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Home prices rising in South Florida and across nation, index shows

Steady growth in home prices continued in South Florida and across the country during August, a new report shows.

Prices in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties rose 7.1 percent compared with those in August 2015, according to the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller housing index released Tuesday.

Prices rose in all 20 metro areas tracked by the index. Portland, Ore., and Seattle had the highest price gains at 11.7 percent and 11.4 percent, respectively. The national average was 5.3 percent.

South Florida was one of 10 metro areas with a higher annual increase in August compared with July. Prices in the tricounty region rose 7 percent in July from a year earlier.

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South Florida tenants will have to settle for slower rent growth

South Florida tenants will have to settle for slower rent growth

Beleaguered South Florida tenants still will be paying more in the coming year, but a new forecast shows rent growth is likely to slow.

Rents in the tricounty region are projected to increase 3.2 percent through next August — down from 4.2 percent over the past year, real estate website Zillow said. The national average for the year ahead is 1.7 percent, same as it was this year.

South Florida’s Zillow rent index — the median price paid for renting apartments, condominiums and single-family homes — was $1,885 in August. That’s up 21 percent since August 2011, according to Zillow.

The sharp increases have led to affordability problems.

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Developer refinances industrial properties

McCraney Property Co. of West Palm Beach said it secured a $65 million loan from BankUnited to refinance industrial properties across Florida.

Among the properties that will be refinanced are Vista Business Center and Belvedere Business Park, both in West Palm Beach.

BankUnited also provided partial financing for McCraney’s acquisition of 78 acres in Plant City, near Tampa. The company is building a business park there.

McCraney says it has developed about 5 million square feet of industrial space. It’s considered “speculative” development because it’s built without signed leases from tenants.

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South Florida home sales drop in July but prices keep rising

Fewer South Florida homes sold in July compared with a year ago, though the softer demand didn’t hurt prices.

Palm Beach County had 1,530 existing, single-family homes trade hands last month, down 15 percent from July 2015, according to the Realtors Association of the Palm Beaches. It was the sixth month in a row that home sales fell on an annual basis.

Broward had 1,499 sales, off 11 percent, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors said. It was the first sales decline for Broward in the past year.

Single-family sales in Miami-Dade County, meanwhile, declined for the 10th straight month, falling 16 percent to 1,128, according to the Miami Association of Realtors.

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South Florida’s ‘seriously underwater’ mortgages drop in second quarter, RealtyTrac says

South Florida homeowners continue to regain equity lost during the last decade’s housing crisis, as the number of “seriously underwater” mortgages has declined sharply over the past three years.

At the end of the second quarter, 17.3 percent of homeowners with a mortgage — 262,591 people in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties — owed at least 25 percent more than the property was worth, according to the RealtyTrac Inc. research firm in Irvine, Calif.

While that’s still higher than the national average of 11.9 percent, it is down from 22.4 percent (332,186 homeowners) at the end of the second quarter of 2015, RealtyTrac said.

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Today’s investors must work harder to flip homes

Higher prices haven’t put an end to home flipping in South Florida, a new report shows.

Flips accounted for 6.3 percent of third-quarter home and condominium sales in Palm Beach County, up from 5.9 percent in the same period of 2014, according to real estate website Trulia.com.

In Broward, flips accounted for 6.1 percent of sales, compared with 5.7 a year earlier. Miami-Dade County’s share of flipped homes was 6.4 percent, up from 4.7 percent, ranking as the biggest increase in the country, Trulia said.

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Case-Shiller index: Home prices up 8.1 percent in South Florida

South Florida’s home prices increased 8.1 percent in November from a year earlier, according to a national report released Tuesday.

The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller index analyzes prices in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties, as well as 19 other metro areas nationwide.

The tri-county region has seen consistent price gains over the past three years and continues to fare better than most of the country. Portland, Ore., led the nation with an 11.1 percent annual increase, followed by San Francisco (11 percent) and Denver (10.9).

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