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<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Brian Pearl</strong> is a top-producing South Florida real estate professional with a decade of experience, millions of dollars in closed sales, and <a title="Brian Pearl's Recently Sold Listings" href="/recent-sales.php">hundreds of transactions</a> under his belt.  Based in <a title="Boca Raton, Florida Homes For Sale " href="/boca-raton.php">Boca Raton</a>, Brian has been assisting home buyers and sellers throughout Palm Beach and Broward Counties since 2004.  As a South Florida native and the grandson of a prominent Miami Beach real estate developer, Pearl has real estate in his blood. Brian received his real estate license at the age of 21, but decided to further his education at Florida Atlantic University before beginning his career.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Since becoming an independent businessman in 2004, Brian has created a name for himself in real estate with hard work, integrity and maintaining lasting business relationships with both Clients and fellow Realtors®. He follows the philosophy that he is only as good as his reputation and works to build long-lasting relationships. <em>In his first year of business in 2005, he sold over $7 million and in 2007 during the worst real estate market in recent history, he helped over 72 families find their new home!  </em></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">He has continued to grow becoming one of the <a title="Brian Pearl in Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate" href="/files/87/whos+who.pdf">most successful Realtors</a> under the age of 40 in Palm Beach County. Brian truly enjoys the business aspect of real estate as much as he enjoys helping people. He strives to keep abreast of cutting edge tools and technology to implement into his business. Brian’s talent is only outweighed by his drive to succeed and is exemplified by his tremendous career.</p>

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Five Reasons Experts Say No Housing Market Crash in 2022

It may be hard to believe, but the South Florida real estate market is quickly approaching the conclusion of its second full calendar year of record-shattering pace. Homes and condos are still selling nearly as quickly as they were at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and setting new highs along the way. 

With respect to Mr. Gordon Gekko, many real estate experts and economists—not to mention home buyers and sellers—aren’t convinced that all this greed is good. Headlines abound regarding a potential housing crash which would rival that of the late ‘00s. While it’s true that some cherry-picked data trends could cause concern, the fact of the matter is we find ourselves in a far different climate; one that could actually turn out positively for

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South Florida Real Estate Market Report - 3rd Quarter 2021

South Florida 3rd Quarter Real Estate Market Report

How's the South Florida real estate market?

The Recipe for our 3rd Quarter 2021 Florida Housing Market

Here’s the Recipe for Our 3rd Quarter 2021 Florida Housing Market: Take one large housing-supply shortage; add a global pandemic, economic shutdown, and supply chain shortages; mix in rapid population growth, and you will yield today’s residential real estate market.

At a national level, we’re seeing record gaps in housing supply and demand. The US Census reveals 12.3 million households were established between January 2012 and June 2021. Compare this to the 7 million new single-family homes constructed during that time.

Florida Realtors reports a robust pace and high absorption rate

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Sundy Village in Downtown Delray Beach, FL

The intersection of Delray Beach’s Atlantic and Swinton Avenues is more than a vibrant city center;

it’s the beating heart of the world-renowned beachfront hideaway. Surrounding this small section of converging asphalt are the booming businesses, fashionable boutiques, and delectable dining fare that have made Delray Beach one of South Florida’s hidden gems.

Soon, at this very intersection, a revitalized landmark will reclaim its rightful space amid the scenery. Sundy Village is set to break ground in Q4 of 2021—and its combination of preservation and enlightenment will be unlike anything the city has seen before.

A New Twist On An Old Story

Sundy Village is set to personify the sublime mixture of leisure and luxury that Delray Beach

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South Florida's Rising Rents and Cost of Living

South Florida’s rental market has long been less-than-ideal for non-homeowners.

Landlords operated happily within the free market, raising their rates and easily finding plenty of takers ready to bask in the temperate weather and vibrant culture that our region offers. Those whose bank accounts couldn’t keep up were hastily left behind.

The past year seems to have accelerated the trend even more as too few new apartments have been built, and affordable housing has become even more scarce. Renters seemingly have little to no control of the market, making Florida one of the worst locations in the country to rent in. This reality has re-started the conversation over rent control—a proposal that has always failed in the past; but with examples set

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Surfside Condominium CollapseIn the wake of the tragic collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, more questions and concerns regarding the safety of buildings throughout South Florida have emerged seemingly every day. Now, a coalition under Palm Beach County’s League of Cities has proposed an inspection of many condos, apartment buildings, hotels, and offices both east and west of I-95.

The proposal targets buildings a minimum of 25 years old east of the highway, and 35 years old on the western side, regardless of height. This surpasses the standard of 40 years of age in Miami-Dade and Broward counties. While one and two-family homes, government buildings, and schools are excluded, this would result in a massive undertaking, as 90% of the condominiums stretching from

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South Florida Real Estate

It’s likely you grew up with at least one family member who wouldn’t stop talking about their dream to retire to Florida. Every holiday you’d be regaled with stories of green lawns, year-round sunshine, golf courses, beaches, and no state income taxes. In fact, that person might even be yourself!

Considering all that Florida has to offer, it’s little wonder why our home state is welcoming thousands of new residents every year. This makes for a diverse culture, incredible culinary options, and plenty of tourist-pleasing attractions; but that’s certainly not all! Here are several more reasons you should pursue that dream move:

Our Welcoming Weather

There are 365 days in one year—and in Florida more than 2/3 of them are bathed in sunshine. There

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South Florida Real Estate Market Report

South Florida Real Estate Market Report

How's the South Florida real estate market?

Reflection...  Looking back and looking ahead

To sum up Florida’s real estate market for the first half of 2021, one word comes to mind: unexpected. Florida has long enjoyed an influx of residents migrating from across the country, and around the world, to call the Sunshine State home. With remote work becoming a permanent option, over 900 people per day are moving to Florida, according to the Palm Beach County Business Development Board. Reasons for this explosive growth in Florida can point to fair weather, a business-friendly climate, and the lack of state income and estate tax.

Low-interest rates continue to fuel affordability and drive high absorption

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Though typically not a busy time in the South Florida market, the 2021 summer season has kept the momentum going from the beginning of this year. In fact, national statistics stemming from the week leading up to the 4th of July indicate that housing is still a hot commodity across the nation!

However, there were signs indicating some relief may be within sight, though buyers shouldn’t celebrate quite yet, as the data discrepancies could be attributed to the lead up to the holiday weekend.

Overall, the data demonstrates more of the same—fewer new listings, and historically high home price growth. Both of these aspects mean a tough environment for buyers without the ability to offer top dollar or make a quick purchase decision. However, there are

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Boca Raton Real Estate Agents

Most homebuyers believe a real estate agent is a real estate agent—not understanding the distinct differences between brokers, listing, and buyer’s agents. The truth is, the latter is often the one who has the most client interaction and fights hardest to protect your interests during the home purchasing process.

A buyer’s agent coordinates and secures showing appointments at properties you’re interested in, negotiates the best deal possible on your behalf, and constantly endeavors to save you time and money. It is for these reasons—and others—that working with a buyer’s agent should be preferred to directly contacting the agent who lists a property. Always remember: A listing agent is working first and foremost for their sellers; not you as a

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There's No Housing Bubble

As soon as housing prices seem to rise, two questions spring to mind—and into headlines:

“What’s MY home worth?”, followed immediately by “when will THIS housing bubble pop?”

With current median selling prices up nearly $35,000 compared to the same period last year, it’s the latter (along with still-fresh memories of last decade) that have some buyers waiting on the sidelines. However, while experts have no idea how far prices will run, they can seemingly agree on one thing: we aren’t actually in a bubble.

And those that wait will likely regret it.

This Is A Different Housing Market

Take it from none other than a Morgan Stanley strategist who shared in a note to clients that the bank had a “strong conviction that we are not experiencing

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