Home sales climbed 15% over the past 12 months from 1,923 to 2,207, how ever the median sales price of $123,800 was down 10% from $137,900 this time last year according to the
Florida Realtors. Sales followed a similar pattern in the state, with sales rising 13% in October, but median prices falling 4% down to $131,200. Seventeen out of 19 metropolitan
regions recorded higher sales. Miami topped the state with a 41% jump. Sarasota-Bradenton and Gainesville followed with 20% increases.