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Category: Florida Real Estate

No More Mixed Feelings on Mixed-Use Areas

Wed Dec 4, 2019 by on Florida Real Estate

No More Mixed Feelings on Mixed-Use Areas

The battle between the ever-shrinking housing supply in the United States against the rapidly increasing number of buyers has led to home prices rising. Adding this to the smaller land supply makes the already undesirable situation for those living in the country’s urban centers much worse. Affordability Is Still an Issue The JCHS State of the Nation’s Housing report shows […]

U.S. Home Sales Decline as More Americans Are Staying Put

Wed Nov 13, 2019 by on Florida Real Estate & Real Estate

us home sales decline

Despite the recent interest rate cuts, U.S. home sales dropped more than expected in September. A new study sheds light on the typical American homeowner now staying in their home much longer and its considerable impact on the housing market. A Growing Problem: Low Supply, Higher Prices Redfin conducted the study and determined that the typical American homeowner has spent […]

Nothing is Forever: The Real Estate Impact of Forever 21’s Bankruptcy Claim

Forever 21 Bankrupt

Forever 21, the 35-year old trendy teen apparel and accessory global retailer, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, closing a third of its 534 U.S. stores. This could potentially make way for commercial offices, housing or even medical marijuana facilities (yes, brokers have had these inquiries). The retailer has stores in South Florida malls including Aventura, Sawgrass Mills, and […]

Flipping Out: How the Process of Home Flipping Has Resurfaced

house flipping

The popularity of flipping homes, by purchasers and investors, has increased significantly since investors have recognized the profit that can come from buying, fixing up, and then selling a distressed home. The taboo market of flipping houses has recently seen its own makeover and is now becoming a more accepted and reliable source of housing. how to flip homes Learning […]

Climate Change: Is it (almost) “The Day After Tomorrow”?

Tue Sep 24, 2019 by on Florida Real Estate

Roy Oppenheim Global Warming

The United Nations Climate Action Summit began this past Monday, amid young activists like sixteen-year-old Greta Thunberg who has held massive climate change action rallies worldwide. While some may not believe in climate change, it is hard to ignore the distinct severe weather patterns we have been experiencing. Florida, and particularly South Florida, has been affected by flooding. The question […]

Renting: The Millennial Trend That Has the Housing Market Booming

Renting: The Millennial Trend That Has the Housing Market Booming

With its warm climate, Florida is appealing for our aging population, especially the elderly. In fact, Florida is the national leader in drawing senior citizens from other states as permanent residents. According to a recent survey, baby boomers who are mostly now in their 50s and 60s, and older seniors are fueling rapid growth in the south Florida real estate […]

Amazon-Realogy Partnership and Why It Matters

Wed Jul 31, 2019 by on Florida Real Estate & Real Estate

Amazon Realogy Partnership

After seeing its stock plummet 85% over the past two years, Realogy, the largest residential real estate brokerage company in America, has partnered with Amazon, the largest online retailer in the world, in an effort to revitalize its sales and reestablish itself as the preeminent real estate industry giant. What Is Realogy? Realogy, which owns brands such as Coldwell Banker, […]