Florida Real Estate Sales Are Improving

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty BK 3030920

This data is from March & April 2009, and details an improving real estate market. Pairing this with the recent news that California has seen 3 months of increasing sales, and the picture starts to look much better than what the doom & gloom media have been saying.

Florida existing home sales rose in April for the eighth consecutive month.  Here are city by city numbers fo single family homes:

City                                                 Percent increase April 08/April 09

  • Tampa-St. Pete-Clearwater                11%
  • Orlando                                           38%
  • Fort Myers-Cape Coral                       81%
  • Jacksonville                                     -5%
  • Fort Lauderdale                                33%
  • West Palm Beach-Boca Raton             3%
  • Sarasota-Bradenton                          -12%
  • Daytona Beach                                 10%
  • Melbourne-Titusville-Palm Bay            17%
  • Miami                                              98%
  • Fort Pierce-Port St. Lucie                    26%
  • Lakeland-Winter Haven                     22%
  • Pensacola                                        16%
  • Punta Gorda                                     2%
  • Fort Walton Beach                             2%
  • Ocala                                               -8%
  • Tallahassee                                      -28%
  • Gainesville                                        -40%
  • Panama City                                     11%

The majority of these cities have impressive year over year sales increases leading all involved to believe the state is reaching and may have well reached bottom, and inching up. 

Now is the time to get moving in on the great pricing, and the fabulous homes for sale in Jacksonville, and use your $8K first time homebuyer tax credit. Contact me to get the process started!

Carol Zingone is a Broker Associate with a 100% Customer Satisfaction Rating in Jacksonville Beach, FL with Prudential Network Realty.  She helps buyers and sellers throughout the Beaches, Intracoastal West and Greater Jacksonville, FL areas. She can be reached at 904/993-9048 or via email at carolzingone@clearwire.net

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Carol Zingone is a full service Broker Associate proudly affiliated with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty in Atlantic Beach, FL.  I help buyers and sellers locally, regionally, and internationally.  With hundreds of happy buyers and sellers over the course of my career, I'm thrilled to help first time buyers, military buyers, seniors, investors, 1031 exchange properties, short sales and REO's.  I have spent hours honing my expertise, including the designations of: Graduate Realtor Institute (GRI), Loss Mitigation Certification (LMC) , Short Sales, Foreclosures, REO's, (SFR), and Senior Real Estate Specialist (SRES).  I pride myself on providing excellent expertise to all buyers and sellers. Search the MLS via www.carolzingone.com  for Jacksonville and area listings!


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