Yes. Finding a pool home at the price you want is going to be directly related to the available jobs in the area. With gas prices and lifestyle, you may or may not want the commute.
The Pinellas County office market is located within the Tampa Bay Metropolitan Statistical area (MSA), and over the past six months this MSA experienced a notable improvement in both job growth and unemployment rate.
Nearly 56,000 jobs were lost in 2009 and 2010 within the Tampa Bay MSA, but over the first few months in 2011, the area experienced positive job growth, adding 3,130 new jobs since year-end 2010. Additionally, Tampa Bayâ€™s latest seasonally adjusted unemployment rate (February 2011) fell seven-tenths of a percentage point over the same time period, currently registering 11.5%.
Following the slow improvement in the local economy and employment market will be the strengthening of home prices in the area. Depending on your timing â€“ with interest rates â€“ you very well may find MANY nice homes under 100,000 with pools.