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Housing Market is a Bubble

Posted by Sami Thalji | Oct 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Yesterday's revelation that homes in the predominately Black, low income neighborhoods of South St. Petersburg are selling for $325,000 or more than $225 per square foot is the most troubling sign yet that we are in a housing bubble. Besides the troubling ethical issues of attempting to push low income residents out of their neighborhood through further gentrification, the sales prices on these homes is absolutely absurd. In no world can these types of prices continue to be supported and this is the most glaring example I have seen of an out of control housing market. At these prices not only will there very likely be a significant crash, but what in the world are people supposed to do for housing? Investors and politicians are happy with the current market because the rich are seemingly getting richer, but Floridians should expect significant consequences from this market. Not only will markets eventually crash and burn, but you should expect tent cities and RV cities to start popping up all over the Tampa Bay area in the next 10 years. Stagnant wages combined with the ever inflated bubble in housing is making any type home or rental essentially unaffordable for large chunks of the population. The fallout is a certainty. When it happens is the mystery.     

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Sami Thalji

Sami Thalji is a native Floridian, born in Clearwater and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sami graduated from Osceola High School in Seminole, Florida before attending and receiving both his Bachelor of Science and Juris Doctor from the University of Florida in Ga...

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