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Hurricane Michael Poses Storm Surge Damage Risk to 57,000 Florida Homes

Hurricane Michael Poses Storm Surge Damage Risk to 57,000 Florida Homes

Over 57,002 homes in the Florida Gulf Coast with a reconstruction cost value (RCV) of approximately $13.4 billion are at potential risk of storm surge damage from Hurricane Michael. Read More »


New IRS Tax Laws Aiding Florida's Luxury Housing Market

New IRS Tax Laws Aiding Florida's Luxury Housing Market

South Florida luxury property developer BH3 is now benefitting from one of the US housing market's most significant real estate trends in 2018 -- wealthy tax reform refugees from the northeast seeking residences in Florida's luxury home market. Read More »

South Florida's Commercial Market Post Gains Across All Sectors

South Florida's Commercial Market Post Gains Across All Sectors

South Florida's multifamily real estate transactions jumped 8.5 percent year-over-year in 1Q 2018 and per-unit multifamily prices increased in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Read More »

Hurricane Irma Property Damage, Loss Estimates as High as $65 Billion

Hurricane Irma Property Damage, Loss Estimates as High as $65 Billion

Preliminary property loss estimates in Florida from Hurricane Irma, total insured and uninsured loss for both residential and commercial properties, including damage from both flood and wind, is estimated to be between $42.5 billion and $65 billion. Read More »


Global Property Spotlight

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

Brand New Residences Bring Modern Luxury Living to Paradise Island Bahamas

In the heart of breathtaking Paradise Island adjacent to Nassau, Bahamas, a very rare residential opportunity will soon be available. Opportunities like this are extremely limited on this 685 acre island paradise. Read More »

Last Updated October 9, 2018 1:30 PM ET

Fort Myers Property News

According to the National Association of Realtors, U.S. pending home sales expanded in most of the country in July 2016, and reached their second highest reading in over a decade. Only the Midwest saw a dip in contract activity last month.

Sales of newly built, single-family homes in the U.S. rose 3.5 percent in June 2016 from an upwardly revised May 2016 reading to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 592,000 units.

According to the Mortgage Bankers Association's Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the week ending June 24, 2016, U.S. mortgage applications decreased 2.6 percent from one week earlier.

268,000 U.S. homeowners regained positive equity in Q1 2016, bringing the total number of mortgaged residential properties with equity at the end of Q1 2016 to approximately 46.7 million.

According to Irvine, Ca-based RealtyTrac's First Quarter 2016 U.S. Foreclosure Market Report, foreclosure activity in the U.S. was below pre-recession levels in 78 out of 216 U.S. metropolitan statistical areas (36 percent).

Technology firms and start-ups aren't just exploring new U.S. markets, and they're starting to plant roots.

U.S. foreclosure inventory declined by 27.9 percent and completed foreclosures declined by 24.4 percent since July 2014.

According to CoreLogic, cash sales made up 35.5 percent of total home sales in October 2014, down from 38.7 percent in October 2013.

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