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Aiken Board of Realtors and MLS
1069 Silver Bluff Road
Aiken, SC 29803
Office: 803-648-1891
(F): 803-642-6044

 

Market Statistics – August 2018

 

Aug 2017

Aug 2018

+/-

Average Sales Price

$175,710

$215,982

+22.9%

Median Sales Price

164,900

180,200

+9.3%

Inventory of Homes for Sale

1,323

1,043

-21.2%

Days on Market

131

123

6.1%

Closed Sales

216

242

+10.5%

       
 

Rising home prices, higher interest rates and increased building material costs have pressured housing affordability to a ten-year low, according to the National Association of Home Builders. Keen market observers have been watching this situation take shape for quite some time. Nationally, median household income has risen 2.6% in the last 12 months, while home prices are up 6.0%. That kind of gap will eventually create fewer sales due to affordability concerns, which is happening in several markets, especially in the middle to high-middle price ranges.

New Listings were up 5.3 percent to 279. Pending Sales increased 15.8 percent to 235. Inventory shrank 21.2 percent to 1,043 units.

Prices moved higher as Median Sales Price was up 9.3 percent to $180,200. Days on Market decreased 6.1 percent to 123 days. Months Supply of Inventory was down 27.1 percent to 5.1 months, indicating that demand increased relative to supply. While some are starting to look for recessionary signs like fewer sales, dropping prices and even foreclosures, others are taking a more cautious and research-based
approached to their predictions. The fact remains that the trends do not yet support a dramatic shift away from what has been experienced over the last several years.

Housing starts are performing admirably if not excitingly, prices are still inching upward, supply remains low and consumers are optimistic. The U.S. economy is under scrutiny but certainly not deteriorating.

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