Tag Archives: South Florida real estate

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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Have you noticed?

Have you noticed anything different in your neighborhood?  Does it appear as if those for sale signs tend to linger awhile longer than they used to?  How about that slick real estate investor trying to flip the house down the street for a quick profit?  Do you think they have seen a shift in the […]

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A tale of two markets

A tale of two markets is the title for today’s post.  We are noticing a large increase in foreclosure filings across South Florida while prices remain at multi-year highs since the financial crisis.  First, we will look at the foreclosure filings. A tale of distress The first chart today will highlight the monthly foreclosure filings […]

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Pump it up

Pump it up!  Memorial Day weekend is here and it’s time to kick back, relax and look at a few charts of the South Florida residential real estate market. Today we will look at the average sale prices, transaction volume, mortgage rates and foreclosure filings. Pump up the prices The April existing home sales data […]

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Real estate speculation is a risky business

Real estate speculation is a a risky business.  Markets lose liquidity very quickly once rates increase and transaction volume starts to decline.  Ignoring some of these warnings will prove costly for some in this cycle, just like it did in the last one.  Take a look at this chart of transaction volume and you will […]

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Hot in the city

Summer is here and it’s getting hot South Florida.  Every few weeks we like to update the average sale prices, transaction volume, inventories and foreclosure activity.  Today we will provide a snapshot of the Miami, Florida residential market in comparison to it’s neighbors down here. House prices remain hot (in Miami) House prices in South […]

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Performing under pressure

Residential real estate has been performing just fine throughout the “easy money” economic environment of the past decade.  Now that rates are finally climbing, you will begin to see how South Florida house and condo prices perform under pressure.  The most recent spike in rates has probably shaved at least 10% off residential real estate […]

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Thumb on the scale

It appears that someone still has their thumb on the scale as we begin 2018.  With housing, stocks and bonds still at elevated levels, maybe we should give credit where credit is do:  Central banks!  By keeping rates at record lows and buying every asset class regardless of price, the invisible “thumb” is what keeps […]

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Let’s wait and see

Let’s wait and see how a variety of factors shape the real estate market as we finish 2017 and move into 2018.  Today we will discuss a few of them. Wait and see if rates rise We are now in the 8th year of the so-called “economic recovery” and the 10-year treasury rate remains below […]

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Greater Fort Lauderdale area market observations

After some storm-related data volatility, it is a good time to discuss a few of our market observations for the Greater Fort Lauderdale residential real estate market.  Today we will discuss trends in transaction volume, sale prices, existing inventory and foreclosure activity.  At first glance, it appears that storm activity impacted sales volume, foreclosure filings […]

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