Florida Single Family Homes January 2020 Market Report

Florida Single Family Homes January 2020 Market Report

The Florida Single Family Home sales had a strong start to 2020.  Closed sales were up by 17.9% (were up by 23.8% in December). New sales under contract (new pending sales) were up by 12.4% (were up by 11.9% in December).

Prices were also up for January.  The median sales price rose by 5.9% (it was up by 6.0% in December). The average sales price was up by 6.3% (it was up by 6.9% last month).

The inventory of available homes for sale decreased by 16.4% from last year.  This represents a 3.4 months supply of inventory as Florida remains in a seller’s market with the advantage for sellers. (January 2019 had a 4.3 months supply)  A balanced market favoring neither buyers or sellers is considered to be one with a 6 to 7 month supply of inventory.  Inventory continues to decrease which is putting pressure on rising prices and lower sales volume.

Currently, Florida has a shortage of inventory of homes for sale. Affordable homes are the most scarce in the state at this time and builders are not in a position to alleviate this shortage. At least, any time soon.

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Florida Single Family Homes January 2020 Market Report

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