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Study finds three Tampa Bay cities among the most overvalued housing markets in America


Study Finds Three Tampa Bay Cities Among Most Overvalued Housing Markets in America

The housing market in the Tampa Bay area is booming, but a new study from Florida Atlantic University reveals that it may be overvalued. According to the study, home buyers in Tampa are paying a 42.81% premium for a home, making it the third most overvalued market in the country.

In fact, seven out of the top 10 overvalued markets are in Florida, with Lakeland and North Port also ranking in the top 5. Buyers in Lakeland paid a 41.96% premium, while buyers in North Port paid a 41.74% premium.

Real estate economist Ken H. Johnson from FAU stated that prices in Florida have remained robust, causing premiums to rise throughout the state. The study uses data from Zillow to compare average home prices with long-term pricing trends.

Despite higher interest rates, demand and low supply are driving factors in the higher prices in Florida. Johnson mentioned that the likelihood of a significant fall in prices or a dramatic increase is very small, making it a good time to purchase a property for long-term investment.

If you’re interested in seeing the full rankings of overvalued housing markets, you can view them on the FAU website. With the housing market in Tampa Bay and other Florida cities showing no signs of slowing down, it’s important for buyers to carefully consider their options before making a purchase.

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