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Friday, September 14, 2018
Let's Talk Hot Off The Press
August Housing Market in Naples Continues to Show Strength!
Naples, Fla. (September 14, 2018) - Closed sales of properties during August increased 5 percent to 719 homes from 685 homes in August 2017 according to the August 2018 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island). Inventory during August also rose by 2 percent and was driven by a surge of 218 more properties added to the market in the two lowest price categories reported, compared to August 2017.
"I'm really encouraged by activity in the lower end of the market during August," said Mike Hughes, Vice President and General Manager for Downing-Frye Realty, Inc., who, along with several broker analysts reviewing the August Market Report, thinks we'll continue to see an uptick in inventory through the end of the year. "Historically, August is where we begin to see an increase in inventory as sellers get ready for our busy winter season."
According to Jeff Jones, Managing Broker for Engel & Völkers Naples and Bonita Springs offices, "If you look at year over year numbers, the upper end continues to drive our market." As such, pending and closed sales of properties above $1 million increased by double digits, year over year ending August 2018.
As to whether heightened Red Tide activity affected the Naples housing market in August, Bill Coffey, Broker Manager of Amerivest Realty Naples, responded by stating, "There were only 14 fewer pending sales in August compared to last year. And remember, we are still working with only 11 months of data since Hurricane Irma essentially halted activity for nearly a month last year."
Overall pending sales in August fell 3 percent; but pending sales of condominiums in the $500,000 to $1 million price range soared 28 percent in August. And pending sales for single family homes above $300,000 increased as well, with an impressive 62 percent increase for single family homes in the $2 million and above price category.
Overall median closed prices fell 3 percent in August to $319,000 from $328,000 in August 2017, and it fell 13 percent for properties above $300,000 to $446,000 from $510,000 in August 2017. The only place prices increased was in the $500,00 to $1 million condominium market, which saw a 13 percent increase to $672,000 from $595,000 in August 2017.
Geographically, the median closed price increased 16 percent for homes in the South Naples area. This increase was reflected in a combined 37 percent increase in the single-family home market and 21 percent increase in the condominium market.
According to Adam Vellano, West Coast Sales Manager, BEX Realty - Florida, "One indication that homeowners were pricing homes to sell in August was apparent in the MLS as 50 percent of the inventory that sold during the month had been on the market for over 100 days."
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Monday, September 10, 2018
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Thursday, September 6, 2018
Let's Talk... Hot Off The Press!
|Housing Predictions Ahead: REALTORS(R) Chief Economist Provides Market Insights|
|By RISMedia Staff|
|RISMEDIA, Thursday, September 06, 2018— Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), says concerns that the housing market has peaked and is headed toward another slowdown are purely speculative, regardless of recent sales declines in some regions.|
What's in store for the future? Markets should slow down; however, this is due in part to insufficient supply and swiftly rising home prices instead of weak buyer demand. Yun predicts existing-home sales will drop 1 percent to 5.46 million in 2018 (down from 5.51 million in 2017). Home price growth, however, should remain strong, increasing an estimated 5 percent nationwide. And with an anticipated hike in inventory supply come 2019, home sales should stay afloat—existing home sales are predicted to rise 2 percent with home prices estimated to increase by 3.5 percent, according to Yun.
"Over the past 10 years, prudent policy reforms and consumer protections have strengthened lending standards and eliminated loose credit, as evidenced by the higher than normal credit scores of those who are able to obtain a mortgage and near record-low defaults and foreclosures, which contributed to the last recession. Today, even as mortgage rates begin to increase and home sales decline in some markets, the most significant challenges facing the housing market stem from insufficient inventory and accompanying unsustainable home price increases," said Yun in a statement.
Low inventory levels, which have fallen for three consecutive years, along with bidding wars, are prevalent across the country. And while homebuilding has jumped 7.2 percent year-to-date to July, Yun says new construction is sorely needed to continue filling the gap. Carefully considered policy decisions should help alleviate the shortage.
"The answer is to encourage builders to increase supply, and there is a good probability for solid home sales growth once the supply issue is addressed," Yun said. "Additional inventory will also help contain rapid home price growth and open up the market to perspective homebuyers who are consequently—and increasingly—being priced out. In the end, slower price growth is healthier price growth."
"Rising material costs and labor shortages do not help builders to be excited about business,” added Yun. "But the lumber tariff is a pure, unforced policy error that raises costs and limits job creations and more home building."