Archive for March, 2009
OCALA HOMES SOLD IN FEBRUARY 2009
|$100.00 to $100,000.00||85|
|$100,001.00 to $200,000.00||75|
|$200,001.00 to $300,000.00||19|
|$300,001.00 to $500,000.00||5|
|TOTAL SALES FOR THE MONTH||188|
|TOTAL ACTIVE LISTINGS FOR MONTH||6,664|
** Only homes listed & sold on the Ocala Marion county MLS. Does not include For Sale by Owner or Builders not listed on the MLS. Numbers subject to change due to late reports from Brokers.
Note, sales for this period are from offers made 30 to 45 days earlier. This means that the holidays impacted sales and this accounts for the low total. Additionally there was a foreclosure moratorium during that time also.
Active listing continue to go down as over priced sellers just give up. As I always say we will remain in a buyers market until active listings drop below 3,000 homes.
I’ve read several times in several places that people are leaving Florida for other places. Most of these articles are based on statistics from moving companies claiming the have more trips leaving the Florida than coming down here.
This may be true for other parts of the state of Florida but it is not true for the Ocala Marion County area.
The US census has just reported that Ocala had an increase in population of 5,500 people. People are moving to Ocala because of low homes prices, lower taxes and property insurance than other parts of Florida, a more laid back life style and the fact Ocala has never been hit by a hurricane.