Thursday, May 8, 2008

The Upsides Of Florida Real Estate

With the bounty of tourist attractions, the beaches and everything else that Florida has to offer, it is indeed a great place to invest in real estate. Investing in properties require a lot of good decision making since it entails a really big amount of money to shell out coupled with all the risks associated with this investing business. However, it has a way to attract so many investors and here are just a few of the reasons why this is so.

Long Term Economic And Demographic Trends

It is believed that by the year 2010, Florida will be the state that will rank third in terms of its population and it is expected that it will increase just about 75% of the total population today by 2030. Being one of the ten fastest growing states in the country for the last seven decades, Florida is just the place to invest in properties because of the good foundation for economic growth such as a growing number of new jobs as well as higher income for the investors provided by the continuous growth in population.

Relocation To Florida

The state has also been one of the states that a lot of people consider relocating into. With an estimated number of nine hundred people flocking the state to find a home and based on the recent trends of relocation that add about 300,000 residents per year for the next couple of years, it is just the place to buy and sell real estate properties.

Low Unemployment

The state also known for its low unemployment rate. For the past two years, it was able to provide thousands of jobs for the people living in the state. For a long time, the state was able to go below or at least maintain the 4% unemployment rate putting it well below the unemployment average of the country. Also among the populous states in America, it has the lowest unemployment rate.


Despite the natural disasters that hit Florida, the real estate market here is not that much affected and these disasters such as hurricanes or earthquakes do not have a lasting impact on the performance of the real estate market in the state.

Experts show that these natural calamities do not generally affect the values of the properties in the place in fact, an event where a hurricane hit Florida led to the home values rising a year later after the disaster. This proves to show that despite the unfavorable circumstances regarding the weather that strike the state, it is still a good place to invest in real estate due to the short term effect that these calamities have on the real estate market.

Investing in real estate may mean a big risk for you however, you should also consider that even if it takes a lot of risk to do so, finding the right location where you should invest on properties is the best way to achieve a good return on your investment and one of the best places to invest in is Florida.

Vanessa Arellano Doctor

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