Martin County Florida Residential Market Report for December 2011

Martin County Florida Residential Market Report for December 2011

 

Commentary:

The Martin County Florida residential market report for December 2011 ends the year on a very positive note.  Sales volume (160 units) was up as compared to both last year (148) and last month (135).  The one month absorption rate is down to just under 9 months.  This is the best value for a December time period since the current housing difficulties started.

Average sales price was down slightly from last year, while the median is up by a little.  Basically, for the market as a whole, it appears that prices have stabilized. Listing prices for december were up (both average and median) as sellers fel that the market has strengthened and are trying to get the best possible value for their homes.  It remains to be seen if they will be successful.   This was another month of increasing inventory as we are up to 1426 homes available compared to 1364 in November, but still better than the 1800 home inventory we had in December of 2010, and considerably down from the peak of 2980 homes in March of 2007.

Our outlook for Martin County remains cautiously optimistic as prices and rates remain at historic low levels. For sellers, homes are selling, and if priced and presented optimally, they are going quickly.  Buyers are seeing historically low interest rates and very affordable quality homes in almost all price ranges.

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The Definition of Absorption Rate:
Number of months it takes to sell the current inventory at the present rate of sales. Knowing your area’s Absorption Rate, helps to track trends. Understanding the market and where it is headed is part of our job as real estate professionals. Absorption rate is NOT an exact science. Figuring it is based on the premise that one will be looking for a TREND. It is advised to consistently do the numbers each month, to be able to track a trend.

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Data compiled from the Realtor Association of Martin County

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Residential Market Report for December 2011 in Martin County, Florida

the Gabe Sanders real estate team

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