The Median Home Price In Tallahassee Is Moving

The median home price in Tallahassee has hit $200,000, setting a new annual high compared to all previous years.

Today's report looks at homes for sale priced near the median and follows with graphs and analysis of the median existing home, median new home, and the medians for each residential property type.

Homes For Sale Priced Near The Median

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Median Home Price In Tallahassee

Our first graph in today's report shows the median home price for all homes sold and recorded in the Tallahassee MLS from 2003 through September 2019.

Graph of the median home price in Tallahassee over time

Low mortgage interest rates continue to buoy buyers' spending power, so we've seen the median home price continue to rise. With the cost of land, labor, and materials rising, don't expect to see homes get cheaper any time in the near future.

Median Existing Home Price In Tallahassee

When we just look at the resale side of the market (existing home sales), we see that a new high has been found in 2019. Currently, the median existing-home price in Tallahassee is $189,900.

Graph of the median existing home price in Tallahassee

The supply of homes for sale in Tallahassee is still too low in the bottom 95% of the market (meaning all but the top 5%!). With supply low and demand still strong, we should expect rising prices to continue.

Median New Home Price In Tallahassee

When we examine the median new home price, we find a different looking graph than the previous two. Notice how prices have been fairly stable for the past 8 years?

Graph of the median new home price in Tallahassee

This is all about affordability, not cost. What we do not see in the graph above is the size of homes being built or the break-down between attached and detached homes. Builders understand what buyers can afford, and that is what they are building.

Expect to see a continued move towards attached housing for builders as they try to deliver a product that Tallahassee's buyers can afford. Also, surrounding counties will continue to grow as many of today's buyers get priced out of Leon County.

Median Home Price By Type

Our final graph segments the residential market by property type. We see the median home price for single-family detached homes, condominiums, and townhomes.

Graph of the median home price for each property type in Tallahassee

The graph above shows that the housing market recovery has been far better for single-family detached homeowners than it has for "attached" property type homeowners. Here's where we stand for 2019 right now:

  • The median single-family detached home price in Tallahassee has risen to $237,750.
  • The median townhome price in Tallahassee is $116,750.
  • The median condominium price in Tallahassee is  $112,700.

The graph clearly shows that single-family detached homes have risen to new highs, while condominiums and townhomes are still available at prices lower than those of the past.

I believe this means that there remains more upside for attached homes than detached homes, and I think we'll see attached units outperform detached units over the next five years.

How To Use This Information

If you are planning a move, keep in mind that different segments, areas, and price ranges are going to appreciate at different rates. Work with an expert and you'll have the guidance you need to make the best decisions possible during your next move.

I hope our October 2019 report on median home prices has given you the information for which you were looking. If not, you can give us a call at (850) 366-8917 or drop us a note and we'll help you with your specific Tallahassee real estate needs.

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