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South Florida Real Estate Market Showing Signs of Rebound and Growth

South Florida real estateThere’s reason to celebrate a little for the South Florida real estate market – especially if you’re a home seller with a list price under 1 million.

From a decreasing supply of available homes for sale to rising sales prices – now is a great time to be a Seller  especially if your property is listed under 1 million today. It’s all about “Supply & Demand” which is very price sensitive and it’s very important to understand the market depends on the “List Price” of your property,  the higher the “List Price” the more inventory there is.

Below, I’m going to tell you some of the recent findings from a national index on the health of the South Florida housing market.

Selling South Florida Real Estate

According to a recent market report, South Florida home prices increased by more than 5 percent in July when compared to July 2011 (depending on price range).

That’s not all that has South Florida home sellers excited!

Here’s a look at some other good news that has recently come out about the market:

  • In August, Broward County had fewer than 5,000 single-family homes for sale.
  • When compared to a year ago, Miami-Dade & Broward County’s inventory has nearly been cut by 40-50%.
  • Meanwhile, Palm Beach County’s home inventory was about 6,648 in August, which is 43 percent less than it was a year ago.
  • In Miami, the average price per square foot of Miami area homes was $155, down 4.3 percent from the same period last year.
  • Between July and September, the median sales price for Miami homes was $155,000, up 6.9 percent from the year before.
  • Also during that period, the total number of Miami home sales decreased by 11.6 percent.
  • Broward County’s unemployment rate decreased from 8.1 percent to 7.8 percent between July and August. This is good news for home sellers because it means that more home buyers are in a position to purchase a home.
  • Broward County’s unemployment rate is now better than the national average, which is 8.1 percent.
  • Meanwhile, Palm Beach County’s unemployment rate also fell to 9.6 percent, albeit that’s still higher than state and national averages.
  • Interest rates have continued to fall, with the average 30-year fixed rate falling to a record-setting 3.4 percent recently. Such low rates are sure to attract additional home buyers.

Still, the recent article I read noted that there are some ways in which the housing market can improve even more.

For instance, inaccurate home appraisals have been blamed in recent years for delaying or costing real estate deals.

Experts are now calling for more accurate and consistent appraisals to aid in the housing market’s recovery.

Some are also saying that a slight increase in interest rates may increase home buyer demand since home buyers will feel a sense of urgency to invest before interest rates continue to climb.

Your Dedicated South Florida Real Estate Expert

The South Florida real estate market is a complicated industry with plenty of moving parts that may affect your experience as a home seller.

So for an optimal experience that results in you selling your home in a short amount of time and for a great price, please contact me, Scott Patterson.

I have years of experience working on the South Florida real estate market and I’ll be happy to provide you with invaluable advice, helpful home-selling resources and more!

Start today by requesting my free selling South Florida real estate eBook or a pre-listing package!

Until next time,

Scott

South Florida Developers Are Proposing Dozens of New Condominiums

South Florida luxury real estateDevelopers are feeling so confident with the South Florida real estate market lately that they’re planning on constructing dozens of new condominiums in the upcoming months and years.

According to a recent article I read, developers are proposing almost 55 new condominium projects totaling more than 10,000 units in the communities of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.

This signals that the South Florida housing market is becoming increasingly robust and attractive for real estate transactions!

South Florida Luxury Condominiums for Sale

Miami-Dade County has been leading the area with new condominium projects in the works.

Evidently, there are nearly 40 proposed projects in the county, all of which total more than 7,900 units.

These condominiums are expected to be built in Aventura, Bal Harbour, Miami, Key Biscayne, Miami Beach, Sunny Isles including the development The Village at Island Estates that I am representing.

Broward County has the second most proposed projects with 11. These condominiums will bring an additional 1,600 units to the area and will be constructed in Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach and Hollywood.

In third place is Palm Beach County with at least 5 proposed condominium projects totaling 700 units. These condominiums are expected to be constructed in Juno Beach and West Palm Beach as well as Gulf Stream.

Experts are saying many domestic and international prospective developers are sweeping South Florida searching for previously approved projects that were put on hold after the housing market bubble burst in 2007.

Leading the way in this latest condominium development blitz is the 23 Biscayne Bay condominium in Greater Downtown Miami.

One tower has already been constructed and an additional 11 are expected to be completed as soon as 2014.

As of the second quarter of 2012, buyers have purchased about 93 percent of the nearly 49,000 new condos created in the largest coastal markets during the most recent South Florida real estate boom that began in 2003.

At the current sales pace of nearly 150 units per month, the 3,400 unsold new condos could be acquired in the first half of 2014.

Many of these newly proposed condominiums appear to cater to niche markets, such as the high-end luxury condominium market.

These new developments plan to attract high-end buyers with such features as incredibly spacious balconies, automobile elevators and personal swimming pools.

Your South Florida Real Estate Expert

This is an exciting time to be a South Florida home buyer – especially given all of the new luxury condominiums that are expected to be constructed soon!

If you’re thinking about relocating to South Florida anytime soon and investing in your own condominium, please contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’ll be happy to walk you through the condo-buying process with helpful advice and user-friendly resources such as:

Until next time,

Scott

Report: Fewer Homes for Sale Available on the South Florida Real Estate Market

South Florida real estate for saleAvailable homes for sale on the South Florida real estate market have decreased significantly year-over-year, according to a recent article I read.

The Palm Beach Post reported that the available inventory of homes for sale was down 34 percent in September when compared to September 2011.

This is fantastic news for South Florida home sellers in such communities as Golden Beach and Sunny Isles who are hoping to get a great price on their property.

South Florida Homes for Sale

Here’s an overview of recent activity on the South Florida real estate market, according to the real estate analysis firm Zillow:

  • High-priced homes for sale in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties were down 34.4 percent year-over-year.
  • Meanwhile, inventory of homes in the lower-priced tiers were down 33 percent.
  • In that same period, the national inventory of homes for sale has decreased by 19 percent.
  • In Palm Beach County, the inventory of single-family homes had fallen to less than five months in August.
  • When compared to August 2011, Palm Beach County’s home inventory has fallen 57 percent.

On the same day that Zillow released its report, the company RealtyTrac reported that Florida saw the most foreclosure activity in September.

Although some are concerned this may cause a drop in home prices as these foreclosed homes are sold, experts say that it’s more likely that these homes will more than likely be short-sold, which will help preserve prices.

List Your South Florida Home for Sale Today!

As I noted earlier, a drop in available homes for sale is a great sign for interested South Florida home sellers.

That’s because the low supply of available homes will spur even greater home buyer demand, which will ultimately drive up prices.

Thus, if you’re thinking about listing your South Florida property anytime soon, now is a great time to do so!

For expert tips on navigating the market as a South Florida home seller, please contact me, Scott Patterson.

I have years of experiencing helping home owners sell their properties in a number of local communities, including:

Until next time,

Scott

Williams Island, FL Undergoing Major Improvements

The prestigious South Florida community of Williams Island is about to get even better!

According to the most recent news, Williams Island is about to get a new guard gate and monument!

Continue reading to learn more about these recent developments, and how it will complement Williams Island’s existing reputation for excellence.

South Florida Homes for Sale at Williams Island

Williams Island is a luxury community comprised of 8 condo towers, the Mediterranean Village, Villa Flora and  access to Island Estates.

The beautiful residences that comprise Williams Island range anywhere from 2 to 6 bedrooms and come with 1,580 to 5,030 square feet of living space.

This impressive South Florida community also offers its residents a number of recreational amenities, including:

  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Tennis courts
  • Hair salon
  • Full service marina
  • And more!

And now Williams Island is about to become an even better place to live!

According to the recent newsletter I read, Williams Island residents voted on April 5 to renovate several amenities in the community, including:

  • Front Gatehouse
  • Porte Chochere
  • Resident Gate
  • Exit Guard House
  • Front entrance sidewalk
  • Signage
  • Landscaping
  • Bus Shelter
  • 183rd Street Monument Sign

As part of the renovation project, there will be an expansion of the present gate house to include additional security equipment and monitoring systems.

What’s more, the renovated gate house will now hold the human resources department.

While construction on the Porte Cochere, front gatehouse and Williams Island monument had already commenced, construction on the resident gate and exit guard house will not be completed until after the Bellini building is constructed.

Your Williams Island Real Estate Expert

As you can tell by the recently approved renovation projects at Williams Island, the community is thriving and constantly striving to better serve its residents.

Even before these renovations began, Williams Island was already a premier South Florida community.

Now, it is bound to be an even more desirable residential community on the South Florida real estate market!

For more information on living at Williams Island – or to inquire about available listings there – please contact me, Scott Patterson, today!

Until next time,

Scott

Incredible New Villa Flora Listing in Williams Island in Aventura, Florida

If you’re the kind of discerning South Florida home buyer who values luxury, prestige and elegance, then you’ll be thrilled to learn about the most recent new listing on the South Florida real estate market.

An 8,400 square foot home in the elite Villa Flora community of Williams Island was recently listed on the Aventura real estate market.

There are only 14 homes in this exclusive Aventura community, so it’s a rare treat when one of them becomes available for purchase.

Continue reading to learn more about this magnificent Aventura home for sale and how it can become your dream South Florida home.

Aventura Homes for Sale

The home located at 1524 Island Boulevard  is an impressive architectural feat, even by the high standards set by the gated Villa Flora community.

This Aventura home is situated on point lot, the largest lot in the community and provides incredible, unobstructed views of the bay.

Built with the highest-end materials available, this South Florida home features 6,596 square feet of living space, including 6 bedrooms and 7.5 baths.

There are also a number of recreational features provided throughout the home, including:

  • A state-of-the-art home theater
  • Social Room
  • Pub
  • Heated swimming pool
  • Wet bar with built-in grill
  • Large Terrace

The high standards and attention to detail are evident throughout the residence:

  • Custom-made kitchen with top grade appliances
  • Granite counter-tops
  • Hardwood and marble floors
  • Faux and custom wallpaper
  • Elevator
  • Library
  • Three beautifully designed fireplaces
  • 3 car garage
  • Impact windows and doors
  • And more!

Plus, as a resident of Villa Flora, you’ll have unlimited access to all of the recreational amenities right on the property, including:

  • Marina, which accommodates boats up to 120 feet
  • Spa
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Tennis courts

1524 Island Boulevard #13: An Unbeatable Find on the Aventura, Florida Real Estate Market

This incredible South Florida home is currently listed for $4,500,000.

Contact me, Scott Patterson, today for more information on what this home in the Villa Flora community has to offer.

And for additional help on navigating the South Florida real estate market, make sure to check out all of my helpful home buying tools, such as:

Until next time,

Scott

New South Florida Luxury Real Estate Development Coming to Aventura

There’s a new South Florida luxury condominium community coming to Aventura, Florida – and this one is sure to raise the bar when it comes to luxury South Florida real estateBellini at Williams Islandwill feature 70 spacious units – all of which are waterfront.Prices for this amazing South Florida condominium community start at $425 per square foot, with just four units per floor on most levels.

Continue reading to learn more about what this brand new South Florida luxury condominium has to offer interested Aventura home buyers.

Aventura, Florida Luxury Real Estate

Bellini at Williams Island, located at 4100 Williams Island in Aventura, was developed by Martin Margulies.
This impressive 24-story condominium features units that range from 2,235 to 4,974 square feet.
There’s also two penthouses, which combine two units each. Every residence was created using only the finest of materials, including:
  • European cabinetry
  • Granite or quartz counter tops
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • Sub-zero appliances
  • Two-zone air-conditioning systems
  • And more!
Depending on which unit they choose, South Florida home buyers can expect to pay anywhere from $1.35 million to $3.6 million for these amazing condominiums.Prestige and elegance are evident throughout this beautiful Aventura property, where residents have access to such amenities as:
  • 24-hour valet garage parking
  • Concierge services
  • Private elevators
  • Fitness Center
  • Sundeck with resort-style pool and spa
  • A spacious cabana overlooking the Williams Island Marina
  • Media room
  • And more!

Investing in Aventura, Florida real estate

Bellini  will occupy the last remaining residential site at William’s Island, which in and of itself has become synonymous with upscale luxury living.This Aventura condominium is scheduled to be completed in 2011.If you’d like to be one of the lucky few who call Bellini at William’s Island in Avnetura home, then contact me, Scott Patterson.As your South Florida real estate expert, I’d be happy to answer any questions you might have as well as give you more information on Bellini.

While you’re at it, please feel free to check out some of my other helpful South Florida home buying resources, including:

Until next time,Scott