South Florida Ranks Number 1 Nationally for International Buyers

For months I’ve been telling you about the impressive number of investments that international home buyers – particularly Brazilians and Canadians – have been making on the South Florida real estate market.

Now there’s confirmation of just how expansive their investments have been.

The National Association of REALTORS recently identified Florida as having the highest concentration of international buyer property purchases than any other state.

Continue reading to learn more about how this distinction will have an impact on you as a home seller in Aventura, Hallandale, and surrounding areas.

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Here’s an overview of the latest activity related to international home buyers:

  • International buyers have helped South Florida sell 91 percent of almost 49,000 boom-era units, according to condo Vultures
  • In 2011, 31 percent of all international sales in the country came from Florida
  • About 27 percent of international buyers identified the US real estate market as a profitable investment
  • Canadians viewed US real estate most favorably, accounting for 23 percent of all foreign buyers
  • In South Florida, 8 percent of all Florida resales were sold to Canadians

So what exactly does this mean for interested South Florida home sellers?

It means that – thanks in large part to international home buyers – the housing inventory on the South Florida real estate market is shrinking.

As that happens, remaining properties for sale on the South Florida real estate market will become even more coveted because there won’t be as many of them available.

This will, in turn, cause home prices to rise over time, meaning that your chances of getting the price you want on your luxury South Florida home will increase.

Your South Florida Real Estate Expert

If you’re ready to enter the South Florida real estate market as a home seller, then contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’ll tell you about the aggressive and comprehensive marketing plan I offer to my clients as well as provide you with a number of helpful home selling resources, such as:

Until next time,

Scott

Brazilian Home Buyers on South Florida Real Estate Market Get National Attention

Brazilian nationals investing in the South Florida real estate market is making national news, as evident by a recent article by Bloomberg.

According to the article, Brazilian currency has developed  a 45 percent gain against the United States dollar since 2008.

And while the United States economy grew by 2.3 percent between April 2010 and March 2011, the Brazilian economy (which is the largest in Latin America) grew by 4.2 percent.

This means that South Florida real estate has become increasingly attractive for international buyers – and this is great news for interested South Florida home sellers.

Brazilians Increasingly Investing in South Florida Real Estate

For several months now, the number of Brazilian nationals investing in the South Florida real estate market has steadily grown as these international buyers search for deals on vacation homes and property investments.

The effects of this on the South Florida real estate market have been tremendous:

  • Total sales on Miami’s condominium market have increased by 79 percent since the beginning of the year when compared to that same period in 2010.
  • Brazilians bought 9 percent of homes and apartments sold to international buyers between April 2009 and March 2010.
  • Brazilians are the third largest group of international buyers on the South Florida real estate market, behind only Canadians and Venezuelans.
  • In May 2011, international buyers invested in 60 percent of existing homes on the market and 90 percent of newly built homes.
  • Of those downtown Miami condos that sold for more than $500,000 to foreign investors, Brazilians accounted for about half of that group.
  • Of those Miami Beach property sales that sold for more than $1 million, the investor was Brazilian in about fifty percent of those sales.

It’s easy to see why Brazilian home buyers are flooding the South Florida real estate market when one considers the current state of the Brazilian real estate market:

  • Home prices in Brazil increased by 25 percent between June 2010 and May 2011.
  • In Rio, home prices increased by 44 percent.

Meanwhile, homes in the Miami area are selling for about 51 percent less than they did during the peak of the housing boom – which was in late 2006.

Listing Your South Florida Home for Sale

All of the activity being generated by Brazilian nationals on the South Florida real estate market is great news for interested South Florida home sellers.

This activity is creating demand that is giving South Florida home sellers some bargaining room when it comes to sales price.

In order to capitalize on the momentum that Brazilians are creating on South Florida’s real estate market, you’ll want to work with a South Florida real estate expert who knows how to effectively market your South Florida home for sale.

Contact me, Scott Patterson, your South Florida real estate expert, today and I’ll let you know how I can get you the best price on your South Florida home in as little time as possible.

To get things started, feel free to browse all of the helpful South Florida home selling resources I provide to South Florida home sellers. These include:

Until next time,

Scott

 

Brazilian Home Buyers Positively Stimulating the South Florida Real Estate Market

Brazilians are visiting and investing in South Floridain record numbers, according to a recent article in The Miami Herald.The South Florida newspaper reported that not only are Brazilians storming the luxury South Florida real estate market, but they’re also investing in local businesses.

According to the article, the recent surge in Brazilian visitors and Brazilian home buyers in the South Florida real estate market is largely credited to Brazil’s booming economy.  In fact, the country’s economy is expected to become the fifth largest in the world by 2016.

In addition, Brazil’s currency is stronger than the dollar, which makes investing in South Florida all the more appealing for Brazilian home buyers.

More Signs that Brazilians Are Making a Huge Impact on South Florida Real Estate

Everywhere you look in South Florida, there are signs that the area’s relationship with Brazilian home buyers is becoming increasingly paramount to the local economy.  According to the Miami Herald:
  • American Airlines provides 52 flights to Brazil a week from Miami International Airport.
  • An estimated 500,000 Brazilians visited Miami-Dade in 2010, spending more than $1 billion locally.
  • The local tourism bureau has increasingly published guides, maps and other tourist materials in Portuguese.
  • The number of Brazilians visiting Broward County last year jumped by 50 percent to about 300,000 visitors.
  • After Canada, Brazil is the second most important foreign market in Broward County.
  • There are an estimated 250,000 to 300,000 Brazilians living in Florida, according to the Brazilian Consulate in Miami.  The majority of them live in Broward and Miami-Dade counties, as well as Orlando.
Many of these Brazilian home buyers are settling in the Sunny Isles and Miami areas in high-end, waterfront condominiums and properties, the article reported.

Luxury  Condominiums and Properties Available Now in Aventura, Florida and other South Florida Communities

As a seasoned South Florida REALTOR, I understand the importance of remaining informed about the South Florida real estate market in order to better serveSouth Florida home buyers.

Whether you’re an international home buyer from Brazil or a native Floridian who is interested in relocating within the state, I can provide you with expert real estate advice and cutting-edge home buyer tools, including:

I also suggest you browse all the available listings in some of South Florida’s most beautiful communities, including Aventura, Hallandale, Hollywood and Golden Beach.