I started to put together a new lame real estate video from some footage I took this morning, but stopped after realizing that there was nothing to work with.
My route was identical to the one I took in September when I did this video. Those houses have all been sold. Judging from the cars in the driveways, it seems that this neighborhood has become a refuge for people from Florida and the Northeast. Construction has all but stopped. I counted only three houses still being built.
The situation in the older neighborhoods is the same. Unlike this time 2 years ago, very little is on the market. I saw one foreclosure and just a handful of For Sale signs. A neighbor and I have a theory: After Ike rumbled through and damaged so many houses, people are reluctant now to move after spending piles of money on repairs.
Here's a video from October 2007 showing how bad it was in this part of town. Instead of Hendrie, I re-mixed it using Enrico Caruso, singing 'A Vucchella'.
I'm not an opera fan, but it kinda works.