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Orlando Area Real Estate Video Update for November 2012

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc.

Here's the market update for the Orlando Metro area for November 2012.



I've provided the text below, if you'd rather read it yourself.


Eric Martell


November 2012 Orlando Housing Market

Orlando area sales were up almost 20% since 2011, but down about 6 percent since October.

Single-family home sales in the Orlando area increased by 22.44 percent in November compared to last year. condo sales increased by 22.74 percent.

Of the 2,430 November sales, 1,218, 50.12 percent were so-called normal sales, while there were 507 or 20.86% bank-owned and 705 or 29% were short sales.

The number of normal sales in November increased by about 50%. over a year ago, while short-sales decreased 7 percent and foreclosures increased 10 percent.

There were 8,847 pendings in November which is about a 1% decrease from last year of these pendings, 67% are due to the extended closing times of short sales.

The median price of all existing homes combined sold in November 2012 is $129,000 and that is a 12.17 percent increase from the $115,000 median price recorded in November 2011. This includes short sales and foreclosures.

The median price for "normal" existing homes sold in November is $155,048, an increase of 4.76 percent from the median price of "normal" sales year over year.

The median price for short sales increased by 4.76 percent to $110,000, while the median price for bank-owned sales increased by 12.43 percent to $90,000.

There are currently 7,847 homes available for purchase through the MLS. This is significant because the November 2012 overall inventory level is 22.58 percent lower than it was in November 2011.

Single-family home inventory is down 25.53 percent; condo inventory is down 3.71 percent.

The current pace of sales translates into 3.23 months of inventory supply.

New contracts are up 1.70 percent compared to November of 2011. New listings are down 5.09 percent.

Homes of all types spent an average of 83 days on the market before coming under contract in November 2012, and the average home sold for 96.27 percent of its listing price.


The conclusion is that now is probably as good a time to put your home on the market as we have seen for a couple of years. There is less competition and prices are up. If you're thinking about purchasing a home, you may find that continued low inventory translates into appreciation for your new purchase.


Comments (3)

Courtney Cooper
Cooper Jacobs - Seattle, WA

Hi there - I am so jealous that you are brave enough to do video and then can do it well on top of that.  I absolutely freeze so hats off to you!

Dec 18, 2012 03:55 AM
Eric Martell
RE/MAX Properties SW, Inc. - Orlando, FL

Hi Courtney - not brave, just more interested in letting people know about the market.  You've got to have a script - included below the video, so you don't worry so much about what you're going to say.



Dec 18, 2012 08:11 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Eric, I love the video, and the market report is fantastic. You certainly make your point about the market. Seems like we all need inventory, which may indeed say to buyers NOW is the time.

Dec 18, 2012 08:44 AM