According to a report in National mortgage news,
Florida saw a 3% increase in single-family existing home sales on a year-over-year basis in May, but the median sales price fell by 5%, according to the state's Realtor group.
There were 17,228 single-family sales statewide in May, up from 16,790 one year prior. Sales in the Miami area were up 20%, year-over-year. The markets with the largest amount of sales, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater with 2,749, and Orlando, with 2,476, were down 6% and 5% respectively when compared with May 2010.
Florida's Realtors noted that the $135,500 median sales price for a single-family home was up nearly 3% over April. The Fort Myers-Cape Coral area had a 19% increase in median price when compared with May 2010, while the Panhandle metro areas of Fort Walton Beach and Pensacola were up 5% and 1% respectively.
But the median price did not go up all across the Panhandle as Panama City was off by 14%. Other areas with a large drop in median price include Gainesville, down 18%, as well as Fort Lauderdale and Ocala, each off by 17%.
Existing condominium sales in Florida increased by 17% over May 2010 to 8,338 from 7,104 and the statewide median sales price increased over the same time frame by 2% to $98,200.
In Miami, condo sales were up by 46%, and the 1,420 units sold during the month topped the 875 single family homes sold there. There were also more condos sold in the Fort Lauderdale area than single-family homes, 1,537 compared with 1,142.
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