We have probably all heard that home prices are going up, but how much is the real question. Read more……
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If you missed it yesterday be sure to stop by today at The Seminole Recreation Center for the 66th annual Shell show. Exibits and expert information. Amazing is the beauty that lives under the sea.
According to CoreLogic, rising home values helped 1.3 Million home owners get out from “underwater” in the first half of 2012. An additional 2 Million will have equity in their homes if national home prices simply increase by another 5 percent.
The law of supply and demand is what’s driving values up – There’s no better fix for the market!!
If you are thinking of buying and are still waiting for a “great bargain”, it might be….too late? There has been talk for a couple of years of a “shadow inventory” of foreclosures that the banks are not releasing, and that will soon flood the market. When is that going to happen, if at all?
July numbers are out and they continue to show a recovery in Pinellas County, where the cities of Clearwater, St Petersburg, Palm Harbor, Largo, Tarpon Springs and the cities of the beaches on the barrier islands are located, among others. Sustained recovery will not occur without low unemployment, wage growth and consumer confidence, however, the basic laws of SUPPLY and DEMAND are driving property values up.
Inventory is down. Time on the market is down. Closed sales are up. MEDIAN SALES PRICE IS UP.
Sellers are taking advantage of this trend and are listing their properties at a higher price, and are not willing to negotiate prices down. Buyers on the other hand, have a hard time accepting that a property is listed for a much higher asking price than similar homes that sold just a few months ago.
The difference is availability. Our inventory is down to a very healthy level of 5,150, a 6 month supply, down 22.7% from just a year ago. (All types of properties combined)
Residential real estate activity by members of the Pinellas Realtor Organization comprised of single-family properties. Percent changes are calculated using rounded figures.
+16.7% +10.7% -18.0%
One-Year Change in CLOSED SALES One=Year change in MEDIAN SALES PRICE One-Year Change in HOMES FOR SALE
Single Family Properties Single Family Properties Single Family Properties
If you have been waiting for higher prices in order to sell, this might be a good time. If you have been waiting for prices to fall even further, wait no longer. I have the tools and resources to help you achieve your real estate goals, and I’ll be glad to help.
Statistics on condos and single family homes are available upon request.
Looks like much of Florida and the Tampa Bay Area are going to be spared by Isaac. I pray for Louisiana or wherever it makes landfall.