Tennessee Home Sales Hold Steady, Inventory Tightens, Median Price Keeps Rising

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - by Phil Newman, Tennessee Realtors

Reflecting a continuing strong economy and a tight supply of available properties, Tennessee’s single-family (SF) home sales inched up .9 percent (7,408 to 7,475) in July 2017, while the median price rose eight percent ($206,000 to $222,000) and inventory fell 26 percent (28,635 to 21,292) over July 2016, according to data compiled by Tennessee Realtors..

 

For the same period, Tennessee condominium sales inched up +.

3 percent (666 to 687), the median condo price rose +6.5 percent (169,900 to 181,000), and condo inventory fell - 32 percent 2,213 to 1,511) over July 2016.

 

“The housing numbers for July reflect the continuing strength of Tennessee’s overall economy and housing market while underscoring the challenges brought on by a tight inventory of available homes,” said Nashville-area realtor Brian Copeland, 2017 president of Tennessee Realtors.

 

Even so, as prices keep rising and properties on the market are harder to come by in this seller’s market, it is still possible for interested buyers to find the ideal home for them with the right help and guidance,” Mr. Copeland said.

 

July’s breakdown by Tennessee’s three Grand Divisions shows almost identical trends in steady sales, rising prices, and tighter inventory. 



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