Explore Hobe Sound, FL
By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 11
There seems to be a lot of Zestimate bashing going on for some reason. A plus or minus 8% valuation of an average American's most valuable asset seems to be fair in this age of information. For the purpose of this example we'll say for instance that the typical home in the U.S. sells for $250,000 and using this guide we can expect that any offer between $230,000 and $270,000 is an acceptable deviation in value. To a Buyer the former value is appropriate while a Seller sees only the latter. Herein is the difference between the realities of acceptable and reasonable. Finding a middle ground is our task!      There will always the temptation to push boundaries and get the best possible price for our customers despite which side of the fence they're on. We are hired to combat the values and...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
Hobe Sound FL 33455 Condo Market Report February 2015   Hobe Sound Real Estate Snapshot for ZIP Code 33455, Condo Sales for February 2015   For February 2014 in the 33455 Zip Code area of Hobe Sound, Florida :   There are currently 19 active condo listings. (Up by 2 condos from January) 5 Condo sale is pending and awaiting close. (Up by 2 condos from January) 3 Condos sold in January (Unchanged from January) The Hobe Sound condo market (Zip Code 33455) is the smallest segment of the Martin County real estate market.  Inventory rose for February for the third month in a row.  A welcome sight.   Pending sales also rose while closed sales remained unchanged. The current absorption rate is 6.3 months (Last month it was 5.7 months). The statistics within this segment should be taken with a ...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 9
Hobe Sound FL 33455 Residential Market Report February 2015 Hobe Sound Real Estate Snapshot for ZIP Code 33455, Residential Sales for February 2015   For February 2015 in the 33455 Zip Code area of Hobe Sound, Florida : There are currently 250 active listings. (Up by 19 homes from January) 98 Residential sales are pending and awaiting close  (Up by 31 homes from January) 35 Homes Sold in February (Up by 2 homes from last month) The Hobe Sound Florida Market Report ZIP Code 33455 section of Martin County showed some improvement for February after a somewhat slower start for the year.  The largest jump was in pending sales which should result in some very strong sales activity in the next month or two. The current absorption rate for the Hobe Sound Florida Market Report ZIP Code 33455 in...
By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
Comments 1
  The numbers are in for February, 2015 for Palm Beach County cities. The biggest benefit in this monthly marketing report for our readers is to provide content rich local information from a trustworthy source The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches.  Understanding that an educated buyer and seller when provided with the latest facts in our marketplace creates trust and develops relationships to make educated decisions when it comes to buying and selling real estate. I hope you enjoy the reports and look forward in discussing any questions that you might have in one of the most desirable real estate markets in Palm Beach and Martin Counties Florida.  Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs.     
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
Lost Lake Hobe Sound March 2015 Market Report There are currently 6 homes available for sale in Lost Lake.  List prices range from $235,000 to $600,000 for an average of $347,800 which is $167.39 per sq. ft. of living area.  There is one foreclosure and one short sale in this group of listings There are 8 homes under contract and awaiting settlement.  List prices range from $235,000 to $499,900 for an average of $347,111 or $160.67 per sq. ft. of living area.  There is one short sale in these pending listings. In the past 12 months, 33 homes have sold in this community.  Sales prices ranged from $184,000 to $560,000 for an average sales price of $288,281 or $151.45 per sq. ft. of living area.  Sales averaged at 96% of list price.  There was only 1 distressed sale in this group, a bank o...
By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 35
Envision yourself and several other associates sitting around a large table at a customer's home that  you're all attempting to list. You've finished the compelling stories of why they should choose you to market their property and now it's time to get down to brass tacks. As in the game of Name That Tune you'll now have to put your money where your mouth is and vie for the quickest sale. The graph below has some pretty steep numbers. How low could you go given this range of time? When you consider that the average sold home price hovers above $5,000,000 you definitely don't want to short change yourself.  The idea that it may take 2 years to Sell your Jupiter Island home can be a shock. Recent activities are much more acceptable but remember these are the averages and don't offer a gua...
By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 2
Using this statistic has been a staple for most associates I know. Those representing Buyers can determine a starting point for their offering which can capture a sale without ruffling too many feathers. While listing associates can utilize its results to gauge a proper price point acceptable to their owners. This ratio is constantly under flux through many other variables in the market. Inventory drives most of that activity while in this particular graph the location may also be the determinant. Close proximity to the Golf Course and Club, an Oceanfront vista or Intracoastal access can play a dramatic role also. Some prefer an interior lot situated on tree lined lanes with beautifully landscaped yards which invite the senses. All of the varieties may only be available in very limited ...
By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 0
Thirty years prior to the advent of Zillow the usage of price per square foot when determining residential home values was virtually non-existent. We did see its use for investment properties, commercial space and multifamily analysis albeit a background statistic which complimented the whole. Most of the automatic valuation methods or AVM's used today weight it much more heavily as a market and pricing indicator. The fact is that consumers are using it as their single most accurate valuation tool and that causes conflict where our paths cross. I cannot defend its use for accuracy due to the wide range of values it generates. Pricing has always been puzzling for many and one simple equation can skew the realities of our marketplace. Would you consider price per acre or price per waterfr...
By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
Comments 0
  The numbers are in for January, 2015 for Palm Beach County cities. The biggest benefit in this monthly marketing report for our readers is to provide content rich local information from a trustworthy source The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches.  Understanding that an educated buyer and seller when provided with the latest facts in our marketplace creates trust and develops relationships to make educated decisions when it comes to buying and selling real estate. I hope you enjoy the reports and look forward in discussing any questions that you might have in one of the most desirable real estate markets in Palm Beach County and Martin County Florida.  Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs.   
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 18
Hobe Sound FL 33455 Condo Market Report January 2015   Hobe Sound Real Estate Snapshot for ZIP Code 33455, Condo Sales for January 2015   For January 2015 in the 33455 Zip Code area of Hobe Sound, Florida :   There are currently 17 active condo listings. (Up by 4 condos from December) 3 Condo sale is pending and awaiting close. (Down by 3 condos from December)   3 Condos sold in December (Decreased by 2 condos from December) The Hobe Sound condo market (Zip Code 33455) is the smallest segment of the Martin County real estate market.  Inventory rose for January for the second month in a row.  A welcome sight.   While closed and pending sales decreased from last month, this is still a very active segment of the Martin County real estate market. The current absorption rate is 5.7 months (...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 11
Hobe Sound FL 33455 Residential Market Report January 2015 Hobe Sound Real Estate Snapshot for ZIP Code 33455, Residential Sales for January 2015   For January 2015 in the 33455 Zip Code area of Hobe Sound, Florida : There are currently 231 active listings. (Down by 12 homes from December) 67 Residential sales are pending and awaiting close  (Decreased by 4 homes from December) 33 Homes Sold in January (Up by 13 homes from last month) The Hobe Sound Florida Market Report ZIP Code 33455 section of Martin County is in quite a roller coaster ride these past few months.  We closed the year off with a positive note as closed sales came back up nicely.  Unfortunately pending sales decreased a little and the inventory continues to decline as well. The current absorption rate for the Hobe Soun...
By Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida
(Florida Supreme Realty)
Comments 13
This graph represents the original list prices and eventual sale price of those homes in the given year. NOTE:  The Sold data for caleandar year 2014 was calculated prior to all recorded sales becoming available for review. The actual average is estimated at $4,666,230. All information is believed to be accurate however it is not guaranteed.  
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 12
Hobe Sound FL 33455 Condo Market Report December 2014   Hobe Sound Real Estate Snapshot for ZIP Code 33455, Condo Sales for December 2014   For December 2014 in the 33455 Zip Code area of Hobe Sound, Florida :   There are currently 13 active condo listings. (Up by 4 condos from November) 6 Condo sale is pending and awaiting close. (Up by 2 condos from November)   5 Condos sold in November (Increased by 1 condo from November) The Hobe Sound condo market (Zip Code 33455) is the smallest segment of the Martin County real estate market.  Inventory rose for December after being down to under 10 condos for last month.  Nice activity for the month as well considering such low availability of condos.  Both close and pending sales were up. The current absorption rate is 2.6 months (Last month i...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 13
Hobe Sound FL 33455 Residential Market Report December 2014 Hobe Sound Real Estate Snapshot for ZIP Code 33455, Residential Sales for December 2014   For December 2014 in the 33455 Zip Code area of Hobe Sound, Florida :   There are currently 231 active listings. (Down by 12 homes from November) 67 Residential sales are pending and awaiting close  (Decreased by 4 homes from November) 33 Homes Sold in December (Up by 13 homes from last month) The Hobe Sound Florida Market Report ZIP Code 33455 section of Martin County is in quite a roller coaster ride these past few months.  We closed the year off with a positive note as closed sales came back up nicely.  Unfortunately pending sales decreased a little and the inventory continues to decline as well. The current absorption rate for the Hob...
By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
Comments 1
  The numbers are in for the year end, 2014 for Martin County cities. The biggest benefit in this monthly marketing report for our readers is to provide content rich local information from a trustworthy source The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches.  Understanding that an educated buyer and seller when provided with the latest facts in our marketplace creates trust and develops relationships to make educated decisions when it comes to buying and selling real estate. I hope you enjoy the reports and look forward in discussing any questions that you might have in one of the most desirable real estate markets in Palm Beach or Martin Counties Florida.  Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs.    
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 11
Hobe Sound FL 33455 Condo Market Report November 2014   Hobe Sound Real Estate Snapshot for ZIP Code 33455, Condo Sales for November 2014   For November 2014 in the 33455 Zip Code area of Hobe Sound, Florida :   There are currently 9 active condo listings. (Down by 10 condo from October) 4 Condo sale is pending and awaiting close. (Down by 1 condo from October)   4 Condos sold in October (Increased by 3 condos from October) The Hobe Sound condo market (Zip Code 33455) is the smallest segment of the Martin County real estate market.  Inventory is now down to single digits  I haven’t seen this ever before for the Hobe Sound condo market.  Closed sales increased from last month and pending sales dropped slightly.  With the inventory so low, I don’t expect to see much activity until availa...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 7
Hobe Sound FL 33455 Residential Market Report November 2014 Hobe Sound Real Estate Snapshot for ZIP Code 33455, Residential Sales for November 2014   For November 2014 in the 33455 Zip Code area of Hobe Sound, Florida : There are currently 243 active listings. (Down by 7 homes from October)   71 Residential sales are pending and awaiting close  (Increased by 16 homes from October) 20 Homes Sold in November (Down by 28 homes from last month) The Hobe Sound Florida Market Report ZIP Code 33455 section of Martin County is in quite a roller coaster ride these past few months.  A fairly weak closed month for September, a strong October and now back to a weak month for November.  Inventory decreased slightly and there was a nice rise in pending sales. The current absorption rate for the Hobe...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 8
Hobe Sound FL 33455 Condo Market Report October 2014   Hobe Sound Real Estate Snapshot for ZIP Code 33455, Condo Sales for October 2014   For October 2014 in the 33455 Zip Code area of Hobe Sound, Florida :   There are currently 19 active condo listings. (Down by 5 condo from September) 5 Condo sale is pending and awaiting close. (Up by 4 condos from September)   1 Condos sold in September (Decreased from 2 sales in September) The Hobe Sound condo market (Zip Code 33455) is the smallest segment of the Martin County real estate market.  Inventory is down to only 15 condos for sale in all of Hobe Sound.  Pending sales were up for October after being zero in September.  Though, only 1 closed sale last month. The current absorption rate is 15 months (Last month it was 9.5 months). The stat...
By Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate
(Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales)
Comments 11
Hobe Sound FL 33455 Residential Market Report October 2014 Hobe Sound Real Estate Snapshot for ZIP Code 33455, Residential Sales for October 2014   For October 2014 in the 33455 Zip Code area of Hobe Sound, Florida : There are currently 250 active listings. (Down by 1 home from September)   55 Residential sales are pending and awaiting close  (Decreased by 19 homes from September) 58 Homes Sold in October (Up by 33 homes from last month) The Hobe Sound Florida Market Report ZIP Code 33455 section of Martin County for October showed a very strong recovery in closed sales from a weak September.  Unfortunately, pending sales were off a bit. Inventory pretty much unchanged. The current absorption rate for the Hobe Sound Florida Market Report ZIP Code 33455 increased to 4.3 months (10 month...
By Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County
(Lubeck Realty Group)
Comments 1
The numbers are in for October 2014 for Martin County cities. The biggest benefit in this monthly marketing report for our readers is to provide content rich local information from a trustworthy source The Realtors® Association of the Palm Beaches.  Understanding that an educated buyer and seller when provided with the latest facts in our marketplace creates trust and develops relationships to make educated decisions when it comes to buying and selling real estate. I hope you enjoy the reports and look forward in discussing any questions that you might have in one of the most desirable real estate markets in Martin County Florida.  Please feel free to call me for any of your real estate needs.  

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