Home values, sales in Orlando on the rise, according to new report
ORLANDO, Fla. —
Orlando saw a spike in housing sales in February. And home values went up too, according to the latest report from the Orlando Regional Realtor Association.
While sales this past February were 30% lower than the booming housing market the year before, sales were up nearly 34% from January to February. The spike comes just one month after the Orlando housing market hit its lowest point in sales since January 2009.
“Now is a good time to buy,” said realtor Emma Reichert.
Reichert explained the increase in sales.
“For several reasons: One is it’s still affordable, more affordable in Central Florida to own than rent. We’re at a tipping point right now,” she said.
Reichert said another reason for increased sales is because the Federal Housing Administration loan limit has been increased to $472,000.
“The feds really have kind of kept up with home values,” she said. “That’s a significant amount of money to buy a home with especially in Central Florida.”
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