Huntsville-area home sales decrease 12% in October

Sales: According to, October home sales in the Huntsville area decreased 1.7% year-over-year (Y/Y) from 839 to 825 closed transactions, breaking 16 consecutive months of Y/Y gains. Sales also decreased 11.8% from September. Sales are up 6.3% year-to-date. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual Report.

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Inventory: October listings (756) decreased 1.3% from September and 9.1% from one year ago. At the current sales pace, all the active inventory on the market would sell in 0.9 months, up from 0.8 in September and down from 1 month in October 2020. The equilibrium point where buyers and sellers have roughly equal bargaining power is 6 months of supply.

Pricing: The median sales price in October was $296,000, an increase of 17.3% from one year ago and an increase of 2.5% from September. 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 October averaged 8 days on the market (DOM), a continued record low and 8 days faster than October 2020. 

Forecast: October sales were 19 units, or 2.3%, above the Alabama Center for Real Estate’s (ACRE) monthly forecast. ACRE projected 806 sales for the month, while actual sales were 825 units. ACRE forecast a total of 8,420 sales in the area year-to-date, while there were 7,964 actual sales through October, a difference of 5.4%. 

New Construction: The 240 new homes sold represent 29.1% of all residential sales in the area in October. Total sales increased 5.7% year-over-year. The median sales price in October was $343,740, an increase of 12.7% from September and 23.5% 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 October 1 – 31, 2021. Thus, the performance represented is historical and should not be used as an indicator of future results.

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