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Should Florida outlaw rent control? Why some cities oppose the proposal amid housing crisis


In 2018, the average rent in Broward for a two-bedroom apartment was $1,902; these days it’s about $2,911. Including Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County, the average in the tricounty area is about $3,100, according to the Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center at Florida International University, a research institute.

What’s in store for Miami-Dade homebuyers and renters in 2023? Experts reveal outlook


“Unfortunately, we’re not going to see on the rental side price decreases which would help workers. On the buyer’s side, we should see prices holding steady,” said Ned Murray, associate director of the Jorge M. Pérez Metropolitan Center at Florida International University.

‘The tipping point’: Four Miami-Dade professionals describe housing squeeze


“We have yet to see the [full] consequences of this housing market,” said housing expert Ned Murray, associate director of Florida International University’s Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center. “Once you get a degree and you’re a professional, you want to buy a home or at least rent something that is decent. If we can’t offer that in the housing market, they (residents) will find a housing market that does.”

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COVID-19 Economic Recovery Index©
Interact with our newly developed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Index© where we track the local economy’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

View recent reports published by the Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center.

Using infographics, our staff prepares a brief analysis of issues of interest to the community.

Policy Briefs
As part of our commitment to providing local and state public and private decision-makers with relevant information on issues affecting South Florida, the FIU Jorge M. Perez Metropolitan Center is proud to present Policy Briefings.

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