Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement regarding news from the Real Estate and Economic Forecast Conference that Florida’s residential real estate market will continue rise in 2013.

Governor Rick Scott said, “It is always welcomed news when we learn our housing market is on the rise and that more and more individuals are able to make their home ownership dreams a reality. In Florida, we are creating jobs and have had the largest drop in unemployment in the country since December 2010. We still have a lot of work to do, but today’s news is further proof that we are headed in the right direction.”

John Sebree, Senior Vice President of Public Policy of the Florida Realtors said, “It is incredibly important to see the housing market gaining strength.  With a rebound in real estate we will see other key components of the economy continue to improve as well.  Every two homes sold create one new job.  When homeownership becomes a reality for new buyers those same buyers purchase a washer and dryer, refrigerator and other goods that also increase sales tax collections for the state.  The ripple effect through the economy is really impressive.  The Governor is singularly focused on job growth and jobs and housing go hand in hand.  We applaud the Governors leadership on job creation.”

 

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