Highland Beach FL Real Estate Market Report | December 2019
Highland Beach FL Real estate market report for December showed a strong month of sales. The number of listings remained steady in December. Condo prices showed a close list-to-sale ratio while there was more room for movement in single family homes that sold.
With the new tax laws up north, we have more and more people coming to live in south Florida every day. Home sales in Highland Beach and surrounding cities show this. Of course, we still have snowbirds and snowflakes who come for our beautiful weather. We also have new construction going up along the beach. Should you hire a buyer’s agent for new construction? You betcha! It costs you nothing yet can end up saving you a fortune .
With more homes coming on the market daily as well as new construction condos, homeowners who want to sell need to be a bit more flexible now. There is less inventory with regard to home sales in Highland Beach on the low end, but a good amount on the high end.
As a pet-friendly real estate agent in Boca Raton, Highland Beach, Delray Beach and surrounding areas, I am getting the word out to buyers who have been waiting and looking. Interest rates are very low. Now is the time to take advantage of them. Sellers need to realize and price their condos and homes accordingly. Buyers are far more educated today.
Some sellers are sitting tight while there are still deals to be had. Contact me to find the best deals.
So, what happened in the Highland Beach real estate market this past month? Let’s check out the details and see if this market is the right one for you to buy or sell!
CONDO SALES IN HIGHLAND BEACH FL
Highland Beach FL real estate market report showed as of December 31, 2019, there were 166 condos for sale. That’s pretty much remained steady. That may not sound like a lot, but many people don’t realize how small Highland Beach FL really is. It runs from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway nestlled between Boca Raton and Delray Beach, and is just 1.6 miles in total.
The highest-priced condo listing currently available in December was $ 6,550,000 and the lowest priced was $ is,900.
No, that isn’t a mistake. You read it right. There is a wide variety of housing options in this small exclusive enclave along the Atlantic Ocean. Highland Beach has single family oceanfront homes, Intracoastal houses, condominiums and townhouses. There are newer condos and older condos, large condos and small condos. It runs all across the board.
Square footage of the available condos in Highland Beach ranged from 987 square feet to 6.631. While these two properties are at complete opposite ends of the spectrum, the average condo for sale in Highland Beach in December 2019 was listed at $ 978,097 and had 1974 square feet.
Note: Included in condos are townhouses and villas.
As of December 31, 2019, there were 16 single family homes for sale in Highland Beach FL. That’s a good amount of homes for sale in this beautiful oceanfront town.
The highest-priced listing currently available in December 2019 was $ 22,500,000 and the lowest priced was $ 2,050,000.
Square footage of the available homes in Highland Beach ranged from 1998 to 12,224. That’s quite a range, but the average home for sale in Highland Beach in December 2019 was listed at $ 8,077,312 and had 6,760 square feet.
Pending Highland Beach Condos
Pending Sales include condos, villas and townhouses that are also contingent, backup status (both mean they are under contract but have contingencies waiting to be met) and pending (waiting to close.) As of December 31, 2019, there were 8 Pending Sales in Highland Beach.
Pending Highland Beach Single Family Homes
As of December 31, 2019, there were no pending sales of single family homes in Highland Beach. Included in this are houses under contract, in backup status and pending waiting to close.
Closed Sales Highland Beach Condos
In December 2019, there were 21 closed sales of condos, villas and townhouses in Highland Beach, FL. That’s a good amount of sales in this small seaside town. The average sale price for these condos was $ 647,738 and took an average of 159 days to sell.
Buyers are well prepared and savvy today for Highland Beach’s home sale market. Sellers need to price their properties correctly for the market we are currently in. The Highland Beach FL real estate market has changed from the market we were in last year or just a few months ago. Price it to sell. The sales price to list price ratio for condos was 95% last month.
The most expensive condo in Highland Beach last month sold for $ 1,250,000. The lowest priced sale was $ 245,000.
Closed Sales Highland Beach Single Family Homes
In December 2019, there was one single family home in Highland Beach, FL that closed. The house was listed at $1,799,999 and closed for $ 1,568,000 after 93 days on market. The list to sales ratio was 87% showing there is more room for movement in single family homes than condos. Closed price of single family home in Highland Beach Fl reflect this.
Again, a reminder to sellers – price your property correctly for the market we are currently in, which has changed from the market we were in just a few months ago or a year ago. Buyers have more single family homes to see in Highland Beach FL, especially high-end homes. Don’t overprice, let it sit and become an old listing.
What can Highland Beach FL Residents Expect Regarding Real Estate In The Coming Months?
Home sales in Highland Beach FL remain good. There are condos and homes out there for sale. Buyers are out there too. With rental prices being so high, many have decided to buy, but they’re looking for good deals. Sellers need to be aware and price their properties for today’s market if they want to get their home sold.
While this varies by building and community – some communities have more inventory, while others have very little – you need a great agent to explain these facts to get your home sold.
Or, in the alternative, if you’re a buyer, you need a great buyer’s agent to do the research for you, especially if you’re looking for a pet-friendly condo in Highland Beach, FL.
A Highland Beach Real Estate Agent You Can Trust
Consumers wanting to know more about homes for sale or any property in Highland Beach, Florida, whether new construction or resales, should call me. I can be reached at 561-716-7824, Cell or Text or by email at Elyse@ElyseBerman.com
A seasoned REALTOR® with a vast knowledge of the local market, I have been in the Boca/Delray/Highland Beach/Boynton area for 25 years. I am also a retired Court Reporter and volunteers my time on the Grievance Committee for the Realtors® of Palm Beach + Greater Fort Lauderdale Realtors®, which I love.
This Highland Beach real estate market report was provided by Elyse Berman, PA. I am a licensed residential Realtor® in Boca Raton FL. I works at Best Connections Realty, Inc.
You can find Elyse on numerous social media networks or via her BuySellHomesBocaRaton Real Estate Blog. She is an active online marketer who loves helping residential real estate consumers, and their furry friends, in Palm Beach and northern Broward County. Note: She loves helping people find homes they love WITHOUT pets too!
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