Foreign Investors in the Miami Luxury Real Estate Market are Dwindling

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Several years ago, the luxury real estate market in Miami was sustained by foreign buyers who sought to invest in multimillion-dollar waterfront properties. But that’s not the case today, at least for real estate investors in Latin America and Europe.

Fewer foreign investors are purchasing luxury real estate in South Florida, in part due to a global recession, as currencies in countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Russia, and Venezuela have been devalued. In some cases, due to lower purchasing power, real estate investors are seeking properties in a lower price point than in years past.

Today’s Foreign Investment in Miami

South Florida home salesAccording to the Miami Downtown Development Authority’s latest market study, all-cash transactions are decreasing. Market activity in 2015 was weaker than in 2014, in part due to the worsening global economy.

Compared with the US dollar, the purchasing power for many foreign currencies has dropped since 2014 and since 2011, with the most significant changes experienced by the Brazilian real (almost 59% since 2011), Russian rouble (more than 60%), and the Argentinian peso (almost 70%). However, there was a positive change to the purchasing power of one currency since 2011 — the Chinese yuen.

Will We See the Market Shift Toward Chinese Investors?

Between 2011 and 2014, the yuen‘s purchasing power agains the US dollar had to increased 8.61%, with a cumulative change of 0.45% between 2011 and 2016.

Recent moves by real estate developers, too, as reported in The Real Dealhave been made in an attempt to attract investors from Asian countries, namely China. And the Miami Herald reports that direct Chinese foreign investment in the US has increased by 30%, with more than $1 billion invested in the state of Florida by Chinese companies.

Will we see a shift from South American and European investors to Chinese investors in luxury real estate in South Florida? We will just have to wait and see.

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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.

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