Content Divider
Blog Home » SOUTH FLORIDA MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT » Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands Faces 22-Month Supply Of Condos Listed For Sale Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands Faces 22-Month Supply Of Condos Listed For Sale Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

Condo Sellers Ask Average Price Of $816 PSF For Condos Listed For Sale In Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands

Real Estate For Sale 

DOWNTOWN MIAMI (May 27, 2020) - Nearly 540 condo units are formally listed for sale in the barrier island market of Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands in the South Florida county of Miami-Dade amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from Condo Vultures® Realty LLC.

Based on condo sales of nearly 25 units monthly in the first three months of 2020, the Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands market now has nearly a 22-month supply of units available for purchase in the tricounty South Florida region of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach at the start of the traditional Summer Buying Season, according to the report based on data from the Southeast Florida MLS Matrix.

A balanced market is generally considered to have about six months of supply. More months of condo supply listed for sale suggests a buyer’s advantage and less months typically indicates a seller’s advantage in the market.

It is worth noting this report only tracks those Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands condos formally listed for sale. The report does not factor in the nearly 47,750 new condo units currently in the development pipeline east of Interstate 95 in the tricounty South Florida region, according to CraneSpotters.com.

In this new COVID-19 pandemic era, numerous questions exist about how the South Florida residential real estate market will perform going forward, both in the short- and medium-term periods. After a typical start to the new year, the South Florida residential real estate market began to change dramatically at the end of the first quarter of 2020. 

When Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis declared a "state of emergency to create a pathway to obtain funding and resources to stop the spread of COVID-19" on March 9, 2020, the South Florida residential real estate market continued to function, albeit with changes for safety that included social distancing and a push for virtual tours instead of buyer actually visiting properties.  

Nearly a month later on April 3, 2020, DeSantis instituted a 30-day "statewide stay-at-home order" that effectively shut down the Florida economy but in doing so deemed residential and commercial real estate businesses "essential services," according to an industry press report.

Despite the ability to transact real estate during the "stay-at-home order," it is unclear how many buyers have been willing to view properties - either in person or virtually - in hopes of purchasing residences. It is also unclear how many sellers have opened their properties to potential buyers given the contagiousness of the COVID-19 virus. 

Once the "stay-at-home order" was finally lifted on May 4, 2020 for nearly all of the state - excluding the tricounty South Florida region of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach - the Florida economy was thought to be in recession like much of the United States. Palm Beach County eventually opened its economy on May 11,2020, and a week later both Miami-Dade and Broward counties opened for business on a limited basis on May 18,2020.

This being said, about 19 Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands condo units are under contract - or pending - and waiting to transact at an average asking price of nearly $1.2 million each or about $503 per square foot, according to the statistics. 

The average asking price of a Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands condo currently listed for sale is nearly $1.7 million per unit. This works out to an average asking price of about $816 per square foot, according to the data compiled by CondoVulturesRealty.com.

In the first three months of 2020, the average transaction price of a Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands condo was nearly $1.6 million or about $673 per square foot.

This means the current asking price of a Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands condo listed for sale is nearly seven percent higher than the average transaction price achieved on a per-unit basis and more than 21 percent higher than the average transaction price on a per-square-foot basis between January and March of this year.

In the first quarter of 2020, the sellers who were able to unload their units needed about 176 days to transact a Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands condo listed for sale. The current Days-On-The-Market average for Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands condos listed for sale is about 268 days, according to the statistics.

The number of Days-On-The-Market for the condo units currently under contract is about 137 in Bal Harbour-Surfside-Bay Harbor Islands, according to the statistics.

CondoVulturesRealty.com is a licensed Florida brokerage that specializes in assisting buyers and tenants in value-oriented condo acquisitions and leases in the tricounty region of Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach.

Real Estate For Sale

Contact

Condo Vultures® Realty LLC , Lic. Real Estate Broker
South Florida's Buyer Experts
(305) 865-5629 (888) 688-3415
425 NE 22nd St.
Suite 205 |
Miami, FL 33137
© Copyright 2020. All Rights Reserved.
Inquiry@CondoVulturesRealty.com

Real Estate For Sale
Terms / Privacy / Accessibility ADA