Pandemic Impact
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Pandemic Impact

People are wondering what effect this current pandemic is having on the local real estate market.

Here’s what we know…


According to the Pulse Report from Chandler Reports:


Home Sales - It’s a mixed bag. Overall, home sales were down. HOWEVER, the sale prices were actually up.


April home sale activity fell 17% in Shelby County with 1,359 home sales recorded compared to 1,639 home sales recorded in April 2019.  


Despite slower sales activity, home sale prices were up 26% for the month to $213,742 compared to last year's April average home sale prices of $169,077.  


The total sales volume for the county was up 5% to $290 million in April compared to last April with a total sales volume of $277 million.


The median sales price was $170,000, up 31% from last year.


31% of home sales recorded in April were valued under $100,000.


Home sales valued over $300,000 were up 29% in April with 314 sales recorded compared to 243 last year.


There were 9 home sales over $1M for the month compared to 3 sales over $1M recorded in April 2019.


Through the first four months of the year, the number of home sales recorded is down 4% and average sale prices are up 14% compared to the same time period in 2019.


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Posted by Emily Keplinger at 07:28

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