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Naples Housing Inventory on the Rise

Dec 22, 2022

Naples, Fla. (December 22, 2022) – According to the November 2022 Market Report by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), there were 552 overall closed sales in November, which is a 41.4 percent decrease from 942 closed sales recorded in November 2021. The post-pandemic home buying surge that took place when mortgage rates were historically low has ended. Housing inventory in Naples is on the rise but remains low at just 2.8 months of inventory reported in November (a balanced market has a six-month supply of inventory). As expected, the limited inventory environment in Naples is restricting sales and increasing prices. Though broker analysts reviewing the report pointed out that cash sales accounted for 62.3 percent of closed sales in November; it is an indication that the Naples housing market remains a solid investment.

Even new legislation passed last week to stabilize the property insurance market, reduce protracted litigation, and speed up the claims process will take time before it is enjoyed by Florida homeowners.

The November report showed inventory rose in all price categories except the $300,000 and below category, which decreased 14.2 percent from 127 to 109 properties. Overall inventory in November rose 96.8 percent to 2,478 properties from 1,259 properties in November 2021. Comparatively, in November 2019 there were 5,563 properties in inventory, which was split between 2,771 single-family homes and 2,792 condominiums. Today, the inventory is single-family home heavy, which accounts for 63 percent of all homes for sale in Naples. November’s overall median closed price increased 20.4 percent to $600,000 from $498,500 in November 2021.

The NABOR® November 2022 Market Report provides comparisons of single-family home and condominium sales (via the Southwest Florida MLS), price ranges, and geographic segmentation and includes an overall market summary. NABOR® sales statistics are presented in chart format, including these overall (single-family and condominium) findings for 2022:

As to whether Hurricane Ian impacted the Naples housing market, Mike Hughes, Vice President and General Manager for Downing-Frye Realty, Inc., said, “There’s a considerable number of homeowners tied up in insurance disputes right now. Once they are resolved, we may see a slight increase in new listings.

If you are considering selling your home contact us, we can provide an accurate market comparison and give an expert advice on how to capitalize on today’s market conditions. We can ensure your next purchase or sale in the Naples area is a success. If you are looking to buy a home in Naples, Marco Island, or Bonita Springs, browse inventory and contact us to learn more.

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