JULY HOUSING REPORT IS OUT. HOME SALES ARE DOWN!

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JULY 2017 – ORLANDO HOME SALES SLIDE IN JULY AS MEDIAN PRICE RISES.

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The median price of Orlando homes sold during the month of July increased almost 7 percent while sales decreased 0.2 percent compared to July 2016, reports the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association. Inventory continued its year-over-year slide.

Orlando’s overall median home price (all home types combined) is $220,000, which is 6.8 percent above the July 2016 median price of $206,000. Year-over-year increases in median price have been recorded for the past 72 consecutive months; as of July 2017, the overall median price has more than doubled since July 2010.

The median price for single-family homes that changed hands in July increased 4.7 percent over July 2016 and is now $240,000. The median price for condos increased 21.0 percent to $115,000.

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The overall average home price for July 2017 is $263,877, an increase of 8.3 percent over the average home price in July 2016. The average home listed for $271,002 in July and sold for 97.4 percent of its listing price (97.3 percent in July 2016).

Members of ORRA participated in 3,347 sales of all home types combined in July, which is 0.2 percent less than the 3,353 sales in July 2016 and 13.8 percent less than the 3,882 sales in June 2017.

karl-full-res-transparent-smallerKarl Hittinger, Managing Broker of TransAct Brokers Real Estate  in Maitland , explains that “unlike the bubble of the preceding decade, the current housing price increases are largely a case of limited supply. It is a natural part of the process of returning the market to a more normalized and sustainable level.

With the average interest rates paid by home buyers in July at 4.01 percent, up from 3.98 percent the month prior. Rebecca Carlton-Hittinger, Managing Partner of  TAB and Central Florida Realtor for over 17 years advises  buyers to “buy now while rates are at extremely low levels because home prices are expected to continue to rise.”

Sales of single-family homes (2,634) in July 2017 decreased by 0.9 percent compared to July 2016.

The average interest rate paid by Orlando home buyers in July was 4.01 percent, up from 3.98 percent the month prior.

The overall inventory of homes that were available for purchase in July (9,051) represents a decrease of 15.0 percent when compared to July 2016, and a 1.0 percent decrease compared to last month. There were 13.3 percent fewer single family homes and 25.5 percent fewer condos.

Current inventory combined with the current pace of sales created a 2.7-month supply of homes in Orlando for July. There was a 3.2-month supply in July 2016 and a 2.4-month supply last month.

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Sales of existing homes within the entire Orlando MSA (Lake, Orange, Osceola, and Seminole counties) in July were down by 0.1 percent when compared to July of 2016. Year to date, MSA sales are up 5.2 percent

Each individual county’s sales comparisons are as follows:

•Orange: 0.5 percent below July 2016;
•Seminole: 8.7 percent below July 2016.
•Lake: 12.2 percent above July 2016.

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This representation is based in whole or in part on data supplied by the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association and the My Florida Regional Multiple Listing Service. Neither the association nor MFRMLS guarantees or is in any way responsible for its accuracy. Data maintained by the association or MFRMLS may not reflect all real estate activity in the market. Due to late closings, an adjustment is necessary to record those closings posted after our reporting date.
ORRA REALTOR® sales, referred to as the core market, represent all sales by members of the Orlando Regional REALTOR® Association, not necessarily those sales strictly in Orange and Seminole counties. Note that statistics released each month may be revised in the future as new data is received. Orlando MSA numbers reflect sales of homes located in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, and Lake counties by members of any REALTOR® association, not just members of ORRA.

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