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Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on June 5, 2010

The market in South Florida has continued to gain momentum and offers incredible opportunities to those folks looking to purchase real esate.    I just received the numbers for Broward County for May-GREAT NEWS!  Reduced inventory continues and increase in condo sales and slight dip in single family homes and in increase in median sales prices.

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New Listings

Single Family-1,784, 7% higher than 09′
Condo/Townhome-2,062, 1% higher than 09′
Total all property types-6,076, 3% lower than 09′

Total Available Inventory

Single Family-5,704, 27% lower than 09′
Condo/Townhouse-8,323, 29% lower than 09′

Single Family Sold

746 closed sales, down 4% from 09′
Median sales price, $220,000, up 22% from 09′

Condo/Townhome Sold

967 closed sales, 12% higher from 09′
Median sales price, $80,000, same as 09′

Pending Inventory or homes under contract

Single family homes are down 6% over 2009
Condos are up 11% over 2009

Given our current inventory and sales levels, if there were to be nothing else listed, we have a 8 month supply of single family homes on the market(down 20% from the previous year) and a 9 month supply of condos on the market(down 36% from the previous year).

Jon

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Positive News in April’s numbers…

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on May 11, 2010

The market in South Florida has continued to gain momentum and offers incredible opportunities to those folks looking to purchase real esate.    I just received the numbers for Broward County for April-FABULOUS!

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New Listings

Single Family-1,663, 6% higher than 09′
Condo/Townhome-2,000, 6% higher than 09′
Total all property types-5,764, 1% higher than 09′

Total Available Inventory

Single Family-5,763, 31% lower than 09′
Condo/Townhouse-8,478, 31% lower than 09′

Single Family Sold

646 closed sales, up 1% from 09′
Median sales price, $200,000, down 5% from 09′

Condo/Townhome Sold

1,030 closed sales, 36% higher from 09′
Median sales price, $73,000, 6% down from 09′

Pending Inventory or homes under contract

Single family homes are up 2% over 2009
Condos are up 37% over 2009

Given our current inventory and sales levels, if there were to be nothing else listed, we have a 9 month supply of single family homes on the market(down 31% from the previous year) and a 8 month supply of condos on the market(down 50% from the previous year).

Jon

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March 2010 Sales Statistics & “Your Home”

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on April 7, 2010

In this month’s edition of  “Your Home” I have financial tips, kitchen & bath design trends and pet friendly remodeling ideas.  Our market in South Florida has continued to gain momentum and offers incredible opportunities to those folks looking to purchase real esate.    I just received the numbers for Broward County for March-FABULOUS!

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New Listings

Single Family-1,495, 4% higher than 09′
Condo/Townhome-1,994, 10% higher than 09′
Total all property types-5,364, 4% higher than 09′

Total Available Inventory

Single Family-5,857, 36% lower than 09′
Condo/Townhouse-8,831, 32% lower than 09′

Single Family Sold

567 closed sales, up 10% from 09′
Median sales price, $205,000, down 7% from 09′

Condo/Townhome Sold

926 closed sales, 59% higher from 09′
Median sales price, $75,000, 14% down from 09′

Pending Inventory or homes under contract

Single family homes are up 25% over 2009
Condos are up 63% over 2009

Given our current inventory and sales levels, if there were to be nothing else listed, we have a 10 month supply of single family homes on the market(down 36% from the previous year) and a 10 month supply of condos on the market(down 58% from the previous year).

Jon

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NAR’s sustainable property designation

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on March 30, 2010

I’ve just received my Green designation from NAR, the National Association of REALTORS.  This is a newer designation and advocates the goal of education and adoption of green real estate principles.  As buyers and sellers continue to address issues of energy efficiency and smart building practices, the market will continue to evolve and green properties will become increasingly prevalent.  I can now provide knowledge in this evolving market.

This is my 7th professional designation/certification and shows the dedication I have to my career and continuing education.

  • CRS-Council of Residential Specialists, most prestigious designation held by only 4% of REALTORS
  • ePRO-Technological designation
  • GRI-Graduate Realtor Institute
  • RECS-Real estate cyber society
  • SFR-Short sale foreclosure resource
  • SRES-Seniors real estate specialist

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Population Matters

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on March 24, 2010

The nation’s population grew to 307 million residents between July 2008 and July 2009, a modest increase of .86 percent, according to a recent estimate by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Texas experienced the largest population growth during that time, gaining 478,000 new residents, while California remained the most populous state with 37 million residents.(Source U.S. Census Bureau)

Largest Gains in Population

  • Texax 478,000
  • California 381,000
  • North Carolina 134,000
  • Georgia 131,000
  • Florida 114,000

Most Populous States

  • California 37 million
  • Texas 24.8 million
  • New York 19.5 million
  • Florida 18.5 million
  • Illinois 12.9 million

Jon

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Loan modification terms can be tough for those few who get them

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on March 10, 2010

This is an excellent article from yesterdays Sun Sentinel.  Please feel free to pass it along and share with anyone that might benefit from this.

For William and Lida Negron, their lender’s decision to modify their mortgage seemed to be the key to holding on to their home.  William Negron, in his mid-70s, lost his job in car sales two years ago. The possibility of losing their home put “so much stress on him,” said son Carlos Negron. “My mother has been to the hospital twice because of this.”  Click here for the full article.

Jon

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Outstanding Opportunity…

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on February 11, 2010

I saw this condo yesterday at a brokers open with friends, and WOW.  The “Four Seasons” is my favorite building in the entire city of Fort Lauderdale.  Located on Sunset Drive just off Las Olas and just west of the Intracoastal Waterway.  This is a fully restored Mid-Century building with 24/7 doorman service, covered parking and available dockage with ocean access/no fixed bridges.  Any size pets welcome.   This was just relisted as an approved short sale for $385,000-this is the previous listing, disregard the list price.   3 bedroom, 3 bath home sized condo at 2400+ square foot.  Enjoy views of Sunset Lake, Ocean and Intracoastal.  Near 9′ ceilings add drama to already huge spaces, eat-in sized kitchen plus den/family room and Florida room.  A/C, cable and hot water are included in your monthly maintenance.

Jon

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“Your Home” & January 2010 Statistics

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on February 2, 2010

 

Wow, it is February already-how did that happen?  In this month’s edition of  “Your Home”  I have a updates on the homebuyer tax credit, home buying trends and it is “census” time.  Our market in South Florida has continued to gain momentum and offers incredible opportunities to those folks looking to purchase real esate.    I just received the numbers for Broward County for January-FABULOUS!

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New Listings

Single Family-1,319, 11% lower than 09′
Condo/Townhome-1,837, 7% lower than 09′
Total all property types-4,903, 12% lower than 09′

Total Available Inventory

Single Family-5,965, 40% lower than 09′
Condo/Townhouse-8,985, 34% lower than 09′

Single Family Sold

535 closed sales, up 42% from 09′
Median sales price, $205,000, same as last year

Condo/Townhome Sold

761 closed sales, 82% higher from 09′
Median sales price, $75,000, 11% down from 09′

Pending Inventory or homes under contract

Single family homes are up 27% over 2009
Condos are up 73% over 2009

Given our current inventory and sales levels, if there were to be nothing else listed, we have a 11 month supply of single family homes on the market(down 58% from the previous year) and a 12 month supply of condos on the market(down 63% from the previous year).

Jon

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RAGFL REALTORS #1 IN SALES

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on January 19, 2010

I came across this and thought it was an interesting statistic.  My association-RAGFL, Realtor Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale sold over $1.98 billion in real estate in the first half of 2009.  In fact, members sold over 66% of all single family homes and over 71% of all condominums in Broward County with the highest average price by more than $20K.  That’s over 9,000 transactions-better than two sales every hour, every day, 24/7.

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Making Social Media Work

Posted by fortlauderdalebeachrealestate on January 13, 2010

“Not long ago, Jon C. Mumford, a sales associate with Century 21 Hansen Realty in Fort Lauderdale wasn’t social networking at all, according to Christine Hansen, broker-owner of the firm.  “He [got] business from his sphere of influence and farming his own condominium building, but now that he’s embracing social media-by blogging [on WordPress] and connecting with social groups [on Facebook, LinkedIn and ActiveRain]-he’s expanded his sphere and farm area in a larger, faster way than he possibly could have done with [just direct mail and face-to-face contact].”  Click here to read the full article on page 12.

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