Charlotte Real Estate May 2024

Latest news on Charlotte real estate May 2024 and what it means for you…


Counties In Charlotte Region's MLS

May 2024 home sales declined 2.8% in the 16-County Charlotte Region year-over-year. Closed sales, however, rose 12.3% from the previous month of April. Pending sales also declined — down 0.5% year-over-year.  Mortgage rates that started rising in mid-March put a damper on spring sales that continued into May. The key for home buyers in 2024 will be stability in mortgage rates, coupled with challenges in terms of supply of homes available for sale. Although inventory has increased, the Charlotte region’s supply of homes is still critically low and the affordability index continued to decline — down 6.7% year-over-year and down 7.5% year-to-date.


Home showings in May underscored buyer activity, albeit at a somewhat lower level than one month ago…  in Mecklenburg County and Charlotte (6.1 showings per listing); in Matthews (7.6 showings per listing); in Waxhaw (7 showings per listing); in Huntersville (6.4 showings per listing). Days on market were flat at 34 days in May compared with the same month one year ago and were down three days from last month. Year-to-date, days on market were down 9.3% in May compared with one year ago.


The Charlotte region’s home prices remained on the rise. Average sale price increased 8.6% in May compared with one year ago, while the median sale price increased 3.9% year-over-year to $400,000 (after peaking in June 2022 at $400,000). This was the 10th consecutive month of annual price increases.  Demand for housing in the region in a low inventory environment will keep home prices from falling in 2024. The May list to sale price ratio declined 0.2% year-over-year to 97.8%, but remained flat month-over-month. Year-to-date, the list to sale price ratio was up 0.7% in May compared with one year ago.


May new listings increased 17.8% year-over-year, equal to 822 more listings over May one year ago. New listings increased 5.4% in May over the previous month of April.  May 2024 marks the seventh consecutive month of increases in new listings compared with last year. Single family home inventory in May increased 35% year-over-year. Condo and townhome inventory increased 111.6% and 32%, respectively versus May one year ago.


Overall inventory increased 37.2% from the same time last year. Despite the increase in new listings and inventory,  the months supply of homes for sale at just 2.2 months kept Charlotte region in “home seller territory.”



Charlotte region real estate sales update for May 2024




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