Real estate reality check: What’s the market like in Polk County?

 Real estate reality check: What’s the market like in Polk County?

LAKELAND, Fla. (WFLA) — There’s no denying Tampa Bay’s real estate market is red hot.

In March, housing prices in the area increased nearly 20% 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.

Polk County is a popular option among families looking to purchase a home in Tampa Bay.

“In Polk County right now, $300,000 is going to get you a really good single family home,” said MEGG Homes consultant Angie Reynolds.

Fully-updated homes are drawing families from Tampa and Orlando.

8 On Your Side toured a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,954-square-foot home listed at $319,950.

The house, which was built in 1987, is on Glennis Avenue in Lakeland.

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