Condos in paradise keep getting more expensive

For the 3rd straight month, the median price on a Jupiter area condo has continued to climb. And what a climb it has been. Back on February 15th that median condo was selling for $208,000. On May 15th it had soared to $227,000 an increase of over 9%.

Median condo prices with logo

Strong seasonal sales with the lack of quality inventory has been the story. Sales for the 1st four months of the year were 6.5% stronger than last year but still lagged considerably the record breaking year we experienced in 2015. Potential revenue has also continued to climb which adds support to these increased prices. So far in 2017, the median rental price of a condo in the Northern Palm Beaches has risen to $1,600 up from $1,550 in 2016.

Affordability remains the biggest problem with prices that keep rising. Using standard affordability ratios that means a tenant needs to be making $64,000 to afford that median condo rental. One might wonder just what is that median priced condo and so far this year in the Northern Palm Beaches it would generally be a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom unit with square feet ranging from a 1,065 for a newer building in the heart of Palm Beach Gardens to 1,520 square feet in a 38 year old community in Jupiter.

Expect very little price movement, either up or down, over the next 6 to 8 months unless there is significant economic news to cause a major shift in consumer behavior. If you are going to be doing any buying or selling please get informed. Interview a few brokers and ask questions. It’s typically a buyers market in the months ahead but sellers with quality product should still be looking for solid prices. Inventory is very high in some developments so know your numbers as they can mean many dollars on either end of a transaction. If Paradise Sharks can be of help in any way please feel free to reach out to us at 561.308.0175 or


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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?

One thought on “Condos in paradise keep getting more expensive

  1. Tom,

    Thanks for the listing. Condo is lovely. Can we talk tommorrow? Questions about clubhouse, etc.


    Debbie Monahan

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