Calhoun County home sales rebound in July
Sales: According to the Calhoun County Board of Realtors, July residential sales in the area (Calhoun, Cleburne, and Talladega Counties) increased 29% year-over-year (Y/Y) from 183 to 236 closed transactions. Largely due to pent-up demand, sales increased 35.6% from June. Total residential sales in the area are up 15.2% year-to-date. Two more resources to review: Quarterly Report and Annual Report.
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Inventory: Total homes listed for sale in July decreased 8% year-over-year from 750 to 690 listings. Months of supply (inventory to sales ratio) decreased from 4.1 to 2.9, reflecting a market where sellers generally have elevated bargaining power.
Pricing: The area’s median sales price in July was $149,900, an increase of 19.9% from one year ago and an increase of 1.7% from June. 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 July averaged 63 days on the market (DOM), 5 days faster than July 2019.
Forecast: July sales were 70 units, or 42.2%, above the Alabama Center for Real Estate’s (ACRE) monthly forecast. ACRE projected 166 sales for the month, while actual sales were 236 units. ACRE forecast a total of 1,053 residential sales in the area year-to-date, while there were 1,165 actual sales through July, a difference of 10.6%.
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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 July 1 - 31, 2020. Thus, the performance represented is historical and should not be used as an indicator of future results, particularly considering the impact of COVID-19 on the housing market.