Ocala Real Estate Market Report January 2011
Ocala area home sales for January 2011 were pretty good considering sales were based on contracts written during the holidays. Actually compared to January 2009 sales last month were great. In January 09 there were only 135 sales in Marion County as compared to this year with 282 sales. In January 2010 there were 233 sales: a 20% increase in sales compared to 2010. As has been the case for a couple of years now sales were driven by foreclosures. January 2011 had 119 foreclosures accounting for 42% of all residential sales. Active listings are gradually going down and I expect that they will go below the 5,000 mark in the next month or two. I think home sales will be good in 2011 do to the fact that the Ocala area has the lowest median homes prices in all of Florida.
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