south florida home prices

We all know the economy has experienced some peaks and valleys in recent days/weeks/months. Just ask the folks on Wall Street what the roller coaster ride has been like.

With that said, we duly noted a piece posted on about how South Florida home prices are steadily appreciating. Of course, that’s good news.

According to a new report from S&P/Case-Shiller, South Florida home prices grew by 8.1 percent year-over-year in November – the sixth-highest growth nationally. That means the area saw faster price growth than almost all of the U.S. with the exception of Portland, San Francisco, Denver, Seattle and Dallas.

“The consumer portion of the economy is doing well; like housing, automobile sales were quite strong last year,” said David M. Blitzer, managing director and chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

The national housing market saw similar gains during December as prices grew by 5.3 percent year-over-year. It was slightly up from the 5.1 percent jump in October.

Needless to say, we’re all hopeful this positive trend continues. Consumer confidence will always be the key motivating factor in anything retail related. We’ll all have to closely monitor the monthly statistics to see if in fact “the proof is in the pudding.”

Founded in 2009 during one of the slowest real estate markets in the past half century, First International Title has grown from a handful of offices to over 30 offices throughout the state, from Key West to Pensacola, including its company headquarters in Coral Springs. We provide closing services in English, Spanish, German and French. With a combined 1,000 years of experience, our staff has extensive experience closing residential, refinance, reverse mortgage, short sale, REO, deed-in-lieu and commercial transactions. We do not outsource or offshore any portion of our core title services. We employ our own searchers and examiners to ensure quick turn times and accuracy. At First International Title, we put our customers first.

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