Miami Real Estate: Miami’s Real Estate Fever

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By Richard Defendorf
A recent New York Times story about climbing home sales – and, more important, declining foreclosure inventory – in South Florida seemed so incongruous with the area’s reputation for real estate devastation that we wondered for a moment if the heat had finally gotten to us. But there it is: a 16% increase in home sales in the first half of the year over year-ago figures, and the best spring sales since 2007, according to real estate analytics firm DataQuick. What’s more, sales of properties listed for $2 million or more were up 13% from January through June. One key to this mini surge is banks’ self-imposed lag in delinquency processing as they try to address the foreclosure-mill mess. The lag has given moneyed investors time and opportunity to scoop up some of the country’s cheapest real estate, much of which tanked in value by 50% from its pre-cash high. It is telling, though, that two thirds of the sales that closed during the first half of 2011 were all-cash deals. As the Times pointed out, lending requirements are very stringent; most of the buyers are “investors, rich people, or foreign citizens benefiting from a weak dollar.” Current inventory in Miami is just under 50,000 – less than half of what it was as the crash unfolded three years ago.


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