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Florida’s Real Estate Market is “On Fire”! | Brevard County, FL Real Estate | Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team

Posted on: March 13, 2013

Carolyn Smith, Realtor & Bridget Sentz, Realtor ~ Coastal Estate Team – Brevard County, FL Real Estate: Florida’s Real Estate Market is “On Fire”!

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Forget “improving” or “rebound”; Florida’s real estate market is “on fire”! According to Lesley Deutch, senior vice president at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, there are currently five trends occurring in Florida’s real estate market:

1. Land prices. While the price of land continues to rise quickly statewide, Orlando feels the most pressure. Deutch says she saw some submarkets where “land and finished lot prices have now surpassed peak levels.” In Orlando, she sees developers buying raw land “just to gain a position and market share.”

2. Home prices. Some communities, such as Orlando and Naples, are seeing 1- to 2-percent new-home price increases monthly, Deutch says. The hallmarks of a seller’s market have also returned, such as lotteries. She expects a 2013 price increase of at least 10 percent in many Florida markets.

3. 55-plus market. Deutch reports a 20- to 25-percent jump in potential buyers interested in active adult living, according to builders in Southwest Florida. She also notes a boost in customer traffic in second- and third-tier markets.

4. Foreign buyers. It’s more than Miami, Deutch says. While in Orlando, she visited a sales office that had three active buyers: One from Brazil, one from Germany and one from China.

5. Foreclosures. While the state has a notoriously long foreclosure process, Deutch says banks are slowly releasing foreclosures. But investors continue to buy new foreclosures shortly after they hit the market.

Source of information: FloridaRealtors.org

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445 Fifth Avenue
Indialantic, FL 32903

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Indialantic, FL 32903

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