Yet another ranking of the best markets for US property investment places Florida in a privileged position. The Sunshine State takes four of the top five positions and a total of six in the best ten making Florida one of the hottest places to invest in the US this year.
Forecasting what is in store for the Florida property market in 2017 was one of the topics at the recent Florida Realtors Mid-Winter Business Meetings. Based on the findings at the meet-up, this news article lists the highlights and trends expected over the next year.
2016 looks set to go down as the best year since the crisis for the Florida property market. Prices continued to rise all round, sellers received more of their asking price and sales remained buoyant. Florida outpaced the US on all accounts with some metropolitan areas in the Sunshine State posting considerably higher figures.
Figures for new construction in the US surged in October to their highest level since 2007. However, despite the hike in housing starts, high demand for property continues. This in tandem with very low inventory levels means the US housing shortage looks likely to continue for at least another four years.
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.
A report released at the end of September reveals the best places to buy investment property in the US. Tampa and Orlando, two of the most popular places to buy property in Florida, come out top, ticking all the boxes.
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.