East Alabama home sales up 13% in December

Sales: According to the East Alabama Board of Realtors, December residential sales in the Phenix City area increased 13.61% year-over-year (Y/Y) from 147 to 167 closed transactions. Against seasonal trends, sales decreased 1.2% from November. Sales are now up 10.52% year-to-date. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual Report.  

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Inventory: Total homes listed for sale in December declined 22.9% year-over-year from 161 to 124 active listings. At the current sales pace, all the active inventory on the market would sell in 0.7 months, down from 0.9 a month ago in November and down from 1.1 months in December 2020. The equilibrium point where buyers and sellers have roughly equal bargaining power is 6 months of supply.

Pricing: The area’s median sales price in December was $230,000, an increase of 26.4% from one year ago and an increase of 6.9% from November. 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 December averaged 30 days on the market (DOM), 4 days faster than December 2020.

Forecast: December sales were 16 units, or 10.92%, above the Alabama Center for Real Estate’s (ACRE) monthly forecast. ACRE projected 151 sales for the month, while actual sales were 167 units. ACRE forecast a total of 1,803 residential sales in the area year-to-date, while there were 1,818 actual sales through December, a difference of 0.85%.  

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The East Alabama Residential Monthly Report is developed in conjunction with the East Alabama 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 December 1 – 31, 2021. Thus, the performance represented is historical and should not be used as an indicator of future results.