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Foreclosures: Miami vs. NYC

Posted by: Peter Coy on October 3, 2007

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Miami has nightclubs, tall buildings, and sandy Atlantic beaches. New York City, ditto. (Pictured: New York’s Coney Island.) What does Miami have that New York doesn’t have? Foreclosures!

According to a report today from, the rate of foreclosures per household in the third quarter was 852% higher in Miami than in New York City.

Reader Comments

Alejandro Diaz

December 19, 2007 1:06 AM

You cant compare the amount of new condos entering the market in Miami versus New York, its simple supply and demand, where you have a hard time finding an apartment rental in NYC you have 100 similar apartments available for rental in Miami. Just in Dade County on the MLS there are over 2,300 foreclosures on the MLS

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BusinessWeek editors Chris Palmeri, Prashant Gopal and Peter Coy chronicle the highs and lows of the housing and mortgage markets on their Hot Property blog. In print and online, the Hot Property team first wrote about the potential downside of lenders pushing riskier, "option ARM" mortgages and the rise in mortgage fraud back in 2005—well ahead of many other media outlets. In 2008, Hot Property bloggers finished #1 in a ranking of the world's top 100 "most powerful property people" by the British real estate website Global edge. Hot Property was named among the 25 most influential real estate blogs of 2007 by Inman News.

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