The Waxhaw area housing market remained a home seller’s market in December 2021 with continued significant decreases in inventory and new construction. With 56.1% less inventory year-over-year and continued buyer demand, days on market were down to historically low levels, while home prices increased to historic highs. Both closed and pending sales were down due to the lack of inventory and new listings.
Waxhaw (28173 Zip Code) Home Sales Report: December 2021
Latest news on the Waxhaw area (28173 zip code) real estate market in December 2021 and what it means for you…
The Waxhaw area of the Charlotte, North Carolina metro area (the 28173 zip code–encompassing the three towns of Waxhaw, Marvin and Weddington) saw continued declines in inventory, declines in pending and closed sales, declines in new listings, declines in days on market in December 2021 versus December 2020. The only thing that increased were home prices, which increased year-over-year and were the highest prices seen in Waxhaw history. Lack of inventory is certainly impacting sales volume and home prices in the 28173 zip code.
Average days on market decreased 23 days (down 43.4%) to 30 days year-over-year. Average days on market were down 33 days compared with December 2019. Median days on market were 5 days in December, down 14 days year-over-year and down 21 days from two years ago in December. December 2021 saw the lowest average and median days on market in Waxhaw’s history.
Continued tight inventory and a months supply of homes of 0.7 months (a 0.6 month’s drop from 1.3 months one year ago and a 2.4 month’s drop from 3.1 months in December 2019), kept the Waxhaw area a home seller’s market in December 2021. New construction inventory, down almost 70% year-over-year and long a staple of Waxhaw’s housing market, remained at some of its lowest levels in 15+ years, contributing to the lack of inventory and low months supply of homes in December 2021.
With homesellers receiving a median 100.9% of list price in final sale price, there was virtually no room for home buyers to negotiate in December 2021.
One indicator of demand for homes is the number of showings per listed property. In December 2021, the average Waxhaw area home had 12.3 showings compared with 7.9 showings in 2020 and 5.1 showings in 2019. When showings per home increase 55.7% year-over-year, it’s very much a case of more buyers chasing fewer listings.
Home sale prices increased 26.4%, on average, in December 2021 compared with the same month one year ago. The average sale price was $638,147. The median home sale price was $555,000, up 39.4% year-over-year. Average home prices in December 2021 were almost $155,000 higher than in December 2019. Median home sale prices were about $140,000 higher in December 2021 than in December 2019.
Price per square foot increased 22.9% to $203/square foot in December 2021 versus the same month one year ago. The $203 average price per square foot in December 2021 was the highest average price per square foot in Waxhaw’s history.
Closed sales decreased 25.3% while pending sales decreased 40% in December 2021 compared with the same month one year ago. The decrease in pending sales can be attributed to lack of inventory and fewer new listings, which dropped 40.6% compared with December 2020.
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