July Housing Market Update

Lee County July Housing Market Update

The July housing market update for Lee County showed more than $839 Million worth of properties closed during the month. SWFL Luxury Homes for Sale

Similar to the rest of Southwest Florida, inventory increased significantly in July. Single-family inventory doubled and condos rose 81.7 percent. Overall, inventory rose just over 95 percent.

At first glance, the increase seems extraordinary. Yes, it is a step in the right direction. However, we are a long way from a balanced market which is a 6 to 7 months’ supply of homes for sale. As of July 31st, overall inventory is approximately a 2 months’ supply.

So, if you are wondering if prices are going to fall, keep in mind either supply would have to triple, or demand would need to drop significantly before we would see a balanced market, let alone prices fall below existing closed sales.

Sellers continued to adjust their “list prices” to reflect current market values. While the median sales price for both single family homes and condos saw a double-digit increases over July of last year, they were down slightly compared to June of this year. The slight decrease from the prior month is another indication we are moving towards a balanced market.

Lee County July Housing Market Update – Single Family Homes

2022 Lee County July Housing Market Update for Single Family Homes

July 2022 versus July 2021 Single Family Home Highlights:

  • Closed sales decreased 22.6 percent going from 1,509 transactions down to 1,168 sales.
  • Pending sales decreased 23.4 percent down from 1,574 last July versus 1,206 this July.
  • Inventory increased 100 percent up to 3,442 properties for sale compared to this same time last year when 1,721 homes were for sale.
  • New listings increased from 1,611 up to 1,737 which was a 7.8 percent increase.
  • Median days on market increased to 16 days which was a 60 percent increase versus July of 2021.
  • Available inventory of single-family homes ended July with a 2.5 months’ supply of homes available for sale which was up from 1.1 months’ supply during July 2021.

Since-family homes showed a modest increase in the median sales price, up 16.7 percent over July of last year. However, it was lower than June’s year-over-year increase which was 23.3 percent. If you are a Seller, you still have time to capture the top of the market.

For Sellers, the peak has come and gone. However, you still have the opportunity to sell at a premium price. It is important for both sellers and buyers to know the days of multiple offers above list price within 24 hours are over. Buyers are now taking their time in evaluating properties to ensure they find one that will fit their lifestyle and at a price they can justify. Call, email, or text us today to discuss your home’s value in today’s market. What is my home worth…

If you are considering buying a property, there are twice as many properties to choose from! At the same time, finding the right property may take time. To stay on top of new properties hitting the market sign up for automatic property alerts.

Lee County July Housing Market Update – Condos and Townhomes

2022 Lee County July Housing Market Update for Condos


July 2022 versus July 2021 Condo Highlights:

  • Condo sales decreased 31.8 percent going from 708 real estate transactions down to 483 sales.
  • Pending sales decreased 30.3 percent down from 661 last July to 461 this July.
  • Inventory increased 81.7 percent up to 1,025 condos for sale compared to last July when there were only 564 units for sale.
  • New listings decreased from 610 down to 551 which was a 9.7 percent increase.
  • Median days to contract increased to 14 days which represented a 27.3 percent increase versus July of 2021.
  • Available inventory of condos ended July with a 1.6 months’ supply of properties available for sale which was a 128.6 percent increase!

Despite the increase in inventory, the Lee County Condo market remains a strong Seller’s market. The number of condos for sale remains extremely low at just a 1.6 month’s supply. A balanced market would be a 6-7 months’ supply of homes for sale. Like last month due to low inventory both pending and closed sales were down year-over-year.

Additionally, if you are considering selling, new listings continued to sell quickly. Days on market remained extremely low at just 14 days from the day a condo was listed to contract. Also, both the median and average price continued to rise during July up 36.5 percent and 22.2 percent, respectively. As more inventory is added, we expect prices to start to level out.

If you are a buyer and you have been sitting on the sidelines, it may be time to start taking a closer look at homes for sale. Depending on the neighborhood, you may be surprised at the number of properties available. To stay up to date sign up for automatic property alerts.

Bottom line, it is a seller’s market for both condos and single-family homes. So now would be a great time to cash in on the high buyer demand. You might be surprised to learn how much your home is worth in today’s market. Wondering what the benefits are of using an agent sell your home? What is my home worth…

Whether you are buying or selling we have real estate specialists who cover the Gulf Coast from Naples to Sarasota, so if you are considering moving to the area, contact us for more information.

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Naples Golf GuyLuxury Real Estate AgentThe above information about the July housing market update for Lee County was written by Naples Golf Guy, Matt Klinowski PA, an expert in Southwest Florida real estate for almost 20 years.

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August 26th, 2022, Posted by NaplesGolfGuy