Dream homes are still going quickly.
Things got really crazy during the pandemic. Grocery stores painted arrows on their floors, we all learned which jobs were considered essential and we bought toilet paper by the pallet. Another result of 2020 was the spiking prices on real estate. While other states experienced growth, Florida was white hot, with some home values increasing by six figures or more. Now, according to a new report, those crazy upward price spirals seem to be leveling out. In the Zillow September Monthly report, the average home in the Bay is now valued at $391,114, which is very slightly lower than August. The slight downward tick barely affects the 73.8% rise in values since 2019, though. Meanwhile, rent prices have continued to rise, up 12% since last year again. The average apartmnent in Tampa will now cost you $2,167 a month.
Across America, real estate prices have remained almost flat over the last few months. Interest rates, however, are rising. The typical rate these days hovers around 7%. Still, buyers are out there, investing in their dream homes in the Sunshine State. The concept of ADUs (Accessory Dwelling Units) has been floated as an option to house people more cost-effectively, but many people have said they would rent the units as AirBnBs. That would do nothing to help residents find affordable housing. Meanwhile, as real estate prices seem to have leveled off, sales definitely continue. The only real change has been the length of time listings are up before properties sell. The average home now moves in about 11 days. Source: CLTampa
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The Hot, Sexy Beach Volleyball Athletes of the Tokyo Games
If you’re like me, you watch the Olympics not only because of the unbelievable performance level of the world’s greatest athletes but also because they’re all so dang hot!
This year’s volleyball competitors bring the heat on and off the sand court, so of course we had to include our favorite hotties competing in the Tokyo Games this year.
Since beach volleyball made its Olympic debut in 1996, the United States has established itself as a dominant force in the sport. Per The Washington Post, the U.S. women and men have each claimed three gold medals, more than any other country.
The preliminary rounds will be held from this Friday (July 23) to July 30, with elimination matches running from July 31 to August 6. The women’s medal matches are on August 5, followed by the men’s medal matches on August 6. The entire tournament will be held at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo.
Haunted Event On Sparkman Wharf
Sean Roberts was conceived in the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky by two passionate, panel aligning, third shifters who had grown bored with the same ole same ole. Upon birth, he was placed in the trunk of a new Stingray and sent off to find his destiny.
That destiny included several stints on radio stations across the United States. Some played punk country gospel, while others focused on Croatian death metal played backwards.
After many years and many adventures, Sean wound up on The Shark, where he does shots of tequila while playing the most badass tunes ever created by humankind.
He remains humble, however, never forgetting about the lean years...the street corners and dark alleys where he played songs on his car stereo for food and sex.
He's on top and he's never gonna stop LIVING THE DREAM!