Miami is a good place to be a Realtor

Survey finds Miami homeowners pleased with their locale
  • Miami placed 11th in the Porch/Redfin Best Place to Own a Home in America study.
  • The real estate confidence score was 50th, and the lowest mark on Miami’s scorecard.
  • Miami ranked highly in walkability and tax fairness.

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Perhaps the Golden Girls were on to something. Fans of the late '80s and early '90 sitcom may remember four single ladies of a certain age sharing a home they owned in Miami. According to a survey of homeowners that was conducted this summer by home renovation matching service Porch and real estate firm Redfin, Miami was rated just out of the top 10 for best place to own a home -- 11th out of 67 cities that were ranked. “Residential developments are popping up across the city due to a strong housing market,” Miami Redfin agent Cecilia Cordova said in the report. “The area offers plenty of restaurants, shops and public transit options. Also, you don't have to pay income tax if you live in Florida!” Miami rated highest in walkability and lowest in real estate confidence. It was above average in tax fairness, healthy living and climate, and below average in security and safety. The poll asked 9,923 U.S. homeowners questions in 31 quality-of-life dimensions i...