Updated: May 10
In the Tampa Bay area, the three most popular terms that are searched for in real estate listings by potential home buyers are the words pool, garage and granite (as in countertops), according to Axios Tampa Bay, an online newsletter. Coming in fourth is pet-friendly and fifth is walk-in closet. What is the latest trend buyers are looking for? It is white kitchens with brass hardware and quartz countertops.
What sets the area off from other parts of the U.S. is the focus on outdoor living with landscaping, patios and of course pools ranking high on buyer’s wish lists. At Americana Cove, two popular questions from buyers are whether there is a pool and is the community pet friendly, says Broker Marty Pozgay. For the home, everyone wants some type of outdoor space, whether it is a porch or a screened lanai.