Sales of single-family homes statewide totaled 21,087 last month, up 17 percent compared to September 2017, while the statewide median sales price for single-family existing homes was $251,610, up 4.9 percent from the previous year. condo-townhouse market, statewide closed sales totaled 8,492 last month, up 14.6 percent compared to a year ago. In the condo-townhouse market, closed sales totaled 8,492 last month, up 14.6 percent compared to a year ago, while the median price was $182,500, up 5.5 percent over the year-ago figure. September was the 81st consecutive month that statewide median sales prices for both single-family homes and condo-townhouse properties increased on a year-over-year basis.
Nonetheless, the trade group acknowledged that the September data should be viewed with an asterisk.
"This September marked the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Irma carving a path of destruction across the entirety of the Florida peninsula," said Florida Realtors Chief Economist Brad O'Connor. "With most areas of the state out of commission for a week or more, we saw severely depressed levels of closed sales, new pending sales and new listings last September. For this reason, the year-over-year changes in these three metrics are inflated in this September's data and aren't reflective of current trends."