Walton County Florida Real Estate Report for January 2022

March 12, 2022 by SoWal Staff

The most recent SoWal Real Estate Report covers all of Walton County including South Walton real estate activity for January 2022, with sales statistics for single family homes, townhomes, and condos in Walton County, Florida.

The South Walton real estate market statistics for January 2022 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 real estate. Single family homes closed sales were up 11.7% in January 2022 compared to the same month last year. Pending sales were down 9.7%. The number of all-cash closed sales was up 43.1%, a number that is a hot topic among South Walton realtors.

The inventory of active listings was down 19.7%. Median sales price rose notably at 9.2%. Dollar volume was up 19.4% over last year at $347.1 Million.

Months Supply of Inventory for Walton County single family home sales continues to fall, down 28.6% compared to the same month last year at 1.0 months for January 2022, signaling an extreme sellers' market. Many properties are selling without being listed publicly.

Condominium and townhome closed sales were even at 0.0% in January 2022 compared to the same month last year, further evidence that inventory has dried up. Pending sales are down 10.6% and inventory down 29.9%. The median sales price was up 25.9%.

The latest residential real estate report for January 2022 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).

Click here to open the latest South Walton Real Estate Report:
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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With a 2-3 year wait for new construction, prices should escalate again this summer.
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