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Published: Jan 05, 2022 4 min read
Aerial View Of Gated Community In Tampa, Florida

You can expect the Sun Belt to dominate the housing market in 2022. Tampa, Florida, tops Zillow’s new list of the hottest real estate markets of the year, followed by Jacksonville, Raleigh, San Antonio and Charlotte.

"Home buyers are attracted to markets in the Sun Belt that offer relative affordability, fast-growing economies and weather that allows them to enjoy the outdoors year-round," Zillow economist Alexandra Lee said in a statement.

The value of a typical home in Tampa has risen nearly 30% over the last year to $354,100, according to Zillow. The real estate giant expects Tampa’s explosive growth to continue in 2022 and is forecasting a 24.6% bump in home values over the course of the year.

Tampa also made it onto's ranking of the hottest housing markets for 2022, though that list also featured many cities in the Mountain West like Salt Lake City, Boise and Spokane.