Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL

How Happy Are Tampa's Homeowners?

Picturesque beaches and a vibrant Latin-Anglo culture make Tampa Bay a classic Floridian gem. Yet, residents in the “Big Guava” cite more than fun in the sun as key to their happiness. Rising equity and home values, coupled with a reasonable cost of living — and close proximity to highways and water, are inspiring upbeat outlooks and big upgrades like bathroom remodels and roof replacements. Additionally, modern kitchens, central air conditioning and an abundance of natural light are keeping Tampanians happy in their homes.

Tampa's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Painted interior room/area
  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Remodeled a bathroom
  • Planted a garden/landscaping

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Replace/add windows
  • Plant a garden/landscaping

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Happiest Home Features

Tampa's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Central air conditioning
  • Lots of natural light
  • New appliances
  • Tile flooring

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • New windows
  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Marble or quartz countertops
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Organized closet/storage space

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • In-ground pool
  • Space for animals
  • In-ground sprinkler system

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Outdoor kitchen
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Solar energy roofing features

It's not just projects and features that make Tampa's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Rising home values & equity
  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Easy access to highways
  • Within close proximity to water
  • Reasonable property & school taxes

Overall Home
Happiness

87%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

56%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Tampa home:

  • Homeowners have:3.0 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.2 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:10 years

  • Average square footage:1,900

  • Age of home:33 years

  • Avg. home price (Feb. '18):215,000Powered by Redfin

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