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Is the residential real estate market 'settling in'?

Anyone who is familiar with the reports concerning the residential real estate markets in South Florida, knows that most of the reports are positive, particularly for sellers. Residential property in South Florida has been pretty hot, unlike some other areas in the country. But, according to a recent report, the market for residential real estate in the local area may be settling down into a steadier, more predictable condition.

Is pendulum swinging back in the South Florida housing market?

Anyone who has ever been involved in the real estate market -- buyer or seller -- knows that there are times that are better for one side or the other, depending on market conditions. Residential real estate, in particular, is subject to swings that go back and forth, with conditions favoring sellers at one moment and then swinging back toward favoring buyers the next. This is true in markets throughout the country, including in South Florida.

Will interest in rental property impact residential real estate?

Many South Florida residents have, at some point in life, found themselves facing the seemingly timeless question of, "Is it better to rent or buy?" Of course, the answer is almost always "it depends." For example, the dynamics of the local South Florida market are quite a bit different than they are in many other areas of the country. In the local market, rental property is heating up right now. But, will the interest in rental property have an impact on buyers and sellers in the residential real estate market?

Some year-end highlights in the South Florida real estate market

Many of our South Florida readers do a good job of keeping their ears to the ground in order to determine which way the real estate pendulum is swinging in the local real estate market. For residential real estate in particular, both buyers and sellers want to know the answer to one important question: does the market favor my position at this time? As 2015 draws toward an end, one report took a look at some of the factors that are having an impact on the South Florida real estate market.

Time to look at residential income property in South Florida?

When most South Florida residents think about purchasing a home, they do so from the standpoint that the new home will be their primary residence. After all, there aren't many people who can afford a second home these days - or are there?

When title issues bring a deal to a screeching halt

When South Florida residents are getting ready to become part of their first residential real estate transaction, they are probably vaguely aware of one aspect of the deal that will pop up eventually: the title. The average person knows that this is an important part of any transaction involving residential property, and they are also usually aware that this is one of the more legalistic aspects of such a transaction. As a result, most buyers will get help in conducting a thorough investigation of any potential title issues from someone who knows what to look for and where to look.

Is too much residential development a burden in South Florida?

The residential real estate market in South Florida has been thriving for the last couple of years. Residential property is being developed throughout the local market, with several different condo towers under construction. However, in the last few months our readers may have begun to hear whispers of concern. Some people who monitor the real estate market are beginning to believe that the condo market in particular may have already peaked.

Are South Florida condo investors getting cold feet?

Most of our readers probably consider the condo towers that are popping up all over South Florida to be a common sight by now. The local residential real estate market has recovered much better here than it has in other areas of the country over the last few years. However, according to a recent report, there may be problems on the horizon.

Getting the deal done right at real estate closing

The summer real estate shopping season is well underway as weather conditions improve throughout the country. But, in South Florida, the shopping season never stops. The residential real estate market may see more attention in some months more than others, but the weather rarely plays any particular impact on the local market. In the local market, pushing a deal through all the way to the real estate closing can happen at any time of the year.

Have confidence when you go into a real estate closing

Just about every transfer of commercial property and residential property culminates in one event: the real estate closing. In most commercial real estate transactions a great deal of work has already been completed prior to the closing, so there often is much less stress on the individuals who come to the meeting. However, for those South Florida residents who are purchasing residential real estate, getting to the real estate closing can be both exciting and nerve-wracking.

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