‘More sophisticated’ buyers pushing up downtown Tampa condo prices

Downtown Tampa’s Skypoint condominium tower is commanding impressive sales prices, but just as important as the numbers are the driving forces behind them.

A penthouse unit that sold for $650,000 two years ago recently traded for $895,000. A two-bedroom unit sold Friday for $481,000 — the highest price for a two-bedroom unit, outside of that penthouse, since the original developer was selling the units in 2007.

Brenda Daly, an agent with Smith & Associates, is seeing the beginning of a trend… …read more