Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Keyes Co. President Mike Pappas gives his insight on the current real estate market.

Cash is no longer king for South Florida homebuyers.

Cash sales peaked in the first quarter of 2011, when more than seven out of 10 deals didn’t involve a loan.
“The market has dramatically shifted,” said Mike Pappas, president of Keyes Co. in Miami. “Cash drove the market in the bottom-feeding and opportunistic times, but today we have a real market with real buyers, and they need mortgages.”
Investors descended on South Florida in 2011 and 2012 as the six-year housing bust was ending. With prices hitting bottom, bargain hunters with fistfuls of cash scooped up foreclosures and short sales for pennies on the dollar.

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