Naples Area February Real Estate Activity

Naples Area February Real Estate Activity

The latest market reports for February Real Estate activity in the Naples area show home buyers saw a significant increase in the number of properties to consider when making a purchasing decision. Overall, housing market inventory increased 7 percent to 7,442 homes in February 2019 compared to 6,912 in February 2018. In all, 1,498 new listings were added to the Southwest Florida MLS in February according to the February 2019 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®). So if you are considering buying a home in the Naples area, now is a great time to get a good deal.

February Real Estate

2019 February Real Estate Activity Compared to February 2018:

  • Overall inventory increased up to 7,442 properties which represents a 7 percent increase over last February
  • New listings increased 34 percent in the single-family home market and 7 percent in the condominium market
  • Average days on market increased 7 percent up to 102 days
  • Overall closed sales fell 14 percent down to 595 properties sold in February compared to last year
  • Median home sales price fell 4 percent down to $335,000
The February Market Report showed inventory for each home type was about even in February with 3,801 single-family homes available (a 10 percent increase compared to February 2018) and 3,641 condominiums available (a 4 percent increase compared to February 2018). Closed sales for single-family homes fell 7 percent and condos fell 20 percent. With the increase in inventory we’ve shifted to a buyers market and as a result, we’ve started to see homeowners re-evaluate their list price. Homeowners are starting to lower prices to attract buyers before season ends.
The NABOR® February 2019 Market Reports provide comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges, and geographic segmentation and include an overall market summary. NABOR® sales statistics are presented in chart format, including these overall (single-family and condominium) findings:
FEB 2018
FEB 2019
Total closed sales (month/month)
695 595 -14%
Median closed price (month/month)
$350,000 $335,000 -4%
Total active listings (inventory)
6,912 7,442 +7%
Average days on market
95 102 +7%
Single-family closed sales (month/month)
315 291
Single-family median closed price (month/month)
$439,000 $405,000 -8%
Single-family inventory
3,427 3,664 +7%
Condominium closed sales (month/month)
381 304 -20%
Condominium median closed price (month/month)
$275,000 $265,000 -4%
Condominium inventory
3,485 3,641 +4%
According to Mike Hughes, Vice President and General Manager for Downing-Frye Realty, Inc., “The high-end market continues to do very well in our area. You can’t look at our market with only one lens,” Hughes added. “A lot can change in a quarter mile. Sellers are best served when they work with a REALTOR®, whose job is to offer home buyers and sellers a good understanding of neighborhood market trends and comparative pricing strategies. This is very important during high season, and especially today when buyers have more housing options.”
Additionally, another incentive for buyers is the continuation of historically low-interest rates.  Mortgage applications for new home purchases increased 6 percent compared to last week and 4 percent compared to the same time last year.

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Bottom Line:

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About Matt Klinowski, PA

Naples Golf GuyThe above information about February Real Estate Activity in the Naples area was provided by Matt Klinowski, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate.  When you are ready to buy or sell a single family home or condo in Naples, Bonita Springs or Estero, contact me. With almost 20 years of experience, I can help provide the market information and insights into individual communities to help you find the perfect home.  Most importantly, I will handle all the negotiations to make your real estate transaction as smooth as possible.

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March 27th, 2019 Posted by Matt