ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 20, 2017 – Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Keys on Sept. 10 and continued up the state’s west coast, affected Florida’s housing market data in September, according to the latest housing data released by Florida Realtors®. Fewer sales, pending sales and new listings were reported, though median prices rose as a still-tight inventory of for-sale homes remained the norm in many areas. Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 18,030 last month, down 20.4 percent compared to September 2016.
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What’s happening in Florida’s housing market? Real estate is a vital part of the economy in the Sunshine State, and Florida Realtors® serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. In this Market Minute, Florida Realtors® Chief Economist Dr. Brad O’Connor keeps you up-to-date on the state’s latest housing statistics and provides insight into what the numbers really mean.