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Is The Stock Market Pull Back Hurting Real Estate?

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014


Well not here at least not yet. We will look at the numbers in a minute but the short answer is the recent equity market pull back has not slowed real estate here in Naples, Florida. It is too soon to tell but the current market continues to trade well. The last few market days have been hot.

Yesterday we were celebrating with our buyers their new purchase at a new development. They purchased a premium lot, selected a floor plan to build and are on their way to owning the best Naples address for them. So what? Well the so what is when they were standing in the Florida sunshine on a winter day the lots around them were gobbled up around them – like the same time they were standing there. Is it the go-go days of yesteryear again? Not yet. But land was being snapped up again.

Another on the ground observation providing more evidence of local confidence was the Naples Winter Wine Festival result. A record year and remember the big auction took place after a big equity market pull back. You might say well those folks at the auction aren’t feeling the market pull back. Don’t be so sure. Remember we all went hand in hand down the economic curve last time – sure some feeling it more than others – but everything slowed down and we just are not seeing it here.

Let’s take a look at the numbers and since we are talking short term results let’s start with the results from yesterday. 236 properties sold or went pending yesterday. In one day. We are not a huge market place remember – we are little Naples – so that is is a darn good day to be sure.

What about some relative measures vs. this one day stuff. Well we like to to look at sales vs. availability to get an inventory or supply figure. In the all Naples area over the last six months the market saw a market sales pace (based on last six months) of 8,488 properties sold while 4,812 are currently for sale. That gives us an inventory of 6.8 months. A little elevated but supportive of continuing price support.

What may be interesting to watch is the shorter term results which show some pull back in the brisk pace of our market – nothing overly concerning and understandable since December,  one of our slowest months is in the mix.  A look at the more recent pace over 120 days gives us a little larger supply of 7.44 months so we slowed a bit but still a healthy position for a real estate market.

What the future holds is anyone’s guess but despite some slowing in the last three months we had a good day yesterday and the on the ground feel here is very positive.

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Hope to meet and talk with you soon,

Mark Goebel PA & Nan Goebel PA
Co-Founders Naples Best Addresses Team
Coldwell Banker
Mark Goebel, PA and Nan Goebel, PA
REALTOR Coldwell Banker 5th Avenue South
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Mark Goebel, PA is a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker on 5th avenue in Naples, Florida with 35+ years of visiting and living in Naples. After 25 years at Accenture, Mark retired as a managing director and spends his time helping non profits and building a Naples real estate team with his wife Nan. Talk to Mark and Nan about life in Naples and why they chose this place to live full-time over all others and enjoy Naples real estate.
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