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
Friday, February 08, 2013
January Condo Sales
Of the 43 closed sales, only three were at prices over $300,000. Two of those were Meridian units, one for $620,000 and a short sale for $515,000. The other was a Shorewood direct ocean 3/3 with 2338 square feet that sold fully furnished for $430,000. Seventeen of the sold units were on the market less than a month, one of the side effects of our low inventory. Sixteen of the closed units sold for less than $100,000. Of those sixteen all but one sold for cash. Two thirds of all 43 sold units were bought with cash.
Take-away: all trends unwavering, low but steady inventory, high percentage of cash sales, rapidly shrinking distressed inventory, high competition and quick contracts for attractive, priced right units, steady to slightly increasing prices.
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