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Think you know the next hot real estate market?
Then you know a good real estate investment depends on more than just the property. It could have all the right physical features, but if it’s in an under-performing market, then the property will never produce a strong ROI. There are socioeconomic factors that affect an investment’s value. These factors can include: population growth, market supply, and municipal planning.
You can track these factors before making an investment decision using forecast models. You can track pertinent market data as it relates to an investment value. Real estate investors and developers use forecast models to determine what markets to focus on. They can also be used to track up-and-coming markets, so you can get a lead on the next hot real estate market!
There’s few more qualified to talk about forecast modeling than David Farmer. A recognized civil engineer, and city planner, Dave has been in the real estate industry for more than 20 years. He has extensive development experience and is the former Chairman of SW Florida District Council for the Urban Land Institute.
He now lends his extensive real estate expertise to Metro Forecast Modeling (MFM), a population forecasting and modeling firm in Lee County. As CEO of MFM, Dave brings his understanding of growth drivers to forecast analysis.
Find out how you can use forecast models to get a lead on the next hot real estate market!
- Population growth dictates housing demand which determines what development is needed
- 2 types of forecast models:
- Aggregated - wide-scale analysis of an entire metro area
- Dis-aggregated - Analyses based on designated zones within a metro area. Lee County is divided into 1400 traffic analysis zones.
Florida Market Forecasts
- Lehigh Acres:
- 1-2% vacancy rates, high housing demand
- Need for commercial development
- Poor planning makes aggregate development projects difficult
- Downtown Sarasota:
- Can accommodate higher density than currently using
- Multifamily and commercial developments replacing existing small structures
- Pent-up housing demand
- 3000 additional units needed now
- 1600 more needed by 2020
- Orlando (City):
- High housing demand
- 8000 units needed over next 3 years
- You can contact Dave directly at email@example.com
- You can find out more about MFM’s services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org