Which Tampa Bay neighborhood home values will rise most this year? The answer may surprise you.

Most Tampa Bay residents have never heard of Westminster Heights. But the St. Petersburg neighborhood could give a lot of bang for the buck when it comes to investing in real estate this year. Lying south of Central Avenue between 49th and 58th Streets S, Westminster Heights tops Zillow’s list of the five bay area neighborhoods expected to show the…

Millennials in Tampa Bay are starting to buy houses and that’s going to revolutionize real estate

When Michael Berry first moved into Tampa’s Madison at Soho condos, he liked being smack in the midst of the lively bar and restaurant scene on South Howard Avenue. That was two years ago. Now Berry is 26, about to turn 27. So is his fiance, Alicia Kais. “We’ve had our fun here, but it’s a little loud, a lot…

When it comes to home prices, Tampa Bay’s cities are a bargain, study finds

Looking for the most affordable place to buy a home in the Tampa Bay area? New Port Richey might be a good choice. The average listing price of a four-bedroom, two-bath house in the Pasco County city is just $154,830, according to Coldwell Banker. That ranks New Port Richey fourth-lowest in Florida and about $550,000 less than top-priced Key Largo….

Tampa Bay is one of the most affordable housing markets, but mortgage rates top nation

The Tampa Bay area ranked among the nation’s most affordable housing markets at the end of 2015 even though its average mortgage rate was the highest of all major metro areas, a new study shows. To afford the bay area’s median priced home of $175,000, a buyer needed a gross salary of $41,922. That was seventh lowest among the 27…