The median price of a house sold in January was $310,000, down a bit from December but up 9 percent from a year ago. House sales totaled 1,146, also down from December but up from a year ago.
The supply-and-demand balance continues to shift away from the strong buyer’s market of recent years. There was a 5.3-month supply of houses for sale last month, up 10 percent from a year ago. And the typical listing needed 57 days to find a buyer willing to sign on the dotted line, also up 10 percent.
As for condos and townhouses, the median price of a unit sold last month was $150,000 — the lowest level since February 2016.
The Realtors Association also releases city-by-city breakdowns of median price. Here are the regions that reported 50 or more sales last month — and a caveat that the median price combines houses and condos:
Boca Raton:$306,000, up 7.4 percent from January 2016.
Boynton Beach: $221,500, up 8.1 percent from January 2016.
Delray Beach:$180,000, up 33.3 percent from January 2016.
Greenacres:$125,505, up 9.6 percent from a year ago.
Jupiter:$335,750, up 3.8 percent from a year ago.
Lake Worth: $207,500, down 3 percent from a year ago.
Palm Beach County:$238,000, up 5.8 percent from a year ago.
Palm Beach Gardens:$334,250, up 6.1 percent from a year ago.
Wellington:$339,000, down 5.8 percent from a year ago.
West PalmBeach: $160,000, up 6.7 percent from a year ago.
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