Closed Sales are Up More Than 19 Percent for December 2019 in Brevard County

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Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 21,842 last month, up 6.1% from November 2018

Closed Sales are up 19.2 percent for December 2019 in Brevard in which the number of units closed was 893 compared to 749 in December 2018, with a decrease in cash sales of -4.5% compared to December 2018.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Closed Sales are up 19.2 percent for December 2019 in Brevard in which the number of units closed was 893 compared to 749 in December 2018, with a decrease in cash sales of -4.5% compared to December 2018.

Across Florida, the housing market reported more single-family home sales and higher median prices, as well as increased pending sales and pending inventory in November 2019 compared to a year ago, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors.

Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 21,842 last month, up 6.1% from November 2018.

According to Freddie Mac, the interest rate for a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.70% in November 2019, down from the 4.87% averaged during the same month a year earlier.

According to Florida Realtors Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor, Florida’s housing market is feeling the pressure of a lack of housing supply.

The latest data shows that the number of existing homes listed for sale in Florida continued to decline on a year-over-year basis in November, he said.

Recap of the Brevard County Residential Report for December 2019

Recap of the Brevard County Residential Report for December 2019

• Closed Sales are up +19.2% for December 2019 in which the number of units closed was 893 compared to 749 in December 2018, with a decrease in cash sales of -4.5% compared to December 2018.

• New Pending Sales are up +12.4% and New Listings are up +7.1%.

• The Median Sales Price for Brevard Single Family homes is up +8.3% to $248,000 compared to a year ago, which was $229,000.

• Month’s Supply of Inventory is down -23.5% to 2.6 months, a decrease from 3.4 months in December 2018.

• Traditional Sales are up +22.8%, with a median sales price of $249,000.

• Foreclosure/REO Sales are down -41.7%, with 21 sales and a median sales price of $158,000.

• Short Sale Closings are down -100.0% with 0 closed sales in December 2019 compared to 3 sales in December 2018.

Recap of the Brevard County Townhouses/Condos for December 2019

Recap of the Brevard County Townhouses/Condos for December 2019

• Closed Sales are up +31.3% for December 2019 in which the number of units closed was 252 compared to 192 in • December 2018, with an increase in cash sales of +1.1% compared to November 2018.

• New Pending Sales are up +15.2% and New Listings are up +8.5%.

• Median Sales Price for Townhomes/Condos is up +3.7% to $191,850 compared to a year ago, which was $185,000.

• Months Supply of Inventory is down -15.8% to 3.2 months in December 2019 from 3.8 months in December 2018.

• Traditional Sales are up +33.0%, with a median sales price of $194,350.

• Foreclosure/REO Sales are down -50.0%, with 2 sales and a median sales price of $78,075.

• Short Sale Closings are unchanged with 0 closed sales in December 2019 compared to 0 closed sales in December 2018.

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