Demographics = Growth = $$$
An aging population is moving south to escape the harsh northern winters.
Florida in now the 3rd most populous State in the US.
“A highly respected Sarasota luxury home builder said it best, to paraphrase, “the last wave of the baby boomers born between 1944 and 1964 are now all coming into retirement, 10,000 people retire every day in the US, and the Florida housing markets are going to have to accommodate hundreds of thousands of new residents every year for the next 10 to 15 years, and these demographic numbers are so compelling, so overwhelming, that we doubt even the government could mess this up. Most housing experts estimate, 1,000 people move to the State of Florida, every day, which translates into over 300,000 new residents annually.” – Prominent Luxury Home Builder, Sarasota, Florida.
What we are witnessing currently in Florida housing markets bears no resemblance to real estate market booms of the past.
- Florida property markets are trying to accommodate years of pent up demand that was held back from slow recovering housing markets like the Northeast and Midwest. The Baby Boomers have been waiting patiently for their local housing markets to recover, to allow them to sell their homes, move to Florida, purchase their dream retirement home, and pocket a big chunk of CASH.
- The vast majority of Boomers pay cash for their Florida homes. CASH BUYERS will never walk way from their properties in the event of a market correction, as will highly leveraged home owners, whose equity gets wiped out, and who then choose to leave the keys on the kitchen table for the bank. CASH BUYERS insulate the market going forward, from the probability of another meltdown caused by over leveraged homeowners, who get in too deep, and then bail out.
- We have never witnessed underlying market fundamentals, this powerful, in the history of Florida real estate, and it because most new home buyers are paying cash. They are investing for the long term, and for many, this will be their final home purchase.
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