Real Estate Market Update

October 14, 2020

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“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”

Christopher Reeve

 

2020 has certainly presented some overwhelming obstacles and I have seen many heroes step up to help others. Many generous people are supporting our Davidson Cares Clay Day on October 29th and the charities are so grateful. You can still register to shoot or buy raffle tickets at DavidsonCares.com.

 

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors market stats for September show continued strong demand for homes in Northeast Florida. There were 3,307 pending sales in September 2020 which is 36% more than the 2,436 in September 2019. We are up 9% year-to-date over the same period last year.

 

The inventory of homes for sale of 5,869 is down 39% from last September. This is the lowest level of inventory we have seen in this market. During the 2003 to 2005 timeframe when inventory was very low, there were still around 7,000 homes on the market.

 

The month’s supply of inventory is at 2.0 months. A balanced market is 5 to 6 months of inventory.

 

The median sales price is up 8% and the average sales price is up 10% year-to-date due to the increased demand and low supply.

 

Dr. Brad O’Coonor, the Florida Realtors Chief Economist provided some insight at the recent Florida Realtors convention. “The pace of residential building is still behind last cycle’s highs, and while building has continued through the pandemic as construction was deemed an essential occupation, costs of materials and labor have increased. Safety protocols for workers, some disruption in supply chains, and increased demand for materials all have translated into cost increases. Coupled with some uncertainty in lending, relief on the supply side is not coming from new construction.  For existing homes, the tap is dwindling to a dribble as current homeowners are living in their homes for an average of 10 years compared to only seven during the early 2000s. Uncertainty in the economy is also prompting people who can to stay put. That said, demand continues to be strong, as those who were sitting on the sidelines are feeling the pull to jump into a home for the first time or finally trade up, fueled in large part by record-low interest rates and the desire to upgrade to more “pandemic friendly” homes and locations. This all leads to an imbalanced market with demand outstripping supply, particularly in the single-family home category.”

 

It is a great time to sell your home! If we can be of any assistance in understanding the market or the value of your home, please let us know.

 

Enjoy the baseball playoffs and all the other great sports. Go Braves!

July Real Estate Trends – Local Market Shines Against National Market

August 21, 2014

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“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” -Les Brown

There is still a lot of fear and uncertainty about the economy and the national real estate market. The real estate trends have been more positive locally. The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors July market stats continues to show pending sales increasing, inventory of homes for sale decreasing and median and average sales prices increasing. All very positive. Read more

Northeast Florida Real Estate Trends for September 2010

October 26, 2010

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sherrySo, last month I explained to you all that I was being called a “Negative Nancy” at work, but I have received tons of great feedback for providing you with the TRUE market stats instead of trying to put a positive slant on the information. So this month, I’m hitting you with the facts again! I am providing a table from the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) statistics, so I don’t have to be positive or negative – you choose how to look at it!

 

July 2010

August 2010

September 2010

Pending Sales

1,502

1,553

1,502

Closings

1,364

1,394

1,178

Median Price

$137,000

$132,500

$130,000

Average Price

$168,974

$169,620

$168,787

Listings Available

15,985

15,762

15,266

Month of Inventory

11.0

10.6

9.9

Closings – Lender Mediated

46.6%

51.4%

54.8%

As you can see, pending sales haven’t changed very much in the last few months. The September 2010 pending sales are 6.6% higher than September 2009 when there were just 1,409.

The closed transactions were down in September 2010 from the previous month and down 14.5% from September 2009 when closings were 1,377. There is a positive trend in closings year to date. The total closings dropped from 24,367 in 2005 to 22,366 in 2006, 16,775 in 2007 and 12,604 in 2008. They went back up in 2009 to 14,524 and we already have 12,317 closings in 2010 with three months data to be included. Read more

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