Market Report: Southeast Florida, December 2021

Monthly Indicators – SOUTHEAST FLORIDA – December 2021 –

Data courtesy of floridarealtors.org

Beaches MLS Service Area:
Broward | Palm Beaches | St Lucie

The 2021 housing market was one for the history books. After three consecutive months of increases recently, existing home sales are on pace to hit their highest level in 15 years, with an estimated 6 million homes sold in 2021 according to the National Association of REALTORS®. Sales prices reached new heights, inventory hit rock bottom, and homes sold in record time, often for well above asking price. Mortgage rates, which began the year at historic lows, remain attractive, and homeowners who choose to sell in the coming months can expect to see plenty of buyer activity due to pent-up demand during the pandemic.

New Listings decreased 15.8 percent for Single Family homes and 15.7 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Pending Sales decreased 8.8 percent for Single Family homes but increased 2.4 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Inventory decreased 48.3 percent for Single Family homes and 62.5 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes.

Median Sales Price increased 18.2 percent to $477,500 for Single Family homes and 16.5 percent to $250,500 for Townhouse/Condo homes. Median Time to Contract decreased 29.4 percent for Single Family homes and 61.1 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 52.2 percent for Single Family homes and 72.3 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes.

Looking ahead, experts anticipate many of the housing market trends of 2021 will continue in 2022, albeit at a more moderate level. Strong buyer demand and inventory shortages are likely to persist over the next year. Home sales are projected to remain strong but will be tempered by the limited supply of homes, higher sales prices, and rising interest rates, with the Federal Reserve planning multiple rate hikes in the new year. Price growth is expected to slow somewhat as a result, but affordability will likely remain a top constraint for some homebuyers.

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Heather E. Towe, P.A.
REALTOR®, CRS®, CLHMS®, e-PRO®, PSA®
561-806-8550 | heather.towe.gmail.com
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