Hillsborough County — Top Southwest Florida Real Estate Market

In the first ten months of the year 2012, Hillsborough County, where Tampa is located, was the top-selling county in the Central West and Southwest Florida real estate markets.  A total of 15,202 Hillsborough homes were sold over the 10-month period from January to October 2012, representing nearly 16% of the Southwest and Central West Florida’s total home sales over the period.

County No. of Homes Sold
1. Hillsborough        15,202
2. Orange 14,978
3. Pinellas 14,164
4. Sarasota 8,755
5. Pasco 7,269
6. Polk 6,671
7. Manatee 6,013
8. Seminole 5,501
9. Osceola 4,846
10. Charlotte 4,127
11. Lake 4,094
12. Volusia 2,964
13. Sumter 587
14. Marion 502
15. Lee 264
16. Desoto 199
17. Brevard 158

Hillsborough also topped other counties in dollar sales volume from January to October 2012, posting a total of $2.587 billion in home sales.  Second was Pinellas, which posted $2.535 billion, and third was Orange, which posted $2.515 billion.  The two other counties that posted over a billion dollars in home sales were Sarasota, which posted $2.2 billion and Manatee which posted $1.228 billion.

In October, the most recent month with sales data, the five counties with the highest median sales prices were Manatee, Sarasota, Sumter, Seminole and Hillsborough.

County Median Sales Price in October 2012
1. Manatee $160,000
2. Sarasota $160,000
3. Sumter $154,750
4. Seminole 5 $140,000
5. Hillsborough        $130,300
6. Lee $127,000
7. Orange $123,000
8. Lake $122,920
9. Pinellas $122,500
10. Charlotte $115,000
11. Pasco $112,000
12. Osceola $106,000
13. Marion $105,000
14. Polk $98,500
15. Volusia $76,000
16. Desoto $68,000
17. Brevard $67,000

Based on average sales prices in October 2012, the top six counties were Lee, Sarasota, Manatee, Pinellas, Sumter and Hillsborough.

County Average Sale Prices in October 2012
1. Lee $330,173
2. Sarasota $261,632
3. Manatee $216,546
4. Pinellas $176,964
5. Sumter $175,404
6. Hillsborough        $173,151
7. Orange $170,766
8. Seminole $168,665
9. Charlotte $143,270
10. Lake $138,617
11. Osceola $126,744
12. Pasco $121,614
13. Marion $120,976
14. Volusia $109,394
15. Polk $108,927
16. Brevard $93,548
17. Desoto $74,071

In the third quarter of this year, the top six counties in average sale prices were also Lee, Sarasota, Manatee, Sumter, Pinellas, and Hillsborough.

County Average Sales Price in 3rd Quarter
1. Lee $347,446
2. Sarasota $235,930
3. Manatee $211,385
4. Sumter $195,967
5. Pinellas $182,895
6.Hillsborough        $176,569
7. Orange $172,519
8. Seminole $167,242
9. Brevard $154,609
10. Charlotte $147,152
11. Osceola $132,355
12. Marion $131,808
13. Lake $131,575
14. Pasco $119,793
15. Polk $108,240
16. Volusia $107,029
17. Desoto $75,968

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