Archive for December, 2011
|$10,000 to $100,000||188|
|$100,001 to $200,000||94|
|$200,001 to $300,000||16|
|$300,001 to $500,000||3|
|Total residential sales||306|
In November there were 306 residential sales on the Ocala/Marion County MLS. That’s up from October but down from previous months this year. The most noticeable thing is the lack of foreclosure sales. I can’t remember when we had only 51 foreclosures sell in a month. If you look at the above link you’ll see a decline from around 150 foreclosure sales per month to this months low. There is supposed to be a shadow inventory. That is homes foreclosed on by banks that haven’t been put on the market. It will be interesting to see if foreclosure sales pick up in 2012.
The winter is the big home selling season here in Ocala. Unlike up north we don’t have an off season but we do have prime time and that’s winter. The worse the winter is up north the better my sales are here in Ocala. I’m expecting a great winter. I have 4 homes under contract and I’m making appointments for January and February.
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.
December is the beginning of winter here in Ocala. Temperatures will be in the low 70′s during the day and in the mid 40′s at night. Winter in Ocala revolves around cold fronts that come through every couple of weeks. Temperatures will be in the 70′s and then a front will arrive dropping temp’s down in the 60′s for 2 or 3 days. Then a warm up back to the 70′s until the next cold front and it’s like that all winter long. It’s the dry season from October until May. There is very little rain and it’s sunny almost every day.
I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. It was in the low 70′s here in SW Ocala. We were able to eat Thanksgiving dinner out on the Lanai.
If you’re sick of the winters where you live then stop complaining and move to Ocala. The hot humid summers are a small price to pay for no winter.