Miami-Dade County reported 12,931 single-family home sales in 2018, up 1.1% from 2017, according to the MIAMI Association of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) system.
This figure ranks 2018 as the fourth highest year in county history for the sale of single-family homes; according to the report, only in 2014, 2015 and 2016 did Miami see more single family home sales (the Miami Association of Realtors and the MLS have been tracking these figures since 1994).
Existing condo closings increased 5.6% to 13,863 in 2018, marking the sixth best sales year in history despite competition from the new construction condo boom.
Total residential sales volume jumped 10.7% to $12.4 billion, up from $11.2 billion in 2017.
According to the report, lack of supply in certain price ranges and neighborhoods as well as higher interest rates impacted sales.
Other notable takeaways from the report include:
- The $300,000 to $600,000 range proved to be the most popular price point for Miami single-family homes in 2018, posting a 15.7% increase in sales year-over-year, increasing from 5,448 sales in 2017 to 6,303 in 2018.
- The luxury segment ($1 million+) also proved to be a hot sector for single-family homes, increasing 15.9% in 2018 from 878 to 1,018 sales.
- In 2018, cash deals represented 37.8% of Miami’s total closed sales, a decrease from 40.4% in 2017 (51.3% of all condo closings were made in cash, while 23.3% of all single family home sales were cash deals).
Read the full report here.