Fort Myers Home Prices Soar!

The median existing single-family home in Lee County sold for $177,000 in December – up 24 percent from $142,750 a year earlier, according to statistics released today by the Realtor Association of Greater Fort Myers and the Beach. Buy your Fort Myers Home today!
In a separate report, the Naples Area Board of Realtors said the median in Collier County increased from $248,000 to $340,000.
The number of homes sold in Lee County barely moved year to year: 992 in December compared to 1,000 a year earlier.
Collier sales dipped to 385 from 417 in December 2012.
For all of 2013, Lee County had 12,144 homes sold, up from 11,765 in 2012. Collier had 4,598 in 2013, up from 4,554 in 2012.
In Lee, the percentage of short sales and foreclosures fell: In 2013, 8 percent were short sales and 19.8 percent were foreclosures, down from 18.4 and 20.2 percent respectively.
Prices and sales throughout Southwest Florida imploded at the end of 2005 and fell for about four years before beginning a recovery. Search Fort Myers Condos.