South Florida Real Estate Market Update for July

The MIAMI Association of REALTORS recently released some data that describe the current state of the South Florida real estate market.

One of the group’s biggest conclusions was that Broward housing inventory has fallen below a six month supply. Keep in mind this is averaged out for all price ranges, however when it’s broken up in different price range categories from like $1-2 Million, or $2-3 Million and up the picture is much different as there are more month’s supply, in other words the the higher the price range, the more inventory there currently is.

For example today in Broward County we have approximately 83 months supply of single family homes over 3 million dollars and less than 4 months supply for single family homes less than 300,000.

The group found that inventory of residential listings in Broward County fell by 27 percent – or from 20,143 in May 2010 to 12,742.

Comparatively, total housing inventory nationally only fell by 1 percent.

This is great news for interested South Florida home sellers.  After all, as there become fewer homes there are on the South Florida real estate market, demand for South Florida homes will inevitably rise.

When demand for South Florida homes rises, South Florida home sellers will have more bargaining room when it comes to selling their South Florida home.

More Information on the Current State of the South Florida Real Estate Market

Here’s some additional data that the MIAMI Association of REALTORS recently released:

  • Condominium sales in Broward County increased from 1,348 in May 2010 to 1,537 in May 2011.  That’s a 14 percent increase year-over-year.
  • Single-family home sales increased by 6 percent – or from 1,078 in May 2010 to 1,142 in May 2011.
  • Cash transactions made up 60 percent of all closed residential sales in May
  • Statewide, condo sales increased by 17 percent while single-family home sales increased by 3 percent.
  • Meanwhile, national homes sales decreased by 15.3 percent during that same period.
  • The average sales price of condominiums on the South Florida real estate market increased by 3.7  percent from May 2010 and May 2011.
  • The average sales price for single-family homes on the South Florida real estate market decreased by 2.3 percent from May 2010 and May 2011.
  • Statewide, the median sales price for condos increased by 2 percent from May 2010 and May 2011.
  • Statewide, the median sales price for single-family homes decreased by 5 percent from May 2010 and May 2011.

Entering the South Florida Real Estate Market as a Home Seller

If you’ve been considering selling your South Florida home, now is a great time to do so!

As the inventory of South Florida homes for sale continues to decrease, South Florida home sellers will have more of a say when it comes to setting a sales price.

As a South Florida real estate expert, I’ll be happy to walk you through what I can do for you as a South Florida home seller.

This includes answering any questions you might have, developing an aggressive South Florida marketing plan for your home, and providing you with such South Florida home selling resources as:

Until next time,

Scott