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It's Time to Head Back to School in Tampa!

by Tammy Waugh

The first school bell of the year is about to ring throughout the Greater Tampa Area!! It is time for students to head back to school! Have those backpacks packed with all the necessary supplies and get ready to catch the school bus on the first day. Here are the first day of school dates for all local public school districts as well as helpful guides to set you up for success this upcoming school year!

Hillsborough County Public Schools | 901 East Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa

First Day of School: Friday, August 10th

*Watch Superintendent Eakins’ Back to School Message HERE!*

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

Back to School Guide


Pasco County Schools | 7227 Land O’ Lakes Boulevard, Land O’ Lakes

First Day of School: Monday, August 13th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

Back to School Guide


Pinellas County Schools | 301 4th Street Southwest, Largo

First Day of School: Monday, August 13th

2018 - 2019 District Calendar

Back to School Guide

The Sper Group hopes all Tampa students have a successful and fun 2018-2019 school year!!!

Top 5 Reasons to Move to Tampa!

by Tammy Waugh

A rumor is starting to spread across the country....the Tampa Bay area is one of the best places in America to live. This is one rumor that we can tell you, without a doubt, is true! People are starting to realize what a gem this Florida city is. In fact, it is one of the nation’s Top 10 Markets Attracting Movers, according ATTOM Data Solutions. Tampa was also recently named one of the Hippest Cities Everyone Under 30 Wants To Move To” by Business Insider.


What makes Tampa so special? Here are 5 reasons to move to Tampa!

#1 Strong Local Economy!

Florida reported the lowest state unemployment rate (4.3%) in the country during most of 2017. Tampa had an even lower rate at 3.8% (via Tampa Bay Times). The metropolitan area has also led in job growth, providing thousands of opportunities in a variety of career fields.

#2 Diverse Housing Options!

No matter what your budget or aesthetic preference, you can find it in the Tampa Bay area. Average home prices in Tampa are lower than the national average, especially compared to other large metropolitan areas. Plus, now is the time to move and invest in housing since homes are expected to increase in value in the near future.

#3 Lower Cost of Living!

Residents in Tampa can enjoy all the benefits of urban life at lower costs. Housing costs in the area are 24% below the national average. With lower transportation and utility costs as well, Tampa's average cost of living is 7% below the rest of the country (via Payscale)!

#4 Beautiful Weather!

Nothing beats the climate in Tampa. The metropolitan area boasts an average temperature of 73 degrees and 361 days of sunshine!

#5 Incredible Recreation & Entertainment Attractions!

There is always something fun to do in Tampa. From some of the country's best beaches to amusement parks to art and cultural museums, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling urban area.

Ready to move to the Tampa Bay area? The Sper Group can help you find your dream home. Check out our Current Homes for Sale. Give us a call today or visit our website at

Happy New Year from The Sper Group!

by Tammy Waugh

2017 is quickly drawing to an end. The possibilities of the New Year are just around the corner. Before we enter 2018, our team would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to all of our clients for making 2017 such an incredible year! We feel blessed for having the opportunity to get to know each of your and work with you throughout the year.



We are very proud to live and work in the Tampa area. One of our favorite things about our job is introducing newcomers to the area and introducing them to all the wonderful things Tampa has to offer. We also love help current residents find their new dream home in the area. Our Team is very excited to continue our work into 2018. We look forward to assisting our clients with all of their real estate needs.

Consider your real estate goals as you set your New Year's Resolutions for 2018. If Buying or Selling your home is on this list, we are here to help you every step of the way. Our years of real estate experience combined with our extensive knowledge of the local market will ensure that together we can help you reach your 2018 real estate goals! Contact us today to get started!



The Sper Group wishes you a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Top School District Found in Tampa FL!

by Tammy Waugh

There are many reasons why the Tampa area is the perfect spot for families to live. With endless recreational opportunities, beautiful weather, exciting entertainment and cultural venues, and so much more, Tampa has much to offer residents of all ages. One of the top reasons why Tampa is perfect for families? Its excellent school district! The area’s top rated school district ensures that our children are receiving the highest quality education and helps improve home values in the community!

Educational review website Niche recently 67 school districts within Florida to find out which were the best of the best in 2018. The website looked at several key factors from the U.S. Department of Education and reviews from millions of Niche users. The factors looked at included academics, administration, athletics, diversity, health and safety, resources and facilities, teacher quality, and more.

When the results were tallied……Hillsborough County Public Schools was at the top of the class!

Hillsborough County Public Schools came in within the top 25% of the best school districts in the state. It received an overall B grade. Its highest grades were in Diversity and Sports. It also received high marks for Clubs & Activities, Administration, and Food. It did not receive a single grade lower than a B-! That’s a gold star report card for this area school district!

If you are interested in Buying a home within this great local public school district, give The Sper Group a call today or visit my website at

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