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July 9, 2015

Staff Contact
Melanie Green, Communications Director
MGreen@NEFAR.org
Voice (904) 394-9139
Fax (904) 398-8025


2015 NEFAR President
Sally Suslak
SallySuslak@juno.com
Voice (904) 707-4373


Northeast Florida June Housing Sales Likely HIghest Ever For Region
June closed sales hit 2,587 following three strong months of 2,200+ closed sales per month. 94.5 percent of sellers seeing original list price met on sale. Median sales price $183,590.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - June 2015 housing sales reports are now posted by the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors on NEFAR.com. Except where otherwise indicated, statistics reflect combined results for single-family residential and condominium properties.

Summer heat was nowhere more apparent than June's hot housing market in Northeast Florida. Strong spring housing sales of more than 2,200 per month in March, April, and May surged upward in June to reach 2,587; 13.3 more than June 2014 and what appears to be the highest number of closed sales on record for Northeast Florida.

Pending sales also spiked up 31.8 percent from a year ago to reach 2,779.

Median sales price tracked up as well, coming in at $183,590 for the month. This is a 9.3 percent increase from a year ago and an 8.3 percent increase year to date.

Sellers realized good returns with 94.5 percent of sales being made at the original listing price.

Despite 3,455 new listings being added to the market, a low inventory of 9,667 ended the month, equating to 4.4 months of supply.

Home sold in an average of 81 days.

NEFAR President Sally Suslak said, "To say June sales were hot is an understatement. The month was incredibly busy for NEFAR members, but the final tally is higher than we imagined. Our monthly records extend back through 2001, and 2,587 is the largest number of closed sales for any month in that range. We believe June 2015's sales are our largest ever for a single month."

For these and numerous other real estate market statistics, take advantage of the FREE market reports available on the Market Stats tab of NEFAR.com. Three reports are available: 1) The Monthly Indicators and Housing Supply Overview Report summarizes complete activity for NEFAR's entire service area plus *partial information for St. Johns County and Nassau County. 2) Lender Mediated sales reports offer a targeted look specifically at lender mediated sales and how they compare to traditional sales. 3) Annual Reports - 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 are available - give an extensive year in review, with comparisons from the four preceding years included.

*As all Nassau and St. Johns County Realtors are not participants of the NEFMLS; reports provided do not represent the full extent of Realtor sales in those counties.

About NEFAR
The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors provides professional development, political advocacy, professional standards administration, media relations, and promotional activities and exchange of information among its members. NEFAR serves as the voice for real estate in northeast Florida; serving the public through efforts to protect private property rights and community affairs programs. NEFAR is Northeast Florida's largest professional association, comprising more than 6,000 members working in all facets of the real estate industry, including residential and commercial sales as well as property management. All statistics in NEFAR's reports are based on data compiled from NEFAR's wholly owned subsidiary, the Northeast Florida Multiple Listing Service (NEFMLS). NEFAR is headquartered in Jacksonville, with satellite Service Centers in Orange Park, Jacksonville Beach, Palatka and World Golf Village.

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