How’s the market?
Active inventory is up 292%
Sales are down 25%
Just looking at these two stats…the housing market is done…the crash is here…prices should be plummeting…Let’s dive into the numbers
Active inventory 2673
Sold property 801
Months Supply 3.34 months
Average Price $ 401,116 2022 $360,179 11.4% increase
Median Price $ 345000 2022 $308,430 11.8% increase
Average price per SqFt $226.02 SqFt
Days On Market 42.89 DOM
Property selling in less than 7 days 240 (30 % of the sales)
Property selling over $1M 25 properties
Highest price sale $5.5M South Merritt Island
Home sales under $200K 26
Cocoa Beach & Cape Canaveral
|A: Price range $129,900 to $1.660M||S: Price Range $120K to $760K|
Active inventory 132
Sold condos 29
Months supply Months 4.55 months
Average Price $328,444 2022 $345,845 5% decrease
Median Price $321,000 2022 $305,000 5.2% increase
Average price per square foot $291.87 SqFt
Days On Market 29.69 DOM
Condos selling under $200K 8 ($120K to $167K)
Best selling complex Puerto Del Rio ($510K, $540K, $585K) and Costa Del Sol ($350K, $394K, $420K)
Single Family Homes
|A: Price range $ 625K to $3.6M||S: Price Range $512,500 to $800K|
Active inventory 30
Sold homes 5
Months supply 6 months
Average Price $629,000 2022 $699,690 10% decrease
Median Price $600,000 2022 $525,000 14.3% increase
Average price per square foot $378.97 SqFt
Days On Market 42.8
Homes selling under $500K 0
Homes selling over $1M 0
Now that you have had a chance to look at the stat’s from January 2023…what do you think?
I think comparing our current housing market to 2022 & 2021 then we are doomed. The crash is certainly coming. Let’s look at January & February sales from 2016 to 2020. These are traditionally the slowest months of the year. Our 2023 sales are in line with these 5 years.
Let’s look at the active inventory…We are below where we have been in the past…
The changes that we are seeing in the housing market are a very healthy correction and I am happy to see this. I am anticipating “normal” sales in 2023. March will be 1200+ properties closing. April through August we will have 1300+ properties closing.
If you are selling a property in 2023, price your home accordingly. If homes in your area sold for $450,000 in the last 6 months…You should list your home below that and anticipate a $435K sales price. I would definitely recommend pricing it below any active listing in your area to entice the buyers to submit an offer on your property versus the others. You also need to realize that a buyer will be paying significantly more for their homeowners insurance in 2023. If your roof is 15 years old (+/-) I recommend getting bids on replacement OR just getting it replaced to make the sale that much easier. Insurance companies are really getting tough on roof age.
If you are buying a property in 2023, you will have a better selection than in the last 2 years. You will have some negotiating power for the price, closing costs, and/or repairs. You will not get that $450K house for $375K. Be prepared to compete on multiple offers, because they are still happening. Homes are also selling for the first couple of days on the market. Remember, as long as our active inventory is under a 4 month’s supply, we are still in a seller’s market. We need to have over a 6 month supply to be in a buyer’s market and I do not anticipate the housing market in Brevard County shifting that far. We might see a balanced market in the fall of 2023…but I really see us returning to the market we had from 2016 to 2019.
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