Florida property market moves up yet another notch and registered its 66th consecutive month of price hikes in May. On the back of strong employment prospects, Florida continues to attract buyers in droves.
The most popular places to buy US property in Q1 this year have just been mapped. A recent study finds that numerous locations in the country come out well above the national average for buying US property.
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.
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.
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.
Property analysts are unanimous in that 2016 has been one of the best years for the US housing market since the crisis. With the sector already looking forward to more of the same next year, now is a good time to take a look at some forecasts for the trends in the US property market in 2017.