Naples Latest Real Estate Trends

Naples Latest Real Estate Trends

The latest real estate trends for Naples Florida shows realistic home values led to strong March sales.  According to the 2019 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), the median closed price of homes decreased 5.6 percent to $340,000 in March 2019 from $360,000 in March 2018. Broker analysts reviewing the report clarified that the median closed price decrease was due, in part, to an increase in the number of closed sales of homes priced under $500,000 during the last year.

Another reason for the decrease in median home price is due to sellers pricing their homes appropriately. Homeowners priced or modified their list prices to fall in line with the values of homes recently sold.

March 2019 Real Estate Trends

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Closed Sales Real Estate Trends:

The March 2019 Market Report shows overall closed sales decreased 1.7 percent to 973 in March 2019 compared to 990 in March 2018. This decrease was isolated to the single-family home market, whose sales in March of this year fell by just 17 total properties compared to March of last year. The condominium market during the same time period ended with 499 closed sales, the same number reported during March of last year.

However, if you compare closed sales in March this year to February of this year, sales increased from 595 closed sales to 973 which represents a significant increase of 64 percent.

Inventory and Pending Sales:

Several brokers have reported an increase in contracts pending sale during March. According to industry analysts, the increase in pending sales contributed to the 10 percent decrease in overall inventory for the month.

Inventory of single family homes only fell 5.2 percent while the condo inventory fell 14.6 percent during the same time period.  Most notable was the reduction in inventory of homes below $300,000 which decreased 16.6 percent year-over-year.  Luxury homes above $1,000,000 remained relatively similar to last March.


Overall Inventory
Inventory by Price Range

NABOR’s March 2019 Statistics Show the Comparison of Single-Family Homes and Condominiums

MAR 2018
MAR 2019
Total closed sales (month/month)
990 973 -1.7%
Median closed price (month/month)
$360,000 $340,000 -5.6%
Total active listings (inventory)
7,593 6,829 -10.1%
Average days on market
96 107 +11.5%
Single-family closed sales (month/month)
491 474
Single-family median closed price (month/month)
$450,000 $415,000 -7.8%
Single-family inventory
3,701 3,507 -5.2%
Condominium closed sales (month/month)
499 499 0%
Condominium median closed price (month/month)
$287,000 $280,000 -2.4%
Condominium inventory
3,892 3,322 -14.6%


Homes on Naples BeachGeographic Real Estate Trends:

Geographically, the largest increase in median closed price was for condominiums in the Naples Beach area (34102, 34103, 34108) which increased 13 percent to $805,000 in March 2019 compared to $711,500 in March 2018.

Also, the median closed price for single-family homes increased the most in South Naples (34112, 34113) by 2.6 percent to $410,000 in 2019 compared to $400,000 in 2018.

Finally, East Naples (34114, 34117, 34120, 34137) showed the largest increase in closed sales which increased 11.9 percent over the same month last year. On the other hand, the area which had the largest decrease in closed sales was the Immokalee / Ave Maria area with 23.1 percent fewer closings.

Inventory only increased in one area during the month. The highlight was single-family homes in the Naples Beach area which increased by 4.1 percent.  Coincidentally, this is the area where the largest number of “spec” home building is taking place.

Rental Real Estate News:

The county recently made an abrupt decision to modify the rental rules for homeowners. After the local real estate and the business community turned out in droves to protest the abrupt change in rental regulations, the county is reconsidering the change recently implemented.

According to Mike Hughes, Vice President and General Manager for Downing-Fryie Realty, Inc., “If the county puts limits on rentals we may see a spike in inventory.”

Limits on the number of times a property may be rented in a year would be bad news for a good portion of our seasonal residents and the homeowners and investors who benefit from a healthy rental market in unincorporated Collier County. If the new suggested limits are imposed, many homeowners have already indicated they will sell their property which will lead to a spike in inventory and downward pressure on prices.


View Additional March Real Estate Trends:

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Bottom Line:

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About Naples Golf Guy

Naples Golf GuyThe above information about the latest real estate trends in the Naples area was provided by Matt Klinowski PA, 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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April 21st, 2019 Posted by Matt