U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
 [Register]
Tampa Bay Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 03-24-2008, 03:00 PM
 
2 posts, read 8,404 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

Hey guys I am new to the forums and I have a few questions. I might be taking a job in Brandon and I was looking online and found a few townhouses in Riverview. I found a brand new 1200sq 2br./2.5ba with appliances included. The price is 118K and includes the closing costs and whatnot. Is this a good deal or not? And, is Riverview a nice place? I am 23 and will be moving from Jersey.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 03-24-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
3,927 posts, read 10,594,670 times
Reputation: 5235
Generally speaking, if it includes a garage, it's a good asking price...no garage, it's an okay asking price. You need to tell us either where it is, or the builder to get a better gauge on pricing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-24-2008, 07:28 PM
 
2,539 posts, read 3,727,977 times
Reputation: 995
Why not Brandon? There's nothing in Riverview for someone your age. Brandon has everything, condos, apartments, shopping, restaurants and is closer to Tampa.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2008, 11:33 AM
 
2 posts, read 8,404 times
Reputation: 10
I actually started looking in Brandon and I found some condos that were a little cheaper. I am unfamiliar with the real estate market down in Florida. I am used to New Jersey and finding a 600sqf studio for 350k.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2008, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
27,798 posts, read 27,751,302 times
Reputation: 14611
Could be the place you're looking at has high home owner's association fees - also, some places out there were apartments converted to condos. If that's the case, some say the building materials may not have the best quality. Remember, too, that if you pay lower prices, you may find yourself in a poorer neighborhood.

Riverview borders Brandon, pretty much. Although there not much there, its a short drive to Brandon (restaurants, bars, mall, etc). It not necessary to live right in Brandon, although it would be more convenient as one posted above.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2008, 02:05 PM
 
13,773 posts, read 34,939,135 times
Reputation: 10605
I have a friend who lives in a townhome in Riverview.. They bought the house new, although I don't remember the name of the place now

Do be sure to check out the HOA fees, they can be a big drain.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 03-25-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
3,927 posts, read 10,594,670 times
Reputation: 5235
I was in Riverview today and the area is really looking good with lots of new commercial and retail development. And lots of new condos & townhouses around 301 & Bloomingdale (which is really convenient to I-75 and the Selmon Expressway). Centex is building a mega residential development just west of Bloomingdale at 301 and Pulte has some really nice looking places north of Bloomingdale and Gornto Road. Of course, Bloomingdale Villages is nearby too, but I think it's already built out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top