Florida had more cash sales in the third quarter of 2014 than any other.
In the third quarter , over half of all Florida sales (53.5 percent) were all-cash. Only Maine came close with 50.0 percent, followed by Alabama with 42.2 percent. Still, the percentage of all-cash Florida sales has declined over time. In the second quarter it was 57.6 percent; a year earlier, it was 56.2 percent.
The U.S. leader is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, two out of three sales are all-cash (59.1 percent), though in both the quarter and a year earlier, the percentage was above 63 percent. The following Florida cities round out the top five for all-cash sales:
- Cape Coral-Fort Myers (55.8%)
- Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice (54.5%)
- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater (51.1%)
- Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville (50.9%)