Author Archives: Jonathan

Just waiting on the buyers…..

There are plenty of condos available in South Florida, they are just waiting on buyers to emerge.  The current inventory from Miami to Palm Beach has reached a level we haven’t seen since we emerged from the housing crisis.  In February there were 32,578 condos available for sale.  This is the highest inventory since June […]

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Mortgage rates collapse (again)

This week mortgage rates collapsed again.  This is tricky since it wasn’t long ago that we thought the economy was gaining strength.  Apparently the Fed and the market think otherwise.  This was the largest one week drop in a decade!  Lower rates could bring some real estate buyers off the sidelines.   However, if rates cannot […]

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What to watch in the condo market

What are a few things to watch in the South Florida condo market?  Inventory, transaction volume and sale prices will tell you everything you need to know.  Today we will take a look at the Broward County / Greater Fort Lauderdale market with some charts. Available inventory The number of condos on the market in […]

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A hiccup or a rebound?

We are trying to determine if this recent data is a hiccup or the start of a rebound in housing activity.  Deal volume picked up in February with a total of 5,790 closed residential transactions, up from the dismal number of 5,113 in January.  We always remind people that one month doesn’t make a trend, […]

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Do your homework

Make sure you do your homework if you are considering any real estate investments at this point in the cycle.  The market has shifted and most real estate agents either don’t know, or just don’t want you to know.  That’s why it is important for your to conduct your own due diligence rather than leaving […]

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Residential inventory build in Fort Lauderdale area

There is a residential inventory build in the Fort Lauderdale area that we haven’t seen in a few years.  The number of houses and condos on the market hasn’t surpassed 15,000 since March of 2016.  In January, there were 6,162 houses and 8,835 condos for a total of 14,997 residential properties listed for sale throughout […]

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Price action – going nowhere fast

Price action hit a wall in the South Florida residential market.  Today we will look at the median sale prices of single-family homes and condos in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton and surrounding areas. Existing home sales  on a national level look like they are exhausted as well.   South Florida was ground zero during the last […]

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Residential inventory on the rise in South Florida

Residential real estate inventory was on the rise in South Florida during the month of January.  We have noted that some of this bounce is seasonal.  Plenty of sellers would rather not have their properties listed during the holidays.  They come off in late November and magically reappear in January.  What is noticeable this time […]

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Pick your poison

When it comes to the current housing and mortgage market, I guess you have to pick your poison.  If rates move lower, there is a very good chance that the economy is slowing and the housing market will struggle.  If rates move higher, the economy may be stronger, but the higher rates will hurt the […]

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Housing Bubble Update

The latest housing bubble in South Florida real estate looks like it has been leaking air.  Nearly a decade of easy money in the form of record low mortgage rates  helped create this monster and we aren’t sure how it will end.  What we do know is that these distortions cannot last forever and there is […]

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