January 2021: New Athens experienced a 7.8% drop in median home prices

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The median sale price of a home sold in January 2021 in New Athens fell by $5,072 while total sales decreased by 40%, according to BlockShopper.com.

In January 2021, there were three homes sold, with a median sale price of $59,928 - a 7.8% decrease over the $65,000 median sale price for the same period of the previous year. There were five homes sold in New Athens in January 2020.

The median sales tax in New Athens for the most recent year with available data, 2019, was $2,271, approximately 3.8% of the median home sale price for January 2021.

The following table compares New Athens to other St. Clair County cities with similar median sale prices in January 2021:

CityJan. 2021 Home SalesJan. 2020 Home Sales% change (Total Home Sales)Jan. 2021 Median Sales PriceJan. 2020 Median Sales Price% change (Median Sales Price)
Oak Hills110%$102,000$116,900-12.7%
Briar Hill110%$79,900$138,000-42.1%
New Athens35-40%$59,928$65,000-7.8%
Fairmont City12-50%$16,900$70,000-75.9%
East St. Louis132550%$10,000$6,00066.7%

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