More Changes To Affect The Florida Real Estate Market In 2014

On December 20 I wrote a post about some changes to federal laws that may affect Miami’s real estate market in 2014.  I neglected to include two more (well one is a Florida State Law, but I will include it here anyway).  The first one I thought would be extended by now, but since we […]

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Florida Foreclosure Starts Down 18.02% Month-To-Month

Realty Trac’s November Foreclosure Market Report shows that foreclosure start in Florida dropped 18.02% from the previous month and a whopping 45.9% drop year-over-year; completions were down 2.72% month-to-month and 15.59% from previous year; and overall foreclosure activity was down 15% and 23% respectively. These decreases show that the foreclosure crisis is almost over, but the Florida still […]

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Miami Real Estate: Inventory Low, Prices Increasing

Further evidence of the improving Miami real estate market can be seen in EWM’s Coral Gables office sales for last week.  The total of sales and leases was $20,484,380.  Residential sales represented 90.5% of those transactions.   The total for all of EWM’s Miami Dade County offices was over $36,000,000. Today’s Miami Herald article, “South […]

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Investors Taking Advantage of Strong Rental Market

Over the last several months I have written about different signs, see blog links below,  that the real estate market is changing.  Today’s Miami Herald article, Rents rise as overseas buyers invest, talks about some of the reasons why. More Proof Miami-Dade’s Housing Market is Turning Around Investors Are Taking A Bite Out Of Inventory […]

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Need To Short Sell Your Home?

As the economy continues to trudge along, many South Florida homeowners are still struggling with unemployment and mortgage payments.  If you are thinking of short selling your home, you should be aware that several banks have incentives for you to short sell versus going through the lengthy, in Florida it can take close to two years, and extremely credit-damaging foreclosure […]

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Miami Real Estate – Shadow Inventory

Shadow inventory is basically the number of properties that are projected to hit the market due to distressed owners, those who are behind 90 days or more on their mortgage,  or because they will be or already have been taken back by the bank.  There has been a lot of speculation lately about how this […]

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Miami Real Estate – Thinking of Selling, Now is the Time. Thinking of Buying? Now is the time.?!

How can it be both the right time to sell and the right time to buy?  Usually, if it is a seller’s market, prices are high and inventory is low.  If it is a buyer’s market, it is the other way around.  We currently have enough overall inventory of single family and condos in South […]

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Miami Real Estate – Foreclosures and Shortsales

As of December 2010 REO Homes were 12% of Total Inventory and 41% of Total Sales Single family home Short Sales were 32% of Total Inventory and 19% of Total Sales REO Condos were 9% of Total Inventory and 46% of Total Sales Condo Short Sales were 32% of Total Inventory 22% of Total Sales

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Miami Real Estate Foreclosures: They Are Still Coming On The Market

Even though several large banks froze their foreclosure process in September, there are still plenty of foreclosures coming on the market in Miami. There are currently 827 single family homes that are listed as REO on the MLS.  423 of them were listed since October 1. There are 1116 condos listed as REO.  640 of […]

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Miami Real Estate – Will the Miami Heat Lead to an Increase in Sales?

Okay, so the Miami Heat have won two in a row after their disappointing loss in Boston.  With so much fanfare around the  team, condos in the immediate area have decided to latch on to the Heat as a way to increase sales in buildings that are currently mostly occupied by renters.  Other than the […]

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