Huntsville-area home sales increase in May

Sales: According to, May home sales in the Huntsville area increased 3.9% year-over-year (Y/Y) from 719 to 747 closed transactions, marking 12 consecutive months of Y/Y gains. Following seasonal trends, sales increased 1% from April. Sales are now up 8.5% year-to-date. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual Report.

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Inventory: Homes listed for sale decreased 58.3% year-over-year from 1102 to 460 listings which was a record low. Months of supply decreased from 1.5 to 0.6, reflecting a market where sellers generally have elevated bargaining power.

Pricing: The median sales price in May was $280,471, an increase of 14.24% from one year ago and a decrease of 0.91% from April. 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 9 days on the market (DOM), 20 days faster than May 2020.

Forecast: May sales were 165 units, or 18.12%, below the Alabama Center for Real Estate’s (ACRE) monthly forecast. ACRE projected 912 sales for the month, while actual sales were 747 units. ACRE forecast a total of 3,908 sales in the area year-to-date, while there were 3,457 actual sales through May, a difference of 11.54%.

New Construction: The 210 new homes sold represent 28.1% of all residential sales in the area in May. Total sales decreased 7.1% year-over-year. The median sales price in May was $312,400, an increase of 4.2% from April and an increase of 12.4% from one year ago.

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The Huntsville Area Residential Monthly Report is developed in connection with the Huntsville Area Association of Realtors.

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.