During the COVID-19 outbreak, many industries have been affected and will continue to be affected during these trying times. Since we are living in a time of uncertainty, people are feeling less optimistic and are worried about what the future holds. At the beginning of this year, Miami’s housing market was doing very well, but could this state of fear due to the outbreak cause it all to drop?
Before the coronavirus outbreak, Miami and all of Florida were experiencing an increase in home and condo sales in relation to the previous year. According to the Florida Realtors Association, there was a 9.1 percent increase in single-family home sales in February, and a 10.9 percent increase in condo sales. The average sale price for a single-family home also rose 7.9 percent, with an average sale price of $361,839. The Super Bowl helped spark this market growth for Miami and the surrounding areas. People have been drawn to Florida due to the year-round sunshine, beaches, and many tourist attractions.
The Future of Miami’s Real Estate
For the first time, South Florida saw their population hit 6 million, with Miami Dade hitting 2.7 million residents. Due to the rise in population growth, there will still be a large demand for homes and condos. With many people unsure of what the future holds, Miami’s real estate market is still expected to be strong, especially as everything begins to reopen.
Learn more about Italian-born real estate developer Ugo Colombo, CMC Group President.
latest real estate project, the Brickell Flatiron, is officially completed.
This building is a 64-story, 527-unit tower, and is a beautiful contributor to
the downtown Miami skyline. This project broke ground in early 2017 and has
since gone through exceptional progression to become the beautiful building you
see today. Ugo’s passion for Miami real estate combined with Luis Revuelta’s
eye for design has created a real estate masterpiece. The interior architect
Massimo Iosa Ghini created a seamless transition from exterior to interior by
introducing the concept of fluid, continuous space.
The CMC Group has received its temporary certification of occupancy which means that closings will begin right away. The Brickell Flatiron is about 95 percent sold, with more than half of that percentage consisting of domestic end-user buyers. The lowering of deposit requirements to 30 percent at the beginning of this year has attracted more U.S. buyers to the building. This project has been a success story and Ugo Colombo already has another project in the works which is sure to be another beautiful contribution to the Miami skyline.
Learn more about Italian-born real estate developer Ugo Colombo, President of CMC Group.
Ugo Colombo has been one of the most important figures in Miami real estate since the 1980’s. Ugo left his home country of Italy to enroll at the University of Miami and immediately saw the potential Miami had for real estate investment opportunity. Ugo Colombo has gone on to become a pioneer in the development of Miami’s bayfront skyline, re-invented the luxury condo market in the city, and acquired one of the most successful luxury vehicle dealerships in the U.S., The Collection, in 1994.
Fast forward to 2019; many new investors are starting to see and capitalize on the potential that Ugo Colombo saw in Miami real estate back in the 80’s. In fact, Miami ranked 3rd on a recent study from realtor.com highlighting the top 10 U.S. markets for real estate flipping. Many investors are purchasing single-family homes with the intention of renting them out or flipping them for a profit. According to the study, 17 percent of all Miami homes purchased are bought by these investors. With average profit at nearly $67,000, Miami certainly will be a real estate investment hot spot for years to come.
In the early 1990s, Ugo Colombo saw the investment opportunity in Miami real estate, and now it is starting to reach its full potential. According to Norada Real Estate Investment, Miami real estate appreciated 57.70% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 4.66%, putting Miami in the top 10% nationally for real estate appreciation. Despite the downward motion nationwide in the housing market, Miami real estate appreciation rates are strong and have continued to appreciate in value faster than most places. The real estate market in Miami is doing well and has seen a dramatic increase in office locations.
Offices are Taking Over
Office development in Miami has hit its highest level since 2009, which is partially caused by the relocation of tenants from high-tax states. According to The Real Deal, 1.9 million square feet of office space is expected to be completed in the next two years. As of 2011, only 500,000 square feet of office space was expected to be completed, as opposed to the nearly 2 million square feet that is now expected. On top of the relocation of tenants from high-tax states causing this change, it is thought that corporations wanting to expand their Latin American business could also be another reason for this shift.
If you are
thinking of investing in Miami real estate, especially in office space, it
seems as though the statistics and numbers are on your side. Miami continues to
become a “mini-Manhattan” and is seen as a good investment opportunity for the