Calhoun County home sales up 7% year-over-year in January

According to the Calhoun County Board of Realtors, January residential sales in the area (Calhoun, Cleburne, and Talladega Counties) increased 7.1% year-over-year (Y/Y) from 99 to 106 closed transactions. Sales decreased 15.9% from December and are now up 7.1% year-to-date. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual Report.

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Inventory: January listings (509) increased 1.8% from December and decreased 10.5% from one year ago. At the current sales pace, all the active inventory on the market would sell in 4.8 months, up from 4.0 months in December and up from 3.6 in January 2022. The equilibrium point where buyers and sellers have roughly equal bargaining power is roughly 6 months of supply.

Pricing: The area’s median sales price in January was $187,000, an increase of 3.9% from one year ago and a decrease of 1.6% from December. 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 January averaged 40 days on the market (DOM), 7 days slower than January 2023.

Forecast: January sales were 25 units, or 19.3%, below the Alabama Center for Real Estate’s (ACRE) monthly forecast. ACRE projected 131 sales for the month, while actual sales were 106 units. ACRE forecast a total of 131 residential sales in the area year-to-date, while there were 106 actual sales through January, a difference of 19.3%.  

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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.