Gainesville FL Condominium Market Report Jan 2018
This Gainesville FL condominium market report is compiled from our local MLS and Florida Realtors Research Department. The stats for Jan 2018 market report shows factual data for the first month of the new year. The new listings coming on the market are up now that the holiday season is over, at 91 units, which a 40% increase. The closed sales for January are reported at 53 units. Pending sales are currently 78 units.
This chart below shows the stats for November, December and January. 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! I fully admit that I am late getting these stats posted to our blog.
This next table compares January 2018 to January 2017. Condominium sales compared to last month are stable. There were 53 closed sales in Jan 2018 and 35 of those sales were cash transactions. Available inventory is down 15% this month and this is an indicator that the available condos for sale less than we had last year. The Average sales has decreased by 1.9% from last year. The medium time to contract shows 57 days. The full detailed report is available here in our library.
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.