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Existing Home Sales Stabilize

UPDATE May 23, 2008. Lee County Sees 57% increase in existing condo sales and 41% increase in existing home sales. View the Post.

Existing Home Sales Stabilize for February in Fort Myers-Cape Coral

Fort Myers, FL –The REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach, Inc, dba CORE, reports that existing single family home sales for February 2008 are even with last year, with 445 units sold in both February 2008 and February 2007. This is in comparison to statewide figures which show a declining trend of negative (25) twentyfive percent for single-family, existing home sales.

Existing condominium sales for Fort Myers-Cape Coral are up 19% versus a year ago, with 181 units sold in February 2008 versus 152 units sold a year ago.

The median sales price for existing single-family homes was $211,900 in Fort Myers-Cape Coral, which was above the statewide average of 198,900, but off from the prior year by (17) seventeen percent. Existing condominium prices fell short of last year by (19) nineteen percent, with a median price of $199,200 for the Fort Myers-Cape Coral market.

“These figures reflect what our members have been seeing in the past few weeks – we’ve had more buyers interested in viewing properties, more prospects attend open houses, and more home buyers presenting sellers with tangible offers”, said President Ron Carpenter. “There are some beautiful properties available in this market at a very good value, and with the low mortgage rates, buyers are realizing that now is the time to buy”.

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