Affordability on South Florida Real Estate Market is Breaking Records

I recently read a rather interesting article in The Palm Beach Post that discussed the record-breaking affordability on South Florida homes for sale.

Evidently, affordability on Palm Beach County homes for sale reached a new high during the first quarter of 2011.

Palm Beach County isn’t the only county that’s enjoying this record-breaking affordability.  Broward County as well as Miami-Dade County are also experiencing fantastic affordability on their homes for sale.

Purchasing A South Florida Home for Sale

There is a lot of data on the South Florida real estate market that illustrate just how affordable South Florida homes are right now:

  • A median-income family in South Florida could have purchased 77.5 percent of all the homes sold in the first quarter of 2011.
  • According to the National Association of Home Builders, the last time homes were this affordable in Palm Beach County was in early 1999, when a median-income family in South Florida could have purchased 77.4 percent of all the homes sold that year.
  • In comparison, a median-income family in South Florida could have only afforded about 30 percent of Palm Beach County homes during the real estate boom.

So what exactly is causing this great affordability in South Florida? A few factors are at play right now, including:

  • Low home prices
  • Steady incomes
  • Low mortgage rates

And even though home sales have picked up in recent months, it hasn’t caused prices to rise like they did during the housing boom a couple of years ago.

This is great news for South Florida home buyers looking for a deal on the South Florida real estate market.

Navigating the South Florida Real Estate Market

There’s never been a better time to be a South Florida home buyer.   With record low interest rates and low South Florida list prices, there’s a good chance that you’ll find an amazing deal on a South Florida home for sale.

As a South Florida real estate expert, I am experienced working in several of the area real estate markets, including:

Until next time,

Scott

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