Monday, November 13, 2006

Orlando Home Values Remain Strong

Home values in Metro Orlando and two other Florida markets were among the nation's fastest growing in the third quarter, according to an analysis by an online real estate research company. Zillow.com estimated that Orlando-area existing-home values in the quarter rose 17.6 percent from the previous year, trailing only Jacksonville, at 19.1 percent, and Portland-Salem, Ore., at 17.9 percent. The Richmond-Petersburg, Va., area was fourth at 16.2 percent and Tampa-St. Petersburg fifth at 15.9 percent. Zillow.com uses a proprietary method for its analysis. The Seattle-based company said that despite a decline in values in many regions during the quarter, home values were up 4.8 percent year-over-year in the 36 regions it studies. Declines were noted for Boston; Hartford, Conn.; Cincinnati; Minneapolis; San Diego; and Sacramento, Calif. Courtesy of Orlando Sentinel 11/8/06.