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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…

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august 2020 market statisticsNewly 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 August. Read on to learn more about the real estate market in South Palm Beach County:

Homes Sales are Higher, Tight Inventory Remains a Hurdle

The housing rebound continued In August. Showings and pending sales remained at strong levels while housing inventory remained limited, continuing the competitive bidding market we have seen in recent months. New Listings increased 13.0 percent for Single Family homes and 22.0 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Pending Sales increased 17.9 percent for Single Family homes and 3.6 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Inventory of existing…

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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 March. Read on to learn more about the real estate market in South Palm Beach County:

Economic Indicators and COVID

As COVID-19’s impact spread across the country in March, the stock market declines which started in February accelerated downward before recovering a bit in the last week of the month. With volatility across all the financial markets, lenders began tightening underwriting standards and some buyers found they no longer were approved for a loan. Massive layoffs also shook the economy with 6.6 million initial jobless claims filed in a single week—double the number last week and…

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Trying to eat healthy while quarantining? Want a delicious box of fresh farm to table produce from the best growers around for $10? Our local farmers have had to adjust during the peak of Florida’s growing season. Typically only selling wholesale to the food service/hospitality industry, many growers are offering fresh picked boxes for the public. Some of our favorites are:

Mobile Green Markets 

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Good morning, veggie lovers! We are open from 9am to 5pm today. Pop your trunks for some delicious farm fresh veggies and sweet corn. We are offering our $10 veggie boxes as well as 10 ears of sweet corn for $5! YUM. Cash only, please!

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For the past several years, we have shared monthly market statistics showing recent activity in our area comparing year over year data for a particular month. It doesn’t really matter what February 2020 numbers are: Sales are up! Prices are up! Inventory is low!  Whatever. Everything has changed.

As a real estate professional, my job is to advise the facts of the marketplace rather than just the emotions of the marketplace. While the real estate business has certainly changed (work from home, few or no in-person showings, no open houses, etc), people still need homes. We have active Buyers and Sellers who are continuing to show interest in a real estate transaction in the near future. Sure there have been a few deals canceled, and buyer showings…

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