Report: Rent prices drop nationwide, but not in Tampa Bay

As Florida continues to be one of the most popular states to move to in the nation, it's becoming more challenging for residents to find an affordable apartment or keep existing rent from going up. Nationally, the median U.S. asking rent fell 0.4% year over year to $1,937 in March. That's the first annual decline since March 2020 — when the coronavirus was declared a pandemic — and the lowest median asking rent in 13 months. By comparison, rents were up 17.5% one year ago in March 2022. "Rents…Original Article