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Florida existing home and condo sales rise in January 2010

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Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Sunbelt Realty

Florida's existing home sales rose in January, marking 17 months that sales activity has increased in the year-to-year comparison, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®.

Existing home sales increased 24 percent last month with a total of 10,465 homes sold statewide compared to 8,444 homes sold in January 2009, according to Florida Realtors. January's statewide sales of existing condos rose 81 percent compared to the previous year's sales figure.

Sixteen of Florida's metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) reported increased existing home sales in January; all MSAs had higher condo sales. A majority of the state's MSAs have reported increased sales for 19 consecutive months.

"Now is the time for anyone thinking of buying a home in Florida to make that decision," said 2010 Florida Realtors President Wendell Davis, a broker and regional vice president with Watson Realty Corp. in Jacksonville. "Markets across the state are seeing increased sales, yet conditions remain very favorable with still-low mortgage rates, a range of housing inventory and attractive prices. As an added incentive, buyers need to accelerate their plans because a purchase contract must be in place by the end of April to take advantage of the extended and expanded federal tax credit. To find out more contact

 

Philip H. Busse PA

Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

Paradise Partners

239-220-7717

http://philipbusse.listingbook.com

Jay Beckingham
Christensen Financial Mortgage - Port St Lucie, FL
Seniors ROCK!

good stuff, nice numbers.

let's go sell some.

Feb 27, 2010 03:12 AM