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🚨 January 2021 📢 Just Released Market Report for Naples and for all of Southwest Florida ☘ Hoey Team ☘ exp Realty 🌴 SW FL 🌴
Dated: January 22 2021
First of all Kim and I hope that you and yours are doing good; hopefully 2021 will be a kinder year, all round for everyone.
Hot off the press please find info from the just released January 2021 Market Report combined with data from our Collier County based; Southwest Florida Board of Realtors; NABOR with this as part of the report: “Prices today are being driven by a lack of inventory.” This is one of many observations that the Hoey Team ☘ are witnessing daily.
In addition, please do check out the stats in the different Naples / Collier County Property Types & Price Ranges.
(Let us know if you want more information on any aspect of the Real Estate market; we can provide Detailed Reports & Data for any part; Locally and Nationally in conjunction with our extended team; just let us know.)
Utilizing our Hoey Team ☘ Cutting Edge Technologies; including the best available Virtual Tools, etc. we are continuing to Efficiently Help Sellers & Buyers. We continue to preview, show, negotiate deals & Sell Homes; helping people to move / relocate across the US on a daily basis. Southwest Florida seems to keep increasing in desirability for US buyers; both end users & investors.
Interesting Statistics for December 2020 versus December 2019:
· Overall inventory down 49%.
· Overall Pending Sales up 89%
· Median closed sale price up 18%.
· Overall Closed Sales up 45%
· Single family home sales up 41%
· Condo home sales up 50%
· Days on market down 21%
Sellers, Buyers and REALTORS need be fully informed to help you make the best possible decisions.
Housing Market Demand Continues to Outpace Inventory in December
Naples, FL (January 22, 2021) – Eager homebuyers did not waste any time in December as shown by pending sales for homes in the Naples area which leaped 88.6 percent to 1,535 pending sales (homes under contract) from 814 pending sales in December 2019. This spike in buyer interest was also reflected in the 65 percent increase in showings during December, which amounted to an average of 10 showings per listing. According to the December 2020 Market Report, released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), inventory continued to struggle to keep up with growing buyer demand. The number of available homes for sale in December 2020 decreased 49.1 percent to 3,140 homes from 6,163 homes in December 2019.
Overall sales in December increased 45.4 percent to 1,396 closed sales from 960 closed sales in December 2019. “As a direct result of the effects of the pandemic, 2020 was one of the first years in history where we saw more buying activity in the second half of the year than during the first half of the year,” said Mike Hughes.
Budge Huskey added: “Historic election-year hesitancy regarding changes in administrations has not been reflected by top business leaders or the equity markets, and certainly didn’t dissuade home buying decisions in Naples during December. In fact, in the high-end market, closed sales for homes priced over $2 million increased an astounding 62.4 percent year over year.”
As months of inventory tightened in December to a very low 3.1 months of inventory, broker analysts said they are not concerned that the Naples market resembles the housing market of 2004/2005, when the market boomed, stumbled and fell. There are no signs of a decline in our market.
“The difference is that today’s home sales are not coming from investors. In today’s market, end users are purchasing homes,” said Adam Vellano. “Not only is the demand real, but we don’t have predatory lenders to worry about. While we expect to see home prices continue to rise, compared to other hot spots in the country, homes in Naples continue to be a great value!”
“Inventory will govern our potential moving forward,” remarked Huskey. “Based on the fundamental strength of our market, I would have thought more foreigners with second homes in the area would be selling this year since travel restrictions prohibit them from entering America, but that hasn’t happened yet.”
“Once more people get the COVID-19 vaccine, I believe we’ll begin to see sellers who were on the fence during the pandemic loosen up and begin to list their homes,” added Hughes. “But this might not be until the second half of the year.”
“Inherent in all the demand in inventory is an increase in price,” said Molly Lane. “Prices today are being driven by a lack of inventory.”
During December, the median closed price increased 18.2 percent to $405,000 from $342,500 in December 2019. An uptick in closed sales of high-end properties during December also drove the average closed price up 43.5 percent to $846,725 from $589,958 in December 2019. But keep in mind that even though median closed prices are rising, list price data extracted from the MLS showed only 506 properties reported a price increase compared to 321 that reported a price decrease during the month.
“People are looking for the type of resort-style living Naples can deliver,” said Spencer Haynes. “As such, condominium sales increased almost 50 percent during December. Inventory is more plentiful in the condominium market today, especially in the lower price ranges.”
The NABOR® December 2020 Market Reports provide comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges, and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. NABOR® sales statistics are presented in chart format, including these overall (single-family and condominium) findings:
“Inventory is a major concern for new home builders too,” Vellano pointed out. “Many planned developments typically take two to three years to be sold out. Sales are outpacing how fast they can build homes causing some developers to hold back on releasing additional homesites. At this point most, if not all, of their spec homes have been sold too.”
In periods of rapid sales and escalating prices, as is currently happening, appraisals often come in low because they are based on sales that may have occurred six months earlier, which may lower the amount of financing that can be obtained. Jeff Jones explained; “For instance, suppose there is a sale at $500,000 with the buyer planning to finance 80 percent of the purchase price so that they have a $400,000 mortgage. If the appraisal comes in at $480,000, then the buyer can only obtain a loan for $384,000 [80 percent of $480,000]. In this case, the buyer will need to cover the additional $16,000 in cash in order to complete the transaction. With inventory in high demand, many buyers are finding ways to cover the additional debt because the current low financing rates keep monthly payments down.”
The allure and reputation of the Naples lifestyle is driving affluent buyers to our market. The overall volume of home sales in the high-end market in Naples is higher than most other areas in Florida. As such, broker analysts predict continued heightened buyer interest and heightened buyer demand, especially in the high-end market, through the first quarter of 2021.
The November report continues to show that sellers are at an advantage with decreasing inventory and rising prices.
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