This is one insider's unpolished take on the current state of the Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, Florida real estate market. I am a licensed agent and partner with Walker Bagwell Properties. My sometimes blunt opinions here are not welcomed by the real estate mainstream. Whatever. Hopefully my insights will allow you to make better decisions about your participation in this market.
Larry Walker - 321.917.5786 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, June 21, 2012
By the numbers
Cocoa Beach and Cape Canaveral, where we are and where we've been.
Data from the Cocoa Beach MLS.
Condominium units for sale
June 2012 - 277 - down 50% from 556 units in June 2010
Pending sales - a whopping 136
Distressed condo listings as a percent
June 2012 - 13% - down from 56% of all condo sales in 2010
Months supply * - at most recent month's sales rate
June 2012 - 4.2 months - down from 10.9 months in June 2010
* this does not include pending sales
Single family homes June 2012
For sale - 46
Distressed - 1
Months supply - 3.3
Pending sales - 25
The high number of pending sales is due in part to the large number of previously contracted distressed sales working through the longer than normal contract to closing period. Over half of the pending sales are distressed. The rate of condo units going under contract was almost exactly the closing rate in the most recent month. That rate is holding steady with 43 condo units getting accepted contracts so far in June. The writing is plainly on the wall. Barring divine intervention during the summer the piper will be demanding his check by Labor Day. Might be time for local Realtors to be planning an extended fall vacation.
"You can deny reality; but, you cannot deny the consequences of denying reality." ___Ayn Rand
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