How is the Alachua County Real Estate Market? May 2020

The biggest change we are seeing is general slow down in the real estate market by 20% – 30%. People have been staying home and out of public, and only those who need to move have been purchasing property.

At first glance, there is an obvious slow down in the Alachua market on both the listing and the selling sides. It looks like listings are down more than sales so there shouldn’t be an additional back up of inventory.

Total ListedChange Prior MonthChange Prior MonthChange Prior YearChange Prior Year
2020January931  344%
2020February951202%8510%
2020March924-27-3%-66-7%
2020April641-283-31%-322-33%
Seller Supply was down 31% April 2020
Num SoldChange Prior MonthChange Prior MonthChange Prior YearChange Prior Year
2020January351  4113%
2020February4398825%-12-3%
2020March54911025%398%
2020April433-116-21%-154-26%
Buyer demand was down 21% in April 2020

However, it looks like there was ALREADY a glut of inventory in the area. Comparing closings to active listings – it looks like there has been an 8+ month supply of inventory. That is a buyer’s market, going into this recession.

That information is backed up by the DOM information as well. It looks like most properties that sell were on the market for 6 months before closing. And plenty just sit on the market not selling – with an average DOM for active properties that’s been above 200DOM for a while and recently came down.

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