ULI: Midsized markets poised for 2019 investment boom

NEW YORK – Oct. 12, 2018 – Underdeveloped midsized markets are poised to be investment hot spots next year, offering more affordable housing and attracting a younger workforce, according to the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2019 report. Two...

Is Florida looking at a renter crisis if Amendment 2 fails?

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Oct. 9, 2018 – Early voting just started for the 2018 general election, which means Florida is just over a month away from choosing a new governor, a new cabinet, new congressional representatives and a host of other elected officials. It also...

Some Fla. cities top U.S. growth charts – Fort Myers No. 1

ORLANDO, Fla. – Oct. 3, 2018 – In a WalletHub study of growth in U.S. cities, Fort Myers ranked at the top both overall and in the small-city category – but the state overall showed strong growth. In the ranking of large metro areas, Miami ranked second after Austin,...

Renters spend almost 6.5 years saving for 20% downpayment

MIAMI – July 13, 2018 – Renters in expensive California markets can expect to spend more than two decades saving for a 20 percent downpayment on a median valued home, but Florida buyers can do so in about one-third the time. Nationwide, renters can expect to spend...

Study: Most average Fla. rents rise 3%-8% year-to-year

ORLANDO, Fla. – July 10, 2018 – A RentCafe study that looked at average rents in many Fla. cities found that Hollywood (up 9.6 percent) and Orlando (up 8.4 percent) had the greatest year-to-year increases. Out of 19 Fla. cities included in the study, only Davie saw a...

Rent vs. buy? Ownership getting less advantageous

BOCA RATON, Fla. – June 6, 2018 – With housing markets around the U.S. nearing the peak in their cycles, renters who reinvest their money have an increasingly better chance at creating wealth than individuals who purchase a home, according to the latest national index...