Tampa Bay home shoppers seek affordability, do not find it

Tampa Bay home shoppers are coming up short. According to home search data from realtor.com, the average median listing price for houses in the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metropolitan area is $274,950. That is 5.5 percent (or $15,050) higher than the average median search price of $259,900. The gap in Tampa Bay is not as bad as the nationwide gap of 9.1 percent ($27,000) between the median search price of $288,000 and median listing price of $315,000. The greater the gap, the higher the frustration. “Entry-level…Original Article