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February Market Report Shows Many Options for Buyers

Naples, Fla. (March 26, 2019) - Home buyers had many more options to choose from in February as housing market inventory increased 7 percent to 7,442 homes in February 2019 compared to 6,912 in February 2018. In addition to 1,498 new listings added to the Southwest Florida MLS in February, the February 2019 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), also reflected a 4 percent decrease in the overall median closed price to $335,000 in February 2019 compared to $350,000 in February 2018.

"The high-end market continues to do very well in our area," said Mike Hughes, Vice President and General Manager for Downing-Frye Realty, Inc., who added that those high-end sales are usually made by very astute buyers and if the economy was bad or on a path to becoming bad, then they wouldn't be buying as they are currently.

"You can't look at our market with only one lens," Hughes added. "A lot can change in a quarter mile. Sellers are best served when they work with a REALTOR®, whose job is to offer home buyers and sellers a good understanding of neighborhood market trends and comparative pricing strategies. This is very important during high season, and especially today, when buyers have more housing options."

SOURCE: Naples Area Board of REALTORS®

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