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Florida Leads the Nation in Home Price Increases, with Miami Taking the Top Spot

Thursday, June 1, 2023   /   by Darcy Miller

Florida Leads the Nation in Home Price Increases, with Miami Taking the Top Spot

The real estate market in Florida has been thriving, with the state seeing significant year-to-year increases in home prices. According to the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) House Price Index (HPI), all eight Florida metros tracked in the study experienced higher year-to-year home price gains than the national average. In particular, Miami stood out as the leader in price gains, while even the lowest-ranking Florida metro, Tampa, still saw a substantial increase. Let's dive into the details of this impressive performance.

Florida's Impressive Year-to-Year and Quarter-to-Quarter Rankings:

  1. Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall: With a remarkable 14.1% year-to-year increase and a 2.7% quarter-to-quarter increase, Miami claimed the top spot in both categories.

  2. North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton: This metro area saw an 8.8% year-to-year increase, although it experienced a slight decline of 1.5% quarter-to-quarter.

  3. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach: With an 8.1% year-to-year increase and a modest 0.3% quarter-to-quarter increase, this metro area showcased a strong performance.

  4. Cape Coral-Fort Myers: Home prices rose by 8.0% year-to-year and 0.6% quarter-to-quarter, indicating a steady upward trend.

  5. Jacksonville: Jacksonville experienced a solid 7.9% year-to-year increase, along with a 0.8% quarter-to-quarter increase.

  6. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Sunrise: Despite a 1.5% quarter-to-quarter decline, this metro area still achieved a respectable 7.2% year-to-year increase.

  7. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford: Orlando recorded a 5.9% year-to-year increase, but it experienced a 2.2% quarter-to-quarter decline.

  8. Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater: Even though it ranked the lowest among the Florida metros, Tampa still saw a noteworthy 5.6% year-to-year increase and a 0.7% quarter-to-quarter increase.

Nationally, U.S. house prices rose by 4.3% between the first quarters of 2022 and 2023. Quarter-to-quarter, U.S. house prices increased by 0.5% in the first quarter, with March alone showing a 0.6% rise compared to February. 

The South Atlantic division, which includes Florida, recorded the strongest four-quarter appreciation, with a 7.2% increase between the first quarters of 2022 and 2023. On the other hand, the Pacific division experienced a 2.4% price decline, and the Mountain division saw a slight 0.1% depreciation.

Conclusion: Florida's real estate market has continued to thrive, with impressive year-to-year price gains across its major metro areas. Miami, in particular, stands out as the leader with a substantial increase of 14.1%. The state's robust performance reflects its attractiveness as a desirable location for homebuyers and investors alike. As the housing market evolves, these positive trends bode well for Florida's continued growth and prosperity in the real estate sector.

Miller Team | Castillo Real Estate
Paula Miller
6518 Sherry Lane
St. Augustine, FL 32095

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