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Southeast Real Estate Investment Market Report: April 2020

The Value of Hard Money in the Real Estate Investment Industry.

Private (or hard money) lenders are some of the most important funding sources for real estate project investors. Whether you’re new to real estate investing or an expert, chances are you will want to scale your business at some point. And every successful real estate investor knows that, to scale your business, you need one thing: reliable funding.

With the current condition of the market, it’s now more important than ever to make sure that you have a relationship with a hard money lender that you can rely on.

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Market Activity

Atlanta, GA
Market Overview

Overshadowed by the current COVID-19 pandemic, Atlanta’s office market experienced its highest quarterly absorption since the end of 2000, according to Colliers International. In the first quarter, the office market absorbed nearly 2 million square feet. State Farm, Anthem and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta accounted for over 60 percent of the total net absorption. In addition, both Class A and Class B rents saw a 7 percent increase year-over-year.

1,394
Homes Sold
$325,000
Avg. Home Price
$1,628
Median Rent
U.S Census Bureau: first quarter 2020
7.5%
Rental Vacancy Rate
1.1%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
4.2%
State Unemployment Rate
Metro Area Unemployment
Albany, GA
4.3%
Athens-Clarke County, GA
3.3%
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
3.3%
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC
3.7%
Brunswick, GA
3.5%
Chattanooga, TN
3.6%
Columbus, GA-AL
3.9%
Dalton, GA
4.4%
Gainesville, GA
2.8%
Hinesville, GA
3.8%
Macon-Bibb County, GA
3.8%
Rome, GA
3.7%
Savannah, GA
3.3%
Valdosta, GA
3.7%
Warner Robins, GA
3.4%

Market Activity

Charlotte, NC
Market Overview

Currently, there is a large amount of office buildings under construction for the Charlotte region, totaling 5.3 million square feet. Most of the space remains in the urban markets such as CBD, South End and Midtown. One project to note being the Stiles Corporation’s and Shorenstein Properties’ 23-story, 370,000 square foot office tower.

1,496
Homes Sold
$275,000
Avg. Home Price
$1,403
Median Rent
U.S Census Bureau: first quarter 2020
6.9%
Rental Vacancy Rate
1.4%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
4.4%
State Unemployment Rate
Metro Area Unemployment
Asheville, NC
3.1%
Burlington, NC
3.6%
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC
3.4%
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC
3.1%
Fayetteville, NC
4.9%
Goldsboro, NC
3.9%
Greensboro-High Point, NC
3.8%
Greenville, NC
3.9%
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC
3.4%
Jacksonville, NC
4.2%
Myrtle Beach-Conway, SC-NC
4.5%
New Bern, NC
3.7%
Raleigh, NC
3.2%
Rocky Mount, NC
4.7%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk, VA-NC
3.0%
Wilmington, NC
3.5%
Winston-Salem, NC
3.5%

Market Activity

Orlando, FL
Market Overview

Orlando’s housing market saw nearly a 2 percent increase in homes sales for March compared to March 2019. The median home price increased by 8 percent, while inventory was down 10 percent year-over-year. Experts predict we will have to wait another month to see the real impact of COVID-19. Due to the amount of time it usually takes to complete the transaction process (average of 27 days in March), these properties that closed in March were likely under contract sometime in February.

1,185
Homes Sold
$264,000
Avg. Home Price
$1,402
Median Rent
U.S Census Bureau: first quarter 2020
8.1%
Rental Vacancy Rate
1.4%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate
4.3%
State Unemployment Rate
Metro Area Unemployment
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL
3.0%
Crestview-Destin, FL
2.7%
Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL
3.4%
Gainesville, FL
2.7%
Homosassa Springs, FL
4.8%
Jacksonville, FL
3.0%
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL
3.5%
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, FL
2.3%
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL
2.9%
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL
3.0%
Ocala, FL
3.7%
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
2.9%
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL
3.1%
Panama City, FL
3.3%
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL
3.1%
Port St. Lucie, FL
3.5%
Punta Gorda, FL
3.5%
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL
3.6%
Sebring, FL
4.4%
Tallahassee, FL
2.9%
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
3.0%
The Villages, FL
4.6%
Homes sold and average home price data is from Redfin.com. Median Rent data is from rentcafe.com.

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