New Real Estate Report Released - Memphis Home Sales

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The most recent real estate market report from provides information on home sales in Memphis, TN. The report outlines the most recent activity in the Memphis real estate market including data on inventory, current sales figures and trends in Memphis home sales.

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It was a much better April than a year ago, all across the board.

The most recent real estate report from details the current activity and trends in the Memphis real estate market during April 2012. Making use of the most recent sales data, the report highlights the factors that are driving the Memphis market as well as what buyers and sellers can expect in the coming months.

According to data provided by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors (MAAR), the Memphis real estate market prices are up from a year ago but April wasn’t quite as strong as March for home sales. Below are some key findings:

  •     Total Sales in April 2012 are 9% lower than March of this year
  •     Median Sales Price is $86,000 up 13.7% compared to April 2011
  •     Average Sales Price is $126,672, 11.6% higher than April 2011
  •     As of April 16, 2012 there were 1,797 Pending Sales
  •     April 2012 inventory levels are up 3.8% compared to the same time last year
  •     April 2012 had 422 foreclosure actions, up 38.8% from April 2011

While the Memphis real estate market is experiencing an increase in sales, both year-to-date and compared to the same time a year ago, foreclosures are suppressing prices. However, experts are encouraged by the 16.7% increase in monthly sales volume and the overall improvements in April compared to last year. Carol Lott, the MAAR President said, “It was a much better April than a year ago, all across the board.”

Memphis Real Estate Market Latest Information and Statistics

County: Shelby

Zip Codes in the City: 37501, 37544, 38002, 38016, 38018, 38028, 38088, 38101, 38103–38109, 38111–38120, 38122, 38124–38128, 38130–38139, 38141, 38145, 38147–38148, 38150–38152, 38157, 38159, 38161, 38163, 38166–38168, 38173–38175, 38177, 38181–38182, 38184, 38186–38188, 38190, 38193–38194, 38197

Population: 662,897

Population (Metro): 1,316,100

Total Households (2006-2010): 246,495

Median Value Owner Occupied Housing (2006-2010): $98,300

April 2012 Total Home Sales in Memphis area: 1,166

April 2012 Median Sale Price in Memphis area: $86,000

April 2012 Average Sale Price in Memphis area: $126,672

Renters vs. Owners (2006-2010): 46.3% vs. 53.7%

Type of Home:
80% Single Family
10% Condo
10% Other

Popular Memphis Neighborhoods Seeing Improvement in Sales

  •     Downtown
  •     Midtown
  •     Parkway Village – Oakhaven

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