Gainesville FL Condominium Market Report March 2017
This Gainesville FL condominium market report is compiled from our local MLS and Florida Realtors Research Department. Our March 2017 market report shows a significant jump up in pending sales. The new listings coming on the market are also up from the last month and it is a good indicator for our upcoming Spring Market. The closed sales in March are reported at 75 sales.
This chart below shows the stats for January, February and March . The last three months of data are displayed below of new active listings, new pending sales, and closed sales. This data is compiled from the Gainesville Multiple Listing Service & Florida Realtors® research and statistical reports. Each month we compile these posts, we plan to publish these monthly reports after the 23rd of each month. Bookmark the GainesvilleRealEstateTalk blog!
This next table compares March 2017 to March 2016. Condominium sales compared to last month are up which is a sign of our increasing spring market. There were 75 closed sales in March 2017 and 48 of those sales were cash transactions. Available inventory is DOWN 14% this month and this is an indicator that the available condos for sale less than we had last year. The Average sales price is up 2.2% from last year. The Median time to contract is reduced by 32%.
The Gainesville condominium real estate market continues to be good for buyers. The biggest obstacle for condominium sales is a buyer’s ability to obtain a mortgage. Each condominium complex will be analyzed by the mortgage lender & underwriters for loan approval. Call me to find out which condo complexes will qualify for FHA Financing. Finding any lender on a Florida condo has been tough, so be prepared when shopping for a lender on your condo purchase. Ask your Realtor if a unit you are considering is a true condo or a PUD (Planned Unit Development). Lenders and their underwriters are scrutinizing the condo association’s budget and ownership ratios to determine if they will offer financing.Your lender will want to know if the condominium you are interested in is a “true condo” or a PUD (Planned Unit Development).
Cash Buyers and Investors have excellent opportunities in the Gainesville market.