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CNBC Reports on the Booming Miami Real Estate Market

March 15, 2012 by Lucas Lechuga

For those who missed it, two segments aired on CNBC this afternoon in which Diana Olick reported on the booming real estate market in Miami.  She attributes the latest boom to cash buyers from South America, Europe, Russia and China.  The surge in demand has prompted developers to start building once again.  This time around, however, there is less fear in the marketplace than was present in the last boom.  Easy credit is no longer available and the majority of purchases for South Florida real estate are made with cash.

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There goes Miami’s diversity.
On a serious note, the issue with the housing market is attributable to the banks not loaning money to purchase a home. The govt only wants the banks to buy treasuries so they can redistribute the wealth instead of re-building the country. The incumbent administration deserves to be fired. Pls vote for the other guy, regardless of party affiliation at every opportunity. Term limit of one.

Hey Lee what rock have you been living under. Banks don’t earn enough interst on ztreasuries to stay in business. As for home loans, I am sure you are aware of the excessive fraudulent mortgages that were a major reason behind this housing crisis. Let’s forget politics and think rationally for one minute. Can you imagine getting a mortgage by making up any income you wanted. They were technically called ” No Doc Mortgages.” doc= documentation. Their popular name EAs liar loans. Since Miami is the king of fraud, dirty money, drug money etc. it’s no surprise that the latest… Read more »

Tom and lee99, please hurl few more idiotic comments at each other, before you realize just how much in common you both have.

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I feel sorry for the poor slobs who listened to the housing critics when prices were historic lows. Those poor slobs were told it was cheaper to rent than to own as if those conditions would remain true forever. Now they are priced out of the market once again and will soon be relegated to moving back to the suburbs in search of cheaper rent. They are priced out of condo markets and soon will be priced out of the rental market. Well it looks like Miami is setting a platform for it’s next condo bubble cycle, this time with… Read more »
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