The US new home market is busy and builder confidence at its highest since 2005. New properties in Southwest Florida look set for a good 2017.
Florida ranks high in the listings for the best places for single family rentals in the US. The metro areas of Orlando, Jacksonville and Tampa feature across the board for opportunity, high demand and capital rate ranking. This latest research confirms the excellent potential for buy-to-let properties in Florida.
The Florida property market in 2016 posted high prices and low sales as demand outpaced supply. Analysts expect more of the same in 2017.
The annual AFIRE survey reveals that yet again property investment in the US ticks all the right boxes for foreign investors. The survey also finds that the US and Brazil continue to offer the best opportunities for capital appreciation while Brexit has affected property investment in the UK and London.
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.
Yet again, Florida dominates the Forbes list of the best property investment in 2017 with at least 26% house price growth expected by 2020.
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.
A study of the profile of US property buyers in 2016 revealed an increase in first-time purchases and an overwhelming preference for single family homes. It also showed a market still much in favour of the seller.
That Florida property represents great value this year is no secret but according to a recent survey, it actually couldn’t get any better.