Forbes: Tampa a top market for investors hunting for good housing deals

Tampa is among the nation’s top markets for investors hunting for good housing deals.

That’s according to a new study that found a hot investment climate in six other Florida cities, as well.

Forbes magazine and Local Market Monitor, a North Carolina-based data company, teamed up to produce a list of the 20 “best buy” cities — those where “investors get the best bang for their housing buck and aspiring homeowners have the best prospects of making an economically sound purchase,” as Forbes put it.

Topping the list is Grand Rapids, Mich. Orlando came in second, with Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, Cape Coral, North Port, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach all contributing to Florida’s dominance among the top 20.

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John William is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami, and has spent his lifetime in sales and marketing. The fourth generation to join his family business, John William manages all luxury residential sales and transactions within the Tampa Bay and South Florida markets. A keen industry insider with a finger on the pulse of the area, He is an expert identifying high-return acquisition and development opportunities for hungry investors both large and small while simultaneously working with homeowners and homebuyers to buy and sell the home of their dreams… often times without the need of the MLS or a For Sale sign. He also oversees all digital and print marketing for the company, and handles all sales training for new and established agents alike. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Brookwood Florida, the oldest charity in Florida, and works to raise millions of dollars annually for local charities and museums.