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Fort Myers Beach Real Estate Sales Update - January to September 2008

Posted by Benjamin Dona on Friday, October 31st, 2008 at 10:26pm.

The January thru September Ft. Myers Beach real estate market statistics for both home and condominium sales are listed below. The Beach is the "happening"  locale in the Ft. Myersarea. It offers every amenity you can imagine - from seven miles of wide sandy beaches, golf, boating, fishing, nightlife and more than anything else - relaxing. Ft. Myers Beach is eclectic and diverse - there's nothing quite like it anywhere else in Southwest Florida.

Ft. Myers Beach Real Estate Sales Data

Ft. Myers Beach Home Sales January-September 2008*:
  • 74 Closed Sales
  • Average Sales Price - $565,135
  • Median Sales Price - $390,000
  • Average Days on Market - 140
  • Price/Square Foot - $353.35
Ft. Myers Beach Condominium Sales January-September 2008*:
  • 143 Closed Sales
  • Average Sales Price - $429,583
  • Median Sales Price - $305,000
  • Average Days on Market - 190
  • Price/Square Foot - $370.46

In comparison with 2007 sales data, we saw a 30% increase in the number of both home and condominium sales. We also have seen a 15% decrease in the average price for homes for sale and a 21% decrease in the average price for condominiums for sale. Average days on market rose by 6% for homes and by 13% for condominiums. In addition, pending sales for both property types also rose in the month of September and thus will help make for a good beginning to this year's "season"  starting next month. Because Ft. Myers Beach is an island resort destination, it is a highly desirable place to live. The city offers a wide variety of living options and price ranges. For example, there are over 40 condominiums currently on the market for under $250K and over 65 homes for under $400K.

So, if you are interested in buying or selling a home or condominium in Ft. Myers Beach, please contact us and one of our associates will be happy to assist you.

*Sales Data Statistics from the NABOR & SWFL MLS

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About the Author

Gulf Coast Associates, RealtorsBenjamin Dona is the Broker and Owner of Gulf Coast Associates, Realtors in Bonita Springs, Florida. He holds two advanced degrees, an MBA and an MA, and has an extensive background in both business and marketing. In 1998, he founded Gulf Coast Associates, and formed a group of like-minded Realtor® associates dedicated to offering professional Southwest Florida real estate services by concentrating on information, education and the use of leading edge technologies. He also is a recognized expert on the "Net," a much-quoted and read blog author, and a contributor to both national and international news outlets. Benjamin is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Florida Association of Realtors, and numerous local real estate boards throughout Southwest Florida.

Contact Benjamin Dona at 239-948-3955

1 Response to "Fort Myers Beach Real Estate Sales Update - January to September 2008"

Dan Nappi wrote:
That's great. Looks like the Fort Myers market is doing well. Hope you more of the same in 2009.

Posted on Monday, November 3rd, 2008 at 5:49pm.

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