Tennessee Home Sales Dip 1.8% In 2018

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

During 2018, there were 81,420 single-family home sales in Tennessee, down-1.8 percent from 2017’s 82,898 closings, while the median home price at year-end 2018 was up +5.5 percent from year-end 2017, according to data compiled by Tennessee realtors.

 

The month of December 2018 saw 5,766 single-family closings, down -11.2 percent from a year earlier.

The median price rose from $218,000 to $230,000, and available inventory of homes tightened -10 percent from 21,061 to 19,006.

 

Condo sales for all of 2018 were flat compared to 2017, inching down -0.1 percent from 6,888 total closings to 6,849, while the year-end median condo price eked up +0.9 percent ($191,322 to $193,000), and year-end condo inventory fell -15.1 percent (1,438 to 1,221) over 2017.

 

 “Despite a very slight dip in total home sales from 2017 to 2018, the numbers show that Tennessee’s housing market continued to be active and fast-paced throughout the year,” said Kathy Tucker of Chattanooga, 2019 President of Tennessee Realtors. “Tight inventory continued to be a challenge facing homebuyers in many parts of the state, while the median price stayed on its upward trajectory and added another key factor for buyers and sellers to consider as the year ahead unfolds.”

The tables below summarize Tennessee’s year-end housing data:

 

CLOSINGS

2017

2018

Change

Single-Family

82,898

81,420

-1.8%

Condo

6,888

6,849

-0.1%

 

MEDIAN PRICE

Dec 2017

Dec 2018

Change

Single-Family

$218,000

$230,000

+5.5%

Condo

$191,322

$193,000

+0.9%

 

 

 

 

 

INVENTORY

Dec 2017

Dec 2018

Change

Single-Family

21,061

19,006

-10%

Condo

1,438

1,221

-15.1%

 

The charts below break down December and 4th-quarter 2018 housing data by Tennessee’s three Grand Divisions:

 


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