Hot Summer Has Home Prices Rising Into Fall

In early spring, when coronavirus shutdowns began, few would’ve predicted that the summer housing market would be as hot as it turned out to be. Buyer demand rebounded quickly and home sales numbers surpassed year-before levels sooner than anyone could’ve expected. However, though the housing market’s rebound is undoubtedly good news, there is another side to the story. Put simply, home buyers returned to the market before sellers and the resulting imbalance drove already low inventory levels even lower. And naturally, fewer homes for sale combined with an increasing number of interested buyers put upward pressure on home prices. In fact, according to one recent analysis, the shortage of homes for sale caused a 0.7 percent price increase month-over-month in August. That might not seem like much, but it’s actually the largest monthly gain in seven years. It was also pretty evenly spread, with 48 of the 50 largest markets showing accelerating home prices during the month. Fortunately for home buyers, mortgage rates remain near record lows, which helps to counteract the spike in prices. Also, home builders have begun to ramp up construction, which should help bring some relief to markets suffering from a lack of homes for sale. (source)

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eXp Realty, the largest residential real estate brokerage by geography in North America and a subsidiary of eXp World Holdings (NASDAQ: EXPI).

Bobby is a U. S. Marine Corps Veteran and Florida native with over 17 years of combined, award-winning experience in Real Estate and Mortgage Lending in Central Florida. An eXp ICON AGENT and Certified Mentor. Formerly with RE/MAX where he was recognized as a Hall of Fame Member and a consistent Platinum Club Award Winner. Locally, a multi-year Gold-Level Award Top Producer within the Orlando Regional Realtors Association (ORRA). His consistent productivity has earned him universal recognition, named as a Top agent in numerous publications, year after year including being voted a Best of Southwest Orlando Realtor 6 years in a row!

Bobby holds a Florida Real Estate Broker’s License with designations as a Graduate, REALTOR Institute (GRI); Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR); Certified Short Sale Professional (CSP); a Florida Military Specialist (FMS) and one of the few Real Estate Collaboration Specialists – Divorce (RCS-D) in Central Florida. These advanced designations denote expertise in financial, market, and investment analysis, in addition to negotiation. As such, he is considered an ‘expert’ in his field with experience in court testimony.


Bobby is also a dedicated member of his community and has served on numerous local Boards of Directors. He is a youth sports coach and a Partner in Education with Orange County Schools. Thus, Bobby was voted a 2015 ORRA Good Neighbor Award recipient for his volunteerism and charitable contributions by his peers.

Bobby and his beautiful wife Halle have three very active children; Isabella, ‘Little’ Bobby and Alex. They stay busy as a family with sports, extra-curricular clubs and travel. However, they also give back as a family and donate to local rescues as well as providing their home to foster animals whenever possible.

One of Bobby’s greatest attributes is that time and again he has proven himself to be a selfless professional, treating each of his clients as if their property was the most important. He continues to work with his clients personally and does not differentiate between a $100K condo or a $1M house on a lake…anywhere in Central Florida, he gives each one the equal time, attention and respect that they deserve, as praised through the countless reviews written about him by former Buyers & Sellers!

Bobby Baldor has demonstrated the extensive experience and proven expertise in our local market to help you and your family achieve your real estate goals. But more importantly, he is a caring member of our community. Bobby’s personal slogan is ‘Your Real Estate Hero’ …and he works hard to prove it.