Market Conditions — July 2023

Market Conditions — July 2023

Home Prices Hold Steady in July

While much of America grapples with unfamiliarly high interest rates that have stalemated the resale home market, broker analysts reviewing the July 2023 Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®) point to data that shows home sales activity in Naples has remained steady for the past year despite several interest rate increases. Yet, even as cash sales for homes in Naples decreased from 66.7% in January to 53.5% in July, the overall median closed price of homes in the first seven months of 2023 has continued to increase compared to most months in the first seven months of 2022.

Activity for our area has flatlined compared to last year, but it is still trending higher than before the pandemic,” said Molly Lane. “While there might be fewer homes to show buyers right now, a significant number of sales are still occurring, and there’s nothing to indicate that home prices will drop suddenly.”…

The July Market Report’s total sales data showed 81 fewer homes sold in July compared to July 2022, an 11.9% decrease to 600 closed sales from 681 closed sales. On the other side of the spectrum, pending listings (homes under contract) in July increased 6.3% to 798 pending listings from 751 pending listings in July 2022, which illustrates our market’s steadiness. Also, the percent of list price received this July is steady at 96.1% compared to 97.9% in July 2022. In July, days on market increased 115.4% to 56 days from 26 days in July 2022, the lowest reported in the history of NABOR®’s Market Reports. Incidentally, before the pandemic, days on market averaged over 100 days (104 days in July 2019).

Fortunately, new listings continue to be steady each month,” said Mike Hughes. “But they aren’t replenishing inventory at the rate we need, and so inventory has been dropping for each of the last four months.

New listings in July decreased 15.4% to 810 new listings from 957 new listings in July 2022. Before the pandemic, new listings supplemented an already very healthy inventory level. Data showed there were 5,200 properties for sale in Naples in July 2019 compared to 2,583 properties listed for sale in July 2023. But while new listings, closed sales, and pending sales activity have almost returned to 2019 levels, overall inventory has not.

As inventory faded away during the homebuying frenzy of the pandemic years, median closed prices rose by over 50%. In July 2019, the median closed price in Naples was $325,000. But in July 2023, the median closed price increased 9.2% to $595,000 from $545,000 in July 2022.

I don’t think sales in our area have stalemated,” said Hughes. “Looking at the data, we’re no better and no worse than we were a year ago. In fact, historically speaking, we’re only 500 sales off from the number of closed sales reported in the first seven months of 2019. And that’s with half the inventory. This says so much about resiliency and the desirability of homeownership in our area.

If you are looking to buy or sell a home in Naples, contact Taber Tagliasacchi at Calusa Bay Properties. As REALTORS® we have the ability to provide a virtual showing, an accurate market comparison or negotiate a sale. A REALTOR® can ensure your next purchase or sale in the Naples area is a success. Search for your dream home HERE.

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