Latest statistics reveal that Florida property prices went up yet again in October. This latest monthly rise is the 59th in a row showing the market continues to forge a full recovery.
The end of the year means investment prediction time. The latest Emerging Trends in Real Estate forecasts which US property markets are the ones to watch in 2017. Unsurprisingly after an excellent 2016, Florida property is one to keep a keen eye on.
That Florida property represents great value this year is no secret but according to a recent survey, it actually couldn’t get any better.
Figures released for US property prices in August point to another rise and bring the market close to its peak reached in July 2006. Prices went up across the board with some markets showing considerably higher increases.
While the US as a whole has failed to fulfil expectations this year, the Florida economy has surged ahead both in economic growth and job creation. Analysts believe this tendency is set to continue throughout 2017, an opinion reflected in the very positive potential seen by local businesses in Florida.
One of the defining characteristics of the current Florida property market is the shortfall in inventory levels. Despite an uptick in construction activity this year, demand continues to outstrip supply of new-build properties in Florida with a particularly high deficit in the Southwest.
The rate for foreclosure properties in the US fell to its lowest rate for nine years in July, according to the latest report from CoreLogic.
Florida has long been a favourite retirement spot, but a recent survey has confirmed its popularity. So much so that when it comes to the best place to retire in the US, Florida cities dominate the ratings.
Financial instability and political uncertainty in their home countries have led many foreigners to regard the US property market as a safe haven for their investment. The amount invested in properties in the US between April last year and March this year is the second highest since 2009 with big interest from Chinese and British buyers.
With Florida motoring ahead of the US economy, it’s obvious that the Sunshine State has left the recession well behind. And within Florida, the Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater MSA stands out for exceptionally positive figures. As a result, the Tampa Bay property market hasn’t had it so good for years.