Thursday, May 31, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
REALTORS ASSOCIATION OF THE PALM BEACHES POINTS OUT THAT THE MEDIAN SALE PRICE OF SINGLE FAMIILY HOMES IS UP TO $197,000 FROM $190,000 THE PREVIOUS YEAR
The median townhouse-condo price in Palm Beach County is $82,500, up from $75,000 a year ago. Less than 1 in 5 closings were for residential home sales in financial distress. Distressed inventories are at 2007 levels.
Short sale process by Bank of America has been "accelerated." These indications bode well for the housing market.
Total March pending single-family home sales in the county are up 70% from a year ago for homes and 41.1% for townhouses and condos. Single family homes inventory has decreased 38% from the previous year and 40.8% from a year earlier.
The inventory decrease and increase in number of buyers has created a more competitive market place and that has positively impacted property values.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Monday, May 28, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
"For people who have been waiting to time their home purchase close to market bottom, it's time to start shopping," said Stan Humphries, Zillow's chief economist. Bidding wars have returned as buyers compete for a shrinking supply of homes. Inventories of single-family homes in Palm Beach and Broward counties have fallen in the past year by 38% and 48%, respectively, local Realtor boards say. (From loansafe.org.)
The Sun-Sentinel interviewed a dozen builders, buyers, analysts, real estate agents and other local housing observers and they agreed that the region has reached a housing floor, despite concern that another wave of bank-owned homes will hit the market.
With prices back to levels last seen in 2002, demand is strong again, particularly from foreign investors and others willing to pay cash.
Posted by Marilyn Farber Jacobs at Monday, May 14, 2012