Supply of US homes for sale up 33.5% year-over-year in October to reach the highest level in 24 months, with median list price up 13.3% at US$425,000; overall new listings declined 15.9% year-over-year: Realtor.com

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SANTA CLARA, California , November 3, 2022 (press release) –

In October, the national inventory of active listings grew 33.5% year-over-year to a two-year high; affordability challenges continued to drive home shopper interest in relocating in Q3

The U.S. supply of for-sale homes hit a milestone on the road to recovery from the shortage of the past two years in October, as active listings soared 33.5% year-over-year to the highest level since 2020, according to the Realtor.com® Monthly Housing Trends Report released today. However, October data suggests that fewer home shoppers could afford to take advantage of the rise in available inventory, with time on market continuing to climb amid still-high listing prices.

"As the rapid runup in rates reshapes housing market dynamics this fall, both buyers and sellers are taking a step back to recalibrate their plans. Home shoppers are looking at a monthly mortgage payment that is roughly $1,000 higher than at this time last year, and incomes are rising but not by that much. Combined with asking prices that are still climbing at a double-digit yearly pace, the average American has taken a huge hit to their homebuying power," said Danielle Hale, Chief Economist for Realtor.com®. "Still, our data indicates that some aspiring homeowners are finding ways to make the most of inventory conditions, such as by exploring relatively affordable metros. For buyers with the flexibility, relocating to a lower-priced market could help offset higher mortgage costs. There's also a takeaway for sellers in these areas – on a well-priced home, you could still see strong interest from these out-of-towners."

October 2022 Housing Metrics – National

Metric

Change over Oct. 2021

Change over Oct. 2020

Change over Oct. 2019

Median listing price

13.3% (to $425,000)

21.8 %

37.1 %

Active listings

33.5 %

2.8 %

-37.6 %

New listings

-15.9 %

-23.1 %

-16.3 %

Median days on market

6 days (to 51 days)

5 days

-18 days

Share of active listings
with price reductions

10.3 percentage points
(to 20.9%)

10.7 percentage points
(from 10.2% in 2020)

3.9 percentage points
(from 17.0% in 2019)

 

Inventory recovery accelerates amid higher rates and moderating demand

In October, the U.S. supply of active listings grew at a record-fast1 annual pace and surpassed 2020 levels for the first time, even as new sellers declined year-over-year for the fifth consecutive month. Additionally, pending listings, or homes under contract with a buyer, continued to drop. These trends indicate that October's accelerated inventory improvements were largely due to moderating buyer demand, fueled by mortgage costs that are rising at a faster pace than inflation and incomes. While some softening in seller participation is typical in the fall, this year's significant new listings declines reflect the impact of home shoppers' diminished buying power on seller sentiment. However, sellers may still see strong buyer competition for fewer options in some regions, with inventory still lagging October 2020 levels in the Northeast and Midwest, regions where home sales declines have also been more modest.

  • Nationally, active inventory grew 33.5% year-over-year in October, reaching the highest level in 24 months. Meanwhile, both newly-listed homes (-15.9%) and pending listings (-30.0%) declined year-over-year.
  • Among the 50 largest U.S. metros, 42 markets posted yearly active inventory gains in October, led by Phoenix (+173.9%), Raleigh, N.C. (+167.4%) and Nashville, Tenn. (+145.0%). The number of for-sale homes was still down year-over-year in the remaining eight markets, by the largest amounts in Hartford, Conn. (-25.7%), Virginia Beach, Va. (-11.0%) Milwaukee (-9.6%) and Chicago (-9.6%).
  • On average across the 50 largest metros, no regions saw year-over-year new listing increases in October, with the greatest declines registered in the West (-20.6%), followed by the Northeast (-17.4%), Midwest (-15.0%) and South (-9.8%). Furthermore, newly-listed homes increased in just four markets: Nashville, Tenn. (+10.5%), New Orleans (+6.2%), Dallas (+5.6%) and San Antonio (+1.4%).
  • Compared to October 2020, active inventory was higher in 32 of the 50 biggest markets, led by western (+33.9%) and southern metros (+7.2%): Phoenix (+132.0%), Austin, Texas (+120.8%), Riverside, Calif. (+67.2%), Memphis, Tenn. (+59.7%) and Nashville (+55.7%). Inventory remained lower than two years ago in the Northeast (-21.1%) and Midwest (-7.9%).

Competition stalls as home listing prices and time on market hold steady

With home sales activity declining along with affordability in October, national trends reflected a market in which competition continued at a cooler pace than during this year's summer peak. However, compared to last month, there was little change in both listing prices and time on market. This may be partly attributed to regional variations in supply and demand dynamics, with still-strong home shopper interest in relatively affordable markets balancing out the slowdown in other areas. In the Midwest and Northeast, where buyers saw relatively smaller inventory improvements in October, time on market and the share of homes with price reductions posted smaller year-over-year increases than in other regions. 

  • In October, national listing price trends were relatively unchanged from the prior month, with the median listing price dipping just $2,000 to $425,000. Additionally, annual home listing price growth decelerated just slightly, to 13.3% from 13.9% in September.
  • On average across the 50 largest U.S. metros, yearly listing price growth entered single-digit territory in October (+9.2%). However, for-sale home prices continued to rise by double-digits year-over-year in 20 markets, led by Milwaukee (+34.5%), Miami (+25.1%) and Kansas City (+21.4%).
  • The share of homes with price reductions was up 10.3 percentage points to 20.9% in October, well above 2017 (18.1%) and 2019 (17.0%) levels, but just under the 2018 share (21.2%). Western (+18.9 percentage points) and southern metros (+13.6 percentage points) posted the greatest increases in the share of price reductions: Phoenix (+35.9 percentage points), Austin (+31.2 percentage points) and Las Vegas (+24.4 percentage points).
  • The typical home spent 51 days on the market in October, six days more than last year, but still 20 days faster than the typical 2017-2019 pace. The metros where homes spent longest on the market compared to October 2021 were Raleigh (+27 days), Austin (+26 days), Phoenix (+21 days) and Las Vegas (+21 days).
  • Time on market declined year-over-year in October in 10 of the 50 largest metros, led by New Orleans (-21 days), where last year's pace was impacted by Hurricane Ida, followed by Richmond, Va. (-15 days) and Birmingham, Ala. (-6 days).

Spotlight On: Higher housing costs fuel demand from out-of-town home shoppers

Similar to October's for-sale housing trends, the Realtor.com® Q3 Cross-Market Demand Report also released today highlights regional variations in homebuying activity. With rising rates pushing the typical monthly mortgage payment up 77.1% in October compared to a year ago, some buyers are potentially trying to add room in their budgets by searching further from where they live for lower-priced homes.

Nationwide in Q3 2022, 60.7% of listings views on Realtor.com® came from users located outside of the listing's metro, compared to 56.9% during the prior quarter and 52.1% at the same time last year. Regionally, northeastern (69.0%) and western (65.7%) home shoppers were most likely to search out-of-market in Q3. This may be attributed to buyers looking for relative affordability, as October median listing prices were higher across large metros in the Northeast ($440,000) and West ($763,000) than in other regions, on average.

Q3 & October 2022 Housing Metrics – Regional*

Region

Q3 2022 Share of
Outbound Views to
Other Metros Y-Y
(Percentage Points)

Oct. 2022
Median
Listing
Price YoY

Oct. 2022
Active
Listing
Count YoY

Oct. 2022
New
Listing
Count YoY

Oct. 2022
Median Days
on Market

Y-Y (Days)

Oct. 2022 Price
Reduced Share
Y-Y (Percentage
Points)

Midwest

9.7 pp (to 57.0%)

12.9% (to
$321,000)

12.4 %

-15.0 %

2 days

6.8 pp

Northeast

17.1 pp (to 69.0%)

8.1% (to
$440,000)

-1.2 %

-17.4 %

3 days

4.1 pp

South

3.8 pp (to 54.1%)

10.0% (to
$401,000)

69.9 %

-9.8 %

6 days

13.6 pp

West

4.4 pp (to 65.7%)

5.0% (to
$762,000)

72.1 %

-20.6 %

11 days

18.9 pp

 

*Note: Regional Q3 2022 Cross-Market Demand metrics include all metros across the U.S. 50 States and District of Columbia. Regional October 2022 housing metrics reflect the combined average of the 50 largest U.S. metro areas.

October 2022 Housing Metrics – 50 Largest U.S. Metro Areas

Metro Area

Median
Listing
Price

Median
Listing
Price
YoY

Median
Listing
Price
per Sq.
Ft. YoY

Active
Listing
Count
YoY

New
Listing
Count
YoY

Median
Days on
Market

Median
Days on
Market

Y-Y
(Days)

Price
Reduced
Share

Price
Reduced
Share Y-Y
(Percentage
Points)

Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Ga.

$412,000

4.8 %

5.2 %

60.0 %

-11.9 %

45

-1

24.8 %

16.9 pp

Austin-Round Rock, Texas

$550,000

0.0 %

1.3 %

135.9 %

-4.8 %

57

26

47.3 %

31.2 pp

Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, Md.

$342,000

5.3 %

5.6 %

-0.3 %

-24.5 %

43

3

18.1 %

4.9 pp

Birmingham-Hoover, Ala.

$280,000

-1.8 %

6.5 %

45.4 %

-9.5 %

47

-6

17.9 %

10.6 pp

Boston-Cambridge-Newton, Mass.-N.H.

$745,000

10.4 %

3.2 %

5.0 %

-15.2 %

32

2

22.4 %

8 pp

Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, N.Y.

$240,000

6.6 %

7.2 %

9.8 %

-13.7 %

53

3

10.3 %

3.7 pp

Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, N.C.-S.C.

$415,000

5.0 %

9.6 %

72.4 %

-19.0 %

45

13

23.9 %

12.7 pp

Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, Ill.-Ind.-Wis.

$340,000

3.3 %

0.4 %

-9.6 %

-16.8 %

40

-2

17.0 %

3.8 pp

Cincinnati, Ohio-Ky.-Ind.

$323,000

7.7 %

4.5 %

1.2 %

-10.4 %

36

-2

15.4 %

4.1 pp

Cleveland-Elyria, Ohio

$210,000

10.5 %

7.8 %

8.4 %

-18.4 %

47

3

18.3 %

6 pp

Columbus, Ohio

$339,000

16.9 %

9.6 %

21.7 %

-13.8 %

32

3

24.5 %

10.7 pp

Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

$450,000

12.8 %

9.9 %

110.5 %

5.6 %

45

8

29.0 %

19.7 pp

Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, Colo.

$620,000

1.6 %

0.7 %

83.4 %

-17.8 %

37

13

35.5 %

23.7 pp

Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, Mich.

$250,000

2.9 %

3.3 %

25.0 %

-10.4 %

41

8

24.4 %

7.7 pp

Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Conn.

$375,000

13.7 %

3.7 %

-25.7 %

-24.5 %

36

-2

10.8 %

1.1 pp

Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas

$369,000

2.5 %

5.0 %

33.0 %

-2.5 %

49

-4

23.2 %

10.9 pp

Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Ind.

$300,000

9.1 %

10.6 %

51.5 %

-12.9 %

42

4

24.7 %

12.8 pp

Jacksonville, Fla.

$400,000

12.7 %

13.8 %

89.4 %

-14.9 %

54

15

24.0 %

14.5 pp

Kansas City, Mo.-Kan.

$388,000

21.4 %

13.0 %

40.2 %

-16.2 %

55

7

18.2 %

8.7 pp

Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nev.

$450,000

2.3 %

7.9 %

89.0 %

-4.3 %

54

21

37.9 %

24.4 pp

Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, Calif.

$940,000

1.6 %

4.5 %

44.7 %

-22.6 %

49

10

20.2 %

12.9 pp

Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky.-Ind.

$300,000

15.6 %

6.6 %

15.6 %

-19.2 %

37

7

21.6 %

8.7 pp

Memphis, Tenn.-Miss.-Ark.

$320,000

20.7 %

20.6 %

92.9 %

-7.2 %

46

12

20.0 %

12.6 pp

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, Fla.

$599,000

25.1 %

13.2 %

22.4 %

-11.8 %

61

0

16.2 %

9.4 pp

Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis.

$370,000

34.5 %

17.2 %

-9.6 %

-21.1 %

37

-5

18.5 %

1.6 pp

Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, Minn.-Wis.

$405,000

15.7 %

6.9 %

-2.4 %

-17.7 %

39

2

20.7 %

8.6 pp

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tenn.

$525,000

15.4 %

10.3 %

145.0 %

10.5 %

31

11

28.2 %

18.2 pp

New Orleans-Metairie, La.

$329,000

-3.1 %

-2.6 %

75.8 %

6.2 %

60

-21

22.6 %

12.9 pp

New York-Newark-Jersey City, N.Y.-N.J.-Pa.

$670,000

8.8 %

10.4 %

-7.9 %

-18.6 %

64

3

11.8 %

2.9 pp

Oklahoma City, Okla.

$320,000

16.5 %

11.2 %

53.4 %

-26.4 %

48

5

19.3 %

10.4 pp

Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Fla.

$445,000

14.1 %

16.4 %

79.6 %

-13.7 %

57

16

21.5 %

12.4 pp

Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pa.-N.J.-Del.-Md.

$335,000

4.7 %

6.1 %

4.3 %

-17.4 %

51

2

18.0 %

5 pp

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, Ariz.

$485,000

0.8 %

5.9 %

173.9 %

-15.6 %

51

21

46.3 %

35.9 pp

Pittsburgh, Pa.

$220,000

-2.3 %

-2.1 %

8.1 %

-9.0 %

54

4

21.3 %

5.5 pp

Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Ore.-Wash.

$580,000

5.4 %

5.1 %

49.5 %

-23.4 %

45

2

25.5 %

9.1 pp

Providence-Warwick, R.I.-Mass.

$470,000

6.8 %

7.6 %

-4.0 %

-25.1 %

37

8

12.8 %

3.7 pp

Raleigh, N.C.

$453,000

6.5 %

8.0 %

167.4 %

-8.6 %

48

27

27.1 %

19.9 pp

Richmond, Va.

$380,000

8.5 %

9.4 %

12.5 %

-22.1 %

43

-15

14.0 %

6.8 pp

Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, Calif.

$575,000

4.7 %

10.3 %

79.6 %

-18.2 %

54

17

25.5 %

17 pp

Rochester, N.Y.

$225,000

7.2 %

10.3 %

1.4 %

-14.1 %

25

2

12.7 %

1.5 pp

Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, Calif.

$599,000

0.8 %

2.0 %

49.5 %

-29.7 %

47

14

30.3 %

19 pp

San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas

$355,000

6.6 %

7.3 %

80.1 %

1.4 %

54

10

24.9 %

13.8 pp

San Diego-Carlsbad, Calif.

$890,000

7.9 %

9.2 %

61.4 %

-16.4 %

40

5

25.8 %

18 pp

San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, Calif.

$1,089,000

9.4 %

1.9 %

31.7 %

-29.4 %

38

8

22.0 %

14.8 pp

San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif.

$1,399,000

9.7 %

4.7 %

28.8 %

-36.1 %

37

0

20.0 %

14.3 pp

Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Wash.

$750,000

11.1 %

6.7 %

101.5 %

-13.7 %

39

6

26.4 %

18.6 pp

St. Louis, Mo.-Ill.

$276,000

14.8 %

7.7 %

6.1 %

-9.7 %

44

-1

16.5 %

5.8 pp

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Fla.

$425,000

13.3 %

10.2 %

118.2 %

-4.4 %

51

15

26.8 %

17.2 pp

Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Va.-N.C.

$360,000

19.8 %

9.1 %

-11.0 %

-19.4 %

38

5

19.7 %

7.7 pp

Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-Va.-Md.-W. Va.

$574,000

13.7 %

-0.2 %

3.4 %

-18.8 %

37

2

19.3 %

6.3 pp

 

Methodology

Realtor.com® housing data as of October 2022. Listings include the active inventory of existing single-family homes and condos/townhomes/rowhomes/co-ops for the given level of geography; new construction is excluded unless listed via an MLS. Realtor.com® data history goes back to July 2016. 50 largest U.S. metropolitan areas as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

Q3 2022 Cross-Market Demand Report: Analyzes views of for-sale listings on Realtor.com®. Share of outbound views (i.e. out-of-metro views, out-of-market views) are quoted as percentage of views originating from home metros or states to other metros or states. Note: The Q3 analysis focuses on domestic views from metro areas only, and thus the percent of out-of-metro views will not match previously-published reports/releases in which international and non-metro views were included. 

About Realtor.com®

Realtor.com® is an open real estate marketplace built for everyone. Realtor.com® pioneered the world of digital real estate more than 25 years ago. Today, through its website and mobile apps, Realtor.com® is a trusted guide for consumers, empowering more people to find their way home by breaking down barriers, helping them make the right connections, and creating confidence through expert insights and guidance. For professionals, Realtor.com® is a trusted partner for business growth, offering consumer connections and branding solutions that help them succeed in today's on-demand world. Realtor.com® is operated by News Corp [Nasdaq: NWS, NWSA] [ASX: NWS, NWSLV] subsidiary Move, Inc. For more information, visit Realtor.com® .

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1 Based on Realtor.com® monthly data history since July 2017.

 

SOURCE Realtor.com

 

 

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