housing bubble http://wlrn.org en Not All Miami Neighborhoods Bounced Back With The Condo Boom http://wlrn.org/post/not-all-miami-neighborhoods-bounced-back-condo-boom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Since the local housing market picked up after the recession, Miami’s skyline includes a growing number of cranes pulling condos out of the ground. But the success story is not the only story of housing here in South Florida.</span></p><p>Martha Brannigan covers real estate for the Miami Herald and she has been working on a series called "<strong><a href="http://www.miamiherald.com/projects/2014/zipcode/stories/overview/">Boom, Bust and Back</a></strong>."</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 10:26:20 +0000 Wilson Sayre 32008 at http://wlrn.org Not All Miami Neighborhoods Bounced Back With The Condo Boom How Many Renters Are In Your Neighborhood? These Apps Will Tell You http://wlrn.org/post/how-many-renters-are-your-neighborhood-these-apps-will-tell-you <p>Something about housing stats in particular seems a bit more voyeuristic than say, just the average age of a neighborhood's residents. Housing numbers create a figurative window into people’s private spheres that is a bit uncomfortable at times, but the stats help visualize in a different way the place we call home.</p><p>Here's a list of websites that map different aspects of Miami's housing market:</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:35:22 +0000 Wilson Sayre 26610 at http://wlrn.org How Many Renters Are In Your Neighborhood? These Apps Will Tell You Foreign Buys Drive Hopeful Homeowners To Spend More On Rent http://wlrn.org/post/foreign-buys-drive-hopeful-homeowners-spend-more-rent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Foreign investors have been gobbling up properties all over South Florida, often paying with cash. And banks are less willing to take a risk with families who need financing in lieu of cash.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This affects the percentage of income South Floridians spend on housing, because when it's harder to purchase a house, more people rent. And when more people are renting, rent prices go up.</span></p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:44:12 +0000 Wilson Sayre 26520 at http://wlrn.org Foreign Buys Drive Hopeful Homeowners To Spend More On Rent South Florida High Cost Of Living Outpaces Incomes, Realtor Says http://wlrn.org/post/south-florida-high-cost-living-outpaces-incomes-realtor-says <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I resigned a position in November 2012. The income was decent, but the position I resigned was 42 miles north in Broward County. Gas and tolls cost about $600 per month. While the pay was a very good income seven years ago, a lack of raises meant it was no longer adequate. In the past few years we have seen drastic increases in home insurance cost, gas, health insurance, food, and electricity. Yet income levels have not increased to keep pace with the expenses.</span></p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 10:24:00 +0000 Winnie Smith 16226 at http://wlrn.org South Florida High Cost Of Living Outpaces Incomes, Realtor Says After A Start At Dial-Up Speeds, Miami’s Tech Sector Gains Momentum http://wlrn.org/post/after-start-dial-speeds-miami-s-tech-sector-gains-momentum <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the height of the construction boom in 2006, Miami sprouted the second-fastest growing skyline in the world, behind Dubai. You could count over 70 cranes crowding each other out, like a tower of steel giraffes voraciously feeding on concrete.</span></p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:01:31 +0000 Alex de Carvalho 10861 at http://wlrn.org After A Start At Dial-Up Speeds, Miami’s Tech Sector Gains Momentum