For the past six months, new foreclosure cases have increased 6 percent in South Florida. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties had 7,354 new cases from March through August, compared with 6,934 during the same period of 2015, according to a report from ATTOM Data Solutions.
The recent increase is a sign that there is still distress in the South Florida housing market. Despite the increase, the number of new cases still remains below pre-recession levels. The number of foreclosures peaked in South Florida during 2009, when 133,250 new cases were filed, according to ATTOM Data Solutions.
Home prices bottomed out by the end of 2011, causing an increase in sales to buyers looking to capitalize on the bargains, which ultimately helped the housing market recover. During that time, the job market and the economy improved as well. With home sales leveling in recent months, some analysts predict the housing market has peaked and is facing an inevitable slowdown, which could mean more delinquencies.
But thanks to better underwriting standards, interest rates remaining low and incomes gradually increasing; this will not come close to mirroring the housing collapse of 2006-2011.
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