The latest Evans Report sales analysis shows plenty of shoe leather hit the pavement during the first half of this year, when the number of house sales rose substantially over the same period last year.
The increase both reflects lower home prices and more confidence in the island’s real estate market, said Leslie Evans, the Palm Beach real estate attorney and property owner who prepares the reports.
“I’m optimistic. We’re seeing a big increase in sales,” said Evans, whose firm provides legal services to real estate agencies and their clients. “If people didn’t think (prices) had bottomed out, they wouldn’t be buying here.”