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.
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.
Orlando and Tampa property counted among the top ten best investment opportunities in the US in the first quarter of this year. The two Florida cities ranked in fourth and ninth places on the back of high population growth and strong employment creation, as this latest BRIC Group news article explains.
2016 looks set to be a key year for Tampa property after a big increase in interest from both American and foreign buyers. Reasons behind Tampa’s rising popularity include more direct flights, better prices for property and the area’s high standard of living. This latest news article from BRIC Group explains why the spotlight is currently shining on property in Tampa.
A recent survey ranks several locations in Florida as the best in the US for property investment. The reports highlights property in Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa as especially attractive for the passive investor, particularly those building a rental property portfolio.
Just 12 per cent of the US population live in apartments, but recent research on this market shows that its impact on the economy is far more wide-reaching than envisaged. The pressure on supply from strong demand also makes apartments one of the most attractive US property options, particularly as buy-to-let investments.
Recent census data reveals that the US property market is increasingly dominated by renters rather than homebuyers. Homeownership levels are at their lowest for 20 years with particularly high drops in Florida. The data has prompted some analysts to predict that the future of the US real estate market could well lie in rental properties.
Figures for the Florida property market in October show yet another rise in sales of single family homes and condos, and average selling prices. Based on the latest statistics, analysts believe the housing market is moving in the right direction with many local agents claiming that now is the time to buy.