Last year, in the second quarter of 2020, just months after quarantine shut down the entire country, there was a sharp decline in real estate sales from the year before. The decline was to the tune of 36% but despite the slump, property values held strong. Now, one year later, with a real estate market that is white hot, property values are higher than ever and sales are strong.
Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Below are the statistics from the MLS that were used for this report. Following the statistics is my final analysis of this year’s second quarter.
The total number of sales in Oakland Park from 2020 to 2021 went up an astounding 100%! Single family home sales went up 81% and condo sales went up 121%! Sale prices also went up with increases in all categories of homes.
The average of all sales went up 13.2%, in dollars that means that the average price went up $35, 518. The median sales prices for all homes went up 9% with an increase of $21,600.
Single family homes average sale price went up 15% or $51, 470 year over year. The median sales price went up $20,000 logging a 5.9% increase year over year. Since these numbers came from the MLS they do not include the first sale at Oak Tree, for example, in west Oakland Park. The sale prices of homes at Oak Tree are high, so in the future we can reasonably expect them to increase overall sales values in the City of Oakland Park.
The average sale price of condos went up 22.4% or $36, 345 year over year. The median sales price went up $24,500 with a 17% increase year over year. Based on the numbers the greatest increase occurred in the condo market.
While this is a general overview of Oakland Park real estate it is indicative of how healthy Oakland Park’s real estate market is.
However, while some have cashed in and are quite happy with the return on their investment, others are cautiously optimistic and wonder when the market will correct itself. Stay tuned as we continue to analyze the numbers each quarter.
EDITOR, PUBLISHER, WRITER, PHOTOGRAPHER, REALTOR®
Désirée Ávila has called Oakland Park her home for over 33 years. In addition to publishing LivingInOaklandPark.com, Désirée has been featured in print publications, locally and abroad. Désirée was an award winning teacher for 10 years and has a doctoral level education in Educational Technology. She is currently a licensed Florida Realtor® and is committed to a high-level of professionalism.
Désirée consistently professionally develops herself and has earned several different professional designations and certifications in real estate including the PSA, e-Pro, AHWD, SRS, ABR, and SFR. She was also awarded the C2EX, Commitment to Excellence award by the National Association for Realtors (NAR). This award is given to Realtors® that distinguish themselves for their commitment to excellence in the real estate industry.
She is esteemed by her real estate colleagues and has consistently received 5 star reviews from her clients. Her philosophy about real estate is that being a Realtor® is a way of teaching and helping people, and in the process a real estate transaction may occur, that is to say her foremost priority is and has always been about helping others.
She is dedicated to her hometown of Oakland Park and works consistently on building and fostering a strong community. She is passionate about photography and loves to read books about history ; the more detail the better! In addition to English, Désirée is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and Italian.
Check out her real estate websites:
Search for New Construction Homes with Désirée : www.IWantToBuyNewConstruction.com
Visit her real estate blog at www.DesireeRealtor.com
On September 7, a home security camera caught a male subject breaking into the vehicles at a home in Oakland Park. The perpetrator has not been identified and Broward Sheriff’s