Nationally, the sale of existing homes rose 9.4% in September. In Florida, sales rose by 34%. Local analysts say it’s a combination of falling prices and the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit that has made all the difference in South Florida. Housing activity in two counties, Broward County and Palm Beach County, reveal just how […]
Bolstered by first time homebuyers taking advantage of the $8,000 tax credit, the sale of previously-owned homes was up 9.4% in September. “Much of the momentum is from people responding to the first-time buyer tax credit, which is freeing many sellers to make a trade and buy another home,” explains National Association of Realtors chief […]
I have been tracking the listing and sales volumes for years in our local market. While the statistics from the Sarasota Association of Realtors will show greater numbers, I track the data of the following zip codes 34201, 34202, 34228, 34229, 34231, 34232, 34233, 34234, 34235, 34236, 34237, 34238, 34239, 34240, 34241, 34242, 34243, 34275 […]
There were 22 homes sold this year in our neighborhood, Bird Key, compared to 34 in all of 2008, 32 in 2007 and 18 in 2006. The year to date sales volume is $19,700,000 compared to $46,000,000 in 2008. The main reason being that there has only been one sale this year of a substantial […]
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