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Study: Some Tampa Bay neighborhoods among quickest selling in the state

According to a recent study by SmartAsset, four of the top 10 easiest places to sell a home in Florida are in Tampa Bay. Pictured is a graphic of the top 10 locations in the state. | [Courtesy of SmartAsset, 2018]
Published Sep. 24, 2018

Tampa Bay sounds like a home seller's dream market — even compared to other locales statewide. According to a recent study by SmartAsset, four of the top 10 easiest places to sell a home in Florida are in the bay area. Northern Hillsborough County accounts for the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 10 spots, while Largo takes the No. 7 spot. The top spot was claimed by the area directly around the University of South Florida, averaging 3.3 days on the market; just 6.8 percent of homes decreased in value in that area.

"A healthy housing market is both stable and affordable," the study said. "Homeowners in a healthy market should be able to easily sell their homes, with a low risk of losing money over the long run."

The rankings were based on "stability, affordability, fluidity and risk of loss," according to SmartAsset. The remaining slots on the top 10 list were concentrated in Orange County, with one in Polk County.

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Contact Malena Carollo at mcarollo@tampabay.com or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo.

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