New Launches to Help Ease Miami’s Luxury Housing Crunch – Mansion Global
After a frenzied couple of years, the Miami housing market has cooled to more normal levels.
In July, single-family home sales decreased 27. 2% year over year, from a record-breaking 1, 373 in July 2021 to 999, according to the Miami Association of Realtors, which attributed the particular drop to lack of inventory and rising mortgage rates.
Similarly, existing-condo sales in Miami decreased 39. 1% year over year, from 2, 259 within July 2021 to 1, 376 in July 2022, according to the realty group, which noted that July 2021 was Miami’s best-ever July and the fifth best-selling month in the city’s history.
And prices continue to climb. The median single-family home price increased 10. 7% year over year in July, rising from $515, 000 to $570, 000, in Miami-Dade County, according to the Miami Association of Realtors. The typical single-family home price had risen for 128 consecutive months (10. 6 years), the longest running streak on record.
“My overall sense of the market is that we’re seeing a balancing of demand between the buyer and the seller, ” said Jay Phillip Parker, CEO of Douglas Elliman Florida Region.
During the height of the pandemic, “many people had the attitude associated with ‘I have to get there tomorrow, ’” he said. “That urgency has dissipated and has led to a more stabilized demand. ”
“The market is less prone to the booms and busts that we’ve seen before, ” Mr. Parker said. “I’m calling it a balancing of the market. ”
A lot of big companies, including the hedge fund and securities firm Citadel, and the “traditional mix of retirees, empty nesters and people with work flexibility” are still migrating to Miami, drawn by the great weather, the pristine beaches, the food scene and the cultural attractions and diversity, he said. “I think that will continue. ”
“My sense is that we will see continued strength and activity in the market, ” Mr. Parker said. “My gauge on the market is positive. ”
Inventory is still light, “although we’re seeing some cracks within the lack-of-inventory foundation, ” he said.
Indeed, listing stock surged 63. 6% during the second quarter of this 12 months to 414 homes, according to a Douglas Elliman report. The luxury condo market continues to perform well, Mr. Parker said.
“Any product that is complete is pretty much sold out. And at the ones under construction, we’re seeing consistent stable momentum, even in the summer months. ”
Mr. C Residences in Coconut Grove will be “almost sold out” plus Five Park in Miami Beach is seeing “extraordinary demand, ” he stated.
He is also excited about the range of new projects in the pipeline.
At the Perigon in Miami Beach, “we’re seeing almost 100% conversion from reservations to sales, at record-breaking prices, ” Mister. Parker said.
Let’s take a closer look at the Perigon and four other new luxury developments in Miami that are launching sales now plus well into the fall.