Florida’s housing market continued to improve in April. The gains are widespread as nearly all metro areas show improvement. Single-family closed sales increased 17.9% year-over-year, while townhome and condo sales improved 8.1%. View and download your local market statistics at http://www.floridarealtors.org/Research/
Economic Summit 2015
Watch video highlights and view the PowerPoint presentations from the Florida Realtors 2015 Economic Summit during the 2015 Mid-Winter Business Meetings in Orlando.
Featured speakers are Ted Jones, chief economist, Stewart Title; Dr. Brad O'Connor, director of economic research, Florida Realtors; and Jesse Panuccio, director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
ORLANDO, Fla. – May 16, 2014 -- While new home construction has picked up again in Florida as of late, not all areas of the state have been impacted equally. To illustrate this fact, we have developed an interactive graphic using annual county-level building permit data compiled by the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Because multifamily buildings contain multiple housing units, the graphic displays the total number of housing units permitted rather than the total number of residential buildings permitted.
ORLANDO, Fla. – Jan. 14, 2014 – The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that employment rose by 74,000 jobs in December, well below the consensus expectation of a 200,000 increase last month. For 2013 as a whole, the national economy added approximately 182,000 jobs per month. Although the GDP grew 3.6% in the 3rd Quarter of 2013, preliminary growth estimates for the 4th Quarter were significantly lower than previous quarters. The outlook is not strong for the start of 2014, and we suspect a weakening expansion across the macroeconomy.