Lee County February Housing Market

Lee County February Housing Market Report

Lee County Real Estate TrendsThe Lee County February Housing Market reports showed 1,467 properties sold for just over $795 Million during the month in Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Captiva, Estero, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Miromar Lakes, Sanibel, and surrounding areas.

The luxury market saw 113 properties sold at or above $1 Million in February. The highest-priced sale was a single-family home on Sanibel overlooking the Gulf of Mexico for $7,550,000.

Sixty percent of the top 10 highest-priced properties sold were in golf communities including Bonita Bay, Gulf Harbor and Yacht Club, West Bay, Miromar Lakes, and Quail West.

Overall, Lee County remains a top destination for visitors and second homeowners alike. In fact, Ft. Myers was recently named one of the Best Small Cities in America. Are you ready to find your own slice of paradise?

Lee County February Housing Market Report – Single-Family Homes

2024 Lee County February Housing Market Stats - Single Family Homes


February 2024 versus February 2023 Single Family Home Highlights:

  • Closed sales decreased 0.2 percent going from 1,024 transactions down to 1,022 sales.
  • Pending sales increased 8.5% percent up from 1,434 last February to 1,556 this February.
  • Inventory increased 89.1 percent up to 7,307 properties for sale compared to this same time last year when 3,865 homes were for sale.
  • New listings increased from 1,657 up to 2,167 which was a 30.8 percent increase.
  • Median days on market increased to 64 days which was a 106.5 percent increase versus February of 2023.
  • Available inventory of single-family homes ended February with a 6.5 months’ supply of homes available for sale which was up from a 3.3 months’ supply during February of 2023.
Inventory continued its upward trend. Not only was single-family home inventory up significantly over last year, it also rose 5.4 percent month-over-month. The month with a 6.5 month supply of homes for sale, up from 6.1 during the previous month. Therefore, because a normal market is a 6-7-month supply of properties for sale, the Lee County area was in a balanced market.
Similar to last month, the median sales price was lower than the same time last year. However, it did increase from January when it was $405,000 up to $420,496 in February. Thus, from a buyer’s perspective, there are even more options to choose from than the prior month. Additionally, prices remain stable.
Also, the number of days from listing a home to contract was 64 days up from 55 during the previous month and up from 31 days a year ago. So, if you are considering selling, it’s critical to price your home competitively from day one. Not sure what your home is worth? Call, email, or text us for a FREE market analysis – 239.370.0892.

Or, if you are planning to buy a property, now is a good time to start watching the communities you are most interested in using our automatic property alerts. Not sure which which communities fit your lifestyle? Contact us and we’ll help you target the neighborhoods which offer the amenities and lifestyle you would like to enjoy.

Lee County February Housing Market Report – Condos and Townhomes

2024 Lee County February Housing Market Stats - Condos

February 2024 versus February 2023 Condo Highlights:

  • Condo sales decreased 1.1 percent going from 450 real estate transactions down to 445 sales.
  • Pending sales decreased 8.7 percent down from 675 last February down to 616 this February.
  • Inventory increased 137.1 percent up to 3,666 condos for sale compared to last February when there were only 1,546 units for sale.
  • New listings increased from 856 up to 987 which was a 16.3 percent jump.
  • Median days to contract was 58 days which represented an 152.2 percent increase versus February of 2023.
  • Available inventory of condos ended February with an 8.1 months supply of properties available for sale which was a 170 percent increase over last year.
Ultimately, Lee County finished the month with a 8.1-month supply of condos for sale, up from a 7.4-month supply during the prior month. So, it is a buyers market if you are in the market to purchase a condo in Lee County.
Once again, there was a notable increase in condo inventory over the prior month. The number of condos for sale rose 9 percent compared to January. If you a buyer, the increased condo supply is good news as there are more options available. If you are a seller, you should assess the other properties available to ensure you are in-line with the current market value.
Also, there was a notable increase in days on market which rose from 49 days in January up to 58 days in February. Once again, buyers continued to take more time to decide before making a  purchase.
Unlike single family homes, the median condo price ended the month at $345,000 which was up from the prior year when it was $340,000 and it was up from the prior month when it was  also $340,000.
Finally, 67 percent of condo transactions were cash sales which was down slightly from 69 percent during the previous month. Therefore, if you plan on leveraging a loan for your condo purchase, be aware you are still competing with many cash buyers.
Regardless of when you plan to purchase now or sometime in the future, if you are a buyer, it may be time to start taking a closer look at homes for sale in neighborhoods that might fit your criteria. To stay up to date sign up for automatic property alerts.

Not sure if you should sell? We will provide you with the latest market data for your neighborhood and help you decide if it makes sense to list your property. If you decide to move forward, together we will determine the optimum selling price.

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March 31st, 2024 Posted by Matt