Rents in Tampa Bay are increasing faster than the national average

Renting is getting much more expensive in Tampa Bay cities. RENTCafe's February 2018 Apartment Market Report shows renters in St. Petersburg saw the 16th-highest year-over-year increase in average rent among the 250 cities included in the study. While St. Petersburg's increase of 7.1 percent was the highest in the region, all of the Tampa Bay cities included in the report showed an increase higher than the national average of 2.7 percent. The cities included are Tampa (5.2 percent), Lakeland (6.5…Original Article