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Oct. 19, 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


Robust Northeast Florida Housing Sales Trend Continued in September
September marks seventh consecutive month with 2,200+ housing sales in Northeast Florida.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – September 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.

For the seventh consecutive month, housing sales by Realtor members of the Northeast Florida Association of Realtors topped 2,200; coming in at 2,293 for September. This robust activity was 12.7 percent more closed sales than in September 2014.

Pending sales for the month hit 2,234, a 15.2 jump from pending sales a year ago.

Homes sold quickly in September, with 76 days being the average days on market. Days on market during September 2014 was 83 days.

Median sales price for the month was $173,000; a 5.5 percent increase from a year ago.

A less than optimal inventory of homes for sale is another months-long trend, dropping 14 percent from a year ago to close out September with only 9,657 in the hopper. This equates to 4.3 months on hand; a significant 25.9 percent drop from September 2014. A balanced market is considered to be five- to six-months' worth.

NEFAR President Sally Suslak said, "Consumers should understand the reality that Northeast Florida’s real estate market is vibrant and healthy. Sales of more than 2,200 per month for seven straight months are a clear indicator that tells the story."

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 6,500 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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