Maury County home prices increase by almost 65% in five years

Jerome Powell

According to the most recent data from the Southern Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors, the real estate market in Maury County has grown by leaps and bounds this year.

With the onslaught of transplants, competitive cash bids and rising demand that surpasses housing inventory, home prices are soaring in the county and throughout Middle Tennessee.

The average home sale price in Maury County has increased by almost 65% in the past five years, jumping from $202,422 during the period of January-June in 2016 to $333,877 during the same time period in 2021, according to realtracs.com.

Reasons for moving to Maury County include lower taxes, lower homes prices compared to other cities, friendly people and even politics, according to local top real estate agents. 

According to real estate agent Debbie Matthews, a Columbia native, homes are selling for at least 15% over asking price. Plus, waiving home inspections and appraisals has almost become the norm. 

And such competition has reached new heights.

Real estate agent Debbie Matthews helped a family from California move to a downtown neighborhood in Columbia. The family closed on the home this month as the housing market skyrockets in Maury County.

Chris McNeese and his wife saw seven homes slip through their fingers before they finally landed a townhome in a new Spring Hill neighborhood in Maury County with amenities such as a playground and splash pad that are perfect for their 2-year-old.

“We are grateful. We have been riding the house-hunt roller coaster for four months,” McNeese said.   

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