South Florida Existing Single-Family Home Sales Rise in July

There is more good news to potential home sellers on the South Florida real estate market!

According to a recent article in the Miami Herald, both the total number of homes sales and the median sales price are on the rise!

This is the case in both Miami-Dade and Broward counties, signaling that the local housing market is indeed recovering!

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Here are some of the highlights from the recent article on South Florida real estate:

  • From July 2011 to July 2012, the median price of a single-family home in Miami-Dade rose 2.8 percent to $185,000.
  • That marks the eighth consecutive month of rising single-family home prices in the county.
  • Meanwhile, the total number of residential sales (which includes single-family and condos) increased by 11 percent to 2,201, when compared year-over-year.
  • In Miami-Dade County, the total the total number of residential listings dropped 27 percent from July 2011 to July 2012 – from 15,727 to 11,454. This is a good indication for a strong market because it means housing inventories are reaching healthier levels.
  • In Broward County, the inventory of homes dropped by 50 percent – from 9,884 in July 2011 to 4,964 in July 2012.
  • Also in Broward County, the sale of existing single-family homes increased by 19.9 percent year-over-year.
  • And the median price of a single-family home in Broward County increased by 13.2 percent – from $190,000 in July 2011 to $215,000 in July 2012.
  • Also between July 2011 and July 2012, the number of sales of existing condos and townhomes in Broward County increased by 3.8 percent.
  • And the median condo and townhome price in Broward County increased by 14.5 percetn to $85,900.
  • In Broward County, single-family home prices remained flat year-over-year, while townhome and condo prices dropped about 2.2 percent – from $85,900 to $84,000.
  • In the entire state of Florida, the median price for single-family homes increased by 7.8 percent to $148,000 year-over-year.
  • And the number of homes on the market dropped 32.6 percent year-over-year.

So what is driving all of this positive activity on the South Florida real estate market?

Ron Shuffield, president of our company Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, explained to the Miami Herald: “We’re down to a three-month supply of homes in Broward and a four-month supply in Dade,” he said. “That metric is the most important one in our business. When those numbers go down, prices are going up.”

Listing Your South Florida Home for Sale!

Things just keep getting better for South Florida home sellers!

If you’ve been considering lately whether to list your own South Florida home or condo, please contact me, Scott Patterson.

I’ll be happy to discuss with you the best way to navigate the market right now as a home seller as well as explain to you the exclusive South Florida marketing plan I offer clients.

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Until next time,

Scott

South Florida Home Prices Continue to Rise!

For the seventh straight month, home prices have continued to increase on the South Florida real estate market!

This marks the best home price showing since Fall 2006!

Continue reading to learn more about recent South Florida housing market activity to see how it may affect you as a home buyer!

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Here’s what the most recent real estate market data revealed about South Florida home sales activity in June:

  • June was the 7th month in a row that saw year-over-year single family home price increases in Miami-Dade County
  • The median price for a single family Miami-Dade County home was $194,250, up 5 percent from the same month in 2011.
  • The median price for a single-family Broward County home was $215,000, up 8 percent from the year before.
  • The median price for a Miami-Dade condo was $160,000, up 34 percent year-over-year.
  • In Broward County, the median price for a condo was $85,900, up 14.5 percent from last year.
  • There were 906 single-family homes that closed in Miami Dade County, down 1.8 percent from last year.
  • And in Broward County, there were 1,310 single-family homes that closed, up 14.5 percent year-over-year.
  • In Miami Dade County, there were 1,368 condos that closed, up 4 percent from last year.
  • Meanwhile in Broward County, there were 1,485 condos that sold, down 4.4 percent year-over-year.

The data suggests that things are definitely looking up here in South Florida.

Still, analysts are saying it will likely take until 2019 for home sales prices in South Florida to match what they were in 2006.

Purchase Your Dream South Florida Home Today!

Prices definitely appear to be on an upward trend on the South Florida real estate market.

Thus, if you’re interested in getting buying a home or condo, then you may want to consider entering the market soon!

For expert guidance on navigating the South Florida housing market as a buyer, please contact me, Scott Patterson.

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Until next time,
Scott