$219,00021,9091216.40%
Dallas, TX$224,90015,887575.40%
Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC$227,5009,435984.90%
Phoenix-Mesa, AZ$244,90023,654596.20%


Here are the criteria® used to rank the top 10 markets:

  1. Location, location, location: Market popularity is an important…

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Everything You Should Know About Garden Maintenance

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Green thumbs would agree that a home that maintains a garden is a vibrant, liveable home ideal for raising a family.

Not only do they keep better air quality, plants adds to the aesthetic value of a home. You need not be a green thumb to maintain a healthy garden. What you need is enough appreciation to motivate you to grow your own verdant paradise.

Garden Design Infograph



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