Calhoun County home sales rise in April

Sales: According to the Calhoun County Area Board of Realtors, April residential sales in the area (Calhoun, Cleburne, and Talladega Counties) increased 4.4% year-over-year (Y/Y) from 161 to 168 closed transactions. Sales are now up 13.7% year-to-date. Following seasonal trends, sales decreased 19.2% from March. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual Report.

For all of Calhoun County’s housing data, click here.

Inventory: Total homes listed for sale in April decreased 6.5% year-over-year from 556 to 520 listings. Months of supply (inventory to sales ratio) decreased from 3.5 to 3.1, reflecting a market where sellers generally have elevated bargaining power.

Pricing: The area’s median sales price in April was $151,250, an increase of 0.9% from one year ago and an increase of 5.8% from February. The differing sample size (number of residential sales of comparative months) can contribute to statistical volatility, including pricing. ACRE recommends consulting with a local real estate professional to discuss pricing, as it will vary from neighborhood to neighborhood.

Homes sold in April averaged 40 days on the market (DOM), a record low and 39 days faster than April 2020.

Forecast: April sales were 13 units, or 7.4%, below the Alabama Center for Real Estate’s (ACRE) monthly forecast. ACRE projected 181 sales for the month, while actual sales were 168 units. ACRE forecast a total of 642 residential sales year-to-date, while there were 696 actual sales through April, a difference of 8.4%.

New Construction: The 16 new homes sold represent 9.5% of all residential sales in the area in April. Total sales increased 166.7% year-over-year, following March’s decline in new home sales. The median sales price in April was $184,281, a decrease of 11.5% from one year ago and a decrease of 1.9% from February. New homes sold in an average of 4 days on the market, 41 days faster than April 2020.

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The Calhoun County Residential Monthly Report is developed in conjunction with the Calhoun County Board of Realtors to better serve area consumers.

Editor’s Note: All information in this article reflects data provided to the Alabama Center for Real Estate for the time period April 1 – 30, 2021. Thus, the performance represented is historical and should not be used as an indicator of future results.

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