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Florida real estate market goes from strength to strength

by Mark Benson on March 26, 2014

Florida real estate market goes from strength to strength

Florida real estate market goes from strength to strength

Despite the fact there is still some concern about the short to medium term direction the US economy, it seems that investors cannot get enough of Florida real estate with February seeing an increase in activity and prices. While relatively low interest rates have obviously assisted the property market across the US, and across the world, there is no doubt that the Florida real estate market is certainly fast approaching the boom times of 2008.

There are a number of factors which will come into play in the short to medium term which could slow down the growth in Florida real estate prices, but then again many experts did not predict the current strength. [click to continue…]

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