What are all the homes in Tampa Bay worth? Believe it or not, less than Apple

In a month when Florida’s population topped 20 million, here’s another impressive number to chew on — Tampa Bay’s total home value is $232 billion. As calculated by Zillow, that ranks the bay area 22nd among all U.S. metro areas. Bigger than Orlando, Las Vegas and Austin, Texas. Bigger than the gross domestic product of several countries (Okay, very small…

When it comes to pricey homes, Sarasota-Bradenton trumps Tampa Bay

As metro areas go, Tampa Bay has a lot in common with the neighboring Sarasota-Bradenton-North Port region. Both have beautiful beaches, fine restaurants, high-end retailers and impressive offerings of art and culture. Both also have multitudes of gorgeous homes — but there, the similarities end. Living in luxury costs a lot more south of the Sunshine Skyway bridge. Since January,…