Residential Property

Stall speed

Stall speed is the slowest speed a plane can fly to maintain level flight.  That sounds a lot like the state of our economy and the bond market is well aware.  After the November election we saw a noticeable jump in 10-year bond yields and mortgage rates, but halfway through 2017, they simply don’t believe […]

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Plotting the next move

When will it be time to begin plotting your next move?  It sure seems like real estate markets have been defying all logic and the charts have showed some resilience so far throughout 2017.  At some point the rally across all asset classes will run out of steam, whether we see it first in stocks, […]

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Pops & drops

Real estate data has a tendency to be seasonal and from the looks of this latest batch, we are right on track again in South Florida.  Today we will take a look at the “pop” in transaction volume last month, along with price trends, foreclosure filings and distressed sales. A seasonal “pop” in deal volume […]

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Hanging around

The Counting Crows had a cool song years ago titled “hanging around”.  It had a great beat and reminds me of a few market conditions lately.  Today we will highlight a couple of our charts that may be worth monitoring and will help you determine if the real estate market recovery is for real. Rates […]

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What to watch in 2017

There are a few areas to watch as we begin 2017 and we will highlight them with new charts.  After eight years of artificially suppressed interest rates, all asset classes could enter a new era of volatility.  Here are a some data points worth keeping an eye on as we move through the year: Watch […]

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Let’s make real estate markets fun again!

Let’s face it, real estate markets have been boring since the financial crisis.  Once the government intervened by dropping rates to crisis levels and bailing out banks and distressed borrowers, the markets have been anything but normal.  The goal of the government stimulus was to reflate asset prices and make people think this was a […]

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Are property prices poised to head South this winter?

Property prices around the country have had quite the rally since the Fed decided to drop interest rates to stimulate the economy back in 2009.  After seven years of asset price reflation aka “the recovery”, there are a variety of factors that may send property prices downward.  Today we will look at the decline in […]

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How will rising rates impact real estate market activity?

Interest rates have been rising since the election and within a few months we should begin to see the impact.  We have discussed this topic at length on our blog because the Federal Reserve has kept rates at crisis levels for the past seven years and now they may have lost control.  Take a look […]

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What happens when the training wheels come off?

For the past seven years, abnormally low interest rates have served as “training wheels” for the U.S. economy.  They have propelled stocks, bonds and real estate prices higher.  Under normal interest rate policy, the markets would not have reached these levels without better fundamentals.   Higher interest rates may be just one of the many […]

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Single family home inventory, prices and transaction volume

Single family home inventory Our focus today is on the single family home segment in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.  First, let’s see how the available inventory looks.  During the month of July there were 5,396 houses listed for sale in Broward County.  The beginning of last year is when inventory seems to have reached […]

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