[International Story] 4Q 2012 Miami Sales Report
Posted by Jonathan Miller - Saturday, January 12, 2013, 8:46 PM
We published our report on the Miami sales market for 4Q 2012. This is part of an evolving market report series I’ve been writing for Douglas Elliman since 1994.
- SALES SURGE – Sales were up sharply from a year ago, the highest fourth quarter in at least 6 years.
- FALLING INVENTORY – Listing inventory fell sharply. Low or negative equity holding back supply in addition to higher sales activity.
- SMALLER DISTRESSED SALES SHARE – 40.2% market share of distressed sales (REO+Short Sales) lowest share in 3 years.
- DEMAND DRIVERS – International buyers continued to play a key role in demand. Record low mortgage rates as well.
- HIGH END MARKET RISING WITH ENTIRE MARKET – Luxury market price trends rising consistent with gains in overall market.
Here’s an excerpt from the report:
…The market pace within Miami’s coastal communities
continued to quicken in the fourth quarter.
Distressed sale market share and listing inventory
continued to fall, prices trended markedly
higher, properties sold faster with less negotiability,
and international buyers continued to play
a key role in demand.
All price indicators posted large increases from
year ago levels; median sales price jumped
27.3% to $210,000, average sales price surged 27.8% to $402,626, and average price per
square foot increased 21.5% to $260. A portion
of these substantial gains was attributable to
the continued decline in market share of lower
priced distressed sales, which fell to a 3-year
low at 40.2%. However, the average sales price
of non-distressed condo and single-family sales
still jumped 16.6% above prior year levels…
You can build your own custom data tables on the Miami sales market – now updated with 4Q 12 data. I’ve also updated the charts on the Miami sales market.
The Elliman Report: 4Q 2012 Miami Sales [Miller Samuel]
The Elliman Report: 4Q 2012 Miami Sales [Douglas Elliman]