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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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Timing is of the essence when buying real estate in Miami

Timing is of the essence when buying real estate in Miami

It is not a secret that the down peak of the Miami Real Estate’s cycle is here. But even if it sounds like bad news, it is not at all!

Miami real estate has been following a sequence since the early industry boom in the 2000. This means that if we have arrived at the bottom line, it will have a fast bounce soon.

The whole industry has followed the same pattern, but the ultra-luxury houses’ had shown the most drastic impact.

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Posted by on November 9, 2018 in News

 

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Foreign buyers in Florida

Foreign buyers in Florida

According to Miami Association of Realtors, the foreign investment in South Florida climbed up to $7.1 billion dollars in 2017. That is a significant increase of approximately 15% compared to 2016 where the number was only $6.2 billion dollars. Unsurprisingly, most of the foreign buyers are coming from South America. In fact, the political and economic crisis in the area are pushing the wealthy to park their money into a safer environment.

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Posted by on July 13, 2018 in News

 

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Chinese buyers are coming for Miami’s real estate

Chinese buyers are coming for Miami’s real estate

Miami is well known for its attractive real estate market and the Chinese has taken note of this. As of last year, the Chinese makes up the third largest group of buyer in Miami and the second in the U.S.  There are several reasons why this is a growing trend. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 19, 2018 in News

 

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Is there a bubble in Canada’s real estate market? The boom or the bust?

In 2008, the housing crisis in the United States left many people in a state of panic. The housing market collapsed and prices dropped. It took 5 years for the market to recover (for example, a unit in Murano Grande was sold for only $1.85 million in 2012  whereas last year it was sold for $2.55 million, a 37% increase). Now, United States’ neighboring country might face the same situation.
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Posted by on August 24, 2017 in News

 

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