Tag Archives: Florida real estate

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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Break on through

Rates have finally decided to break on through (to the other side) to quote The Doors.  We have been talking about how rates have been knocking on the door for awhile now and it finally happened.  This week the 10-year bond yield crossed 3.03% and the 30-year bond crossed 3.22% today.  Real estate agents need to be […]

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If it all falls down

What will happen if it all falls down?   I guess the housing “recovery” has been fun, but it looks like transaction volume continues to decline.  Today we will look at the Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Florida residential real estate market.  The average monthly transaction volume has been declining since peaking in 2015. As […]

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Picked off running the bases

If you aren’t careful, you will get picked off while running the bases playing baseball.  Sometimes the game gets a little sleepy and the payers and fans drift away and stop paying attention.  The past decade of federal reserve accommodation in the form of low rates has removed most of the challenges from the real […]

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Brace for impact

Now is a good time to brace yourself for the impact of higher rates.  We have been discussing the artificially low rates for quite sometime and it looks like the path to normalization has begun.  Take a look at this chart of rates, with a clear path for the 10-year bond to move closer to […]

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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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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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Reading beyond the headlines in the South Florida property market

It is often very difficult to get an accurate assessment of the local real estate market.  The newspapers and various trade groups almost always attempt spin the data to provide support and confidence to the market even when it is in decline.  We believe that the current debt cycle has matured and the South Florida real […]

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Why is real estate transaction volume dropping when mortgage rates are still so low?

How is transaction volume dropping when mortgage rates are so low?  We have been charting the transaction volume throughout South Florida and today we will look at the sale of houses and condo properties in the Greater Fort Lauderdale /  Broward County residential real estate market. Transaction volume in Broward County Our first chart today […]

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Transaction volume continues to slide in the Fort Lauderdale residential real estate market. Has the latest rally fizzled?

It is always important to look at the monthly data points in a chart rather than comparing year over year numbers.  Various trade groups will provide just the annual percentage increases or decreases, carefully omitting important data points to protect their positive “spin”.  In the month of November, the number of traditional single-family home sales […]

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