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Orlando Florida Regional Housing Market Update June 2013

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ORLANDO FLORIDA REGIONAL HOUSING MARKET UPDATE

 

June 2013 

 

The latest housing market data are in for Central Florida, including Lake Mary Florida, Longwood Florida, Sanford Florida, Winter Springs Florida, Oviedo Florida and Altamonte Springs Florida. Here are the highlights taken from the Orlando Realtor Regional Board ending 

May 31, 2013 (the latest now available):

 

Inventory 

Inventory rose again last month to 7,272 homes from 7,202.  There were more than 2,850 closings in May – the highest yet this year – an illustration that an addition of 70 homes is not nearly enough.  This includes single family homes, condos, duplexes and townhomes.  A year ago the inventory was 8,243 –  an inadequate supply even then. For comparison: In December of 2008, there were 22,524 on the market.  The overall inventory is now down 11.78% from a year ago.  

Single family home inventory is down 14.93% from a year ago, and condo inventory is down 1.42%. The current pace of sales equates to only 2.55 months of supply, virtually unchanged from last month.  Six months of supply is generally considered balanced. Under normal economic conditions, anything above six months is generally considered a “buyer’s market” and anything below is then considered a “seller’s market”.  However, these are terms used loosely as descriptors. Buyers ultimately set the market price. 

 

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Sales 

There were 2,855 closings in May, a 15.63% increase from a year ago.  

Of the sales in May, 1,696 or 59.40% were “normal”, 620 were short sales (21.72%) and 539 (18.88%) were bank-owned. The number of normal sales increased by 44.96% compared to a year ago and the number of short sales fell by 8.98%. Bank-owned sales decreased by 12.78%. This continues the now-standing long-term trend of normal sales taking more and more of the sales total than those sales under distressed conditions.    

Single Family Home sales increased by 16.63% over a year ago. Condo sales were up 7.85%.    

Homes spent an average of 68 days on the market in May –  four fewer days than last month, and two and a half weeks less than a year ago. The averagehome sold for 96.70% of its then-current listing price. “Then current listing price” is an important distinction since a home may have been on the market with prior price reductions.  Thus, it may have ended up selling for less than the percentage cited from its original debut listing price. 

By county in the Orlando MSA for sales compared to a year ago: Seminole County was up 10.37% from last May, Orange County was up 6.48%. Osceola came in up 5.87%, and Lake County increased by 14.37%. No statistics for Volusia or Brevard were made available (Volusia has several different realtor boards with both New Smyrna and Daytona each having their own and Volusia is officially part of the Daytona Beach MSA.  In addition, Brevard has its own Board).

 

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL YOUR HOME OR PROPERTY – PLEASE CONTACT US AND FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP!

 

Prices 

The median price of a home rose 23.33% from a year ago to $148,000 and 2.07% more than last month. The Orlando Florida metro area market has now posted positive year-over-year gains in price for 23 consecutive months.  

However, remember - the median price above encompasses all sales. Individual categories can fluctuate within the median. However, this month, as was the case last month, prices year over year rose in all categories. Normal sales rose 12.50% to $180,000, short sales rose 14.01% to $119,500 and Bank-Owned averages increased 18.07% to $98,000 compared to a year ago.

 

Affordability 

The Orlando MSA affordability index decreased to 212.25 and the first time homebuyer’s index also decreased to 150.93. 

Each index is inversely proportional to pricing changes. An affordability index of 100 means that a buyer earning the state-reported median income has exactly the income necessary to purchase the median-priced home.  Anything over 100 indicates that average buyers earning average incomes (adjusted for the MSA) have more income than that which is required.   A score of 99 means the buyer is 1 percent short of the income necessary to qualify. When prices rise faster than incomes, the affordability index goes down and visa-versa.

 

Orlando Unemployment 

The latest numbers for Orlando Florida – for April is 6.9%, up from 6.6 in March.  A year ago it was 8.8%.   

 

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The statistics cited is provided by the Orlando Regional Realtors Association, of which we are a member.

 

This report is intended to be for reference and informational purposes only.  The opinions expressed herein are solely those of New Southern Properties Inc. and are opinions. No purchases or investments should be made based solely on this report, this data, or the opinions expressed herein.  Real Estate purchases and investments are complex transactions. You are strongly urged to consult with your financial, legal and real estate consultants before making any real estate purchase or investment.   

 



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