Calhoun County home sales rise in May

Sales: According to the Calhoun County Area Board of Realtors, May residential sales in the area (Calhoun, Cleburne, and Talladega Counties) increased 37.1% year-over-year (Y/Y) from 143 to 196 closed transactions. Sales are now up 18.2% year-to-date. Following seasonal trends, sales increased 16.7% from April. 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 May decreased 7.7% year-over-year from 545 to 503 listings. Months of supply (inventory to sales ratio) decreased from 3.8 to 2.6, reflecting a market where sellers generally have elevated bargaining power.

Pricing: The area’s median sales price in May was $159,900, an increase of 14.3% from one year ago and an increase of 5.7% 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 May averaged 31 days on the market (DOM), a record low and 33 days faster than May 2020.

Forecast: May sales were 7 units, or 3.5%, below the Alabama Center for Real Estate’s (ACRE) monthly forecast. ACRE projected 203 sales for the month, while actual sales were 196 units. ACRE forecasted a total of 845 residential sales year-to-date, while there were 892 actual sales through May, a difference of 5.5%.

New Construction: The 15 new homes sold represent 8.9% of all residential sales in the area in May. Total sales increased 36.4% year-over-year, following April’s decline in new home sales. The median sales price in May was $199,145, an increase of 13.3% from one year ago and an increase of 8.1% from April. New homes sold in an average of 0 days on the market, 2 days faster than May 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 May 1 – 31, 2021. Thus, the performance represented is historical and should not be used as an indicator of future results.

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