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April 2021 Real Estate Metrics - City of Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida, USA

April 2020 VS 2021

 

UNEMPLOYMENT


USA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE


Adam's Insight: APRIL IS A ROUGH MONTH FOR UNEMPLOYMENT AND IT ISN'T A JOKE

The United States unemployment rate is an indicator of the market and economy. In 2020, COVID-19 devastated the world economy and it didn't stop there. The USA employment went from 4.4% unemployment to 14.7% in just 30 days. Last April, the general public was fearful of the future, scared to leave their houses and petrified of the hospitals. 1 year later and all signs have been trending towards normalcy and then it happened, unemployment numbers increased. The 0.1% increase was due to hitting the bottom, and 6.1% unemployment is a real number. In a stable market, an unemployment rate 4.0% or less is considered healthy. In May, the Federal Government is going to make it more difficult to stay on unemployment when employers are searching for employees. This will drastically change our current economy and force many to start working again.


FLORIDA UNEMPLOYMENT RATE


Adam's Insight: SADLY FLORIDA FOLLOWS US TREND

As the USA unemployment rate increased, so did Florida's by 0.1%. Florida has managed to keep our unemployment rates lower than the national average, even though much of our states income is due to tourism, we are almost in the healthy range of unemployment. Our economy has been growing due to the tech businesses that are moving to the Space Coast.


HOMES SOLD


Brevard County Florida Home For Sale Statistics
Brevard County Listings Down Price Up


HOMES SOLD IN BREVARD COUNTY

March 2020 1,334

March 2021 1,539

April 2020 980

April 2021 1,503


Adam's Insight: We almost ran out of homes to buy!!

The home sales increased by 53.3% in Brevard County over April 2020. That is a drastic change. Home sales have decreased from March of 2021, we believe the reason is due to seller value beliefs and availability. Many sellers believe their homes are worth 20% more than consumers are willing to pay (I believe this is reasonable due to lack of supply).


HOMES SOLD IN COCOA, FLORIDA

March 2020 118

March 2021 149

April 2020 85

April 2021 115


Adam's Insight: Cocoa Sales are Off The Charts

The City of Cocoa home sales have increased over 2020, but they have not caught up to County or previous months sales. The majority of homes in The City of Cocoa are less then $250,000 in value and the most common price bracket is $250,000 to $350,000. This is the main reason why The City of Cocoa is seeing fewer sales than the County trend. The second challenge is that there isn't anything available to buy.


CURRENT HOMES FOR SALE


HOMES FOR SALE IN BREVARD COUNTY

March 2020 3,503

March 2021 1,428

April 2020 3,631

April 2021 1,252


Adam's Insight: AGAIN, Is the title, "Fewer than the month before...AGAIN" getting a little old?

Every month the number of listings is fewer than the month before. In March 1,539 homes sold, yet there were only 1,521 new listings. In April 2021, 1,503 homes sold while there were only 1,252 new listings. Every month there are more sales then listings, now the home values are skyrocketing. Maxfield Homes Solutions is selling homes at top dollar, and helping buyers find their dream homes (the later has been difficult but possible).



HOMES FOR SALE IN COCOA, FLORIDA

March 2020 224

March 2021 111

April 2020 237

April 2021 85


Adam's Insight: Fewer and fewer

The City of Cocoa had fewer homes available than the previous month and this trend will continue until a market variable changes. Current market variables that are causing the trend are: the CDC Foreclosure Moratorium, low interest rates, pandemic lifestyle changes and career relocations.



ABSORPTION RATE


The absorption rate is a measurement of how long the current inventory of properties would last at the current rate of sales. For example, in 2008 (a buyers market) the rate reach 23.45. This means that the rate of sales in August of 2008, there were 23 months of home inventory on market. In September of 2020, the absorption rate of 1.93 (sellers market) means that there are very few options for buyers and only two months of inventory available.


ABSORPTION RATE IN BREVARD COUNTY

March 2020 3.04

March 2021 1.16

April 2020 3.12

April 2021 1.0


Adam's Insight: The Absorption Rate Continues to Drop

Absorption rate is a hard metric to understand and often difficult to communicate what a 1.0 means to the real estate market. This low absorption rate means that home values are increasing and if you want to buy a home you need to be preapproved and ready to offer the best package.


ABSORPTION RATE IN COCOA, FLORIDA

March 2020 2.31

March 2021 1.05

April 2020 2.38

April 2021 0.78


Adam's Insight: The Pickings are Few and Far In-Between.


The City of Cocoa just doesn't have much for sale. Cocoa is a beautiful city, the problem here is that there hasn't been anything to buy. #Amazon is moving here soon and I hope there is available housing for the employees.


AVERAGE SALES PRICE


AVERAGE HOME SALES PRICE IN BREVARD COUNTY

March 2020 $287,095

March 2021 $315,441

April 2020 $283,652

April 2021 $347,172


Adam's Insight: Brevard County Average Sales Price Increases by 22.4%

The average home sales price is a tough metric to comprehend. Two key variables have changed the average sales price; top selling price range and an increase in value. Florida has become an escape for tyranny for many. New York, California, Washington, Illinois and Oregon have kept their states lockdown all while Florida is open and acting as COVID-19 is more a bad dream rather than a pandemic. Out of state buyers are willing and excited to pay top dollar.


AVERAGE HOME SALES PRICE IN COCOA, FLORIDA

March 2020 $228,292

March 2021 $253,687

April 2020 $208,920

April 2021 $248,682


DAYS ON MARKET

MEDIAN DAYS ON MARKET IN BREVARD COUNTY

March 2020 22

March 2021 8

April 2020 17

April 2021 6


MEDIAN DAYS ON MARKET IN COCOA, FLORIDA

March 2020 15

March 2021 10

April 2020 16

April 2021 7


Adam's Insight: Even DIY Required Homes are Earning Top Dollar!

Homes that are selling fast Obligation free property pricing is available, inquire through our contact page.


SHORT SALES / BANK OWNED / AUCTION


SOLD SHORT SALES/BANK OWNED/AUCTION IN BREVARD COUNTY

March 2020 25

March 2021 10

April 2020 16

April 2021 15


Adam's Insight: Few to Zero Required Sales!

It is hard to short sale when values are this high and foreclose when the CDC wont allow it!


MOST EXPENSIVE SOLD IN BREVARD COUNTY - APRIL 2021

1325 S Miramar Ave, Indialantic, FL 32903





Sold Price: $3,750,000

Living SqFt: 9,837

Year Built: 2013

Bedrooms: 9

Baths: 10 Full 1 Half

Acreage: 1.59


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Written by:

Adam Maxfield

Realtor

Keller Williams Space Coast Realty

(321) 423-8283

Adam@MaxfieldHomeSolutions.com

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