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Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for August 2021

October 15, 2021 by SoWal Staff

The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including South Walton real estate activity for August 2021, with sales statistics for single family homes, townhomes, and condos in Walton County, Florida.

The South Walton real estate market statistics for August 2021 reveal what is happening in the South Walton Real Estate Market. We are seeing continued falling inventory and rising prices in South Walton and Scenic 30A.

Single family homes closed sales were down18.9% in August 2021 compared to the same month last year. This is the second negative number in a row and is a reflection of a torrid August 2020, and the fact that there is little inventory. On a related note, homebuilders are busier than ever and new home subdivisions have long waiting lists.

Pending sales for Walton County were down also for the same reasons, decreasing 29.5% in August 2021 - bottoming out from the high positive double digits we've been seeing for quite awhile, another number that reveals inventory has dried up. The inventory of active listings was down16.3%. Median sales price was up 16.1%. Dollar volume was down 9.8% over last year at $395.7 Million.

Months Supply of Inventory for Walton County single family home sales continues to fall, down 37.9% compared to the same month last year at 1.8 months for August 2021, signaling an extreme sellers' market. Many properties are selling without being listed publicly.

Condominium and townhome closed sales were down 24.8% in August 2021 compared to the same month last year, further evidence that inventory has dried up. Pending sales are down 18.5% and inventory down 31.2%. Available townhomes and condos are getting snapped up.

The latest residential real estate report for August 2021 in Walton County summarizes sales and listing statistics of single family homes. The Walton County Real Estate Report is produced by Florida REALTORS® and provided by the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR).

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Monthly Market Details for Single Family Homes & Condos/Townhomes in Walton County, Florida

The charts and graphs are informative and well done. Great work has been done compiling the real estate report. The Walton County Real Estate Report is a service by ECAR and is a wealth of information about closed sales, pending sales, cash sales, condo sales, townhome sales and more.

Months Supply of Inventory is an indicator of the state of the market, whether it is a buyers' market or a sellers' market. The benchmark for a balanced market (favoring neither buyer nor seller) is 5.5 Months of Inventory. Higher numbers indicate a buyers' market, lower numbers a sellers' market.

Closed Sales are one of the simplest—yet most important—indicators for the residential real estate market.  When comparing Closed Sales across markets of different sizes, we recommend comparing the percent changes in sales rather than the number of sales.  Closed Sales (and many other market metrics) are affected by seasonal cycles, so actual trends are more accurately represented by year-over-year changes (i.e. comparing a month's sales to the amount of sales in the same month in the previous year), rather than changes from one month to the next.

The Real Estate Report includes real estate information about Walton County on the Emerald Coast, including all areas of South Walton and Scenic 30A, Inlet Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seacrest, Alys Beach, WaterSound Beach, Seagrove, Seaside, WaterColor, Grayton Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Sandestin, and Miramar Beach.

Real estate sales statistics are generated on approximately the third week of each month. These statistics include information recorded in the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors® (ECAR) MLS system by ECAR MLS participants and subscribers, and do not include information entered by other associations or “for sale by owner” properties.

Statistics are believed to be accurate as of the date they were generated as indicated at the bottom of each report. Reports created at other times or under other circumstances may produce different results.

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