Archive for July, 2012
|$10,000 to $100,000||252|
|$100,001 to $200,000||115|
|$200,001 to $300,000||21|
|$300,001 to $500,000||9|
|Total residential sales||399|
Another excellent month for home sales here in Marion County. Although we don’t have a true off-season like winter is in northern states, summer is our slower time. To have almost 400 sales in June is great.
The Ocala Marion County MLS changed search categories in June. Farms have been merged with residential. To some extent it effected sales but not by much more than 10 units. Inventory which went from 3371 to 3819 was effected and that explains the big jump from last month.
Everyone I talk to seems to think the worst is behind us. If you’re thinking of buying now is the time.
July temperatures never go below 90 and seldom go above 95. Night time temperatures are in the mid 70′s. It’s very humid every day. Afternoon thunderstorms are very hit or miss but occur on a regular basis. The thunderstorms are caused by winds off the Atlantic colliding with winds off the Gulf that destabilize the atmosphere. This weather pattern exists from late May until mid October.
June was especially wet. Tropical storm Debby passed north of Ocala dropping several inches of rain. I had to drain my pool twice and althoigh I don’t have a rain gauge I’d guess we must have gotten a good 7″ of rain here in the SW corridor off SR 200.
Like I always love to say ” The hot humid summers are a very small price to pay for no winter.”