The May 2024 Lee County Foreclosure Report was complied by Jeff Tumbarello, Director SWFL REIA , Broker/Owner Steelbridge Realty LLC Principal , Venture Investment Partners

  • This is my work, done for me and shared with you
  • The data in the report came from multiple sources.
    • Those sources are:
      The Lee County Clerk of Court, and MLS data (from my membership as the Broker of Steelbridge Realty LLC)

We haven’t published this report in a while as the market trajectory previously rendered this dataset less crucial for forward-looking decisions. However, the current shifts in the market conditions have made this report relevant again. We update this data monthly. To stay informed and receive updates directly in your inbox, subscribe to our email list today.

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This chart provides a perspective on the Lis Pendens filings in Lee County, Florida, comparing data from the last financial crisis to today:

May 2025 Lee County Foreclosure Report

This chart displays the Lis Pendens filings in Lee County from 2015 onward.



May 2025 Lee County Foreclosure Report

This chart displays the Lis Pendens filings in Lee County from 2020 onward.

May 2025 Lee County Foreclosure Report

This chart presents an overlay of the average price and sales counts for all residential types in Lee County, Florida, using data exported from the MLS.

This chart offers a perspective on the differences between the 2007 market and today, highlighting how filings were rapidly increasing during the last cycle.


Each real estate cycle is unique in both duration and intensity, reflecting the complex interplay of economic, social, and political factors. Typically, these cycles follow a pattern of boom, bust, and recovery:

  1. Duration: Real estate cycles can vary greatly in length. Some may last only a few years, while others can extend over decades. The duration often depends on underlying economic conditions, such as employment rates, interest rates, and GDP growth, as well as broader societal trends like urbanization and demographic shifts.
  2. Intensity: The intensity of a real estate cycle refers to the magnitude of price fluctuations and transaction volumes during the boom and bust phases. An intense boom period is characterized by rapidly increasing property values and high transaction volumes, often driven by speculative investing and easy credit. Conversely, a severe bust might see steep declines in property values and a significant drop in market activity, influenced by tighter credit conditions, economic downturns, or regulatory changes.

The differences in duration and intensity can result in significantly different outcomes from one cycle to the next. For example, a cycle influenced by a robust economic backdrop and innovative financial products might exhibit a prolonged and intense boom followed by a sharp but brief correction. In contrast, cycles dominated by cautious lending and slow economic growth may feature more moderated growth and a less severe downturn. Understanding these dynamics is crucial for investors, policymakers, and stakeholders to navigate the real estate market effectively.

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When: June 19th, 2024
Topic: Exploring Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges in Florida Land Wholesaling
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