Aiken Real Estate Market Report: October 2023

The Aiken real estate market continues to exhibit dynamic trends, with October 2023 revealing interesting insights into the local housing landscape. In this month’s report, we delve into key statistics, examining the number of homes sold, median prices, year-to-date comparisons, and inventory data. Let’s explore the numbers that shape the current state of the Aiken region’s real estate market.

Homes Sales Overview:

In October 2023, a total of 205 homes changed hands in the Aiken region. The median price for these residential properties stood at $295,250, providing a snapshot of the market’s economic activity during this period.

Year-to-Date Comparison:

Taking a broader perspective, the year-to-date figures offer a comprehensive view of the real estate landscape. Unfortunately, the data reveals a 17.1% decrease in sales volume, with 2,554 homes sold thus far in 2023. This contrasts with the 3,080 homes sold at the same point in the previous year. Despite this decline, there is a silver lining in the form of a 2.5% increase in the year-to-date median price, which now stands at $276,855 compared to $270,000 at this point in 2022.

Inventory Insights:

An essential aspect of understanding any real estate market is analyzing the available inventory. The data indicates a 24.1% increase in the number of homes for sale compared to the same period last year. As of the end of October, there were 905 homes listed as “active” for sale in Aiken. This abundance of listings represents approximately 3.6 months of available inventory, providing prospective buyers with a range of options.

In conclusion, the October 2023 real estate market report for the Aiken region paints a nuanced picture of the local housing landscape. While the number of homes sold has experienced a decline year-to-date, the increase in median prices and available inventory suggests a market that is still active and adaptable. As we move forward, keeping an eye on these trends will be crucial for both buyers and sellers looking to navigate the Aiken real estate market effectively.

Disclaimer: The data presented in this blog post reflects residential sales from the Aiken MLS for the period of October 1-31, 2023.