Repossessed Miami Homes So Much in Demand That Supply Vanishes

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By Marilyn Bowden
Low pricing and a good rental market have made REOs — properties that have been repossessed and put back on the market by lenders — so popular with investors and end-users alike that a lot of the inventory has been absorbed, brokers say, a necessary step for a return to a healthy market. “Right now, there’s less than one month of REO inventory,” said Christian Kawas, co-principal of SoBe Luxury Homes, a division of Douglas Elliman Florida. “There are 356 single-family homes and 342 condos listed as REOs on the market, and they are selling at the rate of about 845 a month.” So far this year, he said, more than 10,000 have sold, which could mean that by the end of 2011, last year’s total of about 11,000 REOs sold will be surpassed, assuming enough product remains to sell. “If you’re an investor with $500,000 or $1 million to spend, which is what the majority of them have, and you want to buy a few foreclosures, you can’t find them,” Mr. Kawas said. “There are multiple offers on everything, and so they tend to go for more than the asking price.


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