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Back in March I wrote a column about how prices and sales volume looked at the halfway point of the season. But now the final whistle has blown, Julian Edelman had a nice visit with me (kidding) and we can see the season in full.

At the halfway point it appeared that the center of the Island City was where all the real estate action was occurring. Prices and volume were strong, much stronger than east of Dixie or west of Andrews.

Did that continue?

I've included two charts, one showing median sales prices for this past season and the three prior high seasons, and one for sales volume.

Let's start by looking at prices.

For the season, the median sales price of a single family home in Wilton Manors (arms length transactions only) was $360,000, down four percent from the 2013-14 season. Prices were down in both the east (-4%) and center (-6%) but were up in the west (+7%). In fact, for the first time since the 2011-12 high season, prices west of Andrews have gone ahead of prices in the center of town (but just slightly).

In the first half of this season prices were very strong in the center of town, but decidedly less so in the other two neighborhoods. In the second half, prices increased significantly (+16%) in the west and somewhat in the east also (+8%) but were down significantly in the center of town (-12%).

Now looking at numbers of homes sold, total sales this past season increased 18 percent compared with the 2013-14 season. Sales volume in the 2013-14 season was down from the year prior. It is possible that lower inventories of properties available drove prices higher during that season, and then this past season, as more properties became available for purchase, a softening in valuations occurred.

No one has a crystal ball, but as we head toward next season I would expect pricing (on a relative basis) to firm in the center of town and ease a bit in the west. Meaning, if prices generally increase I would expect a higher rate of increase in the center of town, and should they drop I'd expect a lower rate of decrease.

James Oaksun, Broward's Real Estate Geek(SM), is a Realtor at the Wilton Manors office of RE/MAX Preferred. In addition to having degrees from Dartmouth and Cornell, he is a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI).