Housing markets in western Florida are cooling faster than anywhere else in the country as natural disasters intensify, new construction soars and the pandemic-era homebuying demand boom continues to face, according to Redfin. It reports that North Port's housing market is cooling fastest, followed by Tampa and Cape Coral. There are three other Florida metros on the list of 10 housing markets cooling quickest: Orlando, FL comes next, followed by Denver, Houston, Minneapolis, Jacksonville, FL, Lakeland, FL and Dallas.

Redfin analyzed and ranked the 100 most populous US metros based on how quickly measures of homebuying demand and competition cooled from April 2023 to April 2024. The measures are year-over-year changes in home prices, price drops, inventory, sale-to-list price ratio and the share of homes that sell within two weeks.

In North Port, the supply of homes for sale is up 68% year over year, the second-biggest increase of the metros in Redfin's analysis. Meanwhile, the median price per square foot is down 1.2%, making North Port one of just four metros where price per square foot declined (the others are Cape Coral, San Antonio and Austin, TX), and 42.6% of sellers are dropping their asking price—up from 36% a year earlier. In Cape Coral, inventory is up 64%, median price per square foot is down 2.9%, and 37.5% of sellers are dropping their price, up from 32.9% a year earlier.

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at GlobeSt.com for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.