MLS statistics have been released by the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors for Marco Island only properties comparing January to April of 2016 to January to April of 2015.
Total sold volume dollars for all property types was $207,380,800 for the period January-April 2016 vs. $316,678,025 for the same time frame in 2015 as the market stays steady and stabilizes.
The number of new listings for all property types that came on the market in the January-April comparison 2016 to 2015 increased 5.37 percent (804 vs. 763). New single family listings coming on the market in the January-April comparison of 2016 vs. 2015 increased 13.56 percent (293 vs. 258). The number of new lots coming on the market in the comparison increased 8.27 percent (157 vs. 145). The number of new condo listings coming on the market decreased slightly 328 vs. 338, a 2.95 percent decrease.
The total number active listings for all property types is currently 1,109. Total active single family properties 386; active lot listings 371 and active condo listings 352.
In the four month year-to-year comparison, median sale price was up 10.73% from $475,000 to $526,000 for all property types. Median sale price for single family homes was up 2.73 percent from $730,000 to $750,000. Median sale price for lots was up 30.76 percent from $325,000 to $425,000 while median sale price for condos increased 0.60 percent from $410,000 to $412,500. Median sale price means 50 percent of sales were above and 50 percent of sales were below.
Total number of closed for all property types was down in the January-April 2016 vs. the January-April 2015 comparison as the market stabilizes (315 vs. 451). Single family closed was down from 153 to 107; lots were down 71 to 36 and condos were down 222 vs. 164.
It is always a good time to buy on Marco Island.
By Dick Shanahan, president for the Marco Island Area Association of Realtors.