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MIAMI, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 30: A for-sale sign is seen in front of a home on September 30, 2020 in Miami, Florida. A National Association of Realtors survey showed pending home sales rose 8.8% in August compared with July, reaching a record-high pace. Reports indicate that low mortgage rates have helped fuel the buying spree. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Are you in the market for a new home? You’ll be paying top dollar in the sunshine state.

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University and Florida International University studied Florida homes and found that 21.76% were selling above their long-term pricing trend.

And of all the areas around our state, Tampa Bay is purportedly the most concerning. June sales were for a 32% premium.

But according to the report, there is some good news: “Citing a shortage of homes for sale, a steady influx of out-of-state buyers and mortgage rates near historic lows, the researchers are not predicting a housing crash like the one that occurred more than a decade ago, when Florida homes were overvalued by 60 percent or more.”

However, for those who’ve paid top market prices, it may be years before they can recoup their investment.

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