south Florida’s housing market ranks as the most stable in the Sunshine State, according to a report Wednesday from mortgage company Freddie Mac.
The metro area of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties scored 82.4 in June on Freddie’s Multi-Indicator Market Index, up 14 percent from a year ago.
The index measures local and state housing markets by tracking home loan applications, affordability, mortgage loan delinquencies and employment. A score of at least 80 is considered favorable or stable. A perfect score is 100.
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Conventional: In a typical real estate transaction, where a conventional (non-government-insured) home loan is being used, the appraiser is mostly concerned with the current market value of the property in question. That is his primary objective when visiting the house. He is only concerned with the condition of the property as it relates to the value.
FHA: When an FHA loan is being used, the appraiser has two objectives. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires him to determine the current market value, as with any appraisal. But they also require a property inspection to make sure the home meets HUD’s minimum standards for health and safety. This is the “double duty” mentioned earlier. It’s what makes the FHA appraisal process unique.
Developer Don Peebles is pulling out of an ultra-luxury condo project he had planned for an oceanfront property in Miami Beach.
Peebles has put the small lot at 6747 Collins Ave. on the market for an undisclosed price, a spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday. The original plan for the project, called the Bath Club Estates, was to build a 15-story tower with just 13 units, including a 9,000-square-foot penthouse marketed for $50 million.