South Florida real estate market shifts from focusing on condos to single family homes

Not long ago, condos were the hot item in the South Florida housing market.

These days the bidding wars are being waged elsewhere.

“You live in a high rise because you like the area, and when the area businesses are shut down, there’s not much to do,” said Oscar Soberon.

A surge in people re-evaluating the urban lifestyle months after COVID-19 changed the landscape.

Soberon just moved to South Florida from Downtown Dallas, where he realized he was spending over $1,000 a month on condo fees for amenities he couldn’t use.

“I’ve heard there are a lot of people doing what I’m doing; migrating from north or bigger cities,” he said.

Tori Simkovic is looking to relocate from the happening Edgewater neighborhood to Southwest Miami-Dade but is finding she’s not alone.

“We picked our condo because it was close to Wynwood, and so we wanted to be near the bars

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Single man lists himself as ‘item for sale’ on Facebook in hope of finding love



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A  single man has taken a novel route to finding a date after deciding that dating apps weren’t working for him.

30-year-old Alan Clayton from Kettering listed himself in the Items for Sale section on Facebook, with the description “free” and in a “good/used condition”.

Clayton told SWNS: “I’ve tried conventional apps like Tinder and Plenty of Fish but nothing has really happened so I went to sign up to e-Harmony.

“They asked me lots of questions and I suddenly thought why don’t I just advertise myself online on a bargain adverts page.”

Since Clayton shared the ad on 10 September it has been shared thousands of times and his inbox has been flooded with messages. 

“I was up past midnight reading all of the messages of support from people. I’ve had women show some interest but it has not really led to anything,”

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