Real Estate

Pending Home Sales Increase Nearly 40 Percent, Actual Sales Down 10.6 Percent

Pending Home Sales Increase Nearly 40 Percent, Actual Sales Down 10.6 Percent

The Northeast Florida Association of Realtors (NEFAR) announces real estate market statistics for May 2011. Statistics encompass both single-family residential and condo sales.

A 33.9 percent year-over-year increase in pending sales (those on which contracts are written but the sale has not finalized) demonstrates strong consumer interest in homeownership. There were 1,311 pending sales in May 2010 which increased to 1,756 this May. Closed sales went in the opposite direction, declining from 1,544 last May to 1,381 this May for a 10.6 percent drop.