Median Sales Price Continues to Climb

For Immediate Release

 

Median Sales Price Continues to Climb

2018 Ends with a Near Record Number of Home Sales

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 8, 2019) – Final numbers for 2018 indicate there were 39,514 homes sold in the region, compared to the 40,482 closings in 2017, the total sales for 2018 were down 2.4 percent. This is the second highest number of home sales since 2006.

 

There were 2,881 closings during the month of December, according to figures provided by Greater Nashville REALTORSÒ. This is an 11 percent decrease from the 3,246 closings reported for the same period in 2017.
 

Fourth quarter closings were 9,051 for the Middle Tennessee area. That total is a 6.6 percent decrease from the 9,690 closings during the fourth quarter of 2017.
 

“2018 proved to be one of the best markets in Middle Tennessee history, and we are looking forward to the New Year,” said Greater Nashville REALTORS® President Andrew Terrell. 

 

“Our local economy remains strong, and interest rates remain low which are positive for the real estate market.”

 

A comparison of sales by category for Dec. is:

 

 

2017

2018

 

CLOSINGS

3,246

2,881

Residential

2,708

2,436

Condominium

338

301

Multi-Family

12

28

Farms/Land/Lots

188

116

 

A comparison of sales by category for the fourth quarter is: 

 

 

2017

2018

 

CLOSINGS

9,690

9,051

Residential

8,120

7,594

Condominium

992

988

Multi-Family

62

69

Farms/Land/Lots

516

400

 

A comparison of sales by category year-to-date is:  

 

 

2017

2018

 

CLOSINGS

40,482

39,514

Residential

33,633

32,868

Condominium

4,433

4,317

Multi-Family

309

312

Farms/Land/Lots

2,107

2,017

 

There were 1,867 sales pending at the end of December, compared with 2,471 pending sales at this time last year. The average number of days on the market for a single-family home was 37 days.

 

The median price for a residential single-family home was $308,000, and for a condominium it was $222,000. This compares with last year’s median residential and condominium prices of $294,000 and $209,450, respectively.

 

Inventory at the end of December was 10,791 up from 9,011 in December 2017.

 

The current inventory of properties by category, compared to last year, is:
 

 

2017

2018

 

INVENTORY

9,011

10,791

Residential

6,061

7,702

Condominium

581

900

Multi-Family

62

65

Farms/Land/Lots

2,307

2,124


 

“While there will be challenges, there is still a lot of opportunities for consumers to buy, sell and lease real estate. Deciding to work with a REALTOR® in your local market will give consumers a competitive advantage when navigating the market,” added Terrell.

 

About Us: Greater Nashville REALTORS® is one of Middle Tennessee’s largest professional trade associations and serves as the primary voice for Nashville-area property owners. REALTOR® is a registered trademark that may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict code of ethics.

 

The data collected for this release represents nine Middle Tennessee counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson.

December 2018 Market Data Infographic | PDF 

 

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