Condos For Sale In Tampa
Condo living offers a wonderful hybrid experience between an apartment and a home. You receive all the benefits of owning your living space without any of the headaches that come with maintaining a home. There are many beautiful condos in Tampa with vibrant communities. You can view the most recent condos listed for sale in Tampa on this page.
Popular Condo Complexes In Tampa
There is no shortage of condominiums in Tampa. In fact, over 200 condo complexes are located in the city - each with its own unique design and charm. Some of the most popular condo complexes in Tampa include:
- The Plaza Harbour Island
- Marina Pointe
- The Residences at The Tampa
- SkyPoint Condominiums
- One Laurel Place Condominiums
- Bordeaux Village Condominiums
- Bellamy On Bayshore Condos
- Brandychase Condominiums
- Grand Key Condominiums
Units in these buildings are listed from time to time, but they sell fast. If you’re interested in any of these buildings above or a particular building we didn’t mention, our realtors can search to find available listings and schedule showings for you. If the building you’re interested in doesn’t have any available units for sale, we can also recommend units available in other buildings that may be similar.
The Benefits Of Living In A Condo
Living in a condo comes with many perks. Some of the many benefits condo owners enjoy can be found below.
There are luxury condos that can be more expensive than some single-family homes. However, condos tend to be more affordable than homes because you’re purchasing a living space without land. On average, condo buyers will pay 13% less than home buyers. Condo owners may also spend less on monthly utilities than homeowners because less energy is required to maintain the smaller square footage.
Condos are generally more secure than apartments and homes because they are guarded by reputable security companies. As a homeowner, you’d have to live in an expensive gated community to receive the same security and peace of mind condo owners enjoy.
In addition to having security guards, condos oftenfeature security cameras in public spaces, alarms, and front desk teams. Some condo complexes also have access control systems and intercom devices to provide additional security.
One of the biggest reasons buyers choose condos over other types of dwellings is the lower upkeep required. You’ll still be responsible for cleaning your unit, and you may end up planning improvement projects to revitalize your space, but you won’t have to worry about maintaining the building exterior, fixing the roof, performing yard work, or maintaining any of the amenities (like the pool or hot tub). You’ll spend less time taking care of your living space so that you can spend more time enjoying it.
When you buy a home, you often get the existing appliances, but this isn’t always the case. Sellers maintain the right to take the fridge, washer, dryer, and microwave unless stated otherwise in the purchase agreement. This could leave you with appliances to buy after making a substantial down payment.
Condos come furnished with all the must-have appliances, so you can move in without shopping for new appliances. Of course, you’ll own the condo, so you can always upgrade or replace appliances if you’d like to.
Amenities To Enjoy
Condo owners have the luxury of enjoying a variety of shared amenities included with their condo. Amenities vary from complex to complex but could include:
- Hot tubs
- Rooftop terraces
- Fitness centers
- Tennis courts
These amenities would be very expensive to obtain for a homeowner (the average cost to install an in-ground pool is anywhere from $39,000 to $80,000+), but condo owners get to enjoy them due to the minimal dues paid to the condo association. Reviewing the amenities offered in a complex you’re interested in is important because not every complex will have the same amenities.
Things To Consider When Buying A Condo In Tampa
There are many factors to consider if you’re interested in buying a condo in Tampa. An Eaton Realtor can help you lay out all the different elements for consideration so that you can begin your search knowing what you’re looking for. Below are some common considerations to evaluate as you start your condo search.
Lifestyle is one of the most important aspects to consider when deciding whether to buy a condo. The lifestyle of a homeowner will be different from that of a condo owner due to the differences in property structures.
If you enjoy maintaining a yard or a garden, you may not enjoy living in a condo as much as in a home. If you like socializing, you might enjoy the community environment condos offer. If you have a dog, you might find it more time-consuming to care for your pet without a backyard. Certain lifestyles will be more conducive to condo living than others, and it’s essential to consider your interests and passions as you contemplate condo life.
Condo Association Rules & Regulations
When hunting for a condo, you should carefully read the association rules and regulations for the units you're interested in before making any offers. Every condo complex will have rules and regulations, which are usually strictly enforced. You need to be comfortable with those restrictions if you’re going to live there.
Condos are often associated with luxury amenities like pools and fitness centers, but only some complexes have those amenities. Some condo complexes provide very few amenity offerings. You should weigh the amenities offered against the HOA fees to balance comfort and cost.
If you’ve ever worked with a realtor, you’ve probably heard the adage “location, location, location.” A convenient location near essential public facilities will benefit you, but it will also help increase resale value in case you ever decide to sell the condo you purchase. Identical condos could have drastically different prices depending on how desirable the location is. You can’t buy any kind of real estate without assessing the property's location first.
Work With A Tampa Realtor To Find Your Dream Condo
Ready to find your dream condo in Tampa? The realtors at Eaton Realty are here to assist you. We’ve been serving Tampa Bay since 2003 and have helped buyers throughout Hillsborough County find the perfect home.
Our realtors can open a search of available condos for sale tailored to your needs and wants. We’ll schedule showings and help you negotiate a purchase price to obtain the best possible condo at the best possible price. Your Eaton Realty will be with you throughout the entire buying process all the way to the closing table. You can speak with an Eaton Realtor by calling 813-672-8022, or by filling out a contact form.
Buying A Condo Vs. A Single-Family Home
As you search for your next residence, you may be considering both condos and homes. Both dwelling types have their own sets of advantages and drawbacks. You’ve already read about the advantages of owning a condo above, but there are advantages homes have over condos as well.
Owning a home gives you more freedom, flexibility, and privacy. However, these benefits are gained at the expense of time and money. Ultimately, a condo is worth considering over a home if you’re interested in an affordable alternative to buying a home with less maintenance and more convenient amenities. Our realtors will sit down with you and weigh the pros and cons of both types of properties to help you determine whether a home or a condo is the right fit for you.
Interested In Expanding Your Condo Search?
Naturally, the larger your search area is, the more likely you are to find something you like because the number of available units for sale will increase with your search radius. Our realtors service all of Hillsborough County, and we can help you expand your condo search outside of Tampa. Neighboring cities to consider include: