Gainesville real estate market continues to improve

The Gainesville and Alachua County real estate market is slowly improving. A look at home and condo sales in Gainesville and Alachua County during the first half of 2014 reveals the following:

Gainesville home sales

Median sales price of homes sold in Gainesville and Alachua County was $144,000, an increase of a little less than 1% over the first half of 2013, when the median sales price was $143,000.

The average time to sell a home in Gainesville and Alachua County decreased 5.8%. It took an average of 145 days to sell a home, as opposed to 154 days in the first half of 2013.

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Short sales and foreclosures continue to comprise a substantial share of home sales in Gainesville and Alachua County. During the first half of 2014, distressed sales represented 24.2% of all homes sold in Gainesville and Alachua County, down from 26.7% during the first half of 2013.

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Gainesville condo and townhome sales

The Gainesville condo and townhome market is recovering nicely.

Median sales price of Gainesville and Alachua County condos and townhomes increased 14.3% over the first half of 2013. The median sales price of Gainesville condos and townhomes in the first half of 2014 was $80,000, vs. $70,000 during the first half of 2013.

The number of Gainesville and Alachua County condos sold increased 5.7% over the first half of 2013.

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Short sales and foreclosures represented 24.4% of all condo sales during the first half of 2014 — a significant drop from the first half of 2013 when distressed sales represented 42% of all condo sales.

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The Gainesville real estate market continues to improve. Distressed sales will continue to hold the rise in sold prices down in neighborhoods where there are a lot of short sales and foreclosures.

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