Tampa Real Estate Inventory Report July 2012

With just under 8,000 homes for sale in Tampa currently listed in the Tampa MLS, buyers have many choices to review when they go shopping for a home in the higher price ranges. But homes priced below $350K are actually fairly competitive for buyers, while homes above $500K have so much supply that it will take years for the market correction to finish.

The real estate graph below shows recent sales and current listings by price range in the Tampa MLS, through July of 2012.

Note that the market is split, with the low end in a sellers market, and the upper end in a buyers market. This is usually missed when real estate reports only announce the months of supply for the overall market.

Tampa Real Estate Supply And Demand

The red bars measure the number of homes currently on the market in Tampa, while the green bars shows the number of homes sold in Tampa in July 2012. The blue line is the measure of relative supply of homes based upon the past year’s number of homes sold in each price range. Note the yellow shaded area which represents the level each price range needs for equilibrium. Interestingly, homes priced below $250K are in a seller’s market, while price ranges above $500K point are still in a buyer’s market.

Some of the homes between $200K and $350K register at a relative supply level that would be considered “normal” or balanced. All other price ranges are at levels that demonstrate a a market that favors a side. Note how the blue line explodes after $700,000! When we see relative supply exceed 1 year and two years and three years, home sellers in those price ranges need to gain a better understanding of their current home value and what is going on with their competition.

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