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Old 05-03-2011, 04:35 PM
 
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Hi ya'll - I am moving back to Tampa (went to college there) from San Francisco and I know that I am out of the loop on the cool areas. When I was there Ybor was the place to be Is Hyde Park/Soho still cool? How about Channel Side? I am going to rent off the bat, and my max will be around 1700-1800 a month.Thanks!
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Old 05-03-2011, 06:18 PM
 
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1700-1800 will get you a killer place in SoHo. that is where you want to be. For that price, you might also want to check out the downtown skyscrapers "Skypoint" (condo- private rentals) and its near-twin "Element" (Apartment). This is a few miles from SoHo, but a southern view unit in these places have the best views availible in central florida and the gulf coast.
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Old 05-04-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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Thanks! Can you recommend any rental websites that might make my search a little easier? Will def check out skypoint.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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Craigslist for Skypoint.
elementofyou.com for element
Craigslist for the Madison @ SoHo
Craigslist for the brownstones of SoHo
postproperties.com for Post Hyde Park
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Hi ya'll - I am moving back to Tampa (went to college there) from San Francisco and I know that I am out of the loop on the cool areas. When I was there Ybor was the place to be Is Hyde Park/Soho still cool? How about Channel Side? I am going to rent off the bat, and my max will be around 1700-1800 a month.Thanks!
Why the hell would you spend 1800 for rent when you can BUY for much less than that?
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:55 AM
 
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Why the hell would you spend 1800 for rent when you can BUY for much less than that?
No Maintenance costs
No Lawn maintenance
No Mortgage
Does not know how long he will stay in Tampa
Does not want to find house from 2k miles
No homeowners insurance
No HOA/Condo fees
etc

There are a lot of reasons why you don't want to buy property, income level does not dictate when you should buy a house or a condo.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:51 AM
 
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Well I would BUY if I didn't alreay own a home in a different city. That is why. Along with everything else tewas mentioned.
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Old 05-06-2011, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Besides what tewas mentioned, having a mortgage is basically 1/4th of the Machine ala Princess Bride that literally sucks your soul from you. Homeownership, unlike what the mythos may say, is not for everyone.
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Old 06-09-2011, 06:42 PM
 
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CRAIGM1841:
I was looking up apartments and reviews in the st pete/tampa area and I had seen a review or blog and saw you were originally from Long Island, NY. I just sadly, and recently moved down here (just graduated from grad school) from there... really miss it. I just accepted the job in the area and start up sometime probably next month. I wanted to know how you like it down here and what is there to do? And where in li are you from?
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:40 PM
 
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not to mention not everyone wants/can afford to drop 5 figures for a down payment they will never get back unless they sell their home...
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