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The noiseless real estate of Miami

The noiseless real estate of Miami

According to the public records compiled by Cranespotter, Miami’s real estate has suffered of a downshift that is just now starting to recover.

Out of 350 units over the $5 million dollars that are today on the market, only 6 units are sold per month. And out of this closed deals, 96% of them had to decrease their price for closing. However, the average percentage of reduction is only 5% under the listing price. Investors are just trying to get rid of their South Florida real estate assets.

Since 2011, we have witnessed in Miami of a lot of new condo constructions. Most of them are either put on hold or even canceled as there is a lot of supply for the demand at this moment. Developers are not anymore interested in constructions in luxury neighborhoods such as South Beach or Brickell. They now have a new playground. Any guess? well, for those who thought it was Downtown, bravo!

According to the brokerage Peter Zalewskis Condo Vuture Realty, this district offers the geographical advantages of most luxurious neighborhoods, with more affordable prices. Developers don’t want to stop investing in Miami, but they are forced to find new alternatives that attracts more public. Despite this effort, projects that already have started their sales, are now forced to freeze or to cancel.

What we can see here is a market re-balance. All these condos’ constructions cancellations are just a way for the market to correct itself.  The demand is low, and the supply is way to high, so a lot of developers won’t take the risk of investing much more money on a project that might not even arrive into the economic balance point.

Out of the constructions that have started since the beginning of this downshift (2011) in Miami, only 100 are now completed. More than 64% of the constructions are either proposed (81 units), under planning process (46 units) or they are still under construction (53 units).

We know this has happened before, there is a lot of quiet before a market boom! The real estate market in Miami is now in stand-by, but it is just the quiet rain before the rainbow to appear!

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Posted by on December 7, 2018 in News


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Miami’s real estate sales are through the roof!

Miami’s real estate sales are through the roof!

Whoever tells you that the real estate market is like a roller coaster ride, is obviously not referring to Miami! The Miami Association of Realtor and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system, had announced the third quarter (Q3) 2018 sales report for Miami’s real-estate. It seems that nothing can stop their winning streak!

For the 27th consecutive quarter, Miami’s houses, condos and single family homes sales surged. Not even Hurricane Irma was able to slowdown the real estate sales growth in Miami.

Total Miami- Dade Country sales rose 15.2%! Not much right? But just by knowing that the total sales volume jumped from 2.5 to 3.1 billion, you understand the dimensions of this news. What can we see on a short view? A clear impact of Irma on the results. But if we look a little bit further, the market only shows how people are being more and more attracted to invest in Miami.

The condo sales for this last trimester, increased in 16.7% compared to last year. And why? Different reasons, but the low mortgage rates have definitely helped.

Having a more affordable way to buy a home, has definitely pushed sales. A good reason why mid-priced (150-400 K) condo sales have increased 27.8% from 2017 to 2018.

As well, the residential supply in Miami has shown an infinite list of available properties that investors can just not resist! Active listing have increased from last year in a 5.7%, and just for condos it rose 4.1%. More than a thousand more condos were offered this year compared to the same period on 2017.

Foreign investments continue to stand out on this report. Almost half of the investment in condos in Miami are done in cash, which is a characteristic of foreign buyers.

The sales pace in Miami has shown that from the past year, the supply has been not enough to cover the demand. A balance market offers 6 to 9 months of supply inventory, but some of the hottest condos in Miami had only offer 1.9 months of supply!

Sales just continue jumping, not much to think if you are planning to invest…

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Posted by on November 26, 2018 in News


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