As of today the Ocala Marion County MLS states that there were 283 residential home sales here in Marion County. That’s a good month compared to previous Ocala real estate market reports. This should be no surprise since contracts that closed in January were written 30 to 60 days earlier which is the beginning of snow bird season. There were 64 foreclosure sales. That’s about half of what we were seeing in early 2011. There were 29 short sales in January. Short sales don’t seem to be getting any easier to close unfortunately. As of today there are 3,546 active residential listings. If you look at past market reports you can see a steady decline starting about 1 year ago.
I’ve changed the format for my market reports for 2012 beginning with this one. I’d really like feed back. If you liked the old more detailed report then make a comment or send me an email.