Naples, Fl - September 18, 2020 - Summer Housing Market Momentum Expected to Continue into Fall


Closed sales activity in the Naples area housing market maintained steady momentum through August with a 35.2% increase in overall closed sales to 1,098 closed sales from 812 in August 2019.
According to the August 2020 Market Report released by the Naples Area Board of REALTORS® (NABOR®), which tracks home listings and sales within Collier County (excluding Marco Island), home buying activity in Naples during the last three months exceeded activity reported in the first three months of 2020, more typically known as our peak resident season.
Broker analysts reviewing the report predict this momentum, driven from more closed sales, more new pending sales, and more new listings compared to a year ago, will set the Naples area housing market up for continued positive performance into the fall months.

The market report showed August had the highest month-over-month increase in pending sales compared to any other month reported in 2020, with a 70.4% increase to 1,479 pending sales from 868 pending sales in August 2019.

Not surprising, homebuyers seeking single-family homes continued to tilt the scales in August as the report showed a 76.4% increase for this home category, while pending sales of condominiums increased 63.9%.
In comparison, this summer's closed sales have eclipsed our peak season's closed sales as there were a combined 3,133 closed sales reported during June, July and August compared to a combined 2,659 closed sales reported in January, February and March.

August's inventory decreased 29.1% to 4,174 properties from 5,887 properties in August 2019.

However, despite the month-over-month drop in inventory during August, there were more new listings added over the summer months than new listings added during the peak season months.
Broker analysts were quick to point out that some of the new listings added during the summer were likely listings that had been pulled off the market during the Great Lockdown, which occurred in April and May.
Increased buyer demand is helping to move some of the old inventory.
This increased buyer demand is illustrated by the number of days on the market in August, which decreased 5.9% to 96 days compared to 102 days in August 2019.

The report also showed the Naples area has only 184 single-family homes under $300,000 available to buyers.
And inventory for single-family homes between $300,000 and $500,000 decreased 54.9% in August to 446 single-family homes from 990 single-family homes in August 2019.

Incentives offered by new home builders after the lockdown restrictions were lifted are starting to go away and these new home prices are also increasing.
Agents report many multiple offer situations occurring across all price categories.

Overall median closed prices in August increased 26.7% to $399,000 from $315,000 in August 2019.
Single-family home median prices increased 15.7% to $457,000 from $395,000 in August 2019, and condominium median closed prices increased 18.4% in August to $290,000 from $245,000 in August 2019. For the 12-months ending August 2020, the median closed price increased 5.4%. 

NABOR® sales statistics are presented in chart format, including these overall (single-family and condominium) findings: 


Aug 2019
Aug 2020
Total closed sales (month/month)
812 1,098 +35.2%
Total pending sales (homes under contract) (month/month) 868 1,479 +70.4%
Median closed price (month/month)
$315,000 $399,000 +26.7%
Total active listings (inventory)
5,887 4,174 -29.1%
Average days on market 
102 96 -5.9%
Single-family closed sales (month/month)
421 583
Single-family median closed price (month/month)
$395,000 $457,000 +15.7%
Single-family inventory
3,041 1,784 -41.3%
Condominium closed sales (month/month)
391 515 +31.7%
Condominium median closed price (month/month)
$245,000 $290,000 +18.4%
Condominium inventory
2,846 2,390 -16.0%



Buyers seeking single-family homes were on the rise this summer because of changing lifestyle preferences caused by the pandemic. Plus, those who now work from home or have children that attend school from their homes want more space. Once we have a better understanding of how to medically treat people with coronavirus and have a vaccine for it, I think people will begin to explore condominium living again.

The August report confirms that sales of properties priced above $2 million increased the most (18 %) compared to other price categories tracked in August.

The August report shows sellers are at an advantage with decreasing inventory and rising prices.

View Detailed Statistics for August 2020...