Smith & Associates Realtor Melanie Atkinson joins Yahoo Finance Live to talk about Tampa, Florida’s developing housing market, COVID housing and population trends, international property buyers, and the renting and sales rates of property in Tampa.
RACHELLE AKUFFO: Tampa, on Florida’s Gulf Coast, topped Zillow’s list of the hottest housing markets, and it’s not just because of the lovely weather. To see why, I’m joined by Melanie Atkinson, Smith and Associates Realtor. Melanie, good to have you on the show. So it’s interesting because Austin actually held that top spot last year, but they slipped to number 10. And now Tampa is at the top. So what are the biggest selling points when it comes to Tampa, really beyond the weather?
MELANIE ATKINSON: Well, obviously, weather is one of the biggest draws down here. Tampa has been overlooked for many, many years. Our housing prices tend to be lower than what you’d find on the East Coast of the…