WHO IS BUYING IN FLORIDA?
According to the National Association of Realtors recent study, “2007 Profile of Florida Homebuyers and Sellers”, one in three Florida homebuyers is singe – 21% of 2007 new home purchases were made by single women and 12% by single men. 64% of the buyers had no children under age 18, but the median age of buyers was 43. For first time home buyers, 38% of 2007 home buyers, the median age was 32. 59% of homebuyers were married couples, 6% were unmarried couples. 18% were born outside the US. 27% bought new homes, 58% were detached single-family homes. Typical home had 1700 sq ft and was within 14 miles from their previous home. 98% of buyers ranked honesty and integrity as a “very important factor” when choosing a real estate agent. 90% of homebuyers financed their purchase. The report states that the typical home was on the market for 10 weeks and 33% of sellers did not lower their asking price before selling. Recent sellers typically sold their homes for 96% of the list price. 86% of home sellers reported that their home was listed or advertised on the internet. You can find the report at http://www.floridarealtors.org/LegislativeCenter/Research/index.cfm .