Archive for June, 2011
|$10,000 to $100,000||269|
|$100,001 to $200,000||103|
|$200,001 to $300,000||16|
|$300,001 to $500,000||10|
|Total residential sales||400|
We had an excellent month for home sales here in Ocala for May. May’s 400 home sale’s is the 2nd best month this year. The real news, and this is something I don’t see in the papers or on TV, is that the number of active listings keeps going down, When I started my blog in January 2009 we had 6500 listings. Today we have 4044 listings. It is months of inventory that defines a buyers market. I definitely don’t see prices going up but I can’t imagine them going down much more either. I do think selection will become limited if the number of active listings keeps shrinking, especially when you take into account that there is very little new construction and there hasn’t been much at all since 2008.
Statistics used for this blog post are from the Ocala Marion County MLS and are deemed to be accurate at the time this blog was written but are not guaranteed. All information is time sensitive and subject to change without notice. Home sales are for Marion County only and do not include FSBO, homes sold by builders or by auction that were not listed on the MLS, commercial properties or vacant land.
Even though our spring, which starts in March, is warmer than summer in many parts of the country I still think of June as the beginning of summer here in Ocala, From the first of June until mid October it will be in the 90′s every single day. June is also when the humidity returns and it also stays around until mid October too. The night time temperatures drop to the low 70′s but it stays humid all night long. You get used to the heat and humidity after a while here in Ocala. I moved to Ocala from Maine where it seldom gets into the 80′s and now I been here a while the heat doesn’t bother me at all.
June is also the start of hurricane season, which as you might have guessed, lasts until October. No where in Florida is totally hurricane proof but Ocala is about as safe as you can get. The only evidence of a hurricane that I can find hitting near Ocala was in 1968 when Gladys came in land south of Ocala and did some damage.
May was warmer than usual and extremely dry. I don’t think it rained at my house in SW Ocala the entire month of May at all.
Ocala weather by the month.
“The heat and humidity of Ocala summers are a small price to pay for no winter”.