The news that Sarasota has no less than 24 construction projects in the pipeline confirms that the Florida housing market is once again surging ahead. It’s nearly ten years since Sarasota experienced construction potential on this scale and the news was warmly received by the city’s business community.
Brazil’s north east is catching up with its more prosperous southern counterpart. Northeast Brazil has been Brazil’s economic superstar over the last decade. The region’s GDP between 2000 and 2010 was an average 4.2% per annum, higher growth than in the rest of the country.
The U.S job market looks set to swing into action in 2014. Forecasts for Florida in particular show a positive trend in 2014, with estimates of adding around 176,000 new jobs to the state’s economy, with a particular concentration in the construction sector. Such job creation should help stimulate Florida’s economy through increased wages and confidence in the local market.
Florida breathed a sigh of relief in early March when the U.S House of Representatives passed a bill allowing sellers to pass their below market insurance rates on to new buyers. This development has relieved the real estate market in Florida
The Brazilian labour market continues to be buoyant with the unemployment rate reaching a record low of 4.3% at the end of 2013. This downward trend continued into January 2014 where unemployment was lower than economist estimates, as surveyed by Bloomberg.
Investors are having a ball in Florida at the moment as property sales and prices continue to skyrocket. Real estate values in Florida are rising faster than the national average, attracting investors and buyers from all over the USA and abroad.
The Brazilian housing market remains strong with steady house price increases. The final quarter of 2013 saw house prices rise by 3.5% from the previous quarter with all major Brazilian cities benefitting from increased property values. Brazil continues to hold its position as a hot property location for real estate investors.
Brazil’s real estate market is one worth watching. In 2012 and 2013, Brazil welcomed two record-breaking years in real estate lending, reaching an all-time high of R$109.2 billion in 2013, according to the Brazilian Association of Mortgage and Building Lenders. With this positive trend set to continue throughout 2014, a property venture in Brazil could provide a healthy return on your investment.