As a Realtor, one of the most common questions I'm asked is "How's The Market?"
Here you can get a detailed Weston market report or even customize your own report based on neighborhoods.
As an overview of the market from my perspective, it has definitely been a Seller's Market here in South Florida and Weston has been no exception. Some people believe that's going to change due to COVID, but for now Weston remains a highly desirable place to live, being in the outskirts of Fort Lauderdale. Most communities are gated and people feel very safe here.
The Greater Fort Lauderdale Board of Realtors came out with statistics for the 1st Quarter of 2020 showing that single family homes in Weston only had a 4.1 month supply of inventory. Keep in mind that 6 months is considered average. In the townhouse / condo category, there was a 5.1 month supply of inventory.
Currently inventory is low throughout Broward County, so prices are holding steady and even continuing to increase in some areas. If we see a lot of inventory coming on the market in the future, things may change. But for now, inventory for single family homes in Broward County as a whole is only 3.9%. Inventory for townhouses & condos is at 6 months.
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In the first quarter of 2020, 65 single family homes closed in Weston with a median sales price of $590k. This represents a 2.6% increase over the 1st quarter of 2019. The average list to sales price was 94.9% and the median time from list to contract was 58 days.
Looking at townhouses and condos, there were 27 closed sales in the first quarter of 2020. Interestingly, 48.1% were cash sales. I attribute this to the continued difficulty in financing condos in Florida. Personally I'm hoping that more condos will pursue FHA eligibility, as this would make it so much easier for young people to buy their first home. When I started in Real Estate back in 1998, there were many condos that could be purchased with FHA financing. Now days 20-30% down is typically required on condos.
Continuing on with townhouses and condos, the median sales price in Weston for the first quarter was $230k, representing a 5.5% increase over last year. The average list to sales price was 96% and the median time from list to contract was 56 days.
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Of course if you ever have questions about Real Estate or are thinking of buying or selling, I'd love to hear from you. You can give me a call at 954-557-7036 or email debbie@SouthFLHomes.com.