Newly released market statistics from Florida Realtors® are in, showing recent real estate market activity in our area. The reports compare year over year data for the month of October. Read on to learn more about the real estate market in South Palm Beach County:
Buyer activity in October up
October continued to be busier than the calendar normally suggests. Buyer activity remains higher than normal for this time of year, while in many segments of the market housing supply remains much lower than one year ago. Multiple offers remain a common occurrence in many areas, keeping housing hot while the temperatures continue to fall.
New Listings decreased 5.8 percent for Single Family homes and 3.5 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Pending Sales increased 13.2 percent for Single Family homes and 15.8 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Inventory decreased 38.8 percent for Single Family homes and 8.3 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Median Sales Price increased 16.4 percent to $439,500 for Single Family homes and 18.7 percent to $203,500 for Townhouse/Condo homes. Median Time to Contract decreased 61.0 percent for Single Family homes and 22.5 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 41.3 percent for Single Family homes and 6.4 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes.
Mortgage rates dropped to new record lows again in October, helping to offset the monthly mortgage payment increases caused by the rise in home prices seen in many segments of the market across the country. While prices often dip a bit in the winter months, continued buyer demand may temper any price retreats this year.
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