Tampa ranked as top city in the country for first-time homebuyers

This is good.

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Despite Florida being one of the worst states for available affordable housing, Tampa is apparently the best city in the country right now for first-time homebuyers.

According to a recent report by real estate website Zillow, Tampa currently ranks number one in the U.S., with a median home value of $213,600, a population rank of 19, and a share of listings with a price cut of 24.8 percent.

Las Vegas came in second, followed by Phoenix and Atlanta.

Tampa does indeed have a pretty solid housing market for potential buyers, but surprisingly other Florida cities like Orlando and Miami also made this list. Last week, a new study from the National Low Income Housing Coalition named Orlando as literally the worst place in the country for affordable housing.

So, maybe don’t fully trust the “Zestimate.”

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Colin Wolf

Colin Wolf has been working with weekly newspapers since 2007 and has been the Digital Editor for Creative Loafing Tampa since 2019. He is also the Director of Digital Content Strategy for CL's parent company, Euclid Media Group.

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