Luxury Market on Record Streak

The luxury market is on a record streak, with double-digit growth in 19 of the largest markets in the nation, according to the July Luxury Home Index by®. High-end homes are moving rapidly, with age of inventory at 108 days—11 days faster than in July 2017—and $ 1 million-plus properties on the rise.

“The strong economy is bolstering demand for luxury homes,” says Danielle Hale, chief economist for “They are selling fast, and demand for these homes has pushed the entry-level price point to more than $ 1 million in half of the markets studied [91 in total].

“Although there are some pockets of weaker performance, we’ve seen double-digit price growth in 19 markets for the first time in four years,” Hale says.

According to the Index, which analyzes 91 counties in the luxury segment, examining prices in the top 5 percent of all sales, specifically, the fastest-growing luxury markets are:

1. Sarasota County, Fla.
Price (Top 5%): $ 1.004 million
+21.2% YoY

2. Queens County, N.Y.
Price (Top 5%): $ 1.27 million
+15.8% YoY

3. Maui County, Hawaii
Price (Top 5%): $ 2.41 million
+14.7% YoY

4. Santa Clara County, Calif.
Price (Top 5%): $ 2.8 million
+14% YoY

5. Boulder County, Colo.
Price (Top 5%): $ 1.34 million
+13.7% YoY

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