Foreclosure Numbers Down on the South Florida Real Estate Market

Over the last couple of years, South Florida has gained a reputation for its many foreclosed homes.  But recent data suggests that that reputation is becoming increasingly inaccurate.

Foreclosures in South Florida dropped by more than 50 percent during the first quarter of 2011 when compared with that same period in 2010.

The greatest drop in foreclosures was seen in Broward County.

Statewide, foreclosures rates dropped by 32 percent year-over-year in the first quarter.

South Florida Real Estate

There have been steep and steady decreases in  foreclosure filings in South Florida since last fall, suggesting that the real estate market is recovering.

Here’s an overview of each of the three South Florida Counties:

  • In Broward County, foreclosures in the first quarter of 2011 dropped by 68 percent year-over-year, to 6,876 foreclosures.
  • In Miami-Dade County, foreclosures in the first quarter of 2011 dropped by 64 percent year-over-year, to 7,257 foreclosures.
  • In Palm Beach County, foreclosures in the first quarter of 2011 dropped by 57 percent year-over-year, to 4,734 foreclosures.

Investing in South Florida Real Estate

While it’s true that foreclosures are not viewed as a positive thing by interested South Florida home sellers, they can be a great opportunity for South Florida home buyers.

After all, South Florida foreclosures drive down home prices, which creates a South Florida home buyer’s market.

There truly are some great deals to be found on the South Florida real estate market right now.

But as foreclosures continue to decrease, home prices are expected to begin to rise again as we are already seeing in the market today.  Especially in many waterfront communities.

Thus, if you’re thinking about entering the South Florida real estate market as a South Florida home buyer, now is a great time to do so!

Contact me, Scott Patterson, today and I’ll let you know about available listings in the area as well as answer any questions you might have.

I’ll also provide you with a number of helpful South Florida home buying resources, including:

Until next time,

Scott

South Florida Real Estate Market Praised by National Government

The Federal Reserve recently recognized the South Florida real estate market for its home resale market, according to a recent article in the Miami Herald.

The recognition was part of a larger report completed by the Federal Reserve in which they said the economy is expanding fairly steadily in most of the country, although some regions are showing negative growth.

Continue reading to learn more about the Federal Reserve’s predictions for the national economy as well as how South Florida home owners will be affected.

South Florida Real Estate Market Update

Although much of the South has demonstrated slowed growth, Florida actually stood out for its home resale market.

The report noted that Florida home sales are doing remarkably well and keeping at a pace that’s enviable. Real Estate market’s are very area specific and development specific, 31% of Florida sales are cash transactions but South Florida has a far higher percentage of cash transactions due to the higher number of International Buyers.

The report also found that leading economists predict that the national economy will expand at about 2.7 percent a year.

Although a complete economic recovery likely is still a ways away, it’s nice to know that the South Florida real estate market is standing out to the national government as an industry that is doing better than most.
This is definitely good news for South Florida home sellers as it shows them that there is movement on the South Florida real estate market and there are interested South Florida home buyers.

Selling Your South Florida Home

Have you been thinking about entering the South Florida real estate market as a South Florida home seller?

As a South Florida real estate expert, I will put together an aggressive marketing plan to ensure that we sell your home at the best price possible in as little time as possible.

To learn more about how I help South Florida home sellers, check out some of my FREE South Florida home selling resources, including:

Until next time,

Scott