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Sea Levels Around the Florida Coast

Don’t Panic – But Plan No accusations, no admonishment, no requests to reverse progress, no blame, no trend extrapolation. Instead, let’s look at measured historical results and form a plan to protect our assets. In recent years, there have been many discussions and predictions about the future state of Florida’s coastal property. Some boldly predict [...]

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Pandemic Mortgage Rates

Our first thought about interest rates during 2020 might have been that a shocking increase in uncertainty (risk) due to the emerging pandemic would lead to a significant increase in risk premiums bringing about higher rates. Well, that did not happen. Rather, investors moved to low-risk assets driving down the 10-Year Treasury Bond yield allowing [...]

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The Benefits and Costs of 1031 Exchanges

Article review of The Tax and Economic Impacts of Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges in Real Estate Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code has permitted taxpayers to defer the recognition of taxable gains on the disposition of business-use or investment assets since 1921. Although the legislation commonly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act [...]

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Significant Digits: March 2021

Each issue of Due Diligence offers a unique collection of Significant Digits which are charts with short descriptions. The goal is to highlight some interesting data from the market that can be understood at a glance. This issue reveals the 2020 pattern of residential sales in Florida and continued growth in state population. Residential Sales [...]

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Member Perspectives: March 2021

Our member survey reveals a slightly improving outlook from fourth quarter 2020 to first quarter 2021. Events of early last year introduced tremendous uncertainty into the real estate markets and the overall economy. Despite widespread reports of very challenging individual cases, the overall market seemed cautious yet encouraged about the future. Initiating a survey nine [...]