Aug 2008 Pinellas County Market Update

Real Estate Agent with Lockhart & Associates Real Estate

Here's the news - Same as July for Pinellas County!

  • Single family listings UP,
  • Single family sales DOWN,
  • Condo listings down (kinda good news but the June/July number is only a difference of 17.  Condo sales DOWN - by 15!
  • Wow!  Single family median price is down a whopping 20% from a year ago,
  • Wow again! Condo median price down 13.1% from a year ago and last month it was UP 0.1% from a year ago.  
  • Single family inventory is now 16.4 months compared to 13.7 a month ago,
  • Condo Inventory is now 23.3 months compared to 22.2 months a month ago - Condo's are still hurting!

The Good News:

  • $200-250,000 single family sales remains the best selling price in town,
  • Single Family sales priced over $1,000,000 remains to be better than $800-$900 and $700-$800 combined,
  • Condo sales priced between $300-$400 as well as those priced between $100-$120 make up 21.2% of all condo sales in August!

Comments (14)

Ginger Ryals
Prudential C Dan Joyner and Young Realtors - Spartanburg, SC

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Sep 14, 2008 11:09 PM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE


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Sep 15, 2008 01:16 AM
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Sep 15, 2008 01:51 AM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Sounds like if you are a buyer in your area this is the time to get a good deal on a home. Is there better parts of the city or is this a good reflection of the whole area?

Good luck and welcome to the rain,

Todd Clark, Helping Families Home -

Sep 15, 2008 05:35 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

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Sep 15, 2008 07:47 AM
Wendy Lockhart

Yes, it's a great time here for buyers.  Out on the beaches, we are down to 2002-2003 prices.  Buyers can get a 3/2, a block from the beach in the 200's.   Our homes priced under $250,000 are moving at a much faster pace than the rest of the market.  What moving quickly are 3/2/2's in nice condition in that price range.

Buyers are realizing that it's a great time to move up to waterfront property.  Low prices make it possible to get a single family home on the water in the $400's.

Bank owned properties are readily available here and are moving well also.

Our Canadian friends that were typically on the fence about buying in our market are now willing to jump in.  The dollar is slowly rising in value...which I believe is the cause.



Sep 15, 2008 10:15 AM
Kellson Real Estate LLC - - Phoenix, AZ
Designated Broker - Vietnamese Broker

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Sep 15, 2008 01:14 PM
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NMLS ID: 40831 - Federal Way, WA


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Sep 15, 2008 01:52 PM
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The Bill Kennedy Team - Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

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Sep 15, 2008 03:07 PM
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Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC
Connie Rice & Partners - Greenville, SC Real Estat

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Sep 16, 2008 03:52 AM
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Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

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Sep 16, 2008 10:47 AM
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

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Sep 17, 2008 08:51 AM
Wendy Lockhart
Lockhart & Associates Real Estate - Saint Pete Beach, FL

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Sep 26, 2008 03:22 AM