The Pensacola Florida residential real estate market has undergone many changes over the past eighteen years. One of the best ways to understand what has happened and where we are today is to analyze monthly home sales data and trends illustrated by the resulting charts.
Sales in the Greater Pensacola and beach areas of condos and homes remains high as seen in the monthly listing sales from the Pensacola MLS on the chart below.
There were 757 residential sales in March 2019. This is up from the previous month and down year-over-year sales in the Pensacola MLS. Last year there were 779 sales in March.
Inventory of homes and condos remains low, and the average residential price this month is at $230,616.
The real estate market is continuing to be running hot, and sales are substantially greater than the past ten years sales. The market now is considered to be a solid "seller's market".
See detailed information about the most recently sold homes in Pensacola and Pensacola Beach to understand best what today's real estate market is doing. By looking at the charts below, you can see historically what the market here is doing. By looking at recently sold prices, you can see what is happening right now.
The chart below represents January 2000 through Marchy 2019 Pensacola real estate monthly sales of residential homes. The horizontal axis is the month, and the vertical axis is the number of monthly home sales.
The chart above clearly illustrates the housing bubble that started in 2001 and ended in 2008.
The housing bubble that affected all real estate markets in Florida was the result of the credit bubble that provided very cheap short-term credit.
The current sales that we see in Pensacola have exceeded "normal" market conditions as the market continues to grow in 2018.
That is, people are buying and selling homes in the Pensacola area at levels that are now above 2002 levels. When you examine the home sales in 2000 and 2001, you will see there is a consistency that reflects and are indicative normal Pensacola market conditions. The current market has now exceeded the normal trend.
There are still some good real estate values available on a case-by-case basis, but overall prices are slowly increasing. Good values sell quickly while overpriced properties can stay on the market for years.
During a period of normal Market Conditions, people buy and sell for reasons such as; job transfers, up-sizing, downsizing and new home buyers entering the market for the first time. During this period, there are more investors that are looking for and finding values.
The Pensacola area monthly average residential sales price have seen steady increase in the appreciation rate in 2019. Comparing March 2018 to March 2019, there is a 7.2% rate of average appreciation in the Greater Pensacola area.
The inventory of listed homes in the greater Pensacola and Destin markets has entered a "seller's market." The current inventory of available homes and condos for sale is the lowest it has been the last eleven years, since 2005.
The number of months inventory is a good indicator of the current real estate market condition, that is, is it a buyer's, seller's, or neutral real estate market. Under four months is considered to be a seller's market. The number of months inventory decreased slightly in January to 3.1 months. This is the number of months it would take to sell the current inventory of real estate listings.
The chart above provides information regarding how long homes take to sell on average; this measurement is referred to as "number of days on the market". The smaller the number means homes are selling quickly. The days on the market for March 2019 is at 72 days, this has increased but is still very low for the Pensacola market as the chart above illustrates. This is record low territory for days on the market.
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