Northern Palm Beaches Home Prices Down Again

2nd straight month of lower home prices

Single family home prices in Jupiter and the surrounding communities dropped again as of September 1st. This time the monthly decline was just about 2.5% to $380,000. It was just two months ago prices had risen to $400,000 for the first time since 2007. No doubt the market has been shifting a bit but so far, even with last months pull back does there appear anything to really worry about. All signs point to a pullback of a market that has risen too fast, for too long. It was time for a correction.

Home Prices

Should we be concerned? Not at this point. Are prices going to drop further before continuing the upward trend we have been enjoying since 2011? Probably. Are prices going to drop far enough that we won’t consider 2014 as a year of continued growth? No chance.

Sure, we have a 2 month decline of 5% on our hands. Still, overall 2014 prices are up over 7% from the final 2013 numbers. Up for the third straight year. Let’s face it, we were getting spoiled and way too far ahead of ourselves. Back in November of last year the median single family home price in the Jupiter area sat at $335,000. The lowest they had been in 9 months. Then prices took off. Up for an amazing 8 month stretch through July 1st. All the way up to $400,000. Up almost 20% in 8 months. Too fast for too long.

So, we have given back $20,000 of those gains. And we are probably going to give away some more in the near future. Big deal. What it does is provide buyers’ a great opportunity to buy while prices have retreated. At least if they can find a house, because remember the latest inventory news we brought you wasn’t pretty. And they better hurry as once our seasonal visitors return and start impacting the market, prices should start climbing again. So the window is open but probably not for long.

We still are in need of new inventory. Quality inventory. And we need it badly. If you know anyone who is even considering a sale throughout Palm Beach or Martin County please have them call the Paradise Shark team at 561.308.0175. There is a reason the majority of our clients have received record setting prices for their homes. Our marketing programs work. We make the ordinary look extraordinary. And we do it for a better value than any other brokerage throughout Palm Beach or Martin County. Guaranteed.

Fins up…..

Tom Priester
Principal Broker

Paradise Sharks Real Estate


Published by

Tom Priester

After spending years among the top individual performers at one of Palm Beach County’s largest and most successful real estate brokerages, Tom Priester knew there was another way to do real estate. A better way. Real estate services focused on the customer. Like the old days when the customer truly was #1. He tired of listening to why he should be going out to have his customers sign one sided buyers’ brokerage agreements. He tired of hearing how he should be selling customers why paying higher commissions, like 7% and 8%, was to their benefit. He tired of hearing how he should sell his clients on why they should be paying hundreds of dollars in additional “transaction fees”. The business had slid way too far from being focused on the customer. His customer. So he decided the time was right to be different… design. To start his own unique boutique real estate firm truly focused on his customers. They will now have access to a process focused on them. Only the best marketing techniques to sell their homes. No cutting corners. Commission structures based on his clients needs not his. Paradise Sharks was born out of Tom’s passion to return this business to the customer. Where it belongs. If you want a real estate experience that benefits you, just give Tom a call at 561 308-0175 or send him an e-mail at You can always pay more and receive less but that just would not make any sense. Would it?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s