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Broward’s median home price climbed 26% in August

The rapid escalation in prices is expected to level when investors lose interest

September 20, 2013 11:00AM

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Broward County’s housing market is nothing short of exuberant, according to August data from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors group.

The county’s median price last month was $270,500, a 26 percent increase from a year ago. August marked the ninth straight month that the median gained by more than 20 percent.

Investor demand has helped revive Broward’s real estate market from a six-year bust, fueling a year of rapid price appreciation, the Sun-Sentinel reported.

Some industry observers say the pace is unsustainable.

Prices will level once investors have had their fill, giving more opportunities to traditional buyers, Lewis Goodkin, a South Florida housing consultant, told the newspaper.

“To me, that’s the sign of a healthy housing market,” he said. [Sun-Sentinel] Emily Schmall

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