Sign up for our daily briefing

Make your busy days simpler with Axios AM/PM. Catch up on what's new and why it matters in just 5 minutes.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Catch up on the day's biggest business stories

Subscribe to Axios Closer for insights into the day’s business news and trends and why they matter

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Stay on top of the latest market trends

Subscribe to Axios Markets for the latest market trends and economic insights. Sign up for free.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Sports news worthy of your time

Binge on the stats and stories that drive the sports world with Axios Sports. Sign up for free.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Tech news worthy of your time

Get our smart take on technology from the Valley and D.C. with Axios Login. Sign up for free.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Get the inside stories

Get an insider's guide to the new White House with Axios Sneak Peek. Sign up for free.

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Axios on your phone

Get breaking news and scoops on the go with the Axios app.

Download for free.

Catch up on coronavirus stories and special reports, curated by Mike Allen everyday

Catch up on coronavirus stories and special reports, curated by Mike Allen everyday

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Want a daily digest of the top Denver news?

Get a daily digest of the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Denver

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Want a daily digest of the top Des Moines news?

Get a daily digest of the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Des Moines

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Want a daily digest of the top Twin Cities news?

Get a daily digest of the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Twin Cities

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Want a daily digest of the top Tampa Bay news?

Get a daily digest of the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Tampa Bay

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Want a daily digest of the top Charlotte news?

Get a daily digest of the most important stories affecting your hometown with Axios Charlotte

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Sign up for Axios NW Arkansas

Stay up-to-date on the most important and interesting stories affecting NW Arkansas, authored by local reporters

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

Please enter a valid email.

Please enter a valid email.

Subscription failed
Thank you for subscribing!

The front of 2710 Morningside Dr. Photo: Keller Williams Realty

The average home sales price in the Tampa Bay region was $398K in December, so Axios wanted to see what you can get below that price point in the area's real estate market.

Here’s a comparison of four homes that recently sold for around $300K in different Tampa-area neighborhoods.

1418 E Idlewild Ave. — $285,000

Seminole Heights; 2 beds, 1 bath; 1,120 square feet

  • Features: 1920s craftsman bungalow, carport, gracious front porch, cozy living room, hardwood floors, screened-in porch, outdoor entertaining area.
  • Days on the market: 34
  • Asking price: $285,000
  • Sold for: $285,000
  • Listing agent: Kisha Linebaugh at Fireside Real Estate
Fireside Real Estate
Fireside Real Estate
Fireside Real Estate
2710 Morningside Dr. — $306,900

Clearwater; 3 beds, 2 baths; 1,612 square feet

  • Features: Open kitchen/dining area, accent features walls, updated exterior, large owner's suite, stylish kitchen with open shelves.
  • Days on the market: 58
  • Asking price: $315,000
  • Sold for: $306,900
  • Listing agent: Judi Pobst at Keller Williams Realty
Keller Williams Realty
Keller Williams Realty
5174 Beach Dr. SE, Unit C — $295,000

St. Petersburg; 2 beds, 2 baths; 1,018 square feet

  • Features: Water views, private balcony, resort-style gated community, open layout.
  • Days on the market: 82
  • Asking price: $285,000
  • Sold for: $295,000
  • Listing agent: Betty Rohe at Century 21
Century 21
Century 21
777 N. Ashley Dr. #1611 — $310,000

Downtown Tampa; 1 bed, 1 bath; 786 square feet

  • Features: Downtown location, light-filled rooms, incredible views, luxury building with community amenities, balcony, spacious bedroom.
  • Days on the market: 61
  • Asking price: $315,000
  • Sold for: $310,000
  • Listing agent: Traci Burns at Smith & Associates Real Estate
Smith & Associates Real Estate
Smith & Associates Real Estate

Note: Days on the market is calculated from date listed and date sold as reported on Zillow. Average home sales price includes Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough counties.

  • All photos are  from their respective online listings. Know of an interesting or unusual home listing in the Tampa region? Email brianna.crane@axios.com.

This story first appeared in the Axios Tampa Bay newsletter, designed to help readers get smarter, faster on the most consequential news unfolding in their own backyard.

Not a valid email format.
Not a valid email format.
Server error. Please try a different email.
Not a valid email format.
Not a valid email format.
Server error. Please try a different email.
Not a valid email format.
Not a valid email format.
Server error. Please try a different email.
Not a valid email format.
Not a valid email format.
Server error. Please try a different email.
Not a valid email format.
Not a valid email format.
Server error. Please try a different email.

Go deeper

By the numbers: Census to show first decline of white population

Expand chart
Data: U.S. Census Bureau via Brookings Institute; Chart: Sara Wise/Axios

The latest census is expected to show the first decline in history for the nation's non-Hispanic white population, according to an analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by the Brookings Institution's William Frey.

Why it matters: The U.S. is rapidly moving toward a majority-minority population — with the racial and ethnic diversity most apparent in younger cohorts. "This really is moving in a direction that’s going to favor the issues and the political agendas of these younger people," Frey told Axios.

33 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Democrats plot filibuster workarounds

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Several Democratic lawmakers are moving away from calls to eliminate the filibuster while privately discussing alternatives to bypass it, Axios has learned.

Why it matters: These talks have ramped up in earnest following the Republicans’ move Tuesday to block a measure to protect and expand voting rights.

33 mins ago - Politics & Policy

Infrastructure's remaining potholes

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

President Biden declared victory in announcing the bipartisan infrastructure package. Now comes the hard part: negotiating with his own party on the separate reconciliation bill.

Why it matters: By trying to simultaneously pass two massive spending bills, Biden and congressional leaders are attempting a legislative feat that will likely require Congress to work through its August recess — and potentially well into the fall, according to lawmakers and senior staffers.