After my shock and dismay at the headline, I actually took a moment to read the article. Sure, there are negatives in there, including the down condo market and the lack of foreign investment, but the real estate market does have some positive things going for it. For example, I think that the fact that the number of foreclosures is down is excellent news because it means that our market has grown healthier in that regard. I have also found that what Ron Shuffield said is true: “the middle of the market is still strong.” Mid-priced listings are in high demand because, at the end of the day, not everyone can afford to spend $1,000,000 on their home.
As always, price does come up in this article. Pricing is up 7.9% for single family homes year over year in July of 2016. I do believe that this will stabilize now that the market has shown evidence of a slow-down. It might be time to revisit pricing with some of my listings that have not received the attention that they merit.
I do realize that this summer has felt slower than summers past, but, in addition to the obvious negatives, there are some positives in our real estate market! Hopefully now that we are all back to school and back in work mode, we will see an uptick in sales here in South Florida.
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