Apartment rent hikes in Tampa above national average

People renting apartments locally are paying much more than they did a year ago. This February in Tampa, the average rent price was $1,166, 5.7 percent higher when compared to the same month a year ago. The spike was the 10th-largest increase in the nation, according to the February Yardi Matrix report provided by RentCafe. The national average increase was 4.3 percent. Stockton and Sacramento, Calif., had the highest year-over-year increases in rent prices at 12.3 and 10.7 percent, respectively,…Original Article