HOW'S THE MARKET? According to the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, house prices in the Tampa Bay metro increased 0.6% from September to October and were up 4.9% year-over-year (chart). Prices are still 7% below May of 2006. Keep in mind that this index is not seasonally adjusted, and not inflation adjusted. As for 2020, I am expecting prices to remain relatively steady.