After a record-setting month in June, South Florida home prices and sales both went up in July.
Existing single-family home sales in Miami-Dade County hit 1,354 in July, up 10.2 percent year-over-year and just shy of June’s record-breaking haul of 1,390, according to a report from the Miami Association of Realtors released Thursday.
Existing condo sales rose to 1,471 in July, up 4.8 percent year-over-year despite the deluge of new condo construction hitting the market.
Broward County also made gains.
There were 1,683 single-family home sales in Broward in July, up 11 percent year-over-year, according to the Greater Fort Lauderdale Association of Realtors. Condo sales hit 1,567, a 10 percent year-over-year gain.
Prices went up in both counties, too.
In Miami-Dade, the median price for a single-family home rose 8.6 percent year-over-year in July, to $278,000. Condos were up 2.6 percent, to $195,000.
In Broward, single-family home prices hit $312,000, a 9.5 percent year-over-year increase. Condos sold for $137,000, up 7 percent.
A website for searching property records operated by the Miami-Dade County Office of the Property Appraiser has won a national award.
The site allows users to search county property records online and works on desktop, tablet and mobile devices. It is the most-used page on the county’s site, according to property appraiser Pedro Garcia.
“We took the public’s input and used it to bring more accessibility and innovation to the website,” Garcia said in a statement. Programmers at the county’s Community Information and Outreach department developed the site.
The website was a winner of the 20th annual Web & Digital Government Achievement Awards. The awards are given out annually by the Center for Digital Government, which describes itself on its website as “a national research and advisory institute on information technology policies and best practices in state and local government.”
Miami-Dade was one of five winners from around the country in a category for local government initiatives that provide information to citizens.