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The value of real estate has increased MORE in CENTRAL FLORIDA than almost ANYWHERE ELSE in the United States of America!

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According to the FHFA House Price Index, the overall real estate prices in the United States have increased by 8.4% during the last year...


Despite this, Central Florida and Orlando were ranked as having the HIGHEST rate of house price appreciation in the country, essentially with an increase in home value that was more than TWICE the national average. Nice!


No area in the state of Florida ranked lower than number 31 out of the top 100 metropolitan areas in the country.


In contrast to the national trend, the real estate market in Orlando, Florida, is relatively robust.

Our home state of Florida saw a year-over-year inflation rate of 15.2%, the highest of any state. North Carolina is in second place, with a rate of 13.4%.

In a survey of the significant 100 metropolitan areas in the United States for the rise of property prices from one year to the next, Florida's climbed the highest, grabbing six of the top 10 slots. No city in Florida rated lower than Jacksonville's 31st place. The website of the FHFA contains a comprehensive listing of all one hundred metropolitan areas.

Current rankings of price increases across the whole United States, showcasing Florida metros:

  1. North Port Sarasota-Bradenton had a year-over-year increase of 20.1% and a quarterly increase of 0.7%.
  2. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Sunrise increased by 18.2% compared to the previous year and 0.9% compared with the last quarter.
  3. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach had an increase of 17.8% when compared to the prior year's numbers and a decrease of 0.4% when compared to the previous quarter
  4. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford had an increase of16.9% from the previous year and by 0.6% from the last quarter in the Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford metropolitan area
  1. Cape Coral-Fort Myers had an increase of 16.2% compared to the previous year and increased by 0.9% compared with the last quarter.
  2. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater saw a 15.8% increase from the previous year but a 0.1% decrease from the last quarter.
  3. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall had an increase of 13.3% as compared to the last year; a decrease of 0% compared to the last quarter
  4. Jacksonville had a year-over-year increase of 10.4% but a quarterly decrease of 1.8%.

The FHFA House Price Index (FHFA HPI) is one of the most reliable measures of shifting property prices in the United States since it surveys all 50 states and more than 400 cities. The data comes from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and has been adjusted for the season and focuses primarily on purchases.

More noteworthy Recent Dates Regarding the Rise of House Prices in the US:


From the beginning of 2012, the housing market across the WHOLE United States has shown a positive yearly increase every quarter.

  • The prices of homes increased in each of the 50 states, except for the District of Columbia, where prices fell.
  • The state of Florida ranked first among the five regions with the most significant yearly appreciation, with a rate of 15.2%, followed by the states of North Carolina (13.4%), South Carolina (12.9%), Hawaii (12.8%), and Maine (12.2%).
  • The District of Columbia had the lowest yearly appreciation of any region, falling by 0.8%, followed by California (2.3%), Idaho (3.1%), Oregon (3.6%), Washington (3.7%), and Idaho (3.1%).
  • The prices of homes increased year over year in 94 of the top 100 largest metropolitan areas, with just six of those locations bucking the trend. The yearly price rise was highest in North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, Florida, at 20.1%, while Oakland-Berkeley-Livermore, California, witnessed the biggest dip, falling 4.3%.


About Realtor Scott Garrison:

Bringing over 35+ years of experience as a local Orlando Realtor, Top Central Florida Realtor SCOTT GARRISON at ReMax Town & Country Real State has helped perhaps more Orlando-Area families and investors buy and sell Central Florida Residential Real Estate than any other of the #19,000+ Orlando Realtors currently working in the Central Florida area! 


Living in Oviedo and with RE/MAX Real Estate offices in both WINTER SPRINGS, Florida and WINTER PARK, FL, Top Realtor SCOTT GARRISON actively serves your best Residential Real Estate needs virtually anywhere you’d want to be in Central Florida… including Orange, Seminole, Volusia, Osceola, and Lake Counties. Scott has lived here in the Central Florida local Orlando-Area for nearly all of his life, attending the local Winter Park High School and graduating with several degrees from the nearby University of Central Florida. 


As a Top Seminole & Orange County Real Estate Agent, Realtor Scott Garrison also has extensive experience in Residential Sales and Purchases, Vacant Land and in helping clients with Foreclosures and Short Sales!  He owns multiple Rental Property right here in the area, and over the years, has done many “flips” by buying “ugly houses” and making them Pretty for a new buyer, so he also understands the Real Estate Investor mindset!  Call Scott today to find out why “This Realtor WORKS!”

Comments (2)

Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent information.Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed week.

May 09, 2023 04:14 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Well done!  I bet have Mickey as a neighbor helps out a bit.   Must be terrific for STR. Bill 

May 09, 2023 06:27 AM