New Information On Tallahassee Home Prices

With all the major real estate reporting centers claiming that the Tallahassee real estate market is seeing appreciation, I felt it might be a good time to explain the difference between higher spending and appreciation.

As we look at this first graph, we can see that the average home price in Tallahassee appears to be higher (through February) than it has been in years past.

While this is good and accurate information, I suspect that many people are using this information to declare that home prices are rising in the Tallahassee real estate market. I think that lower mortgage interest rates in Tallahassee have allowed buyers to buy more home for their money, rather than pay more money for a home. In order to demonstrate this point, I downloaded all the Leon County residential sales from the Tallahassee Board of Realtors Multiple Listing Service (Tallahassee MLS) for the past twelve months. I then sorted them by price range. The following chart shows residential sales in Leon County compared to homes currently for sale in Leon County.

Note how each price range has four colored bars above it, and a yellow field behind them. I have "blown up" a section of the above graph to show what this information is telling us. In the picture below:

  • Point #1. shows red arrows trending downwards. This is the past 12 months, 9 months, 6 months & 3 months sales for each price range. Note how the price per square foot for each price range is falling? I believe this is demonstrating depreciation in each price range.
  • Point #2. shows us the yellow field is the current asking price at each price range (presented as price per square foot). Note that the price range of $125,000 - $150,000 has the yellow field closer to the tops of the vertical bars (the asking prices average 9% higher than the previous 3 months sales) as compared to the price range of $250,000 - $300,000 where the yellow field is much higher than the tops of the vertical bars (the asking prices average 20% higher than the previous three months sales).

Conclusion on Residential Home Prices In Tallahassee

There are many good buying opportunities in the Tallahassee real estate market. There are also a lot of homes that are over-priced and can be confusing to buyers. The key is to use the modern tools that are available to find the best buys in the Tallahassee real estate market. The graphs above were created using "averages," but averages are not what a buyer buys. Each home is priced specifically and it takes all the homes for sale in Tallahassee to create the averages. If you want to buy a home in Tallahassee, just look at the homes of the Sellers who are priced to sell, and your selection process will be much simpler and more enjoyable.

As a reminder for those who subscribe to the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog by email, some embedded pictures and videos might not be appearing in your email and you might need to click the title header to go to your browser where all will be visible.

Keep checking out the Tallahassee Real Estate Blog every day for updates that include charts, graphs, and analysis of the Tallahassee real estate market.

If you like this Article then please subscribe to my blog through a full RSS feed. You will be able to stay informed about the happenings in the Tallahassee Real Estate Market. You can also subscribe to this blog and have it delivered by Email.

Joe Manausa is a real estate investor and the Broker and Co-Owner of Joe Manausa Real Estate. He can be reached via e-mail through the Tallahassee Real Estate Website or catch his latest writings on the Tallahassee Florida Real Estate Blog , or by calling (850) 386-2001.


View Joe Manausa's profile on LinkedIn

Please Do Us A Small Favor

We work very hard to produce daily content for our long-time readers and first-time visitors. We provide this information for free, hoping to earn your respect and trust and the right to one-day help you when selling or buying a home. Can we get your help spreading the word about our blog?

If you like the content, would you please like it or share it using the Facebook button at the beginning of the post? This simple action will be greatly appreciated! THANK YOU!

Please Like Us And Share On Facebook - Help us grow our brand!

Also like us on Facebook at

Joe Wrote The Book On How To Sell A Home Today

Joe Manausa wrote the book on how to sell a home in the digital age, you can find it hereWARNING: The Internet & digital marketing systems have changed the way sellers need to market a home for sale. It's not about getting a home sold anymore, it's about getting a home sold and netting the most money from the sale.

To do this, a seller needs to hit the digital market hard in a coordinated effort that alerts ready-buyers (all at the same time) to ensure buyers understand they are competing for the right to buy the home.

While it only takes ONE buyer to sell a home, it takes MULTIPLE BUYERS for the seller to bid the property up to its highest value in today's market. You see our full explanation about how to sell a house here, or you can buy the book and really get into the nuts and bolts of selling a home in the digital age.

Get the book that explains it all, in a manner that is understanding to all, even technology neophytes. It's available on Amazon, a trusted source for consumers.

Real Estate Agent reveals in Tallahassee, Florida

Think all REALTORS are alike?

Read what people are saying about working with Joe Manausa Real Estate! You can see thousands of real customer reviews reported on Google, Facebook and Zillow at this link: CLICK HERE FOR REAL ESTATE AGENT REVIEWS.


#1 By Joe Manausa at 7/11/2017 3:47 AM

Andrew, this is an outstanding question. I wrote a blog a few weeks back comparing price versus interest rates in terms of which factor is more important in your buying decision. I encourage you to read that as I think it will answer your question. Also, you never know when the bottom has been hit; don't let "averages" fool you. If the grossly overpriced lower their prices, but the "well priced" do not, averages will still be falling, even as values stay the same.

#2 By Andrew at 7/11/2017 3:47 AM

This is good stuff. However, if prices are dropping as your analysis shows, doesn't this mean that it would be best to wait to buy? If the trends continues, it looks like I should be able to pick up a house for about $10k less in 2009. Why buy now?

Post a Comment

(850) 378-5727