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Tampa blows SD out of the water(front)

Gulf Coast home costs 733% more than an inland abode; here, they're 247% more

Across the U.S., people pay twice as much for waterfront homes as they do for inland residences. San Diego can top that. According to Zillow.com, the median value of a non-waterfront home in San Diego is $564,900. But the median value of waterfront homes is $1,924,500, or 240.7 percent more.

The biggest spread is in Tampa, Florida. The median value of non-waterfront homes is $125,300, but the median for waterfront residences is $1,043,700, or 733 percent more.

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Across the U.S., people pay twice as much for waterfront homes as they do for inland residences. San Diego can top that. According to Zillow.com, the median value of a non-waterfront home in San Diego is $564,900. But the median value of waterfront homes is $1,924,500, or 240.7 percent more.

The biggest spread is in Tampa, Florida. The median value of non-waterfront homes is $125,300, but the median for waterfront residences is $1,043,700, or 733 percent more.

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But at least Tampa can say that some of the least expensive waterfront homes are in Florida.

Sept. 12, 2014

danfogel: The median price of Tampa waterfront homes is roughly half that of waterfront homes in San Diego. You wanna live in Florida?. The state of rednecks and alligators? (Or are they crocodiles?) Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 13, 2014

Don, don't forget the weather. Hot and humid with hurricanes. My boss couldn't schedule a meeting in hell so he had one in Florida.

Sept. 13, 2014

AlexClarke: Good point. I did forget to mention that other aspect of Florida. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 13, 2014

A couple of things about hurricanes. You know when they are coming and you can get coverage to protect you from loss. Can you say that about all of the scams that happen in San Diego?

Sept. 13, 2014

danfogel: Florida is a scam haven, too -- especially South Florida. The major scam havens are Southern California, South Florida, Las Vegas, and, of course, Wall Street. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 14, 2014

don bauder, I was commenting mostly tongue in cheek here, though I did recently read something interesting, and ironic, as it were. According to the FTC, when excluding identity theft, Colorado has the highest per capita rate of consumer fraud complaints in the country, something like 600 complaints per 100k in population. And but of course Florida I believe is still the leader in identity theft.

Sept. 14, 2014

danfogel: Colorado is a big scam state. When I was with the Union-Tribune, I worked a lot with the Colorado official in charge of pursuing scams. We often noted how many San Diego crooks went on to Denver, and vice versa. I made acquaintance with him again. Denver has always been a center of penny stock scams. It's not as bad as Vancouver, but it is bad. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 14, 2014

I didn't say I want to live there, just sayin that water front property is less expensive there.The only places I go in the Florida are the Keys. I would live in the Keys, rednecks, alligators and crocs(yes they have both) and hurricanes not withstanding. And like you, I choose NOT to live in San Diego.

Sept. 13, 2014

danfogel: We lived in San Diego for 30 years and had a great time, although my wife, who is a scientist, was sick about all the ecologically important land that was gobbled up by real estate developers. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 14, 2014

Don, I imagine your wife was alluding to the once ubiquitous vernal pools. Every year, or two, or three, depending upon the rain totals for any given year, as they could lay dormant for any number of years, and come to life after an extremely wet season, I would visit the pools adjacent to 395 between Clairemont Mesa Blvd and Miramar Naval Air Station. Until I showed up one day and witnessed a bulldozer draining and covering some of them. Now that was criminal. The ones near my Kearny Mesa childhood home had long been excavated when Mesa College was built.

Sept. 15, 2014

Duhbya: Yes, vernal pools were my wife's specialty. She had a number of experiments going, including on military bases. By the time we left, real estate development had taken away about 99 percent of them. Best, Don Bauder

Sept. 15, 2014

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