July 2014 Press Release & Real Estate Market Indicators for SW Florida

Home sales and prices continue to climb in Lee County

(Fort Myers, FL–August 22, 2014)

In Lee County, 1,042 single family homes sales were completed in July 2014 compared to
1,005 in July 2013, an increase of 3.7 percent.

Foreclosure sales have increased
slightly compared to this time last year, but still only amount to only 20 percent of
properties sold in July 2014.

Current inventory combined with the current pace of sales created a 4.9-­month supply
of single family homes in Lee County for July. There was a 5-­month supply in July 2013,
which indicates a sellers’ market.

“The benchmark for a balanced market (favoring neither buyer nor seller) is 5.5 months
of inventory”,said Association President Karen Swanbeck. “If you are considering selling
a home in Lee County, the market indicates that now is a good time to do so”.

Lee County’s housing market also showed positive year-­‐over-­‐year movement in median
price in July. The median price for single family homes was $179,000, an increase of
$16,900 or 10.4 percent compared to July 2013.

The numbers reported by the Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach represent all sales by members of Florida Realtors® in Lee County, FL. Statistics
released each month may be revised in the future as new data is released.

July press release Board of Realtors

Original post from:

Matt Pusateri, Director of Communications
REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and The Beach
2840 Winkler Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33916

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