Brunswick County’s residential real estate market remained red-hot in August, with sharp increases in total sales volume, average sale prices and units sold compared to August 2019. The market has already exceeded $1 billion in total sales for 2020 and is 35.1% percent ahead of the 2019 pace through August

“Our market showed absolutely no signs of a cool-down in August,” said BCAR CEO Cynthia Walsh. “In July we saw the highest number of homes we’ve ever seen sold in a month, and August wasn’t far behind. Additionally, the inventory of available homes remains tight, with all signs pointing to a continued seller’s market as we move into Fall.”

Brunswick County saw $248,323,000 in total home sales in August 2020, a 75% spike over last August’s $141,880,000. The number of units sold jumped 37%, from 487 to 667. The average sale price increased 27.8%, from $291,329 to $372,449. Fourteen homes sold between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000, four homes sold for over $2,000,000, and the highest home sold was almost $3,000,000. There have been seventy-three sales in the $1,000,000+ range so far in 2020, a 135% increase compared to 2019.

Brunswick County

New Listings

  • August 2020: 636
  • August 2019: 587
  • Increase/Decrease: +8.3%

Units Sold

  • August 2020: 667
  • August 2019: 487
  • Increase/Decrease: +37%

Average Sale Price

  • August 2020: $372,449
  • August 2019: $291,329
  • Increase/Decrease: +27.8%

Total Sales Volume

  • August 2020: $248,323,000
  • August 2019: $141,880,000
  • Increase/Decrease: +75%

Bladen County

New Listings

  • August 2020: 7
  • August 2019: 12
  • Increase/Decrease: -41.7%

Units Sold

  • August 2020: 3
  • August 2019: 9
  • Increase/Decrease: -66.7%

Average Sale Price

  • August 2020: $700,000
  • August 2019: $230,833
  • Increase/Decrease: +203.2%

Total Sales Volume

  • August 2020: $2,100,000
  • August 2019: $2,080,000
  • Increase/Decrease: +1%

Columbus County

New Listings

  • August 2020: 33
  • August 2019: 35
  • Increase/Decrease: -5.7%

Units Sold

  • August 2020: 26
  • August 2019: 14
  • Increase/Decrease: +85.7%

Average Sale Price

  • August 2020: $162,583
  • August 2019: $125,536
  • Increase/Decrease: +29.5%

Total Sales Volume

  • August 2020: $4,230,000
  • August 2019: $1,760,00
  • Increase/Decrease: +140.3%