The Real Deal Miami

South Florida boasts most all-cash deals in the nation

59.1 percent of home sales were closed with cash

November 06, 2014 04:30PM

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cashfeechCash still reigns in South Florida. Roughly six out of 10 Palm Beach County buyers did not need financing during the third quarter.

That is down slightly from a year ago, but still well above the national average of 33.9 percent, according to RealtyTrac data cited by the Sun-Sentinel.

In Broward County, cash accounted for 57.3 percent of all sales from July through September, compared with 60.8 percent a year earlier. And in the South Florida metro area, which also includes Miami-Dade County, 59.1 percent of home sales were closed with cash, the highest percentage in the nation.

Over the past 14 years, the tri-county region’s average for cash sales is 47 percent. [Sun-Sentinel]Christopher Cameron

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