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Valencia Real Estate Market Report: March 2024

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Valencia Real Estate Market Report for March 2024 shows what happened in each Valencia in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth, Florida for that month.

We had a busy winter in south Florida.  It was was quiet at first, and then things took off.  Several factors were involved, I believe, which caused buyers to stop in their tracks and then reconsider.

We have more inventory than we've seen in a long time.  There has been a lot of talk about insurance and homes needing new roofs.  This is still true and has been happening in Florida the past few years.

If a home has a new roof or is in the process of getting a new roof - it takes time to get permits and order roof tiles - the home will likely sell.  Of course, you still have to think about location and what the rest of the house looks like, but a roof is a big-ticket item.  So buyers would rather have it done than not done.

More inventory means more choices for buyers, more sales with contingencies and fewer, if any, multiple offers.  Days on market has increased.  But what I'm starting to see are price drops.  And this plays well for buyers.

Read on to find out what went on in each Valencia community in south Palm Beach County.  Sales vary by community depending on the  model, condition of the home, as well as inventory in the community.  Many homes are still selling for close to asking or even above asking price.

 

 

WHAT ARE THE VALENCIAS

 

Located in south Palm Beach County, FL, the Valencias are upscale, pet-friendly 55+ gated communities full of amenities. Think camp for adults.   Each community has a state-of-the-art fitness center, grand clubhouse with pools, social halls, card rooms, cafes for breakfast and lunch, social events, billiards, tennis, pickle ball, clubs, cards, mah jong, arts and crafts, and an active lifestyle geared towards today's baby boomers.

You can be as busy as you want or not.  If you're the type who goes in and out of your garage and never sees the inside of a clubhouse, that's fine too.

 

Valencia Real Estate Market Report  for March 2024

  This market report for the Valencias includes the 55+ gated communities in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth which include:  Valencia Lakes, Valencia Isles, Valencia Shores, Valencia Falls, Valencia Palms, Valencia Pointe, Valencia Reserve, Valencia Cove, Valencia Bay, Valencia Sound and Valencia Grand.  There are currently 11 Valencia communities in just our area of south Florida.  

Harvard Business Review says Having a Dog Can Save Your Heart - Literally - and I agree!  So it's wonderful the Valencias are  55+  pet friendly gated communities in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth, Florida.

 

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Caution:  If you think you may have a breed-restricted dog or a several pets (more than two), check the particular Valencia you're interested in first.  Do your due diligence.  Don't rely on what someone told you or what the listings say.  Listings are often wrong.  Find out from the source. Because while the Valencias are pet-friendly, they may not be pet friendly to all breeds and number of pets you may have.

Same thing goes for fences.  If you plan to fence your yard without a pool, find out if the community allows it.  Not all Valencias allow fences.  

WHICH VALENCIA SHOULD YOU GO TO

The past year has been a complex one in real estate.  There has been very low inventory and prices have gone up.  Although the market has softened, prices are still high.  Inventory varies from one Valencia to another. 

The older Valencias have more homes for sale than the new ones and prices are more reasonable.  Makes sense - it's the cycle of life.   But, depending on your age, you have to think - can you wait?  Maybe you can.  And maybe you can't, or maybe you don't want to.  You may be like some who think - If not now, when?   That's a decision only you can make.

Prices also vary from one community to another..  Lower-priced homes can be found in the older Valencias (well, not that old!) and they go way up in the newer homes.  You can still get a good deal if you're not looking for new and willing to do some work, in my opinion.  If you're willing to take a resale versus new, you will do much better on price, taxes and location, too.  Some of the houses in the older Valencias are barely 10-15 years old.  

SHOULD YOU GO DIRECT TO THE BUILDER

Prices have gone up considerably the past several years, especially in new construction.  You're looking at close to a million dollars as a starting point to build a new home in Palm Beach County. 

But there are a lot of great resale homes in other Valencia communities.  Remember, we have 11  Valencia communities!  You need a great Valencia Real Estate agent to help you find the best deals - someone who is on your side, not the builder's side, and not someone who is working for the seller to get them the highest price possible. 

You need a buyer's agent.

Don't make the mistake of going directly to the builder or listing agent alone.  Always take a buyer's agent with you.  Why?  Because builders' sales people don't care which community you buy in or what lot you buy.  They're not going to tell you about traffic or noise or the lot, but an honest buyer's agent will.  Ask me about it!  Ask me about the stories!

Ask me how I called for a buyer to ask about the remaining lots.  When I questioned the agent (mind you, I already knew the answer - I've been here 30 years - but I wanted to hear what they would tell me) about the location of these remaining lots, I asked what was beyond the wall the lot was next to.  The answer I got was, " There are hedges and landscaping and then a wall."  And then, I asked?  And the response was, "And then a canal and the memorial gardens."  Oh, I responded, you mean the cemetery?  "Yes," they responded, "the cemetery."

Now, some people may not mind having a cemetery there.  After all, your neighbors are quiet.  But don't you think you ought to know?  I had to drag it out of them.  I knew it was there, because I'd been there and passed it many times.

And the listing agents have a contract and a fiduciary responsibility with the seller to get them the highest price possible. 

So how does that benefit you as a buyer?  Simple.  It doesn't.  Yes, they can help you and they're more than willing to.  Why?  Because it allows them to collect a double commission without working for you, the buyer.  Sure, they'll write up the contract, but they're not working for you.

They're working for the seller.  Remember that.  Make sense now? If you think about it:  How can they get you, the buyer, the best deal?   The answer is simple: They can't.  Caveat Emptor!  Buyer Beware!  

 

WHAT HAPPENED IN THE VALENCIA IN PALM BEACH COUNTY IN MARCH 2024

 

There are currently 121 homes for sale in the Valencias and 52 homes under contract.   Let's see how it breaks down by community.

 

Valencia Real Estate Market Update for March breaks down like this:

 

VALENCIA LAKES MARKET REPORT

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Valencia Lakes had 1 home that closed in March.  The home sold for $ 550,000.  It sold for asking price in 30 days.

There are 21 homes currently listed for sale in the community ranging in price from $ 450,000 to $ 810,000.

7 homes are under contract at this time.

 

VALENCIA ISLES MARKET REPORT

 

Valencia Islesdog friendly gated community for active adults 55+ in boynton beach florida 33437 valencia isles had 4 homes that closed in March.  The average sold price of the homes was $ 725,750.  Homes sold for an average of .99% of asking price.     Average days on market was 41.

There are 18 homes for sale in Valencia Isles ranging in price from $ 499,000 to $ 975,000.

There are 4 homes under contract.

 

VALENCIA SHORES MARKET REPORT

 

 

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Valencia Shores had 9 homes that closed in March   Average sold price of the homes was $ 543,211.  Houses sold for an average of .98% of asking price.  Average days on market was 18.

There are currently 13 homes for sale in Valencia Shores ranging in price from $ 475,000 to $ 890,000.

There are 2 homes under contract.

 

VALENCIA FALLS MARKET REPORT

 

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Valencia Falls had 6 homes that closed in March.   Average sold price of the homes was $ 584,833.  Houses in Valencia Falls sold for an average of .97% of asking price. Average days on market was 66.

There are currently 9 homes for sale in Valencia Falls.  They range in price from $ 465,000 to $ 725,000.

There are 6 homes are under contract.

 

VALENCIA PALMS MARKET REPORT

 

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Valencia Palms had 2 homes that closed in March.   The average sold price for the homes was $ 840,000.  The homes sold for and average of  99% of the asking price.  Average days on market 40.

There are currently 13 homes for sale in Valencia Palms ranging in price from $ 599,000 to $ 1,325,000.

There are 2 homes under contract in the Palms.

       

VALENCIA POINTE MARKET REPORT

 

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Valencia Pointe had 3 homes that closed in March.  Average sold price of the homes was $ 676,667.  Homes sold for an average of their asking price.  Average days on market was 26.

 There are currently 12 homes for sale in Valencia Pointe.  They range in price from $ 509,000 to $ 1,190,000.

There are 2 homes under contract.

     

VALENCIA RESERVE MARKET REPORT

 

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Valencia Reserve had 3 homes that closed in March The average sold price of the homes was $ 618,333.  They sold for an average of .96% of asking price.  Average days on market was 42.

There are currently 2 homes for sale in Valencia Reserve ranging in price from $ 1,000,000 to $ 1,050,000.

 There are 2 homes under contract.

     

VALENCIA COVE MARKET REPORT

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Valencia Cove had 2 homes that closed in MarchThe average sold price of the homes was $ 1,275,000.  Homes sold for an average of .95% of asking price.  Average days on market was 19.

There are currently 9 homes for sale in Valencia Cove.  They range in price from $ 710,000 to $ 1,175,000.

There are 9 homes under contract in the community.

   

VALENCIA BAY MARKET REPORT

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Valencia Bay had 2 homes that closed in March.  The average sold price of the homes was $ 1,037,500.  Homes sold for an average of 92% of asking price.  Average days on market was 236.

There are currently 9 homes for sale in Valencia Bay ranging in price $ 924,000 to $ 1,699,000.

There are 6 homes currently under contract.           

VALENCIA SOUND MARKET REPORT

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Valencia Sound had no homes that closed in March. 

Currently, there are 7 homes for sale in Valencia Sound.  They are range in price from $ 875,000 to $ 1,570,000.

There are 3 homes under contract.     

VALENCIA GRAND MARKET REPORT

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Valencia Grand had 1 home that closed in March.

There is 1 home listed for sale.  The price of the home is $ 1,874,900.

There are 2 homes currently under contract.  

 

NEW CONSTRUCTION

  The market has picked up again in new construction.  With higher interest rates, some builders are offering incentives on their rates.  And in this area of south Florida, there are very few new construction homes, 55+ or otherwise, simply because we are almost out of land.  Builders are back.  Some people prefer new construction.  

SHOULD YOU GO DIRECTLY TO THE BUILDER?

  Should you go directly to the builder?  NO!  Taking a buyer's agent with you costs you nothing and they have experience in things you may not be aware of.   A real buyer's agent - not someone who claims to be.  I can help you with new construction as well as resales in any of the Valencia communities.

You need someone on YOUR side.  The builder is not on your side.  The nice sales people in the office are not on your side - they are there to sell houses.  Neither is the listing agent on the sign on your side.  Take a few moments and read that article.

Builders do NOT negotiate on the price of homes.  So why not take someone with you who can help you, the buyer?  

Things to Think About

  After reading this edition of the Market Report for the Valencias, there are some things to consider if you're planning to build a house. 

I've built two homes, but times are different today.  We weren't dealing with supply chain issues, as we are today.  In my opinion, while building a house is nice, it's also nice to know when it will be done and what the final cost will be. 

With a resale - even if it is just a few years old, it's something tangible.  You can see it, feel it and touch it.  You know what you're getting.  Make sense? 

Some people only want new, and that's fine.  Just know upfront what you're getting involved in.

Quick delivery is an option with builders.  That means the house is either ready to be sold now or it will be soon.  Permits are in, the house is in some soon-to-be-completed stage and the builder wants it sold.  This is a good option as you know what you're getting.

And for my pet lovers, if you have a certain breed of dog, check which Valencia will accept your furry friend  Same thing goes for number of pets you may have and fences.  Buyer Beware!  Not every Valencia may be dog friendly to your specific breed of dog or two or three.  Some have changed their pet restrictions through the years. 

And not all Valencias allow fences. 

Please feel free to reach out to me at (561) 716-7824 so we can talk about your personal housing needs and questions you may have about the housing market.

We’ll also discuss how local market conditions can affect your buying and selling needs and plans. Then we will create a strategy to buy and/or sell your Valencia home.

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For more information about 55+ pet-friendly housing in Boca Raton, Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Boynton Beach or Boca Raton real estate market, please contact me

I can be reached at (561) 716-7824, by text or email at Elyse@ElyseBerman.com.

 

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  Real estate market data for the Market Report for the Valencias in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach and Lake Worth, FL provided by Elyse Berman of LoKation Real Estate  All information was obtained from the Multiple Listing Service and sold by various MLS participants.  The information is not guaranteed or warranted.

 

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Comments(8)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Elyse,

Wow now this is a market report with lots of ground covered. Good to hear the market has picked up and there is more inventory for buyers to choose from! Good to hear more homes are selling closer to or at listing price!

Apr 15, 2024 03:48 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Good morning Dorie,

Thank you.  We have more inventory than we’ve had in years.  Homes are still selling in the Valencia communities, some quicker than others

May 08, 2024 07:03 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Elyse- I've been to a few of the Valencias. What a thorough market report for them. I love your note to check out the pet restrictions yourself. Don't rely on what someone else tells you. 

Apr 15, 2024 07:35 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Hi Kathy - They’ve built several more since you left that go to almost $2M.  Can you believe it?  Definitely check out the pet restrictions because many have changed them.

May 08, 2024 07:04 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow what an awesome and detailed market report. No wonder you posts once every couple months. Hope the buyers and sellers will reach out to you after this report, Endre

Apr 15, 2024 11:01 PM
Elyse Berman, PA

Thanks Endre.  To be honest, I post when I can.  Somehow life gets in the way, or it gets crazy busy. And sometimes I just can’t write - the words just aren’t there. I need to start again

May 08, 2024 07:06 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Knowing that a home just got a brand new roof will certainly put a buyer at ease since that is quite an expense, haha.

Apr 16, 2024 04:56 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

Exactly Brian England .  I had one buyer tell me, this is my price.  I don’t care as much about the interior but makes sure it has a new roof

May 08, 2024 07:08 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Although the 55 plus communities have never appealed to me, I do get the amenities and the ability to simply lock up and go travel. 

Apr 16, 2024 06:31 AM
Elyse Berman, PA

There are all single family homes Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty .   They do so well here because the builder sells them for less than the all-age homes he builds.   So people who are looking for gated communities will often opt for 55+ whether or not they use the clubhouse.  

May 08, 2024 07:10 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Families on the move will appreciate your local real estate reports.

Have a productive month.

May 08, 2024 07:09 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Well that is some report Elyse Berman, PA You know where I will send my referrals to

May 08, 2024 11:51 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elyse, great report on Valencia's real estate market, and although the inventory is increasing, some homes will still see multiple offers.

May 17, 2024 05:37 PM