Monthly Indicators – SOUTHEAST FLORIDA – September 2023
Data courtesy of floridarealtors.org
Beaches MLS Service Area: Broward | Palm Beaches | St Lucie
National sales of existing homes recently fell to a 7-month low, as surging borrowing costs, rising sales prices, and limited inventory continue to keep many would-be buyers out of the market. Borrowers have become increasingly sensitive to fluctuations in mortgage rates, which have remained above 7% since mid-August. With fewer buyers able to afford the costs of homeownership, existing-home sales declined 0.7% month-over- month and were down 15.3% year-over-year, according to the National Association of REALTORS®(NAR).
New Listings increased 0.9 percent for Single Family homes and 18.8 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Pending Sales increased 6.2 percent for Single Family homes and 4.0 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes. Inventory decreased 18.5 percent for Single Family homes but increased 20.0 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes.
Median Sales Price increased 7.0 percent to $564,500 for Single Family homes and 6.1 percent to $297,000 for Townhouse/Condo homes. Median Time to Contract remained flat for Single Family homes but increased 52.9 percent for Townhouse/Condo properties. Months Supply of Inventory decreased 6.1 percent for Single Family homes but increased 52.0 percent for Townhouse/Condo homes.
Prices have continued to increase this fall despite softening home sales nationwide, as a lack of inventory has kept the market competitive for prospective buyers, sparking bidding wars and causing homes to sell for above asking price in some areas. Heading into September there were only 1.1 million units available for sale, 0.9% fewer than a month ago and 14.1% fewer than the same period last year, according to NAR. As a result, the U.S. median existing-home sales price rose 3.9% year-over-year to $407,100, marking the third consecutive month that the median sales price topped $400,000.
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