For Naples overall, median prices were broadly stable in the 1st Quarter of 2024, while sales dropped a little from 2023 levels.

A similar, stable trend was seen in the median Price per Sq.Ft., while sales were a little slower.
(DTO- Days To Offer – the number of days a property is listed before an accepted offer is received.)

Please contact me for a market report that includes properties in your area which were recently listed or sold.

Florida Home Values Skyrocket

The national median home price is twice what it was ten years ago. Molded by a storm of inflation, tight supply and surging demand, the average home price in the U.S. went from around $200,000 to $400,000, according to a new study from Point2.

However, in Florida, it took much less than a decade for home prices to achieve a twofold increase.

Average home values across Florida have undergone a seismic transformation, doubling in value within the short span of just six years. This surge, saw Miami’s average home price soar from around $290,000 in 2018 to the current median of $583,000. In Tampa, homes went from $213,500 in 2018 to $430,000.

For their study, analysts looked at historical data to calculate how many years it took for home prices in the 100 largest U.S. cities to double — and Tampa tied with Miami for having the third fastest price doubling among the country’s largest cities.

The trend of rapid price doubling extended to other big Florida cities, with home prices in St. Petersburg, Orlando and Jacksonville, increasing twofold in the past six to eight years.

Median home prices in St. Petersburg doubled within 6.6 years. In Orlando home prices doubled within 7.5 years — and in Jacksonville it took 7.9 years to see a twofold increase.

The research notes that, “Fluctuating mortgage rates, steep property prices, or supply deficits are no new challenges. But they have never unleashed such a rapid-fire onslaught on homebuyers in the U.S. as they have in today’s housing market.”

Among the top 10 states attracting new construction buyers, Florida draws significant attention, with approximately one in every eight new construction buyers opting to purchase their homes in the Sunshine State. In November, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that for the year, more than 1.5 million new residential construction projects broke ground across the state — a 9.3% increase from the year prior. (Florida Realtors).

According to my research, Naples was a little closer to the national average, taking around 8 years for prices to double :

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Bay Forest Open Houses this weekend – PRICE REDUCED

I am hosting two Open Houses in Bay Forest this weekend. Bay Forest has long been a popular community West of 41, between Wiggins Pass and Bonita Beach Road.
The exciting news is that construction of the new $4.5 million Boardwalk has begun. (The seller will pay the final assessment)

Go HERE to see the video and photos for 15405 Cedarwood Ln, 101:
15405 Cedarwood Ln, Unit 101: 2 bed +Den, 2 bath, 1377 Sq Ft: now $370,000
(Bermuda Bay 1)
Saturday: 1:00 – 3:30 PM
Sunday: 1:00 – 3:30 PM

Go HERE to view the Bay Forest website, read the latest Newsletter, and watch the 4-minute video of Bay Forest.

Go HERE to see the video and photos for 325 Carinosa Court;
325 Carinosa Court: 3 bed +Den, 3 bath, 2066 Sq Ft: $725,000 UNDER CONTRACT

Contact me for a private showing:

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The median price of the Single Family homes sold in Imperial Golf Estates (“Imperial”) doubled from $515,000 in 2019 to over $1 million in 2022. YTD Q3 2023 the median price increased further to $1.2 million.
Sales increased until Q2 2021, thereafter dropping below pre-pandemic levels.

The median price of the Villas increased nearly 50% from $315,000 in 2019 to $465,000 in 2022. The YTD Q3 2023 median price was $539,500, in line with Q4 2022. The number of sales was low, but fairly steady over the years.

The median price of the Condos sold increased by over 70% from $222,000 in 2019 to $386,000 in 2022, before slipping slightly in 2023. Sales increased in 2020/21 before returning to 2019 levels.

This report analyses the Median Price and Sales per quarter since 2019, along with the Sales by Price point, Price per Sq.Ft., and the Days properties were on the market before receiving an offer (DTO).
Median numbers are used in all calculations.

Click on IMPERIAL GOLF ESTATES MARKET REPORT 2019_2023 to read the full report.

And read these articles:
More insurers coming to Florida
Core Inflation Prices Barely Budged in August
August Housing Market: Median Prices Rise Year on Year (more…)

August Housing Market: Median Prices Rise Year on Year

Florida’s statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes in August was $415,000, up 2% from the same month a year ago, while the statewide median price for condo-townhouse units was $324,000, up 6.2% over the August 2022 figure. The median is the midpoint; half the homes sold for more, half for less.

“Prospective buyers continue to be drawn to Florida’s lifestyle, climate and job opportunities. Persistently higher mortgage rates and a restricted for-sale inventory are hampering sales activity. However, as our housing prices continue to stabilize and interest rates hopefully moderate, we expect conditions to return to a more balanced market with more options for buyers and sellers.”

On the supply side of the market, single-family existing homes ticked up slightly to reach a 3-months’ supply in August while condo-townhouse properties rose to a 3.8-months’ supply. (more…)

Insurance Issues Could Pose Long-Term Problems

As Florida recovers from Hurricane Idalia, Fitch Ratings this week warned about long-term effects of property-insurance problems in Florida and California.

“Rising premiums and reduced availability of homeowners’ property insurance could drag on housing markets, development activity, overall economic growth and ultimately tax bases for certain California and Florida local governments over time,” the ratings agency said in a post Tuesday on its website.

“Insurers are re-evaluating their exposures to geographic areas with elevated catastrophe risk as they face greater losses and higher building and reinsurance costs. Insurance plays a key role in securing mortgages and enabling rebuilding following natural disasters.” Fitch said.

Florida has the highest homeowners’ insurance premiums in the country and Fitch pointed to pullbacks of firms such as Farmers Insurance in Florida and California.

It also cited massive growth at Florida’s Citizens Property Insurance Corp. which was created as an insurer of last resort but now has nearly 1.4 million policies.

“Recovery following natural disasters may be delayed or incomplete if there are greater numbers of those who are under-insured or uninsured due to affordability or non-renewal issues,” Fitch said. “High-risk areas could be left with a smaller tax base if hurricane or wildfire damage leads to permanent relocations, or if these areas find it difficult to attract new residents.

“Fitch has not observed these effects playing out to date, as insurance is one of many factors in home purchase decisions. However, pressures on housing demand could be amplified with increasing natural disasters and insurance markets in which the insurers of last resort are costly or impose higher assessments to cover increased claims.”

Florida lawmakers in December passed a series of changes to try to shore up the insurance market, including taking steps to limit lawsuits against property insurers.

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And read these articles:
Home Prices Are Rebounding
Insurance Reform : Premiums still rising sharply
Naples Mid-year 2023 Market Stats

Home Prices Are Rebounding

You may feel a bit unsure about what’s happening with home prices and fear whether or not the worst is yet to come. That’s because today’s headlines are painting an unnecessarily negative picture. If we take a year-over-year view, home prices did drop some, but that’s because we’re comparing to a ‘unicorn’ year when prices peaked well beyond the norm.

To avoid an unfair comparison to that previous peak, we need to look at monthly data. And that tells a very different and much more positive story. While local home price trends still vary by market, here’s what the national data tells us.

The graphs below use recent monthly reports from three sources to show the worst home price declines are already behind us, and prices are appreciating nationally.

Looking at this monthly view, we can see the past year in the housing market can be divided into two parts. In the first half of 2022, home prices were going up, and fast. However, starting in July, prices began to go down (shown in red in the graphs above). By around August or September, the trend started to stabilize. But, looking at the most recent data for early 2023, these graphs also show that prices are going up again.

The fact that all three reports show prices have been going up for three or more straight months is an encouraging sign for the housing market. The month-over-month data indicates a national shift is happening – home prices are rising again.

Craig J. Lazzara, Managing Director at S&P Dow Jones Indices, says this about home price trends: (more…)