According to the MLS, the home sales year-over-year has fell in May for the Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is probably due to the increase of median price in properties in these areas. Palm Beach, however, did make an exception with a slight plunge of price which means that their home sales actually increased. Surprisingly, the market which saw an increase of closed sales in April dipped this month.
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Downtown Miami has always been overshadowed by its more popular neighbors such as South Beach and Brickell. However, this neighborhood gem is actually one of the fastest growing city in Miami. What was once considered as a strict financial district is gaining huge population increase for families and young professionals. In fact, the population is at an all-time high with an estimated increase of 19% in the next 4 years. In response, the area could potentially have a higher demand for condo accommodation.
Last year, we saw the drop of condo sales in almost all neighborhood except in the Downtown and South Beach area. In Brickell, the sales has dropped by an average of 5% while in Edgewater, it dropped by an average of 9%. This trend has been caused by the high inventory of luxury condos available for sale. In fact, there is currently a four years supply of luxury condos in the market.
This high inventory also contributes to a growing concern to real estate developers. There is a difficulty of selling new pre-construction units. Developers are postponing their projects in hope for a better market. Read the rest of this entry »
This is the best time to sell your home. The Miami real estate market is showing healthy sign of growth this year in terms of sales and prices. This is in contrast with the past two years where the number of properties sold increased but their value price decreased (see South Beach Report). According to the MLS, properties are selling rapidly this year and the sellers can now sell their property near the asking price. Read the rest of this entry »