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Ft Lauderdale Real Estate News 5/11/2023

Real Estate "Experts" Finally Catch Up To What I've Been Telling People For Years

What The Heck Is Net Domestic Migration?

It's always nice when the Real Estate "Experts" finally catch up with me. The latest statistics from prove what I've been telling people for years - that the dramatic rise in South Florida Home Prices has been caused by a tremendous increase in DEMAND.

This is borne out by their analysis of Net Domestic Migration. Which is a fancy way of saying: Who's Moving Where.

Main contributors to this are the Pandemic and Taxes.

Once the Covid-19 Pandemic hit and many - especially those in Finance in the Northeast - started working remotely, they began to wonder why they were paying $2 Million for an 800 square foot co-op in a sub-arctic urban shithole when the same money could buy them a luxurious waterfront home in a tropical paradise.


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Here's the view $2 Million buys you
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In addition, California raised their State Income Tax to 16% to pay for cleaning streets where the homeless people go to the bathroom.

And where are all these people moving when they finally wise up?

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When considering the history of Fort Lauderdale and the state of Florida, two interesting facts pop out:

First, the entire state itself was essentially a foreclosure. Florida was ceded to the United States by Spain in 1819 in exchange for the forgiveness of a $5 million debt.

Secondly, Major William Lauderdale, after whom Fort Lauderdale was named, only spent about a month in the neighborhood.

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People in Florida see things differently. Surprised this guy doesn't have a fishing pole, trolling.

The Wayback Machine


Once the Earth cooled and the dinosaurs died after that asteroid impact, the crater of which is now called the Gulf of Mexico, the southeastern region of the Floridian peninsula was originally inhabited by the Tequesta tribe of Native Americans, according to archaeological evidence dating back some 4,000 years.

A socio-politically complex society whose main village was located at the mouth of the Miami River along the shores of Biscayne Bay, Tequesta culture centered around dugout canoes, carved by honored craftsmen with crude tools fashioned from sea shells. Picking through ancient trash heaps archeologists found bones from a wide variety of wildlife and fish, including deep water species such as mako sharks, swordfish and right whales.

Think about the (shall we say) fortitude required to paddle a dugout canoe into the ocean to go after blue water sharks and 40-foot whales. It brings a whole new meaning to the term "Stone Age."


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