Lakeland Real Estate Update on Sold Homes in January 2010

A stable Lakeland Real Estate Market is a key factor for the housing market to rebound.  For the month of January a total of 145 homes were sold overall.  Last year’s overall Lakeland Florida Real Estate market was somewhat of a roller coaster ride with home prices up and down throughout the year.  Will the roller coaster ride continue in 2010? From the graph below you can see that average Lakeland home prices have increased since October 2009 by almost 9%.

Lakeland Homes sold in January: 145 – previous month:  194 – previous year January 09: 115 sold

January – average sales price $126,320

Previous month: $123,866 (+ 2%) – previous year January 09: $130,334 (-3.08%)

January – median sales price $112,900

Previous month: $113,950 (-0.92%) – previous year January 09: $96,000 (17.6%)

The graph below represents average and median prices in Lakeland for various categories. When our media provides us with a real estate market reports, generally these reports outline only Single Family Homes and Condominiums. Lakeland Florida has a variety of homes, such as manufactured homes, townhomes, villas and duplex units.

What are the various average prices in each Lakeland zip code?

Take a look at my spreadsheet below. I’ve separated the report by zip code instead of school zones; it gives you a more accurate report in my opinion. The data and graphs for this report were obtained from the Mid-Florida Regional MLS, it is deemed reliable but not guaranteed. This report does not include “For Sale By Owner”. The numbers highlighted in pink represents the zip codes where average sold prices have exceeded.

Lakeland homes sold that are priced right will sell quickly.  In my analysis of last month activity shows that home owners, who are having their properties marketed at the right price, achieve 97% of their list price.  Here is a breakdown:

  • 0-30 days – 96.92% average sold price/list price ratio
  • 31-60 days – 98.22% average sold price/list price ratio
  • 61-90 days – 95.4% average sold price/list price ratio
  • 91-120 days – 93.23% average sold price/list price ratio
  • 121+ days – 92.28% average sold price/list price ratio

For more information on the location of these sold homes in Lakeland, price and size of the home click on map picture which leads you to the interactive Community Walk map created by Chuck Welch of Lakeland Local.

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Distressed properties in Lakeland, Florida

For the month of January, Lakeland’s real estate market of distressed homes and bank-owned (REO) properties had a market share of 60%. There were a total of 88 properties sold in January compared to 60 distressed Lakeland homes sold the year prior, according to Mid-Florida Regional MLS. After further evaluation of my Lakeland Real Estate Market and to my readers who follow the distressed market report closely deserve clarity.  Starting out with January’s Real Estate Report, the distressed market report will have its own report.  Please check back soon for your detailed Lakeland Florida Real Estate report that highlights bank-owned properties (REOs) and Lakeland Short Sales.

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