Orlando Market Overview
- Of the 2,342 sales in August, 968 “normal” sales accounted for 41.33 percent of all sales, while 610 bank-owned and 764 short sales made up 58.67 percent.
- The 9,502 homes pending closing in August of this year is an increase of 6.23 percent compared to the 8,945 pendings in August of last year.
- Condo sales in the Orlando area decreased by 41.43 percent in August when compared to August of last year. Duplex, town home, and villa sales increased 1.34 percent.
- The median price of all existing homes combined sold in August 2011, $115,000, is a 15.12 percent increase from the $99,900 median price recorded in August 2010.
- The median price for “normal” existing homes sold in August is $155,000, a decrease of 6.57 percent from the median price of “normal” existing homes in August 2010. The median price for bank-owned sales is $81,750 and the median price for short sales is $96,950.
- The Orlando affordability index increased to 247.95 percent in August. First-time homebuyer affordability in July increased to 176.32 percent.
- Homes of all types spent an average of 101 days on the market before coming under contract in August 2011, and the average home sold for 95.05 percent of its listing price.
- The current pace of sales translates into 4.29 months of supply.
- There are currently 10,055 homes available for purchase through the MLS. The August 2011 inventory level is 39.19 percent lower than it was in August 2010.
- Orlando’s condo inventory is 51.84 percent lower than it was in August 2010.
- Although many try to forecast when prices will hit bottom, the truth is that no one can predict the bottom of any market until it has already happened.
- Even within the Orlando market, different areas will “bottom” out at different times. Price fluctuations within each area of the Orlando market also differ.
- Buyers who hold off purchasing a home because they are waiting for prices to fall further may miss out on the home that they really want. The inventory of homes available for purchase, especially condos, is on a steady decline.
- Home prices have moderated, interest rates are at 40-year lows and the supply of homes for sale is plentiful. However, inventory has decreased by almost 60 percent since this time three years ago.
- Currently, about 58 percent of Orlando homes sales are foreclosures and short sales, which are typically priced much lower than “normal” homes. These types of homes sales continue to put downward pressure on the reported median or average sales price.
- Low interest rates, coupled with price declines, give trade-up buyers a unique opportunity to take advantage of market conditions. What an owner may lose on the sell side can be more than recovered on the buy side.
Florida Market Overview
- Sales, existing single-family: 15,517 in July 2011 (12 percent increase compared to July 2010).
- Sales, existing condo: 6,619 in July 2011 (12 percent increase compared to July 2010).
- Median price, existing single-family: $136,500 in July 2011 (1.00 percent decrease compared to July 2010).
- Median price, existing condo: $90,000 in July 2011 (4 percent increase compared to June 2010).
National Market Overview
- Sales, existing single-family: 4.12 million in July 2011 (21.5 percent decrease compared to July 2010).
- Sales, existing condo: 550,000 in July 2011 (17.3 percent decrease compared to July 2010).