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Brunswick County real estate market stays strong in July; average sale prices reach highest point in over a decade

SHALLOTTE, N.C. [August 15, 2019] -- Brunswick County’s residential real estate market demonstrated steady strength in July, according to statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS®. Average sale prices hit their highest point in 12 years, total sales volume is up and the number of days on market is down compared to last year even though the number of units sold fell slightly.

“Brunswick County’s residential real estate market continues to hold true and steady,” said BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh. “The last time we had an average sale price this high was in 2007, and with 44% of listings selling in 30 days or less, we’ve seen a strong market for both buyers and sellers in July.”

Average sale prices in Brunswick County increased 4.2%, rising from $274,703 in July 2018 to $286,204 this July. The number of new listings increased from 515 in July 2018 to 547 this July, a 6.2% jump. The number of units sold decreased slightly from 464 to 457, a 1.5% decrease. Total sales volume increased by 2.6%, from $127,460,000 to $130,800,000. The average number of days a home stays on the market dropped to 80 days for the second time this year.

Thirty-seven homes sold for $500,000 or more in July. The highest sale price was $1.4 million for a 7800-square-foot home with seven bedrooms and eight bathrooms.

Brunswick County

New Listings

  • July 2019: 547
  • July 2018: 515
  • Increase/Decrease: +6.2%

Units Sold

  • July 2019: 457
  • July 2018: 464
  • Increase/Decrease: -1.5%

Average Sale Price

  • July 2019: $286,204
  • July 2018: $274,703
  • Increase/Decrease: +4.2%

Total Sales Volume

  • July 2019: $130,800,000
  • July 2018: $127,460,000
  • Increase/Decrease: +2.6%


Bladen County

New Listings

  • July 2019: 20
  • July 2018: 12
  • Increase/Decrease: +66.7%

 Units Sold

  • July 2019: 15
  • July 2018: 15
  • Increase/Decrease: 0.0%

Average Sale Price

  • July 2019: $163,918
  • July 2018: $115,920
  • Increase/Decrease: +41.4%

Total Sales Volume

  • July 2019: $2,460,000
  • July 2018: $1,740,000
  • Increase/Decrease: +41.4%

Columbus County

New Listings

  • July 2019: 34
  • July 2018: 48
  • Increase/Decrease: -29.2%

Units Sold

  • July 2019: 19
  • July 2018: 21
  • Increase/Decrease: -9.5%

Average Sale Price

  • July 2019: $136,889
  • July 2018: $97,992
  • Increase/Decrease: +39.7%

Total Sales Volume

  • July 2019: $2,600,000
  • July 2018: $2,060,000
  • Increase/Decrease: +26.2%

The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) is the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation, presently serving its members, which are comprised of REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate Members. Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), BCAR represents the interests of its members in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.bcarnc.com.

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Brunswick County Real Estate Market Demonstrates Strength, Consistency in June 2019

SHALLOTTE, N.C. [July 17, 2019] -- Brunswick County’s residential real estate market demonstrated consistent strength in June, according to statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR). The numbers for June 2019 are similar to the same period last year, with average sale prices increasing slightly and the inventory of available homes remaining tight.

"Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is running like a well-oiled machine – no huge spikes and no huge dips — just strong and steady," said BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh.

Brunswick County saw $142,740,000 in total sales volume in June 2019, a 3.5% decrease compared to June 2018. The number of units sold and new listings were both down slightly compared to last year. Units sold decreased 8.1%, falling from 534 in June 2018 to 491 last month. The number of new listings decreased 3.9%, and the average sales price was up 5% over 2018, rising from $276,833 last year to $290,722. Over the past year the average number of days a home stays on market has held steady between 80 and 90 days, while the absorption rate, which measures how long it would take to sell the currently inventory of available homes, has hovered between 5 and 5.5 months. 

Brunswick County’s top five markets so far this year are Leland with 567 sales, Southport with 292, Carolina Shores/Calabash at 253, Oak Island (mainland and island) at 242 & Ocean Isle (mainland and island) with 183 sales.

Brunswick County

New Listings

  • June 2019: 560
  • June 2018: 583
  • Increase/Decrease: -3.9%

Units Sold

  • June 2019: 491
  • June 2018: 534
  • Increase/Decrease: -8.1%

Average Sale Price

  • June 2019: $290,722
  • June 2018: $276,833 
  • Increase/Decrease: +5.0%

Total Sales Volume

  • June 2019: $142,740,000
  • June 2018: $147,860,000
  • Increase/Decrease: -3.5%

Bladen County

New Listings

  • June 2019: 21
  • June 2018: 18
  • Increase/Decrease: +16.7%

Units Sold

  • June 2019: 9
  • June 2018: 10
  • Increase/Decrease: -10%

Average Sale Price

  • June 2019: $158,067
  • June 2018: $164,490
  • Increase/Decrease: -3.9%

Total Sales Volume

  • June 2019: $1,420,000
  • June 2018: $1,640,000
  • Increase/Decrease: -13.4%

Columbus County

New Listings

  • June 2019: 26
  • June 2018: 38
  • Increase/Decrease: -31.6%

Units Sold

  • June 2019: 18
  • June 2018: 31
  • Increase/Decrease: -41.9%

Average Sale Price

  • June 2019: $117,028
  • June 2018: $126,078
  • Increase/Decrease: -7.2%

Total Sales Volume

  • June 2019: $2,110,000
  • June 2018: $3,910,000
  • Increase/Decrease: -46.0%

The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) is the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation, presently serving its members, which are comprised of REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate Members. Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), BCAR represents the interests of its members in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.bcarnc.com.

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Brunswick County real estate market holds steady in May

SHALLOTTE, N.C. [June 24, 2019 ] – Brunswick County’s residential real estate market demonstrated consistent strength in May, according to statistics released today by the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR). The numbers for May 2019 similar to last year, and total sales volume is up compared to April.

“Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is as healthy as you can get,” said BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh. “We didn’t see any erratic shifts in pricing, available inventory or the number of days on market. The bottom line is that the market is in strong shape as we move into summer, which is typically our peak transaction season.”

Brunswick County saw $140,050,000 in total sales volume in May 2019, a slight 0.4% decrease compared to May 2018. The number of units sold decreased 1.6%, falling from 504 to 496 last month. The number of new listings increased 6%, jumping from 602 to 638, and the average sales price was up 1.2 percent over 2018, rising from $278,913 to $282,369.

Approximately 20% of the county’s total sales in May happened on the county’s beach islands. Additionally, sale prices were higher on the islands, averaging $421,270 compared to $246,760 inland.

Brunswick County

New Listings

  • May 2019: 638
  • May 2018: 602
  • Increase/Decrease: +6.0%

Units Sold

  • May 2019: 496
  • May 2018: 504
  • Increase/Decrease: -1.6%

Average Sale Price

  • May 2019: $282,369
  • May 2018: $278,913
  • Increase/Decrease: +1.2%

Total Sales Volume

  • May 2019: $140,050,000
  • May 2018: $140,572,000
  • Increase/Decrease: -0.4%

Bladen County

New Listings

  • May 2019: 22
  • May 2018: 15
  • Increase/Decrease: +46.7%

Units Sold

  • May 2019: 14
  • May 2018: 5
  • Increase/Decrease: +180%

Average Sale Price

  • May 2019: $189,790
  • May 2018: $92,780
  • Increase/Decrease: +104.6%

Total Sales Volume

  • May 2019: $2,650,000
  • May 2018: $463,900
  • Increase/Decrease: +471.2%

Columbus County

New Listings

  • May 2019: 28
  • May 2018: 28
  • Increase/Decrease: 0%

Units Sold

  • May 2019: 27
  • May 2018: 32
  • Increase/Decrease: -15.6%

 Average Sale Price

  • May 2019: $140,537
  • May 2018: $135,320
  • Increase/Decrease: +3.9%

Total Sales Volume

  • May 2019: $3,790,000
  • May 2018: $4,330,250
  • Increase/Decrease: -12.5%

The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) is the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation, presently serving its members, which are comprised of REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate Members. Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), BCAR represents the interests of its members in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.bcarnc.com.

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Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for April 2019

[May 23, 2019] -- Brunswick County’s residential real estate market is heating up as summer approaches, according to statistics released today by the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR). Average sale prices and new listings were up last month, while the average number of days a home stays on market fell to approximately 80 days. The average sale price in April increased from $269,999 in April 2018 to $292,651 last month, an 8.4% increase. April’s average sale price is the highest so far in 2019.

“The ratio between sales price and original list price was 97 percent in April, the highest in the past year,” said BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh. “This demonstrates that Brunswick County REALTORS® are doing a great job of understanding the market and working with sellers to accurately price properties. The market is heating up, and all signs point to a strong summer.”

April saw 37 sales of $500,000 or greater, with the largest being a $2.2 million transaction on Bald Head Island.

Brunswick County

New Listings

  • April 2019: 653
  • April 2018: 575
  • Increase/Decrease: +13.6%

Units Sold           

  • April 2019: 376
  • April 2018: 446
  • Increase/Decrease: -15.7%

Average Sale Price 

  • April 2019: $292,651
  • April 2018: $269,999
  • Increase/Decrease: +8.4%

Total Sales Volume 

  • April 2019: $110,040,000
  • April 2018: $120,420,000
  • Increase/Decrease: -8.6%


Bladen County


New Listings

  • April 2019: 15
  • April 2018: 23
  • Increase/Decrease: -34.8%

Units Sold           

  • April 2019: 9
  • April 2018: 4
  • Increase/Decrease: +125%

Average Sale Price 

  • April 2019: $152,722
  • April 2018: $94,737
  • Increase/Decrease: 61.2%

Total Sales Volume

  • April 2019: $1,370,000
  • April 2018: $378,950
  • Increase/Decrease: +261.5%


Columbus County

New Listings

  • April 2019: 25
  • April 2018: 35
  • Increase/Decrease: -28.6%


Units Sold

  • April 2019: 9
  • April 2018: 24
  • Increase/Decrease: -62.5%

Average Sale Price

  • April 2019: $109,672
  • April 2018: $123,319
  • Increase/Decrease: -11.1%

Total Sales Volume 

  • April 2019: $987,050
  • April 2018: $2,960,000
  • Increase/Decrease: -66.7%

The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) is the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation, presently serving its members, which are comprised of REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate Members. Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), BCAR represents the interests of its members in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.bcarnc.com.

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Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® releases real estate statistics for March 2019; Units sold, total sales volume up from February

SHALLOTTE, N.C. – Brunswick County’s residential real estate market saw a spike in sales volume in March, according to the latest statistics released by the Brunswick County Association of REALTORS®. The number of units sold jumped 87% and total sales volume increased 74% over February 2019.

“Real estate sales in Brunswick County skyrocketed in March compared to February,” said BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh. “Spring Fever is setting in, with more people listing homes and those homes selling quickly. If our recent days-on-market stats continue to hold true, homes being listed now will sell in less than 100 days. All signs point to a continued strong market as Summer approaches.”

Brunswick County’s March 2019 numbers were fairly consistent with 2018. The number of new listings decreased slightly in March 2019 compared to last year, dropping from 704 to 673, a 4.4% decrease. The number of units sold also dipped slightly from 450 in March 2018 to 437 last month, a 2.9% decrease. The average sale price decreased from $283,911 to $280,933, while total sales volume dropped 3.9%, from $127.76 million to $122.77 million.

Brunswick County

New Listings

  • March 2019: 673
  • March 2018: 704
  • Increase/Decrease: -4.4%

Units Sold

  • March 2019: 437
  • March 2018: 450
  • Increase/Decrease: -2.9%

Average Sale Price

  • March 2019: $280,933
  • March 2018: $283,911
  • Increase/Decrease: -1.0%

Total Sales Volume

  • March 2019: $122,770,000
  • March 2018: $127,760,000
  • Increase/Decrease: -3.9%

Bladen County

New Listings

  • March 2019: 16
  • March 2018: 23
  • Increase/Decrease: -30.4%

Units Sold

  • March 2019: 8
  • March 2018: 5
  • Increase/Decrease: +60%

Average Sale Price

  • March 2019: $152,800
  • March 2018: $167,000
  • Increase/Decrease: -8.5%

Total Sales Volume

  • March 2019: $1,220,000
  • March 2018: $835,000
  • Increase/Decrease: +46.1%

Columbus County

New Listings

  • March 2019: 30
  • March 2018: 36
  • Increase/Decrease: -16.7%

Units Sold 

  • March 2019: 17
  • March 2018: 17
  • Increase/Decrease: 0.0%

Average Sale Price

  • March 2019: $118,347
  • March 2018: $104,933
  • Increase/Decrease: +12.8%

Total Sales Volume

  • March 2019: $2,010,000
  • March 2018: $1,780,000
  • Increase/Decrease: +12.9%

The Brunswick County Association of REALTORS® (BCAR) is the local association level of the largest trade association in the nation, presently serving its members, which are comprised of REALTORS®, Appraisers and Affiliate Members. Chartered in 1959 by the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), BCAR represents the interests of its members in southeastern North Carolina and northeastern South Carolina. For more information, please visit http://www.bcarnc.com.