2016 looks set to go down as the best year since the crisis for the Florida property market. Prices continued to rise all round, sellers received more of their asking price and sales remained buoyant. Florida outpaced the US on all accounts with some metropolitan areas in the Sunshine State posting considerably higher figures.
Figures for new construction in the US surged in October to their highest level since 2007. However, despite the hike in housing starts, high demand for property continues. This in tandem with very low inventory levels means the US housing shortage looks likely to continue for at least another four years.
Latest statistics reveal that Florida property prices went up yet again in October. This latest monthly rise is the 59th in a row showing the market continues to forge a full recovery.
The end of the year means investment prediction time. The latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate forecasts which US property markets are the ones to watch in 2017. Unsurprisingly after an excellent 2016, Florida property is one to keep a keen eye on.
That Florida property represents great value this year is no secret but according to a recent survey, it actually couldn’t get any better.
A report released at the end of September reveals the best places to buy investment property in the US. Tampa and Orlando, two of the most popular places to buy property in Florida, come out top, ticking all the boxes.
One of the defining characteristics of the current Florida property market is the shortfall in inventory levels. Despite an uptick in construction activity this year, demand continues to outstrip supply of new-build properties in Florida with a particularly high deficit in the Southwest.
The rate for foreclosure properties in the US fell to its lowest rate for nine years in July, according to the latest report from CoreLogic.
Florida has long been a favourite retirement spot, but a recent survey has confirmed its popularity. So much so that when it comes to the best place to retire in the US, Florida cities dominate the ratings.
With Florida motoring ahead of the US economy, it’s obvious that the Sunshine State has left the recession well behind. And within Florida, the Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater MSA stands out for exceptionally positive figures. As a result, the Tampa Bay property market hasn’t had it so good for years.
A recent report from Freddie Mac finds that the Orlando property market is the fastest growing in the US and has a stable outlook for growth. This BRIC Group news article explores the reasons behind the surge in the market and explains how it’s part of a bigger picture of the improving property market in Florida generally.
Florida property entered its 51st consecutive month of price rises in February with increases in the price tags for both single family homes and townhouse-condo properties across the state. Sales prices are also gradually reaching a par with asking prices, proving that the market remains very much in the hands of sellers. This BRIC Group news piece provides the details.
Florida property dominates the 20 best places to invest this year according to the Forbes 2016 Best Buy Cities. The economic recovery, strong population and job growth, and prices still below value all bring Florida to the top of the 2016 US property investment list. Here, BRIC Group details why Forbes believes the Sunshine State represents excellent investment value and where the Florida property hotspots are.
Southwest Florida is experiencing a boom on all fronts – thousands of jobs are being created, tourists are flocking to the area and property prices are seeing double-digit rises. Analysts point to an excellent 2016 for this part of Florida, as this latest BRIC Group news article explains.
2016 looks set to be a key year for Tampa property after a big increase in interest from both American and foreign buyers. Reasons behind Tampa’s rising popularity include more direct flights, better prices for property and the area’s high standard of living. This latest news article from BRIC Group explains why the spotlight is currently shining on property in Tampa.
The Florida property market continued its path to full recovery during the third quarter of this year. Sales and median prices rose across the board while inventory listings and supply fell, indicating the new property reality – Florida is moving towards a seller’s market.