Second-warmest U.S. market: Tampa, Fla.
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Barbar says home prices in this Gulf of Mexico metro area are rebounding because it's "a coastal market that's very similar to Miami -- a port city with declining housing inventories but a good supply of [local employers]."
Median Tampa asking prices have risen 5.3% on Realtor.com over the past year to hit $150,000, while the inventory of available properties has dropped 19.3%. The median listing's age has likewise declined by 20%, to 88 days.