Survey says Tampa metro area has some of the worst real estate markets

Bad news for Tampa Bay homebuyers — a new study from WalletHub says this area is not a great place to buy a home. The study ranked 300 cities across the United States and placed Clearwater at No. 227, St. Petersburg at No. 221 and Tampa at No. 143 on the list. Each city was compared across 22 indicators of housing market attractiveness and economic strength. The scoring was based on topics ranging from median home price appreciation to home sales turnover rate to job growth. In the category…Original Article