Florida is one of the world’s favourite destination not only for travelling but also for investing in property. Here is an overview of the real estate market and economy in the state in Quarter 3 of 2019. The Florida Realtors’ latest report shows new positive figures. They stated that more closed sales, higher median prices, more pending sales and rising pending inventory during the third quarter of 2019. Also, during those three months, more than 78,750 single-family homes were sold across Florida. This figure shows an increase of 8.1 percent from the same quarter of 2018.
New figures show an increase on property value. In fact, home values have increased by 4.64% from 2018 in the same period. The forecast for home values in the US shows and increase of 2.2% over the next year. However Florida’s forecast is even more positive showing an increase of 4.09% over the next year.
The economic forecast in Florida shows signs of economic growth specially in real estate. Sean Snaith, economist from University of Central Florida, expects the state economy to grow at a faster pace than the United States. The property market in Florida has always been stable and rising.
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