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South Florida Oceanfront Condominiums

Florida's landscape of homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium laws continues to evolve with new legislations set to affect how these entities operate and how real estate transactions are conducted. As we advance into 2024, understanding these new statutes is essential for real estate professionals, HOA members, and homeowners. This comprehensive guide will walk you through the recent changes, upcoming laws, and how they might impact you.

Key Changes to Condo and Homeowner's Associations in 2023

The year 2023 saw significant changes aimed at improving transparency and governance within HOAs and condominiums. One of the pivotal updates was the introduction of the "Homeowners Association Bill of Rights," which was designed to protect…

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In Delray Beach, Florida, a haven of luxury and tropical allure awaits those seeking an opulent lifestyle. This coastal gem is renowned for its mix of high-end gated communities and lavish condominiums, where amenities such as advanced fitness centers, Olympic-sized pools, saunas, private tennis courts, and beach access define everyday living. Delray Beach is not just about luxury homes; it's a culturally rich area brimming with art galleries, museums, boutique shopping, gourmet dining, and tranquil parks and beaches. It's no surprise that some of Palm Beach County's most prestigious neighborhoods are found here, offering a unique blend of beachside living and urban convenience.

Stone Creek Ranch

A pinnacle of luxury, Stone Creek Ranch sits on…

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The housing shortage is affecting some people and areas harder than others

In today's real estate market, an unexpected issue has emerged, one that is directly affecting a large segment of potential homebuyers. Despite a noticeable slowdown due to increasing mortgage rates, there's an undeniable shortage in the supply of homes for sale, a sharp contrast to the state of the market in 2019.

This housing shortage is affecting some segments more than others. In particular, homebuyers with an annual income around $100,000, slightly above the national average, are feeling the squeeze. Back in May, when the 30-year fixed mortgage rate was lingering in the high-6% range, these individuals could only afford houses priced around $341,000. Unfortunately,…

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Palm Beach County, South Florida Market Report Q1 2023

Palm Beach County Real Estate Market

Palm Beach County, one of the most picturesque regions of Florida, is known for its year-round warm weather, beautiful beaches, upscale shopping districts, and dynamic real estate market. But how did the Palm Beach County real estate market fare in the first quarter of 2023? Let's take a deep dive to understand the trends, forces, and numbers that have shaped this market segment.

A Dynamic Start to the Year

Despite the turbulence experienced in the real estate market in 2022 due to global economic uncertainties, the Palm Beach County market showed remarkable resilience. Entering 2023, the market showed a robust start with median home prices and sales volumes continuing their upward trajectory.

The first…

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downtown west palm beach businesses

Publix. Citrix. Office Depot. These are but a few of the largest and most recognizable companies that have called South Florida home for decades. Recently however, the corporate neighborhood has gotten a lot more crowded—and the momentum has only picked up. 

Over the past half-decade, the Palm Beach County Business Development Board has helped roll out the welcome mat to approximately 140 companies who have relocated or expanded their operations into the county. This has resulted in more than $1.12 billion in capital investment and over 13,000 direct jobs for locals.

It has also contributed to a still-booming residential and commercial market. Just over the past year, these companies have swallowed up more than 1.6 million square feet of…

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Home Sold With Multiple Offers Sign

The Federal Reserve intensified its fight against inflation in June by announcing the biggest interest rate increase in 28 years as the government's main lending institution tries to rein in skyrocketing consumer costs. 

The largest increase since 1994, the Fed increased its benchmark interest rate by three-quarters of a percentage point. That comes after increases of a quarter point in March and a half point in May. The increase is due to growing prices for rent, groceries, gasoline, and a variety of other goods and services. Higher interest rates will increase the cost of carrying a credit card bill, obtaining a vehicle loan, and purchasing a home.

Rate increases are anticipated to continue in the upcoming months. In general, Fed policymakers…

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Will South Florida's Real Estate Market Crash?

Florida seemingly continues to operate in its own world—at least when it comes to real estate. While signs indicating slowing momentum are popping up more and more throughout the nation, six of the top 25 overvalued home markets are right in our backyard, and several new studies indicate a prolonged period of unaffordability.

Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University, and the University of Alabama found that the current combination of high demand and low inventory that began at the start of the pandemic is likely to continue thanks in part to future population growth projections.

Which Florida Communities Are The Most Overvalued?

Of the six Sunshine State metro areas identified, Fort Myers topped the list. Typical buyers…

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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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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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