Real estate reality check: What will $300K get you in Manatee County?

 Real estate reality check: What will $300K get you in Manatee County?

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla (WFLA) – Tampa Bay’s real estate market is red hot.

Housing prices in the area increased nearly 20% in March from the previous year, according to local realtors. According to Redfin, the average price of a home in Tampa Bay is $300,000 and, depending on the area, you could get a little more or less for that price tag.

In Manatee County, Keller Williams realtor Jordan Jones says the average price for a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is $320,000.

The house on 81st Avenue Terrace East that 8 On Your Side toured had obvious room for improvements and a price tag of $295,000.

“Anything that’s under $300,000 is going to be a fixer-upper and need a little more TLC,” Jones explained.

She tells 8 On Your Side it’s why the features in the 1,4000-square-foot home, built in 1991, seem outdated.

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