Booming forecast for 2022 housing market

For the last 8 years, the final Around the House column for each year normally discusses the forecasts and challenges for the upcoming year’s local housing market. Unlike others who make forecasts, I typically look back to see how wrong or right my forecasts were. In last year’s forecast, I concluded with the following statement:

Florida homeowners should expect higher property valuations and a tight real estate market as the months tick into 2022. If you want to buy a home in Florida, do it sooner than later as pricing and availability will be better in the first quarter prior to the implementation of widespread virus inoculations.

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