September Homes Sales rise overall in Polk County

statistics_iClipartThe Polk County Florida housing market rose overall in September with 596 existing home sold – an increase of 8% from the previous month (551 sold homes) in Polk County – an increase in sales activity of 25% from the previous year. Overall Polk’s median price for existing homes increased by a small margin from the previous month to $102,227; however, dipped 27% from the previous year of $139,900.

Take a look at the city you live in and see what the numbers are for September 2009 for existing home sales – single family homes, condominiums, manufactured homes -including distressed properties in Polk County.

City                                             Average Sold Price          Median Sold Price           # of Homes Sold

AUBURNDALE 99,111 92,000 23
BABSON PARK 285,000 285,000 1
BARTOW 79,453 80,000 15
CHAMPIONS GATE 150,000 150,000 1
DAVENPORT 136,818 121,000 133
DUNDEE 91,167 83,500 3
EAGLE LAKE 155,000 155,000 1
FORT MEADE 36,680 30,000 5
FROSTPROOF 22,000 22,000 1
HAINES CITY 98,482 78,000 28
HIGHLAND CITY 65,000 65,000 1
INDIAN LAKE ESTATES 37,000 37,000 1
KISSIMMEE 109,117 88,000 19
LAKE ALFRED 107,200 98,000 5
LAKE WALES 98,896 80,000 25
LAKELAND 129,025 121,000 183
MULBERRY 96,436 102,555 15
POINCIANA 79,361 70,000 61
POLK CITY 93,178 62,347 7
SOLIVITA 185,000 185,000 1
WINTER HAVEN 107,469 99,500 67

Let’s take a look at the distressed Polk County real estate market!

Distressed properties, which includes Bank owned, pre-foreclosure, in foreclosure and short sales count for 62% of our total sales in Polk County for the month of September.

  • 281 sold homes were Bank Owned – median price $74,200 – Days on Market 31
  • 89 sold homes were Short Sales – median price $114,000 – Days on Market 141

The data for this report was obtained from the Mid-Florida Regional MLS, it is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. This report does not include “For Sale By Owner”.

Florida overall real estate statistics

The Florida Association of Realtors® reports that existing home sales rose 34% in September from the previous year and a 4.1% increase from the previous month. Florida’s median home price continues to stumble with distressed properties dictating the housing market – Florida’s median sales price for existing homes last month dipped to $142,000 for a 34% decrease from the previous year and 3.66% from the previous month.

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