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Homes sales up 10.8 percent in June, Florida Realtors say
East Volusia sales drop slightly
posted Jul 24, 2013 - 4:59:06pm
Single-family home sales across Florida were up more than 8 percent in June compared to the same period a year earlier, Florida Realtors reported Tuesday.
Overall the Realtors reported closing 20,403 single-family home sales in June, up from 18,800 a year ago, and the highest for the month of June since 26,112 closings in 2005. The median sales price in June was $175,000, up 15.1 percent from June 2012 and the highest for the state since June 2008 when 11,700 sales had a median price of $205,500.
By comparison, the national median sales price for single-family homes was $214,700 in June, up 13.2 percent from the prior year. In California the median sales price was $428,510, while in Massachusetts the mark was $350,050. It was $242,475 in New Jersey.
The monthly mark for homes sold comes after Florida Realtors reported the number of single-family home sales had grown 18.7 percent in May and 17.4 percent in April. The Miami-Fort Lauderdale market recorded the most single-family sales for any part of the state in June, with 4,002, at a median price of $254,000. The Tampa-St. Petersburg region had 3,440 sales at a median price of $158,500, while Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford had 2,413 sales with a median sales price of $171,000. Naples-Marco Island, which recorded 394 single-family home sales, had the highest median sales price, $347,750.
Six markets recorded a drop in the number of home sold in June in year-to-year comparison: Cape Coral-Fort Myers, -3.8 percent; Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, -5.7 percent; Naples-Marco Island, -10.9 percent; Palm Coast, -18.7 percent; Pensacola-Brent, -2.9 percent; and Sebastian-Vero Beach, -0.4 percent.
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