SOUTH FLORIDA HOUSING MARKET MOST STABLE IN STATE

Real EstateAccording to a recent report from the mortgage company, Freddie Mac, South Florida’s housing market ranks as the most stable in the Sunshine State.

The Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade markets scored 82.4 in June on Freddie Mac’s Multi-Indicator Market index, which is up 14 percent from a year ago.

The index measures local and state housing markets by tracking home loan applications, affordability, mortgage loan delinquencies and employment. A score of at least 80 is considered favorable or stable with a perfect score being 100.

South Florida’s market hit 80 in May for the first time since August of 2008. The three-county region is the only one of eight metros in Florida above 80.

“Those markets hardest hit by the Great Recession, including many in Florida, are rebounding, but they still need to improve to get delinquencies back in line with their benchmark historic averages,” said Len Kiefer, Freddie Mac’s deputy chief economist. “The key driver of all this recovery has been solid job growth.”

In a story published by the Sun Sentinel, Jay Parker, CEO of the Douglas Elliman Florida brokerage, said the tri-county area has transformed from a boom-or-bust market to a stable destination.

“More and more people are looking at South Florida as a home as opposed to an investment,” said Parker.

We wholeheartedly agree Jay!!

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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 25 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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