Realtor Vince Arcuri likens the housing market to a pot of boiling water.

“You put your hand into it, you’re still going to go to the hospital,” the Better Homes and Gardens realtor said. 

It’s still really hot, but not as bad as earlier in the year.

“It’s nice for it to have slowed down to a manageable pace,” he said. 

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It’s slowing down now, but the S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index, which tracks changes in real estate values nationwide, shows Tampa joining other major cities in hot summer housing prices.

In July, Tampa’s price index was up 24.4 percent over 2020.

But Arcuri says summer is always a hot time to buy. Like the weather, during fall, it cools off.

“It’s an excellent time to buy a home because…

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